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E3 2011: Sony’s New Handheld Gets Name & Price

Posted on June 6, 2011

What was originally codenamed the "NGP" for "Next Generation Portible," now has an official name, which was announced at E3 today. But that wasn't all. Sony also revealed a bunch of details regarding their new portable system, as well as the price.

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I guess the first thing to mention is the name. They officially gave called it the "PS Vita" (pronounced, VEE-TA). Sony Executive Officer, Kazuo Hirai, said that "Vita means life, and it will blur the lines between entertainment and real life." Well, that just sounds pretty damn awesome.

Owners will be able to connect and interact with other players online like "never before." Just like the Nintendo 3DS, Sony partnered up with AT&T, giving Vita owners the ability to get online with over 24,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots across the United States.

The PS Vita will have two different models: Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi. Now we get to the pricing! For the Wi-Fi model of the Vita, it is going to be priced at US$249, while the 3G/Wi-Fi model is at $299.

The Vita will also feature dual touch pads, dual cameras, an OLED screen, six-axis motion sensors, a three-axis electronic compass and a GPS.

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