Sony unveils PlayStation Vita (PSVita) at E3 2011, the next PSP (Video)

By on Jun 7, 2011 in Gaming, Internet, Technology, United States, World Comments

Updated: February 22, 2012 1:35 p.m.

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Sony unveiled PlayStation Vita (PSVita) during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2011), which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Monday, June 6, 2011, with the demo video shown below.

Sony PlayStation Vita (PSVita)
Image Credit: PlayStation/YouTube

As noted at international technology news sites on Monday, Sony has formally named PlayStation Vita as the successor of PSP during the E3 2011 keynote.

The E3 2011 event was attended by the company’s top officials including Sony Executive Deputy President Kaz Hirai, who spoke to the media.

Hirai noted that “Vita” is a Latin word for life, and PSVita is a representation of Sony on how the gadget “connects with life”.

“One of the more important things we learned was about the trust and loyalty of our consumers,” Hirai was quoted as saying, which apparently meant for the recent outage of the PSN website.

“We know that the network experience is not only critical for home entertainment but it’s equally important for mobile entertainment as well.” He added.

Meanwhile, AT&T was noted to the exclusive US wireless network provider for the PSVita, which has a five-inch display using OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology and a rear touch pad.

PSVita is currently offering top-tier titles including “Uncharted: Golden Abyss“, “LtittleBigPlanet“, “Street Fighter x Tekken” from Capcom and “Call of Duty” from Activision.

On the other hand, Sony also unveiled the PlayStation Suite, which is a platform for games appearing on assorted smartphones and tablets.

As a start, PSVita will cost for $249 (Wi-Fi only) and $299 (Wi-Fi/3G) in the US, as the latter service will cost 299 euros in Europe and 29,980 yen in Japan.

Sony unveils PlayStation Vita (PSVita)
Video Credit: PlayStation/YouTube

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