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Press Release

JAPANESE


6.7.2011
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES
"PLAYSTATION®VITA"
AS THE OFFICIAL NAME FOR NEXT GENERATION PORTABLE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
Wi-Fi Model: 24,980 Yen (including tax), $249 and €249
3G/Wi-Fi Model: 29,980 Yen (including tax), $299 and €299

Realizes Unparalleled Interactive Network Entertainment

Tokyo, June 7, 2011– Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) (PCH-1000 series) as the official platform name for the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP). Wi-Fi model will be available for 24,980 yen (including tax) in Japan, $249 in US and €249 in Europe, 3G/Wi-Fi model will be available for 29,980 yen (including tax) in Japan, $299 in US and €299 in Europe and successively launch in global market starting the end of 2011.

"Vita", which means "Life" in Latin, was chosen as the most appropriate name for the next generation portable entertainment system as it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. SCE is aiming to transform every aspect of user's daily life into an entertainment experience.

PS Vita incorporates a beautiful 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear. Together with the front touch screen and the rear touch pad, PS Vita offers new game play experiences never before seen on any device, allowing users to interact directly with games in three dimension-like motion, through "touch, grab, trace, push and pull" finger motions. Also PS Vita features two analog sticks which enable a wider range of game genres to be brought into the portable experience, such as shooters, action games, and fighting games. Exciting and attractive new titles*1 are scheduled to be released from SCE Worldwide Studios, including "GRAVITY DAZE", "Uncharted Golden Abyss", "Little Deviants", "Hot Shots Golf", "Reality Fighter", "Hustle Kings", "ModNation Racers", "Wipeout 2048" and "Super Stardust Delta," as well as from a broad range of third party game developers and publishers, which will deliver value only possible on PS Vita.

Also, by having both Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity, together with various applications, PS Vita will enable infinite possibilities for users to "encounter," "connect," "discover," "share" and "play" with friends wherever they are. On January 27, 2011, SCE announced the first PS Vita application, "near", which will come pre-installed. It will let users discover what games PS Vita users in the vicinity are or were recently playing, as well as let users share their game information. "near" also enables location-based gaming features such as "gifting," in which a user can access virtual game-related items that other users are sharing, through checking in at geographic locations that others have also visited. The virtual items can include content unlocked from games, such as character costumes, weapons, and treasures. Sharing these items between users adds a unique dimension to the portable gaming experience on PS Vita while enhancing the social connectivity among the PS Vita community.

Additionally, PS Vita will come pre-installed with a newly developed application called "Party." "Party" is an innovative application for a portable entertainment system which enables users to enjoy voice chat or text chat not only during online gaming, but also when users are playing different games or using different applications such as internet browser. Through "Party", which offers a new form of social networking, and "near", which enables users to share their game information with other users anywhere, anytime, users can dramatically expand the boundaries of interactive communication.

Also a tutorial application called "Welcome Park," developed specifically to guide every user about PS Vita's brand new user interface such as the front touch display and the multi-touch pad on the rear, will come pre-installed. By playing "Welcome Park", users can easily become accustomed to the three dimension-like finger motions used on PS Vita.

SCE will vigorously promote PS Vita towards the launch as the next generation portable entertainment platform and work towards expanding the portable gaming market.*1 Some title names are tentative. Titles may differ by countries and regions.

<PlayStation®Vita Logo>

PlayStation®Vita

<PlayStation®Vita Product Outline>

Platform Name PlayStation®Vita
Model number PCH-1000 series

CPU

ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)

GPU

SGX543MP4+

External
Dimensions

Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)

Screen
(Touch screen)

5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED
Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear touch pad

Multi touch pad (capacitive type)

Cameras

Front camera, Rear camera
Frame rate : 120fps@320x240(QVGA), 60fps@640x480(VGA)
Resolution : Up to 640x480(VGA)

Sound

Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone

Sensors

Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass

Location

Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only)
Wi-Fi location service support

Keys / Switches

PS button
Power button
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
Right stick, Left stick
START button, SELECT button
Volume buttons (+/-)

Wireless
communications

Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Slots/Ports PlayStation®Vita card slot
Memory card slot
SIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only)
Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In], Serial data communication),
Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In])
Accessory port
Power Built-In Lithium-ion Battery,
AC adaptor
Supported
AV content format
Music
-MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3、MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC)、WAVE (Linear PCM)
Videos
-MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC)、H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC)
Photos
-JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games with high-quality full-motion video and high- fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.

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PlayStation, PS3 and PSP are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. "PlayStation®Vita" is a trademark of the same company.
ARM and Cortex are trademarks or registered trademarks of ARM Ltd.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is under license.
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

 

 

 

List of Third Party Game Developers and Publishers

As of June 7th, 2011
(in alphabetical order of developer/publisher)

JAPAN

ACQUIRE Corp.

ALPHA・UNIT CO.,LTD

ALVION Inc.

AQ INTERACTIVE INC.

AQUAPLUS Co.,Ltd

ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.

ARIKA CO.,LTD.

ARTDINK CORPORATION

ASCII MEDIA WORKS Inc.

ASGARD Co.,Ltd.

Aspect Co.,Ltd.

BROCCOLI Co.,Ltd.

Capcom Co., Ltd.

CHUN SOFT CO., Ltd

Codemasters Software Company Limited

Crafts & Meister Co.,Ltd.

CyberConnect2 Co.,Ltd.

CYBERFRONT Corporation

D3 PUBLISHER Inc.

DIGITAL WORKS ENTERTAINMENT INC.

Dimps Corporation

dorasu corporation

Edia Co., Ltd.

ENTERBRAIN, INC.

FromSoftware, Inc.

Gameloft K.K.

GANBARION Co.,Ltd.

Genki Co.,Ltd.

Grasshopper Manufacture Inc.

GungHo Online Entertainment,Inc.

GUST CO.,LTD.

HAMSTER Corporation

HUNEX CO., LTD.

IDEA FACTORY CO., LTD.

Ignition Entertainment Ltd.

IMAGICA DIGITALSCAPE Co.,Ltd.

Index Corporation (Atlus)

IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INC.

Jorudan Co.,Ltd.

KADOKAWA GAMES,LTD.

Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd.

KAGA CREATE CO., LTD

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

LEVEL-5 Inc.

MAGES.Inc.(5pb.)

Mainichi Communications Inc.

Marvelous Entertainment Inc.

media5 Corporation

NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Nihon Falcom Corporation

Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.

NOWPRODUCTION, CO.,LTD

OaKs co.,Ltd.

PAON CORPORATION

POLYGON MAGIC, INC.

PROTOTYPE CO.,LTD.

Q Entertainment Inc.

SAFARI GAMES., Ltd

SEGA CORPORATION

SilverStarJapan Co., Ltd.

SNK PLAYMORE CORPORATION

Sonic Powered co.,Ltd.

Spike Co.,Ltd

SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.

Starfish-SD Inc.

SUNCORPORATION

SystemPrisma Co.,Ltd.

SystemSoft Alpha Corp.

TECMO KOEI GAMES CO., LTD.

TGL

TOMY Company,Ltd.

TOSE CO., LTD.

tri-Ace Inc.

Ubisoft K.K.

Views Co.,Ltd.

YUKE'S Co., Ltd.

76 companies in total

NORTH AMERICA

Activision, Inc.

Capybara Games

“CCP”

Demiurge Studios

Electronic Arts

Epic Games Inc.

Far Sight Studios

Frima

High Voltage Software

Kung Fu Factory

Paramount Digital Entertainment

PopCap Games

Powerhead Games

Rockstar Games

THQ

Trendy Entertainment

Ubisoft®

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

2K Games

2K Sports

20 companies in total

EUROPE/PAL

Alawar

Allegorithmic, makers of Substance

Beatnik Games

Catalyst Outsourcing

“CCP”

Climax Studios Ltd

Codemasters®

Codeplay

Electronic Arts

Enigma Software Productions, SL

Eurocom Entertainment Software

Eutechnyx Ltd

Exient

Firelight Tech

Fresh3D

FUN labs

Gameloft SA

Gameshastra

Home Entertainment Suppliers PTY Ltd

Honeyslug

Icon Games

Impromptu Software Ltd

Just Add Water Ltd

Kuju Doublesix

Lexis Numérique

Mobile Interactive Group Ltd

Namco Bandai

NaturalMotion

Playerthree Ltd

Beatshpers

Blitz Games Studios

Broadsword Publishing Limited

Rebellion®

Rockstar Games

Rubicon Mobile

Sanuk Games

SEGA

Sidhe Interactive

Spinvector

Stainless Games Ltd

StormBASIC Games

Sumo Digital Ltd

Tag Games

Take2

The Game Atelier

THQ

Tonika Games

Trine Entertainment Ltd

Trinigy

Tru Blu Games

Ubisoft Entertainment SA

Umbra

VeeMee

ZAPPAR

Zen Studios Ltd

2K

505 Games

57 companies in total



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