PlayStation Vita Priced At $249 & £229 In UK

PlayStation Vita Priced At $249 & £229 In UK

Details about Sony’s new handheld have been trickling out for months in the form of spec sheets and fantastic footage of its quad core capabilities. All that, and we still didn’t know how much she’d cost or when we could get our grubby paws around one. Thankfully for those tuned in at E3, said mystery is a mystery no more — the Vita will be listed at $249 for the WiFi-only model, or $299 for the 3G version. Sony’s Kaz Hirai confirmed will be available exclusively through AT&T, with both models shipping worldwide toward the end of 2011. For those of you camped out overseas, prices are set for ¥24,980 (WiFi) and ¥29,980 (3G) in Japan, while those closer to that other pond will see tags of €249 and €299. The UK Prices are £229 and £279.

The device, also known as the PS Vita, offers up six-axis motion sensors, dual analog controls (proper ones, with thumbsticks), front- and rear-facing cameras, an OLED touchscreen, and a touchpad on the back, too. The company showed off a number of top-tier titles, including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, a hack-and-slash RPG called Ruin, a new ModNation Racers, LittleBigPlanet, and Street Fighter x Tekken, each showing off plenty of motion and touch interactivity… things that we couldn’t be more elated to try for ourselves in due time. They’re all looking quite good, and honestly a bit more advanced than what the 3DS has delivered so far — for the same money. Source