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E3 2011: NGP Officially Named "Vita," Games Previewed

"Vita" means "life."

As Kaz Hirai is saying right now, it'll be the first product that truly blurs those lines between entertainment and your real life; it'll let you interact with gamers and friends like never before.

It's certainly a slick-looking device and Kaz has also announced that they'll be partnering with AT&T as the exclusive carrier in the United States. Kaz also talked about two new features - Party and Near - which will enhance the connected experience for the Vita, and "more specifics will be unveiled in the very near future."

They also moved on to show off Uncharted: Golden Abyss, which looks damn amazing on that sweet little screen! And their motto is "play the way you want;" you can either use the standard analog sticks to play, or you can use the touch-screen. We love having options, ya know. They also showed off a few other games, all of which look pretty damn cool. But the coolest? Has to be LittleBigPlanet on the Vita, which should make your trips infinitely more enjoyable in the very near future.

Still, that Street Fighter X Tekken announcement has got to satisfy the long-time fighting fans, right?

Tags: ngp, next generation portable, playstation vita, ps vita, e3 2011

6/6/2011 8:23:15 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (46 posts)

sirbob6
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 8:53:32 PM
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The Vita (still not sure of the name) sounds amazing. So much tech and awesome games and only for $250!

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Teddie9
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 8:55:01 PM
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cool but I want them to end with the ps3 >.>

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Cpt_Geez
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 8:55:17 PM
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The PS Vita is priced at $249. for the wifi and $299. fir the 3G model I'm so getting this day 1.

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:00:18 PM

Looks like the 3DS is going to be in 3DeepSh*t. LOL (sorry, can't help it!)

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Cpt_Geez
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:03:24 PM

@ zetta the 3DS is going to need a price cut asap if it wants to compete with the PS Vita

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ZettaiSeigi
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:11:18 PM

We just need a confirmation of the Vita's launch titles to gauge how things would go. But it's off to a good start, price-wise and software support.

This proves that Sony learned big time from their missteps with the PSP and, to a lesser extent, the PS3. I can't think of anything else that I would want with the Vita. It's all there! And the price is the proverbial icing on the sweet cake! That's a company that listens to its valued fans. Take that S-E!

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Cpt_Geez
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:16:15 PM

@ zetta yeah lets see what titles launch with it,either way im getting it day 1.

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___________
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 6:20:34 AM

why would it need a price cut when its the fastest selling electronic device IN HISTORY!?
if it was not selling then yeah, but this is making COD look like enslaved!

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 8:14:54 AM

@No-name

I hope you're not talking about the 3DS. The initial launch numbers for the device weren't too bad. But the numbers have been declining rapidly ever since. If the PSV launch goes well, which is a strong possibility, the 3DS may very well need a price cut just to stay competitive. If you're going to troll you can at least make sense while doing it.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 8:46:32 AM

Amazing tech that's for sure, but the price tag could be a hang up.

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___________
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 8:53:10 AM

ha..... thats funny!
practice what you preach for a change!

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Looking Glass
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 10:25:36 AM

@No-name

On I'm not trolling. I'm just calling you out on your trolling.

Your insinuation that the 3DS is the fastest selling electronic device in history is flat out wrong. That title currently belongs to Microsoft's Kinect, although it's open to debate as to whether or not Kinect will be able to maintain that momentum and if so for how long.

And the sales of the 3DS did start out decent but are declining rapidly. This is backed up by NPD numbers.

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___________
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 8:45:40 AM

right, so constantly bantering me with everything i say is not trolling?
remind me to buy you a dictionary for Christmas.

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Looking Glass
Thursday, June 09, 2011 @ 9:56:21 AM

@No-name

Constantly? Everything you say?

Hardly. I've been letting a lot of what you've been saying go unanswered as of late. And let's not forget I am not the only one who sometimes calls you out. If you don't want to fight, then don't throw any punches. It's that simple.

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sunspider13
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 8:56:44 PM
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All i have to have to say is now I'm sold. and Cole in a fighting game!? Lol awesome.

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gumbi
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:00:13 PM
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249 and 299 for WiFi and 3g models!! I am sold! That is just awesome!
Call it whatever you want Sony. For 249 I'll buy a vita at launch!


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PAKINIPS
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:01:16 PM
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IT HAS CROSS GAME CHAT!

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Beamboom
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 2:03:04 AM

Can you repeat that? NGP has cross game chat? Then it WILL come for the ps3 too!


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___________
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 6:21:10 AM

that was the BEST announcement of the whole show!
how sad..........

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Wendell
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:03:24 PM
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Yes, Uncharted Velveeta did look quite impressive.

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AbsoluteZer0
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:06:32 PM
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Give me Modnation and LBP on day one and you have a sale.

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Gordo
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:07:42 PM
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US$299.

So since the Australian dollar is worth more than the American dollar that must mean the PSVita in Australia will retail for:
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wait for it...



AU$499.



Thanks!

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Lawless SXE
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:24:33 PM

I'm sure if that'll actually be right. Things have changed since the release of the pS3/360 when we were paying double. The 3DS launched at 250USD, we paid 350AUD. Odds are that Sony won't want to challenge that too much. I'd say that it'll be 450AUD for the 3G version tops, with it probably settling at 400. The wi-fi only version will sit pretty at par with the 3DS, but I'm definitely springing for the 3G.
Peace.

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Gordo
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 10:16:39 PM

Yes, was just stirring the pot a bit.

It is just a bit unfair to see $299 and think that is affordable but then when you end up going into a shop in Brisbane to buy it it is $400 and then $50 more for a memory card and then $60 for a game.

Starts to mount up!

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Lawless SXE
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 10:24:26 PM

Too true. At least CHOICE is supposed to be cracking down on the retailers for forcing us to pay a 91% mark-up on our game to what the Americans are paying. *fingers crossed that something actually happens*

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___________
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 6:23:13 AM

yea, that will happen the day we get our R18 rating!
350s a good price for the WIFI model, 400 for 3G any more then those is too expensive.

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kokoro
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 7:43:59 AM

Have you guys noticed how cheap games are getting. For example, I was able to buy Crysis 2 from Jb hifi for only $74.

Also, got LBP2 for $60 one month after release.

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___________
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 8:51:59 AM

they have always been pretty good after release, but on or close to there really expensive!
depends what title too, game still have halo reach at 100 bucks!
not dropped a cent in 10 months!

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marcusfrommo
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:14:05 PM
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Ahh, is it over. What jerk said that the conference was 5hrs long? Or do you mean that the conference was an hour and a half long like the 360 but the after show (the demoes area) was the remaining 3 1/2 hours.

If your not there in person, then WHO CARES about that? Man, what a douche.

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Scarecrow
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:17:51 PM
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Sick! Nice price and gives us real dualsticks.
Must get!

Modnation Racers will be freaking fun on this thing, for sure!

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Looking Glass
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 9:21:38 PM
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AT&T as an exclusive carrier? I'm not so sure if that's such a good idea. Hopefully the software and features will compensate.

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556pineapple
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 10:31:18 PM
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Damn, I want to ditch AT&T. I suppose I don't have to get the 3G model, do I? Still not nuts about the name, but I can live with it I guess. After all, I got used to "Wii." Anyway, I'm excited for this piece of hardware, and $249 is a beautiful price for it too. Now I really need to find a better job.

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Highlander
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 10:40:52 PM
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What can I say, it's a pre-ordered day one purchase for me. Uncharted, Wipeout, LBP Mod Nation Racers, OMG all the big franchises looked ridiculously good on it.

That price point for the Vita is just awesome.

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BikerSaint
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 11:32:00 PM
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Love the new portable, but still hate the new name, & that it's bonded to ATT's service.

On a post-thought, Sony should have just named it the PSVerizon & then bonded it to their service, LOL

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Lawless SXE
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 11:48:03 PM
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I knew I forgot to add this earlier:

I don't understand why Sony took the route that they did with the PSVita. They spent almost all their time talking about games that are part of big name franchises. I know that people will buy the system for those, then hopefully check out other games later, but why not take the chance to show off Gravity Daze, Little Deviants, Smart As, Broken, etc. and get hype building for those. If anything, the PSP exclusive and built franchises are some of the best that the system has: Pursuit Force, Patapon, LocoRoco. I was really let down by Sony here.

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Highlander
Monday, June 06, 2011 @ 11:54:34 PM

They talked about the franchises that will sell the product on Day 1. They talked about the franchises that people recognize. This is E3, it's not about hardcore gamers who look specifically for new and innovative IPs, it's about mainstream gamers and selling to them.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 12:33:54 AM
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Is Vita a monthly or yearly subscription? TheHighlander?

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Highlander
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 3:18:01 AM

The standard data plans with AT&T are two year contracts. Unless Sony has arranged for a pay as you go plan, it will be that kind of contract. We need more information.

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___________
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 6:25:27 AM
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looking forward to getting this, if it releases this year.
going to QLD for the EB confrence in october, then in november might be going to italy FINALLY!
only one in my family who has not been!
so this would make the perfect time consumer, especially on that 29 hour flight!
god, and i thought 14 was bad!

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 7:05:14 AM
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Vita (V-ee-ta, not V-eye-ta) is actually not a bad name. After Sony explained that it meant "life", it seems very fitting. Everyone got used to "Wii" and that was the worst name for a console ever!!

Anyways, with the price announced, I'm finding it damn near impossible to stick to my "wait 2 years" plan with all new hardware launches. Vita just looks so damn sexy and so incredibly functional for a handheld!!

Uncharted and Modnation Racers on launch? Yes Please!!!!

And Cole McGrath on SF X Tekken!!!

Killzone!! CoD!! Resistence!! MGS!! Uncharted!! Modnation!! Littlebig Planet!! Street Fighter X Tekken!! And all at an affordable price!!!

I sense a lot of stores selling out and a lot of fights breaking out over desire to own this incredible piece of gaming tech.

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faraga
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 5:20:42 PM

You can do a lot worse than Wii. How about WiiU?

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faraga
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 5:12:52 PM
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I hate how the Europeans pay a lot more than the Americans. The PSV is 250 and 300 dollars and euros. What's unfair is that 300 dollars is about the same as 200 euros. Then 300 euros is about 440 dollars.

Why don't people consider the fact that a euro is worth a lot more than a dollar and stop making the Europeans pay too much?

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Fane1024
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 2:37:56 AM

VAT and trade tariffs

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 5:26:33 PM
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Terrible name, but I am sold.

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AnonWTF
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 @ 7:34:28 PM
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street fighter x tekken = awesome

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pillz81
Wednesday, June 08, 2011 @ 10:08:27 AM
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Once AT&T was mentioned you could hear a pin drop. Too funny.

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