PlayStation Vita launch date announced [specs]

by GamingBits on October 19, 2011

in General Gaming News Bits, Sony PlayStation News Bits, Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) News Bits



PlayStationSony Computer Entertainment has announced the release date of their next portable PlayStation game system, the PlayStation Vita. The release date of the PlayStation Vita is set for launch on February 22, 2012 in the United States. A $249.99 (MSRP) PS Vita Wi-Fi model and $299.99 (MSRP) PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model will be available. The PS Vita will also launch on February 22 in Canada and Latin America at $249.99 (Wi-Fi model), and in Europe for euro 249.99 (Wi-Fi model) and euro 299.99 (3G/Wi-Fi model). Pre-order the PlayStation Vita WiFi system here or the PlayStation Vita 3G/WiFi system here.

SCE notes the highlights of the PS Vita with “OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors, and dual cameras.” Among some of PS Vita’s games are Sound Shapes, wipEout 2048, LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers, Resistance: Burning Skies, UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, EA SPORTS FIFA, and Activision’s Call of Duty (at $39.99 MSRP each).

Below are the details of what is included with the PlayStation Vita, along with the system specs:

PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black
Model/code: PCH-1101 AA01
Available: February 22, 2012
MSRP: $299.99
  • PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model x1
  • USB cable x1
  • AC adaptor x1
  • Power cord x1
  • Printed materials x1
  • SIM card x1 (Inserted in the system)
PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black
Model/code: U.S. & Canada: PCH-1001 ZA01LATAM: PCH-1010 ZA01
Available: February 22, 2012
MSRP: $249.99
  • PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi model x1
  • USB cable x1
  • AC adaptor x1
  • Power cord x1
  • Printed materials x1

PlayStation Vita Product Specification

Platform name PlayStation®Vita
Model number PCH-1000 series
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
Main memory 512MB
External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Weight Approx 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model)

Approx 260g (Wi-Fi model)

(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@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)

Resolution: Up to 640×480(VGA)

Sound Built-in stereo speakers

Built-in microphone

Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Threeaxis 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 (+/-)

Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

For U.S., 3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GRPS/EDGE

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(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],

Power Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAh

AC adaptor: DC 5V

5 degrees C ~ 35 degrees C
AV content

–MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM)


–MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile



–JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

For more details on the PlayStation Vita, visit the official wesbite at

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