The PlayStation Vita will be hitting South African retail on 22 February 2012, and now we know (officially) how many pennies you are going to need for either of the two launch models.
The PlayStation Vita will launch with the 3G version at a recommended retail price (RRP) of R3,599, and the Wi-Fi only version at an RRP of R2,999.
PS Vita peripherals
PS Vita launch peripheral RRP has also been announced. PS Vita memory cards are available in three sizes.
- 4GB Memory Card – R199
- 8GB Memory Card – R349
- 16GB Memory Card – R499
- AC adaptor – R149
- Portable charger – R499
- In-ear headset – R299
- Starter kit – R199
PS Vita launch game cards
PS Vita game cards (boxed copies of games that you buy from physical retailers) RRP has been announced.
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss – R549
- Mod Nation Racers: Road Trip – R449
- Everybody’s Golf – R449
- Wipeout 2048 – R449
- Unit 13 – R449
- Little Deviants – R349
- Reality Fighters – R349
PS Vita Augmented Reality card bundles
PlayStation Vita will come bundled with six AR Play Cards and a voucher code to download three AR games, all for free. Those games are:
- Table Football
- Cliff Diving
Sony claims that Augmented Reality is going to be a big part of the new gaming experiences PS Vita has to offer. The video below gives an idea on how it works.
So now you know how much everything is going to cost, are you going to pick on up on launch day? Let us know in the MyBroadband forum and in the comment section below.
Don’t forget that there are some pre-order incentives going around if you’re waiting in eager anticipation of this device.
PS Vita Technical Specifications
|Platform name||PlayStation Vita|
|Model number||PCH-1000 series|
|CPU||ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)|
|External Dimensions||Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largestprojection)|
|Weight||Approx 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model)Approx 260g (Wi-Fi model)|
|Screen(Touch screen)||5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLEDMulti touch screen (capacitive type)|
|Rear touch pad||Multi touch pad (capacitive type)|
|Cameras||Front camera, Rear cameraFrame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)|
|Sound||Built-in stereo speakersBuilt-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 buttonPower buttonDirectional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)Right stick, Left stickSTART button, SELECT buttonVolume buttons (+/-)|
|Wireless communications||Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGEIEEE 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 slotMemory card slotSIM 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 2210mAhAC adaptor: DC 5V|
|Operating environment temperature||5°C~35°C|
|SupportedAV contentformat||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|