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    Default E3: Sony confirms PlayStation Vita, $249/299 pricetag

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    E3: Sony confirms PlayStation Vita, $249/299 pricetag






    In what will come as no surprise to anyone, Sony has renamed the NGP to PlayStation Vita, or PS Vita for short. The specs for the device seem to be the same, and the only thing that has really changed is the name on the shell. And with that name change comes a highly reasonable price tag of $249 for the WiFi model (the price of the 3DS!) and $299 for the model with 3G. Gamers in Europe will unfortunately be paying a hefty 250 euros.
    More interesting is the announcement of the Party system. It allows players to voice chat via headset or built-in microphone in party rooms across any game, similar to Xbox Live's party system. They also reaffirmed the Near system which is also similar to Xbox Live's friend features.
    Finally, those of us in America will have to suffer with AT&T's exclusive service for the new handheld. The telecom giant will have a complete monopoly when it comes to 3G connectivity.
    There's some great news here -- an amazing pricetag for Americans that is highly competitive with Nintendo's 3DS and a party system that should have been on PS3 years ago. But Europe is getting the shaft, and there was an audible groan in the conference hall when AT&T's name came up. Will you be grabbing one of the models despite AT&T's spotty service, or are memories of the pre-Verizon iPhone too bad?


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    I am getting this at launch. Amazed by price. Though, rumors are going around that the PS Vita got a battery life cut.

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    I thought it would be more. Considering I will mostly play it at home I will only get the wifi model.

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    Hmm...what with AT&T being retarded, I'm going to stick with the WiFi model. I'm also gonna switch to a phone carrier pretty soon that will allow my phone to become a WiFi hotspot at no extra charge. No point in getting the 3G model if I just do that (it also supports Verizon and AT&T roaming at no extra charge!). Hopefully it'll also support Bluetooth modem, like the PSP Go, because I'm pretty sure Bluetooth is faster than WiFi...

    Also, I don't really see the name "Vita" catching on. It sounds more like it's targeting the casual gaming crowd, and...yeah. PSV, maybe, but Vita? No. If Sony insists on calling it the Vita, I'm going to continue calling it the NGP.
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    Like the sound of the PSV more than the sound of the AT&T. If they put half the energy that they put into getting exclusive device support deals into building up their network instead...
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    Vita means "Life".

    The 3DS seems a little too overpriced now. Lol.
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    Highly impressed by the PSV, really hope to get one at launch, but due to AT&T, it'll be guaranteed to be the WiFi only version. No biggie though.

    Problem is, now I keep looking at my PSP with a little disgust... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DistantWords View Post
    Problem is, now I keep looking at my PSP with a little disgust... lol
    Ditto, but I can never truly stop loving my Phat.
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    Sony fails with the 3G part imo. Only one provider fuck that nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jsamp View Post
    Sony fails with the 3G part imo. Only one provider fuck that nonsense.
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