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PlayStation Vita priced

PlayStation Vita priced

Sony has priced the PlayStation Vita at just over £220, without 3G.

Sony has unveiled a rough release date and pricing for the upcoming handheld console formerly known as the NGP, now known as the PlayStation Vita.

The new console is set to release this Autumn, according to an announcement made during Sony's E3 2011 press conference.

The PlayStation Vita will be available in two models; one which is WiFi only and one that boasts both 3G and WiFi. The WiFi model will cost €249.99 (£223 GBP), while the 3G version will cost €299.99 (£268 GBP).

In the US the prices will be the same, but in dollars. AT&T is the exclusive 3G carrier in the US too.

Sony made some other announcements regarding the PlayStation Vita, including that Irrational is working on adapting the BioShock franchise for the Vita and that CCP is extending it's PS3 exclusive, Dust 514, to the platform too.

Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

You can check out other news from the show via our E3 2011 News hub.

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tozsam 7th June 2011, 11:33 Quote
wow! A PSP but it has a phone!
Mentai 7th June 2011, 12:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by tozsam
wow! A PSP but it has a phone!

Uh, no it doesn't. It can just run its data through phone networks if you buy the right model. Although I guess there might be a skype app for it somewhere down the line. OH WAIT, MS bought that. So no phoning with the Vita.
Eggy 7th June 2011, 13:36 Quote
Excellent price. Seems Sony has learned something in that regard. Don't see why anyone would buy the 3G model with wifi networks popping up almost everywhere.
sp4nky 7th June 2011, 14:01 Quote
I have just one question: is it safe?
Cei 7th June 2011, 14:03 Quote
Good news, I was hoping it'd be this price, and in direct competition with the 3DS - except not loaded out with 3D gimmicks, and actually having useful features. The rear touch panel is probably the most interesting, but the OLED screen is also a big plus.

I'll buy one on launch. So long PSP!
Glix 7th June 2011, 14:17 Quote
Can you confirm that it is this price?

Because the press conference made no mention of £.
$249.99 and $299
249euro and 299euro
24980 yen and 29980yen

More likely they are going to try and make it £249 and £299...
Glix 7th June 2011, 15:52 Quote
Infact Game selling it for preorder at £279.99 for the 3G version: http://www.game.co.uk/Consoles/PSP/Sony-PlayStation-Vita-3G-version/~r353611/?s=vita
Sloth 7th June 2011, 22:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by Eggy
Excellent price. Seems Sony has learned something in that regard. Don't see why anyone would buy the 3G model with wifi networks popping up almost everywhere.
The key is the almost, and being a mobile device if you were moving while playing online you'd certainly want an uninterrupted connection. I'll certainly be looking into the 3G model or finally getting a 3G equipped smartphone and tethering to that, continuous online mobile gaming sounds awesome.
bagman 8th June 2011, 00:31 Quote
looks quite good actually much better than the PSP, also it doesn't look like it is going to break if i were to put it loose in my rucksack

but if it comes out with the full fat version of the PS3 titles I will definitely buy one at some point
TWeaK 8th June 2011, 10:06 Quote
Since when was it 'good pricing' for someone to charge dollars for euors/pounds?? The prices this side of the pond should be much cheaper.
ogrerullez 15th June 2011, 15:25 Quote
PS Vita Price:
Wi-Fi Model: 24,980 Yen (including tax), $249 and euro 249
3G/Wi-Fi Model: 29,980 Yen (including tax), $299 and euro 299
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