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PS Vita – Great Hardware prospects for a mobile phone
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PS Vita – Great Hardware prospects for a mobile phone

Preorders for the PS Vita, the successor of the hugely popular Platstation Portable have already begun as the Vita officially hits stores in Australia, Europe, Latin and North America on February 22 2011. The PS Vita first announced June 6, 2011 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) officially launched in Japan and other parts of Asia on December 17, 2011. The device sold 325,000 units in the first few days. Currently US preorders are available from Amazon and other retailers at $299 and $249 respectively for 3G and WIFI only models Europe gets the system for €249 and €299. According to Sony, “The PS Vita revolutionizes the gaming experience with dual analog sticks, front and rear multi touch pads, motion sensors, and front and rear cameras”. From looking at the devices spec, it is ...
Nintendo and Sony vs Smartphones and Tablets: Post – Portable Gaming Era
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Nintendo and Sony vs Smartphones and Tablets: Post – Portable Gaming Era

It looks like I have what Jamaicans refer to a “Goat mouth”: I speak and it happens. The reason for my observation? A barebones article of mine on the slow death of Console Gaming titled Console Gaming’s Downfall – Future is up in the Clouds appears to be coming to pass, as evidence of its demise has now surfaced. In effect the so-called “Post-Portable Gaming” Era. A term coined and used here first folks! More importantly, the fulfillment of the chilling prophetic words spoken by Hideo Kojima, Creator of the Metal Gear Solid series game saga of video games that began in 1987 at the launch of the new Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker game for PlayStation Portable (PSP) for Konami Corp on April 2010AD in Tokyo. What did he say that is of relevance to my rant? He spoke thus, saying:  “In the...
Sony aiming to get it right with the Playstation Vita
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Sony aiming to get it right with the Playstation Vita

The playstation Vita is the successor to the Playstation Portable and while the PSP wasn't a failure there are many things Sony got wrong with their first foray in the handheld market. Sony is aiming to get it right with the Playstation Vita while while leveraging the experience gained from the PSP. For starters the PSV is dripping with technology in the form of a quad core processor, dual joysticks and a big bright screen. The games list is already looking quite beefy and connectivity to the Playstation Network including trophy support is definitely a hit with consumers. Then there is the price $250 for a Wi-Fi only model and $300 for the WiFi +3G model which is very reasonable for what the consumer gets. Launch dates and games list The Playstation Vita launches without a region lock ...
PlayStation Vita’s US and Europe Launch Delayed until 2012
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PlayStation Vita’s US and Europe Launch Delayed until 2012

The successor the PSP has been delayed and won't arrive in North America and Europe until next year. The is very unfortunate as since being revealed as the "Next Generation Portable" or NGP in January and detailed at their E3 2011 press event the Playstation Vita was creating quite a buzz mostly due to it's specs, featured games and attractive $250 price. With the Nintendo 3DS stumbling out the blocks with lackluster sales, few games and having to resort to big price cut the Playstation Vita was expected to be in a good position to challenge for the handheld gaming crown if it could be available in the lucrative Christmas season. The Vita will be available in Japan in time for Christmas but with the west left out it will put a dent in the Vita's success, just how big or detrimental a de...
Top News and Games from E3 2011
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Top News and Games from E3 2011

So Electronic Entertainment Expo  2011 is over, and almost everybody didn't disappoint. The annual video game conference and show at the Los Angeles Convention center was held over three days, this year and anyone who was anyone (with a few exceptions) was there from all sections of the video gaming industry. There was more info on expected titles, new titles announced and shown for the first time, new hardware revealed such as the Wii U and lots more. After following the show I put together the list below of the top news and Games from E3 2011, feel free to leave a comment if you agree or disagree and share your thoughts on this years show. Nintendo Wii U Controller You got to hand it to Nintendo, they really aren't afraid to roll the dice and take a gamble and has done so from...
Sony’s NGP turns into Playstation Vita – pricing and specs released
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Sony’s NGP turns into Playstation Vita – pricing and specs released

At a press event in Japan in January Sony unveiled the "true" successor to the Playstation Portable. Other than showing off the sexy hardware and couple fancy videos there wasn't a lot of information for the device with the code name "Next Generation Portable" or "NGP". At their press event at the E3 2011 Sony revealed lots more about the NGP starting with it's finalized name the Playstation Vita. Why that name? "Vita" means "life" in Latin and Sony explain's the name saying "...it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. By blurring the lines between interactive entertainment and reality, our goal was to design a device that offered a revolutionary combination of rich gaming capabilities and social connectivity, bringing u...