Sony names PlayStation Vita release day
Sony fanboys to start queueing now?
Having already confessed that the PlayStation Vita won't hit the UK this year, Sony today said fanboys will have to wait until February 2012 for their next portable PlayStation fix.
The PS Vita will go on sale on 22 February priced at the Sterling equivalent - give or take - of €250 (£219) for the Wi-Fi model (PCH-1003) and €300 (£263) for the 3G version (PCH-1103).
Spec'd like a smartphone, the Vita has a four-core ARM Cortex-A9 derived CPU containing a PowerVR SGX543MP4+ graphics engine. It has 512MB of Ram and 128MB of video Ram.
All of which sits behind its 5in, 960 x 544 OLED touchscreen. It has motion sensors, and a touchpad on the back.
There's one 0.3Mp camera on the back and a second on the front. Connectivity comes courtesy of a 2.4GHz 72Mb/s (1x1) 802.11n Wi-Fi radio, and HSPA 3G in the pricier model.
Sony didn't today say how many games will debut alongside the device, but it insisted 80 Vita titles are "currently in production". Buyers will at least be able to tap into social networks at launch. ®
DId you really just compare throwaway phone games to proper console games???
"It's going to have to play games much much better than the touch, otherwise I can't see this getting off the ground."
....You're fucking kidding me, right?
Available for iPod Touch, which has no physical game controls: Angry Birds.
Available for the PSP2, which is a dedicated gaming machine: Metal Gear Solid IV.
Which end of the argument are you referring to? Fan's can name excellent games no matter what platform is involved, I have games I love on my Wii (Rune Factory), my DS (Phoenix Wright), my PSP (Wipeout, Innocent Life), my PS2 (Suikoden, Wild Arms), my PS3 (Uncharted) and my Xbox 360 (Fable, Halo), I also enjoyed playing Angry Birds on my tablet though all in all games on my PC beats them all hands down.
If you are comparing games on phones/tablets to games on handheld consoles then you have no idea what you're on about pretty much. Consoles get AAA titles with budgets in the millions, phones and tablets get the sort of games you can play through your browser or on facebook, can't say I'd object to being able to play Wipeout on facebook mind you.
You cannot compare a dedicated system with a "it'll do it I guess" system, the iThings are not designed for gaming, they lack certain things like "proper controls", their games are the sort that you play on the train, or when waiting for a train or when a real console isn't available. You want to play Angry Birds, no problem, I'll fire up Oblivion or (soon) Skyrim and when you're bored after 15 minutes I'll not even have started to get into my stride.
iphone stuff are not good games, they are just annoyances. Cheap and repetitive
I'm counting the days...
I'm counting the days... until Sony decides to start removing functionality from the device.