Yesterday at Sony’s E3 conference the company unveiled lots of new information about their upcoming Next Generation Portable, including the official name; PlayStation Vita!
The companies plan is to launch the handheld worldwide this year. When it launches there will be two models available to choose from. The main difference between the two models is one has WiFi-only and the other has 3G and WiFi. Sony have announced that the WiFi-only model will retail at $249 in the US and the 3G+WiFi model will retail at $299 – placing the PSV in direct competition with Nintendo’s 3DS.
The UK price is yet to be confirmed. However, retailers in the UK have started listing the console at £229 for the WiFi-only model and £279 for the 3G+WiFi model. This price is expected to drop before launch when an official price is announced for the UK. We believe that the two models could be priced at £199 and £249.
Take a look at the PlayStation Vita and the games on offer in the following video:
It has been confirmed that Guerrilla Games, who develops the Killzone franchise, will not be developing the new Killzone recently announced for Sony’s upcoming next-gen handheld, the NGP / PSP2. Instead, Sony’s Cambridge studio (MediEvil, LittleBigPlanet portable, TV Superstars) will be developing the game.
Senior producer Steven Ter Heide told Gamerzines that “we’ll still oversee it because the universe is something we’ve built up, we know the war and the rules that have been established, but they’re driving the development.”
No release date for Killzone on the NGP has been given yet.
Well as many of you will be aware, on Thursday 27th January, Sony announced the true successor to the PlayStation Portable. The new device is codenamed the NGP (though most people refer to it as the PSP2). The actual name it will carry when launched is yet to be announced by Sony. But what do we know about the device so far? Well, quite a lot actually… Read on for Geek Base’s overview of what we currently know about this powerful device.