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Connect to the Ultimate Handheld Gaming Experience Anywhere, Anytime, with PlayStation®Vita
Thursday 23 February 2012, 2:08PM
By Eleven \ PR

Immerse yourself in a world of uncompromised gaming with PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita™), the revolution in portable gaming from Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEE).

Available in stores today, PS Vita delivers the ultimate portable gaming experience and introduces innovative new ways to play and interact. Its unique, intuitive and varied control inputs allow for rich and immersive gaming experiences, while full integration with PlayStation®Network and innovative social gaming features allow you to stay constantly connected to a social network of gamers.

With a choice of connectivity options – including 3G network support for the first time in a PlayStation® device – PS Vita offers a completely connected, rich and immersive gaming experience. As the preferred provider for 3G, Vodafone* will ensure that PS Vita users have a great connected experience wherever they are, owing to the high speed and extensive market-leading network coverage. With 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity users can stay constantly connected to their PlayStation world and their gaming friends using PS Vita's native gaming and social network applications.

Features that ensure the best gaming experiences possible:

· Stunning 5” OLED screen
· Front Touch Screen and unique Rear Touch Pad

Front and rear cameras
Dual analog sticks
Motion sensor (SIXAXIS)™

Social essentials that keep you connected to share, discover, and compare on the move

· Wireless connection via 3G and Wi-Fi. 3G optional
· Full PlayStation®Network Access Cross-Platform play with PlayStation®3 (PS3™)
· Live Area - a social and news dashboard where you can check out the latest info on which of your friends are playing the same game, downloads, promotions and news stories, with a dedicated area for your messages and status updates
· Near™ – a location-based gaming application to meet up with others virtually. See what friends nearby are up to and find out which games are popular in your current location
· Party** – enables voice or text chat with friends, even during gameplay and while browsing the internet

PS Vita also delivers interactivity between platforms that gamers will have never seen before. The Cross-Platform Play feature delivers true Cross-Platform interaction, allowing players to start playing whilst on the move with PS Vita and continue at home on PS3. Cross-Platform Play also allows players to play head-to-head PS3 vs PS Vita.

This state-of-the-art portable device has games at its heart, and launches with a strong lineup of titles, from all-new IP, to innovative takes on classic franchises:

· The hugely anticipated and cinematic Uncharted: Golden Abyss™ allows gamers to embark on an adventure with Nathan Drake for the first time on a portable system

· Experience Cross-Play in the futuristic WipEout® 2048, the prequel to all WipEout® games. Cross-Play allows for head-to-head races whether you are on PS Vita or PS3

· Reality Fighters showcases the impressive augmented reality features of PS Vita, using front and rear cameras to transport the user into the game, complete with unique costumes and fight style

Other launch titles include the fun-filled collection of mini games Little Deviants, plus ModNation™ Racers, Everybody’s Golf™, Hustle Kings, Top Darts, EA SPORTS FIFA Football, Ridge Racer™, Ninja Gaiden™ Sigma Plus, Rayman Origins and Virtua Tennis 4™: World Tour Edition to ensure an impressive lineup that caters for every type of gamer.

With PS Vita The World is in Play. Visit to find out more.

*Vodafone is the 3G provider of choice in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Greece. In the following territories Vodafone partners will be the operator of choice:

France - SFR
Belgium - Belgacom
Finland - Elisa
Slovenia - Si Mobile
Bulgaria - Mobitel
Denmark - TDC
Luxembourg - Tango

**may require a WiFi connection depending on location

New Zealand PS Vita™ pricing:

WiFi: $449.95 NZD incl GST RRP
WiFi 3G: $549.95 NZD incl GST RRP INDEX