NGP Officially Named PlayStation Vita, Launching At The End Of The Year [FULL SPECS]

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Sony has just announced PlayStation Vita as the official platform name for the next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP).  Wi-Fi only model will be available for $249 , 3G/Wi-Fi model will be available for $299 in US and successively launch in global markets starting the end of 2011.

ngp1PS Vita incorporates a beautiful 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear.  PS Vita features two analog sticks which enable a wider range of game genres to be brought into the portable experience, such as shooters, action games, and fighting games.  Also, by having both Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity, together with various applications, PS Vita will enable infinite possibilities for users to “encounter,” “connect,” “discover,” “share” and “play” with friends wherever they are.  Additionally, PS Vita will come pre-installed with a newly developed application called “Party.”  “Party” is an innovative application for a portable entertainment system which enables users to enjoy voice chat or text chat not only during online gaming, but also when users are playing different games or using different applications such as internet browser.  Through “Party,” which offers a new form of social networking, and “near,” which enables users to share their game information with other users anywhere, anytime, users can dramatically expand the boundaries of interactive communication.

Also a tutorial application called “Welcome Park,” developed specifically to guide every user about PS Vita’s brand new user interface such as the front touch display and the multi-touch pad on the rear, will come pre-installed.  By playing “Welcome Park,” users can easily become accustomed to the three dimension-like finger motions used on PS Vita.

Platform Name PlayStation®Vita
Model number PCH-1000 series
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
GPU SGX543MP4+
External Dimensions Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Screen 

(Touch screen)

5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED 

Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera 

Frame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)

Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)

Sound Built-in stereo speakers 

Built-in microphone

Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Location Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only) 

Wi-Fi location service support

Keys / Switches PS button 

Power button

Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)

Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)

Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)

Right stick, Left stick

START button, SELECT button

Volume buttons (+/-)

Wireless communications Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only) 

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)

Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Slots/Ports PlayStation®Vita card slot 

Memory card slot

SIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In], Serial data communication),

Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In])

Accessory port

Power Built-In Lithium-ion Battery, 

AC adaptor

Supported 

AV content

format

Music 

-MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM)

Videos

-MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Hi/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC)

Photos

-JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

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