E3 2011- Sony Press Conference

Sony’s Press Conference

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Playstation Vita Handheld

Playstation announced their new touchscreen 3D handheld “Playstation Vita”, once called Sony NGP or “Next Generation Portable” when its existence leaked a while back. PS Vita’s only internet provider will be AT&T and the name of the device’s connection suite will be called “Near”.

“Vita means “Life” in Latin, and was chosen, according to Sony, because they feel the device “enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. SCE is aiming to transform every aspect of user’s daily life into an entertainment experience.

AT&T’s mobile broadband network excels at delivering data with high speeds nationwide, which is what we need for powering the social and connectivity features built into the PlayStation Vita portable entertainment system,” said Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America. “PlayStation Vita will give users the opportunity to engage and connect with one another while delivering the kind of rich and immersive gaming experiences unimaginable on any other portable device on the market today.”
[G4]

PS Vita will cost $249 for the WiFi model (price of the Nintendo 3DS) and $299 for the model with both WiFi and 3G. The price in Europe will be €249 and €299, respectively. The handheld will be available during the 2011 holiday season everywhere and has 80 titles in development.

“More interesting is the announcement of the Party system. It allows players to voice chat via headset or built-in microphone in party rooms across any game, similar to Xbox Live’s party system. They also reaffirmed the Near system, which is also similar to Xbox Live’s friend features. [Destructoid]”

Specs:

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

Game News Wrap up via Destructoid:

E3 New Game Announcements:

E3 News:

Press Conference, Gameplay and Trailers:

In the 4 E3 20011 Sony Press Conference Video’s you’ll see:

  • HOW TO play on PSN
  • HOW TO play Infamous 2
  • HOW TO play Uncharted 3
  • HOW TO play God of War
  • HOW TO play Green Lantern
  • HOW TO get as ripped as Ryan Reynolds
  • HOW TO play with PlayStation Move
  • HOW TO create your own Modnation Racers tracks

Sony E3 2011 Press Conference Part 1– Event ft Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, God of War Remastered, 3D Tech

Sony E3 2011 Press Conference Part 2– ft. Bioshock Infinite, Kobe Bryant, Medieval Moves, Infamous 2

Sony E3 2011 Press Conference Event Part 3– ft. PS Vita, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, ModNation, Star Trek

Sony E3 2011 Press Conference Event Part 4– ft. PS Vita, LittleBigPlanet, Street Fighter x Tekken

Sony Highlights

Bioshock Infinite Teaser Trailer E3

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – E3 2011 Gameplay Demo

God of War Origins Collection E3 2011 Trailer [HD]

Resistance 3 E3 2011 Trailer [HD]

[Sources: G4Destructoid]

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