Sony is ready to launch PS Vita handheld

After having a bad year for Sony, which has been hit by the Japanese tsunami and a crippling hacking attack on the PlayStation Network, it has introduced its new handheld console, the PS Vita in Japan. The PS Vita aims to persuade gamers that in the age of the smartphone specialized devices offer a more compelling experience.

Before PS Vita the Sony had PSP handheld. Sony has not yet released sales figures from the Japanese launch, but it reported boosted stocks to 700,000 to cope with strong demand. Big crowds were reported on Saturday, despite freezing winter temperatures.

“I’m so happy to see so many people lining up for PS Vita so early in the morning,” Hiroshi Kono, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, wrote on his blog. “I can tell they had anxiously waited for today’s launch.”

The Features of this new device:

  • available with both Wifi and 3G connectivity
  • boasts a 5-inch display
  • one of the most advanced mobile CPUs available, based on ARM quad-core A9 architecture. The iPhone 4S’ chip is based on a dual-core A9 design.
  • Touch screen
  • has dual analogue sticks, motion sensors and a rear touch pad to enable an array of control possibilities.

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