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Key Hardware and Software Developers Talk Genesis of PS Vita

John Koller's Avatar + Posted by John Koller on Oct 20, 2011 // VP of Marketing - Home Consoles and Handheld Platforms, SCEA

Hi everyone! Yesterday, we made the big announcement of PlayStation Vita’s availability in the U.S. Starting on February 22, 2012, you’ll be able to pick up PlayStation Vita and play the world around you!

A lot of hard work goes into creating such a powerful device. We wanted to you to hear first-hand about PS Vita’s development process and the many minds behind the product. Check out the video for a look at the movers and shakers behind PS Vita and the types of experiences you can anticipate come February.

With the price and release date set, we’ll have many more inside looks for you. We’ll be updating you on new game launches and providing you with deeper looks at all things Vita over the next couple of weeks and months. Be sure to check back on the PlayStation.Blog for more information soon.

Are you excited for PS Vita? Let us know!

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+ hizzor on October 21st, 2011 at 5:26 pm said:

My wohoo dilly just got hard


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+ iBOCK_ on October 21st, 2011 at 6:05 pm said:

This looks really promising! I hope I can play my PS2 Classics on it when this is released.


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+ coolguy_hero on October 22nd, 2011 at 7:09 am said:

I have few questions:

i have many sony products.i leave in india could you give me some hint that when ps vita will launch in india.

i think 250 $ is an fare deal.here in india it costs much but still many people are playing.
many gamers are there in india and they are diying to buy ps vita.only issue is that 250$ + games cost is ok but when it goes to memory card than things change many ppl are having 2nd thought this is very costly for them.
i think price of memory card is little high at least sony should low down there price it will attract more gamers.now a days memory card are very cheap but this is very high.so please look in this.

could you please let us know what is the approx price of ps vita battery pack.

please let me know the release date in india approx.

thank you.


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+ MarcoRelius on October 22nd, 2011 at 9:48 am said:

I sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cant wait. This is the handheld ive been waiting for!


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+ TROYmBABY on October 22nd, 2011 at 10:12 am said:

looks great… i didnt have time to read all those comments s,im a dad 2 kids ,fulltime job, plus duties on the weekend so my time is very limited,,lol so sorry if this has been talked about, what kind of use is the 3g gonna be used for? phone sevice? face to face phone calls? isnt 3g the software most cell phones are using these days.we dont have at&t here in north ontario,so is the service something i can just get 1 of the companys here to activate?. thanks for reading,and hey lining up for 22 hours in front of a store to be #4 to get my ps3 was a great experience,lol yaa i know im bragging. sorry, cheers. go sony you guys and girls rock.


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+ Apollo4x on October 22nd, 2011 at 12:15 pm said:

Let me say it again as has been said in my previous post and yes I saw you didn’t have time to read the other posts TROY, your loss. THERE IS NO PHONE SERVICE WITH THIS SYSTEM. Let me repeat THERE IS NO PHONE SERVICE WITH THIS SYSTEM if you want my proof look for my previous post with the link in it. Good day every one.


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+ TROYmBABY on October 22nd, 2011 at 1:18 pm said:

ok crabbiepattie.. sheesh sorry to waste 5 seconds of your time. we all cant nerd out on these posts every second something new comes out, get some patience would ya.


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+ u7VdEad on October 22nd, 2011 at 8:59 pm said:

This is truly Epic, as I would say Trepic.

Is there going to be any CoD Videos any time soon? and
The Loading time on the PSV is it going to be slow or fast?


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+ creeper43 on October 22nd, 2011 at 9:50 pm said:

new mod nation in my opinion should have been named: mod nation rebirth
what do other peoples think


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+ creeper43 on October 22nd, 2011 at 10:01 pm said:

gig size, internet features and interface, 3g internet and txt plan, if theres is a way to do like pre-paid messaging or internet, if any one has konfirmed info on any of this plz comment back.


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+ creeper43 on October 22nd, 2011 at 10:05 pm said:

apollo4x dont be a blog B*#CH about a question. wtf is wrong you, you sound like your on the 360 camp

360 camp = LAME and WEAK


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+ creeper43 on October 22nd, 2011 at 10:07 pm said:

will there be any pre installed games only talk back to this if you put an im not sure at the end or if your info is konfirmed plz


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+ connor50z on October 22nd, 2011 at 10:10 pm said:

I pre-ordered the vita and the shipping date was December 31… does that mean i will have it then!!! :) or will it take until February 22 to get hear regardless of what any other site says. does anyone know for sure?????


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+ Lt_pickel on October 23rd, 2011 at 8:06 am said:

Cant wait for psvita it is way worth $249 .. it is going to be the best thing in my hands on 2.22.12


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+ mcgillc_10 on October 23rd, 2011 at 10:40 am said:

VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.VITA.


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+ mcgillc_10 on October 23rd, 2011 at 10:42 am said:

EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.EPIC.


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+ NotALegend on October 23rd, 2011 at 2:07 pm said:

i want one soooo bad! this sucks, cause i leave for deployment just a few weeks after it launches and if i get one, id either have to get it launch day and leave it behind, get it launch day and take it with me on the ship, or wait until i get back from deployment. oh, decisions, decisions


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+ Apollo4x on October 23rd, 2011 at 6:18 pm said:

@Creeper43 From what I understand there will be no installed games. The closest think that the system will have is something called Near and I am not 100% sure as to what that particular app does. I’m sorry about the way I responded to the previous question but after angering it before and going to trouble of siting I kind of felt slighted.


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+ acashmoney89 on October 23rd, 2011 at 8:23 pm said:

will Vita have Skype? or oovoo?


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+ dawn101 on October 24th, 2011 at 5:27 am said:

Hold on should have made it a cell phone also that would be great and then I would buy one


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+ ztstyle on October 24th, 2011 at 10:03 am said:

When it comes to game that have cross platform transfers…as in from PSV to PS3 how likely is it that the PS3 version will come with a voucher to download the PSV version or will people have to buy two versions of the same game everytime?


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+ Apollo4x on October 24th, 2011 at 11:38 am said:

I know I am starting to sound like I a Vita nerd but @ztstyle that is a good question and the last time I saw the question asked it seemed like the answer was it is up to the developer of the game. The me personally I think that Sony should say NO and put a standard down that says that if there is cross chat at least let the be able to DL the game for the VITA. That way we can buy the PS3 copy and just DL the VITA copy and they aren’t out the material for Vita copy. Now the guy making Ruin are cool and said both would be sold together in one pack, YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!


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+ Zak_DK on October 24th, 2011 at 7:04 pm said:

What about UMD registration? It would make my life and several other lives so much easier if we could register our UMDs and download them for free off the PSN. This would make them worth something to the Vita and in case our UMDs break. (If the ring acting as its lock somehow loosens, the UMD breaks completely, this is apparently a common problem for UMDs)

My friend, Logan:
“If only they’d do something like that. Digital copies of your games in case something unfortunate happens to your copy.”
“I’d even pay a couple extra dollars for a feature like that. They should do it.”

Off-topic, 3G > Wifi, definitely pay the extra 50$ for 3G.


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+ Apollo4x on October 25th, 2011 at 2:30 am said:

I keep popping on hoping my question will be answered instead I see questions i asked in the past. When I asked about the out the whole UMD thing the answer I got was that it it is thing some that they are looking into. But, really if you go online and look around you will notice that not every game is out there meaning they don’t own the right to all the game and that is the real problem for some of the games. My suggestion, like you were going to have to do any way hold onto those games hope nothing happens to them because unless Sony get’s the digital rights there is no way to get them again.


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+ Elvick_ on October 25th, 2011 at 6:07 am said:

We need a Playstation Blog app for PSVita. At least. Since we seem to not be getting an iOS app anytime soon, like EU has had for a long time now.


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+ Wrist on October 25th, 2011 at 9:16 pm said:

no multi media capability = no purchase from me – i will stick to my psp 1000 for its impressive Signal to Noise Ratio…even though its a bit on the large side for an MP3 player im an audiophile so yea…i really hate how they do not address the fact that the original psp actually does more than the vita as far as multi media goes…the only thing vita does…at all…is games…please correct me if i am wrong…but the very little information i can find on it says it does nothing but games at all…and movies i guess if you get them off the psn…id much rather keep my psp 1000 where i can upload pictures, movies, music, and whatever other kind of data i choose to the card and travel with it wherever i choose..but thats just me i suppose :)


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+ KainDrake on October 26th, 2011 at 4:10 pm said:

I really have high hopes for the Vita. My only complaint is how memory cards are being handled. :/


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+ Apollo4x on October 27th, 2011 at 6:51 am said:

@Wrist if you mean official contentment that you can download from them then yes if not then probably not. In fact I’m not sure but I think you use had to not patch your system and “work around it” to do what you are talk about. and that is and is exactly why Sony has done some of when it has done for this system people “working around” security.”


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+ sdmentor on October 27th, 2011 at 3:50 pm said:

OMG!! cant wait for the vita!!!!!!!!!


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