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PlayStation Vita Launch Lineup and Details

John Koller's Avatar + Posted by John Koller on Dec 22, 2011 // VP of Platforms Marketing, SCEA

As you all know, PlayStation Vita launched in Japan this past weekend, and we’ve been excited to hear which games have been the most popular with our friends across the Pacific. But I’m sure all of you have been wanting to find out which titles will be released when PS Vita launches in the U.S./Canada on Feb. 22. Today we announced the official PS Vita software launch lineup for the U.S. and Canada, and you’ll be pleased to know that PS Vita will have the biggest and best lineup we’ve ever launched across the history of PlayStation platforms.

SCE Worldwide Studios, along with our publishing partners, have been working extremely hard to build games that provide you all with new ways to experience gaming on the go. There will be 25 games available on day 1, and in total more than 100 games currently in development. Pricing for all software will range from $9.99-$49.99 (MSRP) and will be available for purchase at retail locations as well as downloadable on the PlayStation Network.

PlayStation Vita: North America Launch Line-Up

PS Vita Software Lineup:

SCEA Launch Day Titles
Escape Plan (PSN Only)
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
Hustle Kings (PSN Only)
Little Deviants
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Super StarDust Delta (PSN only)
UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
wipEout 2048

Launch Window Titles
Gravity Rush
MLB 12 The Show
Reality Fighters
Unit 13

Third Party Publisher Launch Day Titles

Army Corps of Hell Square Enix, Inc.
Asphalt Injection Ubisoft, Inc.
BEN10 GALACTIC RACING D3 Publisher of America
Blazblue: Continuum Shift EXTEND Aksys Games Localization, Inc.
Dungeon Hunter Alliance Ubisoft, Inc.
Dynasty Warriors Next Tecmo Koei America Corporation
F1 2011 Codemasters
EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer Electronic Arts, Inc.
Lumines Electronic Symphony Ubisoft, Inc.
Michael Jackson The Experience Ubisoft, Inc.
Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only) Sony Online Entertainment LLC
Rayman Origins Ubisoft, Inc.
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only) Drinkbox Studios
Touch My Katamari Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Capcom Entertainment, Inc.
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition Sega of America

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Launch Window Titles

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Warner Bros. Interactive Ent. Inc.
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention NIS America, Inc.
NINJA GAIDEN ∑ PLUS Tecmo Koei America Corporation
Ridge Racer Namco Bandai Games America Inc.
Silent Hill Book of Memories Konami Digital Ent. America, Inc.
Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted 505 Games

Also, every PS Vita system will be packed with six AR Play Cards and one voucher to download a handful of augmented reality mini games called AR Play via the PlayStation Network. All first party games along with a selection of accessories and third party games will be available for purchase a week early (Feb. 15) in conjunction with the availability date of the First Edition PS Vita Bundle.

For those of you looking for a complete solution, a Starter Kit will be available for $39.99 (MSRP), which includes a 4GB Memory Card, Pocket Pouch, Protective Film, Card Case, Headphones, and Cleaning Cloth. Standalone Memory Cards will start at $19.99 (MSRP), providing plenty of options for storing games and save data, videos, music, photos and more.

Product Name Release Date MSRP
4 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $19.99
8 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $29.99
16 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $59.99
32 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $99.99
Starter Kit with Memory Card February 15, 2012 $39.99
In-Ear Headset February 15, 2012 $19.99
Carrying Case February 15, 2012 $19.99
Travel Pouch February 15, 2012 $19.99
Protective Film (2 pack) February 15, 2012 $9.99
Card Case February 15, 2012 $5.99
Cradle February 15, 2012 $19.99
Portable Charger Spring 2012 $49.99
AC Adaptor February 15, 2012 $14.99
Car Adaptor Spring 2012 $14.99
USB Cable February 15, 2012 $14.99

Which PS Vita titles are you looking forward to playing at launch? Let us know in the comments below.

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+ nv_Los on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:24 am said:

Holy SHI-TAKU MUSHROOMS I cant wait for this!!


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+ Butters360 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:24 am said:

Oh hell yes. Thank you guys! PlayStation Vita is gonna rock!


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+ krae_man on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:24 am said:

Thank you for answering my question regarding purchasing additional software with my First Edition Bundle.

I preordered my games from a different retailer then my System. Here’s hoping I get them both Day one:p


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+ playaplus on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:25 am said:

no resistance burning skies at launch? kinda sad…guess i’ll get uncharted….


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+ TomHoang on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:25 am said:

That 8GB memory stick is mine, it is cheaper than I expected. I hope to pick up Uncharted and Shinobido at launch :)


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+ Nintendo451 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:26 am said:

Looks fantastic! The only real question I have is, what exactly does Launch Window mean? I’m really looking forward to Gravity Rush the most out of everything here, but it just doesn’t really have a solid definition. First month or so? Just wondering, thanks!


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    + Al De Leon on December 22nd, 2011 at 12:41 pm said:

    That’s right, the launch window includes titles hitting within about a month of PS Vita’s launch.


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+ YungShep on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:26 am said:

so the 32gb is likely the best bet for all download essentials? how big are the games??


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+ YungShep on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:28 am said:

@6 launch window meaning around feb 22-april would be considered a launch window


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+ LightKiosk on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:28 am said:

I haven’t seen anyone mention whether the system comes with a 2-4GB memory stick in it already, what was the decision behind making the users pay to actually hold stuff on a device they’re already paying a lot of money for?


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+ StECnet on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:29 am said:

The launch lineup is incredible probably the best of any recent system launches! My only complaint is the price of expanded memory is ridiculous… seriously $100 for a measly 32gb card is absurd!!!???


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+ krae_man on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:29 am said:

Wait, Ridge Racer is Launch Window? :(

Also LOL $50 MSRP games. $1 iphone games are lowering everyone’s price threshold for portable games? Who cares, bump MSRP up $10!


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+ PatriotEyez27 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:29 am said:

Whoa the memory card prices are cheaper than I expected.

Might pick up the starter pack and 32gb later down the road.


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+ action03 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:29 am said:

Will the games be cheaper to download on PSN vs. buying the physical game cards? I heard that games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss would be cheaper to download than to buy on cards.


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+ Figboy on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:29 am said:

I already pre-ordered my Vita at amazon along with Uncharted and LBP, which I didn’t see on the list! Hopefully LBP can make it for launch.


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+ reson8er on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:30 am said:

My Wallet will be very light come 2/22.

-Super StarDust Delta
-UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
-wipEout 2048
-Lumines Electronic Symphony
-Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen

8 GB Memory Card

Quick Question: What is the appx. average size for a PS Vita Game? I know this number will vary wildly, but lets use Uncharted as a basis, just trying to get an idea of how many games will fit in a memory card.


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    + Al De Leon on December 22nd, 2011 at 12:47 pm said:

    The size of games vary, but PS Vita Game Cards sold at retail have capacities of 2GB and 4GB.


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+ Shahrukahn on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:30 am said:

I’ve purchased Final Fantasy psone games, Metal Gear Solid psone, and Chrono Trigger. Will the Vita play these day one?


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+ gameSWAGG on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:30 am said:

To0 much!! RIP to my pockets..

Plug..
Everyone check out pslevel.com for PS Vita giveaway.


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+ DJKim0701 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:31 am said:

32 GB Memory card, Uncharted, and PS VITA wifi are good for me! Preordered! ^_^


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+ RYNO957 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:33 am said:

Looking forward to the Uncharted game, looks amazing


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+ RoyalXIII on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:35 am said:

I am loving this! I can’t wait for the Vita! Although I do wish Gravity Rush was a launch day title, but yet again it saves me some cash since I gotta get a memory card >.>


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+ Guerra-R on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:36 am said:

Probably not a day-one buy for me, perhaps a 6th month buy lol. Still wish to see how things will roll before spending such big money onto a handheld. I won’t be an early adopter ever again after the problems with my first Playstation 3.

A little concerned about the pricing on memories and games, too. I’m excited about the platform, it’s potential and the games to come though. Do a good job, Sony.


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+ mockduck on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:38 am said:

Definitely looking forward to Stardust, Uncharted, and Touch my Katamari! Also, pleased to see the prices on the memory sticks, they are looking pretty good! Probably get the Vita, three games above, 16 gig stick to start with, maybe the case too.


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+ ManaKnight on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:38 am said:

I plan to buy 1/3rd the first party games, along with every SCEA game at launch. Cannot wait. :D


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+ Xeref on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:40 am said:

You guys can’t give specific pricing on the games? I want to know how much I’ll be spending at launch. Also, what does launch window mean? And by that I mean, from when to when is the launch window?


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+ Mobstylez on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:40 am said:

Nice pricing on the Starter Kit. Does it include 2 packs of Protective Film?


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+ eaglefan129 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:42 am said:

LittleBigPlanet not a launch title? :( That’s not on the list?


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+ eaglefan129 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:43 am said:

One quick question does the Vita come with a usb cable I just want to make sure,


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    + Al De Leon on December 22nd, 2011 at 12:48 pm said:

    Yes


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+ VisionaryLight on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:44 am said:

I’m not buying. The price of Sony’s proprietary memory is price gouging. $60 for 16GB seriously? $300 for the system and memory card and still haven’t bought a game.


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+ GouthDark on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:46 am said:

A 32GB SD card is about $30. Why should I pay more than three times that price for your proprietary format?


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+ zombie9 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:46 am said:

Why is there no cable to hook it up to your HDTV. (PSP can) also Memory Card prices are too High.


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+ butcherknife on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:46 am said:

When will the first FPS be released? I cannot wait to play an FPS with the dual sticks.


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+ eaglefan129 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:47 am said:

Since I already pre-ordered the 32 gb card I assuming that will be corrected? (on gamestop)


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+ allwasgood on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:47 am said:

Please make an announcement regarding PSOne classics!


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+ Capshot18 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:48 am said:

Can you say how soon LIttleBIGPlanet will be coming out? I am really looking forward to that, and just want to know how long I’ll have to wait.


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+ jgrizzle358 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:48 am said:

I like the launch titles… but… memory cards are too expensive. I will wait for the price drop.


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+ JDSSLP on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:49 am said:

Thanks for all the great information! Two questions:

First, how long is the launch window?

Second, at least a few of the third party publishers and developers here had launch releases on the 3DS that did not meet gamers’ expectations from a software and features standpoint. Will we be able to get more in-depth looks at the third party Vita games before they are released?


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+ Kchow23 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:50 am said:

Great news since now I can start thinking about what accessories to buy with my PS Vita, but the First Edition Bundle is starting to look like less of a great deal. Seeing how the Starter kit comes with a solution to all your accessories needs why did you guys decide not to include it with the First Edition bundle and if I were to get it then I would have two 4GB memory cards.


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+ cooldude7135 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:50 am said:

What about europe?


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+ Butters360 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:52 am said:

Everything is so reasonably priced :) Kudos Sony.

My launch day list:

PlayStation Vita Wifi
32GB Memory Card
UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss.
wipEout 2048
Super StarDust Delta
Gravity Rush (When it releases.)

Hoping that a Battlefield game releases as well. Ruin is also mine when they announce a release date.


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+ Kchow23 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:52 am said:

P.S Where is Soundshapes?


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+ WorcesterRaider on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:53 am said:

I am so excited for this product to come out. I am also pleasantly surprised by the cost of the memory sticks. If you don’t have a lot of disposable income then spend the $20.00 for 4 GB and put a couple of games on the Vita instead of 20.

Yes the memory cards cost more, but I am sure that there was some R&D that went into them to limit piracy (which was a huge issue with the PSP). I am glad that they made the Vita more secure and are able to put out trophies.

Yes, things cost money, Sony isn’t a non-profit company. The market will let them know if it is too much.


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+ Ice546 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:53 am said:

Meh.. sadly, nothing in the launch line up looks appealing to me.. Except for maybe Uncharted.


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+ SilenceKilla175 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:53 am said:

I would like to play some NBA! or MGS!


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:54 am said:

I got just about 500 saved just for 2/15/2012…cant wait to play Lil Deviants, Uncharted :GA and Revenge of Zen..its bin awhile i play a ninja game. Also i was going to ask ..will we be able to play PS3 PSN GAMES as well?..like Rocket Birds and Pac Man or Joe Danger or NBA JAM ON FIRE EDITION! IF so that would be AMAZING! if not well then i can always keep my fingers crossed until there is an UPDATE for this to be possible :p


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+ David2Crazy on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:55 am said:

Dammit, where is Sound Shapes?!


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+ krae_man on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:55 am said:

So glad I preordered Uncharted for $26 before you bumped MSRP up to $49.99.


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+ CBas92 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:55 am said:

Whats the difference between the Carrying Case and the Travel Pouch?


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+ JoeTheBeast16 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:56 am said:

to all of the people complaining about the memory cards and comparing them to sd cards, they’re smaller then sd cards.. they’re alot closer in size to the Micro-SD cards, and seeing how i just spent $40 on a 16 gb MicroSD card not too long ago, i think they’re price for a new proprietary card is pretty good. Go to walmart.com and search 32 gb MicroSD Class 10
$101.
So i truly don’t see how $99 for a 32 gb card to store all of your games, music, and movies on is such a big deal.
Especially since the majority of the people that are complaining, will be filling their cards up with pirated music and movies anyway.
If you all didn’t participate in that form of theft, then proprietary memory cards wouldn’t have been necessary.


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+ remanutd5 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:57 am said:

ok im getting the first edition bundle with Uncharted Golden Abyss , ModNation Racers Road Trip , Escape Plan , Wipeout 2048 .

launch window titles im getting Unit 13 and Gravity Rush .

i will wait for a good deal on a 32 gb memory card and why arent Motorstorm RC , Ruin , Resistance Burning Skies and Litlte Big Planet part of the launch window titles? when are we gonna see more about Killzone ?


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+ Sonicfan11589 on December 22nd, 2011 at 11:59 am said:

Can u release a Q and A blog or a FAQ blog with such questions such as:
-How to easily transfer PSN games, save data, etc, from PSP systems to PS Vita
-What PSP games will be like played on PS Vita and if any are upgraded to Vita such as upscaled graphics.
-If PS1 classics will make use of right analog stick like they did on PS1 and PS2 systems.
-If PS2 classics will be playable on Vita at some point in the future.

ONE THING I DEFINITELY LOOK FORWARD TO IS PLAYING THE 3RD BIRTHDAY ON VITA SINCE IT FEELS SO CRAMPED PLAYING ON PSP GO.

Also some stores are selling some vita games for $30 rather than $40 on such games such as Modnation Racers: Road Trip, will this be the same or cheaper on PSN?


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