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CES 2012: PS Vita’s Augmented Reality Transforms Your Table Into an Arena

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Jan 11, 2012 // Sr. Social Media Manager

A couple of months ago, a video surfaced that showed off some cool-looking augmented reality apps running on PS Vita. Since then, it’s been confirmed that Vita will come with six AR Play Cards and a voucher to download a handful of free augmented reality mini games via the PSN. Today at CES, we were able to see one of these games in action: Table Football (it will be called Table Soccer in the US, because we already have football).

Backstage, Sony Santa Monica Sr. Manager Dave Thach dealt the AR Play Cards on a table, and a soccer pitch sprung to life through the window of the PS Vita’s luscious OLED display. The actual game is kind of like a turn-based soccer match – it reminded me of a 2012 version of paper football. But enough talk, let’s see it in action:

Bonus points if you spotted the Men in Black 3 alien who walked through the frame. Vegas is weird.

Table Soccer is just one of the augmented-reality games you’ll be able to play for free if you pick up a new PS Vita on February 22nd. We’ll highlight more closer to launch right here on the PlayStation.Blog.

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+ ModestGeek on January 16th, 2012 at 10:02 am said:

Looks like another feature I’ll be using when I get my Vita.


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+ phantom12SI on January 24th, 2012 at 8:08 pm said:

i found this info on the the psn site about the vita PS Vita launches at major retailers in the United States and Canada on February 22, 2012. The Wi-Fi model will be available for $249.99 (MSRP), and the 3G/Wi-Fi model will be available in the United States for $299.99 (MSRP). Consumers who pre-order the PS Vita First Edition Bundle will be able to pick up their devices as early as February 15, 2012. All first-party launch software titles and a selection of peripherals and third-party games will be available that day to support the release of the pre-sale Bundle.

Consumers who purchase PS Vita will also be able to experience Augmented Reality (AR) right out of the box. Included with every PS Vita system are six AR Play cards and one voucher to download a handful of augmented reality mini games via PlayStation®Network.
i hope this answers everyones questions!


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+ Mertdan1998 on February 8th, 2012 at 11:17 pm said:

I have a question will the pre order of europe get the augmented reality cards?


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