PS Vita specifications announced

Unfortunately still no confirmation on a European release date in 2012
Matthew Turner

September 14, 2011
PlayStation Vita

Sony has given confirmation on the final official specifications of the forthcoming handheld console, the PS Vita.

The follow up to the highly popular PSP system will be released in Japan just before Christmas, but gamers in other parts of the world will have to wait until next year before they can get their hands on one.

Unfortunately Sony didn’t confirm exactly at what point we can expect the PS Vita to arrive in the UK in 2012, so we’re still in the dark there.

The PS Vita will include a three to five hour battery life when playing games, hitting pretty much the same mark as the 3DS there, and will take around two hours and 40 minutes to fully charge an empty battery.

It contains an ARM Cortex-A9 four core processor, as well as 512 MB of memory and VRAM of 128 MB.

It will also support a number of media file formats, including MP3, MP4 and WAV when it comes to music.

Video formats supported include MPEG-4 and photos JPG, TIFF, BMP, GIF and PNG.

Meanwhile, Sony announced at its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference that there would be around 100 PS Vita game titles available within the console’s “launch window.”

The exact length of that window is unknown but could be up to a couple of months into the release.

What is known is that 26 games will be available upon launch in Japan, and by the time Europe gets a release there will certainly be even more on the market.


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