The PS Vita Handheld Gaming Console is actually Sony’s next-generation PlayStation Portable (PSP). As a concept device, it was called the Sony PSP NGP Gaming Console that has a quad-core processor and 5-inch multi-touch capable touchscreen.
PlayStation Vita release date in the US and Canada will be on December 31, 2011. According to news, it will be available earlier in Japan on December 17, 2011. In Europe, preorder is already available but PS Vita’s release date was not yet announced.
PlayStation Vita Portable Gaming Console will be available in two models. The PS Vita WiFi is priced at US $249.99 (£229.99) while the PS Vita 3G/WiFi costs US $299.99 (£279.99) but data services by AT&T is required. These next-gen PlayStation Portable consoles are shipped for free if acquired from Amazon online stores.
Hopefully, PS Vita release date will be sooner than we thought. To those who want it for free, check this out – Golden Joystick Awards 2011: Vote Online and Win a PS Vita and Other Prizes. Cast a vote and get a chance to own one without having to pay for it.