Amidst of worldwide security attacks on PS3 network and recovery, Sony unveiled PlayStation Vita in 2011 E3 press conference. Sony calls Vita a next-generation portable entertainment system because it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context.
Allow me to simplify the statement above. Sony is trying to close the gap between interactive entertainment and reality. Social connectivity is the key of PS Vita. Users are connected to each other through mobile connectivity provided by AT & T in United States. By having both Wi-Fi and 3G/Wi-Fi models available, PS Vita will enable infinite possibilities for you to “encounter,” “connect,” “discover,” “share” and “play” with your friends wherever they are.
PlayStation Vita price in global market will be $249. The device incorporates a beautiful 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear. Two analog sticks enable a wider range of game genres.
Other new enhancements and features contains, “LiveArea”, an interactive space for each PS Vita software title that allows you to access the latest game information through PlayStation Network; “near,” a pre-installed application that lets you see what other PS Vita users in the vicinity are playing; “Party,” which lets you voice chat or text chat while playing games or using the Internet browser; and “Welcome Park,” a tutorial application designed specifically to guide you through PS Vita’s new user interface.