PlayStation Vita

Sony exec says Vita marketing spend will be highest ever

Sony exec says Vita marketing spend will be highest ever

Are you planning on buying a PlayStation Vita? If not, Sony is planning on spending a lot of money to change your mind. The company's SVP of marketing in the US Guy Longworth said the budget for peddling the latest handheld is more than any other gaming device in company history. Do you think he disclosed the amount? As a matter of fact he did, and noted that the budget is a cool $50 million. That's somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 cents for every living person in the country.

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Sony Vita OS Review

Sony Vita OS Review

This week we're getting our first look at the Sony PS Vita, a device which is set to be officially set in stores for sale tomorrow, and the first live version of Vita OS. What the Vita operating system represents is not only a new look at handheld gaming, but the prospect of an operating system that is all Sony's own, and as Chris Davies will tell you, one that's more than ready to take on more screens than just the PS Vita. What we'll do here for you is run down and review the operating system on its own as well as specifically as it exists here in its first iteration: on the PS Vita portable PlayStation certified gaming system from Sony.

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PS Vita release week rundown

PS Vita release week rundown

This week we're seeing so much news on the PlayStation Vita that you'd swear it hadn't already been on the market for months in Japan. What we've got though is a launch both in the USA and in the UK with the system showing up in Target stores as early as yesterday and pre-release bundles appearing at places like Gamestop from the start of this week. We've got the device here in the office and will be giving it an extensive review both in operating system and hardware along with the games that are available here at launch, but for now - columns galore!

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Sony rolls out PS Vita update ahead of Wednesday’s launch

Sony rolls out PS Vita update ahead of Wednesday’s launch

A few lucky people have already managed to get their hands on a PlayStation Vita, including us here at SlashGear, a handful of contest winners, people who work in the industry, etc. But the device doesn't officially go on sale in the US until Wednesday, and in preparation for that Sony has made a bunch of last-minute tweaks to the Vita's operating system so all the early adopters can take full advantage of what the device has to offer.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 20, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 20, 2012

We'd diving deep into portable gaming territory here on SlashGear with the PS Vita - take a peek at our unique coverage leading up to our full reviews both here in the USA and in the UK. Begin with the Microsoft is right to not sell a PS Vita competitor column by Don Reisinger. Next we've got your humble narrator's own Sony PS Vita 3G hands-on. Then read Chris Davies column by the name of Sony's four-screen strategy needs Vita OS. Take a peek at the Foxconn special coming out this week!

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Sony PS Vita 3G Hands-on

Sony PS Vita 3G Hands-on

It's time we got our hands on the PlayStation Vita 3G, also known as the PS Vita as it's released this month in the United States and the UK. In addition to the UK release which will be handled starting with the UK Sony PS Vita 3G hands-on by Chris Davies, we'll be taking a close look at a handful of games and the AT&T coverage we've got here in the USA. What follows is our first look at the device as it arrives here just days before the full February 22nd release!

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Activision’s Call of Duty series will reportedly land on Vita this fall

Activision’s Call of Duty series will reportedly land on Vita this fall

If you know anything about successful video games, then you know you can expect a new entry in the Call of Dity series every year, right in the middle of fall for the big shopping season. It looks like this year, there will be a new player invited to that annual party. It's been announced that Sony's new PlayStation Vita will receive its first entry in the popular war shooter franchise this year.

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Nintendo 3DS reportedly favored over Vita among developers

Nintendo 3DS reportedly favored over Vita among developers

There is apparently a growing trend for game developers to ditch Sony's new portable platform and invest more of their efforts in Nintendo's 3DS, which itself had been previously neglected. This is an odd turn of events from the usual market standard, where developers start with the platform that's released first and then move onto the next big thing. The Vita hasn't even launched in the US yet.

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Sony details PS3/Vita cross-play compatibility

Sony details PS3/Vita cross-play compatibility

Before you even rush out to the store to buy a PlayStation Vita, it's possible you may already own a handful of games that you can start playing on the system right away. It's already been confirmed that gamers who purchased select PSP games through the downloadable PlayStation Network will be able to download those games free of charge onto their Vita, and now the same is being said of downloadable PS3 games.

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