PlayStation Vita

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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Mortal Kombat trailer teased for PS Vita

Mortal Kombat trailer teased for PS Vita

The Sony PlayStation Vita launch is only a week away and what better way to ramp up excitement for the new handheld than with an awesome trailer for one of the device's upcoming games. Sony today released a teaser trailer for Mortal Kombat, which is expected to launch on the PS Vita later this spring.

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PS Vita arrives in some stores in USA and games aplenty

PS Vita arrives in some stores in USA and games aplenty

If you've not already picked up a PS Vita, today might be your lucky day, as many vendors are receiving an amount of early release Limited Edition bundles for everyone. Though the US release was originally going to have a pre-release featured bundle where you'd have to have pre-ordered in order to get one, Sony has apparently decided to ship enough packages for as many people as wanted to get in on the action early as possible. In addition to prices we've got a full list of games you might pick up outside the full range of PlayStation Portable names which are of course available to you right out of the box - do continue on!

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PlayStation Vita pre-release bundles have arrived, pre-orders not needed

PlayStation Vita pre-release bundles have arrived, pre-orders not needed

While it should speak volumes that in order to get your hands on a PlayStation Vita before it's "official" release in the USA you do not need to have pre-ordered a unit, it may make more sense to focus on the price. Those of you who've pre-ordered a PSVita should be getting the system in your hands today or at the very least sometime this week, while those who did not pre-order the device will be able to head to their local gaming store today and pick one up for the pre-release bundle price.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. It's time to kick off another week with your daily dose of tech news, and there was no shortage of it today. Perhaps most noteworthy, though, at least for the business-minded folks out there, is that Google's deal to acquire Motorola's presence in the mobile market has been approved by both the European Union and the US Department of Justics (you know, the same people who probably would have never let AT&T buy T-Mobile). Now it's just a matter of paperwork before Motorola and Google become one.

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PS Vita keeps mobile gaming, PS3 connectivity at heart of US push

PS Vita keeps mobile gaming, PS3 connectivity at heart of US push

As the PlayStation Vita readies its big release here in the United States, we've got more than enough reason to want to pick one up and not stop playing for days on end. And as the advertising world begins to size up the situation, they've decided to target the gamers amongst use with a tendency to not stop playing unless they must. PlayStation Vita is a gaming system that'll allow you to play your PlayStation 3 games at home, convert your save to your PS Vita machine, continue to play, and play again when you're back to your system - there's no need to play outside every again!

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PlayStation Vita OS coming to Sony Smartphones

PlayStation Vita OS coming to Sony Smartphones

It appears that with the relative success of the Sony PlayStation Vita in its relatively limited release thus far, the operating system aboard has garnered some attention in regards to a possible mobile phone port. When asked this past November what the possibility was for the operating system to be brought to mobile phones was, mister Yoshio Matsumoto, Director of Business and Sony Computer Entertainment SVP noted that though the Vita OS was made for the Vita itself, its applicability was certainly made with other devices in mind, this being the "thin edge of the wedge" for the operating system.

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GameStop confirms will have PlayStation Vita midnight launch

GameStop confirms will have PlayStation Vita midnight launch

If you absolutely have to be among the first to pick up Sony's newest game device, head to GameStop. The retailer will be offering midnight launch events at locations throughout the country. Select stores will open at 11:00 PM on Tuesday night, then as the clock strikes midnight will begin giving the Vitas to eager early adopters. Customers are encouraged to pre-order a unit on GameStop's website prior to arriving for the event, though it is not mandatory.

 

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PS Vita First Edition Bundle unboxed early by Sony

PS Vita First Edition Bundle unboxed early by Sony

Sony's PlayStation Vita portable is set to launch in the US on February 22, but a special First Edition bundle will be arriving on February 15 for those who've pre-ordered. With less than a week to count down for the bundle, Sony's US PR team has posted its own official unboxing video to give a tantalizing preview of the bundle's contents.

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Square Enix producer confirms Final Fantasy X re-release is not a remake

Square Enix producer confirms Final Fantasy X re-release is not a remake

Final Fantasy X is regarded as one of the most pivotal entries in the storied Final Fantasy franchise, and it will be making a return on the PS3 and the PlayStation Vita in a graphically enhanced, HD re-release. Until now, though, there remained some confusion on whether or not it might be a remake with new or expanded content.

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Sony’s ModNation Racers on PS Vita already on sale at Walmart

Sony’s ModNation Racers on PS Vita already on sale at Walmart

You won't be able to do anything with it for nearly three weeks, but if you feel so inclined you might be able to go down to your local Walmart and pick up a PlayStation Vita game. There are reports of the launch title ModNation Racers: Road Trip already being stocked on the shelves of the discount retailer. Unfortunately, you shouldn't count on being able to find an actual Vita until it goes on sale on February 22.

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Sony PlayStation Vita demo units pop up at GameStop

Sony PlayStation Vita demo units pop up at GameStop

More than 3,300 US GameStop locations are now equipped with PlayStation Vitas. Not to buy, unfortunately, but to give anxious gamers a hands-on look at what the next generation of portable Sony gaming will offer. The demo stations contain playable builds of eight of the most anticipated Vita titles, some of which are launch games but others do not have an official release date yet.

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