PlayStation Vita

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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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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Sony PlayStation Vita’s GPS feature will be used in Disgaea 3

Sony PlayStation Vita’s GPS feature will be used in Disgaea 3

Having GPS functionality in Sony's impending handheld game device will be nice if you're ever lost on the road or happen to wander off while being immersed in a game. Or, if you're playing Nippon Ichi's RPG Disgaea 3, it will allow you to earn discounts on in-game items, gain experience points, and increase your mana. That's because the irreverent Japanese game will use the PlayStation Vita's GPS functionality to measure how far players travel in real life.

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