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PS Vita to have 3G download limits and system-specific memory cards

PS Vita to have 3G download limits and system-specific memory cards

Sony has confirmed in a recent interview with ASCII that it's upcoming PS Vita portable gaming console would have 3G download limits and that its proprietary memory cards would be system-specific. Although not completely unexpected, it's a bit surprising that the device will require a completely new memory card format that will not be compatible with any of Sony's other products.

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PS Vita is region-unlocked confirms Sony

PS Vita is region-unlocked confirms Sony

Sony has confirmed that the PS Vita will be region-free, meaning that gamers should be able to import the handheld and games for it from Japan where it will launch first. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida revealed the spec tidbit on Twitter, though went on to caution against importing. Last week, it was revealed that the PS Vita would go on sale in Japan on December 17, though US availability has been pegged by retailers for only a couple of weeks after that.

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PS Vita to hit Japan on December 17

PS Vita to hit Japan on December 17

Earlier this month we mentioned that the Sony PS Vita portable game console would be landing in the US and the UK on December 31, missing the important holiday shopping season .The PS Vita had a price pegged at $249.99 in the States and £229.99 in the UK. The consoles are up or pre-order in the US and UK via Amazon right now. Sony has now announced the launch date for the PS Vita console for Japan.

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Game industry execs think PS vita launch will be “a car wreck”

Game industry execs think PS vita launch will be “a car wreck”

The PS Vita isn't even here yet and already some game developers are calling for a failed product and a launch that one is describing as "a car wreck." How you can call a launch a failure before the product even ships is beyond me. The PS Vita is expected to hit Japan later this year and land in the US early next year. Lyle Hall and Matthew Seymour from Heavy Iron Studios are already predicting failure of the PS Vita.

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Sony To Offer PSP Bundle With Madden NFL 12 And Need For Speed Shift

Sony To Offer PSP Bundle With Madden NFL 12 And Need For Speed Shift

Sony's PlayStation Portable will soon be available in a special bundle called the PSP Entertainment Pack. So, if you've been wanting to get a portable gaming console and you're not patient enough for the next-gen PS Vita, then at least wait until August 30, when this PSP deal hits store shelves. The bundle will include the PSP itself plus two games and a 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo for a total of $159.99.

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PS Vita US and Europe launch in “early” 2012 says Sony

PS Vita US and Europe launch in “early” 2012 says Sony

Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation Vita launch will miss the 2011 holiday season in the US and Europe, with the new handheld instead arriving "early next year." According to Sony VP Kazuo Hirai, only Japan will see the Vita arrive in time for Christmas, with the rest of the "phased global rollout" taking place in early 2012. Rather than a delay, Hirai said the scheduling was intended to give Sony time to prepare "solid" game offerings.

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