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Sony accepting apps for PlayStation Suite dev program closed beta

Sony accepting apps for PlayStation Suite dev program closed beta

We talked a bit about the PlayStation Suite program back in September when we first caught wind of the new dev program. The point of the PS Suite program is to allow the developers to make games and other apps that will run on the coming Vita portable console as well as Android devices. The PlayStation Suite SDK will allow the games to be played on Android devices that aren’t Sony branded as well.

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Sony PS Vita browser won’t support Flash at launch

Sony PS Vita browser won’t support Flash at launch

According to a report from Japanese publication Weekly Famitsu, the web browser on Sony's next-generation portable gaming device, the PlayStation Vita, will not support Adobe Flash at launch. It will support cookies, JavaScript 1.7, and some HTML5, but Flash didn't make the list. Also not supported are Game Archives that include classic PlayStation One games.

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Some PS Vita games will require a memory card to save

Some PS Vita games will require a memory card to save

The launch of the PS Vita is getting close and we already know all the details on the new portable game console. We know that the console gets a 5-inch AMOLED screen that is touch sensitive. The console will sell for $249 in WiFi only and $299 with 3G inside as well. We were already not too happy that the PS Vita would require a specific memory card format that would not work with other devices.

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PS Vita hits North America and Europe February 22 2012

PS Vita hits North America and Europe February 22 2012

The PlayStation Vita will go on sale February 22, 2012 in North America and Europe, Sony has confirmed, two months after the console arrives in Japan. The handheld - which features a 5-inch OLED touchscreen - will be priced at $249 for the WiFi-only model, and $299 for the 3G/WiFi version.

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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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Sony PlayStation Vita battery rumored to last only 3-5 hours per charge

Sony PlayStation Vita battery rumored to last only 3-5 hours per charge

We have talked the PS Vita to death and we know just about all there is to know about the portable console. The new Sony portable is up for pre-order on GameStop for $249.99 on the WiFi only model and $299.99 for the 3G and WiFi version. One thing we always want to know about on gadgets when it comes time to buy is how long the battery lasts.

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Sony PS Vita up for pre-orders on GameStop

Sony PS Vita up for pre-orders on GameStop

The Sony PS Vita is now available for pre-orders at GameStop, where it's listed with a release date of December 31. The next-gen portable gaming device, originally codenamed the NGP, was officially unveiled during E3 2011 and is expected to launch first in Japan on December 17.

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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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Sony PS Vita up for pre-order with Dec 31 release

Sony PS Vita up for pre-order with Dec 31 release

The Sony PS Vita - the company's replacement to the PSP - has gone up for pre-order at Amazon, with the retailer suggesting a December 31 2011 ship date in the US. Both Amazon's US and UK sites are offering the Vita, each having the WiFi-only and WiFi + 3G versions up for grabs. Pricing starts at $249.99 in the US and £229.99 in the UK.

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Sony Unveils New Budget PSP Ahead Of PS Vita

Sony Unveils New Budget PSP Ahead Of PS Vita

Sony unveiled a new budget-friendly model of the PSP today during their Gamescom press conference. The announcement came as quite a surprise since the company's PSP successor, the PS Vita, was announced with much fanfare at E3 2011. This new PSP model will, however, only be available to the European market.

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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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