Obviously, I’ve heard of handheld gaming systems, and I’ve heard of console systems as well. What Sony has created, however, is a weird amalgamation of the two. What they have done is made the Vita TV.
Revealed yesterday, the Vita TV is different from the regular Vita in that it uses a DualShock 3 for a controller. It has slots for Vita games and memory cards, and the system will support Vita, PSP, and other PlayStation games as well. The base model comes with 1 GB of internal memory, can handle 2 DualShocks at once, and is priced at about $100. The release date will be November 14th for Japan, with no North America release announced at this time.
That’s not the only Vita news around either. Sony also announced that on October 10th (in Japan) they are releasing a new model of Vita, that’s both 20% thinner and 15% lighter than the original with an LCD (compared to the originals OLED) and will come in several different colors. It also comes with a 1GB memory card and has 6 hours of battery life for games. When it is released in Japan it’ll retail for about $200. No word yet on an American release.
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