UK Pricing For PS Vita Confirmed

Following on from our news earlier regarding the February 22nd release date for PlayStation Vita, Sony Europe has just confirmed the pricing for the UK.

“Available from £229.99 (RRP) for the Wi-Fi model and £279.99 (RRP) for the 3G/Wi-Fi model, PS Vita will offer uncompromised portable gaming experiences, anytime, and anywhere,” says the press release.

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The statement confirms that there are over 80 games in production, including LittleBigPlanet, Wipeout 2048, Resistance, Uncharted, Assassin’s Creed, FIFA and Call of Duty.

Source: press release.

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45 Comments

  1. For a device that no one knows if there’s even a market for anymore (outside of the fans) being dearer than home consoles which have a much higher /perceived/ value could prove tricky.

    • One thing Sony seem to have got right this time unlike PS3 launch & PSMove (& separately 3DS) is games… And its always been saud that games sell systems. So plenty of execs will be crossing their fingers that this is still true, although like the PSP many of the key games mentioned seem better suited to sofa based rather than mobile gaming, which for me is why the PS Suite is the killer feature with compatibility between this & Sony gaming phones & tablets etc

      • PSP is used for sofa (or chair in room while ‘studying’ :P) gaming loads, so I don’t mind that.

    • I was thinking the same about price, but then I looked up how much an iPod Touch is (£250 for a 32gb, £330 for 64gb)…….ok, that has a large amount of memory built in, which is extra money when buying a Vita. But then the Vita has more umpf and ‘proper’ controls. They both have plus and minus points, but the Vita is at least in the same ball park.

    • @ cc_star. That’s what people said about the £500 iphone when it first came out. Its a new console. The iphone 4s is ridiculously priced, but people still buy it over the 4 which is essentially the same.

      • I could be wrong but isn’t that £500 subsidised by cotracts for most people?

  2. Thats not bad at all for the original specs… have they confirmed those too?

    • Yep:

      Platform name

      PlayStation®Vita

      Model number

      PCH-1000 series

      CPU

      ARM® CortexTM-A9 core (4 core)

      GPU

      SGX543MP4+

      Main memory

      512MB

      VRAM

      128MB

      External Dimensions

      Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest

      projection)

      Weight

      Approx 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model)

      Approx 260g (Wi-Fi model)

      Screen

      (Touch screen)

      5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED

      Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

      Rear touch pad

      Multi touch pad (capacitive type)

      Cameras

      Front camera, Rear camera

      Frame rate : [email protected]×240(QVGA), [email protected]×480(VGA)

      Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)

      Sound

      Built-in stereo speakers

      Built-in microphone

      Sensors

      Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Threeaxis

      electronic compass

      Location

      Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

      Wi-Fi location service support

      Keys / Switches

      PS button

      Power button

      Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)

      Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)

      Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)

      Right stick, Left stick

      START button, SELECT button

      Volume buttons (+/-)

      Wireless

      communications

      Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

      3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE

      IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)

      Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR ?A2DP/AVRCP/HSP?

      Slots/Ports

      PlayStation®Vita card slot

      Memory card slot

      SIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

      Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In],

      Power

      Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2210mAh

      AC adaptor: DC 5V

      Operating

      environment

      temperature

      5??35?

      Supported

      AV content

      format

      Music

      ?MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM)

      Videos

      ?MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile

      (AAC)

      Photos

      ?JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG

    • Whoa…

    • That is an accessory.

  3. I’ve gone for the 3G but seeing as there will probably be many revisions of the device (looking at you PSP), I might go for the Wi-Fi only, then “upgrade” to a 3G when they make improvements and no doubt adjust the price.

    • If you have an Android or iPhone, the 3G version is pointless.

  4. Promising looking hardware, but buying any handheld over 150quid is a gamble. I’ll hold out. Besides, it doesn’t support PSOne downloads as far as I’m aware, which is something I would want

    • Q: Is PS Vita compatible with other PlayStation platform games like PS3, PS2, or PSP? Do you have any plan to support other PlayStation platforms in the future?
      A: Users can play PSP titles, minis and PSone classics titles which are offered on PS Store. We do no have any plans to make PS Vita compatible with PS3 or PS2 titles at this point.

      http://us.playstation.com/support/answer/index.htm?a_id=2254

      • lol good spot. Not sure where I heard that then :| *blames lack of early morning coffee*

      • It was a recent story, but I’d say it’s unconfirmed. It stemmed from a translation from Japanese, which is a good place to find an error.
        Everytime it was brought up previously, we were told it could play PSP, PS1 and minis titles.

    • Well there we go… an translation error?

  5. Nice! a bit of time to get saving then!

  6. It’s about what we suspected and it’s too much imo. I fully expect a fairly quick price drop so I might think about one then.

    • That’s exactly what i thought too..

  7. Although it is pricey, I see the Vita as an extension of my PS3. Since the Killzone 3 demo, I should be able to use the Vita at work etc to start clearing my backlog of PS3 games. If it works for Killzone 3 it should be fine for some of my slower paced PSN games, and will also save me money on lots of Vita titles.

  8. Its ok I guess.. PSP games is a win for me and depending if the launch line-up is good…

    Maybe..

  9. I’m much more interested in a Vita than I’ve been in any previous portable gaming device but £229.99 + proprietary SD card will be too much for me. I’ll wait for the price to drop.

    • Not to mention a few ~£30 games aswell ;)

  10. I’ll be waiting for the bundles and offers to roll out before I order one. Seems a little steep when you’ll end up buying a memory card too.

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