The PS Vita (vee-tah!) was announced in January, and although we knew most of the devices specs, Sony didn’t announce any pricing or release dates. Today at Sony’s E3 press conference, Sony let loose all of that info. According to Sony Bend, they’ve been working on PS Vita hardware for over two years!

There were reports that the PS Vita would suffer a delay due to the earthquake in Japan, but Sony’s official stance is that there is no delay – it will come out this holiday season!

Before we go into all the details, on Vita’s pricing and release, Sony announced a few prominent features: voice chat and Near. Gamers will be able to voice chat any time with a headset and Near will let them discover new gamers/what other gamers are players are playing and compare Trophies.


Wi-Fi: $249.99

3G + Wi-Fi: $299.99. AT&T is the exclusive U.S. carrier. Customers who have an AT&T data plan will also have access to over 24,000 Wi-Fi hotspots.

Release: Holiday 2011.

Now that we know how much the newest member of the PlayStation family will cost and when we can all get our hands on one, will you be in line to get yours on day one? Does it still seem too large? Are you excited for the dual analog sticks and rear touchpad? What about the dual cameras for AR gaming? Let us know what you love about the PS Vita in the comments section below.

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