PS Vita launch titles revealed

Full list of launch titles, social features, augmented reality and games in development

November 23, 2011
Sony PSVita Launch Details

We all know the PS Vita is heading our way on 22 February 2012, but information surrounding what’s going to be available day-one with Sony’s next-gen portable has been pretty scarce.

MyGaming recently delved into the details surrounding the 3G network partners, with local cellular network provider Vodacom “in talks” with Sony Computer Entertainment distributors in South Africa, Ster Kinekor, about possible deals – but what gamers really want to hear about, are the games.

At a PS Vita event in held in London last night (22 November 2011), Sony unveiled exactly which games you can be expecting on launch day, as well as a wealth of titles that are currently in development for the portable.

Also on show at the event, were the PS Vita’s social features – showing how you’ll be connecting to the world around you; and with the augmented reality feature, that may be more literal than you think.

We’re still waiting to hear what the local RRP will be, but online retailers are pegging pre-orders around the R3,499 mark for the Wi-Fi plud 3G version of the PS Vita.

Social Features

The PS Vita’s social features are called “Social Essentials” and include Twitter and Facebook as you’d expect, but also FourSquare and now Flickr as well.

Augmented Reality Markers

Following Nintendo’s lead with the 3DS, the PS Vita has augmented reality as an avenue that is being fully explored by Sony – with 3 games that use the technology being available for free download from the PlayStation Store at launch.

Check out the other launch details below, courtesy of the EU Playstation Blog.

PS Vita Launch Titles

  • Escape Plan
  • Everybody’s Golf
  • Gravity Rush
  • Hustle Kings
  • Little Deviants
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip
  • MotorStorm RC
  • Reality Fighters
  • Super StarDust Delta
  • Top Darts
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • WipEout 2048
Uncharted Golden Abyss

Uncharted Golden Abyss

Games currently in development

  • Army Corps of Hell
  • Asphalt: Injection
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Ben 10 Galactic Racing
  • Bioshock
  • Call of Duty
  • Disgaea 3 Return
  • Dragon’s Racing
  • Dungeon Hunter: Alliance
  • Dynasty Warriors Next
  • EA Sports FIFA Football
  • F1 2011
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • Lumines Electronic Symphony
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience HD
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Ninja Gaiden (working title)
  • OddWorld: Strangers Wrath
  • Orc Attack
  • Puddle
  • Pure Chess
  • Putty Squad Vita
  • Rayman Origins
  • Ridge Racer
  • Robot Rescue Revolution
  • Shinobido 2
  • Silent Hill: Book of Memories
  • Stardrone Extreme
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz
  • Supremacy MMA
  • Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack
  • The Treasures of Montezuma Blitz
  • Touch My Katamari
  • Troopies
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom
  • Unit 13
  • Urban Trials
  • Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
Unit 13

Unit 13

Technical Specifications

Platform name PlayStation Vita
Model number PCH-1000 series
CPU ARM® Cortex™-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 largestprojection)
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, OLEDMulti touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touch pad Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Cameras Front camera, Rear cameraFrame rate : 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA)Resolution : Up to 640×480(VGA)
Sound Built-in stereo speakersBuilt-in microphone
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three axis electronic compass
Location Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only)Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches PS buttonPower buttonDirectional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)Right stick, Left stickSTART button, SELECT buttonVolume buttons (+/-)
Wireless communications Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGEIEEE 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 slotMemory card slotSIM 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 2210mAhAC adaptor: DC 5V
Operating environment temperature 5°C~35°C
SupportedAV contentformat 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
Source: Playstation EU Blog

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