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Sony E3 coverage: $250 PS Vita, PS Move, 3D, monitors, bundles, games

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Jun 2011 20:26 User comments (11)

Sony E3 coverage: $250 PS Vita, PS Move, 3D, monitors, bundles, games Sony's E3 keynote has just begun, and we will be reviewing after. For now, watch the live stream here: E3 Sony

PSN Outage



jack Tretton has apologized to everyone affected and to developers who have possibly lost revenue due to the massive security breach.


CinemaNow added


Sony adding free access to CinemaNow later this year.



Ico HD remasters



Will hit U.S. in September. No word on price, but should be great for fans of the originals on PS2.



3D monitor + glasses + game bundle for $500



Sony showed off a nice 24-inch 3D HDTV with cheaper active shutter glasses that also comes bundled with Resistance 3 3D and an HDMI cable for $500.

(Pic via TC)



PS Vita


Officially unveiled as the PS Vita, the NGP packs a significant punch.

For controls, the updated handheld adds dual micro-analog sticks, giving gamers a feature they begged for on the original PSP.

The device has a massive 5-inch multi-touch OLED screen with 960×544 resolution, a multi-touch panel on the back and will run on a quad-core ARM cortex processor.

Sony has added tilt-sensitive SIXAXIS controls, standard and front-side cameras, GPS, an electric compass, Wi-Fi and 3G support, and access to Android gaming.

For 3G, AT&T is the exclusive carrier.

Prices are very decent, as well. $250 for Wi-Fi-only, $300 for 3G starting this holiday season.





Uncharted looks absolutely fantastic, controls and quality.

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11 user comments

16.6.2011 23:20

PSVita looks great will be getting it 100%. so far Sony had the better show see what Nintendo brings to the table with the Wii 2.

27.6.2011 2:30

yeh i agree and ea and ubisoft did great not sure with microsoft

37.6.2011 4:06

Thats fantastic! & cheap!


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47.6.2011 4:06

Thats fantastic! & cheap!


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57.6.2011 12:00

Did I read that correctly? $250 for hand held?

For hardcore, proprietary equipment?

And they still can't keep your information secure?

No thanks folks.


67.6.2011 12:48

cool guess rumours were true

77.6.2011 13:51

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Did I read that correctly? $250 for hand held?

For hardcore, proprietary equipment?
The PS Vita's price is exactly inline with the 3DS, so I don't see how that is outside it's direct competitor for cost. Do I think both are overpriced. Yes, but more so the 3DS than the PSV. All I know is I am going to pre-order my PSV in the next couple of days.
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87.6.2011 13:54

Originally posted by Oner:
Originally posted by LordRuss:
Did I read that correctly? $250 for hand held?

For hardcore, proprietary equipment?
The PS Vita's price is exactly inline with the 3DS, so I don't see how that is outside it's direct competitor for cost. Do I think both are overpriced. Yes, but more so the 3DS than the PSV. All I know is I am going to pre-order my PSV in the next couple of days.
Not even sure if Sony is making any margins on the Vita at that price point (if reported specs are accurate).

97.6.2011 14:15

And in tone & retort with everyone's possible disdain with the old farts distaste for NOT waning over spending the equivalent amount of a cheap (probably grossly cheap, but hear me out) tablet PC that, yes, albeit NOT one of the coveted game centers of the aforementioned...

That's a lot of money... No game. No goodies that I saw. Maybe a little bit of cross platform movement from older platform goodness, but definitely not PS3 to Vita.

I'm just saying guys... Old fart here... Hind sight being 400/20, corrective lenses & all... anecdotal stories are for "you" guys, not me... I'm not spending the bucks. Sure, the devices get my "COOL" vote and Kudos... just not my money, that's all.

My big, old, crippled ass just happens to be hobbling over & see how I can get my platform onto big screen large enough so I can see Duke Nukem large enough to see the dancing nudies, that's all I'm saying.


108.6.2011 16:30

Originally posted by LordRuss:
And in tone & retort with everyone's possible disdain with the old farts distaste for NOT waning over spending the equivalent amount of a cheap (probably grossly cheap, but hear me out) tablet PC that, yes, albeit NOT one of the coveted game centers of the aforementioned...

That's a lot of money... No game. No goodies that I saw. Maybe a little bit of cross platform movement from older platform goodness, but definitely not PS3 to Vita.

I'm just saying guys... Old fart here... Hind sight being 400/20, corrective lenses & all... anecdotal stories are for "you" guys, not me... I'm not spending the bucks. Sure, the devices get my "COOL" vote and Kudos... just not my money, that's all.

My big, old, crippled ass just happens to be hobbling over & see how I can get my platform onto big screen large enough so I can see Duke Nukem large enough to see the dancing nudies, that's all I'm saying.
LoL.

Actually it seems I was on the right track with my guess/connection between the PS Vita and PS3 that I posted here

Originally posted by Myself:
The one thing I am going to also add is that I think Sony can have the real jump here...because if you think about it, the PSV should (in theory) do or offer the same kind of innovation that the Wii U controller has shown (in terms of connectivity & interoperability).

The difference being is that Sony has it THIS year. It's something people really need to start pondering, discussing & having an open mind about.


It looks like there is a bit of confirmation and rumblings about it already ~

Quote:
...many gamers began to wonder whether the PS3 and PlayStation Vita could do the same thing. SCE Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida also believes that the combination could work, saying that Sony are experimenting with the idea.

Yoshida spoke to Develop about the Wii U and the Vita and PS3:

It is very interesting the ways that Nintendo went with Wii U, and I was surprised it wasn’t exactly as it had been rumoured.

Already people are starting to ask about linking Vita and PS3 to do something similar, in terms of using two screens, and having controls on the screen. That’s very interesting, and we will have to experiment.

He continued:

Lots of the things that developers of Vita games are doing, as you may have seen, is experimenting with connectivities between Vita and PS3.

The Wipeout [2048] team came up with their cross play ideas, and the other Vita teams have come up with ways of playing with two systems. It’s just a matter of time, as we provide the SDKs to developers so they can make use of both PS3 and Vita, and they might come up with something interesting.
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1111.6.2011 23:17

So in essence, PSV and PS3 is an earlier version of Wii U. The major difference is that the PSV can survive without the PS3, but not the Wii U (the tablet controller is part of the Wii U).

Personally I think the WiFi model of the PSV is a very good deal at $249.99. I'll be getting one and Uncharted Golden Abyss!


Peace!

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