Sony to launch PlayStation Vita in Australia tomorrow

Macworld Australia Staff
22 February, 2012
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Sony’s new handheld gaming device, the PlayStation Vita will launch in Australia tomorrow.

The Vita will feature never-before-seen technology in a portable gaming console, with the likes of a quad-core processor, two joysticks, 5in OLED touchscreen, dual cameras, 3G/Wi-Fi connectivity,and social integration to Facebook and Twitter.

Sony says the device has been built to afford users uncompromised portable gaming .

“[PS Vita's] impressive feature set is designed to provide the ultimate gaming experiences on the go. This, combined with social connectivity means there will be not only innovative new ways to play, but also new ways to connect with others,” said Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia and New Zealand.

“We are incredibly excited about the launch of PlayStation Vita,” Ephrain added.

The gaming gadget will launch with some big name titles on board, such as Wipeout and Uncharted – adding to the delight and excitement of mobile gamers of all ages.

You can buy the console outright for $349 (Wi-Fi) or $419 (3G). Vodafone has also announced its pricing options to purchase the PS Vita on a 12-month plan.

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  1. Andrew says:

    Why vodaphone and not telstra?

  2. Dave Bullard says:

    I haven’t spoken to anyone behind the scenes, but what I think happened is: With international launches like this, some companies prefer to make one deal with one telco with a global reach. Vodafone has it; Telstra doesn’t. An example of this happening before was when 3G first came out and Disney signed an exclusive content deal with Vodafone, putting Telstra’s nose out of joint.

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