Get all the essential PS Vita info here.
What is the official name?
The official name is PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). "Vita", which means "Life" in Latin, was chosen as the most appropriate name for the next generation portable entertainment system as it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context. Sony Computer Entertainment is aiming to transform every aspect of your daily life into an entertainment experience.
What is the meaning of NGP?
It stands for "Next Generation Portable". We used it as a code name before announcing "PS Vita".
When will PS Vita be available?
PS Vita will be available early 2012.
How much will PS Vita cost?
It will cost €249 for the Wi-Fi version and €299 for the 3G/Wi-Fi version.
What is the difference between PSP (PlayStation Portable) and PS Vita in terms of hardware specs?
What are the specs of the OLED screen?
The screen is a 5-inch (16:9) display with 960x544 pixels and approximately 16,770,000 colours displayed.
Do all PS Vita users have to sign up with a mobile phone provider?
No. You can enjoy PS Vita using only Wi-Fi.
How do you buy PS Vita games?
You can either download PS Vita games directly from PlayStation Store to a storage medium via the Internet, or buy the new games medium at high street stores.
Why did you decide to adopt a touchscreen on the front and a rear touch pad?
PS Vita allows you to interact directly with games in three dimension-like motion, through touch, grab, trace, push and pull finger movements. The combination of the touchscreen and rear touch pad enables gameplay experiences that have never been offered on any portable device. The rear touch pad also allows you to interact with games without obstructing the brilliant OLED screen.
Do you have any plans to introduce a video output cable? Will PS Vita have HDMI output?
No, PS Vita does not have a video output feature.
Can you take out the battery from the system?
No. PS Vita has a in-built battery.
There are two slots on the PS Vita, what are they for?
One is for the new game medium (PlayStation Vita card), the other is for storage media which can be used for personal and downloadable content.