Sony PS Vita, the next generation handheld gaming console, may be launched ahead of its existing counterpart with additional functionalities like 3G mobile network connectivity and GPS, making it nothing short of a tablet device.
As The Mobile Indian reported earlier, Sony might be looking at a year-end or an early 2012 launch but the plans now seem to have changed over time. According to a upcoming games launch flyer that was received by people over at IGN, the Sony Playstation Vita will make its debut in the United Kingdome on October 28 this year. Following which, the Indian launch of the PS Vita does not seem so far away and it is highly possible that the device might hit the Indian stores by end of October or in early November.
The Vita has some impressive configuration to flaunt as well. The Vita features a quad core mobile processor based on the Arm Cortex A9 architecture and a dedicated GPU. The device also features a rear and a front camera. The Vita also features a capacitive track pad at the back of the device like the one featured on the Motorola Backflip for easy and accurate navigation.
Sony has included a six axis motion sensing system that comprises of a three axis gyroscope and a three axis accelerometer for accurate motion sensing. Besides, a three axis compass has also been added to the device for location based tracking in conjunction with the integrated GPS system.
Till now, there has been no change in the price pertaining to the offerings and the PS Vita will be available in two variants: the Wi-Fi only variant for $249 (Rs 13,000) and the 3G variant for $299 (Rs 15,000), which is not a high price to be paid for an advanced gaming console.