Sony’s much-awaited portable game console Playstation Vita went on sale today in Japan and it looks like Sony will have one good reason to smile as the year end. As reported on Yahoo News “thousands of game enthusiasts lined up early in the morning to be among the first to buy it.” long lines in front of stores are usually seen in front of Apple stores whenever they releases a new product and have been called “i-line” and it looks like a lot of people want to have the bragging rights to be the first owner of the Playstation Vita.
The PS Vita is the successor of the smash-hit Sony Playstation Portable and has a drool-worthy specs; an ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core) processor, SGX543MP4+ GPU, 5″ (16:9) 960 x 544, OLED Multi touch capacitive screen and will support both WiFI and 3G connectivity. There will be 26 new games for Vita though there have been reports that old PSP games can also be played on the new new gaming console. Sony PS Vita also enables gamers to play against each other using PlayStation 3 consoles over the Internet-based PlayStation Network. Aside from the Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita will need to compete with Android and iOS powered devices that allows gamers play addictive, cheap and simple games like the mega-hit “Angry Birds” and “Plants vs Zombies”.
The PS Vita goes on sale in the North America and Europe on Feb. 22, 2012, it will be sold in the US for $250 for the Wifi-only model and $300 for the 3G connectivity from AT&T. Still no word as when the gaming console will be available in the Middle East.
For us waiting and hoping that the PS Vita be sold earlier than expected, here’s an unboxing video that will make the waiting unbearable.