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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on August 4 2011 - 12:04

Sony's new handheld will miss the Christmas rush in both the US and Europe...

Sony Corp's Executive Vice-President, Kaz Hirai has confirmed previous speculation that the PlayStation Vita will miss a pre-Christmas launch in the West, although the console will surface in Japan before the end of the year.

However, PS Vita will at least launch in Europe and the US before the end of March next year. Hirai specified an early 2012 launch and the handheld was originally announced for launch within the 2013 financial year.

According to an Associated Press report, Hirai has also dismissed speculation that Sony may be looking to introduce a price cut for the PS Vita to compete with the cut that Nintendo is introducing to its 3DS console this month.

"We packed so much into the device and made it very affordable," said Hirai. "There is no need to lower the price just because somebody else that happens to be in the video game business decided that they were going to lower their price.”

The entry-level PS Vita SKU (without support for 3G) is pegged to go on sale for £229.99 in the UK, which is the same price that retailers started selling the 3DS at when it launched last March. Following Nintendo's announcement that this price will be cut by a third, the 3DS is now expected to be priced around the £150 mark when the reduction comes into effect on August 12th.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 29th Feb 2012 22:33, Post No: 28

i forgot to add this, guessing your from the US the psv price in america for the 3G version costs $299 the UK price is £279, after converting from $ to £ that works out to £190($299), so does this mean it costs sony £90 to export the psv to the UK or is it sony using the same excuse as microsoft did with the 360 2 years ago by hiking the 360 arcade price up from £130 to £160 supposedly because of exchange rates.

 

just in case you didnt know how much in $ the UK price is when converted is $445, now how well do you think the psv will do when more people find out how much there getting ripped off when they buy a psv in europe (also here is the price conversion from $ to €, again $299 = €225) the price in europe in € = €299.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 29th Feb 2012 20:53, Post No: 27

lol have you got this page on perminent update or somthing, are you getting angry as both of your facts about the psv screen are wrong.
 
firstly is a superamoled captive touch not superamoled plus (that website obviously got it wrong, try the official spec rather than uofficial website spec) and secondly the screen res is 960x544 not 900x540.
 
now you say you cant see the pixels unless you put the psv 1 inch away from your eyes, lol thats just rubbish, the human eye cannot focus that close to an object even if you are using a jewelers loupe the eye wouldnt focus so i think you chose a bad time to be a smart[#@!?]there.
 
the psv screen is 5 inches where as the samsung galaxy s2's screen is 4.27 inches, that's only a tiny difference where as the iphones screen is just 3.5 inches yet its screen res is higher than the psv's @ 960x640.
 
the 3DS did not have the same launch price hell knows where you got that idea unless you were refering to purchasing the 3DS on HP (hired purchase), 3DS launch price £169, PSV launch price £279 3G £229 WIFI, yeah thats exactly the same price isnt it NOT.
 
OpenGL is inferiour to DX11, no modern PC game run's off OpenGL in preferance to DX yet you think thats going to save you pathetic drivel.
 
now one last thing i feel i should point out is a little saying that you should remember "assumption is the mother of all f*** ups".
 
this bit is the best bit though, it looks like only you and me are the only people comming back to this site to comment, as much as it entertains me every time you reply getting more worked up and it shows in every new reply you make.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 29th Feb 2012 19:24, Post No: 26

@#23,24,25

I'm assuming you are all 1 in the same?

The PSV has a customized quad core  PowerVR SGX543, while the iPad2 and iPhone4 is only dual core. Also, PSV uses OpenGL for graphics rendering.

if you have followed the link, you would see that it is Super AMOLED Plus, and previously you said it's not a "Super AMOLED". And now you switch it to it's not a Super AMOLED PLUS. which if you went to the link I gave, says it is.

1) Samsung Galaxy SII has a smaller screen.  so it would be harder to see the pixel.

2) Samsung Galaxy SII has a 800x480 resolution, the PSV has 900x540 resolution. 

3) I do not see the pixels on my PSV, unless I look super close i.e <1 inch away from the screen.

 

Oh and I use a Galaxy Nexus, which has a pentile display, but it still looks amazing. 

 

The PSV costs as much as the 3DS (at launch), which also costed as much as PSP at launch... Also, the PSP went on to sell 70 million. more than the x360 or PS3 in the same time frame. You say it's expensive but the PSV costs less than Smartphones (unsubsidised) and tablets. 

Laptop costs more than desktops, tablet cost the same as mid range desktops and it does much less... Electronics of any kind costs more to be portable than stationary.

You keep spouting that I'm a fanboy yet I have provided facts to back up my claims but you haven't.

 

@23

why are you even swearing at me and calling me a fanboy, is that all you have to say? 


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By: Anonymous

Added:Wed 29th Feb 2012 18:56, Post No: 25

whats next post 22 are you going to tell us the psvita has graphics better than DX10/11 (good luck with that, funny how sony had to use a power VR GPU which is also in the ipad 2 and iphone 4s and is only able to do DX9.0 textures).

 

oh just one more thing the PSV doesnt use superamoled plus its just standard superamoled, if you cant tell the difference just look at a samsung galaxy s2 screen and then look at the vita screen, on the vita you can easily see the pixels even though the vita screen res is higher than the s2, the s2 uses a far superiour screen technology increasing sub pixels by over 50%. 

 

who's a fanboy now, lol clearly you are.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 26th Feb 2012 01:46, Post No: 24

with no news update on this site just shows how desperate some fanboys are and how far they will go just to try to win a pathetic debate,

 

who give a s*** what the PSV screen is, just like in 2005 when the PSP launched it was as powerfull as a ps2 6 years later the PSV comes out as powerfull as a ps3 but costing as much as it does is seriously limiting its sales.

 

if anything the PSV will do worse in sales than the PSP as the current economic climate is still not very strong hence why no new home console from sony or microsoft for at least another 2 or more years.

 

sony have made exactly the same error they made with the ps3 with the PSV, too much power making it way to expencive, its like trying to win an argument where a PC gamer is constantly saying the PC wins cause its more powerfull than a current gen console only it costs at least 4X the amount of a current gen console, so what you have better graphics thats all youve got with a games PC and its exacly the same with the PSV get past the graphics and what have you got "an over hyped media player".


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 26th Feb 2012 01:31, Post No: 23

@22 you sad little troll, got nothing better to do with your time, PSV = PSP = EPIC FAIL.

not only are you a fanboy but a sad low life with F*** all better to do that cry like a fanboy, get a life you sad f***.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 25th Feb 2012 17:36, Post No: 22

@21

 

"Luckily the PSVita uses this Super-AMOLED Plus technology, which basically match the number of Red and Blue subpixels with the number of Green pixels (essentially regular RGB). "

 

edepot (dot) com/playstation.html

it's a Super-AMOLED Plus, super AMOLED Plus is still OLED. 


It's like saying LED(-backlit) TV are not LCD, which they are. 

 

Who's a fanboy now? 


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 14th Feb 2012 12:29, Post No: 21

@20 facepalm all you want buddy you are quite simply a retarded sony fanboy who cannot accept SAMOLED is better than OLED its not the f*****g same as its already been proven with the samsung galaxy S several years ago, go play your psv as much as you like as its just as much of a fail as the psp was, have a look at the jap sales of psv vs 3ds lol.

 

well go on cry here some more you stupidly retarded fanboy, ill take the ps phone any tim over that piece of over hyped junk.


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By: Anonymous

Added:Mon 13th Feb 2012 23:34, Post No: 20

@19 

LOL... *facepalm*

super amoled is still oled that's y OLED is in super amOLED. Just liked LED back-lit lcd are still lcd, just that the backlighting is LED instead of tradition CCFL.

Your argument is a fail. If you want to game and your you lose connection on onlive ... guess what ? you can't play anymore. Whie on PSV you can play your games since you have it on PSV cards or already downloaded on memory card.

You can go out and buy PS Vita games, instead of downloading them, if bandwidth is a concern. 


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By: Anonymous

Added:Tue 07th Feb 2012 14:45, Post No: 19

@#18 lol your just a typical sony fanboy disgusted to know the simple truth, go watch blunty3000 review a jap psv and come back and try to justify your incompitance, super amoled is not the same as oled hence the 'super am' part, super amoled works in any lighting situation oled doesnt but of corse you wouldnt know that as your dumb, now what happens when you buy those games off psn hmm on a psv the games are going to be several GB in size or the later games definatly will be, good luck paying the 3g charges for downloading content like that and the same goes for WIFI.

 

your whole comment is just an epic fail, onlive you know is better, PC visuals vs not quite ps3 visuals (old tech over 6 years old vs current tech pc yeah you really win there NOT), what else oh that right WIFI onlive vs psv when your downloading those games, what happens if you lose connection oh yeah you download stops you idiot.

 

god help us these morons will never learn.


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