Sony Blows Open The Vita’s Launch

Sony Blows Open The Vita’s Launch


Apparently dissatisfied with speculation on the web about the U.S. launch of its upcoming portable gaming system, Sony has taken to the PlayStation Blog to let gamers know what’s what with the Vita’s impending February release. This includes some welcome clarification on the pricing structure of memory, which brings good tidings to pocketbooks everywhere. Specifically, prices on the memory cards are as follows:

  • 4GB Memory Card: $19.99

  • 8GB Memory Card: $29.99

  • 16GB Memory Card: $59.99

  • 32GB Memory Card: $99.99

    These aren’t mind-blowingly low; at best, you’re still paying over three dollars per gigabyte of storage. It’s still much better than what was initially listed by GameStop and $20 for something to save games on isn’t half bad. Next are the games, which Sony has divided into its first party titles and third-party entries:

    First-Party Launch Day Titles

  • Escape Plan (PSN Only)

  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational

  • Hustle Kings (PSN Only)

  • Little Deviants

  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip

  • Super Stardust Delta (PSN Only)

  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss

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    Sony has confirmed that all of these will be available on February 15, to coincide with the week-early release of the PS Vita First Edition Bundle.

    Third-Party Launch Day Titles

  • Army Corps of Hell
  • Asphalt Injection
  • Ben10 Galactic Racing
  • Blazblue: Continuum Shift EXTEND
  • Dungeon Hunter Alliance
  • Dynasty Warriors Next
  • F1 2011
  • EA Sports FIFA Soccer
  • Lumines Electronic Symphony
  • Michael Jackson: The Experience
  • Plants vs. Zombies (PSN Only)
  • Rayman Origins
  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen
  • Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN Only)
  • Touch My Katamari
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition

    Some of these third-party titles will also be available early. The rest will be out on February 22, when the Vita officially launches. There will be other titles released in the system’s “launch window,” including Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7, and MLB 12 The Show. The Vita’s package itself is slated to include six AR cards and a voucher for a downloadable AR Play game.

    A system itself can only do so much. In the end, the hardware is made or broken by the software made available for it. With around 25 titles at launch and more soon to follow, Sony is aiming for the Vita to hit the ground running. Still, though, those memory prices!

    By Shelby Reiches

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