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2011

19th of January 2011
Financial website Bloomberg, reports that Sony are going to reveal an updated Playstation Portable on the 27th of January, that report can be read here.

27th of January 2011(Japan Time)
SCE hold a press conference, where they reveal a new hand-held console, which they call NGP(Next Generation Portable)
Here is a quote from the conference:

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced its next generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP), which delivers the ultimate portable entertainment experience. NGP will make its debut at the end of the year 2011.

NGP is designed to offer unparalleled interactive entertainment that is only possible on PlayStation®. This new system offers a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context, made possible by leveraging SCE’s experience from both PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®3 (PS3®) entertainment systems.

Deep and immersive gaming is at the core of PlayStation’s DNA, and NGP is the latest embodiment of this vision. By having both Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity, together with various applications, NGP will enable infinite possibilities for users to “encounter,” “connect,” “discover,” “share” and “play” with friends wherever they are. Within the device are a range of features that provide a genuinely cutting-edge, next generation ultimate portable entertainment experience.

Here are the original specifications:

To read the full press conference, visit here:
Or view this video:

A diagram of the ARM processor that may be in the NGP(Image Property Of www.arm.com):

28th Of January 2011
Frank Kruszenski from ARM, writes an article discussing the NGP, here is a small quote from his statement:

I can’t wait for Christmas and have already started to write my letter to Santa with Sony’s NGP top of my list.

To read the full article, visit here.

18th Of February 2011
Tianzhe Yan from SCE, showcases the NGP at the SCET Taipei Game Show 2011.

29th Of May 2011
Rumours emerge that the new handheld device from Sony, is to be called “PS Vita”, this was found out via a leaked E3 manual:
I created an article here on PS3HaX, also accompanied by a Poll, the majority hated the new rumoured name.
You can also read about the story at the original source.

7th Of June 2011(8th June 2011 UK Time).
Today, is the most exciting event on a gamers calendar, the E3 event, this is where Console manufactures and game makers showcase their products.
Sony showcased the NGP, which they have decided to call, as rumours suggested, “PS Vita”.
Final Specs Are:

CPU – ARM® Cortex™- A9 core (4 core)

GPU – SGX543MP4+

External Dimensions – Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth)
(tentative, excludes largest projection)

Screen (Touch Screen) – 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED, Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Rear Touch Pad – Multi touch pad (capacitive type)

Cameras – Front camera, Rear camera

Sound – Built-in stereo speakers, Built-in microphone

Sensors – Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass

Location – Built-in GPS, Wi-Fi location service support

Keys / Switches – PS button, Power button, Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Shoulder buttons (Right/Left), Right stick, Left stick, START button, SELECT button, Volume buttons (+/-)
Wireless Communications – Mobile network connectivity (3G), IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi)(Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

22nd Of June 2011
ShopTo a website that sells consoles, has posted on its site the release date for the PS Vita, whilst Sony have rubbished these rumours, the entire internet is reporting that ShopTo has “leaked” the date.
The link to the site:
http://www.shopto.net/CHARTS/PSP/PREORDERS
If it disappears and it most likely will, here is an image.(Edit, just as I was writing this, the site change, to provide zero information on the Vita :p)

23rd Of June 2011
The US version of the Internet Shopping Website Amazon, has posted the 31st of December 2011 as the release date, whilst the UK version of Amazon dosnt have a date, just the price.

15th Of September 2011
At TGS 2011, Sony reveals quite exciting information on their PS Vita, they reveal that the release date(Japan) will be December 17th 2011, the console will be released in three flavours,

  • PCH-1100 AA01 – Crystal Black initial limited edition – WiFi/3G – 500,000 units only – 29,980 yen (including tax).
  • PCH-1100 AB01 – Crystal Black limited edition – WiFi/3G – 29,980 yen (including tax).
  • PCH-1000 ZA01 – Crystal Black – WiFi – 24,980 yen (including tax).

The specifications of the machine have stayed the same, from the earlier report:

 

The battery capacity is somewhat lacking, with only 23-5 hours between charge, which isn’t great for long journeys, that’s basically it, i will post some images and video’s.

Games Available On Japanese Release Date

  • BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT EXTEND
  • 3gokushi touchbattle
  • Project N.O.E.L.S.
  • ULTIMATE MARVEL VS.CAPCOM 3
  • Nature of Night of Kamaitachi – 11th visitor, A Suspect
  • F1 2011
  • DREAM C CLUB ZERO PORTABLE
  • Niconico
  • FISH ON
  • KATAMARI DAMACY
  • RIDGE RACER
  • Disgaea3 Return
  • Virtua Tennis 4 – World Tour Edition
  • @field
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Little Deviants
  • Minnato Issho
  • HOT SHOTS GOLF NEXT
  • Yuusha no kiroku
  • Monster Radar
  • Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja
  • Army Corps of Hell
  • LORD of APOCALYPSE
  • DYNASTY WARRIORS NEXT
  • Dark Quest
  • MICHAEL JACKSON THE EXPERIENCE HD

 

 

 

Various Colours

 

Peripherals

Dock/Stand.

External Battery.

Power Supply/Charger.

Headphones.

USB/Data Cable

17th of December 2011
The PS Vita gets released in Japan at around 7AM local time(8PM 16th December UK time)

17th of December 2011
The very same day the PS Vita is released, teck4 a Japanese PSP developer finds an exploit in the built in PSP emulator on the Vita, he creates a “Hello World”.

27th of December 2011
Sony release a mandatory update for the PS Vita (Version 1.51)

30th of December 2011
An anonymous developer shows a new “Hello World” on the PS Vita, using a different method than teck4’s.

31st of December 2011
PSP developer Wololo gets Doom running on the PS Vita.

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