Sony has announced that it is not going to release the new PlayStation Vita in the UK or the US in time for the Christmas rush, with Kaz Hirai suggesting that it will not arrive until early 2012.
Sony's forthcoming PlayStation Vita handheld may be used as a PS3 controller for certain games if comments from a Sony rep at the recent Develop conference are to be believed.
Sony's new PS Vita will reportedly be powered by a Samsung manufactured CPU, according to Japanese trade newspaper Semiconductor Industry News.
While Sony remains tight-lipped about the exact amount of RAM it plans to put in the forthcoming new PlayStation Vita handheld, one developer has revealed this week that the new console has "about ten times" the amount of RAM that was in the original PSP.
Clearly there are going to be two big stories from E3 2011 – Nintendo's successor to the Wii (code-name Project Café) and Sony's successor to the PlayStation Portable (code-name Next Generation Portable).
Sony is rumoured to be planning on calling its new handheld console – currently referred to as NGP (Next Generation Portable) – the Sony Vita.
Sony is rumoured to be planning a major Next Generation Portable (NGP) showing at E3 2011 in Los Angeles this coming June, revealing the final name, pricing details and game launch line-up, according to latest games industry leaks.
Sony is readying the launch of the successor to the PSP later this year, currently known as the Sony NGP, with Sony boss Jack Tretton already preparing consumers for what may well be a high launch price point.
Sony's cloud-music service Music Unlimited has been confirmed for the NGP (or PSP2 if you prefer) along with the current PSP range.