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Sony NGP handheld now called PlayStation Vita

Sony confirms name, price and release date

Sony NGP

Sony has announced the official name, price and rough release schedule for its successor to the PlayStation Portable, previously codenamed NGP.

The console, which features a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, a quad-core processor and two analogue control sticks for easier control, is now to be known as PlayStation Vita or just PS Vita for short. 

The announcement was made at the E3 game show.

Sony plans to ship the new console worldwide before the end of the 2011. 

It announced prices in Euros of 249.99 (£223) for the wi-fi only version and 299.99 (£268) for a version that features 3G in addition to wi-fi.

For more on the PlayStation Vita’s hardware and design, read our Sony NGP vs. Nintendo 3DS comparison feature. We’ll be publishing our full hands-on impressions of the PlayStation Vita later in the week.

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