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New Vita Press release - games list, battery life ('3-5 hours'), memory card info

gofreak

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Fairly informative stuff here:

http://scei.co.jp/corporate/release/pdf/110914a_e.pdf

No memory card included in the box. Japanese pricing is at the link.

Battery is a 2200mAh unit, cited as giving 3-5 hours of gameplay or 5 hours of video playback. Charging time is 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Someone else might want to copy and paste the game lists, on a tablet here :p Haven't had a proper look but think there's more new stuff in there.

edit - I'm finally on a more copy-and-paste friendly machine, so here's some of the more pertinent bits:

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. responsible for business operation in Japan, today announced at their press conference for Tokyo Game Show 2011, that PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), will become available in Japan on December 17, 2011, with pre-orders starting on October 15, 2011.

Available at 24,980 yen (including tax) for Wi-Fi model and 29,980 yen (including tax) for 3G/Wi-Fi model, PS Vita at launch will be accompanied with 26 exciting software titles along with a broad selection of peripherals and accessories
Delivering such unparalleled portable gaming experience at launch is 26 exciting software titles from both SCE and our publishing and developing partners. In addition to these launch titles, more than 74 games are currently in development and are expected to be released for the PS Vita system. For more details, please refer to the separately attached files “PlayStation®Vita launch titles.”
For the 3G network connectivity, PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model in Japan will support data
communication prepaid plans provided by NTT DOCOMO, INC.
, one of Japan's premier
mobile communications companies well known for its network quality and coverage.

Two plans announced today for PS Vita are “Prepaid data plan 20h” at 980 yen (including
tax) and “Prepaid data plan 100h” at 4,980 yen (including tax).
The 3G network connectivity provided by NTT DOCOMO, INC. will allow users to communicate and
share their entertainment experience with their friends where ever they are. Taking
advantage of the network connectivity, applications pre-installed in PS Vita like “near”
which enables users to share their game information with other users anywhere, anytime,
as well as the upcoming software titles will deliver unmatched next generation portable
entertainment to PS Vita users.

At launch, SCEJ will run a promotional campaign for a limited offer and will bundle
with PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model a DOCOMO UIM card that will include the initial contract
handling fee 2,100 yen (including tax) along with “Prepaid data plan 100h” or “Prepaid
data plan 20h”, enabling users to enjoy 3G connectivity out of the box.
More detail on the Japanese 3G plans here: http://kotaku.com/5840053/the-ps-vitas-3g-plan-could-raise-eyebrows-in-japan

Peripheral pricing

Memory card 4GB December 17, 2011 ¥2,200
Memory card 8GB December 17, 2011 ¥3,200
Memory card 16GB December 17, 2011 ¥5,500
Memory card 32GB December 17, 2011 ¥9,500
AC adaptor December 17, 2011 ¥1,800
USB cable December 17, 2011 ¥1,300
Cradle December 17, 2011 ¥2,800
In-ear headset December 17, 2011 ¥2,800
Protective film December 17, 2011 ¥800
Card case December 17, 2011 ¥600
Case December 17, 2011 ¥1,800
Pouch December 17, 2011 ¥1,500
Travel pouch with cleaning cloth and wrist strap December 17, 2011 ¥2,300
Carrying pouch (black) December 17, 2011 ¥1,800
Car adaptor Spring 2012 TBD
Portable charger Spring 2012 TBD 3-3-3-3 PlayStation®Vita Available in Japan on December 17,2011
Note: There is no memory card included in the Japanese units. See the PDF for a breakdown of what comes in each SKU.

<Reference: About Saving Game’s Saved Data>
Some PS Vita software titles may require the use of separately sold memory card for saving game’s saved data while some software titles are capable of saving it on to the PS Vita card itself. Please refer to the PS Vita game packages or game manuals for further details.
Battery life info

< Reference: About Duration of the Battery>
Game: Approx. 3~5 hours
Video: Approx. 5 hours
Music (in stand-by mode): Approx. 9 hours
* Screen brightness default setting, Bluetooth feature off, headphones used
* Game, when not using the network
* The duration may change depending on the brightness of the screen, what content being played and if the network (3G/Wi-Fi) feature is being used or not
< Reference: About Charging Time of the Battery>
AC adaptor charging: Approx. 2 hours and 40 min.
* Charging from zero battery power.
See the PDF for launch title list, and list of games in development.

Some of the new games announced today. There's a lot of others in the PDF, but this is a selection more or less of those games in the list that have names or that otherwise I figure might be of interest (like Level-5's unnamed RPG).

Code:
Square-Enix
[INDENT]Final Fantasy X[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Army Corps of Hell[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Lord of Apocalypse[/INDENT]

Capcom
[INDENT]Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3[/INDENT]

Arc System Works
[INDENT]Project N.O.E.L.S.[/INDENT]

AQ Interactive
[INDENT]3gokushi touchbattle[/INDENT]

Sony
[INDENT]Minnato Issho[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Monster Radar[/INDENT]

Cave
[INDENT]Shirotsuku[/INDENT]
[INDENT]New original Shooting game[/INDENT]

Digital Works
[INDENT]Jurassic Hunter[/INDENT]

Idea Factory
[INDENT]Monsters Rising[/INDENT]

Atlus
[INDENT]Shin Megami Tensei game[/INDENT]

Konami
[INDENT]"Oh to Maoh to Nananin no himegimi tachi 
- shin ohsama monogatari-" RPG[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Pro Evolution Soccer[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Zone of Enders HD Collection[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Metal Gear Solid HD Collection[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Baseball[/INDENT]

Level-5
[INDENT]Level 5 New RPG[/INDENT]

Namco Bandai
[INDENT]Katamari Damacy[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Gundam game[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Super Robot Taisen[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Tales of Innocence R[/INDENT]

Falcom
[INDENT]Ys Celceta Sea of Trees[/INDENT]

SystemSoft Alpha
[INDENT]Sangokuhime[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Battlefield of Maidens 2nd[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Sengokuhime 3rd[/INDENT]

Tecmo Koei
[INDENT]Ninja Gaiden Sigma[/INDENT]
 

Truth101

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So, the "real price" of the VITA is going to be around $30-50 + actual cost. That is if you ever want to download games.
 

Deadly Joker

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I'm going to guess that battery life is very optimistic.

I'm guessing playing a game of Uncharted, the battery will drain in around 2 hours and 30 minutes.
 

Nonoriri

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Memory card 4GB ¥2,200
Memory card 8GB ¥3,200
Memory card 16GB ¥5,500
Memory card 32GB ¥9,500

:<
 

Onion_Relish

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Gamer @ Heart said:
Will the outcry be as heavy as the 3DS battery situation, or less because we are coming off the PSP and kinda sorta expected this?
Given how snazzy the thing is, I think most people with common sense were aiming for the psp battery life. Given that most trips dont take more than an hour or two, this is acceptable for commuting
 

jackdoe

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Haha. Love some of the funky translations:

Ys -Foliage Ocean in CELCETA-

Anyway, RPG series from Level 5? Wonder what that could be.

-edit-
And those memory cards are priced through the freaking roof.
 

Dr.Palutena

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Gamer @ Heart said:
Will the outcry be as heavy as the 3DS battery situation, or less because we are coming off the PSP and kinda sorta expected this?
it'll be less because they won't feel the short life was caused by a "useless feature" they don't want.

also what the heck do they mean by "portable charger" they have listed under accessories?
 

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PSV Launch Titles

Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend
3gokushi touchbattle (working title)
Project NOELS (working title)
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Nature of Night of Kamaitachi - 11th visitor, A Suspect (tentative)
F1 2011
Dream C Club Zero Portable
Niconico
Fish On
Katamari Damacy (working title)
Ridge Racer (working title)
Disgaea3 Return
Virtua Tennis 4 - World Tour Edition
@field
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Little Deviants
Minnato Issho
Hot Shots Golf Next
Yuusha no kiroku (TBD)
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

PSV Work in Progress Titles

Everything else.
 

Lazy8s

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As stated many times before, battery life is similar to PSP.

Would be more if it wasn't for those greedy A9s.
 

ReaperXL7

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wonder what the level 5 rpg is going to be, could be ni no kuni related, white knight related, dark cloud related or completely new game. quite a few games on that list i'm interested in.

Hope the Super robot wars game comes to the U.S
 

dallow_bg

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Some PS Vita software titles may require the use of separately sold memory card for saving game’s saved data while some software titles are capable of saving it on to the PS Vita card itself. Please refer to the PS Vita game packages or game manuals for further details.
hm
 

jman2050

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No seriously, what's going to happen 6 years from now when the next wave of handhelds come out?

Battery tech HAS to breakthrough at some point, right?