E3 is where having lots of gaming gears unveiled. Sony has also unveiled its NGP (next-gen portable gaming console) at E3, which is now known as the Sony PlayStation VITA. At first glance, the device looks pretty much alike the original PSP. But in fact, the Vita aims to bring new life to you, indicated by its name Vita that means life in Latin.
The PlayStation Vita is available in two models, a WiFi-only model and a 3G+WiFi model which costs $249 and $299 respectively. The PSVita is equipped with a 5-inch OLED multi-touch display and also a multi-touch pad at its back. These allow the users to interact with games in a 3D like motion, including “push, pull, touch, grab and trace” finger motions.
It also comes with two joysticks, which are great for action games and fighting games etc. Under the hood, this game console packs a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor and a PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU. It also has front and rear cameras with video recording capability, 6-axis motion sensing system and 3-axis electronic compass. And there is also built-in GPS available in 3G model only.
Other goodies are Bluetooth, memory card slot, a multi-use port that fits for USB, audio and serial data and built-in speakers and mic. The PSVita will be outed sometime end of 2011. Two clips are included below showing the game console in action.