Sony PlayStation Vita lands in the UK this Wednesday

Sony PSP Vita

Update 21.02.12

Sony's new handheld console, the PlayStation Vita, is due to launch in Europe on Wednesday.

Two versions of the device will go on sale: a wi-fi model selling for £229 and a more expensive 3G one.

PSP Vita first went on sale in japan last Christmas and Sony says more than 500,000 units have been sold to date.

The Vita will have around 30 games available at launch.

Published 07.06.12

Sony has unveiled the long-awaited successor to its PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld gaming device at the E3 Show in Los Angeles.

The new PSP Vita features an OLED touchscreen, front and rear touch controls, six-axis motion sensors, front and rear cameras and wi-fi and 3G connectivity.

Sony says it will launch in the US, Europe and Japan by the end of this year.

In the US, the Vita will cost $249 (£150) for the wi-fi only version and $299 (£180) for the 3G model.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.