Post TGS Playstation Vita News Round Up


If you watched the Sony press conference at TGS, you would have gotten some small tidbits of information about this new beastly handheld, however, before and after Sony’s conference, we got a landslide of news.

As you can see in the picture posted above, new colors have been announced but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There were a grand total of 74 games announced for the Vita at TGS, bringing the grand total of known games in development to about 150 games. Many of these games will never see the light of day in the west, but worry not, as the PlayStation Vita has been confirmed as region free and ALL games will be downloadable. Not just that, but a Sony rep also confirmed that you can have multiple accounts as well.

Below are some of the new features mentioned.

Features:
-Cross Game Voice Chat
-Region Free
-Multiple Accounts
-Custom Soundtracks
-Multitasking
-Friends Network (Sort of like Home)
-Non-Gaming Apps like Calendar and a Clock
-Message and Invite notification pop-up plus LED blinks blue
-Some Games will share DLC (i.e. Street Fighter X Tekken)

Now I won’t spend a lot of time naming off the 74 new games that have been announced, but here are a couple of the bigger titles.

Tales of Innocence R

Ragnarok Odyssey

Final Fantasy X HD

Y’s – Celceta, Sea of Trees

Click here for the full list of Vita titles


Written by: Eddie - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by Tosh on September 18th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    mm after seeing a closer photo of the orange. I think I’ll just stick with black honestly.

    My favorite features for it so far:

    -Custom Soundtracks
    -Multitasking
    -Friends Network (Sort of like Home)
    -Non-Gaming Apps like Calendar and a Clock
    -Message and Invite notification pop-up plus LED blinks blue
    -Some Games will share DLC (i.e. Street Fighter X Tekken)

  2. #2 by Pedro on September 18th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    @Tosh, you know, I feel the same way, that orange looks weird up close.

    @Eddie, is it possible to post the images with the real size of Vita’s screen? It must be somewhere close the 640×360 res, it would be cool if we could see the screens as they’d actually be on the real console.

  3. #3 by Eddie on September 18th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Actually the resolution for the Vita is 960×544. But just formatting images to that resolution doesn’t really give you the whole picture.

  4. #4 by Pedro on September 18th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    I guess not, I think that would look a lot bigger on a computer screen… oh well, thanks for the feedback :]

  5. #5 by Eddie on September 18th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Aye it would be. But if you need an example, PSP was 480×272. I believe the Vita has exactly 4 times the resolution than the PSP has. The 3DS is 800×240 but technically 400×240 for each eye.

  6. #6 by Isli on September 18th, 2011 [ 42435 Points ]

    I really wish they would make matte finishes for the vita.

    Other than that, I’m really looking forward to FFX in HD. I loved that game when I first played it, so it’d be nice to play it again.

  7. #7 by Tosh on September 18th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    @isli Ya, I prefer matte finishes on all electronics vs shiny/glossy.

  8. #8 by Jason on September 18th, 2011 [ 27516 Points ]

    you would have to import it for a colored one anyways. This was japan only :) Sorry pedro, not hot pink for you :)

  9. #9 by Jason on September 18th, 2011 [ 27516 Points ]

    Isli: I really wish they would make matte finishes for the vita.Other than that, I’m really looking forward to FFX in HD.I loved that game when I first played it, so it’d be nice to play it again.  

    Case mods day one for north america watch. benefit of having it come out 1st in japan :)

  10. #10 by Eddie on September 18th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    with the back touch pad and how it is designed, I don’t see custom cases for a very long time if ever. I imagine skins will be the ultimate way to go.

  11. #11 by Cheeto on September 18th, 2011

    I am gonna go with Sky Blue or Lime Green on this one, Black has became a little depressing lol BTW Fantastic thread you running Eddie, I just finished reading most of it. You must be very excited, are you going with an Import for Christmas?

  12. #12 by chronorayven on September 18th, 2011 [ 21319 Points ]

    Feature I like is Region Free now I just need to learn japanese unless they’re planning to release those major games in NA.

  13. #13 by Isli on September 18th, 2011 [ 42435 Points ]

    @Jason
    Hopefully there are casemods. I just don’t understand the desire to make everything glossy black when that seems to attract the most dust and fingerprints possible. It drives me crazy!

  14. #14 by ZFM12 on September 18th, 2011 [ 1485 Points ]

    Have they announced a price yet?

  15. #15 by Darklurkr23 on September 18th, 2011 [ 20326 Points ]

    OMG LOVE ORANGE. XD Well I like the FF opener and Tales game, always up for trying a tales game. Still dont’ remember if this has trophies or not. (>>)

  16. #16 by Isli on September 18th, 2011 [ 42435 Points ]

    @ZFM12
    It’s US250 for the wifi model, and US300 for the 3G model, but with 3G you’ll also obviously have to get a data plan.

  17. #17 by wolfkin on September 18th, 2011 [ 6633 Points ]

    I generally consider myself a PSP hater. I don’t care for the system or it’s successor. I’m not all that interested in the price point and quite frankly I have no faith in these games coming out. They always promise us tons of games and lots of developer support. The reality we find out 3 months later when the launch hype wears off. I’d start a pool on how many of those games will get canceled or not spoken of again but I’m not trying to be mean.

    All that said I already respected the Vita more than I did the PSP and honestly the color aside that does look like an attractive list of features. I doubt I’ll buy one but who knows. I won a bunch of PSP games over the years and I’ll be getting a PSP probably by October’s end.

  18. #18 by Eddie on September 18th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    @wolfkin Over 100 of those titles are already confirmed as launch window games. That means they are more than 3/4 of the way done with development. They will not be cancelled. 17% of them are day 1 launch titles in Japan alone.

  19. #19 by Isli on September 18th, 2011 [ 42435 Points ]

    I’m cautiously optimistic for the Vita. I really think it has the potential to be an amazing handheld, and Sony seems to be putting much more effort into the Vita than the PSP. I feel like the Vita will actually be supported with games for quite a while.

  20. #20 by dragon290513 on September 19th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    this one is definitely a day one buy for me :D

  21. #21 by Eddie on September 19th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Cheeto: I am gonna go with Sky Blue or Lime Green on this one, Black has became a little depressing lol BTW Fantastic thread you running Eddie, I just finished reading most of it. You must be very excited, are you going with an Import for Christmas?  

    Def not importing. I estimate it will be around $500 to import it.

  22. #22 by Nikazio on September 19th, 2011 [ 69 Points ]

    What does custom soundtracks mean exactly?

  23. #23 by Eddie on September 19th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Nikazio: What does custom soundtracks mean exactly?  

    You can listen to your own music while you play games.

  24. #24 by Nikazio on September 19th, 2011 [ 69 Points ]

    Eddie:
    You can listen to your own music while you play games.  

    oh that’s nice… i don’t think i would really use it though.

  25. #25 by goulfreak on September 19th, 2011 [ 94 Points ]

    so what are the new colors of the vita?

  26. #26 by Eddie on September 19th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    goulfreak: so what are the new colors of the vita?  

    quite a few Goulfreak but not sure if they will come to NA or Europe.

  27. #27 by dragon290513 on September 19th, 2011 [ 7218 Points ]

    you can always import :D

  28. #28 by goulfreak on September 19th, 2011 [ 94 Points ]

    thats true since it is region free and the orange one looks pretty nice but id rather just have the original black anyways..

  29. #29 by Markus on September 19th, 2011 [ 4322 Points ]

    It seems like all the good RPGs are on handhelds. Thus, forcing me to buy them and subsequently not playing them lol

  30. #30 by EdEN on September 20th, 2011 [ 136065 Points ]

    @Markus: Yep, seems to be that way nowadays. I got a DS at launch because of that and then a PSP a year ago.


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