• Release Date December 17, 2011
  • CPU Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore 20-333 MHz
  • Graphics Quad-core PowerVR
  • Memory 512 MB RAM, 128 MB VRAM
  • Sound Stereo speakers
  • Media 1 GB flash memory
  • Manufacturer Sony Corporation
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PlayStation Vita or PS Vita. Commonly called the PSP2, it is a future portable console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment as a successor to the PlayStation Portable (PSP), as well as part of the Playstation family of gaming systems.

The system was announced on January 27, 2011 at the "PlayStation meeting" in Japan by the president of Sony Computer Entertainment, Kazuo Hirai. The last time a "Playstation meeting" was held was to coordinate the launch plans for the PlayStation 3, in 2005. Also MCV says that Sony told distributors that the system would be "as powerful as the PS3", they also say that the system's games will be distributed in both physical and digital formats. On February 18, NG-Gamer reported that the next generation of the Protatil would be released on Christmas 2011 in Japan and North America. Sony is pushing hard for the 2011 festivities to see the console launch in North America, while in Europe the launch will move to 2012; Sony hopes to produce enough units to launch the notebook in February or March of that year. At the 2011 Game Developer Conference, Sony revealed some details of theNGV card during his panel on the next generation of the Protatil. In addition, another storage unit for NGP was announced, called "Removable Memory".

Sony also said it is implementing a "one-time submission for both formats" to facilitate the acquisition of approved games for both card formats and downloadable releases. In addition, it was announced that only three of the four cores of the symmetric central processing unit will be available for applications and that the two cameras will have face detection, head detection and head tracking. On June 7, at The Electronic Entertainment Expo 2011 (E3), Sony confirmed that the definitive name of the system would be PlayStation Vita. They said they chose that name because vita means "life" in Latin. The laptop combines augmented reality, video games, and social connectivity, along with services such as "Near" and "Party", exclusive to the console.