TGS 2011: A PS Vita Round Up

At the Tokyo Game Show, Sony really stressed their new handheld device, the PlayStation Vita. With it a lot of new information surfaced. We finally got the details on their proprietary physical game cards and memory sticks, the battery life as well as, some other interesting details.

Battery Life

First off, the Vita will last for about 3-5 hours when gaming, 5 hours when watching video, and 9 hours for music when listening while the device is in stand-by mode. If you think those numbers are insufficient, Sony will be offering an external battery pack sometime in the near future after release.

Proprietary Hardware

As with other portable gaming handhelds, the Vita will have its share of proprietary hardware. Physical copies of Vita games will come on a special SD like card and while all Vita games will be available for download, you’ll still have to purchase a proprietary memory card due to Vita’s lack of internal storage. The memory cards will cost ¥2.200 ($29) for 8GB of storage all the way up to ¥9,500($124) for 32GB.

Region-Free

Trying to get a leg on the Nintendo 3DS, Joystiq’s interview with Capcom Producer Yoshinori Ono, He revealed that DLC will be shared between the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Street Fighter X Tekken, which could possibly set the precedence of DLC between the PS3 and PS Vita version of games being shared.

For those of you out there, is any of the information here that breaks the deal for you, are you still looking forward to what Sony does with the PS Vita, or are you out of the handheld market altogether with you mobile phone?

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