Sony Corp named ‘PlayStation Vita’ as its next portable video-game player and selected AT&T Inc. as the elite U.S. wireless network provider for the product that succeeds the PSP, a report said.
The Tokyo-based consumer electronics maker on Monday said in a statement that the 3G/Wi-fi model will cost $299 in the U.S., 299 euros in Europe and 29,980 yen in Japan.
The Vita which foresees connecting televisions, Blu-ray players and digital cameras via the Internet to movies and video games is a part of Sony’s networked strategy, Bloomberg news reported.
Hackers, constantly breaking into Sony’s networks since April, have wrinkled confidence in the plan.
“We are aware of the fact that network experience is equally important for home entertainment and for mobile entertainment as well,” Kazuo Hirai executive vice president of Sony Corp. said at the E3 video-game trade show in Los Angeles, adding that Sony is aiming to create “a home console-like gaming experience in the palm of your hands.”
The Vita will have a five-inch display using OLED or organic light emitting diode technology and a rear touch pad. It will also offer titles including “Uncharted: Golden Abyss” and “LittleBigPlanet.”