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PlayStation Vita to launch February 23 from $349.95

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The PlayStation Vita, Sony Computer Entertainment’s new handheld gaming console, will go on sale in Australia on February 23, 2012.

The device, which features a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, physical controls, rear touch panel and augmented reality, will be priced from $349.95 for the wi-fi model.

It will also be available in a 3G/wi-fi model which will cost $449.95.  

“PlayStation Vita is a revolutionary device, which will offer the best possible portable gaming experiences available on the market,” says Michael Ephraim, managing director, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia and New Zealand.

“Its impressive feature set is designed to provide the ultimate gaming experiences on the go.

“This, combined with social connectivity, means there will be not only innovative new ways to play, but also new ways to connect with others.  We are incredibly excited about the upcoming launch of PlayStation Vita.”

Tech Guide’s hands-on with the PlayStation Vita

The PlayStation Vita will be available in Australia from February 23 and priced from $349.95

There are more than 80 games in in production including LittleBigPlanet, Wipeout 2048, Resistance: Burning Skies, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, EA Sport’s FIFA and Activision’s Call of Duty.

With 3G and/or wi-fi connection, the PlayStation Vita will allow players to stay connected with their favourite games on the go and against their friends and even share their results on Facebook and Twitter.

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