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Sony PS Vita set to launch in Feb 2012

Over 80 games are currently in production for the new handheld gaming device

The Sony PlayStation Vita ill launch in the Middle East region in January 2012.
The Sony PlayStation Vita ill launch in the Middle East region in January 2012.

The Sony PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) will launch throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia from 22nd February, 2012, according to Sony Computer Entertainment.

"PlayStation Vita is an incredible device that offers the best possible portable gaming experiences. Its revolutionary mix of features combined with social connectivity, delivers a platform for gamers to play games in a whole new way and to connect with their friends and the world around them" said Jim Ryan, president and CEO, SCEE. "We're very excited to launch a portable gaming device that goes beyond anything available on the market and is positioned to deliver the uncompromised gaming experiences consumers have been asking for."

The PS Vita system features an OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, dual analog sticks, motion sensors, and dual cameras.

There are also currently approximately 80 games in production from both first and third party studios for the device.

Games include LittleBigPlanet, Wipeout 2048, Resistance: Burning Skies, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed, EA Sports' FIFA and Activision's Call of Duty.

The PS Vita also features both 3G and Wi-Fi support, designed to allow users to connect and play with the world around them, including their friends and other PS Vita owners through native PS Vita applications - near, and Party. Facebook, foursquare, Skype, and Twitter will also be available on PS Vita.