Sony TGS Announcements In One Place

Very early this morning Sony held their TGS press conference and revealed a ton of information about the Vita for the Japanese market.  I’ve taken the liberty to combine all the big announcements into this one, easy to follow article.  So let’s get started.

– The Vita will launch in Japan on December.  It will retail for ¥24,980 ($325 USD) for the Wi-Fi only model and ¥29,800 ($390 USD) for the 3G/Wi-Fi model.

– Sony has teamed up with NTT DoCoMo for providing the Vita with 3G access (AT&T in the US).  Two data plans will be offered, 30 hours of play time for ¥980 ($13 USD) and 100 hours of play time for ¥4,980 ($65 USD).

– Vita will launch with the following 26 games:

BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend
Arc System Works / Fighter
Project NOELS
Arc System Works / Music Player (Download Only)
Browser Sangokushi Touch Battle
AQ Interactive / real Time Simulation
Fish On
Kadokawa Games / Sports
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Capcom / Fighting Action
Dynasty Warriors Next
Tecmo Koei / Tactical Action
F1 2011
Code Masters / Racing
Army Corps of Hell
Square Enix / Army Action
Lord of Apocalypse
Square Enix / Action RPG
Shinobido 2
Spike / Ninja Stealth Action
Power Smash 4
Sega / Sports
Uncharted: Chizu Naki Bouken no Hajimari
Sony / Action Adventure
Sawari Ma Kuru
Sony / Mini Game Collection / Download Only
Minna to Issho
Sony / Visual Friend Network / Download Only
Hot Shots Golf 6
Sony / Golf Game
Yuusha no Kiroku
Sony / Lifesyle App / Download Only
Monster Radar
Sony Marketing / Positional Information Game
@field
Sonic Powered / Virtual Space Golf Action
Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru
ChunSoft / Sound Novel
Dream Club Zero Portable
D3 Publisher / Love Simulation
Nico Nico
Dwango / Nico Nico / Download Only
Disgaea 3 Return
Nippon Ichi / Simulation RPG
Katamari Damacy No Vita
Namco Bandai
Ridge Racer
Namco Bandai / Racing / Download/Retail TBA
Dark Quest
Ubisoft / RPG
Michael Jackson The Experience
Ubisoft / Rhythm Game

– Sony confirmed the Vita battery life is on par with the 3DS.  Players can expect 3 to 5 hours of gaming, 5 hours of video playback and 9 hours of music playback.  To charge the battery from empty takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes.

– Sony revealed there are over 70 third party games in development for the Vita that should be released before the end of 2012.  Here is the official list.

  • SUMIONI (ACQUIRE) – INK ACTION
  • SRPG (Working Title) (ALPJA) – Simulation RPG
  • MALICIOUS (tentative) (ALVION) – ACT
  • No title (AQUAPLUS) – Dungeon PRG
  • STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN (CAPCOM) – Fighting
  • Shirotsuku (CAVE) – Simulation
  • New shooting (CAVE) – shooting
  • Emergency Escape Adventure Trust or Betrayal (Tentative) (CHUNSOFT) Adventure
  • DJ MAX TECHNIKA PORTABLE (Working Title) (CYBERFRONT) – DJ SIMULATION
  • Jurassic HUNTER (Working title) (Digital Works Entertainment) – action
  • slotter mania (V DORASU) – Slot Simulation
  • Hello Kitty to issho block crash V (DORASU) – Block Crash
  • FIFA (working title) (EA) – Soccer
  • MAPLUS PORTABLE NAVI 4 (Working Title) (Edia) – NAVIGATION
  • RPG (Working Title) (FURYU CORPORATION) – RPG
  • Ragnarok Odyssey (GungHo Online Entertainment) – Action
  • TBA (GungHo Online Entertainment) – Action
  • TBA (GungHo Online Entertainment) – Action Puzzle
  • New title (GUST) – New genre
  • SUDOKU by Nikoli complete edition (HAMSTER) – Corporation Puzzle
  • Monsters Rising (Tentative Title) (IDEA FACTORY) – Card Game
  • DRAGON’S CROWN (Ignition Entertainment) – Action RPG
  • Shin Megami Tensei series (Index Corporation / Atlus) – RPG
  • Persona4 The GOLDEN (Index Corporation / Atlus) – RPG
  • Pachi-Para Series (IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING) – Pachinko
  • No title (KAGA CREATE) – Adventure Game
  • No title (KAGA CREATE) – Shooting Game
  • ASPHALT : INJECTION (Konami) – Racing
  • AR COMBAT DigiQ (Konami) – Simulation
  • Oh to Maoh to Nananin no himegimi tachi – shin ohsama monogatari- (Konami) – Role Playing
  • Soccer (Konami) – Sports
  • ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD EDITION (Konami) – High Speed Robot Action
  • MAH-JONG FIGHT CLUB
  • Shinsei Zenkoku Taisen Version (Konami) – Mah-Jong
  • METAL GEAR SOLID HD EDITION (Konami) – Espionage Action
  • Baseball (Konami) – Sports
  • New RPG title (LEVEL-5) – RPG
  • No title (MAGES) – Adventure Game
  • Saikyo Todai Shogi (Mainichi Communications) – Table
  • Marjong Haoh (Mainichi Communications) – Table
  • New Action RPG (Working Title) (Marvelous Entertainment) – Action RPG
  • New Action-Adventure game (Working Title) (Marvelous Entertainment) Action-Adventure game
  • New Simulation RPG (Working Title) (Marvelous Entertainment) – Simulation RPG
  • New Fantasy RPG (Working Title) (Marvelous Entertainment) – Action RPG
  • Next Education [English Grammar] (Media5 Corporation) – Education
  • Next Education [Test preparation for certified administrative procedures specialists] (Media5 Corporation) – Education
  • Next Education [TOEIC TEST] (Media5 Corporation) – Education
  • Gundam Franchise (Working title) (NAMCO BANDAI) – ACTION
  • Super Robot Taisen Franchise (Working title) (NAMCO BANDAI) – TBD
  • Tales of Innocence R (NAMCO BANDAI) – RPG
  • ANIME ACTION (Working title) (NAMCO BANDAI) – ACTION
  • Ys -Foliage Ocean in CELCETA (Nihon Falcom Corporation) Action RPG
  • Daito Giken Official Pachi-Slot Simulator Series (PAON Corporation) – Pachi-Slot Simulator
  • No title (POLYGON MAGIC) – Android Communicator
  • Little Busters! Converted Edition (PROTOTYPE) – Adventure Game
  • Jumpin’ (Working Title) (Railfan Holdings) – Jump action
  • RPG (Working Title) (Rideon Japan) – RPG
  • Super Monkey Ball (working title) (SEGA) – Puzzle Game
  • Ginsei Igo (SilverStarJapan) – Table
  • Ginsei Shogi Huun Ryuuko Raiden (SilverStarJapan) – Table
  • Escape (Sony) – Survival Stragtegy
  • GRAVITY RUSH (Sony) – Action Adventure
  • Sound Shape (Sony) – Action / Music Creator
  • STARSTRIKE DELTA (Sony) – Shooting Game
  • Reality Fighters (Sony) – Fighting
  • LittleBigPlanet (Sony) – Action
  • WipEout2048 (Sony) – Racing
  • FINAL FANTASY X (SQUARE ENIX) – RPG
  • Sangokuhime (SystemSoft Alpha Corporation) – strategic simulation + adventure
  • Battlefield of Maidens 2nd (SystemSoft Alpha Corporation) – strategic simulation + adventure
  • Sengokuhime 3rd (SystemSoft Alpha Corporation) – strategic simulation + adventure
  • Moe Moe Great War Modern Version ++ (SystemSoft Alpha Corporation) – strategic simulation + adventure
  • NINJA GAIDEN Ó (Tecmo Koei) – ACTION
  • LUMINES (Ubisoft) – Music Puzzle
  • Rayman Origins (Ubisoft) – Action
  • – Sony also used their press conference to reveal the company has sold 52 million PS3s around the world and 71million PSPs.

    – For those interested in seeing the technical specifications for the Vita, take a gander below.

  • Model number: PCH-1000 series
  • CPU: ARM Cortex-A9 core (4 core)
  • GPU: SGX543MP4+
  • Main memory: 512MB
  • VRAM: 128MB
  • External Dimensions: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x
    depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
  • Weight Approx: 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model), 260g (Wi-Fi model)
  • Screen: 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED, Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
  • Rear touch pad: Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
  • Cameras: Front camera, Rear camera; Frame rate: 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA); Resolution: Up to 640×480(VGA)
  • Sound: Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone
  • Sensors: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Threeaxis electronic compass
  • Location: Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only), Wi-Fi location service support
  • Keys/Switches: PS button, power button, directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left), action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), shoulder buttons (Right/Left), right stick, left stick, START button, SELECT button, volume buttons (+/-)
  • Wireless communications: Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only), 3G modem (data communication): HSDPA/HSUPA *specification for Japanese region, IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR ?A2DP/AVRCP/HSP?
  • Slots/Ports: PlayStationVita card slot, memory card slot, SIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only), multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In], Serial data communication), headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In]), accessory port
  • Power: Built-In Lithium-ion Battery: DC3.7V 2200mA, AC adaptor: DC 5V
  • Operating environment temperature: 5??35?
  • Supported AV content format: Music – MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM). Videos – MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC). Photos – JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG
  • Those are by far the biggest announcements Sony had to make during their press conference.  Take a look at the games in development for a few surprises.  There’s a new Tales game in there and Final Fantasy X, which is an HD remake hitting the Vita and PS3 sometime next year.  Kojima-san also revealed that he is looking to allow players to purchase one copy of his future as of yet unannounced game, that will allow players to play on the Vita and the PS3.  One would assume you would buy the PS3 disc and then download data to your Vita in order to continue your adventure.  Many of the games announced today are for the PS3 and the Vita, so it will be interesting to see exactly how Sony plans to ensure no cannibalization takes place.

    Oh and by far the megaton announcement made today is that Ridge Racer will be a launch title for the Vita.  Hooray! ;)

    2 thoughts on “Sony TGS Announcements In One Place”

    1. I actually missed out on FFX he first time around so I’m stoked for the HD remake. Will pick it up on PS3 though because I still don’t know if I want to commit to vita just yet.

    2. Well, I just have to get a Vita now. It’s decided. The Persona series is appearing on it in a big way, plus SF X Tekken, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and a bunch of other great games (plus some solid remakes, with FFXHD), so I just have to get it.

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