Last night at 2011 E3, Sony made the first official announcement about their next generation handheld gaming console – the PlayStation Vita.

“Successively launching in the global market for $249 starting the end of this year, PS Vita incorporates a beautiful 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear. Two analog sticks enable a wider range of game genres. Together with the front touch screen and the rear touch pad, PS Vita offers new gameplay, enabling entirely new experiences.”

Sony partnered with AT&T to offer 3G and WiFi connectivity for the device.

 

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