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JAPANESE


9.14.2011
Sony Computer Entertainment Japan

PLAYSTATION®VITA AVAILABLE IN JAPAN ON DECEMBER 17, 2011

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Unveils 100 Software Titles and a Broad Selection of
Peripherals and Accessories for PlayStation®Vita.
SCEJ Also Announces Support for Data Communication Prepaid Plans by
NTT DOCOMO, INC. for PlayStation®Vita 3G/Wi-FiModel in Japan.

Tokyo, September 14, 2011– Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. responsible for business operation in Japan, today announced at their press conference for Tokyo Game Show 2011, that PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), will become available in Japan on December 17, 2011, with pre-orders starting on October 15, 2011*1. Available at 24,980 yen (including tax) for Wi-Fi model and 29,980 yen (including tax) for 3G/Wi-Fi model, PS Vita at launch will be accompanied with 26 exciting software titles along with a broad selection of peripherals and accessories. SCEJ also revealed that PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model will support data communication prepaid plans provided by NTT DOCOMO, INC. for Japan.

● Software title line-up

As the next generation portable entertainment system, PS Vita enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context, transforming every aspect of a user's daily life into an entertainment experience. Delivering such unparalleled portable gaming experience at launch is 26 exciting software titles from both SCE and our publishing and developing partners. In addition to these launch titles, more than 74 games*2 are currently in development and are expected to be released for the PS Vita system. For more details, please refer to the separately attached files "PlayStation®Vita launch titles."

● 3G data communication prepaid plans by NTT DOCOMO, INC.

For the 3G network connectivity, PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model in Japan will support data communication prepaid plans provided by NTT DOCOMO, INC., one of Japan's premier mobile communications companies well known for its network quality and coverage. Two plans announced today for PS Vita are "Prepaid data plan 20h" at 980 yen (including tax) and "Prepaid data plan 100h" at 4,980 yen (including tax). The 3G network connectivity provided by NTT DOCOMO, INC. will allow users to communicate and share their entertainment experience with their friends where ever they are. Taking advantage of the network connectivity, applications pre-installed in PS Vita like "near" which enables users to share their game information with other users anywhere, anytime, as well as the upcoming software titles will deliver unmatched next generation portable entertainment to PS Vita users.

At launch, SCEJ will run a promotional campaign for a limited offer*2 and will bundle with PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model a DOCOMO UIM card that will include the initial contract handling fee 2,100 yen (including tax) along with "Prepaid data plan 100h" or "Prepaid data plan 20h", enabling users to enjoy 3G connectivity out of the box.

● Peripherals and accessories

Accompanying the launch of PS Vita is a line-up of 16 peripherals and accessories to be released on the same day or soon after. The line-up includes must have items like memory card for PS Vita as well as protective film, offering users a broad selection to further enjoy on the go entertainment with PS Vita.

Product name

Release date

RRP
(including tax)

Memory card 4GB

December 17, 2011

¥2,200

Memory card 8GB

December 17, 2011

¥3,200

Memory card 16GB

December 17, 2011

¥5,500

Memory card 32GB

December 17, 2011

¥9,500

AC adaptor

December 17, 2011

¥1,800

USB cable

December 17, 2011

¥1,300

Cradle

December 17, 2011

¥2,800

In-ear headset

December 17, 2011

¥2,800

Protective film

December 17, 2011

¥800

Card case

December 17, 2011

¥600

Case

December 17, 2011

¥1,800

Pouch

December 17, 2011

¥1,500

Travel pouch with cleaning cloth and wrist strap

December 17, 2011

¥2,300

Carrying pouch (black)

December 17, 2011

¥1,800

Car adaptor

Spring 2012

TBD

Portable charger

Spring 2012

TBD

SCE will vigorously promote PS Vita towards the launch as the next generation portable entertainment platform and work towards expanding the portable gaming market.

*1 For further details about the precise schedule or how to preorder, please contact each store.

*2 Information as of September 14. The numbers is subject to change.

*3 First 0.5M units will come with "Prepaid data plan 100h."

Product Outline

PlayStation®Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black initial limited edition

Product name

PlayStation®Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black initial limited edition

Product code

PCH-1100 AA01

Release date

December 17, 2011

RRP

29,980 yen (including tax)

Included

・PlayStation®Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model ×1
・USB cable ×1
・AC adaptor ×1
・Power cord ×1
・Printed materials ×1
・SIM card ×1 (Inserted in the system) (also includes prepaid data plan 100h)

* Initial limited edition quantity: 0.5M units

 

PlayStation®Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black limited edition

Product name

PlayStation®Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black limited edition

Product code

PCH-1100 AB01

Release date

Shipping will start once the initial limited edition is out of stock.

RRP

29,980 yen (including tax)

Included

・PlayStation®Vita 3G/Wi-Fi model ×1
・USB cable ×1
・AC adaptor ×1
・Power cord ×1
・Printed materials ×1
・SIM card ×1 (Inserted in the system) (also includes prepaid data plan 20h)

 

PlayStation®Vita Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black

Product name

PlayStation®Vita Wi-Fi Model Crystal Black

Product code

PCH-1000 ZA01

Release date

December 17, 2011

RRP

24,980 yen (including tax)

Included

・PlayStation®Vita Wi-Fi model ×1
・USB cable ×1
・AC adaptor ×1
・Power cord ×1
・Printed materials ×1

PlayStation®Vita Product Specification

Platform name

PlayStation®Vita

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)
Approx 260g (Wi-Fi model)

Screen
(Touch 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@320x240(QVGA), 60fps@640x480(VGA)
Resolution : Up to 640x480(VGA)

Sound

Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone

Motion 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 = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Slots/Ports

PlayStation®Vita 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 2210mAh

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

 

<Reference: About Saving Game’s Saved Data>

Some PS Vita software titles may require the use of separately sold memory card for saving game’s
saved data while some software titles are capable of saving it on to the PS Vita card itself. Please refer
to the PS Vita game packages or game manuals for further details.

< Reference: About Duration of the Battery>

Game: Approx. 3~5 hours
Video: Approx. 5 hours
Music (in stand-by mode): Approx. 9 hours
* Screen brightness default setting, Bluetooth feature off, headphones used
* Game, when not using the network
* The duration may change depending on the brightness of the screen, what content being played and if
the network (3G/Wi-Fi) feature is being used or not

< Reference: About Charging Time of the Battery>

AC adaptor charging: Approx. 2 hours and 40 min.
* Charging from zero battery power.


About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.

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< PlayStation®Vita launch titles> (in alphabetical order of the company names)

Title name

Publisher

Genre

Format

BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT EXTEND

ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.

2D fighting game

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

3gokushi touchbattle (Working Title)

AQ INTERACTIVE INC.

MMO/RTS

PS Store download

Project N.O.E.L.S. (Working Title)

ARC SYSTEM WORKS Co.,Ltd.

Music Player

PS Store download

ULTIMATE MARVEL VS.
CAPCOM 3

CAPCOM CO., LTD.

Fighting Action

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

Nature of Night of Kamaitachi - 11th visitor, A Suspect - (Tentative)

CHUNSOFT

Adventure: Sound Novel

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

F1 2011™

CODEMASTERS Ltd.

Racing

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

DREAM C CLUB ZERO
PORTABLE

D3 PUBLISHER Inc.

Dating Simulation game

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

Niconico

DWANGO Co.,Ltd.

Niconico

PS Store download

FISH ON

Kadokawa Games, Ltd.

Sport/Fishing

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

KATAMARI DAMACY (Working
title)

NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Touch, roll and make it bigger

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

RIDGE RACER (Working title)

NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

Exhilarating drift racing

TBD

Disgaea3 Return

Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.

SimulationRPG

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

Virtua Tennis 4 - World Tour Edition

SEGA CORPORATION

Sports

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

@field

Sonic Powered Co.,Ltd

Virtual golf action

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Action Adventure

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

Little Deviants

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Collection of Mini Games

PS Store download

Minnato Issho

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Social Communications

PS Store download

HOT SHOTS GOLF NEXT

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Golf Game

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

Yuusha no kiroku (TBD)

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Life Management

PS Store download

Monster Radar

Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.

Location-based game

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja

Spike Co.,Ltd.

Ninja Stealth Action

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

Army Corps of Hell

SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.

Action

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

LORD of APOCALYPSE

SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.

Action RPG

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

DYNASTY WARRIORS NEXT

Tecmo Koei Games Co., Ltd

TACTICAL ACTION

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

Dark Quest

Ubisoft K.K.

RPG

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

MICHAEL JACKSON THE
EXPERIENCE HD

Ubisoft K.K.

Rhythm Game

PS Vita card/
PS Store download

 

<PlayStation®Vita work in progress titles> (in alphabetical order of the company names)

Title name

Publisher

Genre

SUMIONI

ACQUIRE Corp.

INK ACTION

SRPG (Working Title)

ALPJA・UNIT CO., LTD.,

Simulation RPG

MALICIOUS (tentative)

ALVION Inc.

ACT

No title

AQUAPLUS Co., Ltd

Dungeon PRG

STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN

CAPCOM CO., LTD.

Fighting

Shirotsuku

CAVE Interactive CO.,LTD.

Simulation

New shooting

CAVE Interactive CO.,LTD.

shooting

Emergency Escape Adventure Trust or Betrayal (Tentative)

CHUNSOFT

Adventure: Emergency Escape
Adventure

DJ MAX TECHNIKA PORTABLE (Working Title)

CYBERFRONT CORPORATION

DJ SIMULATION

Jurassic HUNTER (Working title)

Digital Works Entertainment

action game

slotter mania V

DORASU Co., Ltd.

Slot Simulation

Hello Kitty to issho block crash V

DORASU Co., Ltd.

Block Crash

FIFA (working title)

EA Sports (Electronic Arts)

Soccer

MAPLUS PORTABLE NAVI 4 (Working Title)

Edia Co.,Ltd.

NAVIGATION

RPG (Working Title)

FURYU CORPORATION

RPG

Ragnarok Odyssey

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

Action

TBA

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

Action

TBA

GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.

Action Puzzle

New title

GUST CO .,LTD.

New genre

SUDOKU by Nikoli complete edition

HAMSTER Corporation

Puzzle

Monsters Rising (Tentative Title)

IDEA FACTORY Co., Ltd.

Card Game

DRAGON'S CROWN

Ignition Entertainment Ltd.

Action RPG

Shin Megami Tensei series

Index Corporation (Atlus)

RPG

Persona4 The GOLDEN

Index Corporation (Atlus)

RPG

Pachi-Para Series

IREM SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
INC.

Pachinko

No title

KAGA CREATE CO., LTD.

Adventure Game

No title

KAGA CREATE CO., LTD.

Shooting Game

ASPHALT : INJECTION

Konami Digital Entertainment

Racing

AR COMBAT DigiQ

Konami Digital Entertainment

Simulation

Oh to Maoh to Nananin no himegimi tachi
- shin ohsama monogatari-

Konami Digital Entertainment

Role Playing

Soccer

Konami Digital Entertainment

Sports

ZONE OF THE ENDERS HD EDITION

Konami Digital Entertainment

High Speed Robot Action

MAH-JONG FIGHT CLUB
Shinsei Zenkoku Taisen Version

Konami Digital Entertainment

Mah-Jong

METAL GEAR SOLID HD EDITION

Konami Digital Entertainment

Tactical Espionage Action

Baseball

Konami Digital Entertainment

Sports

New RPG title from LEVEL-5

LEVEL-5 Inc.

RPG

No title

MAGES. Inc.(5pb.)

Adventure Game

Saikyo Todai Shogi

Mainichi Communications Inc.

Table

Marjong Haoh

Mainichi Communications Inc.

Table

New Action RPG (Working Title)

Marvelous Entertainment Inc.

Action RPG

New Action-Adventure game (Working Title)

Marvelous Entertainment Inc.

Action-Adventure game

New Simulation RPG (Working Title)

Marvelous Entertainment Inc.

Simulation RPG

New Fantasy RPG (Working Title)

Marvelous Entertainment Inc.

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 Games Inc.

ACTION

Super Robot Taisen Franchise (Working title)

NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

TBD

Tales of Innocence R

NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

RPG

ANIME ACTION (Working title)

NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.

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,INC.

Android Communicator

Little Busters! Converted Edition

PROTOTYPE CO.,LTD.

Adventure Game

Jumpin' (Working Title)

Railfan Holdings Co.,Ltd.

Jump action

RPG (Working Title)

Rideon Japan,Inc.

RPG

Super Monkey Ball (working title)

SEGA CORPORATION

Puzzle Game

Ginsei Igo

SilverStarJapan Co., Ltd.

Table

Ginsei Shogi Huun Ryuuko Raiden

SilverStarJapan Co., Ltd.

Table

Escape

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Survival Stragtegy

GRAVITY RUSH

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Action Adventure

Sound Shape

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Action / Music Creator

STARSTRIKE DELTA

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Shooting Game

Reality Fighters

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Fighting

LittleBigPlanet

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Action

WipEout®2048

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Racing

FINAL FANTASY X

SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.

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 Σ

Tecmo Koei Games Co., Ltd

ACTION

LUMINES Electronic Symphony

Ubisoft K.K.

Music Puzzle

Rayman Origins

Ubisoft K.K.

Action

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