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If Sony's PS Vita was powered by Google's Android operating system, this is how it would look. Called the "Droid X360" for some reason, this Vita knockoff runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and boasts "9 different kinds of built-in emulators for the classic arcade games: Nintendo 64, Sony PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Game boy Color, NES/FC, SNES, SEGA Mega Drive and SEGA Game Gear." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Now is your chance to pick up a used PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Bundle for only $194.99 shipped, originally priced at $299.99. Its "always-on connectivity and location based gaming via 3G/WiFi capability gives players brand new experiences; includes: PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi System + 8GB Memory Card." Product page. Continue reading for a video review and unboxing.

Its 5-inch OLED front multi-touch display brings brilliant images to life and allows for a new touch driven navigational system, while the additional multi-touch pad on its back surface will allow users to interact with games and characters that they encounter within them with a simple movement of their fingertips. The real world and the game world are seamlessly merged with front and rear camera enabled augmented reality. Additionally, services created specifically for Vita will be available on PlayStation Network.
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For a limited time only, buy a PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi system and receive a copy of Mortal Kombat and a 4GB Memory Card for free. Simply, "add a PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi system, Mortal Kombat game and PS Vita 4GB Memory Card, referenced above, to your Shopping Cart via the "Add to Shopping Cart" button; a promotion credit for the amount of the PS Vita 4GB Memory Card and Mortal Kombat will appear in the upper right corner of your Order Summary during the checkout process." More information. Continue reading for a video preview of Mortal Kombat.

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The PS Vita features "dual touch-pads, dual cameras, dual analog sticks, a 5-inch OLED screen, GPS, six-axis motion sensors and a three-axis electronic compass." Product page. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video review. Here's the bottom line:

The only real drawbacks are the price and the battery life, but I think neither should be a dealbreaker if you're hungering for some real mobile gaming. The Vita is a games system, and it's awesome at playing games.
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It's been confirmed, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is heading to the PS Vita this winter. This game will feature 48 characters, "a refined fighting system, eight new stages and new modes." Video after the break. Click here for more.

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Today, Sony announced that the PlayStation Vita will launch on December 17th in Japan, and the first 500-units sold will come with 100-hours of free 3G data from NTT DoCoMo. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video from the event.

Customers will have two choices of connection here: 980 yen ($13) for 20 hours, and 4,980 yen ($65) for 100 hours.
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Previously known as NGP, the console is now officially named PS Vita. Available in Wi-Fi ($249) or 3G ($299) models, it features " both front and rear touchpads, a high-res OLED Screen, SIXAXIS motion sensor technology, dual analog sticks, and both front and rear cameras." Click here for the first picture in gallery. Continue reading for a video preview.

There are more than 80 titles in development, with titles mentioned during the presentation including Street Fighter X Tekken, Wipeout, and ModNation Racers, among others.
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Despite all of the negativity surrounding Sony's recent breach(es), their one bright spot might be the NGP. Today, "the official PlayStation.Blog spat out some footage of the quad-core NGP in action, and it's not just playing last-gen games; rather, there's yet another glimpse at Uncharted." Click here for the first picture in gallery -- games are Uncharted, Super Stardust Delta, and Hustle Kings in that order. Continue reading to watch.

There's definitely a lot of dual-analog action here, but demonstrators are also taking advantage of that five-inch touchscreen, and Wipeout will apparently use the front-facing camera to beam taunt-filled pictures and video of the victor to the losers in each race.
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Aside from the press images and the few games that have been announced, there hasn't been much media released for Sony's upcoming NGP (aka PSP2)...until now. The console features "a quad-core CPU capable of up to 2GHz, 5-inch OLED touchscreen, dual analog sticks, rear touchpad, two cameras (front and and back), Wi-Fi and an optional 3G." Video after the break.

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, better known as the PSP Phone or PlayStation Phone, has produced a lot of chatter on the internet, and rightfully so. Featuring a zippy 1-GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, 400MB of RAM, 5.0-megapixel camera, and a crisp 854 x 480 display. Continue reading for the videos. Click here for more pictures. Here's the bottom line:

So with almost no differentiating software of its own, the Play is really relying on the strength of its gamepad to round up willing participants in its gaming revolution. We concur that that's indeed the phone's main strength, with good ergonomics and an extremely durable sliding mechanism.
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