Sony Announces Gargantuan PlayStation Vita Launch Lineup, Prices Memory Cards And Accessories
Posted by Sammy Barker
Sony's lifted the lid on the PlayStation Vita's gigantic launch line-up for North America
Director of hardware marketing, John Koller, described the unprecedented 25 game strong launch line-up as the "biggest and best" any platform has ever released alongside. Even if Koller is paid to say these things, it's hard to disagree.
Day one titles from the platform holder include Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational and ModNation Racers: Road Trip. On the third-party side, Sony's locked up FIFA Football, Rayman Origins, Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour and many, many more. Head through to the PlayStation Blog for the full list of software. Launch window titles (i.e. those games due shortly after the hardware's release) include Gravity Rush, Reality Fighters and, interestingly, Ridge Racer (presumably bundled with a little more content than its Japanese counterpart).
Sony announced the PlayStation Vita's European first-party launch line-up earlier in the year. We imagine the third-party offering will be similar to North America, though obviously specifics are subject to change.
Regardless of region, Sony has announced that every PlayStation Vita will come packaged with a set of AR cards and a voucher to download three games from the PlayStation Store. The games include: Cliff Diving, Table Football and Fireworks. You can see all three titles in action through here.
Both SCEE and SCEA also took the time to announce the PlayStation Vita's first batch of official peripherals and prices. Those in North America will be pleased to learn that the official memory card prices are not as bad as first feared, with the 4GB stick coming in at $14.99 and the 32GB stick costing $99.99. Still steep, but a good $20 less than rumoured. Sony also announced a PS Vita starter kit for North America, comprising of a 4GB Memory Card, Pocket Pouch, Protective Film, Card Case, Headphones, and Cleaning Cloth for $39.99.
Bafflingly, SCEE's decided against stocking a 32GB memory card in Europe. The highest capacity stick available at launch will be the 16GB which will cost you £44.99. A 4GB card will retail for £17.99.