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Sony Announces the Release of the PS Vita Hand-Held at Web 2.0 Summit

Sony has announced the release date and pricing for the highly anticipated PS Vita hand-held gaming console in the UK.

The company made the announcement during the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco. The new console will be launched in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe on February 22nd 2012.

The gaming device will be available in the UK for £229.99 for the Wi-Fi only version while the 3G version will be available for £279.99. Sony stated that there are more than 100 games in development for the console, but failed to provide title names available for the launch.

Sony Computer Entertainment's President and CEO Jack Tretton stated in a blog postthat Sound Shapes, Resistance: Burning Skies, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Capcom’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, EA Sports’ FIFA, Activision’s Call of Duty, will be launched for the console.

“I’ve had the chance to spend some time with several of these titles and I think you’ll be blown away by how each takes advantage of the technology packed into PS Vita to deliver amazing gaming experiences. With its vibrant 5-inch OLED screen, dual analog sticks, dual cameras, and front and rear touch panel, PS Vita will deliver rich, immersive games with stunning graphics, which simply can’t be found anywhere else,” said Tretton.

Here is the video of the launch: