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Sony PS Vita Now Available For Under £200

The soon-to-be-released Sony PS Vita has finally broken the psychological £200 barrier, as it has gone on sale on Ebay (via a reputable online retailer) for £199.95 on preorder, a full £30 off its suggested retail price.

Sony's next generation portable gaming console is set to be launched in the UK on the 22nd of February although the retailer, entertainment-cave, says it might be shipped sooner depending on when its stock arrives.

The PS Vita, which will replace the PSP Go as Sony's flagship portable gaming console, has a quad core Cortex-A9 processor and a four-core PowerVR GPU, giving it more oomph than most smartphones and tablets on the market.

It also packs a 5-inch capacitive OLED touchscreen with a 960x540 pixel resolution, a six-axis motion sensor, a three-axis electronic compass, GPS, optional 3G, two analogue sticks, a front and rear camera as well as dual touchpads at the front and rear of the device.

Sony will also bundle free PlayStation network access and new PS Vita features like "LiveArea" and "Near"; it will also keep compatibility with the existing PSP titles, minis and PS One classics.