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Sony PS Vita portable gaming console down to £141

If you don’t mind shopping from Amazon Italia (which should be a doddle), then grab the Sony Playstation Vita for as little as 175 Euros, a price that includes free delivery (around £141). That’s nearly a third off the suggested retail price of the portable gaming console, a massive discount for a product that was only launched back in December 2011. In comparison, the cheapest Playstation Vita we managed to find in the UK costs £169 (and it is a refurbished model from Tesco).

The Playstation Vita is on paper a powerful proposition, one which could share some DNA with the next generation PS4 console set to be launched in 2014. It is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A9-based system-on-chip with a quad-core Imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU, similar to the one that powers the Apple iPad 3. This may well mean that the follow-up to the Playstation 3 will use ARM technology to reduce costs, slash time-to-market and leverage the immense ecosystem that surrounds ARM.

The screen is a 5in OLED one with a 960x544 pixels resolution. The rest of the features include 512MB of RAM, 128MB VRAM, two cameras, a six-axis motion sensing system, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a rear multi touch rear pad.

Check out the review of Sony Playstation Vita that we published earlier this year.

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