Sony Playstation Vita Coming to World in October, India next year!
Information of the Playstation Vita’s launch has been around for a couple of days now, but without official word from Sony India we thought it would be fruitless to talk about it.
We were able to get in touch with Sony’s Regional Manager for North India, According to him the official Vita for India may not come until December or January next year. The device is expected to hit the international markets in October, and may also be almost instantly available from unofficial channels.
Taking about the slow Gaming market in India, Mr. Barua said
We have seen a huge decline in sales of Gaming Consoles and products in India in 2011, we will Introduce the Vita around the end year holiday season or early next year with a revamped marketing strategy to boost sales”
PlayStation Vita will also be the first dedicated portable gaming console with 3G networking capabilities to hit the Indian market. Sony plans to price the Vita at a similar price when compared to the US variant, The WiFi only Vita will sell for Rs. 11,499/- whereas the 3G version will be priced at Rs. 14,999/- with a one year warranty (US$ 249/- and 299/- respectively)
Features include :
- Offers six-axis motion sensors
- Dual analog controls (proper ones, with thumbsticks
- Front- and rear-facing cameras
- OLED touchscreen
- Touchpad on the back
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- ModNation Racers
- Street Fighter x Tekken
Sony has single handedly held the portable gaming market in India, with the most selling handheld gaming console the PSP. Sony feels that with a revamped strategy and pricing approach the market will be revived with vita.
Sony partnered with Ericsson to sell the Android based Xperia Play, which was a mobile phone version of the PSP, The phone was an amazing failure in the Indian market.