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Sony® PlayStation Vita Challenge: Design your own Portable ID

Sony wants you to be a part of the grand celebration of its successful launch of PlayStation Vita. You have an excellent opportunity to associate yourself with the unique gaming system by creating your own original portable ID design. Sony has launched an open challenge to explore and express your creativity and come up with the most imaginative portable ID design for PlayStation Vita.

For taking part in this exciting challenge, you have to submit your own original portable ID design. Existing game characters and imageries will not be accepted. Sony has also made it clear that the design should not infringe the law or third party rights or cause offence to others on the grounds of nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, faith, or disability.

So, let your creativity flow and showcase your talent to the world. The challenge is open till March 31st, 2012. You can post your entry on the official PlayStation Forum at community.eu.playstation.com.

Portable gaming on a budget

PSP, or the PlayStation Portable is a handheld game console marketed and manufactured by Sony. The latest version of the console, the PSP Go, was released in November 2009. It was recently announced that Sony PSP Go would soon be sold for $150 in the US. Previously priced at $200, Sony quietly decreased the price of its portable gaming console, thereby making the UMD-less portable PSP Go game console getting a $50 price reduction. Sony had proclaimed a price cut of $40 on the PlayStation Portable 3000 handheld game. Observers believe that all this is to accommodate Sony NGP that sports Quad-Core SGX543MP GPU and Quad-Core ARM Cortex A9 CPU.

Sony had announced that the price of NGP would not be $500 and it is assumed that it would be priced less than the Sony PlayStation 3 itself. 6 years ago in 2005, Sony had sold PS3 at a loss of $200 for every console; however, it is now getting the benefits of the game console hardware. According to reports, the graphical capabilities of Sony NGP are in the middle of the PSP and PSP3 game console. David Coombes, who is the platform research manager of Sony Computer Entertainment America, said that it would not run at 2 GHz. There are still some who believe that this is the best time to purchase Sony PSP Go. A major portion of the Sony’s PSP catalog still is not available online, and if you buy the PSP Go, you would not be able to play games like Crisis Core, Tactis Ogre, or the PSP remake of Final Fantasy Tactics. The NGP might probably not allow UMD trade-ups. In comparison, PSP 3000 has a bigger screen and also rests comfortably in your hands and has almost every advantage the PSP Go has, including storing downloaded PlayStation Store games on memory cards. In India, Sony had introduced the PSP Go at the start of this year for Rs 12,990 but it remains to be seen if the PSP Go would see any price cut here anytime soon.

Sony® PlayStation phone

Sony is one of the pioneers in the gaming market, with its PlayStation range of game consoles. Sony has a wide range of PlayStation consoles. The first model of PlayStation was launched in 1994 in Japan. PlayStation has three components, including Media Center, online service for gaming and line controllers or input device for the Media Center. Currently three models of PlayStation are available in the market, PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3. Sony also manufactures portable PlayStation called as PlayStation Portable (PSP). The PSP device is like a cell phone, but specifically it is used for gaming purpose and for media entertainment. PSP console was launched in 2005. Since it was launched, it has been a great success in the world market and established various records of selling.

The specification or configuration of PSP is very good and ideal for High Definition (HD) and 3D games. Since many days, there has been news regarding the plan of Sony to launch the PlayStation phone in the market, which is made for gaming and also there are facilities of a phone as like any cellular phone. Sources say that this phone is a combination of Sony Ericsson Experia and PlayStation Portable. The phone has a modified chip of PSP Go and has the Android Gingerbread operating system. It will be a full touch screen device and will also have a slider section, which will feature four buttons of directional pad and touch pad for the gaming purpose. PlayStation phone will also feature a camera which will be based on Sony Ericsson Experia.

Sony® to Launch Networked Portable Game Player, Smartphones

A revamped and updated PlayStation handheld gaming device will be unveiled by Sony followed by a smartphone with gaming capability. Sony is planning to use its networked entertainment services to share data, media and games among handheld devices, TVs and other media enriched platforms. Sony will unveil the new portable player and a Sony Ericsson Touch enabled smartphone. The company seems to be ready to make a comeback and give its competitors something to worry about. Sony also realizes this market is dominated by Nintendo and Apple and so will have to be very careful about playing its cards.

The portable entertainment system dubbed as the successor to PSP is said to deliver ultimate portable media experience. According to Sony’s press release regarding this product NGP (code name for the yet to be titled product) is designed to propose supreme interactive entertainment that would only be possible on a PlayStation. This innovative design would present a innovative blend of rich gaming and social connectivity inside a real world situation, made promising by leveraging SCE’s experience from both PSP (PlayStation Portable) and PlayStation 3 (PS3) entertainment systems.

With both Wi-Fi and 3G network connectivity, jointly with a mixture of applications, NGP will facilitate endless potential for users to connect and share with friends wherever they are. Within the device are a range of features that provide a genuinely cutting-edge, next generation ultimate portable entertainment experience. It features a mindboggling 5 inch organic light emitting display (OLED) and an innovative user interface combined with a high performance CPU and GPU to give a never seen before visual experience.

This is going to be one of the most awaited release of this year. Judging by the products Sony has put in the market recently, this release will be an event with much fanfare. Let’s hope it has a better luck than the PSP and can rival Nintendo’s 3D gaming portable player. The NGP has stiff competition decked out for it and it will be a fight that gamers will relish.

New launches from Sony® in Smartphone Arena

As has been announced, the CES Show 2011 saw the references made by Sony for all the products showcased with a common content shared across all products like the Play station devices PS3, PSP, PSP2, and the PS phone.

Microsoft being ahead of Sony with regards to tying the new Window Mobile Phone 7 handsets into the live providing a live login. Gaming is already made available by Microsoft. Sony seems to be heading the same direction with services which will hook on to the devices from Sony like PS3, TV, PC and Blu-Ray players.

The PS3 introduced in 2004 was dubbed the `Walkman of the 21st Century` was not a great success in the markets. But subsequent PSPs introduced have been very successful and now Sony is looking to make great profits with the release of the PSP2 stealthily. They are hoping to oust Nintendo and Apple at their own game.

The world`s second largest portable player maker has outlined a strategy to use, networked entertainment services. Sony intends to launch the PSP 2 on January, 27th of 2011 which is 2 days ago. The PSP smart phone is set to be released in February.

Sony will also outline their strategy to use its networked game system on portable devices. The Mobile World Congress is all set to take off on February 14th through 17th showcasing Sony`s Ericsson made PSP phone which is also called the Xperia Play, although no comments are available from Sony regarding this.

Company faced some troubles getting any grip with the PSP, failing to catch up with Nintendo, when it was released in 2004, selling only 18.5 million units compared to 47 million units of the Nintendo. Sony plans to gain market from Nintendo and Apple dominated market. It has revealed the networked services to share games, movies, and music over handheld devices, TVs and the likes.

With the release of the PSP Go in 2009, Sony did away with disc drives and introduced direct downloads of games. Bloomberg has been keenly following the news from Sony and their report on the Sony PSP2 is intended for the CES show this year in 2011 and later in February of the smart phone. The updated PSP will compete with Apple`s iPod Touch and Nintendo`s 3DS which are gaming devices and have been a threat to the Sony`s PSP.

Recent PSP game releases

The play station portable has gained a lot of popularity in the recent times with numerous excellent games being introduced to the gaming world. The games like the pro evolution soccer 2011 have managed to prove to the entire world that, the tool happens to be the best medium for enjoying any game. The battle vs chess and lord of Arcana have managed to gain a lot of popularity in almost all parts of the world. The game of battle vs chess is the traditional chess game with a modern approach. The design of the game has made the game of chess an even more interesting one in more ways than one

The lord of Arcana is basically an action game which enables the users to enjoy the perfect dose of thrill and excitement to say the least. The shift extended is also another game which has been introduced to the market very recently. The game is again an action game which involves the basic motto of survival. The game has gained a lot of popularity in almost all parts of the world. There are several users who have said that the game is too good to ignore. The ghost recon predator is also a very good action game which should be given a try. It is strongly advised to all users to ensure that they try their favourite games on the platform of play station portable. The users can be assured of the fact that, the entire gaming experience would be a much better one in several ways.

The platform is a special one in terms of details. The games get a very high end feel when played on the said platform. The users must not miss out on this wonderful chance to enjoy the great games of the modern generation in any way.

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