The rumor from last week has been confirmed – the NGP will be called the PlayStation Vita. Kaz Hirai announced the new name at Sony’s E3 2011 Press Conference in Los Angeles earlier today. The PlayStation Vita will include dual analogue sticks, two cameras and dual touch-screens.
No. Due to the rear touch pad, the PS Vita uses a embedded battery.
No, PS Vita does not have a video output feature.
The same PSN accounts will be available on PS Vita.
PS Suite content developed in the new game development environment provided for PS Suite can be enjoyed on PS Vita.
SCE with the support of third party developers and publishers have been offering select UMD titles on PlayStation Store and will continue our effort to deliver these content in the form of game medium for PS Vita going forward.
However, Sony will need to clear all copyright / legal related issues and due to this not all software titles will become available on PS Vita. Sony will announce details for each title when ready.
If you have existing UMD games that you want to play on the PS Vita, Sony are looking into the possibility of porting these across like the PSPgo Rewards programe. There are no plans on adding a UMD Reader to the PS Vita, however.
SCE plans to make those content available on PS Vita.
Users can play PSP titles, minis and PSone classics titles which are offered on PS Store.
There are no plans to make PS Vita compatible with PS3 or PS2 titles at this point.
Every game title for PS Vita will be provided with a space called “LiveArea™” where users can share the fun and excitement with other players. Users will have access to the latest information of games provided from SCE and 3rd party developers and publishers through PlayStation Network.
Additionally, PS Vita users will be able to view “Activity” log that is constantly updated with accomplishments from users who are playing the same game, which in turn can trigger active real-time communication among users.