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PlayStation Vita to launch in the U.S. with 25 games

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If you're still on the fence about buying a PlayStation Vita next year, Sony is hoping to give you a little nudge.

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Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Sony)

On Thursday the company revealed the full launch lineup for their next handheld system. All told, 25 games will be available on its February 22, 2012 launch day, with 100 more games currently in development.

Leading the launch day pack are new entries in big first-party franchises, such as Uncharted, ModNation Racers, Wipeout and Hot Shots Golf. Vita versions of third-party titles like FIFA Soccer, Rayman: Origins, Virtua Tennis and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 should also pique interest.

Sony is hoping to avoid the pitfalls of Nintendo's 3DS system, which launched in March with only 16 titles and saw its sales drop until a price cut revived interest late in the year.

The new portable arrives in two flavors for U.S. and Canadian consumers: a $249 standard Wifi model and a $299 model equipped with 3G/Wifi. The games will range in cost from $9.99 to $49.99.

Sony also revealed pricing for accessories, including memory cards required for saving game data.

The Vita, which packs a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, dual analog sticks, a rear touch panel, motion sensors, rear and front facing cameras and more, is a huge step up from the Sony's last handhled, the disastrous PSP Go.  It's a bold move from the company, which hasn't been a significant player in the portable space in recent years, taking a backseat to both Nintendo's various DS models and the upstart iOS devices from Apple.

Launch Day Titles:

- Army Corps of Hell (Square Enix)
- Asphalt Injection (Ubisoft)
- Ben10 Galactic Racing (D3)
- Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend (Aksys)
- Dungeon Hunter Alliance (Ubisoft)
- Dynasty Warriors Next (Tecmo Koei)
- EA Sports FIFA Soccer (Electronic Arts)
- Escape Plan (SCEA, PSN Only)
- F1 2011 (Codemasters)
- Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (SCEA)
- Hustle Kings (SCEA, PSN Only)
- Little Deviants (SCEA)
- Lumines Electronic Symphony (Ubisoft)
- Michael Jackson The Experience (Ubisoft)
- ModNation Racers: Road Trip (SCEA)
- Plants vs. Zombies (Sony Online Entertainment, PSN Only)
- Rayman Origins (Ubisoft)
- Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen (Namco Bandai)
- Super StarDust Delta (SCEA, PSN only)
- Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (Drinkbox Studios, PSN Only)
- Touch My Katamari (Namco Bandai)
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Capcom)
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss (SCEA)
- Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition (Sega)
- Wipeout 2048 (SCEA)

Launch Window Games (available shortly after launch):

- Gravity Rush (SCEA)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Warner Bros. Interactive)
- Disgaea 3:Absence of Detention (NIS America)
- MLB 12 The Show (SCEA)
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (Tecmo Koei)
- Reality Fighters (SCEA)
- Ridge Racer (Namco Bandai)
- Silent Hill Book of Memories (Konami)
- Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted (505 Games)
- Unit 13 (SCEA)


Product Name Release Date MSRP
4 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $19.99
8 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $29.99
16 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $59.99
32 GB Memory Card February 15, 2012 $99.99
Starter Kit with Memory Card February 15, 2012 $39.99
In-Ear Headset February 15, 2012 $19.99
Carrying Case February 15, 2012 $19.99
Travel Pouch February 15, 2012 $19.99
Protective Film (2 pack) February 15, 2012 $9.99
Card Case February 15, 2012 $5.99
Cradle February 15, 2012 $19.99
Portable Charger Spring 2012 $49.99
AC Adaptor February 15, 2012 $14.99
Car Adaptor Spring 2012 $14.99
USB Cable February 15, 2012 $14.99

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