PlayStation Vita launch day lineup and accessory pricing revealed

Mike Wehner, Tecca
Technology News Blog

While Nintendo's 3DS will have the 2011 holiday season to itself in the portable gaming market, many gamers are eagerly anticipating the February 22, 2012 launch of Sony's new PlayStation Vita. Now, almost as if to say "Save those gift cards until February," the company has shed some light on the games and accessories we can expect to see alongside the new system when it finally debuts.

One of the biggest complaints consumers had when the 3DS launched was the lack of quality titles. Sony hopes to capitalize on Nintendo's misstep — and subsequent drop in sales — by offering a ridiculously beefy game lineup available from day one. So far, a total of 25 games — priced between $9.99 and $49.99, though each title wasn't specifically tagged — are slated for a launch day release. And these aren't just throwaway, I'd-rather-be-playing-Angry-Birds titles either; names like UnchartedWipeout, and Rayman are sure to pique the interest of the gaming populous. Check out the full list of launch day titles below.

  • Army Corps of Hell
  • Asphalt Injection
  • Blazblue: Continuum Shift EXTEND
  • Dungeon Hunter Alliance
  • Dynasty Warriors Next
  • Escape Plan (PSN downloadable titles)
  • F1 2011
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • Hustle Kings (PSN downloadable titles)
  • Little Deviants
  • Lumines Electronic Symphony
  • Michael Jackson The Experience
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip
  • Plants vs. Zombies (PSN downloadable title)
  • Rayman Origins
  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen
  • Super StarDust Delta (PSN downloadable title)
  • Tales of Space: Mutant Blobs (PSN downloadable title)
  • Touch My Katamari
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss
  • Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
  • wipEout 2048

On top of that already impressive list, a further 10 titles are on deck for a "launch window" release, which means they should appear on store shelves in the days immediately following launch. Browse that list below.

  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
  • Gravity Rush
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • MLB 12 The Show
  • Reality Fighters
  • Ridge Racer
  • Silent Hill Book of Memories
  • Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted
  • Unit 13

As we already knew, the system itself will carry a $250 price tag, but up until now the pricing of its storage cards and other accessories were a mystery. Many thought the system's memory cards would cost upwards of $130 for 32GB, but thankfully that's not the case. The official list of release dates and pricing for PS Vita add-ons can be seen below.

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

We went hands-on with the Vita during E3, and were mighty pleased with what we saw. While Sony's pricing scheme for memory — crucial when downloading games, movies, and music — is a bit higher than we had hoped, it's not entirely unreasonable, and we're still very much looking forward to February 22.

This article originally appeared on Tecca

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