NGP Officially Named ‘PlayStation Vita’, Priced and Dated

Sony finally put the rumors to rest at their E3 2011 press conference last night and gave the NGP a new name. As the rumors outed several times over, the NGP is now officially known as PlayStation Vita. In case your Italian/Latin is rusty, Vita means “life”.

Additionally, Sony revealed yesterday that PlayStation Vita will come in two flavors. The first of which is your standard Wi-Fi version which will run you $249/€249/¥24,980. The second version is the 3G Wi-Fi model, and that one will cost you $299/€299/¥29,980.

As revealed during the conference by Sony’s Kaz Hirai, AT&T will be the exclusive carrier in the United States for the 3G model, to the dismay of many in attendance. No word just yet on the carriers for other regions.

Now that you know the price, you probably want to know when you can expect to buy it. Well, according to Sony the PlayStation Vita will start hitting stores worldwide by the end of the year.

Are you planning on picking Sony’s new handheld up? Let us know!

via Joystiq