PlayStation Vita hits Aussie shores

Sony's high-anticipated handheld has is now available in Australia.

My PS Vita.

My PS Vita.

Sony's new handheld console, the PlayStation Vita, has finally been launched in Australia.

Click here for photos of the PS Vita launch party in Sydney

The device was first released in Japan in December last year and was slated to be released globally this month.

Vodafone is the exclusive telco carrier for the PS Vita but all major game retailers are stocking it as well.

The PS Vita features a five-inch OLED screen with dual analogue sticks and motion sensors. It is available in a WiFi only model and a WiFi/3G model which retails for $348 and $418 respectively.

The device can be synced with the PlayStation 3 as well as various Sony media distribution platforms.

There over 25 titles available at launch including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ridge Racer and ModNation Racers: Road Trip.

Third-party developers are already on-board to create games on the PS Vita platform such as 2K with BioShock and Ubisoft for Assassin's creed.

Australian-based game developers including Nnooo, Tantalus, Big Ant and Torus are also confirmed to be developing for the platform.

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