GRAPEVINE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) hits shelves this month and GameStop (NYSE: GME) is giving consumers a first glimpse at the highly anticipated new handheld system. More than 3,300 U.S. GameStop stores now have playable demo units that provide a first-hand look at PS Vita’s exciting new technology. In addition to the five-inch OLED multi-touch screen, front and rear touch pads, dual analog sticks, dual cameras and six-axis motion sensing system, players can experience a variety of games, including:
- UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss™
- Little Deviants™
- Hot Shots Golf®: World Invitational
- EA SPORTS FIFA Soccer
- ModNation™ Racers: Road Trip
- Virtua Tennis™4: World Tour Edition
- Escape Plan™
- wipEout® 2048
“We are excited to be the first retailer where consumers can experience the PS Vita,” stated Bob Puzon, vice president of merchandising at GameStop. “We are impressed with how the quad-core technology brings gaming to life and are confident consumers will be, too.”
To help consumers trade up to the PS Vita, GameStop is offering an extra $25 on the trade-in of a Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS or Sony PSP system toward the purchase of the new system. To learn more about the trade up offer or to find a GameStop store with a playable PS Vita demo unit, visit www.GameStop.com/PSVitaDemos.
The PS Vita launches in the U.S. on Feb. 22, 2012, but eager gamers can get their hands on it a week early by pre-ordering the First Edition Bundle. The bundle, available on Feb. 15, includes:
- PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi system
- PS Vita case
- Little Deviants game
- 4GB memory card
- AT&T DataConnect Pass good for one free 250MB data session ($14.99 value) upon purchase of one 250 MB data session
- PlayStation Network game voucher provided upon 3G activation on the AT&T mobile broadband network.*
The bundle is valued at $435 and will sell for $349.99 – an $85 bonus value.
On Feb. 22, three additional PS Vita options will be available: a Wi-Fi model for $249.99, a 3G/Wi-Fi model for $299.99 and a limited edition PS Vita Launch Bundle that will include:
- PS Vita 3G/Wi-Fi system
- 8GB memory card
- AT&T DataConnect Pass good for one free 250MB data session ($14.99 value) upon purchase of one 250MB data session
- PlayStation Network game voucher provided upon 3G activation for $299.
This bundle is part of a promotional offer and availability is limited.
About GameStop Corp.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer. GameStop's retail network and family of brands include 6,627 company-operated stores in 17 countries worldwide and online at www.GameStop.com. The network also includes: www.Kongregate.com, a leading browser-based game site; Game Informer(R) magazine, the leading multi-platform video game publication; Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company; and a digital PC game distribution platform available at http://www.GameStop.com/PC.
General information on GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company's corporate website. Follow GameStop on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/GameStop and find GameStop on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/GameStop.
*Mobile Broadband access requires DataConnect Pass plan for other specified devices. Time begins expiring immediately upon purchase/activation, whether you are using the service or not. Once your time expires or the allotted data is used, whichever comes first, your data access will cease. 30 day domestic plans automatically renew, unless you cancel auto-renewal. Fees are non-refundable. For full terms see DataConnect Pass Wireless Data Services Agreement on www.att.com/wirelesslegal. Mobile broadband coverage not available in all areas.