Sony introduced a new portable gaming machine at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.
The PlayStation Vita, which was formerly known as the NGP (Next Generation Portable), will be launched in the US this Christmas.
The new touch-interface and motion-sensitive handheld device is likely to be released in the UK by the end of the year.
During the event, the electronics giant also once again apologised to the 100 million customers affected by a recent hacking attack.
The new machine will enable gamers to challenge people using PlayStation 3 consoles over the PlayStation Network.
The Vita comes with front and back cameras, while other features include a touchscreen in front offering a resolution of 960×544 pixels, a touch pad on the back and two joysticks.
The 3G Vita model will be made available in the US through AT&T, while in the UK Vodafone or O2 is likely to provide the new console.
Customers in the US will need to pay $249 (£152) for the Wi-Fi only model, but it could cost nearly £200 when it is launched in Britain.
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