Finally… PlayStation Vita in Malaysia for RM 1099!

Playstation Vita Launch in Malaysia joshuatly.com 9 May 2012

Playstation Vita Launch in Malaysia joshuatly.com 9 May 2012

Roughly six month after Playstation Vita, Sony’s latest handheld gaming device launch in HK and US, finally its Malaysia’s turn. Not to complain, but we gamers should absolutely be grateful, remember Playstation 3 launch officially in Malaysia last year, thats FIVE years late to Malaysia. Six months has been a reasonable window seems we are getting Apple devices a few months late too!
Put all those rant aside, I’ve the opportunity to attend the launch event in Pavilion, and it is great. I myself is a big handheld gaming guy, I play lots of games on my PSP, and also sometimes on my Android phone. I remember so many sleepless night playing DJMax Portable series on my bed, till 2 or 3 am. Very likely I will be getting a Playstation Vita (if I have money) soon, but maybe not so soon. More on my opinion later.

Some interesting PlayStation Vita features are like front and rear touchpad, front and rear camera, motion sensor, GPS, Social Media apps like Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and etc. I’m sure you’ve already read the spec sheet somewhere else, and lets skip the boring stuff.

Playstation Vita Price in Malaysia

Product Name
PlayStation®Vita (Wi-Fi model)
Model No.
PCH-1006 ZA01
Release Date
9th May, 2012
Suggested Retail Price
MYR 1,099
Content
  • PlayStation®Vita (Wi-Fi model)  x1
  • USB Cable x1
  • AC Adaptor x1
  • Power Code x1
  • Printed Materials x1
 
PlayStation®Vita Accessory Pack Summary
Product Name
PlayStation®Vita Accessory Pack
Model No.
PSVAS-10000
Release Date
9th May, 2012
Suggested Retail Price
MYR 149
Content
  • Case x1
  • Protective Film x1
  • Cleaning Cloth x1
  • Game Card Case x1
  • Wrist Strap x1
 
PlayStation®Vita Peripheral & Accessory Summary
Product Name
Model No.
Release date
SRP
Memory Card (4GB)
PCH-Z041
9th May, 2012
MYR 79
Memory Card (8GB)
PCH-Z081
MYR 99
Memory Card (16GB)
PCH-Z161
MYR 189
Memory Card (32GB)
PCH-Z321
MYR 309
USB Cable
PCH-ZUC1
MYR 39
AC Adaptor
PCH-ZAC1
MYR 29
Cradle
PCH-ZCL1
MYR 49
In-Ear Headset
PCH-ZHS1
MYR 59

Playstation Vita Malaysia Launch Event

PlayStation®Vita Official Launch Event & Roadshow
Date: 9th May 2012 (Launch event), 10th -13th May 2012 ( Public Roadshow)
Time: 4pm – 7pm (9th May)/ 10am – 10pm (10th – 13th May)
Venue: Pavilion Shopping Mall
Special Offer : Purchase PS Vita WiFi model can get special premium PSN Exclusive Game – Escape Plan (Chinese + English Version) & PS Vita Limited Tee
*(First come, first served)

There are also TWO PlayStation Vita Value Pack available for purchase.
The value pack include: PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Model + 4GB Memory Card + Accessory Pack + UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss OR ModNation Racers: Road Trip software.
For UNCHARTED bundle, it is selling at MYR 1,399
For ModNation Racers bundle, it is selling for MYR 1,299

After the break, there are pictures of the event and find out WHAT I think about the new Sony PlayStation Vita after I’ve had some hands on time with it…

Pictures of the event

Blue PlayStation Logo @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

Blue PlayStation Logo


Big Screen @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

Big Screen


PlayStation Vita Showcase Event at Pavilion @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

PlayStation Vita Showcase Event at Pavillion

PlayStation Vita Show Girls  @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

PlayStation Vita Show Girls (Taken using my Galaxy Nexus Panorama Mode, right side kinda messed up :P)

Tetsuhiko Yasuda, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Asia @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

Tetsuhiko Yasuda, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Asia

The Moment @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

The Moment

PlayStation Vita in Malaysia! @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

PlayStation Vita in Malaysia!

37 PlayStation Vita Launch Title @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

37 PlayStation Vita Launch Title

Mark Rogers, Senior Producer of Foster City Studio, Developer of Uncharted Golden Abyss  @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

Mark Rogers, Senior Producer of Foster City Studio, Developer of Uncharted Golden Abyss

Mitsuo Hirakawa, Producer of SCE XDEV Studios in Europe Talk About Reality Fighters @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

Mitsuo Hirakawa, Producer of SCE XDEV Studios in Europe Talk About Reality Fighters

PlayStation Vita Hands On @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

PlayStation Vita Hands On

Touch My Back @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

Touch My Back

PlayStation Vita Game Card @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

PlayStation Vita Game Card

WipeOut on PlayStation Vita @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

WipeOut on PlayStation Vita

PlayStation 3 Showcase @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

PlayStation 3 Showcase @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

PlayStation Move Corner @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

PlayStation Move Corner @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

Game Mode ON @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

Game Mode ON @ PlayStation Vita Malaysia Launch

Do go to the Pavilion Show to check out the PlayStation Vita for yourself, most of the units are in Demo Mode, certain features are locked, like the camera app. Do try out the one/two units that have full features of the PlayStation Vita software!

My Comment on PlayStation Vita

As I previously stated, I like PlayStation Vita very much, and I’m very looking forward to getting one. What is keeping me from getting one immediately (assume that I have money haha). The game. There are not enough games in the market that make me want to get the device immediately. But dont get me wrong, 37 launch titles lineup is pretty spectacular. Im waiting for the game I cant miss, and exclusively on PlayStation Vita before I get the device… you guess what… DJMax Technika Vita. Yep. Im still waiting for that game. I think there is chance for the device to have a price drop in the near future, not sure if Malaysia market will, but I think it will in US and Japan. Currently PS Vita is not selling that well in both US and Japan, and lets wait and see what will they do and announce in E3. Another complain about the Vita is the memory card… WHY ANOTHER PROPRIETARY MEMORY CARD!!! This had made me want to boycott the Sony products that uses proprietary memory card format… At first I thought the PS Vita will make use of the M2 format,which is the smaller version of the memory stick, and looked similar with the PS Vita memory card, heck even the size is the same. But NO… it is different, and it is REALLY EXPENSIVE!

OK Rant over. I love the device, and hate it a little. Will wait for more game and maybe price drop before I get it. 😀

Thats all from me.

joshuatly2012

Credit: First cover picture is taken from PlayStation HK Facebook Page

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3 Responses to Finally… PlayStation Vita in Malaysia for RM 1099!

  1. Samuel June 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    excuse me is there wi-fi plus 3g model in malaysia yet please tell  me as soon as possible  

    • joshuatly June 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      No official plan is heard yet. But according to them it is coming soon.

      • Samuel June 2, 2012 at 2:03 am #

        thanks bro i will wait for the 3g plus wifi model or buy it from internet kikikikikikikik 😛

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