At the Sony Playstation Vita media launch party on Tuesday night, MD Michael Ephraim confirmed some local Vita news.
To begin with, he announced that 4 local Australian development teams are registered and currently creating (as yet unannounced) content for the Playstation Vita, those being Torus, Tantalus and Big Ant from Melbourne, and Nnooo from Sydney.
These development teams represent some of the longest standing developers in the country, and are all independently owned and run studios which survived the recent closures.
Nnooo blogged about the whole process of getting approval from Sony, confessing that from the moment of the announcement on Tuesday night, the rest of the team's night was a bit of a blur. Nnooo's first Vita game has 'already been decided', and they'll be making an announcement on it very soon.
Ephraim went on to reiterate the Playstation 3's success in Australia last year, and confirmed that Australian Vitas will each ship with 6 augmented reality playing cards, and that consumers can grab 3 free AR experiences from the Playstation Store.
The Playstation Network store, while undergoing a name change to the Sony Entertainment Network across all Sony platforms which currently use it, was also confirmed to launch locally alongside the Vita this week.
The Playstation Vita is on sale today, with GAME selling out of its stock of the WiFi model before launch.
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