The previously rumoured name for the NGP, "PlayStation Vita", has been confirmed at Sony's E3 press event today along with further details about the device.

Shipping toward the end of 2011, it will be available with WiFi for USD $249.99 – the same price as Nintendo 3DS – and with 3G+WiFi for USD $299.99. Pricing and a release date for New Zealand have not been announced. In the U.S. the 3G model will be sold exclusively in partnership with mobile carrier AT&T. Similar partnerships will be in place for other regions.

PS Vita features dual analogue controls, an OLED touchscreen, a rear touchpad, front- and rear-facing cameras, and six-axis motion sensors.