Sony shines the spotlight on Vita

Sony dropped lots of PlayStation Vita news today, highlighting many new features and games coming soon.

Is the PlayStation Vita finally ready for prime time? Sarah Tew/CNET

Sony representatives couldn't stop talking about the Vita during the Gamescom gaming expo today in Cologne, Germany, ushering in the most announcements ever in one day for the handheld since its debut . In fact, most of the first half of the press conference spoke exclusively of new Vita games and features coming before the end of the year.

The event introduced new games for the Vita such as Tearaway (from Media Molecule, creator of LittleBigPlanet) and Killzone Mercenary, both of which look visually stunning. We also learned about some new features coming down the road for the Vita, including when we should expect PS One classic games, details about firmware update 1.80, Vita game price cuts, and more. Click through our gallery for a breakdown of all of today's announcements.

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