Jan. 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM ET
When Sony's PlayStation Vita goes on sale in the U.S. Feb. 22, it will have Netflix on board so users of the subscription service can start watching movies on Vita's 5-inch OLED display.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony said its new portable handheld game machine, which went on sale in Japan last month, sold more than a half-million units as of Jan. 5.
In the U.S., the Vita will run $250 for the Wi-Fi only model and $300 for the 3G/Wi-Fi model. AT&T said Monday Vita owners who use the carrier's 3G service can choose no-contract options of $14.99 a month for 250MB, and $25 for 2GB.
The Netflix news is good for Sony and may be for helpful to Netflix as well. After a tough 2011 of PR gaffes and customer ire over price hikes, the company said it ended September with 23.8 million U.S. subscribers, down about 800,000 from June.