Augmented Reality isn’t anything new to Sony; the original PSP had AR games which required that micro-USB camera add-on. The PlayStation 3 had the game Eye of Judgement which made use of the PlayStation Eye and AR codes embedded in playing cards.
The PlayStation Vita will ship with its own set of augmented reality cards similar to how Nintendo’s 3DS did. Sony, however, is calling the AR functionality in the Vita “Wide-Area Augmented Reality” or WAAR.
Sony has literally just fired out this demo reel of the WAAR functionality in the PlayStation Vita, and it looks amazing. Conducting an alien autopsy on your dining room table just became a reality, albeit a slightly augmented one. Watch this now – it made me say: “that’s pretty freakin’ cool”.[youtube]wUxSwsy3PZo[/youtube]