The handheld gaming device PlayStation Vita.

Johannesburg - Sony Computer Entertainment has been recognised for innovative design by the prestigious red dot awards by Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.

With more than 4,500 entries from over 58 countries and regions this year, the red dot design awards reach more advocates of good design than any other design competition.

Judged by an independent jury of 30 international experts, the following products were successful in winning red dot awards for design quality:

PlayStationVita (PS Vita)

Wireless Stereo Headset for PlayStation3 (Available in North America)

Wireless Keyboard for PlayStation3

3D Display

“To be recognised for our commitment to product design by leading industry experts is a fantastic achievement for SCE”, said Andrew House, president and group CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment

“We are particularly thrilled with the reaction and expectation to the recently launched PS Vita in North America, and Europe, the ultimate portable entertainment system, especially the introduction of innovative new ways to play and interact. Winning a red dot award for product design further establishes PS Vita as the must-have portable entertainment system across the world.” .