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Initially unveiled to the public as NGP, or Next Generation Portable, the PlayStation Vita was made official at E3 2011. This Sony handheld features a multitouch 5-inch OLED display along with a touchpad on the rear of the device, and utilizes proprietary cartridge media. The 3G-enabled model operates on the AT&T network in the US, includes GPS functionality and an always-on multiplayer connection.

Description

The PSP Go is a portable game console with a slide-out gamepad. It has a 3.8-inch LCD screen and 16GB of internal storage. Games are downloaded from the PlayStation Network. It also has Bluetooth support and a docking accessory.

The PSP-3000 is the third edition of the PSP portable gaming console. It features a built-in microphone and an improved 4.3-inch LCD screen. Games and movies are stored on UMDs. They can also be downloaded from the PlayStation Network and stored on an external Memory Stick Duo card.

The PSP-2000 is the second edition of the PSP portable gaming console. It features a 4.3-inch LCD screen and Wi-Fi connectivity. It plays games and movies using the UMD format and can download games from the PlayStation Network.

The PSP-1000 is the first edition of the PSP portable gaming console. Games and other media are played using Sony's UMD format. It can access to the PlayStation Network in order to download games, movies, and other content. It features a 4.3-inch LCD screen, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a Mini USB connector for accessories.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 22, 2012
  • Price at launch: $299.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 1, 2009
  • Price at launch: $249.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 10/2008
  • Price at launch: $199.99
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: 09/2007
  • Price at launch: $199.99
  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: Mar. 24, 2005
  • Price at launch: $249.99
  • Alias: PS Vita
  • Codename: NGP

Also Known As...

  • Alias: PSP-N1000
  • Alias: PSP Brite, PlayStation Portable
  • Alias: PSP Slim & Lite, Playstation Portable
  • Alias: PlayStation Portable, PSP
  • Form Factor: Slab
  • Length: 3.27 inches
  • Width: 7.12 inches
  • Thickness: 0.73 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Primary orientation: Landscape
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Hardware

  • Form Factor: Slider
  • Length: 5.04 inches
  • Width: 2.72 inches
  • Thickness: 0.65 inches
  • Weight: 0.35 pounds
  • Color: White, Black
  • Primary orientation: Landscape
  • Form Factor: Slab
  • Length: 6.65 inches
  • Width: 2.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.75 inches
  • Weight: 0.42 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Primary orientation: Landscape
  • Form Factor: Slab
  • Length: 6.65 inches
  • Width: 2.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.75 inches
  • Weight: 0.42 pounds
  • Color: Silver, White, Black
  • Primary orientation: Landscape
  • Form Factor: Slab
  • Length: 6.69 inches
  • Width: 2.91 inches
  • Thickness: 0.91 inches
  • Weight: 0.62 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Primary orientation: Landscape
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5 inches
  • Technology: OLED
  • Resolution (longer): 960 px
  • Resolution (shorter): 544 px
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 3.8 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (longer): 480 px
  • Resolution (shorter): 272 px
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (longer): 480 px
  • Resolution (shorter): 272 px
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (longer): 480 px
  • Resolution (shorter): 272 px
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (longer): 480 px
  • Resolution (shorter): 272 px
  • CPU brand: ARM
  • CPU model: Cortex A9 MPCore
  • Cores: 4
  • GPU model: SGX543MP4+
  • RAM: 512 MB

Performance

  • CPU speed: 333 MHz
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • CPU speed: 333 MHz
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • CPU speed: 333 MHz
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • CPU speed: 333 MHz
  • RAM: 32 MB
  • Controls: D-Pad, Shoulder buttons, Rear touchpad
  • Analog stick(s): 2

Input

  • Controls: D-Pad, Shoulder buttons
  • Analog stick(s): 1
  • Controls: D-Pad, Shoulder buttons
  • Analog stick(s): 1
  • Controls: D-Pad, Shoulder buttons
  • Analog stick(s): 1
  • Controls: D-Pad, Shoulder buttons
  • Analog stick(s): 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • 3G: Yes
  • GSM: Yes

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.0+ EDR
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11b
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11b
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11b
  • Speaker(s): Stereo
  • Built-in mic: Yes

Audio

  • Speaker(s): Stereo
  • Built-in mic: Yes
  • Speaker(s): Stereo
  • Built-in mic: Yes
  • Speaker(s): Stereo
  • Speaker(s): Stereo
  • External storage: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB

Storage

  • Internal storage: 16 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • Supported memory cards: Memory Stick Micro
  • Internal storage: 64 MB
  • External storage: Yes
  • Supported memory cards: Memory Stick Duo
  • Internal storage: 64 MB
  • External storage: Yes
  • Supported memory cards: Memory Stick Duo
  • Internal storage: 32 MB
  • External storage: Yes
  • Supported memory cards: Memory Stick Duo
  • Game media type: Cartridge, Internal / Downloads
  • Backwards compatibility: PSN
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes

Software

  • Game media type: Internal / Downloads
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes
  • Game media type: Disk, Internal / Downloads
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes
  • Game media type: Disk, Internal / Downloads
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes
  • Game media type: Disk, Internal / Downloads
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: Proprietary, 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Mini USB
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: Proprietary, 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Mini USB
  • Headphone jack: Proprietary, 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Mini USB
  • Video resolution: VGA

Rear Camera

  • Video Resolution: VGA

Front Camera

  • Removable battery: No
  • Battery type: Proprietary
  • Capacity: 2210 mAh

Power

  • Removable battery: No
  • Battery type: Proprietary
  • Removable battery: Yes
  • Battery type: Proprietary
  • Removable battery: Yes
  • Battery type: Proprietary
  • Removable battery: Yes
  • Battery type: Proprietary
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