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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.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 22, 2012
  • Price at launch: $249.00

Availability

  • Alias: PSVita
  • Codename: NGP

Also Known As...

  • Form Factor: Slab
  • Length: 3.27 inches
  • Width: 7.12 inches
  • Thickness: 0.73 inches
  • Weight: 0.57 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Primary orientation: Landscape
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Hardware

  • Screen size (diagonal): 5 inches
  • Technology: OLED
  • Resolution (longer): 960 px
  • Resolution (shorter): 544 px
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Cores: 4
  • GPU model: SGX543MP4+
  • RAM: 512 MB

Performance

  • Controls: D-Pad, Shoulder buttons, Rear touchpad
  • Analog stick(s): 2

Input

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • 3G: Optional

Connectivity

  • Speaker(s): Stereo
  • Built-in mic: Yes

Audio

  • External storage: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB

Storage

  • Game media type: Cartridge, Internal / Downloads
  • Backwards compatibility: PSN
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes

Software

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary

Ports

  • Video resolution: VGA

Rear Camera

  • Video Resolution: VGA

Front Camera

  • Removable battery: No
  • Battery type: Proprietary
  • Capacity: 2200 mAh

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