Sony PlayStation Vita

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.

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

Verge Review

Sony’s PlayStation Vita represents the company’s second entry into the volatile handheld gaming market. The original PlayStation Portable found reasonable success as a largely traditional system, with console-style games being bought in boxes from stores just like other PlayStations, but the portable gaming market has changed in the six years since that console launched. With $0.99 smartphone apps like Angry Birds satiating the boredom of many commutes, just how much appetite there is for a...

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Basic Specs

Form Factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 5 inches
Touchscreen type Capacitive
3G Optional
Game media type Cartridge, Internal / Downloads
Backwards compatibility PSN

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias PSVita
Codename NGP
Hardware
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
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 5 inches
Technology OLED
Resolution (longer) 960 px
Resolution (shorter) 544 px
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Performance
Cores 4
GPU model SGX543MP4+
RAM 512 MB
Input
Controls D-Pad, Shoulder buttons, Rear touchpad
Analog stick(s) 2
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR
3G Optional
Audio
Speaker(s) Stereo
Built-in mic Yes
Storage
External storage Yes
Max external size 64 GB
Software
Game media type Cartridge, Internal / Downloads
Backwards compatibility PSN
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Ports
Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Data connections Proprietary
Rear Camera
Video resolution VGA
Front Camera
Video Resolution VGA
Power
Removable battery No
Battery type Proprietary
Capacity 2200 mAh
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