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Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi only)

by Sony
PlayStation Vita
 Ages 3 and Over
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation Vita
  • BBFC Rating: Universal, suitable for all
  • Media: Console
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B0054Q82WI
  • Release Date: 22 Feb 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Sony's PlayStation Vita retains the familiar general form of the PlayStation Portable hardware series while dramatically improving on virtually every aspect of its use with powerful and exciting new features including: dual touch pads at the front and rear, dual cameras at the front and rear, dual analogue sticks, a 5-inch OLED screen, six-axis motion sensors and a three-axis electronic compass and exceptional built-in connectivity via Wi-Fi*. Taken together this makes for a handheld gaming device that truly signals the entry of handhelds into the world of Next-Gen gaming.

The PlayStation Vita handheld in use with the hands of a user demonstrating the new LiveArea touch driven menu system
Handheld gaming enters the Next-Gen.
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Blur the Lines Between Entertainment and Reality.

PlayStation Vita is designed to blur the lines between interactive entertainment and reality in a variety of ways. Reaching beyond the capabilities of every handheld gaming console that has come before it, in this model of Vita players have access to a vast amount of content via improved Wi-Fi, allowing for maximum connectivity wherever you go. (An additional Vita model allows for Wi-Fi and always-on 3G connectivity). Its 5-inch OLED front multi-touch display brings brilliant images to life and allows for a new touch driven navigational system, while the additional multi-touch pad on its back surface will allow users to interact with games and characters that they encounter within them with a simple movement of their fingertips. The real world and the game world are seamlessly merged with front and rear camera enabled augmented reality. Additionally, services created specifically for Vita will be available on PlayStation Network. These services are designed help users take their gameplay, as well as interaction with other gamers, to new levels.

Additional features include: dual analogue stick controls, a 4 core CPU, system-specific flash card media support for game and media saves, mobile PlayStation trophy support, built-in three-axis gyroscope and three-axis accelerometer.

Front angled view of the PlayStation Vita showing the large screen, the two analogue sticks and the inward facing camera
New controls include dual analogue sticks, three-axis gyroscope and accelerometer and 2 cameras.
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Close-up view of the PlayStation Vita screen showing menu and 3G connectivity
PlayStation Network access via Wi-Fi.
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Demonstration of how the rear touch panel of the PlayStation Vita works
Superior design features, including touchpads at the front and rear.
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A gameplay screen from an Uncharted game played on the PlayStation Vita
The best in content, from classic PS One games to your favourite franchises and new ones going forward.
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Vita-specific PlayStation Network Functionality

Near

"Near" is a core PlayStation Vita feature composed of location-based services, that utilise PlayStation Network. Near, developed specifically for this service and the network, will be pre-installed in the system to let users find out what their friends in the vicinity are playing now or what they were playing recently. Users can meet their friends and new players virtually, regardless of what games they are playing, simply by sharing their game information across different dimensions of time and distance.

LiveArea and Activity Log

Every game title for PlayStation Vita will be provided with a space called "LiveArea" where users can share the fun and excitement with other players. Users will have access to the latest information of games provided from SCE and third party developers and publishers through PlayStation Network. Additionally, Vita users will be able to view "Activity Log" which is constantly updated with accomplishments from users who are playing the same game, which in turn can trigger active real-time communication among users.

The Best in New and Classic Content

In addition to containing the best in new handheld gaming hardware technology, Sony's PlayStation Vita provides users with the best in quality content. All your favourite game franchises are coming to Vita, including but not limited to Uncharted in Uncharted Golden Abyss, LittleBigPlanet, Hot Shots Golf, ModNation Racers, WipEout and many more -- including all new game launches -- yet to be announced. Joining these new offerings, players will also have full wireless access to the PlayStation Store. Here, via Vita's improved Wi-Fi capabilities, owners can download new game add-ons, movies, comics and PS One classics ported over for handheld play. PlayStation Vita also features full backwards compatibility (via download) to all PSP games. Together this powerful merging of hardware and software is destined to create entertainment experiences unlike anything else available in the handheld gaming market.

Vita Features

  • Multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) as the front display
  • Multi-touch pad on the rear of the device
  • Dual analogue sticks
  • Two digital cameras (front and rear)
  • Software titles on small, dedicated flash memory-based cards
  • Three motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and electronic compass
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Free PlayStation Network access, including trophy support and new Vita features "LiveArea" and "Near"
  • Vita can play PSP titles, minis, PS one classics, video and comics from the PlayStation Store

Technical Specifications

  • CPU - ARM Cortex-A9 core (4 core)
  • GPU - SGX543MP4+
  • External Dimensions - Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
  • Touch Screen - 5-inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
  • Rear Touch Pad - Multi-touch pad (capacitive type)
  • Cameras - Front camera, rear camera
  • Game Media/Storage - New dedicated flash-based game medium; dual slots, one for the new game medium, the other is for storage media to be utilised for personal content and download content
  • Sound
    • Built-in stereo speakers
    • Built-in microphone
  • Sensors - Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), three-axis electronic compass
  • Location
    • Wi-Fi location service support
  • Keys / Switches
    • PS button
    • Power button
    • Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
    • Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
    • Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
    • Right stick, Left stick
    • START button, SELECT button
    • Volume buttons (+/-)
  • Wireless communications
    • IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1) (Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
    • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)
  • Battery - Internal/embedded (not removable)

* Connectivity subject to Wi-Fi availability coverage limitations.

Box Contains

PS Vita Console
Safety Guide
Quick Start Guide
Parental Controls Booklet
PSN Sign-Up leaflet
Power Lead / AC Adaptor
USB Cable
Wide Area Augmented Reality (WAAR) Cards

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoah! If you can, get it! 12 July 2013
By Jess:)
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I had been looking at the PSvita for quite sometime and I was unsure to get it. But I finally broke and bought it with Persona 4 Golden (Love the SMT Series:D. I do not regret it! I have been hooked on the Vita for the past 2 weeks, any free time I'm spending on it.

The actual Vita itself is very well made. It is definitely built to last. I was surprised at how big the actual body was. I thought it would be smaller, but the size is great, it's easy to hold and the two indents on the back of the Vita make it a hell of a lot less likely to drop (dropped my PSP many times). The touch pad on the back is also quite useful, I was reading some articles on the internet browser on it and didn't understand why the page kept moving...but i eventually realized the back had a touch screen. It has made browsing the internet more convenient.

I am most impressed with the actual operating system on the Vita. The layout is great and it functions very smoothly. Also the Vita has a kind of multitasking feature, which allows you to play a game and then switch to another application like the PS store or the browser. This is a great feature! I didn't know it did this when i was buying it, if i had i would have bought it before the 3DS... You don't know who annoying it is having to quit a game to change a simple setting on the 3DS.(still love the 3DS Though)

Overall this is probably the best handheld console out there, however the selection of games available let it down, but if you own several digital PSP games go for it! you can download them on to it and play them on it!:D
*****
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Enigma
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
In terms of the technology and the hardware the Playstation Vita (PSV) is arguably still the most high quality and powerful portable game console at the moment, and it has already been released for nearly 2 years. It's the only portable console that features dual analog sticks (The Nintendo 3DS needs an extra accessory to have this feature), an OLED high-resolution screen, and very impressive RAM and graphics processing power. The 3DS is a good portable console as well in its own way, and the recently released (only in North America) Nvidia Shield has even higher specs than the PSV, but being twice the price of the PSV and more than twice as heavy, the Nvidia Shield is unlike to be as popular among most regular gamers apart from relatively hardcore ones or those with a lot of money to spare, while the lack of a dual stick and a lower screen resolution means the 3DS is not as effective at playing the bigger and more graphics-intensive FPS and Action RPG titles.

The hardware of PSV is not only high quality and high-end, but also very versatile. In terms of its graphics quality it's not as good as Xbox 360/PS3, but with games that utilise its hardware to the maximum it actually beats Xbox/PS2 standard. Yet the PSV that can play graphics-intensive PS3-style games at only a slightly reduced detail level is also very effective at playing iPhone and Android-style casual "minigames" using its high-quality and high-resolution multi-touch capacitive 5-inch touchscreen which is just as responsive as the best quality touchscreens on the latest iPhones or Samsung Galaxy. This is something one would find difficult to do with the more powerful Nvidia Shield as its touchscreen is less directly accessible.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The PS Vita is synonymous with Amazing!!! 23 July 2013
By Lara
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I bought this for my son, this is his review:

The PS Vita is a truly incredible device, the power and ergonomics of this console are incredible. My PSP-2000 was starting to have problems so I was deciding whether to go for a Nintendo 3DS or the PS Vita. I've played games on the 3DS XL and I felt that too is a comfortable and easy to use device. So when I was deciding which hand held console was for me, I had to look at both very carefully in order to make the right decision. The PS VIta, at first, deterred me with it's large design and strange rear touch pad controls, however when it comes to using these features they are not a problem at all. I have large hands, hence the console is comfortable to use, the application "Welcome Park" helps the user to learn more about the features of the PS Vita like the microphone, camera and touch screen. The screen is very clear and sharp, and it is not hard to move about the various screens and adjust settings using the touch screen. The camera is not of a bad quality and is useful if you're out and about and happen to have the device with you, otherwise most smart phones will probably take better pictures.

The reason I was swayed to the PS Vita was the quality of the games that have been released for it, Rayman Origins and Lego Lord of the Rings are just two examples of games that look stunning on the PS Vita, thanks to that amazing screen. The other reason was that you can walk into a shop and purchase PS Vita games, something that is becoming increasingly harder to do when trying to purchase PSP UMDs.

The PS Vita is a jump into the future of gaming and at a reasonable price. The familiar controls and new technology deliver a unique gaming experience.
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