PlayStation Vita

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PlayStation Vita
PlayStation Vita logo SVG.svg
PlayStation Vita illustration.svg
Manufacturer Sony Computer Entertainment
Product family PlayStation
Type Handheld game console
Generation Eighth generation
Release date JPN December 17, 2011[1]
NA February 15, 2012 (first edition bundle only)[2]
NA February 22, 2012[3]
EU February 22, 2012[4]
RU February 22, 2012[4]
AU February 23, 2012[5]
CAN October 2, 2012 (3G version)[6]
Units sold 2.2 million (as of June 30, 2012)[7]
Media PS Vita Card[8]
CPU up to 2 GHz[9][10][11][note 1] Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore[12]
Memory 512 MB RAM, 128 MB VRAM[13][14]
Storage PS Vita memory card (4, 8, 16 or 32 GB)
Display 5-inch (16:9) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, approximately 17 million colors, 960 × 544 qHD @ 220 ppi[12]
Graphics Quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4+[12]
Sound Stereo speakers, microphone
Input
Camera Front and back 0.3MP cameras[15]
Connectivity IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR[16]
Online services PlayStation Network
Dimensions 83.55 mm (3.289 in) (h)
182 mm (7.2 in) (w)
18.6 mm (0.73 in) (d)[12]
Weight Wi-Fi:
260 grams (9.2 oz)
3G:
279 grams (9.8 oz)
Backward
compatibility
PlayStation Portable (download only)[17]
Predecessor PlayStation Portable

The PlayStation Vita (Japanese: プレイステーション・ヴィータ, Hepburn: Pureisutēshon Vīta, PS Vita) is a handheld game console made by Sony Computer Entertainment.[18] It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable. It was released in Japan on December 17, 2011.[1] It was released in Europe, North America, South America and Singapore[19] on February 22, 2012.[3][4] It was released in Australia on February 23, 2012.[5]

It competes with the Nintendo 3DS. It is part of the eighth generation of gaming.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. The PlayStation Vita is capable of 2 GHz clock speed, but normally outputs an unknown speed lower than this to increase battery life and keep the device from overheating

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "TGS: Sony Reveals Vita's Release Date – PSP News at IGN". Psp.ign.com. 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  2. "Get Your Hands on PS Vita Early with the First Edition Bundle - PlayStation Blog". PlayStation Blog. Sony. October 27, 2011. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Get Ready: PS Vita is Coming To the United Kingdom and North America at February 22nd – PlayStation Blog". PlayStation Blog. Sony. October 18, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "PlayStation Vita Launches From 22 February 2012 – PlayStation.Blog.Europe". PlayStation Blog. Sony. October 19, 2011. Retrieved October 19, 2011. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Sony partners with Vodafone for PS Vita". CNET Australia. 22 November 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  6. "Rogers Communications Inc. | Rogers to enable wireless connectivity for 3G PlayStation® Vita in Canada". Newswire.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  7. Gilbert, Ben (August 20, 2012). "PlayStation Vita sales topped 2.2 million worldwise as of June 30". Joystiq.com. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  8. "NGP's new media format called a 'NVG card', R.I.P UMD". MaxConsole. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. 
  9. "PS Vita vs Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo 3DS XL vs iPhone 4S: Specs Compared". NowGamer.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  10. Sawh, Michael (February 22, 2012). "PS Vita: 10 Things you need to know". Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  11. Fenlon, Wesley. "How the Sony PS Vita Will Work". Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  12. 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 Johnny Cullen (January 24, 2011). "Sony outs tech specs for NGP". VG247. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  13. PR Newswire (August 17, 2011). ""PlayStationVita" Expands Its Entertainment Experience by Introducing Various Applications for Social Networking Services and Communications". SYS-CON Media. 
  14. "Sony: why PS Vita has 512MB of RAM News – PlayStation Vita – Page 1 | Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer. Retrieved August 18, 2011. 
  15. "Official PlayStation website: PlayStation Vita, PS Vita; Specifications for PlayStationVita". Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  16. "PSP successor is official, codenamed 'NGP' (Next Generation Portable)". Joystiq. January 27, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  17. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/02/16/ps-vita-the-ultimate-faq/
  18. "NGP becomes PlayStation Vita". Eurogamer. 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  19. "Sony PS Vita gets Feb 22 launch date in Singapore". CNET Asia. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2012.