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 | edit 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 | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "TGS: Sony Reveals Vita's Release Date – PSP News at IGN". Psp.ign.com. 2011-09-14. http://psp.ign.com/articles/119/1194248p1.html. 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. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/10/27/get-your-hands-on-ps-vita-early-with-the-first-edition-bundle/. 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. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/10/18/get-ready-ps-vita-is-coming-february-22nd. 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. http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/10/19/playstation-vita-launches-from-22-february-2012/. Retrieved October 19, 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Sony partners with Vodafone for PS Vita". CNET Australia. 22 November 2011. http://www.cnet.com.au/sony-partners-with-vodafone-for-ps-vita-339326638.htm. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  6. "Rogers Communications Inc. | Rogers to enable wireless connectivity for 3G PlayStation® Vita in Canada". Newswire.ca. http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1033899/rogers-to-enable-wireless-connectivity-for-3g-playstation-vita-in-canada. Retrieved 2012-09-11.
  7. Gilbert, Ben (August 20, 2012). "PlayStation Vita sales topped 2.2 million worldwise as of June 30". Joystiq.com. http://www.joystiq.com/2012/08/20/vita-sales-august-2012/. 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. http://web.archive.org/web/20110723203513/http://www.maxconsole.net/content.php?44402-NGP-s-new-media-format-called-a-NVG-card-R.I.P-UMD.
  9. "PS Vita vs Nintendo 3DS vs Nintendo 3DS XL vs iPhone 4S: Specs Compared". NowGamer.com. http://www.nowgamer.com/features/1141172/ps_vita_vs_nintendo_3ds_vs_iphone_4s_specs_showdown.html. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  10. Sawh, Michael (February 22, 2012). "PS Vita: 10 Things you need to know". http://www.t3.com/features/ps-vita-things-you-need-to-know. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  11. Fenlon, Wesley. "How the Sony PS Vita Will Work". http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/sony-ps-vita2.htm. 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. http://www.vg247.com/2011/01/27/sony-outs-tech-specs-for-ngp/. 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. http://www.sys-con.com/node/1947549.
  14. "Sony: why PS Vita has 512MB of RAM News – PlayStation Vita – Page 1 | Eurogamer.net". Eurogamer. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-08-18-sony-why-ps-vita-has-512mb-of-ram. Retrieved August 18, 2011.
  15. "Official PlayStation website: PlayStation Vita, PS Vita; Specifications for PlayStationVita". http://uk.playstation.com/psvitasystem/#select-tab-specifications. Retrieved 2011-03-07.
  16. "PSP successor is official, codenamed 'NGP' (Next Generation Portable)". Joystiq. January 27, 2011. http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/27/psp2-ngp-next-generation-portable/. 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. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-06-07-ngp-playstation-vita-european-price. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  19. "Sony PS Vita gets Feb 22 launch date in Singapore". CNET Asia. 10 January 2012. http://asia.cnet.com/crave/sony-ps-vita-gets-feb-22-launch-date-in-singapore-62212883.htm. Retrieved 23 January 2012.