The Playstation Vita is finally here (aka PS Vita), and everyone is wondering if it’s going to live up to the hype and if it’s worth buying.
Well, the specs look pretty solid so far, and it sure brings some nice technology to hand held gaming.
It may not have a 3D screen, but I’d venture to say it has just about everything else you could have, and a little more.
CPU – ARM Cortex A9 quad core
GPU – SGX543MP4+
Memory – Main: 512 MB, VRAM: 128 MB
Battery – Non-removable battery, with 3 to 5 hours of game play, 5 hours of video play, or 9 hours of music play on a full charge, with a 2.5 to 3 hour time to charge from zero battery to full
Screen – 5 inch OLED multitouch display with the capacity for around 16 million colors
Cameras – Front and rear facing cameras, both around 1.3 megapixel quality
Sound – Stereo speakers and built in microphone
Motion Sensors – Six axis motion sensing system (three axis gyroscope, and three axis accelerometer), and three axis electronic compass
Dimensions – 7.2 inches wide, 3.3 inches tall, .7 inches thick
Wireless – 802.11 b/g/n (all models), bluetooth (all models), 3G service through AT&T (3G model only), GPS (3G model only)
Touch Capabilities – Not only is the front screen a multitouch display, but there is a multitouch pad on the back as well that will be used in some games
Slots & Ports – PS Vita card slot, memory card slot, sim card slot (3G model only), multi-use usb port, headset jack, accessory port
Controls – The typical PS controller format including dual analog sticks, d-pad and all of the standard buttons, but with only two shoulder buttons (R1, L1)
That’s pretty much the bulk of what the Playstation Vita has to offer. It won’t replace your phone, but it can sure game better than your smartphone can that’s for sure.
With dual analog sticks, and cross-platform gaming, allowing you to play against PS3 users on some games, it’s definitely going to be interesting to see PS Vita gamers having shootouts with PS3 gamers online.