Sony PlayStation Vita PCH-2000

86
Engadget
Score
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

PlayStation Vita review (2013)

Summary

The new Vita offers plenty of improvements over the original, especially with battery life. If the PS4's Remote Play functionality works as promised, the Vita could be an even more tempting option a few months down the road.

Pros
  • Thinner, lighter, more comfortable
  • Improved battery life
  • No more proprietary charging cables
Cons
  • Vita memory cards are overpriced
  • We prefer the original Vita's OLED screen
PlayStation Vita review (2013)

It's about time Sony's next-generation handheld got a redesign. Not that the new PS Vita is so different from the original models. The screen's no bigger, and it hasn't lost any backward compatibility either. In fact, nearly everything that Sony's changed here is for the better (and that includes the fizzy new array of colors too). Perhaps the biggest negative, however, is that the new Vita is a Japan-only device, at least for now. But importers delight: our non-Japanese PSN account worked fine (as did our game cards), and with 1GB of built-in memory, there's the possibility that you won't need to pony up more money for Sony's pricey Vita memory cards. But how does that cheaper screen fare against its predecessor's sparkling OLED? And can you play it for more than five hours? Keep reading, folks: we've got some good news and some bad news.

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Scores

Engadget

86
 

Breakdown

Game library
7.2
Graphics
8.0
Battery life
7.8
Portability (size / weight)
8.6
Durability
7.3
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Specs

PlayStation

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick
Motion controls
yes
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Specs

PlayStation

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge
Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick
Motion controls
yes
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