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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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PlayStation Vita review

The PS Vita is easily the most advanced portable gaming device to date, but will live and die by software support. It's off to a good start, if you can swallow the sticker price.

Pros
  • Superb 5-inch OLED touchscreenIntuitive, snappy UIComfortable button layout and dual-stick controls
Cons
  • Unimpressive cameraShort battery life Dust- and fingerprint-magnet
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Model
Wi-Fi

Key Specs

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

General

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge
Backward compatible
no

Display

Secondary display
no

Controls / accessories

Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
yes (Accelerometer)
Camera
yes (Internal)
Other peripherals
Headset / mic

Sound

Speakers
Stereo
Audio jack
3.5mm

Media playback

Photo viewer
yes
Audio playback
yes
Video playback
yes

Networking / online service

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Downloadable content
Games

Storage

Internal storage
yes
Memory card support
yes

Hardware

Video RAM
128 MB
System RAM
512 MB
Model
3G/Wi-Fi

Key Specs

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

General

Game format
Downloadable, Cartridge
Backward compatible
no

Display

Secondary display
no

Controls / accessories

Direction control
D-pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
yes (Accelerometer)
Camera
yes (Internal)
Other peripherals
Headset / mic

Sound

Speakers
Stereo
Audio jack
3.5mm

Media playback

Photo viewer
yes
Audio playback
yes
Video playback
yes

Networking / online service

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n)
Downloadable content
Games

Storage

Internal storage
yes
Memory card support
yes

Hardware

Video RAM
128 MB
System RAM
512 MB
Model
First Edition Bundle

Key Specs