Blurring the lines between interactive entertainment and reality.
Take on opponents across the globe while you take a bus across town. Control every movement with the tap of a finger or blow up enemy fighters soaring through your living room. Some of your favorite PS3 brands, and some new titles developed just for PlayStation®Vita let you discover a gaming experience with no limits. The world is in play.
Stunning OLED and Revolutionary User Interface
The PlayStation®Vita incorporates a beautiful multi-touch 5-inch organic light emitting display (OLED) as the front display. A high-performance CPU / GPU combined with OLED enables rich, visually striking graphics never seen before on a portable entertainment system, for both games and other digital entertainment content. The new system also incorporates a unique multi-touch pad on the rear, and together with the front touch display, the PlayStation®Vita offers new game play allowing users to interact directly with games in three dimension-like motion, through "touch, grab, trace, push and pull" moves of the fingers.
Super Oval Design and Dual Analog Sticks
While succeeding the basic design philosophy of PSP, the PlayStation®Vita adopts the Super Oval Design form factor, created to fit comfortably in users' hands. For the first time, a portable entertainment system will feature two analog sticks, which enable a wider range of game genres to be brought into the portable experience.
Every game title for the PlayStation®Vita will be provided with a space called "LiveArea™" where users can share the fun and excitement with other players. Users will have access to the latest information of games provided from SCE and 3rd party developers and publishers through PlayStation®Network. Additionally, the PlayStation®Vita users will be able to view an "Activity" log that is constantly updated with accomplishments from users who are playing the same game, which in turn can trigger active real-time communication among users.
Interact with the world. Wi-Fi capabilities pinpoint the location of nearby opponents, send friends on treasure hunts, and keep the world updated on your rank. Non-stop action.
SCE will also provide location-based services on the PlayStation®Vita as part of the basic features utilizing PlayStation Network. The new application called "Near," developed specifically for this service and the network, will be pre-installed in the system to let users find out what their friends in the vicinity are playing now or what they were playing recently. Users can meet their friends and new players virtually, regardless of what games they are playing, simply by sharing their game information across different dimensions of time and distance.
Small flash memory based card
The PlayStation®Vita adopts a new game medium, a small flash memory based card, dedicated for the PlayStation®Vita software titles. Taking advantage of the flash memory feature, this innovative card can store the full software titles plus add-on game content or the game save data directly on to the card. By adopting flash memory based card, SCE will be able to provide game cards with higher capacity in the future, allowing developers to store more game data to deliver rich and immersive games.
Front and rear cameras
Transform your world. With front and rear cameras, you can turn kitchen counters into a fight ring or office boardrooms into a battlefield. Augmented Reality (AR) technology for PlayStation®Vita brings your physical world into the PlayStation® world.
PlayStation®Suite (PS Suite), will also closely coordinate with the PlayStation®Vita . The newly developed and released game content for Android™ based portable devices can also be enjoyed on the PlayStation®Vita . As a result, users will have access to not only the most leading-edge content, but also some of the more casual experiences that typify the mobile market place.
* Connectivity subject to Wi-Fi availability.