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Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System

  • Model: 22031
  • Built-in Controller
  • PlayStation Vita
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Controller
Built-in Controller
Gaming System
PlayStation Vita
Product Features
PlayStation Vita WiFi System - 5" OLED display. Front and rear cameras and multi-touch faces.
Additional Features
Six Axis motion sensors, Link up gameplay on your PS3 with compatible games. Take on your friends or the whole world via WiFi and chat on the fly. Merge the real world and the game world with front & rear camera-augmented reality.
Dimensions
8.2(w) X 7.9(h) X 1.9(d)
Shipping Weight
2 lbs
Warranty Terms - Parts
12 Months
Warranty Terms - Labor
12 Months

Overview

The World is in Play

The World is in Play

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.
Brand new ways to play

Brand new ways to play

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. 

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. Literally. Keep the intensity up at home or on the go. With Wi-Fi connectivity, you can pick up games right where you left off, even from your PS3system.

*Connectivity subject to Wi-Fi availability.

Biggest and best games

Biggest and best games

PlayStation®Vita transforms the way you experience your favorites titles. Through technologies like the front multitouch screen and the rear multitouch pad, motion-sensors, and augmented reality, PS Vita brings the biggest and best games to life in a whole new way. Coupled with the rich graphics and new social gaming features play your favorite adventures with an all-new spin.
Stunning 5-inch multitouch OLED display with rear touch pad and dual analog sticks

Stunning 5-inch multitouch OLED display with rear touch pad and dual analog sticks

Sleek new form. Modeled after the classic dual-stick control, PlayStation®Vita reinvents gaming experiences with its ultra-slim, pocket-ready form. 

Beauty in the details. Experience rich, cinema-like content in this highest definition, compact 5-inch OLED display.

Complete your control. Front multitouch screen and rear touch pad pick up your every motion and put all your fingers to good use.

Features

Blurring the lines between interactive entertainment and reality.

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.
Non-stop action. Literally.

Non-stop action. Literally.

Keep the intensity up at home or on the go. With Wi-Fi connectivity, you can pick up games right where you left off, even from your PS3™ system. By having Wi-Fi Connectivity, together with various applications, the PlayStation®Vita will enable infinite possibilities for users to "encounter," "connect," "discover," "share" and "play" with friends wherever they are. Within the device are a range of features that provide a genuinely cutting-edge, next generation ultimate portable entertainment experience.

Stunning OLED and Revolutionary User Interface

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

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.

LiveArea™

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.

Location-based services

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

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

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. 

Demo

Design

  1. Six Axis Motion Sensors
  2. Front Camera
  3. Multi-Touch Display
  4. Rear Touch Pad
  5. Rear Camera
Image Features

Six Axis Motion Sensors

Play comes equipped with highly advanced Six Axis motion sensors, gyroscope, accelerometer and an electronic compass. 

Front Camera

Front and rear cameras bring your real-world surroundings into the game for a unique Augmented Reality (AR) experience.

Multi-Touch Display

A front multi-touch screen lets you dominate with a flick of a fingertip. 

Rear Touch Pad

The rear multi-touch pad gives you greater hand control while freeing up the brilliance of the front OLED screen. 

Rear Camera

Front and rear cameras bring your real-world surroundings into the game for a unique Augmented Reality (AR) experience. 

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Specifications

CPUARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
GPUSGX543MP4+
External DimensionsApprox. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Screen (Touch screen)5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touch padMulti touch pad (capacitive type)
CamerasFront camera, Rear camera
SoundBuilt-in stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
SensorsSix-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
LocationBuilt-in GPS
Wi-Fi location service support
Keys / Switches
  • PS button
  • Power button
  • Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
  • Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
  • Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
  • Right stick, Left stick
  • START button, SELECT button
  • Volume buttons (+/-)
Wireless communications
  • IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)
  • Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

* Connectivity subject to Wi-Fi availability.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System
 
4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome

By thisguy

from College Park, GA

Pros

  • Almost everything

Cons

  • battery, price for memory, no internal memory

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System:

    just got mines today and i'm absolutely in love. great graphics and everything, just wish the memory wasn't so pricey.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Buy

    By Schoonerthedog

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • Very portable, responsive touch screen, perfect size, easy to use, light and can survive a drop

    Cons

    • Easily scratches, alright battery life

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System:

      I love my Vita, it took some getting use to, but after a week I understood everything on it. After a week though, i started noticing scratches after just putting it in an empty pocket about 15 times, it doesn't have a durable screen at all, my suggestion with it if you plan on buying one is that you also buy a Zagg Shield and a hard shell case. Also, it has a very small game library at the moment

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Nothing special

      By kalte

      from McLean

      Comments about Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System:

      While it has a very decent hardware, it fails to shine. First, web navigation is slow, facebook is much more faster in a cell phone. It has to load for everything, even to enter settings it has a little load time. In game load times are long, much more than in PSP, but once the game is running it's not annoying, you just have to wait a lot until you can play (at least on Disgaea 3 or Motorstorm). Coming from Sony it's not a surprise it uses, again, a new propietary memory card, so you have to play more for something that you can't use it anywhere outside the Vita (they say it's for "protection" against piracy, but encripting a microSD would do the same and cheaper for consumers). Screen has nice colors and it's responsive, too bad it's resolution it's not very high. A high end phone, with a 4 inches screen has HD resultion (Xperia S anyone?), here with 5 inches it just like an iPhone. Rear touchpad, in my opinion is useless. Cameras are very good, nice colors and definition, too bad it does not have a LED flash for rear camera. Not a very ergonomic device, can't play for more than half an hour withouth y fingers and hand starts to hurt. No TV out?? Seriously? Probably in the future they'll sell us a $50 dollars device to do it... Overall a decent device, can deliver tons of fun, but has many flaws. Hopefully most of them can be fixed, as they're software related.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing little product

      By Rsaun18

      from Portland, OR

      Comments about Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System:

      I love this thing, it's a powerful little device, and an amazing one, the graphics are great, and the anolog sticks help A LOT however it's a little expensive, and so are the memory cards, even a price drop of like $10 on the memory cards would be very helpful.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      psvita

      By johnnny

      from brooklyn newyork

      Comments about Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System:

      psvita great device people trust me this device new os is the best.it responces very quick and it action its very brilliant .

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By azfuzz

      from Peoria, IL

      Comments about Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System:

      It is a great device that I use now. I lov all of the games that I have.

      (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Great but pricey

      By WM0001

      from Knoxville, TN

      Comments about Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System:

      The Vita is a great portable console, but Sony has made it so expensive to own that I have to wonder if a price cut is coming in the next few months. It's ridiculous that Sony created a new memory card format just for this system, rendering the memory cards used in PSPs useless. These memory cards are much too expensive. Also, the new game cartridge format means that any games you've purchased for the PSP will not work on this system. With games averaging around $40 and going up to $50, it's hard imagine how this system will become a mainstream success. You're looking at around $500 just to get started with a couple of decent games. Cost aside, the device is great with exceptional graphics and tight controls. I found the navigation system to be unnecessarily complicated. In fact, I had to do an on-line search just to figure out how to close a game. I'm not sure why Sony did away with the X-bar menu system it used on the PSP and other devices. The new system looks like a less sophisticated verson of Apple's navigation scheme. A note to Sony: it's going to be a slap in the face of consumers if you release a Vita Slim in about a year. Make the device right the first time!

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Honest Review

      By caliburcar

      from new york,NY

      Comments about Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System:

      This device is amazing sooo much potential for example.cross play with the ps3 stellar idea.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great system

      By TASKMASTEI2

      from Some place in, ME

      Comments about Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System:

      This system is amazing! It's so powerful, and can manage a lot of things at once, the games look really good(nearly PS3 good). The system is also very user friendly. Bottom line, GET THIS SYSTEM!

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing my kid love it

      By lke1

      from LA

      Comments about Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Portable Game System:

      My kid has all type of game consoles including playstation 3, wii, xbox 360, nintendo ds, also he has all the top games for the ipad and the iphone, we loves to play with the iphone and ipad games. Yesterday I buy him the playstation vita and he is amazed with the playstation vita, he love the vita, he goes to all places with his new vita, it has clearly the best graphics of any portable game system, and there is no way you can compare the vita games to the ones of the ipad or the iphone. My kid can use the iphone 4S or the ipad 2 at any time to play games and he choose to play games with his vita. I am sure that sony is going to sell a lot of vita consoles because everything is amazing. Unfortunatly my kid does not let me play with the vita that is the reason I can't give a better review but from what I have seen the vita is the best portable gaming system in the world. Sony has built a winner system that will make people play games in their system instead of mobile phones.

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