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Sony PlayStation Vita

Sony PlayStation Vita
alaScore 93

1091 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1091 reviews of Sony PlayStation Vita. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The portability and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

usability, price, portability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation Vita is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PlayStation Vita

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Sony PlayStation Vita from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The price and portability also get good comments, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, design, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation VitaPlayStation Vita

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PlayStation Vita

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Sony PlayStation Vita from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and size. The usability and price also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Hill (t3.com)

Sony PS Vita review

 

Can Sony's new portable see off the 3DS and smartphone gaming charge?

Five-inch OLED touchscreen ; Quadcore processor ; Launch games line-up

Expensive ; Fiddly card ports ; Focus on core-gamers

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita video: hands-on review

 

All the specs and the games for the PlayStation Vita

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony PlayStation Vita Slim review

 

The Vita's gone all trim for 2014, but is that enough to convince gamers on the fence to take the plunge? [updated with video]

Lighter, more ergonomic design ; Screen is actually more natural ; Remote Play is great ; Now has some built-in storage

1GB still isn't enough ; Feels less premium than original

It's an improvement in almost every way, but the new Vita Slim could have been even better

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Stuart Andrews (trustedreviews.com)

PlayStation Vita

 

PlayStation Vita proves the day of the handheld console is not over!

Near PS3-quality 3D graphics ; Great mix of traditional, touchscreen and motion controls ; Dazzling sub-HD OLED screen ; Strong built-in apps and exciting games line-up

Expensive for a handheld ; Unimpressive battery life ; Minor issues with Remote Play and media support

Impressively powerful and astonishingly feature-packed, PS Vita is - at least for now - the ultimate handheld games machine. With its touch-capabilities, augmented-reality cameras and motion-sensing capabilties it’s a versatile little beast that should...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Wawro (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony PlayStation Vita review

 

When the Sony PlayStation Vita arrives, it'll face stiff competition. Mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have become powerful, cheap and ubiquitous. And with great, inexpensive games readily available on a device that you're already...

As with any new gaming platform, the key to success for the PlayStation Vita is the development of sufficient great games, but we like the design and build of the Vita.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony PlayStation Vita review

 

Sony knows its way around a games console – the electronics giant has seen incredible success for more than a decade with the PlayStation, PS2 and PS3, but has so far struggled to break into the handheld market dominated by its rival Nintendo. Its...

An absolutely fantastic handheld that's ideal for anyone left feeling hollow from gaming on a smartphone

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony PlayStation Vita review

 

Pricey console, pricey accessories and pricey games, but for ‘proper’ gaming on the move the Vita is simply unbeatable

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Schilling (recombu.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita Review: In Depth

 

In a post-App Store world, is there still room for a dedicated handheld games console? The Nintendo 3DS answered that question with a definite “maybe”, struggling at launch before picking up speed…

Excellent hardware ; Powerful

Games are expensive ; Storage should be cheaper

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita Slim

 

Sony's spent the last two years trying to wrestle people away from smartphones and Nintendo's 3DS with its own PlayStation Vita, and for the most part, it has failed. However, recent releases such as Tearaway have provided some excellent games,...

The PlayStation Vita was a technically impressive handheld thanks mostly to its brilliant OLED screen. The PlayStation Vita Slim model is therefore something of a step back, and the lesser model if you value image quality above all else. In most...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Gerald Lynch (techdigest.tv)

REVIEW: Sony PS Vita

 

Sony's long-awaited PSP successor, the PlayStation Vita, is finally here. The most powerful handheld gaming console of all time, there's no denying it's a mightily impressive bit of kit. But in this age of tablet and smartphone apps, not to mention...

The PS Vita delivers exactly what Sony promised it would; a no-compromises hardcore gaming experience that wows instantly and blows the socks off the competition. It's the most fully featured handheld to date, with its touch controls, dual sticks, 3G...

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Analog thumbsticks: Yes
Built-in touchpad:No / Yes
Charging indicator: Yes
Colour of product:Beige, Black / Black / Green, Lime, White / Silver / White
Gaming control function keys:D-pad / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start, Turbo / D-pad, Home, Select, Start / D-pad, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Select, Start / Home, Power, Turbo, Select, D-pad, Start / Home, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital / Digital
LED indicators: Yes
Shoulder buttons: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Built-in Display: No
Display:LCD / LED / OLED
Display diagonal:12.7 / 127
Display number of colours:0.265000 / 16.0 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:950 x 544 / 960 x 540 / 960 x 544
Second display:N / No
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Features

Developer:Spiral House
Distribution type:Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone)
Game edition:Basic
Genre :Simulation
Maximum number of players:1
Multiplayer mode: No
PEGI Rating:3
Platform:PlayStation Vita
Publisher:SCEE
Release Date:6.06.2014

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, MP4 / AAC, MP3, MP4, PCM / AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV / DSS, IMY, LC-AAC, LPCM, MPA / IMY, MIDI, MKA, MP1, RA-Lossless / LPCM, MP1, MP2, MP3, WAV / MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OTA, PCM / MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, PCM / MP3 / MP3, MP4, OTA, PCM, WAV / MP3, MP4, WAV / MP3, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV / MP3, OTA, PCM, WAV / MP4, MPA, WAV / MP4, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV / MP4, PCM, WAV / MP4, RTX, WAV, OTA, PCM
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, EXIF, JPEG XR, MPO, SVG / BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPG, PEF, PNG, TGA, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / GIF, BMP, JPG, EXIF, PNG / GIF, BMP, TIF, JPG, EXIF, PNG
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:2
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Speaker power:4
Supported video modes:1080i, 480p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.262, M2TS, MPEG / H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / MPEG4

Networking

3G:N / No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HSF / A2DP, AVRCP, HSP
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 35 / 5 - 35

Other features

AV output: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP
Energy Star certified: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Included memory card size:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, HDMI / USB
Games included:1 / 8 / All-Stars: Battle Royale / Assassin's Creed III: Liberation / Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate / Borderlands 2 / Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified / Call of Duty: Black Ops: declassified / Disney Infinity / Disney Mega Pack / Disney Mickey Epic 2: The Power of Two, Disney Pixar Cars, Disney Pixar Toy Story 3, Mickey's Wild Adventure, Disney Pixar "Oben", Disney Pixar Ratatouille / Fifa 12 / FIFA 15 / God of War Collection / Gran Turismo, WipEout Pulse, ModNation Racers: Road Trip, Everybody's Golf, MotorStorm RC, Top Darts, Table Top Tanks, Table Mini Golf / Heroes Mega Pack / Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, PlayStation Allstars: Battle Royale, God of War: Chain of Olympus, Killzone: Liberation / Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, PlayStation Allstars: Battle Royale, God of War: Chain of Olympus, Killzone: Liberation / Invizimals: Gli Invincibili / Invizimals: The Alliance / Jak & Daxter Trilogy / Killzone Mercenary / Killzone: Mercenary / LEGO / LEGO BATMAN 2: DC Super Heroes, LEGO Harry Potter, Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, Lego Batman, Lego Indiana Jones - Die legendären Abenteuer / Lego Marvel Super Heroes / LEGO Mega Pack / LiittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, Tearaway, Vikings / Little Big Planet / LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, WipeOut 2048, MotorStorm RC, Little Deviants, Frobisher Says!, Ecolibrium, Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters, Lemmings, Hungry Giraffe, Rotating Octopus / LittleBigPlanet, Wipeout 2048, MotorStorm RC, Little Deviants, Frobisher Says!, Ecolibrium (Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum, Ratchet & Clank (Size Matters, Lemmings, Hungry Giraffe, Rotating Octopus) / Looney Tunes Galactic Sports / Mega Disney Pack / Mega Pack (Sports & Racing) / Mega Pack Hits / Motorstorm, Little Big Planet / Need for Speed: Most Wanted / Phantasy Star Online 2 / PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale / PS Vita Mega Pack 1 / Tearaway / Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Escape Plan, TxK / Tearaway, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, LBP Marvel Super Heroes, When Viking Attack / Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Escape Plan, Txk / Worms Revolution Extreme, Ratchet & Clank, Jak and Daxter: Precursor Legacy, Lemmings Touch, LocoRoco
Manual: Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD / Yes
Number of gamepads included:1
Poster included: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:N / No / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:ARM Cortex-A9 / IBM Cell Broadband Engine
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Graphics adapter memory type:GDDR3
Graphics processor:RSX / SGX543MP4+
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Internal Memory:256 / 512
Internal memory type:XDR
Motion sensor: Yes
Platform:PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Vita (PSVita) / PlayStation Vita TV
Processor Cores:4
Processor Model:ARM Cortex-A9 / IBM Cell Broadband Engine
Video memory:128

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:182 / 2100 / 2210
Battery life (max):7 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power consumption (typical):2.8
Power Supply:190

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive: Yes
Built-in memory capacity:1 / 8
Built-In Optical Drive:N / No / Yes
Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / PSVITA
Hard Drive Capacity:120
Included memory card size:16 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal storage capacity:120
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32 / 4 / 64 / 8
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray/DVD
Storage Media:HDD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.36 / 1.5 / 1.86 / 18.6 / 29 / 8.35 / 8.51
Height :1.5 / 1.86 / 10.5 / 6.5 / 8.35 / 8.51 / 83.5
Weight:110 / 219 / 260 / 279 / 3.2
Width:18.1 / 18.2 / 18.4 / 181.2 / 182 / 29 / 6.5