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Outstanding Features of the PS Vita

February 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 138

The PlayStation Vita has arrived. It is the latest generation portable gaming system from Sony.

Let's take a look at some of its wonders which may captivate the gaming world again.


The system is about 7.2 inches wide and 3.2 inches tall. A 5-inch screen is in the middle for obvious reasons. Overall, the weight of PS Vita is at 9.2 ounces or roughly over half a pound. If you ask how big this thing is, you can pretty say it is massive compared to its predecessor PlayStation Portable. It is smaller than a tablet but bigger than a regular smartphone.


Unlike the PSP, this new platform now have dual analog stick. It also has the traditional shape buttons. For added frills, Vita now supports multitouch screen on the display. On top of that, there is also a matching multitouch one on the back, which many game publishers has not utilized yet. This value-added feature will definitely make games of Vita for interesting and unique for games.

The Sixaxis motion system which includes an accelerometer and gyroscope has also been incorporated in the system.


Using its proprietary Flash memory card labeled "The PlayStation Vita Card" that looks like regular SD cards, the Vita is designed to only read from Sony branded cards. The platform does not have an internal SSD so any downloaded content will be stored on a Vita Card.


Many successful and popular titles are in store for Vita users including Uncharted: Golden Abyss which has become one of the hottest action-adventure games to date; Lumines Electronic Symphony, the perennial popular puzzle for many PSP owners; Marvel vs. Capcom 3, an ideal fighting game for a portable system with analog sticks; FIFA Soccer, the ever hot simulation game for football fans and; wipEout 2048 and Asphalt: Injection, for racing enthusiast.

The Metal Gear Solid series creator Hideo Kojima says his gaming studio is now working to give the new platform a Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. Other upcoming games include Silent Hill: Book of Memories and LittleBigPlanet.


Just like today's smartphones and gaming consoles, Vita will come with an internal wireless adapter for regular wireless connection. For gamers in the U.S., the system should also be able to connect through AT&Ts 3G system. The data plan does not require a contract although users will pay $15/month for a 250 MB option or $25/month for 2 GB data.

For social connectivity, Sony promised to give Vita a capability to support Twitter through Sony's own LiveTweet client, Facebook, Skype, and Flickr.

Other technical details will be provided by Sony but so far these things are the main attractions for this latest portable gaming gadget. For more gaming news and updates about Vita, make sure to watch out for announcements from Sony's own website itself.

The author is an established writer for many years on a wide range of topics in many major article directories. He writes news in Australia from time to time.

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