PS Vita Japanese Model Review

PS Vita – review of Sony’s new portable

PlayStation Vita Japan Model

PS Vita will be released on February 15, 2012 in North America

The PS Vita, Sony’s new portable console just recently came out in Japan, so here’s a video review of the Japanese model

Basic Info:

Type Of Games:

* Uses small flash memory cartridges with preloaded and unchangeable games
* Capable of downloading games to the memory card from the PS Store

Launch titles:

Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
LittleBigPlanet
Ridge Racer
FIFA Soccer
Resistance
Wipeout 2048
ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Reality Fighters
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
Supermacy MMA
Army Corps of Hell
MLB 12: The Show
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extended
F1 2011
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitiational

Touch-based Control:

* 5-inch OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen that’s running at 960 x 544 qHD with 220 ppi
* Features a reach touchpad that’s capable of accepting touch input

Buttons And Joysticks:

* D-pad
* 12 buttons (Triangle, Circle, X, Square, Left Trigger, Right Trigger, Start, Select, Volume up and down as well as a Power/Lock button)
* 2 Analog joysticks

“Under The Hood” Hardware Specifications:

* Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and the processor is typically clocked at 800 MHz to 2,000 MHz
* Quad-core SGX543MP4+ GPU, or graphics processing unit
* 512 MB of RAM
* 128MB of dedicated VRAM (video RAM)
* Sixaxis motion sensing
* Three-axis electronic compass

Cameras:

* Front and back VGA cameras (both of which are 0.3 MP). The front camera is capable of recording at 60fps/320×240 and the back camera is capable of recording at 120 fps

Communications:

* Standard 802.11 Wi-Fi
* Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
* Available in an 3G model with AT&T as the default US carrier

Weight:

* The WiFi only model weighs 260 grams while the 3G model weighs 279 grams. In comparison, the iPhone 4s weighs 140 grams and the iPad 2 weighs 601-601 grams (depending on 3G capability)

Software:

* Sony’s new LiveArea interface, which is the successor to XrossMediaBar (pronounced cross-media bar and officially abbreviated as XMB – used in the PSP and PS3)

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