The PlayStation Vita (プレイステーション・ヴィータ, Pureisutēshon Vīta?, officially abbreviated PS Vita) is a handheld game console by Sony Computer Entertainment.[12] It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable as part of the PlayStation brand of gaming devices. It was released in Japan and parts of Asia on December 17, 2011[1] and is expected to be released in Europe, Australia, and Latin and North America on February 22, 2012 and a limited edition that will sell on February 15, 2012 a week earlier with Little Deviants[13] and a 4GB memory card.[2][3]

The handheld includes two analog sticks, a 5-inch (130 mm) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, and supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and optional 3G. Internally, the Vita features a 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and a 4 core SGX543MP4+ graphics processing unit, as well as LiveArea software as its main user interface, which succeeds the XrossMediaBar.[7][14]

The device is fully backwards-compatible with PlayStation Portable games digitally released on the PlayStation Network via the PlayStation Store.[15] However, PS One Classics and TurboGrafx-16 titles were not compatible at the time of the primary public release in Japan.[16] The Vita's dual analog sticks will be supported on selected PSP games. The graphics for PSP releases will be up-scaled, with a smoothing filter to reduce pixelation.[17]


Comparison of handheld game consoles


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