PS Vita Hardware
Unless you’ve been living in a whole for the last few months, you’ll know that the PS vita is the next generation portable console being developed by Sony to be released sometime in 2012 – but how much do you know about the PS Vita hardware?
The Vita boasts a similar design to its predecessor, the Playstation Portable (Sony PSP) – and there are some similarities when it comes to the PS Vita hardware. It features a 5″ (or 130mm) OLED touchscreen in the centre of the handheld. Unlike it’s older sibling though – the Playstation Vita boasts dual analogue sticks, a D-pad, the classic playstation buttons, two shoulders button, and finally the ‘start’ and ‘select’ buttons which also feature on the PS2 and Playstation 3 consoles. In addition, the Vita also has a rear touch pad, 2 cameras (front and rear), stereo speakers, microphone, and a motion sensing system – not to mention built in GPS and Wifi!
Upon release, the portable handheld will be available in two variations. One with 3G support, and a cheaper version lacking 3G. The two are set to retail at $249.00 and $299.00 respectively. The 3G version will come with some additional features to tempt the user, including augmented reality software. AT&T in the US will be supporting the Vita.
In a bold move by Sony, the Vita will not support video output nor contain a removable battery. The Vita comes with a storage media slot and and a revolutionary game media slot which will allow the end user to choose what memory capacity they require based on their unique use.
So there you have it – an extensive insight into the Playstation Vita hardware. No more can it be claimed that the Vita is just an over-hyped, expensive version of it’s predecessor. For more information, and to always remain up-to-date, be sure to join the PS Vita on Facebook.