Does the PlayStation Vita offer enough for you to part with your cash?

With all the hype built up over the last year on Sony’s latest console release, dubbed as the portable PS3 by many, and with the price of the entry level Wi-fi version, knocking on the door of the price of a PS3 now, we look at the details for the PlayStation Vita and ask, will you be parting with your cash this time around?

So here’s the breakdown on the console specs in comparison to PSP-Go to give you an idea of how far Sony have gone with the Vita:

  • Vita – 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colours, OLED
  • Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
  • Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
  • Front camera, Rear camera
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in microphone
  • Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope,
  • three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
  • Built-in GPS
  • Wi-Fi location service support
  • ARM® Cortex A9 core (4 core)
  • SGX543MP4+

Spot the difference?

  • PSP GO – Sliding 3.8 inch display screen, 16:9 full transparent type, Approximately 16,770,000 million colors displayed
  • Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
  • Analog Stick
  • Enter keys (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b)
  • Bluetooth
  • USB2.0
  • Memory Stick Micro M2
  • Microphone
  • PSP CPU (System clock frequency 1 – 333MHz)
  • Memory: 16GB Built-in, expandable Memory Stick Micro

Here is a flashy overview video from Playstation which gives you a good idea of the consoles functions, in game play controls and graphics:

Here is an unboxing and review video which gives a very good overview of the console in use:

As with all new technology releases the PlayStation Vita is pretty exciting, but we’d like to know your thoughts on the console, whether you have pre-ordered, own one already or are not convinced yet.

Leave your comments below and let us know.

Both Wi-Fi and 3G Versions of the Vita are available from 22nd February 2012 in the UK on Amazon via:  

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