PS Vita: everything you need to know

PS Vita

Well, obviously it’s a sleek sexy piece of kit – an ultra sharp OLED screen, 3G functionality plus front, rear touchscreens, and motion controls. We’ve held one, played games like Uncharted, Resistance and more, so we can safely say the former PSP2 is an impressive looking piece of handheld kit. You’ve only got to look at a few hardware shots to be impressed.  

But what else do you need to know? Well here’s the important stuff: Vita will launch with two different models in Japan on December 27th. The UK launch will follow after, most likely in early 2012 with the currently announced pricing at €249.99 for the Wi-Fi only model and €299.99 for the 3G version. That’s around £217 and £260 at current exchange rates.

The playable stuff is the obvious draw and you can read our PS Vita top ten games here.  Of course, with Vita’s WiFi and, more importantly, the 3G connection this is all about being connected. Not only will Vita introduce an innovative new online interface called LiveArea, but it will also let you download apps to access Facebook, Skype, Twitter and foursquare. Meaning checking into your local while saving the world from Chimera will be a cinch. It’s no real surprise that the thing can do so much, though, with all the technical stuff going on under hood. The Vita specs are full of phrases like ‘quad-core ARM Cortex-A9MP Core processor’ which all roughly translate as ‘really powerful’. So, what do you think?

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