PS Vita Bundles Information
The very latest in hand held technology is Sony Entertainment's PlayStation Vita, a portable and incredibly powerful handheld gaming device. The PS Vita incorporates a beautiful 5 inch 960 x 544 resolution OLED (Organic light-emitting diode) multi touch front screen and on the reverse, a multi touch pad.
The intuitive control system makes the console feel much more responsive and reliable as so many inputs can be used to achieve your gaming goals. Whether it's dragging your finger across the back pad, swiping the front screen or hammering those triggers the PS Vita feels solid and is a comfortable fit in your hands. A side from the fancy touch screens the console houses many similar features to its predecessor, the PSP, as well as many new features:
- Dual Analogue Sticks
- 4 Array Buttons
- Gyro and Motion Sensors
- Front and Rear Camera
- In-built Wifi
- Dual Touch Screens
- Optional 3G
- D Pad
- PS Home
The PS Vita deals out the most impressive looking visuals on any hand held console, with games likes Uncharted pushing the console to its limits its perfect for the more hardcore gamers. The vita is also backwards compatible with PSP games that are digitally released onto the PlayStation network. However you will not be able to play your PSP UMD discs on the Vita as the PS Vita now uses a NVG card reader which all PS Vita games are distributed on.
PS Vita - Whats in the Box?
When purchasing your PS Vita it's a good idea to think about if you want any games, accessories or memory cards as the Vita straight out of the box comes with the minimal amount of gear. You get the PS Vita of course, a USB cable, a Power Adapter, Instructions and a set of augmented reality Cards. So you will need to purchase a memory card if you are looking to save games, movies, music and other media.
Many retailers offer these as a PS Vita bundle and they often come with a game also, the initial purchase might be a little more expensive, but it saves you good money if you were to buy the items individually! There are plenty of PS Vita deals with 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and even 32GB memory cards.
Wifi and 3G
There are two versions of the PS Vita currently available, a cheaper Wi-fi only and a Wi-fi with 3G model. The PS Vita introduces social networking and social gaming to the handheld genre and Sony believe the PS vita is "a place where you can locate, connect, discover and play with your friends and new people where ever they are.” The Wi-fi will be able to join up to Wi-fi hot spots all around the world and your home Wi-fi of course, for multiplayer games or browsing the web. The 3G version allows you to browse the internet, check twitter, facebook and other social networks where ever you are, providing you are on a data subscription.
A very interesting and exciting feature on the PS Vita is its cross platform capabilities, which gives players a variety of options on playing games and content between the PlayStation devices. Note that not all games support these features, selected titles only
For instance allows a cooperative or competitive multiplayer gaming mode no matter if you're on your PS Vita or your PS3.
Feature lets you play your PS3 games on your PS Vita and using the Vita as a Controller, the Vita features like touch screen and motion sensors will provide new play styles for PlayStation 3 games.
Feature enables a player to transfer content between platforms, purchased or user generated, so you can purchase a game or movie on your playstation 3 console and watch/play it on your PS Vita console.
Creates a cloud server that will allow saved games to store on a cloud server so you can continue where you left off no matter which console you're on.
Gives PlayStation 3 and PS Vita owners the ability to play games and videos that are on a PlayStation 3 console through the PS Vita screen and controls.