PlayStation Vita launch

Sony’s new portable console has finally hit South African shores. The replacement to the PlayStation Portable boasts some impressive specifications and a comprehensive games line-up. The device is definitely aimed at gamers on the go. The PlayStation Vita easily out-performs any other handheld device available on the market.

The introduction of dual analog sticks will be familiar to anyone who has used Sony’s home consoles. It is a welcome addition, allowing gamers more control of in-game characters. Furthermore, the 5″ OLED is backed by a behemoth of processing power. The PlayStation Vita also has front and rear cameras. Although, the cameras won’t exactly replace your smartphone,  they are good for a gaming environment.

Arguably, some of the best launch titles for the PSP Vita are as follows:

  • Fifa Soccer
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Asphalt: Injection
  • Rayman origins
  • Wipeout: 2048

To further enhance the gaming experience, the PS Vita has SIX AXIS control, just like the PlayStation controller allowing for motion-control to various games. The device also has a rear touch-pad and touch-screen capability.

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FEATURE SPECIFICATIONS
CPU ARM® Cortex™-A9 core (4 core)
Display 116.5mm x 61.2mm x 12.1mm
GPU SGX543MP4+
Main Memory 512MB
VRAM 128MB
Weight(Approx) 279g (3G/Wi-Fi model), 260g (Wi-Fi model)
Sound Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass
Cameras Front camera, Rear camera; Frame rate: 120fps@320×240(QVGA), 60fps@640×480(VGA); Resolution: Up to 640×480(VGA)
Location Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only), Wi-Fi location service support
Connectivity  Wi-Fi(IEEE 802.11b/g/n)  Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR
Release Date (South Africa)
22 February 2012

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Quad core gaming goodness in your hands

Great game line-up

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Pricey

Data costs are high in South Africa(3G Model only)

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Shop for the PlayStation Vita now

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