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Sony PlayStation Vita

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1148 reviews of Sony PlayStation Vita. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and portability are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the connectivity and price.

usability, portability, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation Vita is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PlayStation Vita

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Sony PlayStation Vita from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, portability, price, design, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation VitaPlayStation Vita

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PlayStation Vita

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Sony PlayStation Vita from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Opinions about the portability and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good views, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Shane Coleman (getfrank.co.nz)

Playstation Vita Preview

 

The power of the Playstation 3 in a portable device?When rumours began floating about on the internet, I was sceptical that it would actually be on par with our beloved PS3 consoles.Scepticism aside, I was truly hoping that first reports were true...

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: (mightyape.co.nz)

Truely amazing quality!"

 

Quad-Core Graphics + Arm A9 Cortex, the Ultimate gaming portable device evermade by sony. :) Bought one a couple of days ago and loved it ever since. Price tag isn't sobad at all. The screen has a very high contrast OLED screen that makes it looklike a...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Brandon (mightyape.co.nz)

Awesome!!!"

 

This console is truly brilliant. The PS Vita has amazing graphics, veryresponsive touch screen and rear touch pad, the games are excellent goodcontrols and a very easy to use and attractive UI and its all on the go! And thebest thing is the many...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Matthew (mightyape.co.nz)

Quick, prompt delivery and a pristine product!"

 

I got this on the day of release (preordered it), and product works fine,everything was in great condition and the price wasn't bad either.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: (mightyape.co.nz)

Nice, but..."

 

A great console and a true revolution in the portable gaming industry, butit is sadly unable to play all psp games (so makes it difficult for people topart way with psp's), and the pricing of the console is quite horrible,especially in NZ ($430-$450)...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: (mightyape.co.nz)

Whats with the price-"

 

This console is awesome. But the thing is, that it's $250 from Amazon.comwhich translates to $300nzd. This thing is region free, what stops people fromordering it from the US and saving over $100 and still being able to play thegames here-

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Jacob (mightyape.co.nz)

Seems a bit pricey to me"

 

I'm still going to buy it but it is several hundred dollars more than it isactually worth.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: (mightyape.co.nz)

Two toggle sticks at last"

 

I'm REALLY looking forward to getting this sexy number. I had to pass on thePlaystation phone as it looks like an Echochrome prop, but the Vita is myhandheld to tide me over until the PS4 eventually comes out. Plus I'm lookingforward to the Vita having...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: anthin (mightyape.co.nz)

Can"t wait"

 

This new portable device from sony is far greater than that of the otherportable devices on the market such as the nintendo 3Ds with stunning graphicsand power its almost like a mini PS3 it's definitly worth every cent thatsspent buying it.

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Carlos (mightyape.co.nz)

Modern Tech at its best."

 

Compared to PSP, the PS Vita is SOOO much more more powerful. It has a 4 core Cortex-A9 CPU which for a handheld is brilliant and a 4 coreSGX543MP4+ which is the same GPU as in the ipad 2 but with an addedtwo cores. Truly great specs, awesome price,...

Jul, 2011
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Product Specifications

Colour

Colour of product:Black

Design

Analog thumbsticks:Y / Yes
Built-in touchpad:No / Y / Yes
Charging indicator: Yes
Colour of product:Beige, Black / Black / Green, Lime, White / Silver / White
Gaming control function keys:D-pad / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start, Turbo / D-pad, Home, Select, Start / D-pad, Power, Select, Start / D-pad, Select, Start / Home, Power, Turbo, Select, D-pad, Start / Home, Select, Start
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital / Digital
LED indicators: Yes
Shoulder buttons: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Built-in Display: No
Display:LCD / LED / OLED
Display diagonal:12.7 / 127
Display number of colours:0.265000 / 16.0 / 16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:950 x 544 / 960 x 540 / 960 x 544
Second display:N / No
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Features

Developer:Spiral House
Distribution type:Physical media
ESRB Rating:E (Everyone)
Game edition:Basic
Genre :Simulation
Maximum number of players:1
Multiplayer mode: No
PEGI Rating:3
Platform:PlayStation Vita
Publisher:SCEE
Release Date:6.06.2014

Input Device

Device Type:Gamepad
Gaming platforms supported:PlayStation Vita

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, MP4 / AAC, MP3, MP4, PCM / AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV / DSS, IMY, LC-AAC, LPCM, MPA / IMY, MIDI, MKA, MP1, RA-Lossless / LPCM, MP1, MP2, MP3, WAV / MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, OTA, PCM / MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, PCM / MP3 / MP3, MP4, OTA, PCM, WAV / MP3, MP4, WAV / MP3, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV / MP3, OTA, PCM, WAV / MP4, MPA, WAV / MP4, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV / MP4, PCM, WAV / MP4, RTX, WAV, OTA, PCM
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, EXIF, JPEG XR, MPO, SVG / BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPG, PEF, PNG, TGA, TIF / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / GIF, BMP, JPG, EXIF, PNG / GIF, BMP, TIF, JPG, EXIF, PNG
Main camera resolution:640 x 480
Main camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Number of built-in speakers:2
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Speaker power:4
Supported video modes:1080i, 480p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.262, M2TS, MPEG / H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264, MPEG4 / MPEG4

Networking

3G:N / No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HSF / A2DP, AVRCP, HSP / A2DP,AVRCP,HSP
Bluetooth version:2.0 / 2.1 / 2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-5 - 35 / 5 - 35

Other features

AV output: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP
Energy Star certified: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Included memory card size:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, HDMI / USB
Games included:1 / 8 / All-Stars: Battle Royale / Assassin's Creed III: Liberation / Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate / Borderlands 2 / Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified / Call of Duty: Black Ops: declassified / Disney Infinity / Disney Mega Pack / Disney Mickey Epic 2: The Power of Two, Disney Pixar Cars, Disney Pixar Toy Story 3, Mickey's Wild Adventure, Disney Pixar "Oben", Disney Pixar Ratatouille / Fifa 12 / FIFA 15 / God of War Collection / Gran Turismo, WipEout Pulse, ModNation Racers: Road Trip, Everybody's Golf, MotorStorm RC, Top Darts, Table Top Tanks, Table Mini Golf / Heroes Mega Pack / Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, PlayStation Allstars: Battle Royale, God of War: Chain of Olympus, Killzone: Liberation / Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, PlayStation Allstars: Battle Royale, God of War: Chain of Olympus, Killzone: Liberation / Invizimals: Gli Invincibili / Invizimals: The Alliance / Jak & Daxter Trilogy / Killzone Mercenary / Killzone: Mercenary / LEGO / LEGO BATMAN 2: DC Super Heroes, LEGO Harry Potter, Lego Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars, Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, Lego Batman, Lego Indiana Jones - Die legendären Abenteuer / Lego Marvel Super Heroes / LEGO Mega Pack / LiittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, Tearaway, Vikings / Little Big Planet / LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, WipeOut 2048, MotorStorm RC, Little Deviants, Frobisher Says!, Ecolibrium, Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters, Lemmings, Hungry Giraffe, Rotating Octopus / LittleBigPlanet, Wipeout 2048, MotorStorm RC, Little Deviants, Frobisher Says!, Ecolibrium (Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum, Ratchet & Clank (Size Matters, Lemmings, Hungry Giraffe, Rotating Octopus) / Looney Tunes Galactic Sports / Mega Disney Pack / Mega Pack (Sports & Racing) / Mega Pack Hits / Motorstorm, Little Big Planet / Need for Speed: Most Wanted / Phantasy Star Online 2 / PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale / PS Vita Mega Pack 1 / Tearaway / Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Escape Plan, TxK / Tearaway, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, LBP Marvel Super Heroes, When Viking Attack / Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Escape Plan, Txk / Worms Revolution Extreme, Ratchet & Clank, Jak and Daxter: Precursor Legacy, Lemmings Touch, LocoRoco
Manual: Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD / Yes
Number of gamepads included:1
Poster included: Yes
User guide: Yes
Video game included:N / No / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Built-in processor:ARM Cortex-A9 / IBM Cell Broadband Engine
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Graphics adapter memory type:GDDR3
Graphics processor:RSX / SGX543MP4+
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Internal Memory:256 / 512
Internal memory type:XDR
Motion sensor: Yes
Platform:PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Vita (PSVita) / PlayStation Vita TV
Processor Cores:4
Processor Model:ARM Cortex-A9 / IBM Cell Broadband Engine
Video memory:128

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Digital Audio Optical Out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:182 / 2100 / 2210
Battery life (max):7 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power consumption (typical):2.8
Power Supply:190

Storage

Built-In Hard Drive: Yes
Built-in memory capacity:1 / 8
Built-In Optical Drive:N / No / Yes
Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / PSVITA
Hard Drive Capacity:120
Included memory card size:16 / 32 / 4 / 64 / 8
Internal storage capacity:120
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32 / 4 / 64 / 8
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray/DVD
Storage Media:HDD

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black
Compatibility:PlayStation Vita
Number of products included:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.36 / 1.5 / 1.86 / 18.6 / 29 / 8.35 / 8.51
Height :1.5 / 1.86 / 10.5 / 6.5 / 8.35 / 8.51 / 83.5
Weight:110 / 219 / 260 / 279 / 3.2
Width:18.1 / 18.2 / 18.4 / 181.2 / 182 / 29 / 6.5