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Sony PlayStation Vita

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1160 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. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The size and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about 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 (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. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments 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

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (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 are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the reliability.

price, usability, size, portability

reliability

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

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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com.au)

PlayStation Vita

 

Overall, the PlayStation Vita is the most advanced portable gaming system ever made. While the price is deceiving because of a hidden cost, gamers are getting an impressively complete package right out of the gate. A healthy launch line-up is sure to...

Amazing visuals on the 5-inch OLED touchscreen that look almost as good as PS3 graphics Launch line-up is very impressive and allows for downloading of some games (including all first-party titles) over the PlayStation Network Operating system is...

Proprietary media and connections across the board, and even requires the purchase of a separate memory card to play most games and use most apps Battery life could be better, and there's no way it can be replaced by the user No video out ...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Wayne Webb (cybershack.com)

Review: PlayStation Vita

 

I have been hearing about how amazing the Vita is for a while now – online videos and press releases have been promising the whole nine yards and then some. I got my hands on one at a Sony preview a week before launch and was convinced I needed one to...

Lightweight, high quality, OLED brilliance, powerful processing, stunning game processing, fully portable

Limiting features, proprietary cables and memory

Overall though the more games they make, the cheaper the cards get and the more I play with it the more I love it. Most of my quibbles are directed at Sony and their anti-competitive behavior that limits consumers rather empowers them. The device and...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Esat Dedezade (pcauthority.com.au)

Hands-on with Sony PlayStation Vita

 

It might be a bit pricey, but for proper gaming on the move the Vita is simply unbeatable. Read on for our first impressions...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Wilcox (avhub.com.au)

Sony PS Vita Review

 

New life or last gasp?

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Waiting

 

Ok, So I guess you could call me a sony fanboy, I love there consoles and have owned everything video game related they have released. However they have let me down on the vita, OK the hardware, the console itself flawless, The Software the user...

Solid piece of hardware. Fast and Reliable

Kiddy User Interface, Lack of software, Too much delay in release of new software

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Colour

Colour of product:Black

Design

Analog thumbsticks:Y / Yes
Built-in touchpad:N / No / Y / Yes
Charging indicator: Yes
Colour of product:Aqua colour, Blue / Beige, Black / Black / Green, Lime, White / Metallic, Red / 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:Y / 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
Release date (DD/MM/YYYY):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 / MP3,MP4,OTA,PCM,WAV / MP4, MPA, WAV / MP4, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV / MP4, PCM, WAV / MP4, RTX, WAV, OTA, PCM / MP4,OTA,PCM,WAV
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 / BMP,EXIF,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 / H.264,MPEG4 / MPEG4

Networking

3G:N / No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HSF / A2DP, AVRCP, HSP / A2DP,AVRCP,HSF / 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:Y / 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 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 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 / Nvidia Tegra 4
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 / 15 / 18.6 / 29 / 8.35 / 8.51
Height :1.5 / 1.86 / 10.5 / 6.5 / 8.35 / 8.51 / 83.5 / 85.1
Weight:110 / 219 / 260 / 279 / 3.2
Width:18.1 / 18.2 / 18.4 / 181.2 / 182 / 183.6 / 29 / 6.5