Before jumping right into a purchase, or to even be thinking of one, it is always smart to first look at what is being offered. Here we have the PS Vita Starters Guide. This guide will point out the hardware, software, and everything else you may want to know about the Vita before it hits the shelves.
The hardware for the Vita is one of the strongest points being offered by Sony. I have included the PSP hardware as well for comparison.
|Screen||5-inch OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, 24-bit color, 960 × 544 qHD @ 220 ppi||480 × 272 pixels with 16777216 colors, 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD, 3.8 in (97 mm) (PSP GO), 4.3 in (110 mm) (All other models)|
|Controls||PlayStation buttons, two shoulder buttons, Touchscreen, Rear touchpad, Sixaxis motion sensing, Three-axis electronic compass, D-pad, 2 Analog sticks||The standard PlayStation buttons, the D-pad, analog nub, two shoulder buttons.|
|Camera||One on the front, one on the back. Both are .3 Mega Pixel cameras||None|
|CPU||4-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore||Sony CXD2962GG CPU|
|Wireless||WiFi, 3G, and Bluetooth||WiFi and Bluetooth|
|Audio||Stereo speakers and mic with headphone jack||Stereo speakers and mic with headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable battery that will last 3-5 hours of gameplay||5V DC 1200 mAh, Upgradeable to 2200 mAh|
|Storage||PS Vita Memory Card||UMD and Memory Stick Pro Duo|
It's hard to compare the software titles between the PSP launch and the PS Vita launch, so here's a list of the available games come time for the system to come out.
|Rayman Origins||Ubisoft||February 14, 2012|
|Little Deviants||Bigbig Studios||February 15, 2012|
|Michael Jackson: The Experience||Ubisoft||February 15, 2012|
|Hustle Kings||VooFoo Studios||February 15, 2012|
|F1 2011||Codemasters||February 15, 2012|
|ModNation Racers: Road Trip||SCE San Diego Studio||February 15, 2012|
|Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja||Acquire||February 15, 2012|
|Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3||Capcom||February 15, 2012|
|Uncharted: Golden Abyss||SCE Bend Studio, Naughty Dog||February 15, 2012|
|Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition||Sega||February 15, 2012|
|Wipeout 2048||SCE Studio Liverpool||February 15, 2012|
|Ninja Gaiden Sigma plus||Team Ninja||February 22, 2012|
|Touch My Katamari||Namco Bandai||February 22nd, 2012|
Lastly, is the price of the Vita.
|United States||$249.99 for just wireless, or $299.99 for the 3G model|
|UK||£229.99 for just wireless, or £279.99 for the 3G model|
|Europe||€249.99 for just wireless, or €299.99 for the 3G model|
|Australia||AUD$349.95 for just wireless, or AUD$449.95 for the 3G model|
|Japan||¥24,980 for just wireless, or ¥24,999 for the 3G model|