Reviews and Problems with Sony PlayStation Vita Slim
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Sony PlayStation Vita Slim
4 October 2014
Summary: The PlayStation Vita was a technically impressive handheld thanks mostly to its brilliant OLED screen. The PlayStation Vita Slim model is therefore something of a step back, and the lesser model if you value image quality above all else.
Conclusion: The PlayStation Vita Slim is not a game changer in the console wars, nor will existing Vita owners sprinting down to the store to grab one right away. The new Vita is a good, conservative, upgrade.
Pros: Lighter and slimmer, Longer battery life, Better access to touchscreen and touch pad
Cons: OLED screen replaced by LCD, No major upgrades, Still costs $200, Forcibly bundled with Borderlands 2, Forcibly bundled with 8GB card
Conclusion: The new Vita offers plenty of improvements over the original, especially with battery life. If the PS4's Remote Play functionality works as promised, the Vita could be an even more tempting option a few months down the road.
Pros: Thinner, lighter, more comfortable, Improved battery life, No more proprietary charging cables
Cons: Vita memory cards are overpriced, We prefer the original Vita's OLED screen
Sony PS Vita Slim Review: Can PlayStation Be Truly Portable?
Know Your Mobile
28 November 2014
Summary: Overall the PS Vita Slim is a powerful mobile gaming tool and has refined the device from previous iterations. Sony promises the Vita Slim brings console gaming on the move. Sadly those features currently aren't up to scratch and need serious work before the launch of PlayStation Now in 2015.
Pros: Good back catalogue of titles, connect to PlayStation 4, slick design, cheap console, good battery life
Cons: Display has been downgraded, connection to PlayStation 4 not up to scratch, controls for DualShock based PS4 games are tricky
Summary: The basics Sony’s spent the last two years trying to wrestle people away from smartphones and Nintendo’s 3DS with its own PlayStation Vita, and for the most part, it has failed. However, recent releases such as Tearaway have provided some excellent games, partnerships with indie studios have yielded...
Pros: Sony has made some great choices in redesigning its portable games console. It’s 20 per cent slimmer and 15 per cent lighter, which doesn’t sound like much, but it feels much more portable and comfortable overall as a result. The console also comes with 1GB of internal memory - not enough for sto...
Cons: The biggest change to the PS Vita Slim is the screen, which is now a standard (and cheaper) LCD display, whereas the older model had a gorgeous OLED panel with fantastic contrast. The picture quality on the Slim suffers as a result: blacks aren’t as deep, fast motion isn’t as smooth, and colours ...
Summary: The PlayStation Vita is not a big seller, which is a shame, because it's pretty darn brilliant. The fact that it plays beautifully with PS4 has breathed a bit of new life into the handheld, though, and keen to not let that go to waste, Sony has given it a svelte makeover.
Pros: Lighter, more ergonomic design, Screen is actually more natural, Remote Play is great, Now has some built-in storage
Cons: 1GB still isn't enough, Feels less premium than original