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Overall 8
8.0

Sony PlayStation Vita (3G/Wi-Fi)

PC Magazine
18 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Sony PlayStation Vita is one of the best handheld game systems to date, even if almost everything it tries to do outside of gaming falls short.
  • Pros: Powerful graphics. Beautiful screen. Dual analog sticks.
  • Cons: Short battery life, and battery isn't removable. Proprietary memory card. Clunky media manager.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)

PC Magazine
17 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Sony PlayStation Vita is one of the best handheld game systems to date, even if almost everything it tries to do outside of gaming falls short.
  • Pros: Powerful graphics. Beautiful screen. Dual analog sticks.
  • Cons: Short battery life, and battery isn't removable. Proprietary memory card. Clunky media manager.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony PlayStation Vita Review

Examiner
4 May 2012
  • Excerpt: I am always excited when I get a chance to relive my childhood with handheld gaming . Of course every little kid has played a very simplistic type of handheld game like racing cars or shooting basketballs. To see how far we have come from that is astonishing.
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Overall 7
7.3

PlayStation Vita

AV Club
20 February 2012
  • Excerpt: The PlayStation Vita invites first-time users to tap an icon on its home screen and take a trip to Welcome Park, which isn’t really a park. It’s a pure-white void where a disembodied female voice lives. “Welcome to Welcome Park,” she says.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony PlayStation Vita ( 3G)

CNET
12 February 2012
  • Summary: 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. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the ultimate indie portable console.
  • Pros: The PlayStation Vita delivers amazing visuals on its 5-inch OLED touch screen that look almost as good as PS3 graphics. The system's game lineup has matured into an indie haven, though AAA titles are scarce. The Vita allows for downloading of some games (including all first-party titles) over the...
  • Cons: The Vita uses 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, which results in a hidden cost. Battery life could be better, and there's no way it can be replaced by the user. There's also no video o...
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony PlayStation Vita ( Cosmic Red)

CNET
12 February 2012
  • Summary: 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. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the ultimate indie portable console.
  • Pros: The PlayStation Vita delivers amazing visuals on its 5-inch OLED touch screen that look almost as good as PS3 graphics. The system's game lineup has matured into an indie haven, though AAA titles are scarce. The Vita allows for downloading of some games (including all first-party titles) over the...
  • Cons: The Vita uses 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, which results in a hidden cost. Battery life could be better, and there's no way it can be replaced by the user. There's also no video o...
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Overall 9
8.5
Design 9
9.0
Performance 10
10
Control 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Display 9
9.0
Software 6
6.0
Speakers 6
6.0

Sony PlayStation Vita review

theverge.com
30 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Sony’s PlayStation Vita represents the company’s second entry into the volatile handheld gaming market. The original PlayStation Portable found reasonable success as a largely traditional system, with console-style games being bought in boxes from stores just like other PlayStations, but the...
  • Pros: Amazing screen, Excellent controls, Well-designed OS, Good launch lineup, Amazing screen, Excellent controls, Well-designed OS, Good launch lineup
  • Cons: Inconsistent apps, Multiple accounts are a no-go, Expensive proprietary memory, Inconsistent apps, Multiple accounts are a no-go, Expensive proprietary memory, Limited 3G use not worth price of admission
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: Sony PlayStation Vita

Wired
26 January 2012
  • Excerpt: The most distinguishing feature of the PlayStation Vita , Sony’s new portable game machine, may go unnoticed at first glance. The thing Sony is banking on occupies a tiny little area on the face of the unit, roughly a square centimeter in size. Do you see it?
  • Pros: Big, bright screen. Console-quality graphics. Comfortable to hold and play at length. Dual analog controls. Touch-based user interface is a winner.
  • Cons: No internal storage. Requires expensive proprietary memory sticks (even for some cartridge games!). Only one account per system allowed. Expensive games with no cheap options (yet).
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Playstation Vita

THE INQUIRER
14 April 2014
  • Excerpt: JAPANESE ELECTRONICS MAKER Sony is in dire need of a hit, with the Xperia Play smartphone failing to live up to expectations and the firm fresh from posting a $2bn loss. The Playstation (PS) Vita is the biggest upgrade to Sony's portable console range to date, bringing the performance that magical...
  • Pros: Console gaming in the palm of your hand, unrivaled handheld device specifications, backwards compatibility with PSP games, impressive 5in screen, variety of controls, no gimmicky 3D effects in sight, 3G version available.
  • Cons: Poor internet, fiddly transfer of data, no multitasking, no removable battery., Chunky, but far from ugly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Techmagnifier
4 May 2012
  • Summary: • Excellent display that is loved by hardcore gamers. Its 5″ inch 960 x 544 resolution HD multi touch OLED display is highly appreciated by all! • Has 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 options, which enables easy connectivity for gamers • Comes with dual analogue stick • Also has rear touch pad which...
  • Pros: Excellent display that is loved by hardcore gamers. Its 5″ inch 960 x 544 resolution HD multi touch OLED display is highly appreciated by all! , Has 3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 options, which enables easy connectivity for gamers , Comes with dual analogue stick , Also has rear touch pad which gi...
  • Cons: The memory card accompaniments for Vita is very expensive and gamers have to buy this to save their game data , Its battery life is just 4 hours which is not worth the price spent on the device , Comes with a very basic camera, which is way too basic for shooting and recording purposes , Expensiv...
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