It’s been a few months now since the PlayStation Vita was released. And therefore everybody has had time to wear it in and make their own verdict on the quality of the product.
Of course there are good and bad aspects, which were bound to occur being the most powerful hand held gaming device on the market. Is it worth it though? Would we be better off sticking to mobile gaming apps and playing partypoker on our laptops and tablets? Let’s explore:
- The screen is extremely responsive and quick, as a 5 inch multi-touch screen, giving it a slight edge over smartphones and maybe even tablets.
- The analogue sticks are light and responsive to the touch, and so are the buttons. You’ve got to love the old fashioned click of those buttons. There’s something very satisfying about it. The touch screen phones and tablets are missing this aspect.
- The games that have been introduced to the Vita so far are great, with fantastic graphics. It’s no wonder this hand held has been compared to consoles.
- The resolution is very impressive at 960×544. However the sharpness of the picture isn’t as clear as the screen on the iPhone 4.
- It is small, but it won’t easily fit in your pocket like the old Game Boy and Nintendo DS would. It’s smaller than most tablets, but you’d want to carry it around in a small bag, rather than your coat for fear of it sticking out.
- There isn’t any internal memory, meaning if you want to save a game, you must use a memory card. This was probably to help preserve the battery, but it’s still a negative.
Overall the PlayStation Vita is a brilliant addition to the PlayStation family. It might take a year or so to get into full swing, and iron out any issues, but it’s safe to say this could be the future of gaming for the big companies.