Sony PlayStation Vita handheld games console

Sony PlayStation Vita review: a big, beautiful gaming machine

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  • Expert Rating

    4.00 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.50 / 5 (of 3 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 349.95 (AUD)

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Correction to initial rating
Correction to initial rating
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Just wanted to correct my text in my commentary of the PS Vita.

I had written SIM Card at one point, but this should have been Memory Card, or Memory Stick. Sorry about the confusion :)




Online game library, crisp hi-def picture, sound is incredible
expensive initial purchase not ready to use out of the box
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I bought the PS Vita for my son this past christmas, but his dedication to his Nintendo DS soon left the newly aquired Vita sitting gathering dust. I took it to play the games that he had gotten with the system for Christmas and soon discovered the multitudes of things this little hand-held offered. Online game library via Wi-Fi had me downloading tons of mini games and PSP cross over games, as well as movies and shows to watch. Eventually I began receiving lots of friend requests as my trophies and achievements were displayed on leaderboards, and I even received messages from people asking for tips and tricks on how to get on with certain games. I discovered a game called Plants VS. Zombies and found myself immersed in corn cannons and pea shooting blooms to rid my lawn of the zomibies wearing caution cones on their heads. I was hooked from this point on. My smart phone couldn't compare to the large hd screen this new Vita offered. And needless to say at this point it's hands off for my son, the Vita is now mine (not that he cares with the DS, Xbox, Wii, and Playstation that scatter our house) :) My score of four stars accounts for the initial price of this device, and the fact that when you get it home you would think the box would contain everything you need to charge it up and play the games you bought to go with it. Well this in not the case....get ready to drive back to the store and pick up a sim card for this. Otherwise you can't play any game at all without it. The memory cards are also EXTREMELY overpriced and is designed specifically for the PS Vita system, so you can't use any ordinary card. This aspect of the whole package is the piece of the puzzle that really pissed me off and almost made me return the whole thing. They are lucky that I was too lazy to box it back up, because I was already forced to return to the store to buy one. I wouldn't be surprised if alot of other people box it back up without giving it a chance upon finding out this. But nonetheless I am happy with my Vita, but don't think I'd buy another if this one hits the fan. Happy gaming everyone!

Angel Gandia



A9 4 core from apple
Terrible cameras resolution
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Ok wear is the 3D 5" Screen (the could be 7")I miss the 3D on the PSP VITA
and 5MP camera on the back. Battery life ?. thumbsticks more hi that the rest of the bottoms.
I DON'T LIKE. good the software like iPhone 5

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