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Sony PlayStation Vita

Sony PlayStation Vita
alaScore 95

1093 reviews

Jul, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1093 reviews of Sony PlayStation Vita. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The portability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

usability, price, portability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PlayStation Vita is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony PlayStation Vita

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Sony PlayStation Vita from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the size and design are generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Views are divided on the reliability.

usability, portability, price, design, size

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PlayStation VitaPlayStation Vita

Jul, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony PlayStation Vita

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Sony PlayStation Vita from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the portability and size. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, size, portability

reliability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita Slim (PCH-2000)

 

Even though it still uses Sony's own pricey memory cards, the slimmer, less-expensive new version of the PlayStation Vita is improved in nearly every way.

Feels much thinner and lighter than the original PlayStation Vita. LCD screen is crisp and vibrant. Micro USB port. Lots of classic games available over PlayStation Network

Still uses Vita memory cards. Native Vita game library isn't as compelling as that of the Nintendo 3DS

The original Sony PlayStation Vita was an impressive piece of technology. While the Nintendo 3DS has clearly relegated it to second place in the handheld game system market, the Vita's hardware is objectively better. Unfortunately, at $300, it was very...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Digital Trends Staff (digitaltrends.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita Slim review

 

The PlayStation Vita Slim contains no enormous upgrades, but it is a modest improvement to an already strong handheld.

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. With the exception of the replacing of the OLED screen...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Mat Smith (engadget.com)

PlayStation Vita TV review: Sony's first mini-console has some growing pains

 

Sony had a tiny surprise to share just ahead of the Tokyo Games Show: the PS Vita TV, appearing from inside SCE President Andrew House's jacket pocket. H

The cheapest, most portable way to remotely play your PS4 on another TV ; Plays PS1 and Vita games using a full-sized DualShock controller ; Reasonably priced

Doesn't play every Vita game, excludes some important ones ; Video services need more work, content ; Same UI as the Vita, but harder to use without a touchscreen

The Vita TV can play PS1 and Vita games, and, if you have a PS4, you can use Remote Play, too. It's cheap, but the video services are limited, both in content and picture quality. For now, it may be a Japan-only experiment, but it has potential,...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Sam Byford (theverge.com)

PS Vita review (2013)

 

The PS Vita hasn't exactly gone according to Sony's plan. Unveiled in Tokyo at the start of 2011, the PSP's successor was supposed to be a world-beating handheld console with PS3-level graphics and smartphone sensibilities. But despite strong reviews...

More comfortable, colorful design ; Standard Micro USB charger ; Growing indie game support

LCD display is a downgrade ; Few AAA titles ; OS still drowning in bubbles

One part console, one part high-tech accessory

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Mat Smith (engadget.com)

PlayStation Vita review (2013)

 

It's about time Sony's next-generation handheld got a redesign. Not that the new PS Vita is so different from the original models. The screen's no

Thinner, lighter, more comfortable ; Improved battery life ; No more proprietary charging cables

Vita memory cards are overpriced ; We prefer the original Vita's OLED screen

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.

Oct, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita (Wi-Fi)

 

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.

Powerful graphics. Beautiful screen. Dual analog sticks

Short battery life, and battery isn't removable. Proprietary memory card. Clunky media manager

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Sam Byford (theverge.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita review

 

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,...

Amazing screen ; Excellent controls ; Well-designed OS ; Good launch lineup

Inconsistent apps ; Multiple accounts are a no-go ; Expensive proprietary memory

Handheld consoles are as alive as ever

Feb, 2012

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Ryan Fleming (digitaltrends.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita Review

 

In terms of gaming, the Vita is a beast. Nothing handheld even comes close.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Sean Buckley (engadget.com)

PlayStation Vita review

 

Look familiar? It should: that's the PlayStation Vita, Sony's up-and-coming challenger to the mobile gaming throne. It's made the rounds a few times

Superb 5-inch OLED touchscreen ; Intuitive, snappy UI ; Comfortable button layout and dual-stick controls

Unimpressive camera ; Short battery life ; Dust- and fingerprint-magnet

The PS Vita is easily the most advanced portable gaming device to date, but will live and die by software support. It's off to a good start, if you can swallow the sticker price.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Wawro (pcworld.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita Review: A Big, Beautiful Gaming Machine

 

When the Sony PlayStation Vita arrives in North America on February 22nd, it'll face stiff competition. Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have become powerful, cheap and ubiquitous. And with great, inexpensive games readily available on a...

Light and durable design with excellent controls ; Big, beautiful OLED screen ; Rear touchpad works well, permits unique gameplay

Overpriced proprietary memory cards ; Onboard 0.3 megapixel cameras are terrible ; Middling battery life

When it comes to pure performance, the PlayStation Vita is the best dedicated handheld gaming console you can buy.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Features

Distribution type:Physical media

Performance

Video memory:128

Storage

Built-In Optical Drive:No / Yes