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Sony PlayStation Vita

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the design and game selection are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the size. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

value for money, usability, portability, game selection, 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 284 reviews)

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Sony PlayStation Vita First Edition (3G/Wi-Fi)


Editors' note: This review does not reflect my experience with wireless 3G performance. Sony will be sending me the required SIM card at a later date. When this service is available, I will update the review accordingly.

The PlayStation Vita delivers amazing visuals on its 5-inch OLED touch screen that look almost as good as PS3 graphics. The system's launch lineup is very impressive and allows for downloading of some games (including all first-party titles) over the...

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...

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 right out of the gate. A healthy launch lineup is sure to...

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Sony PlayStation Vita (3G/Wi-Fi)Review


While not without its frustrations, the PS Vita emerges as a viable new gaming-and-more platform.

With nimble operation and an attractive, graphics-driven interface, the versatile PS Vita pulls together the high-quality gaming, movies, music and more that we should expect from a modern multimedia device. A clear emphasis has been put on the games,...

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I got PlayStation Vita 3g/wifi launch bundle.


wish that they had different bundle of choice to pick from. i hope the next psvita 2 will have 1.Vibration function,like cell phone 2.3d Screen.Dual camera for 3D recording,and 3d picture taking.and 3d video play. 3.Mini HDMI for video output to...

1.Price is not bad compared to the ipod n ipad that play mp3,video,Web Browsing,game ; 2.5"inch oled screen ; 3.its light in hand.its not heavy on long hours game play ; the front touch screen.Don't like the the back touch panel.waste of extra...

1.Controller To small For People With Big Hands ; 2.No 3d screen ; 3.Memory Card Too expansive ; 4.No mini hdmi for Video Output or firmware to play on HDTV through ps3 ; 5.battery life suck.I'm a hardcore gamer ; 6.playing in lighting condition suck...


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Enormous potential/dissapointing launch.


My impression is that this system is being taken to a young audience too quickly.Nintendo's grasp on that market makes it a difficult venture especially when there is an adult gaming demographic who would have flocked to the launch if it came with a...

Amazing graphics ; Impressive hardware ; Fantastic controls ; Uncalculable potential

Launch line-up lacks mature games ; Setting up a 3G connection can be excruciating (make sure you are connected to wifi before you start) ; Expense of the necessary peripherals is staggering ; AT&T can easily confuse you with their "free game" deal

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Sony PS Vita


Great gaming system

Easy To Play","Educational","Entertaining","Fun

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There isn\'t a 3G Vita in Canada yet so I had to order it from here. I had to pay $50 to customs. You have to pay for a month of 3G, to use your free month and then at the end of that you can get your free game which sucks for me cause I can\'t get my...

Awesome graphics","Awesome launch lineup","Beautiful OLED screen","Can Withstand Use","Quick smooth interface

3G is limited","High priced memory cards","Low resolution cameras

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Love the thing


The core OS is a bit clunky, but once you get in the games it all goes away. The PSP took a couple of revisions to get it right, so will the Vita.

What can I say? I loved the PSP and I love the Vita. I dreamed of true console capabilities in a console as a kid, and I have them. Plain and simple. Yes, I have an iPhone, an iPad, and my kid has a 3DS. This is the only portable to offer no compromise...

It's another thing. Really, I have enough junk to carry around BUT I'm willing to make room for the Vita ; It's fairly large. But much smaller than my iPad. So the iPad stays home ; Remote play was dumb on the PSP, and as far as I can tell so far, it's...

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Great functions


I like the ps vita and I will keep buying from best buy because I know that the products are new and worth it

Easy to use and ok price

Gets dirty easily

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Too Cool


I like the graphics, it's still pretty amazing that they are possible in such a small piece of hardware. It's nice to be able to continue my games on or off the Vita and to use it as a second screen. The only problem I think is that the price should be...

easy set up, graphics, portability


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exactly what my son wanted


The unit works exactly how it supposed to. My son couldn't be happierAbout me... Hardcore gamer

it is a game system for a more mature child

Product Specifications

Bundle:With Software / With Software and Accessories


Basic Colour:Black
Software Medium:PSVita Memorycard

General Features

System of Console:PlayStation Vita
Table / Portable:Portable