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Sony PlayStation Vita

We have collected and analyzed 96 expert reviews and 1039 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Sep 4, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 136827 reviews from other Game Consoles. The alaScore™ for this product is 94/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 21, 2019.

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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.

Lighter and slimmer ; Longer battery life ; Better access to touchscreen and touch pad

OLED screen replaced by LCD ; No major upgrades ; Still costs $200 ; Forcibly bundled with Borderlands 2 ; Forcibly bundled with 8GB card

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 (engadget.com)

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

 

The Vita TV can play PS1 andVita games, and,if you have a PS4,you can useRemote Play,too. It's cheap, but the video services are limited, bothin content and picture quality. For now, it may be aJapan-only experiment, butit has potential, assuming Sony...

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, excludessomeimportant ones ; Video services need more work, content ; Same UI as the Vita, but harder to use without a touchscreen

Thanks to a combination of petite, understated hardware and more than a little nostalgia, there's a lot to like about the Vita TV, especially if you grew up with PlayStation. However, Sony's littlest console still has some game-support issues it needs...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (engadget.com)

PlayStation Vita review (2013)

 

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.

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 is better than the last, obviously. We're glad that Sony didn't just stop at making its new device thinner and lighter -- although these revisions are of course appreciated. For many gamers who already have drawers filled with cables,...

Oct, 2013

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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 (engadget.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita review (Japanese edition)

 

The PS Vita dwarfs all other portable contenders with sheer processing power. It's proudly a gamers' game console, but it comes at a premium.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

PlayStation Vita Slim, re-reviewed: Sony's handheld comes of age

 

Do you need a dedicated gaming handheld? Maybe not, but the PS Vita has evolved into a very tempting little game machine.

The new Vita Slim charges with any Micro-USB cable, is thinner and lighter, has improved battery life, and works nicely as a PS4 accessory for local game streaming. The game library's gotten really good, too, including freebies for PS Plus subscribers.

Expensive proprietary memory cards are necessary and annoying; new LCD display is less vivid than the original Vita's OLED display; the lack of rumble and extra buttons means some remote-play PS4 games translate awkwardly.

Two years in, the PlayStation Vita has come of age and become a refined piece of hardware and an excellent place to play a lot of games. You don't need one, but it's really fun and worth its price.

Jul, 2014

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 : Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com)

Sony PlayStation Vita review: Sony PlayStation Vita

 

Sony PlayStation Vita

The ; 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...

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. Now priced at $200, the Vita makes a compelling case as the...

May, 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

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