What makes PS Vita the next generation gaming console?
Recently, Sony PlayStation launched its much awaited handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita. I bought PS Vita immediately after release and based on my experience, I can surely tell you what all features make PS vita the next generation console. Let’s have a quick look at some of the highlights of PlayStation Vita:
Available in two editions, namely 3G/Wi-Fi model and Wi-Fi only
5-inch OLED touch screen with multi-touch capabilities
Front and rear camera
Dual analog sticks
3G/Wi-Fi model and Wi-Fi
PlayStation Vita is available in two different editions – 3G/Wi-Fi model and Wi-Fi only.
The 3G/Wi-Fi model is powered by AT&T’s mobile broadband network and costs around £280. While the edition that supports Wi-Fi only is available at a price of £230. When an AT&T DataConnect plan is activated on PS Vita, the users are provided with the Super Star Dust plus DLC, completely free.
Front and Rear Camera
PlayStation Vita is equipped with front and rear cameras, which give players a realistic gaming experience. I played Reality Fighters on my PS Vita, and loaded a self portrait as a character in the gameplay. This was definitely one of the most amazing gaming experiences ever.
The augmented realty makes PS Vita stand out in the crowd of handheld devices in the market.
Touch Screen with Multi-Touch Capabilities
The 5 inches OLED touch screen with multi-touch capabilities is quite impressive, and provides complete control on the game. PS Vita offers high definition resolution at 960 x 544, 220 pixels per inch, and is capable of displaying approx 16 million colors. What I have observed in the screen of PS Vita is that the images are highly sharp, and is equally vibrant colored from different angles. Talking about the rear touch pad, you simply need to drag your fingers across the screen to enjoy your favorite game. The capacitive multi-touch functionality doesn’t disappoint at all, and gives smooth control on device.
Dual Analog Sticks
The dual analog sticks are one of the excellent features added in PS Vita. The thumb sticks give players full access on the game characters in action-shooter games. This was one feature I terribly missed in PSP, previous handheld device by PlayStation. The dual analog sticks are at a quite comfortable position of console, letting players enjoy the gameplay like never before.
With cross platform feature, gamers can start playing their game on PS Vita from where they left it on their PS3 console. You can also compete in multiplayer games on PS Vita with opponents on PlayStation 3.
Lastly, you can also download your favorite apps on PS Vita including Facebook, Twitter and Flicker. This gives you freedom to share your score with friends directly through these amazing apps. All in all, PlayStation Vita stands tall in my expectations, and includes everything needed to be the next generation gaming console.