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PlayStation Vita
PlayStation Vita logo SVG.svg
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Manufacturer Sony Computer Entertainment
Product family PlayStation
Type Handheld game console
Generation Eighth generation
Release date JPN 20111217December 17, 2011
NA February 15, 2012 (first edition bundle only)
NA 20120222February 22, 2012
EU 20120222February 22, 2012
RU 20120222February 22, 2012
AU 20120223February 23, 2012
CAN October 2, 2012 (3G version)
Units sold 2.2 million (as of June 30, 2012)
Media PS Vita Card
CPU up to 2 GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
Memory 512 MB RAM, 128 MB VRAM
Storage PS Vita memory card (4, 8, 16 or 32 GB)
Display 5-inch (16:9) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, approximately 17 million colors, 960 × 544 qHD @ 220 ppi
Graphics Quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4+
Sound Stereo speakers, microphone
Input
  • Touchscreen
  • Rear touchpad
  • Sixaxis motion sensing
  • Three-axis electronic compass
  • D-pad
  • 12 × Buttons
    (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square, L, R, Start, Select, PS, Volume ±, Power)
  • 2 × Analog sticks
Camera Front and back 0.3MP cameras
Connectivity IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Online services PlayStation Network
Dimensions 83.55 mm (3.289 in) (h)
182 mm (7.2 in) (w)
18.6 mm (0.73 in) (d)
Weight Wi-Fi:
260 grams (9.2 oz)
3G:
279 grams (9.8 oz)
Backward
compatibility
PlayStation Portable (download only)
Predecessor PlayStation Portable

The PlayStation Vita (Japanese: プレイステーション・ヴィータ Hepburn: Pureisutēshon Vīta, PS Vita) is a handheld game console made by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable. It was released in Japan on December 17, 2011. It was released in Europe, North America, South America and Singapore on February 22, 2012. It was released in Australia on February 23, 2012.

It competes with the Nintendo 3DS. It is part of the eighth generation of gaming.

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