Playstation Vita : Wi-Fi Model + Ridge Racer
Find out how portable gaming has changed forever with some essential facts about the exciting next generation portable entertainment system, the PlayStation Vita.
A feast for your eyes
As PSP has already proved, portability is no excuse for poor quality displays. Which is why PlayStation Vita is equipped with a brilliant organic light emitting diode (OLED) 5-inch screen for incredible picture quality. You can treat yourself to rich, visually striking graphics never seen before on a portable entertainment system. So no matter what form of entertainment you're enjoying - movies, videogames or other digital content - has the visual power to dazzle.
Why you're always in control
Videogames are all about versatile and engaging entertainment - so why limit the possibilities? PlayStation Vita expands your options with its impressive range of controls which ensure you always have your scintillating gameplay at hand. The glossy OLED 5-inch display is also a touch screen, capable of picking up multiple touches at the same time. A revolutionary touch pad at the back of the system means three-dimensional hand motions such as pulling and grabbing are also easy.
None of this means you'll be without options for more traditional game experiences. PlayStation Vita packs a variety of buttons and two analog sticks, as well as motion sensing functions that react when you tilt and turn the system. Your portable gaming experience has never been so capable, no matter what type of game you're playing.
Have a blast with the freshest games
PlayStation Vita is dedicated to bringing you some of the highest quality videogame entertainment on a portable device. With its unique and versatile control options, you can expect unique experiences. Don't forget that some of the biggest PlayStation exclusive series will be hitting the system as well, such as Uncharted, Killzone and WipEout.
If you're a PSP owner already, any PSP titles you have previously downloaded from PlayStation Store will be playable on PlayStation Vita, along with minis and PS one Classics. You'll also be able to download new PlayStation Vita games and other content directly from PlayStation Store.
For non-downloadable games, PlayStation Vita uses an innovative flash based memory card which stores full software titles, any add-on game content and game save data.
More than games
PlayStation Vita can do so much more than just play games. You can go online with an Internet browser to check your favourite sites and web based emails, and take advantage of all the thrilling content on PlayStation Store. So you can stream and download all the newest films from the PlayStation Store Video Store and read the freshest comic books from the PlayStation Store Comic Store.
Equally as important is PlayStation Suite, which gives you access to great new content. Developed to offer PlayStation quality games on Android operating system portable devices (such as mobile phones and tablet PCs), newly created content for PlayStation Suite will also become available for PlayStation Vita. The result will be a broad and ever expanding range of entertainment available for you.
PlayStation Vita features Bluetooth, Wireless and 3G connectivity so whether you're chatting to friends online or blasting through a game with your mates, your portable fun is completely connected.
You'll be pleased to know that PlayStation Network is also integrated, so you'll be able to use your existing PlayStation Vita account on PlayStation Vita for a seamless transition between PlayStation systems. Services such as your friends list and trophies are fully supported and shopping from PlayStation Store is a breeze.
"Vita", which means "Life" in Latin, was chosen as the most appropriate name for the next generation portable entertainment system as it enables a revolutionary combination of rich gaming and social connectivity within a real world context as SCE aims to transform every aspect of a user's daily life into an entertainment experience and an opportunity to play
PlayStation Vita incorporates a beautiful 5-inch multi-touch organic light emitting diode (OLED) as the front display and a unique multi-touch pad on the rear
Together with the front touchscreen and the rear touch pad, PlayStation Vita offers new gameplay experiences never before seen on any device, allowing users to interact directly with games in three dimension-like motion, through "touch, grab, trace, push and pull" finger motions
PlayStation Vita features two analog sticks which enable a wider range of game genres to be brought into the portable experience, such as shooters, action titles and fighting games
By having both Wireless and 3G network connectivity, together with various applications, PlayStation Vita will enable infinite possibilities for users to "encounter, connect, discover, share and play" with friends wherever they are
PlayStation Vita will come pre-installed with the application, "near", which will let users discover what games PlayStation Vita users in the vicinity are or were recently playing, as well as letting them share their game information. "near" also enables location-based gaming features such as gifting, in which a user can access virtual game-related items that other users are sharing, through checking in at geographic locations that others have also visited
The virtual items can include content unlocked from games, such as character costumes, weapons and treasures. Sharing these items between users adds a unique dimension to the portable gaming experience on PlayStation Vita while enhancing the social connectivity among the PlayStation Vita community
Additionally, PlayStation Vita will come pre-installed with a newly developed application called "Party". "Party" is an innovative application for a portable entertainment system which enables users to enjoy voice chat or text chat not only during online gaming, but also when users are playing different games or using different applications such as the Internet browser
With "Party", which offers a new form of social networking, and "near", which enables users to share their game information with other users anywhere, any time, users can dramatically expand the boundaries of interactive communication
In addition, a tutorial application called "Welcome Park", developed specifically to guide users through the PlayStation Vita system's brand new user interface such as the front touch display and the multi-touch pad on the rear, will come pre-installed.
Platform Name: PlayStation Vita
Model number: PCH-1000 series
CPU: ARM Cortex-A9 core (4 core)
External Dimensions: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED
Multi touch screen (capacitive type)
Rear touch pad: Multi touch pad (capacitive type)
Frame rate: 120fps@320x240(QVGA), 60fps@640x480(VGA)
Resolution : Up to 640x480(VGA)
Built-in stereo speakers
Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Three-axis electronic compass
Built-in GPS (3G/Wireless model only)
Wireless location service support
Keys / Switches:
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)
Right stick, Left stick
START button, SELECT button
Volume buttons (+/-)
IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure Mode/Ad Hoc Mode)
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR ¿A2DP/AVRCP/HSP¿
PlayStation Vita card slot
Memory card slot
SIM card slot (3G/Wireless model only)
Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In], Serial data communication)
Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio [Stereo Out / Mono In])
Built-In Lithium-ion Battery,
In Ridge Racer for PlayStation Vita, players will experience the stunning graphics that exploit the full power of Vita alongsode dynamic audio and white-knuckle races against players from all over the world. Then of course there's the unbeatable sheer thrill and satisfaction of conquering a tight corner at hair-raising speed with their new Vita in hand.
Vivid, high-contrast graphics with advanced make full use of the Vita's OLED screen and processor
Dynamic audio that changes and evolves alongside the racing situation
New player-customizable drift system
Race with players anywhere in the world using the console's different network functionalities (3D, Wi-Fi, local network)