PS Vita FAQ

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Apr 17, 2011

PS Vita FAQ by soulx at 2:18 PM (2,260 Views / 1 Likes) 7 replies

  1. soulx
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    PS Vita FAQ
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    News and Updates
    10/18/2011, More specific release date, December 17, 2011 in Japan. February 22 in North America and Europe.
    2/18/2011, Release date revealed. Q4 2011, in Japan and Q1 2011, in North America
    1/27/2011 NGP (code-name) is announced at a "Playstation Meeting".

    FAQ
    • Q: What is the PS Vita?
      A - The PS Vita is Sony's next generation portable. It is significantly more powerful than the PSP and has a number of new features.

    • Q: When is it being released?
      A - The PS Vita will be released on December 17, 2011 in Japan and in early 2012 for North America and Europe.

    • Q: Does it have backwards compatibility with PSP games?
      A - It does up to a point. If you purchased a game from the PlayStation Network, you can re-download that game for free on the new device, however, if you owned the game on UMD, you can use the UMD Passport app to obtain discounted downloads of UMD games you own.

    • Q: How much does it cost?
      A - The regular model will cost $249 while the 3G model will cost $300.

    • Q: How big is the screen?
      A - The screen is 5 inches wide. It's an OLED capacitive touchscreen.

    • Q: Will my PSP be able to play PS Vita games?
      A - No, and it will never be able to.

    • Q: When will it be hacked?
      A - Nobody knows.

    • Q: What are some features of the PS Vita?
      A - The PS Vita has dual analog sticks, a 5 inch OLED touchscreen, 3G (in one model), Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi support. It also has a 4 core SGX543MP4+ GPU and a different user interface (LiveArea). It also has an electronic compass, built-in GPS and two cameras. The two cameras allow for face detection and head tracking.

    Specs

    CPU
    ARM Cortex-A9 core (quad core)

    GPU
    SGX543MP4+

    External Dimensions
    Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)

    Screen (Touch screen)
    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)

    Cameras
    Front camera, Rear camera

    Sound
    Built-in stereo speakers, Built-in microphone

    Sensors
    Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass

    Keys/Switches
    PS button, Power button, Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square), Shoulder buttons (Right/Left), Analog sticks (Right/Left), START button, SELECT button, Volume buttons (+/-)

    Location
    Built-in GPS, Wi-Fi location service support

    Wireless communications
    Mobile network connectivity (3G), IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

    Game Card
    Flash memory is called NVG card. Game cards will be available in 2GB and 4GB sizes. 5-10% of the writeable space will be reserved for save data, patches, etc.

    Misc.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Confirmed Titles
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    [​IMG] Official Site
     
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  2. Slyakin

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    Great job!

    The first spoiler should be titled NGP pic instead of 3DS pic, though. [​IMG]

    You also have the "Does it have PSP backwards compatibility" twice.
     
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    Fixed!

    Updated the FAQ.
     
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  4. BORTZ

    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    Dumb.
     
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    There are people who would ask such a question.

    Nothing wrong with including it in the FAQ.
     
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    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    no no thats not what i meant [​IMG]
    I mean for me personally. If i want to play my UMDs there should be a way to get them downloaded or something. Like if you have the original box or something, SONY should make some way that you could be able to play them.

    I in no way mean that its dumb that you included that info lol
     
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  7. soulx
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    Oh, didn't know.

    No hard feelings, kay? [​IMG]
     
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  8. BORTZ

    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

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    none at all [​IMG] not toward you. Maybe toward sony lol
     
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