Before jumping right into a purchase, or to even be thinking of one, it is always smart to first look at what is being offered. Here we have the PS Vita Starters Guide. This guide will point out the hardware, software, and everything else you may want to know about the Vita before it hits the shelves.


The hardware for the Vita is one of the strongest points being offered by Sony. I have included the PSP hardware as well for comparison.


PS Vita


Screen 5-inch OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, 24-bit color, 960 × 544 qHD @ 220 ppi 480 × 272 pixels with 16777216 colors, 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD, 3.8 in (97 mm) (PSP GO), 4.3 in (110 mm) (All other models)
Controls PlayStation buttons, two shoulder buttons, Touchscreen, Rear touchpad, Sixaxis motion sensing, Three-axis electronic compass, D-pad, 2 Analog sticks The standard PlayStation buttons, the D-pad, analog nub, two shoulder buttons.
Camera One on the front, one on the back. Both are .3 Mega Pixel cameras None
CPU 4-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore Sony CXD2962GG CPU
Wireless WiFi, 3G, and Bluetooth WiFi and Bluetooth
Audio Stereo speakers and mic with headphone jack Stereo speakers and mic with headphone jack
Battery Non-removable battery that will last 3-5 hours of gameplay 5V DC 1200 mAh, Upgradeable to 2200 mAh
Storage PS Vita Memory Card UMD and Memory Stick Pro Duo


It's hard to compare the software titles between the PSP launch and the PS Vita launch, so here's a list of the available games come time for the system to come out.



Release Date

Rayman Origins Ubisoft February 14, 2012
Little Deviants Bigbig Studios February 15, 2012
Michael Jackson: The Experience Ubisoft February 15, 2012
Hustle Kings VooFoo Studios February 15, 2012
F1 2011 Codemasters February 15, 2012
ModNation Racers: Road Trip SCE San Diego Studio February 15, 2012
Shinobido 2: Tales of the Ninja Acquire February 15, 2012
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Capcom February 15, 2012
Uncharted: Golden Abyss SCE Bend Studio, Naughty Dog February 15, 2012
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition Sega February 15, 2012
Wipeout 2048 SCE Studio Liverpool February 15, 2012
Ninja Gaiden Sigma plus Team Ninja February 22, 2012
Touch My Katamari Namco Bandai February 22nd, 2012


Lastly, is the price of the Vita.



United States $249.99 for just wireless, or $299.99 for the 3G model
UK £229.99 for just wireless, or £279.99 for the 3G model
Europe €249.99 for just wireless, or €299.99 for the 3G model
Australia AUD$349.95 for just wireless, or AUD$449.95 for the 3G model
Japan ¥24,980 for just wireless, or ¥24,999 for the 3G model
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