PS Vita vs PSP

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PS Vita Vs PSP

The new PlayStation Vita is the latest handheld gaming device released by Sony Electronics. While it is based on the original PlayStation Portable, several upgrades clearly make the PS Vita the more powerful gaming platform. While the body shape of the PS Vita remains very similar to the PSP; that is almost all that the two devices have in common.


Display and Resolution


One of the most noticeable improvements to the PS Vita when compared to the PSP is the display. The PS Vita’s 5-inch OLED display provides bright, vivid colors and amazing clarity. A wide viewing angle on the PS Vita allows for distortion-free viewing from nearly any angle. The screen also offers surprising clarity in bright lighting or when being used in direct sunlight. The original PSP offered a screen resolution of 480 x 272 pixels. The new PS Vita display boasts an amazing 960 x 544 pixel resolution and the difference when viewing the screen in obvious.




The graphics and processing power available in the PS Vita are a clear improvement as well. The PSP offered a single-core MIPS processor rated at 333 megahertz. Compared to the quad-core ARM Cortex A9 processor used in the PS Vita, the MIPS processor is an ancient relic. The PS Vita also features eight times the internal memory of the PSP for faster response times and increased overall performance. In this category the PS Vita is leaps and bounds ahead of the PSP.




While the PSP offered support for 802.11b and 802.11g wireless networking connections, the PS Vita adds to the available connections by including 802.11n, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity as well. This means you can enjoy fast downloads, smooth web browsing and high-quality video and voice chat where wireless Internet access is available.


Multi-player Gaming and Social Media


The PS Vita is one of the first handheld gaming device to truly embrace multi-player gaming and social media. You can voice or video chat with anyone on your friends list while gaming. Finding potential gaming partners in your area is easy with the Near app. Social media is fully supported as well. Free apps for Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook and other popular social media networks are available on the PlayStation Vita Store. Many of these apps can be seamless accessed while gaming with the push of a button.


Controls and Interfacing


One of the biggest complaints about the PSP was the single control nub included with the device. Fortunately, Sony was listening. The PS Vita features two analog control sticks on the front of the device, front and rear touch screens, and full Six-Axis motion sensing support. This provides a level of control and immersion while gaming that the PSP simply cannot touch.


PS Vita Vs PSP