PlayStation Vita (Platform)

Logo for PlayStation Vita

PlayStation Vita's design was created to meld the experience of big budget, dedicated video game platforms with the then up-and-coming trend of mobile gaming through smart phones and tablets. However, in the year after the device's successful launch, sales of the hardware and its bigger budget games stalled, threatening to end its lifespan. A concentrated effort to attract smaller, indie developers in the West, combined with strong support from mid-level Japanese companies, helped keep the platform afloat. While this led to less diversity in its game library, it did garner strong support in Japanese-developed role-playing video games and visual novels alongside a wealth of Western-developed indie games, leading it to become a moderate seller in Japan, and build a smaller, yet passionate userbase in the West. In the platform's later years, Sony also promoted its ability to work in conjunction with its other gaming products, notably the ability to play PlayStation 4 games on it through the process of Remote Play, similar to the Wii U's function of Off-TV Play.

Release dates:
2015-3-20 (CH)
2012-2-23 (AU)
2012-2-15 (NA)
2011-12-17 (JP)
2012-2-22 (EU)
Portable console
Introduction price:
PS Vita
Operating SystemPlayStation Vita system softwareCPUARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
Memory512 MB RAM, 128 MB VRAMStoragePlayStation Vita Memory Card (4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB)
GraphicsPowerVR SGX543MP4+SoundStereo speakers, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Online servicePlayStation NetworkOutput
Supported Resolutions960 x 544ConnectivityIEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G (3G model only), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

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Games released on PlayStation Vita

Release Date
Utawarerumono: Mask of TruthSep 21, 2016 (...)
PlayStation 4 / PlayStation Vita / PlayStation 3 / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Fate/Extella: The Umbral StarNov 10, 2016 (...)
PlayStation 4 / PlayStation Vita / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Nintendo Switch
Fate/hollow ataraxiaOct 28, 2005 (...)
PlayStation Vita / PC (Microsoft Windows)
The Legend of Heroes: Ao no KisekiSep 29, 2011 (...)
PlayStation 4 / PlayStation Portable / PlayStation Vita / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Persona 4 GoldenJun 15, 2012 (...)
PlayStation Vita / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Steins;GateOct 15, 2009 (...)
Android / PlayStation 4 / Xbox 360 / PlayStation Portable / iOS / PlayStation Vita / PlayStation 3 / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Suikoden IIDec 17, 1998 (...)
PlayStation Portable / PlayStation / PlayStation Vita / PlayStation 3 / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater HD EditionSep 05, 2012 (...)
Android / PlayStation Vita / PlayStation 3
Fate/stay nightJan 30, 2004 (...)
Android / PlayStation 2 / iOS / PlayStation Vita / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Ratchet & Clank CollectionJun 28, 2012 (...)
PlayStation Vita / PlayStation 3