PlayStation Vita (Platform)

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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:
2011-12-17 (JP)
2012-2-22 (EU)
2012-2-15 (NA)
2012-2-23 (AU)
2015-3-20 (CH)
Manufacturer:
Generation:
Eight generation
PLATFORM TYPE:
Portable console
PRODUCT FAMILY:
PlayStation
Introduction price:
249 USD
249 EUR
230 GBP
350 AUD
24980 JPY
ALTERNATIVE NAME:
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

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Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland
June 24th, 2010 (9 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Vita
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland
June 25th, 2009 (10 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Vita
Steins;Gate
August 26th, 2010 (9 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / Android / PlayStation Vita / iOS / PlayStation Portable / PlayStation 4 / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Xbox 360
Child of Light: Ultimate Edition
June 9th, 2015 (4 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Vita / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / Nintendo Switch
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
January 26th, 1999 (21 years ago)
Nintendo Switch / Neo Geo MVS / Arcade / Neo Geo AES / Dreamcast / PlayStation 2 / Xbox Live Arcade / iOS / Android / PlayStation 4 / PlayStation Vita
Persona 4 Golden
June 15th, 2012 (7 years ago)
PlayStation Vita
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
January 12th, 2017 (3 years ago)
PlayStation Vita / PlayStation 4 / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Sword Art Online: Lost Song
March 26th, 2015 (4 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Vita / PlayStation 4 / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore
July 7th, 2015 (4 years ago)
PlayStation Vita / Arcade / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Nintendo Switch
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky Second Chapter
March 9th, 2006 (13 years ago)
PlayStation 3 / PlayStation Vita / PlayStation Portable / PC (Microsoft Windows)