PS Vita Slim coming to North America

ps vita slim

Yesterday Sony revealed that a new model of the PS Vita is coming to the United States. The new Playstation Vita is 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter then the original Playstation Vita. The new Playstation Vita ditches the OLED screen for a LCD screen. I think that they should have stuck to the OLED screen because of the brighter and more vibrant colors. Typically OLED screens are higher quality then LCD screens. The new Playstation Vita has 6 hours of battery life; this is two more hours then the original Playstation Vita. It also has 1GB of memory built in. The new PS Vita Slim is coming out this spring for $199. Sony is also releasing a bundle that comes with Borderlands 2, an 8GB memory card and six DLC packs for Borderlands 2. I am going to stick with my original PS Vita. Will you get the new Playstation Vita?

Source: Sony

-MT

Playstation Vita Review

The PS Vita is a top tier handheld system. I would even dare to say that it is the best handheld system we have seen so far. The graphics are amazing and it feels like I am playing a home console when I pick up my Vita. I picked up my Playstation Vita at Gamestop for $199. It came with a digital copy of  the Walking Dead, a 4 gig memory card and 3g capabilities. I wish they included a case, but we will get into that later. Overall I’ve had a positive experience with my Vita.

What I like about the PS Vita

I love how the games look with the oled screen; they look just as good as some of my Xbox 360 games. I am currently playing Rayman Legends on my Vita and I really like how the game uses the touch screen. The touch screen works just as good as an iPhone screen.  It is very responsive. The Playstation Vita also has two joysticks on it. This is a big improvement over the PSP; the PSP only had one joystick. I also like how the Vita can play PS3 games like Playstation All Stars and Sly Cooper Thieves in Time. I am really enjoying Playstation All Stars; I never owned a Playstation 3 so I couldn’t play the game before.

What I don’t like about the PS Vita

I don’t like the proprietary memory cards. They are way too expensive and they hardly hold any games. I currently own two memory cards a 4GB memory card and an 8GB memory card. If you want to get a 32GB memory card it will cost you $73 on amazon. If you want to get a 16GB memory card it will cost you $39 and an 8GB memory card will cost you $20 on amazon. I hope that Sony lowers the cost of these memory cards in the future. I also don’t like the rear touch pad on the Playstation Vita. It scratches way too easily; if you get a playstation Vita do not put it on a hard surface. The day after I got my Vita I noticed a huge scratch on the back of the system. It would have been nice if Sony included a few bumpers on the back.

Final Verdict

The Playstation Vita has a very nice oled screen and touchpad. I like how the system has two joysticks and I also like how the system can play select Playstation 3 games. I don’t care for the proprietary memory cards; I wish Sony used regular SD cards. I also dislike the rear touch pad on the Vita, it scratches way to easily. The Playstation Vita does have some downfalls; however, it is a really powerful and capable system.

8/10

-MT