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Jan 27 2012
By: Ahmed_x360 First Son 17 posts
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PS Vita personal preview!

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Hello Guys!

After resisting for some time, I bought a PS Vita eventually!

And wanted to do a Preview for it

I got the Value Pack

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/710/20120126037.jpg

Official website http://us.playstation.com/psvita

This is the Japanese version, Made in China.

Note it fully supports English, and even Uncharted that comes with it is fully localized, and even better, the device is Region Free, so it can play all games from all regions!

PS Vita tech spec

CPU: ARM® Cortex- A9 core (4 cores)

GPU: SGX543MP4+ (also 4 cores)

RAM: 512 MB system + 128 MB video ram

Display: 5" OLED - 960x544 pixels - Multitouch

Others: WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 (3G model come with GPS), Six-axis, front and rear cameras.

Pics:

1-Value Pack:

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7108/20120126032.jpg

http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/8800/20120126033.jpg

2-Value pack contains: PS Vita + Accessories + Uncharted + 4GB

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1115/20120126034.jpg

3-Uncharted Box + Memory Card Box

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4894/20120126031.jpg

4-Comparison with a MicroSD

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/8666/20120126028.jpg

5-The Vita!

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/8162/20120126006.jpg

6-Rear touch Panel

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/8360/20120126018.jpg

7-Top view

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/1560/20120126015.jpg

8-More Pics

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/4762/20120126014.jpg

http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/5805/20120126013.jpg

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5872/20120126011.jpg

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3945/20120126009.jpg

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/646/20120126008.jpg

9-PS Logo when you start the Vita

http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/631/20120126019.jpg

10-Lock screen

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2598/20120126020.jpg

11-Main Menu

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/7435/20120126021.jpg

12-Game Menu

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5585/20120126022.jpg

13-Uncharted the PS Vita version!

http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8563/20120126023.jpg

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/4852/20120126025.jpg

14-This Menu appears by pressing and holding the PS Button

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6466/20120126041.jpg

15-Recovery Menu: Switch it off > press PS + R + Power and hold

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8449/20120126039.jpg

General Observations:

- It is HUGE, but lets not forget the 5" screen!

- It is surprisingly light, If you look at it you might think it is heavy, but it isn't.

- Very comfortable to hold and use.

- The back touch panel needs to get used to.

- The OLED screen is just AMAZING!

- US and EU stores are closed as of now.

- Everything is fast, smooth and responsive, exiting a game was never this simple and easy.

- Ability to rearrange icons and change backgrounds.

- Amazing intro when you start the Vita for the first time!

Negatives:

- Don't know why, but it feels cheap (maybe because is it lighter than expected?)

- Finger Prints Magnet, do I need to say more?

- Not sure if the screen is scratch resistant, but I do hope so.

- Menus work by touch only.

- Copying files to the Vita is a nightmare!

First you need to install content manager on your PC, then you need to have internet connection all the time, and be logged to PSN on PC an Vita, then you need to copy your media to specific folder for each type (Photos, Movies...etc), after that you go to your Vita > content manager application > and choose to copy from PC > content type, this will launch the content application where you need to find the file you want, then you tick it and copy it to the Vita (o____O)!!!

This is so stupid, very long and might be confusing with too many files!

I believe they are trying to prevent hacking this way, also they might be monitoring what you are copying as internet connection is required!

In general, for handheld gamers, PS Vita is just perfect, you have the controls, the power, the gorgeous screen and the upcoming games!

I really like it

Right now I can't get more games as mostly are Japanese and hard to find here...

But when the PS Vita is officially release end of Feb in Europe and US, many games will be there to choose from!

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Treasure Hunter
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Re: PS Vita personal preview!

Jan 27, 2012

glad you like it , one of the things im most excited about is FULL psn integration ( something the psp never had ) and of course the games

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Re: PS Vita personal preview!

Jan 27, 2012

One of your negatives though if you have a ps3 you can copy content hopefully will be easier (all you have to do next it wait till it copies) because the ps3 automatically knows what the device is.

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Jan 27, 2012

Thanks for sharing all the pictures with us.  For those of us who eat up all the info we can about the Vita, this was my favorite post today.  I look forward to getting mine, but will wait for the 22nd when it comes out in the states.  Don't really need the 3G version.  Enjoy.  And hopefully all you early adopters will get the bugs out of the system for us by the time it launches here.

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First Son
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Jan 27, 2012

The nice thing about the 3G model, it has a GPS reciever too...now that could be useful! :-)

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Jan 27, 2012

The thing is that I have all my media on my PC...

Also the PC detects it just fine, but I need to copy my files to My Videos, Pictures...etc folders first! (-.- )

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