The PS Vita

The PS Vita

Jaime Vergara, Reporter

The PS Vita was released on December 17, 2011, and was a competitor to Nintendo’s 3Ds. It was fun to own because it was like a Nintendo Switch before the Switch came out.

The Vita had a touch screen on the front and back, cameras on the front and back, motion controls, and could connect to the ps3 and ps4. The games were cartridges like a Switch, but there was a problem with storage. The Vita didn’t have storage to download and had game saves. You could only use Sony-branded memory cards. There were 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB memory cards, but they were expensive then and now. That is one reason it wasn’t popular as the 3ds and the 3ds used any memory cards that were compatible with it.

On the PS Vita, you could play PS Vita games, PS1, PS2, PSP, and mobile games. On some models of the Vita you used to be able to use 3g with an AT&T sim card, but you can no longer use it nowadays.

The PS Store still works in 2023, but we don’t know when the store will get shut down. Everyone liked the Vita, but a great reason it wasn’t as popular as the 3ds, was that Sony didn’t support it as much. The reason Sony did this is that the PS4 launched, and it launched successfully, their main focus became the ps4, and they sort of forgot the PS Vita. Sony did update the Vita while the ps4 life cycle continued, but there weren’t many first-party titles released for the Vita. The PS Vita could have done much better if Sony continued to support it. Hopefully, we could get a newer PlayStation handheld in the future.