Sony Interactive Entertainment creates and markets the PlayStation Vita, a portable gaming system (PS Vita, or Vita). On December 17, 2011, it was initially made available in Japan. On February 22, 2012, it was made available in North America, Europe, and other worldwide locations. The Nintendo 3DS, the successor to the PlayStation Portable, was the PlayStation-branded platform's main adversary during the eighth generation of video game system.
A 5-inch (130 mm) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, two analog joysticks, front and shoulder push-button input, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and an optional 3G modem are all features of the handheld's initial design. The Vita contains an ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU and a quad-core SGX543MP GPU. The PS Vita 2000 series, an updated gadget model, was introduced in 2013 and 2014. The functionalities are the same, except it is substantially smaller, has a longer battery life, and has an LCD screen rather than an OLED screen. The PlayStation TV, a short-lived, repurposed Vita that lets users play video games on television was announced by Sony at the end of 2015. As of 2022, it will be Sony's last handheld console. The majority of PSP games are compatible with the device. The majority of PSP games are compatible with the device. The Sony PlayStation Store offers a variety of programs that can be used with the Vita, some of which come pre-loaded on the device. Other third-party apps that are often seen on mobile devices have also been made accessible on Vita. The card itself resembles an SD card in both size and shape. Game saves and patch data typically take up 5–10% of the available space on a game card. Standard memory cards, such as SD cards, are incompatible with the PS Vita; instead, data is stored on exclusive PS Vita memory cards, which come in capacities of 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. Applications or games must be relocated or deleted after the cap is reached to access those with more storage.
Maximum of 100 games and application can be stored on the device at a time.