Its only days way now for Sony’s next gen handheld console, Playstation Vita to go on sale in Europe. Design wise it looks similar to the existing PSP, but it is much larger with a capacitive 5-inch OLED touchscreen display. Look more carefully then you can see 2 analogue sticks, correcting the PSP’s flawed nub design. Gone is the UMD drive of the PSP, replaced by new SD card size cards for games and yet another Sony proprietary memory card design as the Vita is devoid of any internal storage, a slight flaw in the execution by Sony.
Gone to is the XMB bar design of Sony’s Playstation existing console replaced by a new touchscreen friendly interface.
Engadget reckons the Sony’s latest contender is a little late to the game, nearly a year following the 3DS’ debut. Still, the Vita istechnically a stronger player. However like other reviewers they are unsure whether the Vita can compete with rivals from smartphones alike.