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A couple of years ago, Sony released a portable gaming system called the PlayStation Vita (read our review PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Review And Giveaway PlayStation Vita 3G/Wi-Fi Review And Giveaway Today, we'll be taking a look at the PlayStation Vita (specifically the 3G/Wi-Fi model), Sony’s latest entry into the portable gaming space. How will it hold up? Read the review to find out. Plus, we'll... Read More ). This portable gaming console promised to bring gameplay experiences that rivaled those offered by the home console, and for the most part, it delivered. Where it didn’t bring the goods, however, was in sales, as the Vita was certainly not an overwhelming success. That being said, Sony is trucking on, having now released a major hardware revision that lowers the price while reducing the depth and weight of the console. It also makes a huge change to the screen, and it’s one that many perceive as a negative. Is this Vita Slim (also known as the Vita 2000) better than the original? Is it a reason to jump headfirst into Sony’s handheld platform if you’ve held off this long? Keep reading this review to find out!

Best of all, we have a $200 PlayStation Vita Slim Limited Edition Borderlands 2 bundle to give away, which also includes an 8GB memory card, so it has everything you need to start your Vita experience off right! Read through the review to find out how to win!

Introducing The PlayStation Vita Slim

The Slim version of the Vita is essentially the same console as the original as far as the way it plays games, but it does have some very key hardware differences that change things up. The first, and most obvious, is the size. It’s 20 percent thinner and 15 perceont lighter than the original. The next change comes to the screen, which is a more affordable LCD instead of the OLED that was installed on the original Vita. We’ll dig deeper into what these changes mean for you, the gamer, a little later in the review, but they are definitely important to know right away.

The Vita exists in the portable gaming space, one dominated by Nintendo with its 3DS. When the first Vita came out, Nintendo had a price edge, but now the 3DS XL (read our review Nintendo 3DS XL Review and Giveaway Nintendo 3DS XL Review and Giveaway Among all the big names in gaming consoles, Nintendo is definitely among the top favorites. As a '90s kid, I associate much of my childhood with playing Nintendo games. I remember growing up with the... Read More ) actually retails for $200, which is exactly the same as the new Vita Slim. However, the Slim actually comes with a copy of Borderlands 2, which actually makes it a slightly better value than the 3DS. Of course, Nintendo also offers the regular 3DS and the 2DS (read our review Nintendo 2DS Review & Giveaway Nintendo 2DS Review & Giveaway We're giving this Nintendo 2DS with a copy of Pokemon X away to one lucky reader! But first, here's what we think of Nintendo's latest portable gaming console. Read More ) at $169 and $129 respectively. It’s really going to come down to the kinds of gameplay experiences you’re looking for, and we’ll get into just what you can expect from the Vita Slim in that regard soon.

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Initial Impressions

Upon opening the box, a few things that became apparent right away. The first thing you’ll notice, provided you’ve actually used the original Vita, is the size difference. While the Vita 2000 is only 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter, you can actually really feel the difference. It doesn’t sound like much purely from the numbers, which is why it surprised me how much I noticed the change. It’s a welcomed improvement, though going back to my original Vita feels quite heavy now by comparison.

The other thing I noticed right away was the change to the charger port. The first Vita used its own charger port, and the Vita Slim has switched to a microUSB cable, which will make it easier to find a charger for your console while you are out and about. It’s a relatively subtle difference in the grand scheme of things, but it’s definitely a nice convenience, and it’s a smart move on Sony’s part for making this switch.

Overall, I was initially very happy with the Vita Slim. You can immediately see that it maintains the core of what made the original Vita such a good console, but of course, the original had some problems as well. Did the Slim fix those? Did it introduce some new issues?

Design

Before we look at how the device plays games, let’s take a closer look at the design of the console itself, as that’s where many of the big changes between this and the previous Vita have come into play. The one we mentioned before is the size and weight, and this is a big change. Hardcore gamers tend to play games for a long time, and the reduction in weight can keep your hands feeling fresh and pain-free. Sure, it’s only 15 percent lighter, but it ends up making a huge difference in your gameplay sessions. The depth changes, however, are far less noticeable while actually playing games, but if you’re carrying your Vita around in your pocket, the fact that it’s a little bit thinner makes it easier to transport.

Another design change that I love about this Vita Slim is a slight reduction to the size of the rear touch panel. This allows for a slightly larger grip area, which makes holding the device more comfortable. However, it’s not perfect, and as someone with long fingers, I still feel like I have to work them into a weird position to make sure I don’t tap the rear touch panel by mistake. It was a major problem I had with the original Vita; even with the smaller rear panel, it persists on the 2000. That being said, it’s only a problem for games that utilizes the rear touch panel, so it’s not an issue that applies all the time.

A small design change that helps improve the experience comes to the Start, Select, and PS button. On the original device, they were pretty much flush to the console, but on the Vita Slim, they stick out a bit. This makes it easier to press them, and they offer a little more feel, so you can actually tell that you have successfully pressed them right away. The old buttons weren’t necessarily bad, but the new ones are most certainly better.

The biggest change to the new Vita is the screen. The Slim has an LCD screen, while the original had an OLED. Sony clearly made this move to cut costs, and those savings are reflected in the price of the device itself, but unfortunately, picture quality does suffer a bit. You’ll definitely see the difference in the colors. Everything looks much more vibrant on the original’s OLED display, while colors appear a little more washed out on the Slim. It’s more evident when you look at the two consoles side-by-side, but if you’ve only seen the Vita Slim, it still looks beautiful, and you’re saving some money, so it’s hard to complain. It’s a slight downgrade, but it’s not one that’s a deal breaker, as the Vita Slim still outputs fantastic visuals.

One other design issue I have with the Vita is the placement of the joysticks. While having dual joysticks is fantastic for playing games like first-person shooters, they are close the far edge of the console. On traditional game controllers, the joysticks are placed further in the center of the device, allowing you to play with your thumbs extended. With the Vita, you have to pull your thumbs in tight, causing your hands to form a claw-like position. When I first got my original Vita, this cause hand cramps. I’ve grown used to it over time, but if you’re new the world of Vita, it’s definitely something to look out for.

Overall, I am happy with the design of the Vita Slim, both on its own and as an upgrade to the original. Sure, the screen is not as good in comparison, but everything else is an improvement. It still has the standard control options with a d-pad, two joysticks, four face buttons, and two shoulder buttons, so you’re able to get the experience you expect from a home console. For the most part, it delivers as far as being a well-designed portable gaming console with just a few small flaws.

Specs

With any gaming device, you’re going to want to know just what’s hiding under the hood, and in the case of the Vita Slim, what’s on the outside is also just as important. So without further delay, let’s take a look at the specs of the PlayStation Vita Slim:

    • Screen: Five inch LCD with a 960 X 240 resolution
    • Processor: 2GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor, Quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4+ graphics
    • RAM: 512 MB
    • Storage Capacity: 1GB of built-in storage. However, it can only be used when no memory card is inserted
    • Battery: 2210 mAh (same size as original Vita, however rated to last about an hour longer)

All in all, the gameplay specs didn’t change from the first Vita, and that’s because the games need to be compatible. However, you will notice the slightly improved battery life. Considering the original Vita could only last for about four hours, that extra hour is a welcomed change, especially if you plan on using this console on a plane or anywhere else a power outlet might not be readily available.

Playing Games On It

As far as portable gaming goes for players who are seeking a home console-like experience, the Vita Slim is in a league all its own. Phones can’t compete, nor can Nintendo’s 3DS. It all comes down to the dual joysticks, which opens up a world of options. Sadly, the Vita didn’t take off in the way Sony hoped, and as such, the game library didn’t grow in the same way as the 3DS’ did. However, the number of games has grown vastly over the last couple of years, and that’s in large part thanks to Cross-Buy 5 Of The Best Cross-Buy PlayStation Games You Should Play 5 Of The Best Cross-Buy PlayStation Games You Should Play Looking for value? Looking for games you can sink your teeth into, whether you're at home or on the go? These Cross-Buy PlayStation games have you covered. Read More , a feature that lets game developers sell a game on the home and portable consoles for one price. It’s great value, and one that has made the Vita a far more appealing choice, as you can start playing a game at home and pick it up where you left off on the go.

As for full retail releases, the Vita is something of a ghost town. Sure, some games have come out, but if you’re thinking of buying this to go out and play traditional AAA releases, you’re going to be somewhat disappointed.

The launch of the PS4 (read our review Sony PlayStation 4 Review And Giveaway Sony PlayStation 4 Review And Giveaway Ladies and gentlemen, the next generation of video game consoles is here, with the Sony PlayStation 4! Read More ) has also helped the Vita a great deal, as you can stream games over your local network from the console to the Vita. Unfortunately, I don’t own a PS4 to test the feature, but reports indicate that it works well, as long as you have a very strong local WiFi connection.

Game library aside, the Vita delivers a fantastic gameplay experience. The design flaws I mentioned earlier show through here, but I still feel that it rivals the 3DS in terms of gameplay quality. The controls feel good, there’s all the buttons you need to play games, and it just works. Personally, I am not a fan of the rear touch pad, but thankfully, many games don’t use it all, which makes me quite happy.

If you’re after a console that’s a purebred gaming device, the Vita has you covered. It’s right up there with the 3DS in quality. Choosing between the two is really going to come to which system has the games you want to play.

Wrapping Up

In the end, I love the Vita Slim. Some changes made the system quite a bit better. It didn’t fix all of the problems present in the original Vita, but it addressed most of them. Sure, the screen is not as good, but it’s really not that significant. Add in the improved library of games, the ability to stream PS4 games to the Vita, and Cross-Buy games; now is the perfect time to jump in and snag a Vita Slim.

Our verdict of the PlayStation Vita Slim:
MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it if you don’t already have a Vita. There’s no reason to upgrade if you’ve already purchased the first one.
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  1. Klyde Casili
    September 13, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    good day everyone :)
    this giveaway is sooo amazing big gift....

    #philipines

  2. 4SaleUSA
    February 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Wonderful....you make it an easiest way to complete the methods.

  3. Melvis L
    October 25, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Who is the winner?

  4. madeline connolly
    October 18, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    great giveway

  5. Qasim Mahmood
    October 18, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Other than Persona 4, what great games are there on the Vita?

  6. LINDSEY CLARK
    October 18, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    In the grand scheme of things, considering everything out there, how likely would it be that you would buy this yourself?

  7. Heather Haigh
    October 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Are there any adventure quiz type games?

  8. Oleg
    October 18, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Good day. How long the device is charging from 0 to 100 percent?

  9. Anna Marie M.
    October 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    What games can I play that suits best for PS Vita Slim?

  10. Tanya White
    October 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    When is the next hand held going to come out from Sony?

  11. raymond crisostomo
    October 18, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    does it have any other color? lol

  12. Pam flynn
    October 18, 2014 at 3:06 am

    How easy is the connection to WiFi & security.

  13. manusan
    October 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    great giveaway...the ps vita is underrated :)

  14. Gill Mitchell
    October 17, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    What are the best games please?

  15. Sandra Hilke
    October 17, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    <3

  16. Stacie Clark
    October 17, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Will PS continue to make games for this handheld? Seems like I no sooner buy one and something new comes out, and all the good new games are always for the newer device.

  17. Pauline
    October 16, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Love the specs, thanks!

  18. Brian
    October 16, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    The only game I've been interested on the Vita is the Katamari one and Zero Escape (which also has a 3DS version). Although I suppose there's a lot of VNs I'm missing out on by not having a Vita...

  19. Mabel Alcantara
    October 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    I want this so badly! I hope i win. I am addict computer games. And that's my dream is PS Vita.

  20. Mabel Alcantara
    October 16, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    I want this so badly! I hope i win

  21. arjayssa eryes
    October 16, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    How many hours that it last when you use it?

  22. sheila askins
    October 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    I would like to know, the durability of the Vita. As this would be something for my daughter. Would you recommend a protection case? if they are available? ty! and TY for the chance to win!

  23. Zak Laughton
    October 16, 2014 at 10:15 am

    How much can you customize the Vita's OS?

  24. Rica
    October 16, 2014 at 8:46 am

    how long does the battery last?

  25. Firdaus
    October 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    How long can the battery last per charge?

  26. Sebastian Alba
    October 15, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I had the original psp as my first ever electronic handed down by a sibling. It was incredible for me and had a lot of memories playing with others in public with the incredible device. I took care of it for 6 years until it was stolen, even though it was considered an old piece of hardware. Anyway, I'm looking forward to see the ps vita showing respect to its older predecessor.

  27. cylina williams
    October 15, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Is it upgradable and can you get extra battery packs?

  28. walid ben slama
    October 15, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    omg i really appreciate the opprtunities that this sites is providing ,for me it's like a dream because i don't have that kind of money to buy smart phones or consoles ,...

  29. snjezana
    October 15, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    How long is battery life?

  30. Lorenzo
    October 15, 2014 at 7:35 am

    battery life?
    Can I do using other apps than games?

  31. joretta foster
    October 15, 2014 at 2:14 am

    what games does it play?

  32. Aaron
    October 15, 2014 at 1:59 am

    How long does the battery last?

  33. lorraine clayton
    October 14, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    David - Nice shirt. Lets Go Flyers!!!

  34. Kelly
    October 14, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I have only tried them in the shops on the displays so I didn't have a great basis for any comments or anything new for them. Its hard to work the double controllers to begin with.

  35. JTT
    October 14, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Battery life and mods/hacks/homebrew :)

  36. Tim Marshall
    October 13, 2014 at 1:11 am

    seems very versatile !

  37. David Smith
    October 12, 2014 at 8:53 am

    What Wi-Fi speeds does the Vita Slim support, does it have 802.11(ac) capability?

  38. Stephanie L
    October 12, 2014 at 8:04 am

    One thing I see nice about this version is that it no longer requires a proprietary cable for charging, but instead it can use any micro USB cable. Which is good for using a portable external battery charger, that of Sony's (PlayStation Vita Portable Charger that has 5,000 mAh) or another brand.

  39. Mar
    October 12, 2014 at 2:28 am

    This might help bring it back there hasn't been much happening with it for a while.

  40. Mar
    October 12, 2014 at 2:26 am

    This might bring the psvita back there hasn't really been much happening with it

  41. Kricket Fountain
    October 11, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Hey Dave! Thanks for the chance to win! My daughter LOVES gaming, is the Playstation Vita suitable for 10 yr old girls??

  42. Raja
    October 11, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    battery life

  43. Solomon
    October 11, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Not so much into game but i would like to make a great entry into game with the new playstation. This mine i believe

  44. David Essex (@TattooedBear)
    October 10, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Does the Vita Slim come in different colors? I love the black. I've seen one I thought was red. Maybe it was a skin?

  45. Teresa Null
    October 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    I have 10 grandchildren.. so we have everything that goes with games except this!!! i had no idea about this one.. I know that i have not saw any of them with one.. they start so young these days.. i know that the 2 and 4 year old can do a lot on the games and everything they want to do with iPod and iPhones.. it is amazing.. thank you for coming out with what i am sure will be a great addition to their collection!! Thank you so much for the chance!!

  46. senal
    October 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    great giveaway!! battery life please :)

  47. Vahit Yaver
    October 10, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Connection capabilities.

  48. sahil
    October 10, 2014 at 3:41 am

    if i win this this would be my 1st gaming console.( :-> ) i m very excited how it would be... $ /_ ! //
    PS vita.thank u makeuseof for this giveaway.

  49. jo ann
    October 9, 2014 at 9:44 am

    it was a touch screen, can use internet with built in apps like facebook and skype (with front cam) is it right?

  50. Gülbahar D.
    October 8, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    This is really good.

  51. Gökhan G.
    October 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    This is nice.

  52. Stephanie Whitehouse
    October 8, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Might my 86 year old mother enjoy it - she gets bored

  53. Monika
    October 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    about its battery life, and connectivity

  54. Paul Wilson
    October 8, 2014 at 12:20 am

    What's the medium/long-term future of the Vita?

  55. Darrell Bowman
    October 7, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Someone else asked... battery life?

  56. Tiffany Dover
    October 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    I would love to know what the battery life is like!

  57. mica jannele
    October 7, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    battery life?

  58. Rahul
    October 7, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Every one will like to have PlayStation Vita Slim.
    We can run NES GBA Roms on it too :D you can google it.

  59. Adly Asraf
    October 7, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Which one is better, 3DS or Vita?

  60. Jo-Anne Gabral
    October 7, 2014 at 2:45 am

    i like it,, try to play other games using this.. i love it

  61. Dan J (Kilgore T)
    October 6, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Can it bake cookies?

  62. Bill
    October 6, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I'll just read the manual after I receive it.

  63. Ryan Cahill
    October 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Can I port homebrew to it yet? ;)

  64. Alexander G
    October 6, 2014 at 1:51 am

    About games

  65. Neil
    October 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Winning this would be great!

  66. Abdelrahman El-Feky
    October 5, 2014 at 8:53 am

    What about the battery life?

  67. donna makayak
    October 5, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Can it play a music list?

  68. sandra
    October 4, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    is this suitable for a 7-year-old?

  69. Anna Johnson
    October 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Durability and battery life

  70. Eric
    October 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Is the battery good?

    • Emlyn
      October 7, 2014 at 1:51 pm

      The battery on mine lasts about 5-6 hours when in use, brightness and volume are normally pretty low with wifi on, I reckon I could get 7 hours without wifi

      Not to sure about standby

  71. Sumbul Aslam
    October 4, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Wow its impressive .....Loving the looks of it

  72. Trong Hieu Hoang
    October 4, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Can it play music

    • Emlyn
      October 7, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      Yes, it has a built in media player (music and videos) theres also a youtube app on the PSN store that works well.

  73. Chris
    October 4, 2014 at 12:32 am

    Hopefully some good titles will actually be released this time

  74. rANDOM
    October 3, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    cOOL

  75. Jamil Ahmed
    October 3, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I like it.

  76. Tina Bredbury
    October 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    I'd love to get one for my son. Do kids seem to like it ? He's almost 7.

  77. Pradeep
    October 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I never had a PS console of my own but I played it in several friends' and relatives' house. and I've been a fan of the Play Station company. If I had the money I would surely buy it. By the way thanks for the review, it extended a bit more knowledge about the Vita.

  78. Asjad
    October 3, 2014 at 10:09 am

    will the battery last 2 hours of continous play?

    • Emlyn
      October 7, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      Yes, and more, I tend to get about 5-6 hours

  79. Mikhail K.
    October 3, 2014 at 8:22 am

    If it so slim, how about battery life

  80. jayjay
    October 3, 2014 at 6:56 am

    latest model?

  81. Cat Quiambao
    October 3, 2014 at 5:46 am

    i love PSPs... :D my question is, will you give this one to me? :D

  82. Thomas Stachelski
    October 3, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Does it come with a carry case?

    • Emlyn
      October 7, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      Mine just came with the console, charger and paper work, cant say if MUo will throw one in or not though.

  83. Beatrice P
    October 3, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Is it lightweight?

  84. Helen W
    October 3, 2014 at 12:40 am

    how does the battery life compare to a tablet?

  85. Peter H
    October 3, 2014 at 12:35 am

    What are the "must have" games for this device and what would that cost me?

  86. Julian
    October 2, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    How is the experiences as a remote play device for PS4?

  87. Bogdan
    October 2, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Is it the last portative console from Sony?

  88. Ellie D
    October 2, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Hope I win it! Looks awesome!

  89. E
    October 2, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the device.

  90. Ramon Martinez
    October 2, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Can I use my older PSP games to the new PSVita slim?

  91. Katie Corr
    October 2, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Can old farts like me use it without any trouble?

  92. Doc
    October 2, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    This looks like a very nice portable system, although the use of proprietary memory cards still sucks. When will Sony learn that SD cards won the format wars, and Memory Sticks (and Vita's cards, incompatible with *those* even), lost?

  93. Druv Boodoo
    October 2, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Will there be better games on this platform compared to Android which has much broader titles?

  94. Frances Martinez
    October 2, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    this looks fun my grandkids would love this

  95. Santosh Reddy
    October 2, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I need it. Fanatstic review!

  96. Jake
    October 2, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    About how much will a pawn shop give me for this?

  97. blyskalp
    October 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Keep up the good work.

  98. Mark Cook
    October 2, 2014 at 10:05 am

    well it all sounds good, does it come with a sleeve, or carry case?

  99. Ahm3D
    October 2, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Can it use a wireless controal ?

  100. Deepak Singh Jadon
    October 2, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I Want this

  101. Beh Han
    October 2, 2014 at 8:49 am

    How's the battery life?

  102. Santosh Reddy
    October 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Massive Handled Gaming!

  103. Junil M
    October 2, 2014 at 7:17 am

    This is great.

  104. Christopher Wetmore
    October 2, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Is this a good handheld for a beginner?

  105. Tanvir Chowdhury
    October 2, 2014 at 5:14 am

    I actually have no questions

  106. Lakshay Vinod Kaushik
    October 2, 2014 at 4:19 am

    how long does the battery life lasts?

  107. Dewa Arga Candra
    October 2, 2014 at 3:54 am

    where still better to play a game
    analog controller or touchscreen

  108. David V.
    October 2, 2014 at 1:33 am

    As others asked the battery life should have been compared at the least between both Vitas, but comparing it to the PSPs would have been even more interesting.

  109. Cheryl H
    October 2, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Not sure whether to get one or not.

  110. Cody Omath
    October 2, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Do you like the thumbsticks, buttons, and triggers besides the placement?

  111. Josh
    October 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

    How's the web browsing?

  112. Ryan
    October 1, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    What is the best game?

  113. Sam Kar
    October 1, 2014 at 10:01 pm

    no questions from my side

  114. Cameron Williams
    October 1, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I was always a fan of the PSP because the custom firmware allowed me to get emulators for old consoles to play older games on the go. Is there a community that develops similar firmware and software for the PS Vita?

  115. Marizza Domingo
    October 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    What about battery life, is it a yay or a nay?

  116. dirk moser
    October 1, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    also want to know about the battery life, seems you should think about this in the future

  117. Sasa Kliska
    October 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Will it support game streaming?

  118. Nitin Hassija
    October 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    hows the battery life & browsing experience?

  119. Jennifer Phillips
    October 1, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    The same as others, just battery life is what I would like to know more about.

  120. Travis Faulkner
    October 1, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I dont even know how to feel about a handheld console that you dont buy physical games for. Is it as satisfying to buy a digital game?

  121. Racquelle
    October 1, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    How is the web browsing?

  122. Justin
    October 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Seems like you pretty much covered everything. The only thing you didn't mention is whether or not it's compatible with bluetooth headphones.

  123. KaushikMedhi
    October 1, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Don't you think 512 MB RAM is less and will slowdown heavy games ???

  124. jarvis j
    October 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    nothing much

  125. Alexandra-elisabet Dorofte
    October 1, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    is it worth it?

  126. Andrey M.
    October 1, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Great device! how to increase the battery power? is it possible?

  127. Jonathan Schwartz
    October 1, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Do you prefer Nintendo 3DS or Sony PSVita?

  128. Youssef Azza
    October 1, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    How long is the battery life?

  129. Brian
    October 1, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Does it still use proprietary memory cards?

  130. Jesse
    October 1, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Does the internet browser support flash?

  131. Deana
    October 1, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Curious about the battery life as well! We take long road trips! :)

  132. Lorenz de Guzman
    October 1, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Does PS Vita have a rumble future?

  133. Melanie Westermann
    October 1, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    How long is the battery life?

  134. Nissan K
    October 1, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Want!!! Just....Want!

  135. karina l
    October 1, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Will they make a waterproof one, one day? I want to play with my playstation in the bath!

  136. danq
    October 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Does this play all PS4 games or is it just a sub-set?

  137. Grant R
    October 1, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Looks fun!

  138. Valery Ramirez
    October 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    What about the online gaming with the psp vita?

  139. Juan Camargo
    October 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I want to get my game on. And try to use it as a tablet.

  140. Alfred Chan
    October 1, 2014 at 10:53 am

    How lasting is the battery for single charge? Thanks. :)

  141. Ilaria carraro
    October 1, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Is it difficult to use?

  142. jodie crossley
    October 1, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Just wondering how long the battery life is, thanks

  143. Boris G
    October 1, 2014 at 8:41 am

    How's its battery doing?

  144. Carrie Demas
    October 1, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I hope this is where we are suppose to post our question. It asked me to post a question about the Sheild Tablet, but I think that might have been wrong. My question is about the PlayStation Vita Slim...are there a lot of appropriate kids games available for it? My son doesn't have any type of of mobile gaming device.....I've been wanting to get him one for awhile now, just not in the budget. Also, how long does the battery last?

  145. Csanad
    October 1, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Price range for games?

  146. Alex
    October 1, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Do you think the improved battery life has to to with the change from oled to lcd screen?

  147. Haravind kumar
    October 1, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Is it worth buy?

  148. Francesco Fiorino
    October 1, 2014 at 6:14 am

    How is web browsing on it?

  149. Jon Heil
    October 1, 2014 at 5:14 am

    Hope it has good battery and web access

  150. Theresa C.
    October 1, 2014 at 4:29 am

    I'm definitely interested.

  151. Robert Dillon
    October 1, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Not sure about the Shield Tablet, but I'd like to win the PS Vita. It looks quite fun.

  152. Nimsrules
    October 1, 2014 at 3:38 am

    How's the support provided by their tech end?

  153. Andreia L
    October 1, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Is it an excellent alternative to a laptop in gaming?

  154. Judy T
    October 1, 2014 at 2:36 am

    This is awesome! Not a shield tablet but maybe better :)

  155. Sledge Tiberius Sparrow
    October 1, 2014 at 2:36 am

    Could someone read these articles before publishling them? Or at least run a find/replace to change the word "actually" to something else a few times. Found it really hard to concentrate on the content of the article with so much repition of this word going on.

  156. Magnolia B
    October 1, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Wish it came in a variety of colors.

  157. Nanang S
    October 1, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Can it play with hi-resolution game?

  158. john knight
    October 1, 2014 at 1:59 am

    How is battery life compared to previous model?

  159. Gaurav B
    October 1, 2014 at 1:54 am

    How bad are the hand cramps due to joysticks positioning? As it is I am suffering enough using the mouse at work, don't need more aggravations.

  160. James A
    October 1, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Do they make any aftermarket battery case combinations?

  161. Boogs B
    October 1, 2014 at 1:37 am

    hey dave, how many hours of extreme gaming can it provide?

  162. Edward S.
    October 1, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Is the handheld game market still increasing? I would guess items like this are shrinking in market share with the ever increasing power of phones and tablets.

  163. Wilbert Yong
    October 1, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Does it has heating issue?

  164. Johan Chester Rayos
    October 1, 2014 at 12:43 am

    uhmm. Why are you asking about the shield tablet when this review is about the ps vita slim? Must have made a mistake there.
    Well, the battery is a little draw back. I never had any psp before so I dont know how long does the ps battery really last but base on experience on using one of my friends psp, it last only for around 2hrs of straight usage.

  165. steve weber
    October 1, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Id be happy to win any of your giveaways.. you giveaway such amazing prizes!!

  166. Torvic T
    October 1, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Is the shield tablet is capable of doing multitasking? I mean, it design for games, is the cpu enough for running multiple apps without lagging?

  167. Donny B
    October 1, 2014 at 12:27 am

    i would to give one a try i have never been close to one

  168. Pablo
    October 1, 2014 at 12:27 am

    i don't want to know nothing about the tablet

  169. Josué D
    October 1, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Still waiting for Sony to add an UMD drive to it, make the sticks also buttons (clickable), add rumble/vibration/ haptic/force feedback to it, tv-out, damage resistant screen (Gorilla glass; Dragontrail), much better cameras than the current crappy ones, and a decent local internal storage space THAT CAN BE ACCESSED AND USED REGARDLESS OF WETHER THERE IS A MEMORY CARD IN OR NOT, to want to buy one, if I'm getting it free though, sure!, then I'm not complaining.

  170. David Yang
    October 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

    How does it compare to this product?

  171. Jonathan S.
    September 30, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Dave - what's your favorite way to tote the Shield tablet around? Folio? Keyboard case? Leather cover?

  172. Kevin D
    September 30, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    How is the battery life. That's what bothers me the most with these things.

  173. Chris
    September 30, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Great handheld system or the greatest handheld system?

  174. Anita
    September 30, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    You explain things well,thanks

  175. Steven E
    September 30, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    how can I get your job? lol

  176. Jason P
    September 30, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Good for gaming hard?

  177. b00ker
    September 30, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    For what else need it?

  178. Jared Z
    September 30, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Whens it gonna be 50 bucks

  179. Linda F
    September 30, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    How long is the Battery Life

  180. Endracion
    September 30, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Wrong question lol, but I'm hoping the battery life can be extended somehow - 1 extra hour isn't that great over the original.

  181. Eric R
    September 30, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    Battery life span

  182. B Kautz
    September 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    How good is the web capability

  183. Matt O.
    September 30, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I hope I win this since I'm about to buy a PS4

  184. Alessio A
    September 30, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I have no questions about the tablet :D

  185. marcelo
    September 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Need a vita, because I'm addicted!

  186. Barb Carlson
    September 30, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Well now, how cool is this!

  187. Diana Corlett
    September 30, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Would this be a good introductory playstation for a ten year old?

  188. Shane P.
    September 30, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Excited about this bad boy.

  189. Elinor Semira
    September 30, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Is it for the hardcore gamers only?

  190. ??????? ?
    September 30, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Only in black?

  191. Amir M
    September 30, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    can you play older games on the new vita?

  192. moorandro
    September 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    What's the battery time stat it if you use it continously?

  193. Philip Austin
    September 30, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Would You Say It Is The Best Hand Held Playstation To Date ?

    And Is It Worth The Dough ?

  194. Michael K
    September 30, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    hmm the shield tablet, well ok battery time on actual usage :-)and make that a question for the Vita also ;--)

  195. Jarred S.
    September 30, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Did you have an opportunity to test the streaming from PS4? If so how was it?

  196. Denis K
    September 30, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    You forgot to change the question in the form

  197. Andrew
    September 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Can I stream games from a PS3 to this?

  198. Kierlevin S
    September 30, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    more info about the processor used in the tablets and other devices

  199. Luis A Ramos Jr
    September 30, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    I would like to win since I never had the original psp vita and would like to try the PS Vita Slim it.

  200. Rebecca P
    September 30, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    How durable is this for a child?

  201. Tate S
    September 30, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Does it bend too? :P

  202. Bjørnar B
    September 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    batterilife

  203. Jesse S
    September 30, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Still the best way to experience "PSOne" classics like "FF7", "FF8", "FF9" and "Red Alert: Retaliations" Skirmish Mode. As well as the "PSPGo" classics like "Power Stone Collections", "MidNight Club 3" and "Monster Hunter Freedom Unite". ^_^

  204. Algernon Clayton
    September 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Wud love 2 win this one for my 12 yo son...Awesome device.

  205. ptrix
    September 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    what kind of battery life does it have?

  206. Umar Anjum
    September 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Dont know to be honest

  207. Laurel N
    September 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Love video games!

  208. Kim M
    September 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    No questions Dave but I would sure like to win this baby!

  209. Stephen Potter
    September 30, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Why is the giveaway form asking me to ask a question about the Shield tablet? That's my question....

  210. Piotr Cz.
    September 30, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Ok, the giveaway widget is telling me to ask a question about Shield Tablet. Is it your mistake or did my browser (Chrome) happen to mix widgets with this giveaway: http://muo.fm/1qPc80x ?

    Anyway, as for the question, what do the games look like compared to Android games?

  211. Radite P
    September 30, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    What processor is used in Shield tablet?

  212. Antonio I
    September 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    is the battery a long lasting one?

  213. Michael
    September 30, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Is battery life an issue?

  214. john
    September 30, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    looks like fun

  215. Carlos M
    September 30, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    How is the game streaming experience?

  216. Tri N
    September 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Would it bend like a iPhone6 :v

  217. NYZ
    September 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Hope can have one and play with brother

  218. Leonardo P
    September 30, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    fluidity

  219. James
    September 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Will the new design be slimmer?

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