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Playstation Vita Snapping at the Heels of Nintendo for Dominance

By Andrew Burgon / phoenix@projectfellowship.com
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March 7, 2014

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The Playstation Vita is a Class Act

Sony’s Playstation Vita is a solid contender for the handheld gaming throne. Killer looks, better graphical output, touchscreen technology, controls and button layout, user interface design and game selection at launch as compared to Nintendo’s 3DS. It has a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor, a quad-core SGX543MP4+ GPU, 512MB of main memory and 128MB of VRAM.

The OLED screen is five-inches. That’s 960×544 pixels at ppi. The bright touchscreen offers crisp, colorful graphics.

Players can now play Playstation 4 supported titles on their PlayStation Vita via wireless LAN. There are limits though to how far away from your router you can play before play is affected negatively. Games like Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed 4 and Killzone: Shadow Fall are all playable on the Vita.

The Playstation Vita app called Near will search for other Playstation Vita’s close by and come back with information about what other players are playing, what they think of certain games provided that they’ve rated them and what trophies they’ve unlocked in the games they are playing. You can also win gifts in game and share these with other Vita users.

One of the titles on the Playstation Vita that gets a lot of praise is Killzone: Mercenary. A game noted for it’s visual punch and sensory overload. Definitely not for the fainthearted. You are given three modes to choose from. Mercenary Warfare, Guerrilla Warfare and Warzone. Mini-missions require you to kill the enemy, collect Valor cards and maybe even cross-examine those unfortunate enough to be held captive.

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