Difference Between Sony PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) and PSP go

Sony PlayStation Vita vs PSP go | PS Vita vs PSP go

PSP go was intended to be the successor of PSP gaming consoles and though it was sleek and worked without UMD, it didn’t really catch on with the gamers of the world. With the recent launch of Playstation Vita, it is certain that it is curtain times for PSP go. However, it makes sense to compare the two devices to find out the differences between PSP Go and PS Vita.

PlayStation Vita (PS Vita)

Sony, which had been working on its next generation portable entertainment system (NGP) for the last one year has finally unveiled PS Vita, the ultimate gaming console to take on the might of Nintendo and Microsoft. PS Vita is an attempt to combine gaming experience with social connectivity and make gaming as close to real world as possible.

PS Vita sports a huge 5 inch OLED touch screen that seems big for those having small hands. But the oval shaped design makes gripping of the soft multi-touch pad at the back easy and provides two analog control sticks. The multi touch pad on the rear gives a new gaming experience with better interaction with the game .The resolution of the display is 960×544 pixels which is extremely bright and makes gaming possible in broad daylight. The OLED screen provides for much wider gaming angles without fadeouts. PS Vita is a dual camera device and gamers can share their pictures with their friends on social networking sites in an instant.

PS Vita has a much powerful processor in quad core ARM Cortex A-9 and SGX543MP4+ GPU which provides for a rewarding gaming experience. PS Vita is available in both Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus 3G models. PS Vita has many new features like the multi-touch pad at the back that enables touch, grab, push and pull almost like 3D experience. The presence of analog sticks means many more games in diverse genres to be played on Vita which is really exciting for the gamers.

PS Vita has an exciting pre installed app called Party that allows users to video chat or text chat with friends even when they are not playing online game. It has another app called Near that gives Vita users information about other vita users in the vicinity and the game they are playing. They can share game information. The application also allows location based gaming feature like sending virtual gifts. Sony is releasing many new titles to enjoy with PS Vita.

PS Vita has six-axis motion control system and three-axis e-compass. Apart from built in microphones, it also has built in stereo speakers that produce wonderful sound with games. PS Vita has Wi-Fi 802b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1+EDR (supports A2DP for stereo headset) and mobile network connectivity (for 3G + Wi-Fi model only). For location based it has built-in GPS with 3G + Wi-Fi model.

PS Vita is available at a price of $249 for Wi-Fi while 3G+Wi-Fi model is available for $299.

PSP go

PSP was launched in 2004 and Sony sold millions of units of PSP 1000, 2000, and 3000 along with the Fresh and Lite versions. It was in 2009 that Sony came up with PSP go, giving up on UMD drive in favor of 16 GB of internal hard drive with the ability of downloading of games from Playstation network.

PSP Go is not only sleeker and more stylish that its predecessors, it is most compact in the PSP series of gaming devices. It has a nice 3.8 inch touchscreen that produces the same resolution of 480×272 pixels as its older siblings. It is Wi-Fi and allows for Bluetooth connectivity. It also features TV out facility that allows gamers to play their games on a large screen should they so desire. There is a unique slider that pops up the screen with controls on the lower pad. It also has Skype, DLNA, Internet Browser and Internet Search features.

Connectivity is a bit disappointing though, only Wi-Fi 802.11b being available.  There is not much space for storage and you can hardly store 7-8 heavy games. The number of games available on Playstation is less which is disappointing as there were many more with earlier PSP devices with UMD. PSP Go is available at a price of $200.

Comparison between Sony PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) and PSP go

• Screen of Vita is much bigger (5 inch) than PSP Go (3.8 inch)

• The display of Vita produces much higher resolution (960×544 pixels) than PSP Go (480×272 pixels)

• In addition to the two analog sticks PS Vita has a multi touch pad on the rear for better interaction with the game.

• PSP Go has no cameras whereas Vita is a dual camera device

• Vita has much better connectivity (802.11b/g/n) while PSP Go has just 802.11b.

• Vita has a faster processor than PSP Go.

• PlayStation Vita has 3G network support for connectivity and Built-in GPS (only in 3G+Wi-Fi model)