The PlayStation Vita (PS Vita, or Vita) is a handheld video game console. Developed and marketed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was first release in Japan on December 17, 2011, and in North America, Europe. And other international territories beginning on February 22, 2012. The console is the successor to the PlayStation Portable, and a part of the PlayStation brand of gaming devices. As part of the eighth generation of video game consoles, it primarily competed with the Nintendo 3DS.
The original model of the handheld includes a 5-inch (130 mm) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, two analog joysticks. And front and shoulder push-button input, and supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and optional 3G. The Vita features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU and a quad-core SGX543MP GPU. The PS Vita 2000 series, a revised version of the system, was release across 2013 and 2014. It has all of the same features with a slightly smaller size, extended battery life. And an LCD screen instead of OLED. Sony release the PlayStation TV, a short-lived, re-purposed version of the Vita that uses a television screen like a home video game console, discontinued at the end of 2015. As of 2022 it is Sony’s last handheld console.