Sony Announces PS Vita’s Hardware Specs

Sony Announces PS Vita's Hardware Specs

Sony has announced the hardware specifications of its upcoming successor to PlayStation Portable(PSP), the PlayStation Vita.

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PS Vita will have a 5-inch OLED capacitive touch-screen(960 x 544) capable of multi-touch, 512MB of RAM, 128MB of VRAM, powered by an ARM Cortex Quad-Core A9 chip and a PowerVR SGX GPU. There will be two VGA cameras(front and rear) capable of capturing images at 60 fps.

Additional features include 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 3G radio(optional), ports for game cards, memory cards, SIM cards (only 3G-equipped models), and a multi-use port that can support DC power input, USB, audio input and serial data.

PS Vita will also allow users:

  • To exchange content without opening the device — similar to Nintendo 3DS Streetpass (Near System)
  • To voice chat during games (Party Mode)
  • To receive announcements from developers (LiveArea)
  • To leave feedback, check recent achievements and trophies of friends (Activity Feed)

Full Specifications:

  • CPU – ARM Cortex A9 core (4 core)
  • GPU – SGX543MP4+
  • Screen – 5 inches, 960 x 544 (16:9), Approx. 16 million colors, OLED Multi touch screen, capacitive
  • Memory – 512MB
  • VRAM – 512MB
  • Cameras – Front [email protected]×240(QVGA), [email protected]×480(VGA)
  • Rear – Up to 640×480(VGA)
  • Dimensions – 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm WHD


  • 3G (On 3G model only)
  • 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)
  • Ports – Vita slot, memory card, SIM (3G model only), multi-use port, audio, serial data, headset jack, accessory port

Supported formats 

  • Music – MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM)
  • Videos – MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC)
  • Photos – JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG
[via PlayStation Blog]