PSP And PlayStation Vita: History Repeating Itself?
Despite obvious improvements, Sony's latest machine has more in common with its predecessor than we thought.
By all accounts, Sony's PlayStation Vita is more attractive than PSP was in 2004. The company's newest system comes equipped with two analog sticks, a touch screen and built in cameras, features that consumers clamored for on the previous machine.
We'll even argue that the launch lineup's better, thanks in large part to Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
That said, there exist some obvious similarities between PSP and PlayStation Vita that, while neither good nor bad per se, make for interesting discussion.
PSP launched with a new Wipeout, Ridge Racer and Hot Shots Golf.
PlayStation Vita will launch with a new Wipeout, Ridge Racer and Hot Shots Golf.
PSP debuted in the U.S. at $249.99.
PlayStation Vita's Wi-Fi only model costs $249.99.
PSP was technologically superior to DS.
PlayStation Vita is technologically superior to 3DS.
Sony touted PSP as the most powerful handheld on the market, capable of providing a console quality experience on the go.
Sony touts PlayStation Vita as the most powerful handheld on the market, capable of providing a console quality experience on the go.
The original PSP featured poor battery life.
PlayStation Vita will feature poor battery life.
PSP first debuted in Japan December 12, 2004.
PlayStation Vita will debut in Japan December 17, 2011.