PHONES AND TABLETS
have become powerful cheap, and ubiquitous. With great, inexpensive games readily available on a device you’re already carrying every day, is there any reason to spend at least $250 on a dedicated Gaming Console
like Sony’s PlayStation Vita? I didn’t think so—until I spent some time with it.
Measuring just over 7 inches wide and 3 inches tall, the device is urprisingly light, thanks to a reinforced plastic chassis that is difficult to bend or flex. It feels solid, and it’s comfortable to hold for extended play sessions. Our 3G-capable Vita ($299) weighs just under 10 ounces; the $250 Wi-Fi—only version is lighter still, tipping the scales at just 9 ounces.
The Vita’s capacitive 5-inch OLED touchscreen is big, beautiful, and mult...Read More