Upcoming hand-held game console under development by Sony. It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable as part of the PlayStation family of gaming devices.
The handheld includes two analog sticks, a 5-inch (130 mm) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, and supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G (the latter is included only in the 3G version of the console). Internally, the Vita features a 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 core processor and a 4 core SGX543MP4+ graphics processing unit.
A main feature is full backwards-compatibility with all PlayStation Portable games digitally released on the PlayStation Network, via the PlayStation Store. The device’s dual analog sticks will be supported only in select games. It will upscale and smooth graphics via a software emulator.