PlayStation Vita vs. Nintendo 3DS: Which one you should buy?

If you’re watching eagerly Sony’s circus for the NGP now official as PlayStation Vita, you’ll see how the Japanese company have been luring attentions for their next generation fully-integrated handheld gaming console. Now the thing is there’s come the classic rivalry with Nintendo obviously. Putting the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita on a hype of which handheld gaming console you should buy now? Both priced at $250, now it boils down to feature-wise stats and of course on your personal preference. We didn’t answer the question which one you should buy right, first hit on after the break for full specs comparison of Vita and 3DS.

PlayStation Vita vs. Nintendo 3DS

Nintendo 3DS PlayStation Vita
. OS Nintendo proprietary LiveArea, Sony proprietary
. Processor Nintendo ARM 4-core ARM Cortex-A9
. GPU PICA 200 200 MHz SGX543MP4+
. Screen size/touch 3.53 inch top screen, 3.02 inch bottom resistive touch screen 5 inch OLED capacative touch screen, rear touch panel
. Resolution Top screen: 400 × 240 for each eye; bottom screen: 320 x 240 960 x 544
. Game buttons A,B,X,Y, L & R shoulder, d-pad, select, start, home Triangle, circle, square, X, L & R shoulder, d-pad, select, start, home
. Joysticks One thumb pad Dual analog thumb sticks
. Motion sensing Accelerometer, gryoscope Accelerometer, gyroscope
. Connectivity Wi-Fi, local connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only)
. Online network StreetPass for local play, SpotPass for over-the-internet Near for local play, PlayStation Network for over-the-internet
. Camera front and rear-facing cameras, 0.3 megapixels front and rear-facing cameras, 640×480
. Internal memory 2GB unknown
. File compatibility n/a Photo: JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG; Audio: MP3, AAC, WAV; Video: MP4, H.264
. Backwards compatibilty Nintendo DS, DSi Certain PSP titles (unconfirmed)
. Battery life (in game time) 3 – 4 hours 4 – 5 hours (unconfirmed)
. Carrier n/a AT&T
. Price $250 $250 Wi-Fi only, $300 Wi-Fi + 3G
. Release April 2011 Holiday 2011

On our take, we’ll be opting for the much latest PSVita since it’s much faster, larger screen with higher resolutions, classic controls with now dual analog joystick,  integration and compatibility-wise Vita got our hands down. Besides, we just thought that 3Ds throw a gimmick for that ‘3D’ thing, and we’re not just the only one saw that.

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