The official Playstation Vita launch is now less than a week away, and those that did not jump on the Playstation Vita First Edition Bundle made available yesterday will finally have their chance to take home Sony’s new portable gaming system.
There are a lot of questions floating about about PS Vita ahead of its launch, as is customary with any new hardware release. To help aid you, the potential consumer, in knowing what to expect, Sony has put together a massive ultimate Playstation Vita FAQ that they promise will be continually updated as more questions and answers arise.
I scrolled through the FAQ and picked out some of the bigger questions you might be interested in. There will be a total of 26 PS Vita games available to purchase in stores on the system’s February 22 release date. Additionally, 275 legacy PSP games and 117 Playstation minis titles will be available to download with more coming in the future.
The cost of the 3G AT&T plans for PS Vita are $14.99 per month for 250MB, or $30 per month for 3GB of data use. Each plan has a 30-day recurring opt-out period.
Sony rates the PS Vita battery life at approximately 3 to 5 hours of gaming, 9 hours of music playback, or 5 hours of video playback. The battery charge time from empty to fully charged is rated at 2.5 hours.
The PS Vita OLED screen resolution is 960×544 pixels with a color depth of approximately 16,770,000 colors.
There is no internal hard drive in the PS Vita for game saves. You will need to purchase a proprietary card to save games, download DLC content, or take and save photos and videos.
The PS Vita will allow you to take and share in-game screenshots by pressing the Start and Playstation buttons simultaneously.
There is no video output on the PS Vita so you cannot jack into your television or monitor.
Hop over to the Sony Playstation Blog to read the full PS Vita FAQ.