So it's another update to Sony's portable gaming system now called the PS Vita. As mentioned in our previous post, having worked with and owned every incarnation of the PSP since it was launched, the PlayableGames team at ExperienceLab were keen to get our hands on one as soon as they were launched in the UK.
Having spent a few days with it the verdict is generally good. The hardware itself is up to Sony's high standards with the Vita feeling like a quality device from the moment that you get hold of it. The inclusion of two analog joysticks is a definite plus and feels like a real step forward. The OLED screen is gorgeous, showing vibrant colours, though the Vita's very short time before it goes into standby suggests that it may be quite a power drain. In fact it proved a bit irritating when we were downloading the inevitable firmware update as it kept on going to sleep halfway through the process.