Take a look at the revolutionary features of PlayStation Vita that will change the way you play on the go.
Almost every title on PlayStation Vita makes use of the system's stunning 5 inch OLED touchscreen. With a swipe, tap or touch of a finger you can guide Nathan Drake over rocks, bridges and cliffs by selecting the path you want him to follow in the action-packed Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
You can also use your finger to line up and pot balls with amazing accuracy in pool sim Hustle Kings. Both simple and intuitive, the touchscreen on PS Vita allows you to explore amazing scenery and interact with your favourite PlayStation games.
Rear touch pad
The rear touch pad opens up a whole world of new possibilities in portable gaming, whether you're using it to push out platforms for Lil and Laarg to walk over in Escape Plan, poke pesky critters in Little Deviants or sculpt breathtaking racetracks in ModNation Racers: Road Trip. It's easy to use too: simply press against the rear touch pad and watch in awe as your fingers create cool on-screen effects.
Do you ever dream of starring in a game? With the PS Vita system's front camera you can make your dreams a reality. All you have to do is scan your face using the front camera and become part of the action in Reality Fighters. Pick your outfit, perfect your fighting style and then watch yourself battle opponents in famous locations. Feeling sporty? Upload your picture in Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition and hit the court to personally take on legendary players.
The rear camera is perfect for augmented reality experiences on the move. Everywhere is a potential battle arena in Reality Fighters: use the rear camera to choose your battleground. Will you challenge your opponent in the street, the office or even on the beach?
You can also use the rear camera to view your creations in t@g. This exclusive graffiti creator allows you to leave your mark on the world and discover other users' street art using augmented reality.
Fancy a chat while you're gaming? Party allows you to catch up with up to seven friends via voice chat, even if you're not playing the same game. You can enter a Party, invite your friends and even save your favourite ones so you can log back in at any time.
The microphone also comes in handy in a range of PS Vita games. In WipEout 2048, you can talk to the on-board computer to fire voice-activated weapons at opponents. Use the microphone to sing to the hilarious Little Deviants to earn stacks of points or record your very own war cry to intimidate your opponent in Reality Fighters.
With cross-platform play, you can use your PS Vita to connect to friends using their PlayStation 3. Go head-to-head and blast through amazing online multiplayer modes in WipEout 2048, share lap times and top scores in MotorStorm RC or access tracks created on PS3 via your PS Vita in ModNation Racers: Road Trip.
Dual analog sticks
One of the coolest and most anticipated features of PlayStation Vita is the inclusion of the dual analog sticks. With two analog sticks you'll be able to hit every target in military-themed shoot-'em-up Unit 13 and blast asteroids to pieces in the intergalactic Super Stardust Delta. Shooters on the move will never be the same thanks to this revolutionary feature.
PS Vita titles feature fun-filled creation tools that you'll want to share with friends and other players around the world. Using GPS, you'll be able to create combatants in Reality Fighters and leave them anywhere you like for other players to find. You'll also be able to clock up plenty of ModMiles in ModNation Racers: Road Trip by visiting real locations and checking your score on location-based leader boards.
Use location-based app near to find friends in your area and discover gifts left by other PS Vita users.
The built-in motion sensor is the perfect way to immerse yourself in all the excitement, drama and thrill of loads of PS Vita titles. Tip, tilt or move your PS Vita to steer your ship around the sharpest corners in WipEout 2048, scan the fairway in Everybody's Golf and zoom in on enemies using a sniper scope in Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
PS Vita promises so many different ways to share all your gaming experiences with friends and other players around the world. Firstly, you can connect with friends online on both PS Vita and PS3 via PlayStation Network. Secondly, if you want to get everyone involved in your gaming session then try Pass Around mode in games like Little Deviants. It's the best way to get everyone in on the action.
PlayStation Network connectivity
PS Vita will have full access to PlayStation Network, which means you'll be able to download brand new games, demos and loads of other great content from PlayStation Store. You'll also be able to connect with friends and compete against them online. The best part? PlayStation Network is totally free to sign up to.
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