|Manufacturer||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Release Date||Holiday 2011|
|Predecessor||PlayStation Portable |
The PlayStation Vita (codenamed Next Generation Portable (NGP), also known as PSVita (PSV), and unofficially as PSP2) is the successor to the PlayStation Portable. The PSVita ditches UMDs and uses NVG cards instead. The handheld includes two analog sticks, a 5-inch 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, as well as LiveArea as its main user interface, which succeeds the XrossMediaBar. The system is also is backwards compatible with PlayStation Portable games that are digitally released on the PlayStation Store. The handheld was announced at E3 2011.