Product Comparison: Sony PlayStation Vita Slim vs Sony PSP 3000 Series

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General Specifications
PlayStation Vita Slim
PSP 3000 Series
About the Product
Take the greatness of PlayStation on the go with the Ultimate Gamer's Companion. On the PlayStation Vita Slim system, gamers can play over 1,000 PlayStation games, stream PS4 games via Remote Play, and stream PS3games via PS Now.
The PSP-3000 PlayStation Portable offers a beautiful screen that is brighter than ever, giving you a multitude of entertainment options on the go. Play games, listen to music, connect to the Internet, watch movies, and do more, all in a sleek compact package that you can easily bring with you wherever you go.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
544 p
272 p
Game Sources
PlayStation®Vita card, PlayStation Store
UMD disc, PlayStation Store
Internal Memory
1 GB
0.064 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony PlayStation Vita Slim Handheld Game Console
  • The screen display of the Vita Slim is absolutely gorgeous.
  • The screen is amazing - large and clear.
  • The screen is beautiful.
  • Superior resolution and screen. Lively colors and fluidity.
  • The screen resolution is fantastic with a clear large screen.
Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)
  • This is top notch. I didn't realise the video feature would be as good as it is. I've put a nice 8gb memory card into it and its more than enough space to hold what i want.
  • The screen resolution is great for watching videos and photos, and it is very nice to play games. Eyes do not get tired.
  • Umd disc is fast to read and games go without any lags.
  • UMD load times still poky compared with DS games.
  • Web browser and data input can be cumbersome, no built-in storage.
Size & Weight
3.28 in.
2.9 in.
7.16 in.
6.7 in.
0.59 in.
0.7 in.
0.48 lbs.
0.42 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)
  • The console is light weight and can easily fit in anywhere. I've even fit it into my pockets on few occasions.
  • You can attach a camera and use skype, the weight is much better than the non slim and lite versions, stops cramping.
  • The PSP 3000 Is very light. It is quiet most of the time. When I put my games in it, it was very quick and I don't get like a before frame on the game.
  • A console that can always be with you thanks to its portable size and weight.
  • Some parts look cheap compared to previous models. Size can cause discomfort when using it outside the home.
Screen Type
Screen Size
5 in.
4.3 in.
What customers say about "Screen"
Sony PlayStation Vita Slim Handheld Game Console
  • Screen is bright, the graphics are awesome, and the sound is great from the built in speakers.
  • Everything works fine, screen is in great condition.
  • The screen size, the aspect ratios, the colors, the feel, and the sound are all of impeccable quality.
  • Great screen resolution and great sound effect.
  • Good LCD Screen. Amazing build quality.
Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)
  • Screen offers better color reproduction than that of earlier PSP models.
  • It is also excellent for watching video, you don't notice the small screen.
  • The games can be bought for cheap nowadays, the screen is large and yet it still manages to fit in a pocket.
  • Screen exhibits noticeable jaggies and scanlines during high-motion video and gaming sequences.
  • Unfortunately the screen quality is really bad with terrible colour glitches, not as advertised.
Front Camera
0.3 MP
Rear Camera
0.3 MP
Multimedia Features
Multiplayer, Photo, Music, Video, Internet browser, PlayStation Store
Photo, Music, Video, Internet browser, PlayStation Network, PlayStation Store, Multiplayer, Skype
Expansion Card
64 GB
64 GB
What customers say about "Multimedia"
Sony PlayStation Vita Slim Handheld Game Console
  • The product works well, and I'm glad my bluetooth headphones work well with it.
  • Very sturdy and sleek.
  • Very powerful hardware. Great camera.
  • Awesome system, awesome screen, awesome price.
  • The worst of this device is the camera quality.
Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)
  • Deep lineup of great game titles that offer better graphics than Nintendo DS games.
  • Well designed software for the user interface. Can be used as an e-reader if you install Bookr 8.1 HBS.
  • Excellent price. Lighter than previous version. Versatile with many different functions as well as just gaming.
  • The PSP also boasts a speedy wifi internet feature, music, video and photo player and the capability to watch films via the umd drive.
  • The HOLD button is not in a reliable site, quite often during the heat of action, one can inadvertently switch off the system.
D-pad, L/R sticks, A/B/X/Y buttons, Select button, Start button, Analog stick
Circle Pad, Cross control pad, Display button, L/R trigger, Select button, Start button, PS button, Sound button, Volume buttons
Wi-Fi, MicroSD card slot, USB, Audio jack 3.5mm, Bluetooth 2.1
USB, Memory Stick Duo slot, Audio jack 3.5mm
2210 mAh
1200 mAh
What customers say about "Power"
Sony PlayStation Vita Slim Handheld Game Console
  • Lightweight and excellent battery life.
  • The battery life is good and the sound quality from the speakers is good for what it is.
  • The console is great, high quality, great performance and battery life.
  • It is easily my favorite handheld, has a great battery life.
  • The battery lasts a long time, and you can play for hours on end.
Sony PSP 3000 Series Slim and Lite Handheld Console (Black)
  • Such a brill travel companion too this thing does everything and battery life is quite good!
  • Battery life is OK, if not stellar - you can use it for about 3 hours of play but should not plan on a whole day of mobile play on the same battery.
  • Excellent battery life. I can use the console for 2-3 hours of continuous play.
  • A month later, I had to replace the battery because it stopped holding the charge. Worked for 5-10 minutes and then turned off.
  • The battery did not want to charge after 2 months of use, which led to a forced battery replacement.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty

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