Product Comparison: Sony PSP 1000 Series vs Sony PlayStation Vita

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General Specifications
PSP 1000 Series
PlayStation Vita
About the Product
The new style of portable game consoles. An invitation not only to enjoy immersive games with 3D graphics but also video and music entertainment of exceptional quality. Convenience was paramount in the compact and symbolic design of the PSP.
Take the greatness of PlayStation® on the go with the ultimate gamer’s companion. This slim and sleek device also features high-precision dual analog controls for a more immersive gaming experience away from your console and TV.
Key Specs
Screen Resolution
272 p
544 p
Game Sources
UMD disc, PlayStation Store
PlayStation®Vita card, PlayStation Store
Internal Memory
0.032 GB
0.5 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony PSP 1000 Series Handheld Console
  • Got the PSP and it was in really good condition!
  • The screen was flawless, the buttons all worked properly.
  • The system itself is well designed and the screen is pretty high quality for the time.
  • The screen is beautiful.
  • It isn't 1080p but it is unrivaled in its clarity and color vividness.
Sony PlayStation Vita Handheld Game Console
  • Superior resolution and screen. Lively colors and fluidity.
  • Screen resolution and quality is amazing and sound is great.
  • Amazing console. Great resolution.
  • Once memory card is inserted, it switches and prevents access to internal memory.
  • Thanks to the small internal memory and the high price of memory cards, it will be difficult to download many games from the PSN Store.
Size & Weight
2.9 in.
3.4 in.
6.7 in.
7.2 in.
0.9 in.
0.6 in.
0.62 lbs.
0.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Screen Type
Screen Size
4.3 in.
5 in.
What customers say about "Screen"
Sony PSP 1000 Series Handheld Console
  • There is no scratches and perfectly clean screen.
  • The screen size is nice compared to the other systems out there.
  • The controls and screen are excellent.
  • The screen on the PSP is amazing.
  • The screen is beautiful and UMD movies look great on it.
Sony PlayStation Vita Handheld Game Console
  • The touch screen is super responsive.
  • The screen is amazing - large and clear.
  • The touch screen and "back touch screen" plays a great role on some games.
  • The new model has an LCD screen, still sharp picture but maybe a little less contrast, but much improved battery life.
  • The only bad part is that the screen is LCD and its a little dimmer than the last version of the ps vita. A great buy and its good for everyone!
Multimedia Features
Multiplayer, Photo, Music, Video, Internet browser
PlayStation Store, Internet browser, Photo, Video, Music, Calendar, Multiplayer, Parental controls
Expansion Card
2000 GB
64 GB
Front Camera
0.3 MP
Rear Camera
0.3 MP
What customers say about "Multimedia"
Sony PSP 1000 Series Handheld Console
  • This system is perfect because you can listen to music, watch movies, play video games, look at pictures, go on the internet, watch TV, etc.
  • High definition screen quality and sharpness.
  • Very smooth and amazing game play.
  • It's well built and plays all games.
  • The PSP is a compact, light device, with a large screen and easy to reach buttons.
Sony PlayStation Vita Handheld Game Console
  • Good for trips or travelling! Plus there is a lot of master piece games you can download or purchase through PSN.
  • It has excellent graphics, but also it has an excellent camera so we used it to take photos.
  • Also it has wi-fi so we used it while overseas to get onto the internet- so very useful for our trip when I did not want to be bringing my laptop!
  • Some of games on psn don't even have descriptions & or pictures to explain the games purpose.
  • The system it self is also disappointing , with certain features missing like battery percentage, skipping music with L& R.
D-pad, L/R sticks, Home button, Volume buttons, Display button, Select button, Hold button, Sound button, Analog stick, A/B/X/Y buttons, Power button
D-pad, L/R sticks, Home button, Select button, Start button, Volume buttons, A/B/X/Y buttons, Analog stick
Wi-Fi, Memory Stick Duo slot, Audio jack 3.5mm, USB, Power
Audio jack 3.5mm, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, MicroSD card slot, USB
1800 mAh
2210 mAh
What customers say about "Power"
Sony PSP 1000 Series Handheld Console
  • It can do a lot and has great battery life.
  • The battery has excellent life.
  • The battery is decent, lasting several hours at a time.
  • Battery is the wrong size and does not hold a charge.
  • The battery doesn't hold a charge.
Sony PlayStation Vita Handheld Game Console
  • The battery lasts a long time, and you can play for hours on end. It also charges rather quickly.
  • The battery life continues to impress and the games themselves are unique.
  • The battery does last much longer than the older version, so that is a plus.
  • Great system and excellent battery life! I'm amazed at the power the console has.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
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