Sony Releases Spec Sheet And Social Network List For PlayStation Vita

After giving a briefing regarding the features that will be implemented into the PlayStation Vita during their Gamescom press conference, Sony sent out a spec sheet for the handheld.

Not only does it give a detailed list of specs for each of its two planned models, but it also details the social networking functions/programs that will be available for use while on the go.

The fact sheet confirms that Sony has not halved the device’s RAM, which was a rumour that had been circulating.

For a full and detailed read regarding what will be inside the PlayStation Vita when it launches, check out the press release fact sheet below:

Social networking functions:

Facebook is a social utility that helps people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph, the digital mapping of people’s real-world social connections. Anyone can sign up for Facebook and interact with the people they know in a trusted environment. Over 750 million active users visit Facebook each month.

foursquare is a location-based service that helps users explore the world around them. Using PS Vita, users can “check in” at the locations they visit to meet up with friends, and share information about places. Users can also collect virtual badges for exploring new places, and can earn points to compete against friends.

Skype is software which enables people to communicate with others around the world using Internet-connected devices. Skype has more than 170 million average monthly connected users (for the three months ended June 30, 2011). Users of PS Vita will be able to use Skype to make free calls to others on Skype, as well as low-cost calls to landlines and mobiles virtually anywhere in the world.

Twitter instantly connects people everywhere to what’s most meaningful to them. At the heart of Twitter are short messages called Tweets, which are 140 characters or less in length. Users can follow celebrities, friends or other people they find interesting to discover what’s happening around the world.
Vita spec list:

Platform Name

PlayStation Vita

Model number

PCH-1000 series


ARM Cortex-A9 core (4 core)



External Dimensions

Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)


Touch screen – 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED

Multi touch screen (capacitive type)

Main memory




Rear touch pad

Multi touch pad (capacitive type)


Front camera, Rear camera

Frame rate

[email protected]×240(QVGA), [email protected]×480(VGA)


Up to 640×480(VGA)


Built-in stereo speakers

Built-in microphone


Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass


Built-in GPS (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

Wi-Fi location service support

Keys / Switches

PS button

Power button

Directional buttons (Up/Down/Right/Left)

Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)

Shoulder buttons (Right/Left)

Right stick, Left stick

START button, SELECT button

Volume buttons (+/-)

Wireless communications

Mobile network connectivity (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1×1)(Wi-Fi) (Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode)

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)


PlayStation Vita card slot

Memory card slot

SIM card slot (3G/Wi-Fi model only)

Multi-use port (for USB data communication, DC IN, Audio (Stereo Out / Mono In), Serial data communication),

Headset jack (Stereo mini jack) (for Audio (Stereo Out / Mono In))

Accessory port


Built-In Lithium-ion Battery

AC adaptor

Supported AV content format


MP3 MPEG-1/2 Audio Layer 3, MP4 (MPEG-4 AAC), WAVE (Linear PCM)


MPEG-4 Simple Profile (AAC), H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High/Main/Baseline Profile (AAC)


JPEG (Exif 2.2.1), TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG