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PS Vita does not allow gaming and background browsing

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Dec 2011 23:57 User comments (9)

PS Vita does not allow gaming and background browsing According to a Vita developer interview, the new PS Vita will not allow web browsing whilst gaming.
When you hit the PS button during gameplay, the console menu will be brought up including the option to check friends list, music and Twitter. Web browsing is not included, however.

The Vita will run on an ARM Cortex A9 quad-core processor and be powered by a quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4+ GPU.

Featuring a 5-inch capacitive multitouch OLED screen (with 16 million colors), the device will be 7.16 by 0.73 by 3.28 inches. Furthermore, the Vita has 512MB memory and 128MB VRAM in its graphics processor.

Sony recently announced the Vita will launch in Japan on December 17th and the U.S./EU in 2012.

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9 user comments

15.12.2011 0:14

What a shame! No explanation for why? Then, Sony rarely does explanations.

25.12.2011 0:48

That RAM is already looking frugal just for gaming...

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35.12.2011 2:19

Originally posted by NHS2008:
That RAM is already looking frugal just for gaming...
It has a lot more than the ps3...and the processor is a lot less powerful.

This really seems like a mistake. Not so much for this particular feature, but because they will get locked into providing more memory than is necessary to games, thus blocking other features in the future.


45.12.2011 2:42

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by NHS2008:
That RAM is already looking frugal just for gaming...
It has a lot more than the ps3...and the processor is a lot less powerful.

Yes. I understand that. But PS3 came out in 2006 I think, and even back then its RAM wasn't that impressive.

Quote:
This really seems like a mistake. Not so much for this particular feature, but because they will get locked into providing more memory than is necessary to games, thus blocking other features in the future.

That's my point exactly. Even from gaming perspective, that is looking lowish. And wouldn't it have been nice to have Walk through open in the background while playing the game (for those who need it).

:/

55.12.2011 3:01

sure it will come in future firmware updates if they can make games as great looking as Uncharted I think it will be plenty ram plus VRAM as well.

65.12.2011 4:36

I just getting sick of the typical Sony garbage starting with "Yes it can!" and as it gets closer to launch, "No it can!" or "Yes it can! BUT, it's a limited access feature."

Still better that Sony learns their lesson NOW, and not advertise falsifying features on the box only to get sued later. (cough; removal of Other OS).

Surely they must have a lot of pre-orders done already if they are stripping away with what started has hardware (more RAM was announced at their first VITA announcement) and software aspects of this handheld. At the price they are asking, they may as well just hand Nintendo and Apple their $.

Playstation
It only does...
What?
(Read the script..)
I did, It only says what...
(It only does what.)
What does that even mean?
(You know, it does what)
Seriously, doesn't anyone know what it does?
(Only corporate knows what, and that's what if it's what)
How does that make any sense?
(Read the damn script)
Okay here goes:

Playstation
It only does... what.
(Cut! Not enough care on what!)
Oh now WTF?!
(That's it, that's what we looking for!)
I quit...

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75.12.2011 4:59

Mysttic the ram never changed just sites saying it did was rumour.

85.12.2011 5:56

Originally posted by brockie:
Mysttic the ram never changed just sites saying it did was rumour.
I stand corrected, I was pretty sure they announced 512MB initially and had cut it down to 256MB, but looking into it further it appeared said articles were rumored and validated by Sony back in August (my bad). Even still, the rest of my point stands.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Dec 2011 @ 6:02

95.12.2011 7:41

Originally posted by brockie:
sure it will come in future firmware updates if they can make games as great looking as Uncharted I think it will be plenty ram plus VRAM as well.
That is exactly my point...the games don't need the ram they will have given the other conditions...but they will use it if it is available...and if they use it, Sony won't be able to take that ram back for other things later.


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