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  • Guide Best PS Vita Games

    PS Vita's best games, ranked and rated

    What are the best PS Vita games? First released on 15th February, 2012 in the United States, with a European launch following on 22nd February, 2012, the PS Vita represented Sony's second attempt at a portable PlayStation platform, following the success of the PSP, which sold over 80 million units worldwide...



  • Random Kendrick Lamar Fan Goes Viral for Recording Concert on PS Vita

    Vita means life

    American rapper Kendrick Lamar is in London for a three night headline show at the O2 arena, but while the gig is attracting rave reviews, one fan is attracting all the limelight. A photograph showing someone in the crowd filming the concert on a PS Vita has gone viral, and it’s certainly an amusing sight to see the handheld being...





  • News Do You Really Love the PS Vita? Now You Can Get One Framed

    Or a PSP, if you're old-school

    The PS Vita was dealt a pretty unfair hand. Launched at a time when the handheld market was facing stiff competition from smartphones, Sony's last portable had power, ability, and some great games – but it simply couldn't find the mass market penetration it needed to succeed against Nintendo's 3DS (and even that...



  • News PS Vita's Worrying PS Store Issues All Resolved

    Working as intended again

    Update: Sony has promptly solved problems with the PS Vita’s PS Store, which worryingly suggested that content was “no longer for sale”. As of the time of reporting, service has been resumed, and is operating as intended again. Original Story: PS Vita’s built-in PS Store is busted, and there’s been no word from...

  • Video How Telltale Nailed The Walking Dead's Opening Scene

    A quiet start to the apocalypse

    Telltale’s The Walking Dead is 10 years old this week (welp!) and we’ve been reminiscing on its fantastic post-apocalyptic story. Within a span of just five episodes, players around the world came to love the wholesome father/daughter relationship between survivors Lee and Clementine. There are a lot of memorable...

  • News Classic Games Including PS1 Curiously Expiring on PS3, PS Vita

    Seems to be a bug

    It looks like Sony has yet another bug to plug. Fans returning to the PS1 Classic re-release of Chrono Cross on PS3 and PS Vita this week – presumably propelled by the recent PS4 re-release – have discovered that a PlayStation Network bug is rendering the legendary RPG unplayable. And it’s not an isolated incident: while...




  • Poll We Want You to Rate Your Favourite PS Vita Games

    Help us build a definitive list

    Can you believe that the PS Vita is almost ten years old? Next month, Sony’s impossibly pretty handheld platform will double its digits, and we’re hoping to mark the occasion with a list of the Best PS Vita Games – as decided by you! We had a lot of fun polling you on the PS3 recently, and now we’re eager to...

  • Poll What's the Best Uncharted Game?

    Drake decider

    Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, which remasters Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy for PlayStation 5 and eventually PC, is now less than two weeks away. Maybe you can't wait to return to the adventures of Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer, or maybe you're planning to experience them for the first time...


  • News The PS Vita Is Now 10 Years Old

    Initial Japanese release was a decade ago

    Ah, the PlayStation Vita. A beautiful handheld gaming device with oodles of potential, Sony's successor to the PSP was — and still is — a cracking little machine. While most of us didn't get our hands on one until February 2012, it was originally released in Japan on 17th December, 2011 — 10 whole...

  • News PS5, PS4 Users Are Still the Biggest W*nkers in Gaming

    PS Vita usage drops massively

    PornHub has today shared its 2021 Year in Review stats, revealing that PlayStation users are once again the ones using their systems the most to beat it. In fact, traffic to the site actually increased by 17.6 per cent compared to 2020 from PS5, PS4 consoles. Overall, PlayStation makes up 60.6 per cent of overall...



  • Video 5 Ways PS Vita Was Ahead of Its Time

    Sony's handheld system switched it up

    With developers working tirelessly to take advantage of its unique feature-set, the PS Vita should have been a portable primed to succeed. Looking back, though, Sony’s second handheld never felt like it realised its full potential. It all started with that beautifully bright OLED screen, of course, presenting...

  • Guide PS5 Backwards Compatibility: Can You Play PS3, PS2, and PS1 Games on PlayStation 5?


    Can you play PS3, PS2, and PS1 games on PS5? Sony has talked a lot about the importance of PS5 backwards compatibility, but is the PlayStation 5 backwards compatible with PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 1? As part of our PS5 guide, we’re going to tell you whether PS5 is backwards compatible with PS3, PS2, and PS1 games. You...

  • News PS3, PS Vita to Remove PS Store Payment Methods

    You'll need to top-up your wallet elsewhere

    Sony will keep the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita storefronts open, as previously promised, but it seems that the compromise is that it will remove most funding methods from the devices natively. What does this mean, then? Well, from 27th October you won’t be able to purchase games using a credit or debit...


  • News New PS Vita Releases Pegged for 20th July as Sony Ceases Submissions

    One last hurrah

    While the PS Vita storefront will remain open for the foreseeable future – following a dramatic U-turn from the Japanese giant – Sony is sticking to its original plan of ceasing to accept submissions for the handheld’s PS Store from 20th July, meaning a final batch of new releases will deploy tomorrow. A couple of indie...

  • News With the Steam Deck Announced, This Is What a Next-Gen PSP Could Be

    Alternate universe

    Sony is, quite clearly, done with the handheld market. While there’s no question Nintendo has enjoyed enormous success with its hybrid hardware Nintendo Switch, the previous portable PlayStation failed to capture the imagination of gamers – even if the PS Vita is considered something of a cult classic these days. But...

  • News PS Vita Trends on Twitter as OLED Screen for New Switch Is Revealed

    The handheld that could

    Here we are once again reminiscing about the PlayStation Vita. Sony's second handheld gaming platform never really caught on like the PSP did, but the gizmo continues to prove how it was ahead of its time. Case in point is today's news from Nintendo, where it has confirmed an updated Switch model will sport an OLED screen. It...


  • News PS Vita Messages Wiped and Functionality Disabled

    Closed communication

    PS Vita’s Messages app has officially shutdown today, as per a prior announcement by Sony. It means you can no longer communicate with your friends or potentially even invite them to online games. Furthermore, any historic messages you may have had saved on your system will be wiped from the format itself – although you’ll...

  • News PS4, PS Vita Games Can Be Purchased for As Little As £0.16/$0.19 on PS Store Right Now

    How low can you go?

    PS Store prices have been falling harder and faster than ever before, but the latest round of indie deals on Sony’s storefront has brought with it some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen. Right now, you can pick up games for as little as £0.16/$0.19 apiece – we’re talking back of the sofa stuff. Obviously, many of...


  • News New PS Vita Games Will Sadly Cease This Summer

    Despite the PS Store remaining open

    Sony will cease accepting PS Vita software for submission this summer, as despite reversing its decision to remove the portable’s storefront, it will still enforce policies that will effectively bring an end to new releases. Despite nearing its 10th anniversary, titles have continued to deploy on the device with...





  • News New Releases on PS Vita's Store Updated for First Time in Eons

    It's been almost a year

    For the first time in almost a year, Sony has updated the new releases segment of the PlayStation Store on the PS Vita. For those of you who haven’t touched the forgotten format in a while, you may not know that the ‘Latest’ section has been abandoned for 10 months, meaning although new software has been deploying on...

  • News Official Killzone Website Shut Down, Some Services Affected

    Clans in Shadow Fall inaccessible

    Developer Guerrilla Games has retired the official Killzone website, meaning it is no longer accessible in its original form. A redirect to has been set up in its place alongside a quick message from the Dutch team. It reads: "The official website for the Killzone franchise has retired. Going...

  • Guide Is It Worth Buying a PS Vita in 2021?

    The state of play for Sony's handheld

    Is it worth buying a PS Vita in 2021? Sony’s well-liked handheld may have been a commercial flop, but it continues to retain an engaged audience almost a decade after its original Japanese release. So, what is it like playing a PS Vita in 2021? Are there any upcoming PS Vita games worth paying attention to?...



  • Random Here's Super Mario 64 Running on PS2

    And on PS Vita

    With the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars looming large, we suppose a scrappy PlayStation 2 port of Super Mario 64 isn’t all that interesting in isolation. Except, from a pure curiosity perspective, it is. The gameplay footage embedded below is riddled with texture bugs that make the title almost unplayable, but the homemade port...



  • News Persona 4 Golden Fans Remain Hopeful of a PS4 Port

    Throw us a bone, Atlus

    Former PlayStation Vita exclusive Persona 4 Golden was announced and subsequently released for PC this past weekend, bringing with it one of the very best JRPG experiences around. It's great to see the Atlus classic no longer stranded on a tiny handheld screen, but given the developer's relationship with Sony, we thought there...

  • News Killzone: Mercenary Online Servers Haven't Actually Been Turned Off

    False alarm

    Over the weekend, you may have read reports that Sony had turned off the multiplayer servers for PlayStation Vita exclusive Killzone: Mercenary all of a sudden. Players reported that they were unable to connect to online matches, with one particular user questioning customer support staff on the topic. They apparently confirmed that the...




  • News Pato Box Punches Out a PS4 and PS Vita Release

    Duck and weave

    We're sure you've been thinking to yourself, "Wait a minute, the PS4 doesn't have a boxing game starring a man with a duck's head". Well, we've got some great news for you: Pato Box has been announced for both PS4 and PS Vita, and it's arriving very soon indeed. This odd game is an action/adventure boxing title inspired by the...




  • News Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Lands 16th November

    Christmas presence

    SEGA's announced it'll launch Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed on PS3 and PS Vita in Europe on 16th November 2012. The air, land and sea racer features famous faces from favourite franchises like Panzer Dragoon and Jet Set Radio, set to return on PSN later this summer of course. Will you take SEGA's latest racer for a...

  • Game of the Month June 2012 - Gravity Rush

    Straight to the top

    Sony's fantastic physics-bending Gravity Rush hit Vita in late June and easily walked away with our Game of the Month award. As our Gravity Rush review explains: It's a game that defies expectations almost as frequently as the physical properties it’s built upon. A surreal narrative is complemented by genuinely...


  • Store Update 20th June 2012 (Europe)

    No Tombi!

    There's no Tombi! for Europe this week, but Sony says it's working on it. In the meantime, here is what's available for you EU PSN account holders. PS3 Games: Air Conflicts: Secret Wars [Air Conflicts: Secret Wars review] Out of fierce battles great heroes are born… It is 1939: the Second World War has broken out and troops everywhere...


  • Store Update 17th April 2012 (North America)

    The House of the Dead opens its doors again

    Two games and a new app for Vita and a Move-enabled shooter are the highlights of this week's PS update for North America. Let's dive right in. PlayStation Plus: Free Downloads: Frogger ReturnsFull Game Trials: Dead Rising 2: Off the RecordNHL 12Free Avatars and Themes: THE


  • News Phantasy Star Online 2 Confirmed for PS Vita

    Pioneer 2

    SEGA's revealed that it's bringing Phantasy Star Online 2 to PlayStation Vita. The sequel to the Dreamcast original was announced last year for PC, but as part of today's Game Heaven promotional event SEGA's confirmed it'll come to Vita in 2013. The game also looks like it'll support cross-platform play with PC gamers, as the video below...


  • News Sony Not Planning PS2 or PS3 Titles for PS Vita

    Not yet, anyway

    Sony’s said that it has no plans to bring PlayStation 2 or PlayStation 3 support to the PS Vita at this time. Speaking in an FAQ published on the PlayStation Blog, the platform holder said: Users can play supported digital PSP titles and supported Minis [on the PlayStation Vita]. In regard to PSone classics titles, we will...

  • News Sony Staying Focused with Australia's PS Vita Launch

    Not everywhere, mate

    In a move that probably makes business sense – but will surely play into the hands of the PS Vita’s doom patrons – Sony’s announced that it’s keeping the PS Vita’s Australian launch fairly focused, opting to stick with niche retailers rather than going for the jugular out of the gate. The company’s Aussie branch...

  • News Mortal Kombat Vita Takes Gore on the Go

    Finish him anywhere

    We’re still finding PlayStation Vita trailers a little jarring. Take this latest Mortal Kombat footage released by publisher Warner Bros: it looks like a PlayStation 3 game. If it wasn’t for all the crazy augmented reality stuff – which is a neat addition to the fighter by the way – we’d still be struggling to remind...

  • News Sony Expands Single Price Offers for PS Vita Launch Titles

    Buy one, get one free

    Sony’s announced that any future PlayStation Vita owners that already own copies of Hustle Kings and Top Darts on the PlayStation 3 will be able to download the handheld versions of the recreational sports titles absolutely free. The offer's set to swing both ways, with those that pick up the PS Vita versions of the titles...

  • News Rayman Origins Actually Made Ubisoft Some Money

    Not quite a commercial distaster

    When Rayman Origins failed to even break into the UK software top-forty following its launch in November last year, many suspected the worst for the gorgeous Michel Ancel developed platformer. But contrary to perception, the title has actually been profitable for publisher Ubisoft, and it believes that it will...

  • News Japanese Sales Charts: Gravity Rush Unable to Stop Dwindling Vita Sales

    Newton's law

    Like the falling apples that formulated Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity, the release of Gravity Rush – known as Gravity Daze domestically – could not thwart the dwindling numbers for Sony’s new handheld in Japan. The snazzy handheld – which releases worldwide next week – managed to sell just 13,939 units, its lowest...

  • News PlayStation Vita's US Ad Campaign Goes for the Kill

    Daggers drawn

    If you thought Sony’s European PlayStation Vita ad campaign – dubbed “The World Is In Play” – was thoughtful and evocative, then steel yourself for North America’s aggressive “Never Stop Playing” alternative. Packed with face-melting bass lines, hostile voiceovers and unnerving death-stares, you’d think Sony was...

  • News StarDrone Extreme Spins onto the PS Vita in March

    Zero gravity

    Memorable PlayStation 3 downloadable, StarDrone, is to make the jump onto PlayStation Vita next month with cross-game compatibility, exclusive levels and touch-screen controls. The handheld release — dubbed StarDrone Extreme — will allow you to share progress with the PlayStation 3 version, while also boasting unified leaderboards...

  • News Become a Black Market Trader in Uncharted: Golden Abyss


    Players of the Uncharted games will be familiar with the franchise’s penchant for collectible goodies, but upcoming PS Vita launch title, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, takes things to the next level. The game is stashed with over 300 collectible items called Bounties. These are dropped by enemies throughout the game, though some of which are...

  • News World Is In Play: Sony Reveals European PS Vita Ad Campaign

    Like old times

    Sony’s put out some amazing ads over the years. But it’s also done some pretty terrible ones. While we assumed Sony would shoot for the obvious with its PlayStation Vita campaign, it’s actually cooked up something a little closer to its heritage. This is definitely a PlayStation 2 era commercial. The European ad depicts a...

  • News Sony: Publishers Need To Think Carefully About PS Vita Pricing

    Tiered the target

    In an age where small change can get you a compelling distraction, Sony’s biggest challenge with the PlayStation Vita is convincing people that £40 is a reasonable price for a handheld game. So far it’s tackled the problem by using a wide range of price tags for its selection of launch titles, spanning £4.79 right through to...

  • News Sony Details $50 Million PS Vita Marketing Campaign

    Never stop playing

    The PlayStation Vita may be days away from its Western launch, but Sony’s yet to kick-off any real promotion for the device. Short of the odd poster in dedicated games stores, we’re yet to see any mainstream indication that Sony’s got a new handheld system on the way. That’s a problem: but the marketing campaign is coming,...

  • News Uncharted: Golden Abyss Launch Trailer Climbs Online

    Drake in your pocket

    Up until now, our excitement for Uncharted: Golden Abyss has revolved around new hardware. Amidst the hype of OLED screens, rear touch panels and PS3-like graphics, we’d forgotten that there was an actual Uncharted game clamouring for our attention. But this trailer sends that message home. The game’s out on 22nd February...

  • News Sony Prices PS Vita Download Titles Low

    What were you saying about smartphones?

    Sony’s announced the UK prices for its first batch of downloadable PlayStation Vita titles, and the news is good. Very good, in fact. Come 22nd February you’ll be able to snap up a copy of MotorStorm RC for a measly £4.79. It’s worth noting that splashing out on the isometric racer will not only reward...

  • News Take One Last Tour of the PlayStation Vita

    Not long now

    The PlayStation Vita unofficially launches in North America this week. We say “unofficially” because, well, even though the so-called First Edition Bundle is sanctioned by platform holder Sony, the system’s launch date will officially go down in history as February 22nd. It’s all a bit confusing, but the point is, Sony's eagerly...

  • News Discover Frobisher Says and tag on PS Vita

    Tag the toffs

    Of all the PlayStation Vita titles we’ve been lucky enough to sample, Honeyslug’s delightfully daft Frobisher Says stands head and shoulders above the rest. The curious mix of WarioWare and Rhythmn Heaven utilises Sony’s new handheld in some bafflingly imaginative ways, and it presents it in such an odd and assured manner that...

  • News PlayStation Store Now Open For Business on US PS Vitas

    What are yer buyin’?

    If you’re lucky enough to be in possession of a PlayStation Vita already, and you're in the US, then you might want to take a look at the system’s on-board PlayStation Store. The digital storefront has opened for business overnight, offering five full PS Vita titles and a firstful of other content. The goods mimic those...

  • News Gold Pass Beefs Up Ridge Racer Vita's Day-One Offering

    Palette cleanser

    From what we’ve played of Ridge Racer on the PlayStation Vita, it’s a solid entry into the franchise. But the game’s slender content offering has (rightfully) prompted some fierce vitriol from fans of the drift-heavy series. With just three tracks and a handful of cars on offer out of the box, the game’s a tough proposition...

  • News PS Vita's Free Augmented Reality Games Make a Splash

    Dive in

    Sony's uploaded a brand new video showing off two more of the PlayStation Vita’s augmented reality games. Both titles – alongside the previously demonstrated Table Football – will be available for free alongside the new handheld, and utilise the system’s various bundled marker cards. The two games on show are Fireworks and Cliff...

  • News Vodafone's PS Vita Bundle Includes 4GB Stick and WipEout 2048

    Not a bad deal

    If you’re looking for a good PlayStation Vita bundle here in Europe and, for whatever reason, you don’t want to shop at Amazon: telecommunications giant Vodafone just might have your back. The mobile company’s uploaded its ordering page for Sony’s slick new handheld, and is offering a free 4GB memory card and copy of WipEout...

  • News Purchase PS Vita Titles from the US PlayStation Store


    Here’s a juicy little tid-bit for those of you that can’t wait until 22nd February (or 15th February if you’re a First Edition Bundle pre-order holder): a bunch of PlayStation Vita titles can now be purchased from the North American PlayStation Store. You’ll need to search for the titles to find them, but it’s not like they’re...

  • News Metal Gear Solid HD on PS Vita Uses Rear Touch Controls

    Throat slitting

    Hideo Kojima knows how to whip up frenzy. Only yesterday did the Metal Gear boss send fans crazy by Tweeting an image of the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection running on a PlayStation Vita. Presumably hoping to stay in the headlines, the passionate producer has followed up with some more juicy details about the game. Speaking of the...

  • News Sony Developers Talk Up PS Vita’s Social Features

    So Near, so far

    To say the PlayStation Vita is equipped with a wealth of social connectivity functions is an understatement; the device easily outstrips what’s possible on the PlayStation 3 and beyond. It’s in unprecedented territory for a handheld device. This latest episode of Inside PS Vita sheds some more light on each of the device's...

  • News PlayStation Vita Gets Map App This Week in Japan

    Never get lost again

    Sony’s announced that the PlayStation Vita will get its first major firmware update (version 1.6) this week in Japan. Available on Wednesday, the free download will bring with it a selection of nifty new features. The first of those is the Map application, which adds satellite navigation to the handheld. You’ll be able to...

  • News Final Fantasy X is a Remaster Not a Remake


    Despite conflicting reports to the contrary, Square Enix’s upcoming PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita based Final Fantasy X update is not going to be a full remake. Producer Shinji Hashimoto clarified the situation in an interview at the Taipai Game Show: It’s being developed like a remaster, but the visuals will be much more...

  • News Kojima Tweets Sneaky Pic of MGS HD Collection on Vita

    Coming along nicely

    Now that Metal gear Solid HD Collection has finally reached Europe it's time to start getting excited about the upcoming Vita version, with series mastermind Hideo Kojima recently tweeting a photo of the game up and running on Sony's new portable. The photo only shows a pair of logos so isn't much to get excited about, but the...