How Big is the PlayStation Vita? A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words (Or at Least a Few Old Handhelds)

on December 19, 2011 5:30 PM

The PlayStation Vita released this weekend in Japan with a lineup of two dozen titles and, as you can imagine, the obligatory lines that accompany the launch of any major hardware. The question I’ve had in the back of my mind for awhile now is how the Vita stacks up to other handhelds. And I’m not talking specs here.

I want to see how big the thing is compared to the Game Boy, Nintendo 3DS, hell, even Sega’s Game Gear would be an interesting comparison. Fortunately, the japanese-language Esuteru blog has just what I’m looking for.

Just feast your eyes on that bad boy (below the monstrous Sega Game Gear.) The screen itself looks as though it’s almost as big as the Game Boy Color alone. But how does the handheld look/play? Well, we’ve got you covered there. Both Giuseppe and Alexa have had time alone with Sony’s newest handheld and neither was disappointed.

The Vita is available in Japan right now and will be available in Europe and the States Feb. 22.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.