Navigating the PlayStation Vita

Curious to see what the PlayStation Vita's user interface is like? Join GameSpot Asia's Jonathan Toyad as he pokes, swipes, and tears his way around the operating system and the PSN Store!

Discussion

62 comments
feral_warrior
feral_warrior

Neat features! I'm still not too happy with the memory card prices but this definitely has potential.

Lance-Marvelous
Lance-Marvelous

this vita is going to be so wicked pre order mind CHEEZE !

AznEvan
AznEvan

I really like the fact that they incorporated the touch screen into gaming as I am fond of playing games on my iPod Touch, but now I'll be playing on a PS Vita! I'm very excited! \(^o^)/

Soldier235689
Soldier235689

this is dumb i have to wait for the commercial before this to buffer but the video is instant

shortman1981
shortman1981

AWESOME I TELL YOU AWESOME THE WEB BROWSING IS EVEN WAY BETTER THAN THE PS3 AND IT REMINDS ME OF WEB BROWSING ON MY PC GREAT JOB SONY.

DeathProofDelta
DeathProofDelta

Looks really cool. ill probably get this rather than a tablet like the samsung galaxy or iPad.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@rubbertoe123456 getting the one week early 3g bundle

SANDMAN201
SANDMAN201

@rubbertoe123456 I'm getting the Wi-Fi version.

SANDMAN201
SANDMAN201

That was scary seeing the camera man.

SANDMAN201
SANDMAN201

Oh man I definitely have to buy one now!

FrumpyShakes
FrumpyShakes

"Am I buying another 3ds, but with B level games?" The DS is already like that, offering a million different B level games interspersed with good ones.

FrumpyShakes
FrumpyShakes

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

ShadowofSonic
ShadowofSonic

I REALLY DISIKE THAT IT"S A TOUCH SCREEN. Am I buying another 3ds, but with B level games?

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@Eliianar I have never used a touch screen before either I tired the vita at an event and it is actually very easy to use you will get the hang of it almost instantly after using it I wish that my psp go has touch screen it makes stuff allot easy example typing on the vita is way easier then on my psp and even my ps3

Naxct
Naxct

sooo nifty :-p

deltaalphagamma
deltaalphagamma

yes it looks great, but launch games are already not that great, no removable battery, better waiting 2 years and see were it goes

HoldenDrover
HoldenDrover

honestly, im really impressed. looks pretty great. we'll see and i really hope he plays guitar....

HoldenDrover
HoldenDrover

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

tiggerboy
tiggerboy

"Here's your friends list, it's kind of empty at the moment...." Forever alone.

slimskelter
slimskelter

@theshonen8899, @3abbid Maybe, or maybe it's a different Vita. That is possible. Either way, both are going to have a lot of the same features, as folks owning a WIFI version will be doing the same things in a WIFI area. As far as social bull$h!t, this younger generation now is consumed by that junk. Sony isn't going to overlook that fact and leave something like that out when they are competing with WIFI machines like all the Apple devices that are WIFI and play games as well. I don't expect any gaming device from now on that is WIFI to not have those features.

Granpire
Granpire

I kinda miss the XMB, but this looks intuitive enough.

Soldier235689
Soldier235689

is it just me or did the vita usb look like the one for the psp go

battlefrontphil
battlefrontphil

Did anyone else notice that they wouldn't let it show a web-page load? And the only page they showed us was Facebook already loaded? And when they showed us the PS Store they time-lapsed it to finish the loading time! If the Vita can't load web-pages and stuff at a rate comparable to the iPhone, this product will fail.

kratos-lll
kratos-lll

Im impressed! might pick one up !

devilhunters
devilhunters

Why cant they make the ps3's os this smooth?

FreedomPrime
FreedomPrime

@Eliianar really..... do you not have finger's bro!? How did you type that comment, oh...... ew.

boredywardy
boredywardy

I aren't too impressed by this :/ May give it a miss. I like my tech. But if someone owns an Ipad, Laptop and games console why buy one of these? I know it's cool to have these all in one. But i dunno, something about ti just doesn't seem too appealing.

leoansa2
leoansa2

unless you are a guitar player, cut your nails before shot the video, please! im taking a breakfast here!!!

goodbye77
goodbye77

Damn that thing looks hot and sexy.

sknight175216
sknight175216

This seems like a smart phone, minus the phone ha ha. :P

narutogame347
narutogame347

i hope it has a naruto and final fantasy game :)

LAnoirFAN
LAnoirFAN

he got a vita ! STONE HIM !!!!!!!!!!

ProdjectAUSM
ProdjectAUSM

Screencaps. F N Finally But I don't really like the home menu interface. The whole bubbly colorful thing just really ruins it for me. I loved the XMB, it was sleek and easy to navigate. I have no doubt that accessibility isn't going to be an issue, but there's just something offputting about the visual design direction. @Eliianar Touch interfaces are surprisingly easy to navigate. When I got an Itouch, I found it quite easy to adapt to the controls, and Apple-esque controls are a staple in touch interfaces (even though they didn't invent it)

3D3
3D3

NERDGASM!!!

lilkev85
lilkev85

@Eliianar huh??? It's not rocket science, just touch the screen...

Eliianar
Eliianar

Do you have to use the touchscreen to navigate everything? I have little to no experience with touchscreen devices. If I bought this it would be a first. So, I hopefully there is an ability to navigate some things without using touch.

bjklol
bjklol

ill buy it if the battery life can beat at least 3ds

shadowalucard18
shadowalucard18

@3abbid I guess the social stuff is to trash talk your friends lol

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@3abbid well the vita does both very well and there are social stuff in games like this website and clans and bunch of other stuff has well

theshonen8899
theshonen8899

@3abbid There's an entire wall of Vita game demos on the videos tab. Where have you been?

theshonen8899
theshonen8899

@slimskelter It's actually the WiFi version. They said so in the earlier video.

slimskelter
slimskelter

@3abbid I agree with ya, but I think they're demonstrating a 3G Vita, so those are the types of things people would expect in a 3G device.

soulless4now
soulless4now

So many touch screen functions...I'll definitely get a screen protector.