In a mobile world, portable gaming devices seem like nothing more than a relic from a generation long past. However, new innovations in the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS have made a resurgence in portable gaming.
The Basics: Size & Control
Both consoles offer an incredibly portable gaming experience in a slender form factor. The PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS weigh in just under .5lbs which makes for easy transport. Developers from both sides have been sure to build an ergonomic button layout for easy handling and fluid control.
Graphics and Gameplay
While the PS Vita explores the capabilities of mobile graphics and high FPS actions scenes, Nintendo takes a more unusual route and explores 3D gaming technology and multi-screen gameplay.
PS Vita offers cross platform compatibility with the PS4 which adds a huge bonus to PS4 owners and fans of the PS4 game lineup. Games for the PS Vita tend to lean toward a more mature audience with explosive graphics, occasional bloodshed and a few curse words.
Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS continues to cater to its long and loyal fan base by offering modern updates to amazing classics like the Super Smash Bros. and Zelda franchise.