Nintendo 3DS vs Sony PlayStation Vita

Full Comparison

General

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
CPU Clock Speed
266 MHz
2000 MHz
GPU Clock Speed
400 MHz
1000 MHz
Screen size
3.88 in
5.00 in
Screen resolution
800, 240
960, 540
Built-in camera
yesYes
yesYes
Backward compatibility
yesYes
yesYes
Multiplayer support
yesYes
yesYes

Technical

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
Processor cores
2
4
Processor type
2 Core 1 GHz Dual-Core ARM11 MPCore
4 Core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
GPU type
Digital Media Professionals PICA200
SGX543MP4+
Ram memory
256MB
512MB
Touch display
yesYes
yesYes

Dimensions

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
Weight
0.50 lb
0.57 lb
Colour of product
Black, Blue, Orange, Pink, Red, Silver, White
Black, Silver, White

Storage

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
Internal storage
2 GB
Less than 1GB
Memory card reader
yesYes
yesYes
Type of media
Memory card
Memory card
Compatible memory cards
microSD, Secure Digital (SD), Secure Digital HC (SDHC)
Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Duo (MS Duo)
Built-in hard drive
noNo
noNo

Audio

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
Supported audio files
AAC, M4A, MP3
AAC, Matroska (MKA), MP3, WAV (PCM)
Built-in speakers
2-channel (Stereo)
2-channel (Stereo)

Image

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
Supported image files
GIF, JPEG/JPG
BMP, GIF, JPEG/JPG, PNG

Features

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
Accessories included
Game
Game

Connectivity

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
WiFi
yesYes
yesYes
USB
noNo
yesYes
GPRS
noNo
noNo
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g
802.11b, 802.11g
Bluetooth
noNo
yesYes
Headphone output
1
1
3G (UMTS)
noNo
noNo
Built-in navigation system
noNo
yesYes

Power

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
Battery life (running)
5 h
9 h
Battery type
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Number of batteries required
1
1

Often compared to 3DS

Often compared to PlayStation Vita