Nintendo 3DS vs Sony PlayStation Vita

5.3 in
2.9 in
Nintendo 3DS Portable Game Console

Nintendo 3DS

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7.17 in
0.73 in
Sony PlayStation Vita Portable Game Console

Sony PlayStation Vita

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Full Comparison

Technical

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
CPU cores
2
4
CPU clock speed
266 MHz
2000 MHz
CPU type
ARM11
ARM Cortex-A9
GPU type
Digital Media Professionals PICA200
RSX
GPU clock speed
400 MHz
1000 MHz
Ram memory
256MB
512MB

Display

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Screen size
3.52 in
5.00 in
Aspect ratio
16:10
16:9
Screen resolution
800, 240 px
960, 544 px
Number of colours
16.78 million colours
16.78 million colours
Touch display
yesyes
yesyes
Touchscreen type
Resistive
Capacitive
Second display
yesyes
nono

Camera

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Built-in camera
yesyes
yesyes
Main camera resolution
0.3 Mpx
0.3 Mpx
Second camera
yesyes
yesyes
Second camera resolution
0.3 Mpx
0.3 Mpx

Dimensions

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
Height
2.90 in
0.73 in
Width
5.30 in
7.17 in
Depth
0.80 in
3.29 in
Weight
0.50 lb
0.62 lb

Design

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Colour of product
Black, Black,Purple, Black,Red, Black,White, Blue, Pink, Red, White
Black, Silver, White
Built-in touchpad
yesyes
nono
Gaming control technology
Analogue / Digital
Analogue / Digital
Gaming control function keys
D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start
D-pad, Home, Power, Select, Start, Turbo
Analog thumbsticks
yesyes
yesyes
Shoulder buttons
yesyes
yesyes

Storage

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Internal storage
1 GB
512 MB
Memory card reader
yesyes
yesyes
Type of media
Memory card
Memory card
Included memory card size
2 GB
4 GB
Built-in hard drive
nono
nono
Built-in optical drive
nono
nono

Audio

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Supported audio files
AAC, MP3
IMY, MIDI, MKA, MP1, RA-Lossless
Built-in speakers
yesyes
yesyes
Number of built-in speakers
2
2

Image

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Supported image files
GIF, JPEG/JPG
BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF

Features

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Accessories included
Game
Game
Motion sensor
yesyes
yesyes
Gyroscope
yesyes
yesyes
Accelerometer
yesyes
yesyes
Multiplayer support
yesyes
yesyes
Backward compatibility
yesyes
yesyes
Built-in microphone
yesyes
yesyes
Video game included
nono
yesyes

Connectivity

Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DSSony PlayStation VitaSony PlayStation Vita
WiFi
yesyes
yesyes
Wireless networking standard
802.11b, 802.11g
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
USB
nono
yesyes
GPRS
nono
nono
Bluetooth
nono
yesyes
DC-in jack
yesyes
yesyes
Headphone connectivity
3.5 mm
3.5 mm
Headphone output
1
1
3G (UMTS)
nono
nono
Built-in navigation system
nono
yesyes

Power

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Battery life (running)
5 h
9 h
Battery life (max)
8 h
9 h
Battery type
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of batteries required
1
1