Sony’s PS Vita finally saw it’s official North American release last week, prompting glazed eyes and hungry salivation in gamers across the continent. With it’s speedy four core ARM A9 processor, 512MB of RAM, 128MB of VRAM, multiple input options, as well as built-in GPS, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Vita is currently the most powerful handheld gaming platform available to consumers.
That said -- as any kid with a cardboard box and a head full of dreams will tell you -- you don’t need the most powerful gizmo in its class to have a great time. With this in mind, we decided to take a look at how the PS Vita stacks up against our favorite portable gaming platform: iOS on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. After spending a week with the PS Vita, and a number of years with iOS, here’s what we found.