The fourth installment of the “PlayStation Evolution” series arrived yesterday, Feb. 18, 2013, and focused on the PlayStation Portable, or PSP, and the PlayStation Vita. In 2003, at the Electronic and Entertainment Expo, or E3, Sony announced that it was entering the world of handheld gaming with the PlayStation Portable. The PSP brought a console quality experience to the gamers’ pockets, and featured a large, high resolution screen.
Sony took lessons that they learned from the PSP into account when they announced the PlayStation Vita in 2012. The PS Vita has a powerful new processor, an OLED screen, and the option of Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. The PS Vita also provides developers with the ability to utilize cross platform play, allowing it to interact with the PlayStation 3 version of the same game.
As outlined yesterday, there are some serious problems with the PlayStation Vita, namely a lack of quality games. It’s worth noting that in the video focusing partially on the PlayStation Portable, there was no mention of the PSP’s failed redesign, the PSP Go. It’s as if Sony would like gamers to forget that they ever released the system. If the PS Vita doesn’t turn around, it’s likely that there will be two portable PlayStations that Sony would like us to forget about.
Since the video focused on both the PSP and the PS Vita, it is unknown what today’s video could focus on, if indeed there is one. Tomorrow, Sony is set to reveal “the future” tomorrow at 6pm EST, and most believe it will be the unveiling of the PlayStation 4. To back up that assumption, images of the PS4’s new controller prototype have appeared online.