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Like my psp fat can take alot of punishment on its screen even when its dropped it still doesn't have a scratch on it. But at the same time my psp slim I dropped has a tiny dent on the screen barely noticable but I notice it cuz I'm into perfection on my screen. But at the same time I think I like the lighter feel to the psp slim because when you're playing a game for awhile the heavier weight to the psp fat can get kind of annoying. I own a psp fat and a slim.
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Curious of the same thing myself. Not gonna lie, the Vita kinda intrigues me.
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I read somewhere, according to people that held the unit, lighter than iphone4 but then again alot of things are lighter than that mini-brick
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How powerful is the new ps vita really? Is it possible for ppl to make a dreamcast emulator or is that probably impossible? My god would I not give to play Dreamcast on a portable, and yes I know the psp only had one title of dreamcast which was powerstone. And while that was a decent port, I felt the dreamcast version was better than the psp version. Playing sonic, blue stringer on psp vita would be bad ass. Blue Stinger I feel is an underrated gem.
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Originally Posted by IlovetheChosenone View Post
How powerful is the new ps vita really? Is it possible for ppl to make a dreamcast emulator or is that probably impossible? My god would I not give to play Dreamcast on a portable, and yes I know the psp only had one title of dreamcast which was powerstone. And while that was a decent port, I felt the dreamcast version was better than the psp version. Playing sonic, blue stringer on psp vita would be bad ass. Blue Stinger I feel is an underrated gem.
Dreamcast emulator is possible. DrkIzziel, the developer of nullDC (and co-conspirator Zezu) helped create this video showing Price of Persia running (albeit slowly) on an omap 3 beagle board (with the intention of porting to the open pandora handheld openpandora.org). That was a 600 MHz Cortex A8. The PS Vita is a 4 core cortex A9 clocked at 1 GHz (I'm guessing) and is 25% faster clock for clock.

So, even if there is no parallelism in the code, a single cortex a9 core @ 1GHz is roughly twice as fast as a single 600MHz cortex a8 core, and there will be 3 available cores for the programmer on the Vita.

The original nullDC author has abandoned the project, but the source code exists on google code. If(when) the vita is jailbroken, I'm very willing to bet some intrepid emu dev will pick up the project and port the code. I'd even wager some games may approach or reach full speed, possibly without sound.

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I took my PSP's everywhere. I will do the same for PSVita. If I have to buy a protector so be it.

Also, it's going to be pretty sick powerful .
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Originally Posted by DoomDash View Post
I took my PSP's everywhere. I will do the same for PSVita. If I have to buy a protector so be it.

Also, it's going to be pretty sick powerful .
Hopefully the developers bring out some pretty powerful custom firmware also these new psps look awesome.

Some pictures from different angles.


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I don't think anyone can compete with Sony's styling when they are on their A game. PSP and PSVITA both look really sexy.
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post #9 of 14
Whats the release date for this thing again? I know its before Christmas but when? Also, anybody planning on camping in front of bestbuy the day of release?
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amzon.com:This item will be released on December 31, 2011.
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