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Sony PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi (Renewed)

Platform : PlayStation Vita
4.5 out of 5 stars 564 ratings

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  • Game with Dual Analog Sticks for precision control
  • Play a wide range of PS4 games on PS Vita system with Remote Play
  • Experience a growing library of games at your fingertips
  • Over 900 games available to play on PS Vita system through PSN, including new hits, PS one Classics, PS Mobile games, and more
  • Experience brilliant gaming with the 5" OLED touchscreen, Requires a Sony Vita Memory Card for any downloaded games and card-based games that create save files

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PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi (PCH-1001) Re-certified Hardware

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Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2017
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Reviewed in the United States on August 7, 2016
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5.0 out of 5 stars Refurbished, yet flawless condition; huge game library; low price
By kunoh on August 7, 2016
The refurbished OLED Vita that I bought came without any issues whatsoever. It's a great portable console, and the library of games now is huge. It has a touch-screen, as well as a touch-surface on its back. Best of all, the price was low and affordable.

Why buy a Refurbished OLED Vita?
The original Vita comes with a fantastic OLED screen instead of the newer, Vita Slim which has a good, but cheaper-to-produce LCD screen. When compared side-by-side, its really no contest - the OLED is simply better-looking. However, brand-new OLED Vitas are hard to find, and they are often priced extremely high. Buying a refurbished OLED Vita like I did allowed me to pay only a fraction of the money. What's more, the unit I got was pretty much flawless - I could not discern any sort of previous usage. It came with a charger, a warranty card (the seller I bought it from gave me a 90-day warranty), and easy-to-open packaging.

Games - big library; many of which are discounted.
The main reason that the Vita is a good portable system is the game library. There are well over 1000 Vita games at the time of this writing. Add in the ability to play PSP games as well as games designed to be played cross-platform - and you truly have a huge selection. Best of all, many of the more popular Vita games can be found at a significant discount. Games like Gravity Rush, Persona 4 Golden, Killzone: Mercenary, Tearaway, and more can be bought for around $20-$25 brand new.

Play Japanese games on a US Vita (technically possible, but it can be a pain)
One of the best things about the Vita is that it has no inherent region-lock. This means you can play Japanese games on a US Vita. The catch is that DLC, or updates for most Japanese games are available on the Japanese PSN Store exclusively. To make things worse, the Vita can be tied to only one of the stores - not both. This means that bouncing between the US and Japanese PSN stores is quite a chore - just to get updates and DLC. It involves backing up all your data, then resetting your Vita to factory defaults; creating a new account on the other store, and logging into it with the Vita. Then there’s the issue that the Japanese PSN Store may not take your credit card - in which case you have to buy Japanese PSN Cards. While it’s not hard to get these cards - it’s still another step in a long process for getting updates and DLC for Japanese games.

Storage
The OLED Vita does not have any sort of memory built-in which means buying a memory card is required. The Vita Slim however, does come with 1gb of internal storage, but it's definitely not enough if you want to download games from PSN. Unfortunately, the memory cards for the Vita are quite expensive. For this reason many people buy the 16GB card - its somewhat of a good dollar-per-gigabyte ratio. Most Vita games are around 2gb in size. Some of the larger games are about 3-4gb.

Controls
Most of the games that I have played work well with the Vita’s controls. Everything feels generally good. However, I do feel that the two analog sticks are a bit looser than what I prefer. It’s not horribly bad - but I think most users would prefer a tighter, firmer analog sticks. Games which require precision aiming (such as FPS games) can take a bit of getting used to - but it only takes a little while to get used to the looseness.

Playing Music, Video, Browsing the Internet, etc.
The Vita can do almost everything a smartphone can do - just not as well. It's focus is purely on playing games (no surprise) which means everything else takes a backseat. It has a music app, but the functions are basic, and there are no downloadable or automatic playlists - you have to manage it all yourself. I found the sound to be good, but then again there are no controls for bass or treble. Also, the placement of the headphone jack (in the middle of bottom side) makes it difficult to have headphones plugged in while the Vita is in your pocket (the plug to my headphones would stick out uncomfortably). Surfing the web works, but websites that rely heavily on Adobe Flash (which isn't officially supported on the Vita) can be problematic. (The Vita's touch screen however works quite well when surfing the Internet.) And while watching video is generally good, many smartphones these days actually have a higher resolution screen than the Vita (though, the OLED Screen on the Vita definitely makes colors look great). Suffice to say, the Vita won’t replace any modern smartphone for music, video, and web surfing capability.

PC Connectivity
The Vita uses Sony's free downloadable app called Content Manager Assistant. With this, the Vita can connect to a PC or Mac via USB or wirelessly. Using the wireless connection is surprisingly easy, and I can copy music, video, etc to the Vita with no problems at all. What’s more, the Vita can also stream music and movies that reside on the connected computer itself. Obviously your Wifi has to be fast enough this, but it is possible. I watched several movies on the Vita this way.

Battery Life
A full charge lasts me about 3-4 consecutive hours, depending on the game. This translates to a full day for me because I generally play in 1 hour sessions, stopping to either eat, watch TV, or do some work. Charging the Vita takes about 2 hours - which isn’t bad.

Conclusion
Refurbished PS Vitas are a great option for anyone seeking to save some cash and get into the PS Vita library of games. Whether you get the OLED Vita like me, or you get the LCD; either one will give you lots of options to enjoy a wide variety of quality games - most at a significant discount from their original prices.
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Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2017
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Reviewed in the United States on April 1, 2017
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1.0 out of 5 stars Abysmal Quality Control
By Michael on April 1, 2017
I ordered a Vita from AnchorElectronics because it had one-day shipping. The unit has many small scratches, but none on the face, so that wasn't a huge deal. The dealbreaker is the absurd amount of burn-in covering the entirety of the screen. There are completely obvious logos for Sly Cooper and The Show, text that says DEMO in the bottom right corner, and two arrows on the left side of the screen with "SWIPE" written in each. This looks a lot like a demo unit that was sitting in a Walmart or something.

I've included an image of some of the burn-in, but the photo really doesn't do it justice. This isn't some insignificant issue that you need a magnifying glass to find. I noticed it within seconds of booting it up for the first time. I don't understand how someone could have seen this and thought it was suitable for sale. I don't know if this is an anomaly, if their quality control is abysmal, or if they simply don't care. Try your luck with a different vendor.
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Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
By Jake Dunn on October 19, 2014
Very Happy with it. its in perfect condition and the packaging was perfect.
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