Engadget - It's hard to believe that Sony's venerable first portable has just reached its seventh birthday. The PSP launched in 2004: a year when the Motorola RAZR V3 claimed top phone prizes and tablets were called tablet PCs. Since then, its closest rival has undergone several substantial transformations, but the PSP has remained largely untouched, aside from getting a little slimmer. Sony's hoping its new portable superstar is less evolutionary, more revolutionary. And it may have to be. Mobile gaming is snapping at its heels, with game developers continuing to boost the scale and polish on smartphone offerings. Even Sony has been attempting to get in on the mobile action, with underwhelming results so far.
Carl Williams writes, "The Sony Playstation Vita is a marvelous hand held gaming device. I personally don’t own one, yet, but I have been fortunate enough to borrow some here and there from friends over the years. The PS Vita is also a bane for many independent developers that want to release games for it as it has not been opened up. Until now. The first release of a new crack that opens the Sony Playstation Vita to independent developers is finally here. Only took what, four or five years?"
VRFocus: Back in May of this year, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s (SCEE) Simon Benson hinted at the possibility that the PlayStation Vita may be part of the long-term plan for Project Morpheus. Since then, a member of Benson’s team at SCEE London Studios has gone one further, confirming that the handheld console is already being used internally.
Sony Computer Entertainment head Andrew House has admitted that the PS Vita's future is uncertain outside of Japan.