PS Vita's form factor is 'super oval,' touch panels are extremely high-resolution

Joystiq - At a sponsored, Vita-focused panel at GDC Online, SCEA Senior Staff Developer Support Engineer Chris Norden described the "form factor" of the new handheld using the official Sony terminology. It's a "super oval." Norden didn't specify how the super oval differs from a regular oval -- maybe just in that it encases a PlayStation Vita.

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WooHooAlex2615d ago

I think they're calling this design 'super oval' because they're planning different iterations of it down the road.

Titanz2615d ago

You have to send it in to Sony?

PSVita2615d ago

yeah, for some reason it's harder to hack when the battery is installed.

jujubee882615d ago

That was a pretty random question.

narutogameking2615d ago

My Dualshock 3 and SixAxis controllers have lasted for years. The battery never "dies". It's rechargeable.

Hicken2615d ago

I really can't wait to get my hands on the Vita.

Fishy Fingers2615d ago

LOL... "Super Oval"... For when Oval just isn't Oval enough....

Ddouble2615d ago (Edited 2615d ago )

Good to hear about the resolution of the rear and front touch panels. It'll be good for mapping extra buttons to the front or rear. Would work well for fighting games.

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