In the face of growing competition from smartphone gaming and traditional rivals like Nintendo, Sony releases its latest hand-held console today [22 February].
The PS Vita boasts a five-inch touch screen, rear touch pad, dual analogue sticks, stereo speakers, motion sensors and front and back cameras.
With Wi-Fi (£230) and 3G+Wi-Fi (£280) versions available it's been designed for social gaming and comes with more than 30 games at launch.
With a superior processor and sharper graphics than any other handheld device only time and sales figures will tell if enough people will be willing to buy it to make it a success.
Twenty-four-year-old Tom Windsor from Liverpool, and Matt Grange, 18, from Billericay tried it out for Newsbeat.