The next generation of Sony's gaming consoles, the PlayStation Vita, is now available to buy in the UK. You might be wondering what's different about the Vita, or what specs it has, or simply if it is any good. Well don't worry, this launch guide provides you with everything you need to know about the 8th generation games console. See also PS4 release date, specs and rumour round-up.

PlayStation Vita review - Alex Wawro

 The Sony PlayStation Vita is a portable gaming device with a lot of potential, but it suffers from a few problems. Read our Sony PlayStation Vita review for more. Updated, 14 February 2012

PlayStation Vita FAQs - David Court

Here's some frequently asked questions about the PlayStation Vita to help you get your head around the new console in a superfast time.

Where to buy the PlayStation VIta in the UK - Jim Martin

Want to be one of the first to get your hands on a PlayStation Vita? Then look no further than our handy guide to the best deals.

PlayStation Vita - David Daw

We've got the details you need for the launch of Sony's new PlayStation Vita handheld, including specs, prices and games.

PlayStation Vita Hands-On Report - David Daw

We took Sony's new handheld for a spin, and while the hardware has some issue it's hard to say no to the games.

PlayStation Vita Review Round-Up - Brennon Slattery

The PlayStation Vita is launching on February 22--here's what the reviewers are saying.

PlayStation Vita Teardown: 5 Findings - Jared Newman

The Vita easily comes apart with a small Phillips screwdriver and a plastic prying tool.

PS Vita Memory Card Prices Revealed: Far From a Deal - Matt Peckham

Sony's PlayStation Vita has no internal storage, which means you'll have to buy one of Sony's proprietary memory cards, like it or not.