Sony has just announced a Youtube application for the PS Vita. the application will bring standard YT functionality to the hand held, including searches, comments, and integration with user’s accounts. According to the Playstation Blog, the application will take advantage of the Vita’s 5-inch OLED screen, presumably to deliver high definition video. If implemented, this will address a long-standing user gripe with the PS3′s Youtube application, which only supports low resolutions even on HD displays.
The Youtube app is latest addition to the Vita’s multi-purpose arsenal. It follows the recently released Skype application, which essentially makes the system a game-phone hybrid. Sony seems to be taking the hand held in a general-purpose direction. Personally, I think this is a wise move, considering the Vita‘s limited title selection. The PSP had a great selection of games, but also functioned as a capable mp3 player with a workable, though weak, web browser. The Vita’s beefy hardware, if properly implemented, could make it a gamers’ (or hipsters’) iPad alternative.
The Youtube application will be available for free download at the end of June.
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