The PlayStation Vita may not be selling all too well but there is still a strong lineup of videogames that are worth purchasing the system for. Of course, there are also a few accessories that you should consider buying if you decide to buy the handheld if you haven’t already. Take a look at our guide below to find the best Vita accessories to buy during Black Friday and the rest of the 2014 holiday season.
Best Vita Protective Case and Screen Filter
For the original Vita model, we suggest getting the official PlayStation Vita Starter Kit from Sony as it has a protective film for the screen along with a pocket pouch for the system as a whole. As an added bonus, a 4 GB Memory Card, Card Case, Cleaning Cloth and Headphones are also included in the package. So you will be killing multiple birds with one stone with this kit. Pick it up right now with this page on Amazon.
If you have the PCH-2000 Vita slim model, you should opt for the Hori Elite Pack Protective Starter Kit. While not a first-party product, it is officially licensed by Sony. In the kit, you will get a clear protector for the outer shell, screen protective filter in addition to a hard pouch for added safety when taking the handheld with you during your travels. Take a look at the current price for the Hori Elite Pack Protective Starter Kit with this link.
Best Vita Hand Grips
The PlayStation Vita is not the best ergonomic device, especially if you are planning to play for hours non-stop. Therefore it is best to invest on a hand grip. For the original model of the system, we recommend getting the CTA Digital PS Vita Hand Grip due to its lightweight and rubber coating that will help you get a better grip on the added handles. Alternatively, the Nyko Power Grip for Vita is also a good choice. Check out the prices for both via Amazon: CTA Digital PS Vita Hand Grip and Nyko Power Grip.
Speaking of which, Nyko also released a Power Grip for the Vita 2000. You can find it here.
Best Vita Memory Card Size
If you are using the handheld a lot, especially for downloadable games, you can find yourself quickly running out of space. Thus, we suggest getting the biggest memory card size possible. Sony is currently selling a 64 GB version. Although it is only available in Japan, the memory card can still work with the systems from other regions. Not to mention that the 64 GB version is cheaper than buying two 32 GB cards even when imported. You can find the current price of the biggest Vita memory card with this page.
Other Recommended Purchases
PS Vita Portable Charger – The PlayStation Vita can run out of battery pretty quickly, especially if you are playing online. If you don’t have access to a power outlet out of your house, you should get the official Portable Charger, which adds another four to seven hours of playtime. Furthermore, it can also be used on other mobile devices. Take a look at its current price tag here.
PlayStation Plus – Although entirely optional, the PlayStation Plus membership is a great buy due to the monthly releases of full-access games. Better yet, you will also be getting free games on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 if you also own both consoles while being a member of the service. Aside from the games, the subscription offers exclusive discounts along with cloud storage on save data. If you are a hardcore PlayStation fan, you need to buy Playstation Plus. You can do so with this link.
PlayStation TV – The Vita is a powerful system with a lot of great looking games. There may be times where you actually want to play these titles on the big HDTV. With the PlayStation TV, which you can buy here, you can do just that. You can find a full list of supported games for the device on the official PlayStation Support website. We also recommend picking up a DualShock 4 if you want to use the best controller available with the PlayStation TV.
PlayStation 4 – Another great benefit of the PlayStation Vita is that it can play supported PlayStation 4 games. This is done through streaming using the Remote Play feature. Of course, you need to have a PS4 in order to link both console and handheld together. So, if you have not bought a PlayStation 4 yet, you definitely should pick it up during Black Friday as there are several enticing deals. You can find the current price of the console with this link.
The above-mentioned accessories should add a lot to your (or your loved one’s) experience with the PlayStation Vita. So make sure to keep an eye on the products on Black Friday and the rest of the 2014 holiday season.