The Wii U GamePad and the PlayStation Vita are touchscreen-to-TV devices. According to Sony Worldwide Studios Vice President Scott Rohde, the PS Vita is the superior device of the two because the “Wii U tablet doesn’t have a processor in it.” Unlike the Wii U GamePad, the PS Vita and the Nintendo 3DS are handheld gaming devices. The 3DS also has a processor and, like the PS Vita, is capable of connecting to a home console.
“That Wii U tablet doesn’t have a processor in it, so it’s got to be fueled by that box sitting under your TV.”
“We can do some pretty special things that you’ll start to see on the [E3] floor this year and you’ll see more over the upcoming months about what you can do when you actually have a processor in the thing that’s in your hand as well.”
“It’s only been three months though, just three months. There are a lot of games on that machine and I think what we have to hang our hat on… Every single person that actually picks that thing up absolutely loves it.”