The PlayStation Vita is widely regarded as the “ultimate” handheld emulation device, and the Playstation Vita and its community are highly regarded. The community has developed a wide range of homebrew games, custom software and unique customizable themes. Secondly, the Vita has one of the most enjoyable libraries of handheld games, as well as the ability to stream Netflix and games. So it is possible to enjoy both media content and play games that far exceed Vita’s processing power.
Steam Deck also has similar qualities; not only is it one of the most powerful handhelds available, but it is also built on Linux, so it can play a wide variety of games and use various emulation tools. steam Deck can also draw from Steam’s vast library of games. In addition, players can stream a variety of film and TV content from Netflix and play games in streaming form from their primary gaming device (if they have one).
The PSV also supports Netflix streaming, which is a potential use for the PSV emulator on the Steam Deck handheld.
Recently, a foreign god successfully ran the PSV emulator “Vita 3K” on the handheld Steam Deck.
Emulation is a resource-intensive process that simulates different hardware to run programs on systems that were never intended for emulation. Vita 3K is available for Windows and Linux. however, it is still in the early stages of development, so not all Vita games are available or playable. If you are considering trying it out, the official website has a list of playable and supported games, which will give you an idea of what games are currently available.
The Steam platform is a worthy successor to the noble modified Vita, with a beautiful touchscreen, excellent ergonomics, a powerful control interface, and a versatile nature that many gaming devices lack. But the emulation of one handheld to another is a complex process, although Valve’s open source approach to device and software development simplifies the process somewhat. It still requires testing and configuration.