Virtua Tennis World Tour Edition Review (PlayStation Vita)

The Hugely popular Virtua Tennis series hits the Sony PlayStation Vita. How will it stand up on the handheld? Let’s get into our Virtua Tennis World Tour review.

Virtua Tennis World Tour Edition Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • Touch controls are nonevasive and a welcome edition.
  • Looks gorgeous on the Vita screen.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Has all the options and depth that the console versions have had over the years.
  • Online play works well.
  • Uses all the Vita capabilities from using the camera to add your face to the game To using the rear touchpad for control shots.
  • Arcade presentation.
  • Fun mini-games.
  • Tournament modes.
  • Customize your characters with new outfits, rackets, etc.
  • Story mode works on a calendar-style basis and allows you to take rest days to increase/replenish stats, train with celebrity players, do mini-games to increase stats.
  • Has a Vita-only section where you again use the vita capabilities to play special matches. Like play in first-person view or using the gyro to help sink a pirate ship.
  • You can even play the whole game using just the touch screen.
  • Mini-games are all present from the console versions.
  • Has a huge in-depth career mode where you start off as a rookie and work your way up through the ranks.

Virtua Tennis World Tour Edition Review Cons:

  • You may not like tennis
  • The AI can get very cheap on higher difficulties
  • Playing against King is still an infuriating experience
  • Getting angry and smashing your pad on the console version is one thing, But with this one, if you do that then you got yourself a high repair bill!
  • Small online community.

Virtua Tennis World Tour:

Official website (Wiki as the main site is shutdown)

Developer: Sumo Digital

Publisher: SEGA

PSN Store link. (defunct atm)

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


As you can see hardly any downsides to owning this game on Vita. I’ve known non-tennis fans enjoying this game. It’s a bright and colorful easily accessible arcade tennis experience that has set the benchmark in previous games, It maintains that high standard and then some with some truly unique PlayStation Vita features. You won’t find a better arcade tennis game.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!