STN Opinion: PlayStation Vita doesn't deserve to be criticised


I'm fed up. The reason? We'll I love my PS Vita but everywhere I look there is yet another person telling me it's a failure. Looking at the games I have on my system I can't really understand this argument.

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Snookies121898d ago

Same here, people just like to complain because it's a Sony product lol. That's the trend right now it seems. People also complained about the PS3 being too pricey and had no games when it was out for at least the first year.

zebramocha1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

The vita deserves criticism where it's called but for most complaints are not needed and when they advertise the vita they should include stuff that shows features it has and will acquire in the future.

SilentNegotiator1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

Well, when they cut the price like 3DS did, it'll probably see a turn around (like 3DS did).

But they'll probably have long-lasting bitter journalists/gamers that can't afford one outside the office like with the ps3 and its price. Especially since it's a high price while 3DS has already seen its first slash.

MoreRPG1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

@Snookies ps3 WAS too pricie and didn't have a decent library ( im glad that change though) so i think people had the right to complain

About the Vita i wouldn't call it a failure. I think the price is right it just needs more unique titles like Gravity Rush and Tearaway.

SilentNegotiator1898d ago

"and didn't have a decent library"

2007 saw Uncharted, Heavenly sword, Motorstorm, Ratchet....


Snookies121898d ago

That's my whole point... The PS3 was pricey and didn't have many amazing games in its first year (albeit the ones SilentNegotiator did mention.)

I'm saying that despite these things, it's turned around magnificently and is now affordable and has a huge selection of exclusives and wonderful 3rd party games as well.

I'm sure the same will happen with the Vita is what I mean. :]

Welshy1897d ago

I own all the systems available atm, so no bias from me, but when Sony make the Vita and have an exclusive Uncharted title for it, all you hear is "if i wanted Uncharted i'd play my PS3".

Just think for a moment is Microsoft released an Xbox branded handeld of equivalent power with an exclusive Halo or Gears... The internet would EXPLODE with hype and it'd be getting 11/10's across the board.

I enjoy Halo and i enjoy my Uncharted experiences, but the double standards of gaming "journalists" is just utter BS and they need to grow up and drop petty allegiances with brands and companies and just be honest.

What about Gravity Rush? a brilliant, original and great fun NEW IP withing the opening months of a handhelds sales. Why is it when PS3 launches with Motorstorm or Uncharted, noone bothers to acknowledge them, but when the 360 appeared and launches a new IP like Gears Of War it's all "OMG look at the graphics! i love new IP's!"

Seriously, both sets of fanboys on the console front need to grow up, "journalists" need to practice professionalism and everyone should just enjoy games and platforms for what they are and HAVE FUN!

That's what gaming is supposed to be about right? FUN? Or are we all shareholders and board members of corporations with obligations to Microsoft and Sony now?

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Blankman851898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )


@outside the box :D hehehe sure I do ;)

Outside_ofthe_Box1898d ago

It's funny and ironic because you cry about people on here talking negative about Microsoft all the time.

solidjun51896d ago

Why did you put up a picture of yourself Ndivhu?! You got issues.

Starfox8111898d ago

Completely agree with you Joe! I can't for a second understand why people berate the system other than its high price point compared to others. I love my Vita and the list of games you reeled off are some of my favourite this year. Thanks to PS Mobile arriving, Vita's offering of bitesize fun alongside longer sessions is great and it's all about playing your PS One games on the go. Sony just need to make more of a fuss about how powerful the device is instead of the touchscreen jiggerypokery they do.

Yodagamer1898d ago

They also need to quit comparing it to the ps3, they keep doing it and then people get upset when a game is less advanced or different than the console games. Sony is trying to set it up as impressive, yet some people get disappointed when it isn't ps3 level, even if it is a very very impressive handheld.

profgerbik1898d ago

Yea it is oh so annoying indeed it isn't a PS3 so people need to stop comparing it in that light.

Sony never said it was a portable PS3. They said it was the best gaming handheld you will see for now and that it is.

Yodagamer1898d ago

When it was first shown off they went outta their way to show ps3 games on the ps vita, so maybe they didn't say it outloud but they sure tried to imply it.

SilentNegotiator1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

"Bu bu but Sony said it would have ps3-like fidelity and so I assumed that it would have a 720p screen, 8+GB games squeezed onto a 2GB card, and have no differences! How dare 'Sony' sell me cheaper, portable versions of games for a portable system! How dare they!!!"

Yodagamer1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

@silentnegotiatior i'm not only referring to the graphics, the games themselves are attempting to be ps3 games and some are disappointing. Believe me i was one of the earlier people who disagreed when sony/sony fan boys said "Omg it's gonna have ps3 graphics", it has great graphics, but it ain't a ps3. If you guys are upset that people are upset about it, maybe you should talk to sony and devs for making big promises.

Kingthrash3601898d ago

Lol finally someone who sees it my way. people forget the cart size compared to blueray size of memory. Smh.... people should be happy to live in an era where we can play vita games that are comparable to consoles, nfs for Example. These devs are putting in hard work to fit these games on a 2 gig cart. We should be tipping our fitted caps instead of complaining. My hat has been tipped since uncharted... And it remains ever so tipped.

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profgerbik1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

No offense but what price compared to others? The 3DS when first released was $250.

How that was acceptable is beyond me, the Vita is worth $250 the 3DS was not by a long shot which would explain the price dropping drastically 5 months after release.

Also compared to most devices of the same caliber it is actually very reasonably priced considering it is cheaper than most those other devices.

Most crappy smart phones and tablets Apples included cost more than a Vita now still, while doing way less.

I just saw no reason for people to be complaining about the price, it is always people who don't own one so I guess how can they actually judge it's value if you never used it period?

I owned a 3DS and it didn't take a degree in physics to understand it was made cheaply and was never worth $250..

I didn't even have to play a game on my Vita to understand at $250 for such an awesome well rounded handheld is actually a crazy fair price.

CommonSenseGamer1898d ago (Edited 1898d ago )

Forget boasting what's under the hood, show off the games. Give gamers a reason to want and get one. Getting into points scoring with specs is the wrong approach as tablets and smartphones will eclipse the Vita specs by this time next year. Look at the Nexus 7 from Google, quad core cpu with dual core gpu and 1gb ram and it sells for less than a Vita!

Vita has to offer gaming experiences that can only be experienced on the Vita. Arguing physical controls is what makes the difference wont be good enough for long as you can simply plug a dualshock 3 into the Nexus 7 and use that to play many of the games.

profgerbik1898d ago

Nice to see a journalist with actual common sense instead of following the herd like every other person.

hkgamer1895d ago

i agree but i think his main job is to write about good things the products shopto sells.
no matter what people say vita is struggling in sales and shopto needs to get rid of its old stock. there is actually quite a few online store trying to get rid of first edition bundles.

JBSleek1898d ago

Does it deserve the hate? Well no maybe not.

Does it deserve to be criticized? Absolutely. Your personal love for a machine shouldn't equate to that people shouldn't judge it or that peoples personal opinion of this machine is wrong.

A $250 machine comes into the market with proprietary cards and for the most part lacking third party support. I would be skeptical too.

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