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Submitted by Cupid_Viper_3 1174d ago | opinion piece

My PS3 Hates My PS Vita

"But you see, the one thing I really didn’t factor into this equation is my PS Vita. For a console that is supposed to have no games, I find myself incapable of putting it down. But worse, is that now I find myself going to sleep later and later everyday because of this sexy little beast of a system. I bring it to my room and put on the headphones and I’ll be on Black Ops Declassified until 2 or 3 am. I mean, it’s not fair to both me or my backlog on my PS3. I can’t even stop playing my PS Vita long enough to even write a review or two, for pete’s sake." - (PS Vita, PS3, Tag Invalid)

Godchild1020  +   1174d ago
I do the same thing. I recently started playing my PS3 again though; Playstation All-Stars brought me back to my PS3 and the WiiU for a day (Scribblenauts Unlimited).

The funny thing is I have never liked playing COD online and I find myself doing it on my Vita. For a system that doesn't have any games, I already have a backlog of games and that was prior to the IGC from PS+.
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Cupid_Viper_3  +   1174d ago
Yeah Same here, I never really caught the CoD bug, but on the Vita it's a different thing though. I guess the portability plays a huge factor in that as well.

I have yet to open my copy of Black Ops 2 for the PS3, I gotta do something about that.
BattleTorn  +   1174d ago
Haha, whenever I buy COD it sits for a while before opening it.

I don't like that I buy it, but there's little sense in not buying it. (IE, even my allegence lie with other shooters, they're still only getting a smaller piece of the same pie. Buying COD = bigger pie = better pieces for all)
Nitrowolf2  +   1174d ago
ha I jus Plat PS all-star on the Vita, time for the PS3
Welshy  +   1174d ago
The game is an absolute breeze of a platinum.

I've had it for a day, haven't even been specifically trophy hunting yet and literally only need to do a level 3 move on certain levels and play each characters story on any difficulty.

Defo getting 2 platinums out of my Ps and Vita copies and have an absolute blast doing so!

Haven't enjoyed a fighting game this much in a long time! Having not played Smash Bro's either makes it feel a whole new experience to me.

Can't recommend PS All-Stars enough to both Vita and PS3 owners! Perfect multiplayer game for countless laughs at this time of year =D
Godchild1020  +   1174d ago
Got my PS3 one a few hours ago. Had the Vita one 2 days after the release.

Going to watach Netflix then play PSASBR online. Same as TheFaceless, can't recommend the game enough to PS3/V owners. Enjoyable to play online and great for those looking to earn some quick easy trophies.
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AcidKill  +   1174d ago
NFS MW for PSV keeps me busy the whole day... >_<
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1174d ago
Yeah and I'm afraid to pick up Ragnarok Odyssey as I fear it will consume all my time as well.
himdeel  +   1174d ago
Ragnarok is stupid fun! I really enjoy it! Cannot wait for Phantasy Star and Soul Sacrifice!
Cupid_Viper_3  +   1174d ago
Man don't say stuff like that, You're going to make me run out and get the game and ruin my life in the process...
mt  +   1174d ago
for soul sacrifice I shall sacrifice my soul.

I can't wait for that game.

P.S I am having blast playing Ragnarok Odyssey.
G20WLY  +   1174d ago
Me too! I want RO, but fear it at the same time. I'd never played FFVII, so downloaded it for Vita. Now every night it's the same once missus is asleep...I'll just play for 30mins and then save...2am comes and I feel annoyed with myself!

Since the last firmware update, I've mapped the analog sticks, front & rear screens and customised the screen size perfectly and this breathes new life into PS1 games :)

Meanwhile I have 3 PS3 games still unopened - one from 4 months ago!
extermin8or  +   1174d ago
nfs mw is on my tobuy within the week list :p (don't usually have this list) I played ps3 demo then watched video of starting on the vita they actually are damn near identical :D
ctorretta  +   1174d ago
I hear you, I play my Vita way more than my PS3. Heck, I find myself playing mediocre games on the Vita (like Lego LOTR) more than awesome games that I own for the PS3. It's kind of weird, but it is just so convenient and pleasant to sit on the couch playing the Vita while my wife sits next to me on her laptop while we watch Netflix on the PS3. Something about not dominating the entire living room to play a game is rather nice.

Also, I have a ridiculous backlog of Vita games now as well. I know COD and AC Lib weren't the system sellers people were hoping for, but I kind of wonder if we're past the point of System Selling Games. I'm not willing to spend hundreds of dollars for a single game, but if a system has a whole library of great games, the system becomes much more appealing. And imho, the Vita has a pretty rockin' library so far...
extermin8or  +   1174d ago
tbh some of my favorite games ever have low scores; might have to finally pick up resistance; I'll be willing to try COD despite it's awfully short singleplayer when its cheaper; I reccomend gravity rush, and AC liberations got marked down just for being a vita game by alot of the judges
Qrphe  +   1173d ago
I played Uncharted GA and Wipeout 2048 all this weekend thanks to PS+.
Hicken  +   1173d ago
"I'm not willing to spend hundreds of dollars for a single game, but if a system has a whole library of great games, the system becomes much more appealing."

Thank you.

I can't understand why people maintain that mentality. Why would you be MORE willing to spend $300 to play one game than you would be to play a dozen games?

I didn't get a PS3 just to play Gran Turismo or FF. I bought it for all the JRPGs I expected(many of them got bought by Microsoft as exclusives or timed exclusives). I bought it for the next Ar Tonelico, the next Persona. I bought it for the hope of more Xenosaga, and Breath of Fire, and a sequel to Shadow of the Colossus.

I won't get a 360 just for Lost Odyssey. But for Tales of Vesperia, Blue Dragon, and the other half-dozen exclusive rpgs. For Alan Wake and Zoids(I like Zoids).

When I get a Wii, it won't be only for Fragile Dreams. It'll also be for Linger in Shadow, and Pandora's Tower, and Xenoblade and The Last Story. For MadWorld, Sin and Punishment, and Skyward Sword.

The Vita, likewise, has a very strong library worth picking the system up for. But it's disregarded because there's no Halo, no Mario, no Uncharted.

But there's Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Unit 13, Assassin's Creed, Need for Speed, Call of Duty(which seems to have mixed but mostly positive impressions), Ragnarok Odyssey, and plenty of others.

That's not worth it?

I have to think there's something fundamentally wrong with people who can't grasp that.
Caymanite  +   1174d ago
Great article. I also took the plunge with the Vita from day one and I have zero regret. Currently I have a back log of games on the Vita as well, especially since P4G touched down last week.

Anyone hating on the Vita or stating that it has a lack of games, either does not have one or can't afford one and the many quality games it has. The biggest gripe that I have is how these other mobile systems (iPad in particular) get such great reviews with games that don't compare to what is available on the Vita in quality, depth, game-play or controls. A great example is NFS Most Wanted on the Vita, no other true racing mobile game can compare, yet there are other mobile racers that received better ratings /shrug.
Kingthrash360  +   1174d ago
Agreed , a lot of great games on the vita has received bad ratings, that's why I don't read reviews anymore.... Well I do for a laugh, but its baffling to see. I've asked several "vita haters" if they owned a vita and I've never gotten a yes. Just a no response or I've seen it on YouTube reply. Smh
Protagonist  +   1174d ago
I have been saying this for months now, and with P4: The Golden and other great PSVITA games on the horizon, It will continue so.
Baylex  +   1174d ago
Aleluia!! Some good article in a couple of weeks!!
That's all true right there!!
I think every vita owner is feeling the same way as the autor eheh if not for a ps3, then with an xbox 360 or a pc or even a 3DS AHAH ;)
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Kingthrash360  +   1174d ago
My ps vita addiction is hurting my pockets! I bought more psv games in the last two months than on any of my consoles/handheld and I own every system. I think its the fact that I can play them online at work... If I wanna fps ill hop on cod mp, of I wanna pull out the Bugatti in nfs, bam right there, or assassinate my boss.... I mean some redcoats, ac. I could go on, my point is vita has my playstation on only for Netflix or crunchy roll. That needs to change tho i have bo2 ac3 (halo4 still in wrapper) that I need to get into...but with psplus on vita giving me jet set radio and wipe out....I see no change anytime soon.
izumo_lee  +   1174d ago
I forced myself to stop playing Mugen Souls to indulge my appetite with Persona 4 Golden. Ever since i got that game i have a hard time putting it down. I play it on the bus on the way to work, i play it on my break, i play it on the bus when i get off work, i play it while i eat dinner, i play it while i fall asleep (THANK GOD for the Vita's auto sleep!!).

I have sunk over 45 hrs into the game & i'm only in July!!! At level 70 & loving every minute of it!! So yeah Persona 4 Golden is exactly that : GOLDEN!!!

I'm sorry Mugen Souls i'll get back to you eventually but right now my heart & mind is on something else :D
tiffac008  +   1174d ago
The Vita has been my life saver when I'm in rehab getting treatment for my injured knee. Playing through P4G or FFVII makes me forget all the pain during treatment. lol!
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Sanquine90  +   1173d ago
Get well soon!
tiffac008  +   1173d ago
Thanks bro much appreciated~
PersonaCat  +   1173d ago
Injured leg? All you need is Dia and a "Fsteak".
tiffac008  +   1173d ago
Hahaha! I wish that was the only thing it took, it would save me a lot of time and money (and pain). lol!
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Heavenly King  +   1174d ago
Nice to see so many people happy with the Vita XD. I want Soul Sacrifice already DAMNIT!!! And a remake of GOW Betrayal if possible XD
CaptainYesterday  +   1173d ago
Damn I really need to get a Vita, I've seen the COD bundle and the AC3 bundle for around the same price still not sure!
Lord_Kaname  +   1173d ago
Dont own a ps3 but my psp hates my vita.
strigoi814  +   1173d ago
My psvita is with my girlfriend she's using it at her house and beating each other up on playstation all stars thru online match..and we are having a blast..btw im using my ps3 upon the absence of my vita..lolz
kopicha  +   1173d ago
ironically I seems to face quite a similar problem as the writer... lol
vikingland1  +   1173d ago
I have to say well said to all the posts.And I will also give all Vita owners a heads up on the Nyco power grip for the Vita it tripled my battery life on my Vita. After the break period that is.
Caymanite  +   1173d ago
The "Nyko power grip" is certainly a must have accessory, not only does it give you at minimum double the battery life, it also creates an amazingly comfortable gaming experience on the Vita. The best part is that it cost under $30 bucks. I think GameStop might have the exclusive on it if your interested in picking one up and if you haven't yet you certainly should.
BigCojones  +   1173d ago
My nyko power grip died. I left it with the red light beeping for one night and now it won't charge...
kupomogli  +   1173d ago
While I like my Vita better than my 3DS. Less games sure, but better games. I play more of my consoles than I do my Vita. I own Playstation All Stars and have been playing the PS3 version all week long and just started playing Jak and Daxter the Precursor Legacy as I've never played it before and starting it up the first time. I recently got the game for cheap.

The Vita games I own: Uncharted, Wipeout 2048, Ragnarok Odyssey, Mortal Kombat, Unit 13, LBP Vita, and Modnation Racers. I have no idea why I got Modnation Racers because I didn't like the PS3 demo, so more than likely never going to play this, but every other game I own on the Vita I've got a lot of enjoyment out of. I'm eventually going to get Gravity Rush because I the demo was amazing. I've been waiting for it to drop in price, but now that it's on Playstation Plus I'll get that, and then later on get a physical copy so I can still own it.
freezola75  +   1173d ago
You know this is a very interesting article. I wouldn't say that my Ps3 hates my Vita, but I do believe it's getting a little jelly because I have been spending a little too much time with it... I have Escape Plan, Dokuro, SSD Delta, Sunflowers, PASBR, AND NOW thanks to Plus on the Vita, Unch:GA, & Gravity Rush.

Not to mention the apps like Treasure Park oh and also maaan I'm telling you now, when that Soul Sacrifice drops..I think my Ps3 will have a problem with me... LOL
Tunerboy8732  +   1173d ago
Need for Speed Most Wanted has been keeping me busy lately on my Vita.

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