Why I Haven't Bought a PlayStation Vita Yet

Is the PS Vita Dead or having a really bad start?

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SilentNegotiator2045d ago

I want a smaller one, first of all.
With cheaper, bigger memory cards.
And frankly, I feel Sony needs to prove that developer support will pick up at a faster rate soon before I bother.

guitarded772044d ago

I don't really see how they can make it any smaller. The screen takes up most of the surface, and the controls are as about as small as they can get without feeling awkward.

In the next model, I'd like to see...
1. Better camera
2. Flash for camera

Those were my two big wants. With a better camera and flash, I could see people buying it just for its utility.

Cam9772044d ago

How about a Ps Vita: Go with onboard internal memory??
Improvements that I, a Vita owner, believes should be made:
• Smaller dead-zone.
• Better camera.
• Make the rear touch-pad easier to feel, perhaps surround it with a rubber border?
• Give us an option to turn of the rear touch-pad in PS1 games and game that use it in some cases rather than the analog (EG: LBP, the vehicle sections stupidly use this intrusive feature)
• I would say scrap the rear touch pad but some games have full integration so that wouldn't be fair towards developers.

darthv722044d ago

I'd like to see tv out that supports upscaling to 720p as well as traditional controller and maybe move supported controllers.

The unit has a front facing camera that could double as a pseye for a move controller. Internal storage of 16gb like they had with the GO.

guitarded772044d ago

@ darthv72

Oh yeah... that too. I knew I was forgetting something I really want in the next model, and HDMI out for sure.

specsmatter2044d ago

ive had one since day one and cant possibly see or know why anyone would want a smaller one it would compromise the screen. The vita as it is is a nice looking, sleek system that just feels right in ppls hands.

I agree i was put off by the camera and also the low volume when playing games.

SilentNegotiator2044d ago

PSP did it and its design was nearly identical.

Muffins12232044d ago

he meant like a mini ps vita kinda like the psp go was to the psp ...
In other words the screen would be smaller

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dedicatedtogamers2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

I don't mind the size, and I don't necessarily mind the price of the memory cards (although cheaper is, of course, better).

What I mind is the handheld's focus. Sony is trying to market the Vita as a portable console. Big mistake. They tried that with the PSP, too. It wasn't until the PSP began getting made-for-the-handheld games like God of War, Patapon, Monster Hunter, etc that the handheld really picked up steam. I want unique games that can only be done on the Vita, not console spin-offs with rear touch screen support or tilt control tacked on just because.

The author says he worries about the Vita going "down the same painful path the PSP went down". Um, I'm sorry, but after the first two rocky years, the PSP was AWESOME and continued to be awesome. There were a TON of JRPGs for the system, tons of quirky games (Patapon, LocoRoco, Half Minute Hero, that dungeon-digging game, etc), tons of great action games (God of War, Monster Hunter, Resistance, 3rd Birthday, Castlevania, Dissidia, Peace Walker, Phantasy Star, FF7 Crisis Core) and more. But that was only AFTER Sony began treating it like its own system instead of a port machine for console-style games

Perhaps Tearaway will be the Vita's Patapon. Perhaps Soul Sacrifice will be the Vita's Monster Hunter. I don't know. But I know that I don't want to buy the Vita until Sony turns it into a handheld, not a "console on the go".

zebramocha2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

What's wrong with it try to be a portable console?it can have experience that are better in some repect to a console and completely smash smartphones & tablets but this is besides the point,I stop reading once he brought up the ds,it takes time to come up with a great idea that translates in to a good game and people seem to forget that Sony sold the psx,ps2,ps3,psp to gamers not necessarily to casuals.

@dedicate I don't see why not because people are acting like tablets are some how the same as consoles,at least with the vita some what be the truth,the controls are there and the graphics is on par or the same for certain games.

dedicatedtogamers2044d ago

@ zebramocha

What I'm saying is that treating it like a portable console didn't work for the PSP, and it won't work for the Vita.

People like to pretend that the PS1 and PS2 didn't sell to casuals, but they did. They did big time. Some of the top sellers for those systems were EA's sports games (like Madden) and music games like Dance Dance Revolution and Guitar Hero.

EddieNX 2044d ago

@Zebramocha. Sony didn't just sell the ps2 to ''gamers'' . Infact there was more casuals using the PS2 as a DVD player or a Buzz , Dancemat , eyetoy , Shovelware deivce.

The ps2 was amazing , but at least half of the installed base were casual DVD lovers. No disputing that.

Ps3 is more hardcore than the ps2 was , But even then a lot of people just use it as a dust collecting blu ray player , and a small amount even use it as a PS move.

Sony is a hardcore gaming company , But they do/have catered to the casuals...

darthv722044d ago

is when they revised the PSP with double internal memory, TV out and a cheaper price.

The sales of the 2000 series eclipsed that of the 1000. If sony revised the vita to make a vita 2000 and added internal storage, tv out and whatever else and made it cheaper then we will likely see the same results.

aquamala2044d ago

I want tv out, psp has this feature, when I play at home I don't want to play games on the little screen

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SheaHoff2045d ago

It's definitely on shaky ground.

DivineAssault 2044d ago

ridiculous claims.. The vita is a magnificent machine.. If u like handheld gaming, theres no better than this

Plagasx2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

You could have the most magnificent handheld in the world but if you don't support it with enough games then it's nothing but a magnificent paperweight.

Dread2044d ago

It could be the best machine in the world but if it does not sell well, then developers will not make quality titles for it. It is very simple.

you can defend sony to your hearts content, but the fact is that the vita is in trouble.

I, like most gamers, see lots of potential in the machine. In fact, it is arguably the most tech. advanced handheld ever released, but that means nothing if there are no quality games for it.

and please do not make one of those famous Sony lists of annouced games that are not released. I personally have not seen a game i am interested enough to compell me to buy the machine.
Persona is prob. the one that interests me the most, but guess what... I already have it for playstation 2.

TongkatAli2044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

Good luck taking your PS2 on the train. You also miss all the extras which they're PLENTY of them in Golden. Attack the Vita to your hearts content bro.

OptimusC2044d ago

Maybe if people purchased it rather than bashing it, 3rd party devs would take notice and more games would come out. Articles like this and people like you only cause more people to think down on the system. Go buy one and then say it's bad.

CommonSenseGamer2044d ago

I did buy one, for my son at least anyway. I was a long time PSP owner and also had a PSP Go but the Vita simply does not do it for me. After selling my Go shortly after Sony ditched further production of it in 2010 I picked up a tablet and for me the Vita cannot compare. Even the games on my tablet look better, sure it doesn't have physical controls but guess what, after upgrading to a Nexus 7 I can just plug in a PS3 controller!

But the big difference for me is having a bigger screen, support for any video format, app support, built in storage and USB OTG support, Chrome web browsing, etc. Honestly, the games I have on my Nexus 7 would not look out of place on a Vita and cost only a couple of dollars each. I know Vita owners don't consider gaming on tablets but I challenge them to play Modern Combat 4 on the Nexus 7 using a PS3 controller. Its plays and looks better than any FPS available on the Vita to date.

EddieNX 2044d ago

The 3DS is far better in my opinion. Just because of the games and it feels more ''fun'' . Hard to put my finger on why that is ...

3DS>>>>> PS vita .

I know some of you put graphics ahead of actual gameplay , So feel free to downvoat me at will...

darthv722044d ago (Edited 2044d ago )

is a subjective term because everyone relates fun differently. No doubt there are many fun games on the ds line of portables just as there are many fun games on the psp/vita.

A big selling point to nintendo is they have constantly maintained a level of direct BC with previous versions of their platforms. And go figure, that was something Sony was proud of back in the day.

What hurt the vita is people who have a large library of umd games have no way of playing them on the new unit aside from having to download the games again in digital form. Those that are available that is.

i know not many buy a new machine to play old games but when you look at a selection of established games, those effectively become playable titles to that new machine regardless of age.

Wii-u now has 4 times the number of playable games thanks to its direct bc with wii and wiiware games. Not all of them may appeal to everyone but that does not negate the fact that anyone who didnt own a wii and now has a wii-u can play those older games.

MasterCornholio2044d ago

Lol i didnt buy a Vita for the graphics i bought it for the games (which i have a huge library of).

But to each their own i understand what you mean by preferring gameplay over graphics (even though its possible to have both).

chukamachine2044d ago

Seriously what gameplay are you referring to?

Mario or Mario kart?

Only thing slightly crap with the 3DS is the screen pixels. Too low.

When you play a game on PSVITA, the clarity is shocking.

specsmatter2044d ago

Idk what games these ppl claim the vita doesnt have but games like Uc abyss, Unit 13, Gravity rush, Zombies versus plants, Mlb 12, Ps all stars,lbp vita, Marvel versus Capcom, even Resistance burning skys has satiated my handheld needs. You have more like Ragnarok, Ac liberation and others as well.

Kz mercenaries,
Tear away
Phantasy Star online 2
Soul sacrifice

and a good amount of other games coming soon why wouldnt you want a vita? I know why some ppl just dont have the money to afford it or splurge on it. Its like the ps3 got so much hate when it was 600, 500, 400 but as soon as it hit 300 those same haters jumped on the wagon lol Same here ppl just hating bcus they cant afford it but once it goes down in a year or so theyll be the number one fans smh!!!! Get a job and shut up lol

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remanutd552044d ago

the problem i see with the system is the price, i think sony needs to lower the price to $199.99 wifi version, $229.99 wifi/3G version and lower the memory cards as well $49.99 for the 32 gb, $29.99 for the 16gb and bundle every single vita with an 8 gb memory card. Games i dont see why people say the system has no games when it clearly has a lot for a first year on the market and getting more with psmobile, exclusive games and of course unannounced ones as well.

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