Submitted by kube00 719d ago | opinion piece

Good Reasons to Pick Up a Vita

The Vita had a rough start and it continues to face an uphill battle. Gamers complain about the lack of games, the price of memory cards, the issues with system updates, and a host of other things. Yet there are still a few reasons why picking up a Vita is a good idea, including cross play, cross buy, and PS+. (MLB 12: The Show, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, Retro City Rampage, Sound Shapes, Street Fighter x Tekken, Uncharted: The Golden Abyss)

tubers  +   719d ago
Nice.. specially if your a rich hipster!

*troll face*

*goes back into cave/basement*
jujubee88  +   719d ago
Why are you all disagreeing?
~checks @tubers history. Notices it's full of VITA hate speech.

Oh, right. Nevermind. You deserve it.
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TongkatAli  +   719d ago
Five bubbles! wow this is a Sony fanboy site. Saying it again, Nintendo fanboys are the worst.
Pretty sure both Nintendo and Xbox fans would disagree with you on that one. I won't say which fanboys are the worst but I'm sure you can deduce for yourself.
Perjoss  +   719d ago
Dont know which ones are worse, but on n4g at least the numbers of sony fanboys outnumber ms an ninty fanboys by quite a lot.
tiffac008  +   718d ago
^ and yet it seems a member that admittedly loves to troll the Vita (Sony) has a lot of bubbles? There must be something wrong with this site, if its really a Sony fanboy haven then.
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kikizoo  +   718d ago
Perjoss, you are wrong, only more gamers than fanboys here, and gamers naturally love sony.

but fanboys can't undertstand that is logical to defend the best games, etc they only think "it's a sony exclusives, so the defender is obviously a sony fanboy".
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ChronoJoe  +   718d ago

Everyone starts with 5 bubbles, you really shouldn't be surprised to see them. Bubbles are usually quite hard to lose unless you post something especially stupid.
tiffac008  +   718d ago
^ Aww man you guys started with 5 bubbles? When I became a member I started with only 3. I knew I should have became a member earlier when I found this site in 2010.
majiebeast  +   719d ago
Nice system n4g this guy has 5 bubbles how? -Bubble for trolling.
MmaFan-Qc  +   719d ago

Better luck next time.
IRON883  +   719d ago
Would like to get one but I'm just gonna wait for a price drop
Seraphim  +   718d ago
Black Friday? $180 COD/AC bundle @ Amazon w/ dl code for PS All Stars & 3 mo free Plus. Doesn't get much better priced than that. Glad I took advantage of it. Great system, some great games & you won't see it that cheap until maybe Nov.
born2live  +   719d ago
I guess you gotta own one to believe...
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axerated  +   719d ago
Yeah that's true man, I picked one up last week and I'm very impressed with it. £160 on eBay with accessories and 4 games. Bargain
jujubee88  +   719d ago
Add to that
People who have never even owned one, when they first play some genre/IP they like on VITA, they swear by the VITA as a terrific gaming device.

Only killer is the upfront price and the memory card. Even than, I found my investment to be totaly sound and have never regreted buying my launch VITA once.

Not to brag or be a fanboy, I just really enjoy my VITA.
Veneno  +   718d ago
The game I swore by with Vita was Zen Pinball. I know its on PS3 too but its like pokemon on Nintendo, it just fits better for handheld.
porkChop  +   719d ago
What's really funny is that all you ever do on this site is talk shit about the Vita. Yet I've seen you on the GameTrailers forums, where you not only have a Vita, but you praise it. So fuck off with your bullshit trolling.
tubers  +   719d ago
I give it credit where it's due.

Check my recent posts in GT concerning OLED quirks. (tinted screen/ vertical lines.. I'm on to my fourth VITA)

I'm very ambivalent towards the VITA.

And it's only pretty recent that I've grown to love trolling. :D

At the end of the day, I'm still confident the VITA'd have it's own success before its life cycle ends. ;)
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BlaqMagiq24  +   718d ago

On your fourth Vita. Yeah sure you are /s
Protagonist  +   718d ago
He´s on his "fourth" VITA!!!

btw good looking out @porkChop
KangarooSam  +   719d ago
Because it's a Vita.
Great games. Great hardware. Sony supports it. Convinced yet..?
Kingofwiiu  +   719d ago
Amen ,more of a Nintendo fan than anything else But I do have a PS3 and 360 aswell as my Wiiu and 3DS.

The vita is awesome. I hope it turns out as good as the psp (in terms of games) There is a few good games on it. But the library needs some more ''mega time consuming'' kinda games.

PSO2 is one of them. I spent a good 1000 hours on PSO episode 1 and 2 on gamecube , a few hundred on episode one on Dreamcast and a few more hundred on PSO Blue burst for PC.....

PSO epsiode 1 and 2 for Dreamcast/Gamecube/Xbox is one of my favorite games ever. I recently turned it on and it was so Nostalgic I nearly cried.

Yuji Naka is a god...
MasterCornholio  +   719d ago
ZOMG a Nintendo fan who buys a portable not made by nintendo? Its the end of the world i tell ya the end of the world.

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o Miyamotos will summon the 4 horse men of Nintendo and destroy us all.

LOL just kidding but im glad to see that some people can be fans of something and still appreciate what others make.

BTW I love my Vita as well.
Sanquine90  +   719d ago
Respect , bubble up! Same here more a SONY fan than anything else but sometime ago when the wii U launched i just have to have that awesome console. I am now playing a real survivor horror game > zombie U. Also 3DS >> Pokemon x and Y:D F*** Yeah

( Owner of 2 vita's speaking here) --> Real fanboys who hate other consoles you s***
BlaqMagiq24  +   718d ago
You sir earned my respect with that comment.
DivineAssault  +   719d ago
games & functionality are all the reasons one needs.. The thing is effin awesome & the best handheld ever made.. 2013 will be greatness especially with soul sacrifice coming! XD
eferreira  +   719d ago
Considering it's not a year old in NA and I already have 13 retail games and 5 downloads. Ya, my Vita got some use out of it.
GreenRanger  +   719d ago
I think Sony might announce a Vita revision soon. Here's what i'd like to see included:
Built in memory.
NFC technology to connect to phones for file transfer. (very unlikely)
A second front camera on the opposite side, above the D-Pad (because the camera lens can be used as an extra button like on Resistance: Burning Skies).
Coffee cup holder.
Slot for spare change.
A third analog stick, which will go on the screen.
A detachable X button. (for replacing the X button with another X button)
A button on the side for something.
And finally, a built in dog whistle.
The Vita is already awesome, but if Sony add in the above features, it'll outsell everything in existence combined.
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born2live  +   719d ago
and a flashlight,
a solar panel,
a handbrake,
an ashtray,
a fan,
you beat me on the cup holder,
a bottle opener,
a saw,
a USB toothpick,
a knife,
a spork,
and a toothbrush.
Protagonist  +   718d ago
guitarded77  +   719d ago
1. Gravity Rush
2. LBP Vita
2. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
4. MGS 1, 2, 3 and Peace Walker
5. Assassin's Creed Liberation
6. Persona 4
7. Uncharted Golden Abyss
8. WipeOut 2048, HD and Fury
9. Killzone Mercenary
10. Madden, MLB and FIFA
11. ModNation
12. Mortal Kombat
12. MotorStorm RC
14. Need For Speed
15. Ninja Gaiden
16. Oddworld HD Strangers and Munch's
17. Phantasy Star Online 2
18. Plants vs Zombies
19. Rayman Origins
20. Ragnarok Odyssey
21. Rainbow Moon
22. Resistance
23. Retro City Rampage
24. Sine Mora
25. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
26. Soul Sacrifice
27. Sound Shapes
28. Street Fighter X Tekken
29. Super Stardust Delta
30. Tearaway
31. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom
32. Warrior's Lair
33. Unit 13
34. Netflix
35. Facebook
35. Twitter
36. FourSquare
38. e-Mail
39. Skype
40. NEAR
41. Augmented Reality
42. Maps
44. Camera
45. YouTube
46. Flikr
47. Trophy Support
48. Music Player
49. Apps
50. PSP games
51. PS1 games
52. Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX and more
53. New Little King's Story
54. Music Unlimited
55. PlayStation Mobile
56. etc... how many more reasons do you need.
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KangarooSam  +   719d ago
Everyone knows the Vita has no games. God!
guitarded77  +   719d ago
I know... it's clearly doomed. Who wants to play stupid HD ports of horrible games like Metal Gear, or lame new IP's like Gravity Rush, or new games from stupid franchises like LBP or Killzone. Clearly doomed.
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CommonSenseGamer  +   719d ago
So tell me then, even with all those games and...handful of apps, why is the Vita not selling? My prediction is that by xmas 2013 the Vita will be completely irrelevant to those wanting the best portable gaming has to offer. Tegra 4 devices will make sure of that.

All the disagrees will not change the fact that the Vita will be Sony's biggest failure since mini disc and beta max.
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Sanquine90  +   719d ago

Why so much hate for vita? Oyeah a time ago you went total crazy because vita fanboys are the worst right? We will see:) I will love soul sacrifice, tear away and killzone mercenary. Already happy with those games :) If it will be unrelevant i will buy the PS4. I just love sony's first party games:)

Keep gaming!
metroidfusion2  +   719d ago
g-nome  +   719d ago
I just hate the start/select buttons that are so difficult to press , and the 10 min sleep mode that can not be switched off ... that is it.
tubers  +   719d ago
Pretty much a silicon protector is needed in order to press those flushed buttons comfortably and quickly.

OLEDs burn in so the "10 minute inactivity then sleep" has its use.
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Knushwood Butt  +   718d ago
I can give a reason: because it's the best handheld there is on the market.
g-nome  +   718d ago
Play it for a week and you will want it , I assure you of that. I deserves more success than the 3DS.
H4all  +   718d ago
before i buy it... i always watch vita commercial and gameplay review... now i got it... my vita.. it's tough and strong.. even my friends don't believe, that kind of graphic and game can be on handheld.. it's a mighty handheld..
Protagonist  +   718d ago
Picked up my PSVITA at launch and loving it. Soul Sacrifice and Killzone are some of the next games I´m looking forward to.
shockdude  +   718d ago
#1 reason; it's lightweight.

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