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Submitted by BlindMango 908d ago | article

The PlayStation Vita: Bridging the Gap in a Relationship

"The PlayStation Vita was to become Sony’s next generation portable, and like many gamers as myself, I was amazed by the beautiful OLED screen, the console like quality in the games, and the functionality it possessed. I knew that I had to have one, day one, no exceptions. Unlike me, my girlfriend was not a gamer, yet she supported my passion for gaming, and was right alongside me when I lined up at midnight to make my purchase. She never understood the gaming culture, and the power it has on its consumers, still she supported me, and showed an interest in this device that I desired.

Like all relationships, we have our hard times, but we love each other for who we are, and what we enjoy. One thing about our relationship that is very different than most is the fact that she lives back in my hometown in Texas, and I attend the university of Oklahoma, about a 2 and a half hour drive apart. This distance apart has made things extremely difficult at times. The inability to simply drive down the street and pick her up, hold her after an argument, and surprise her with gifts is a struggle that most couples could not endure, yet our love for each other has held us together, along with the help from the PlayStation Vita." (PS Vita, PS3, Sony, Tech)

TheLastGuardian  +   908d ago
Good read.
LOGICWINS  +   908d ago
Woah woah wait...girlfriend?
showtimefolks  +   908d ago
sony has always stated that its not a race, its a marathon. but people expect Vita to be successful over night.

Most were guessing Vita will launch at $399-349 but it launched at $249 so after that people wanted another price drop. I don't think people who have never held a Vita can understand how great of a system it is. and games will come just takes time.

on one hand Vita is hated on for not having games yet wii-u also don't have games but that's fine? Vita launched with $25 plus game and cross buy feature is awesome.

why would sony cut the price and take a loss when they should rather sell 2-3 million less but make a profit. sony is in a lot of red so its smart to sell less but make money than sell more and loose more

Monster Hunter in Japan is all its gonna take for Vita to take off
MasterCornholio  +   908d ago
I still have fond memories of the beginning of the PS3s life where everyone was making claims that it had no games and therefore will never be a successful console. But look how that turned out in the end.

LOL

Sony operates in the long run not the short run which is why their products usually pick up towards the middle of their life cycle.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   908d ago
Sony also stated they expect 16 million psp's and vita sold by March 2013 so lets not pretend its some sort of marathon and they are on pace. They aren't.
showtimefolks  +   907d ago
no doubt but once games start rolling out than the system will pick up pace so till than just sell as much as possible and make a profit.

don't drop the price only to take a loss, VIta is profitable and keep it that way
VforVideogames  +   908d ago
the vita did for you what the xbox360 did for me 7 years ago and still counting
jon1234  +   908d ago
cool story
MastaMold  +   908d ago
Most of the time when I use my Vita and my girl see's me playing she wants to play. I used Skype on the Vita to talk to her when she was out of town. I just use the Vita everyday no regrets buying this bad boy
RuperttheBear  +   908d ago
I gave my Vita to my girlfriend as I had got bored of it, and while she didn't particularly want it, it was still a nice gift.

After that we got engaged and are due to be married.

And it's all down to the Vita that neither of us wanted.

Thanks Sony, we owe you one.
Tewi-Inaba  +   908d ago
That made absolutely no sense
Shikoro  +   908d ago
I read that as you using Vita as your actual life and it made sense. I'm glad that you found a reason to live. :P
RuperttheBear  +   908d ago
If that's how you read it you may need to get your eyes checked. Just some friendly advice.
o-Sunny-o  +   908d ago
I'm the only one going to say "pathetic".
TongkatAli  +   907d ago
How is it "pathetic" ? LOL

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