The Vita Is Only An HD PS2

Cheatcc says - "Ever since Sony announced the PlayStation 4, people have been inexplicably merciful to the Vita. I'm not sure if it's because gamers are secretly pulling for Sony's troubled handheld as if it were a character in Mighty Ducks 2, or if we're all just in a forgiving mood because Sony has a new flagship on the horizon. Either way, the mountains of Vita hatred have been replaced with cautious optimism. The unfortunate truth, though, is that very little has changed."

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MariaHelFutura1746d ago

You make that sound like a bad thing....

Abash1746d ago

The Vita does textures and graphical effects like lighting that the PS2 could never do. It isnt as powerful as the PS3, but it's damn near close

Yodagamer1746d ago

He was referring to the fact it gets ps2 ports. Which makes no sense to me if anything it gets more ps3 ports than ps2 ports.

Statix1746d ago

I wouldn't say it's close. I don't see the Vita achieving Last of Us graphics fidelity in the foreseeable future, if ever. It can certainly approximate the look and feel (i.e., art style) of a Killzone or Uncharted game, albeit at much reduced detail levels.

Apocalypso1746d ago

Reduced details on a much smaller screen makes it look almost as good!

xk771746d ago

HD PS2 is the best description of the Vita, but now it needs games like those of the PS2

UnwanteDreamz1746d ago

Yeah a handheld version of the best selling console in history is a win.

What's this guys problem?

TongkatAli1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )

The PS2 will never be topped PERIOD.

Blaze9291745d ago (Edited 1745d ago )

except it doesn't have the games that made it the best selling console in history. In fact, the LACK of games is the problem.

UnwanteDreamz1745d ago

How old is the Vita?

I can remember when they said PS3 had no games.

dedicatedtogamers1746d ago

Yeah, I'm not seeing the problem here. For the record, the highest-selling handheld of all time (the DS) was basically a portable SNES/N64, in the sense that it had a lot of ports from those systems and lots of its games felt like they came from that era of gaming. And the DS is awesome.

If the Vita is like the PS2 (both in terms of ports and the "feel" of its games), I'm not going to complain.

StrawHatPatriot1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )

The Gameboy was a portable NES (in black and white, and color)
The Gameboy Advance was a portable SNES with slightly updated Mode 7 effects
The Nintendo DS is a portable N64 that is not as smoothed out visually(making it look closer to a PS1) but has the detailed backgrounds of PS1 games
The Nintendo 3DS is a portable Gamecube

The PSP is a portable PS1 that is very smoothed out
The PSVita is a portable HD PS2 with an increase in polygons, making it close to PS3 but not there exactly, thus making be essentially launch PS3 games

dats my take

BlindGuardian1746d ago

Not really, the vita is not HD

oONinjavitiSOo1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )

Well...."Blind" is part of you're user name.....

OT. The vita is amazing. Definitely my favorite handheld thus far. I would be extremly happy if they released tons of ps2 games for the vita. Looking forward to many of the games for it in 2013. Soul sacrifice is right around the corner on the 30th..... Awesome!

TenkoTAiLS1746d ago

I dunno why you are getting so many disagrees, it's not true HD, or full HD. It can only display a max resolution of 960 × 544 qHD. One quarter the resolution of full HD. So technically it isn't HD.

jivah1745d ago

@BlindGuardian @TenkoTAiLS

There is no such thing as true hd or full hd. It is just a term made up by manufacturers to sell a product. OOOooooOhemGee fullz hd gotz to get it rites naoww cuzz mine didnt says it O.O

High definition starts at 920x576 +1 which people seem to have forgotten over the years. Which comes out to 414720px +1. The vitas lcd at 960x544 comes out at 522240. Well above the minimum for hd. So it definitely qualifies Whether you like it or not. Whether you can tell a difference or not, it still qualifies

So learn ya tech and stop trolling

kupomogli1745d ago


The name BlindGuardian is a band name. I actually wouldn't have known that if it wasn't for Sacred 2, but I would recommend listening to the song on Youtube. Great song that they made just for the game. Some of their other music is good as well.

illustratedDEO1745d ago

you sir must not own a PSVita smh tsk tsk

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GamersRulz1746d ago

It's a complement considering that PS2 is the greatest console of all time.

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NeoTribe1746d ago

In all reality the ps3 is the best. If ps2 were the best id still be playing it and games wouldnt look like complete blocky crap. Ps4 will soon be the best.

Irishguy951745d ago

Ps2 was the best for it's time, it had the best list of games ever. Ps3 did not match it, less variety(despite having alot). Ps4 might...we'll see...wouldn't be surprised looking at the launch line up already

Patm821746d ago

lol thats what i was thinking :)

GamerToons1745d ago

The 3DS is probably more or less on par with a N64.

What is the argument this story is trying to make?

blastcorp641745d ago

You mean the DS? The 3DS looks a hell of a lot better than the 64.

jcnba281745d ago

That's because it is. It's just a portable PS2, no wonder no one is buying the damn thing.

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Snookies121746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )

"or if we're all just in a forgiving mood". The hell are you talking about? The Vita is a beast of a handheld and is fantastic in so many ways. I own both a 3DS and Vita, and they're both wonderful, but I have to say I play my Vita a lot more than I do my 3DS.

This article is making it sound like the Vita was a disappointment. That's just complete idiocy. I think I can speak on this pretty well considering that I've been through just about every handheld since the original brick GameBoy. The Vita is no doubt my favorite handheld ever, shoot, it's one of my favorite consoles period.

nix1746d ago

since i've picked up Vita, i want every PS3 game on Vita because it's such a great system to hold and play.. plus the graphics are just amazing. it's like PS3 on the go. truly amazing console.

PSNintyGamer1746d ago

The Vita is nowhere near the PS2.

Thirty3Three1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )

You are really stupid PSNinty.

They showed us a graph of the Vita's power, and it went something like this:

x-------------------------X-- ---X
PSP----------------------Vita --PS3

Anyone remember this...? (sorry if the graph is messed up. Anyway, point is, its very close to PS3, in power)

And also it's very underclocked right now...

Kratoscar20081746d ago

I think he means when it comes to softaware and sales wich sadly i dont see the Vita comming even close.

Th4Freak1746d ago

Actually PSV and PS3 aren't that close, PSV polygons count is 133M polygon/s and PS3 is 333.3M million polygons/s and if we also take in count that PSV have half VRAM of PS3 we can say that PSV is as half as powerful as a PS3.

Ritsujun1746d ago

Thirty3Three failed to understand PSNintyGamer.
I think Thirty3Three ranked bottom at his schools.

PSNintyGamer1746d ago

I don't see a PS2 level library yet

kayoss1746d ago

Actually if Sony didn't screw up so bad with the ps vita. The vita could have been the only hand held console with the largest library of games ever launched. If ps vita could have played all ps1, ps2, psn, and remote ps3 game out the box like Sony some what promised it would have hundreds of games at it disposal.

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GribbleGrunger1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )

There's so much hatred out there. Sony must be doing something right.

Good_Guy_Jamal1746d ago

No you got it all wrong. ONLY SONY hate is because they are doing something right! SONY love is also because they are doing something right!
Microsoft hate is because they are wrong and evil. Microsoft love is because they are wrong and evil and have indoctrinated you.
N4G in a nutshell. - you're welcome.
I also teach Spanish and Home Ed.

Hicken1746d ago

What Sony does right: Gaming.

What Microsoft does right: Making money unapologetically off its customers.

CommonSense1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )

Wow! Now here is a clearcut example of what we've been saying all along. Sony guys are such unbelievable hypocrites. Look at the agrees/disagrees here.

Sony gets some hate, so they're doing something right. MS gets a ton of hate, so wouldn't it stand to reason, then, that MS is doing even MORE right?

These apologists are such children.

Mustang, great point. +bubble.

Donnieboi1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )


Nobody even wants to muster up any energy to hate Microsoft. Instead, we disregard MS altogether. For there to be hate, one would have had to felt love at one point. There never was any love for Microsoft, just a short, fleeting moment in time when people enjoyed when MS used to be dominant. But that was for only HALF of the current generation. No one could feel loyalty for a company that hasn't done much for gaming (other than online for consoles), has no new IP's, and is greedy. Sony been dominant since 1996, with a slight hiccup earlier this gen.

So if Sony was 3rd place this gen, and is now creeping to FIRST place, then hell yeah--I'd definitely say Sony MUST be doing something right to make such a seemingly impossible comeback like that.

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Blaze9291745d ago

lol the agrees to disagrees on Gribble's comment compared to Mustang's is simply golden for anyone wanting to prove a point...

porkChop1746d ago

Calling the Vita an HD PS2 is actually a compliment.

CommonSense1746d ago

Uh...what? No it isn't. They aren't saying it has the massive library that it had, which was essentially the only thing that PS2 had going for it.

BTW, I have a Vita that I NEVER use. So if anyone delusional enough to think it's a worthwhile console to own, please contact me about purchasing.

Mr_Writer851746d ago

I do and already have one. For the simple reason Playstation Plus.

Protagonist1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )


Please sell your PS Vita as soon as possible.

Ayabrea1231745d ago

You don't have a Vita. Stop with the illusion. If you don't like it then sell it and leave. No one cares about the hypocritical so called handheld that don't appreciate the little things. The many that have a Vita consider it worth while and will disagree with you in a heart beat.