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Submitted by JonahFalcon 960d ago | opinion piece

The Death of Handheld Gaming [Editorial]

Jordan Lund gives his reasons for the decline of handhelds like the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita and the rise of iOS devices. (3DS, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, PS Vita, PSP)

jujubee88  +   960d ago
In conclusion, make a bigger screen for PS VITA.

JonahFalcon  +   960d ago
Actually, he writes: "But what really made the difference was the ease of Internet Access. My 3G enabled smart phone has a hotspot feature, so I’m plugged in from the moment I hit the train station until I get to work and again until I get home."
jujubee88  +   960d ago
So does VITA. o~o
3G and Wi-fi b/g/n.

Edit (I had this cached bc of the bubble counts):

-"Again, EASE of internet access."

On the following:

"....watching movies, listening to music, surfing the Internet, getting mail, sometimes all of these at once...."

I don't think you know, but this is all possible on VITA. Tethering, connecting, etc to internet is possible. It's literally just like when you where learning your iOS/Android.

The browser is decent (compared to smartphones, yeah it's average - but it's way better than console browsers).

Thanks to the newes VITA firmware - I just downloaded "OMG Zombies" (free from PSM Store on a special deal). I popped out. I'm in the browser. I'm watching footage on youtube (for another PSM game I might buy from the PSM store). I could share the video on my VITA's LiveTweet twitter app so my followers can see.

I know it's tough with the set up, though you can easily get around work arounds. In my school, the internet connection is through some proxy thing. But I just went into the settings, adjusted for the proxy thing. Now, it automatically connects me (because it remembered my settings). So, the vita can connect online and be easy; it's just different nomenclature.
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JonahFalcon  +   960d ago
Again, EASE of internet access.
H4all  +   959d ago
well look positive at handheld..
+a button = easy to control..
+a game = not all tablet can handle..
+a title = more good title and has a long story

i love handheld, a sample please take a look fifa 13 on vita, its better from smartphone and tablet.. touch, touch pad, button, so good to play on handheld..

handheld will not die like u said..
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tubers  +   959d ago
"I had that awkward thought this morning. I have Vita games I could be playing, why didn’t I bring the Vita? Because I’d rather spend the time with Google News, Facebook and Reddit. While that’s all also possible on the Vita, my iPad has a much, much larger screen."

That's why the VITA should keep on improving the browser (copy paste, more consistent page loads, less random autorefresh, full html 5 video support).

Sony's showing some support by giving the VITA some (not all html 5 vidoes work) html 5 video support with the recent patch (2.10)..

If Sony can't make a set of handheld IPs as attractive as Nintendo's then they should at least keep on sharpening the VITA's outside gaming capabilities (w/c they're trying to do).
rulparra  +   959d ago
lo que pasa es que a los programadores como ese se les hace mas facil hacer una porqueria de juego para jugadores casuales que hacer un juego serio en un handheld.
Kingthrash360  +   959d ago
Stupid shit...tabs aren't a hand held gamiming systems they are TABS... I really hate when people confuse the two. My ipad this and that stupid ipad has like 5 versions in undar 5 years only games they play is mostly micro games or bad uncontrollable emulators. Gaming isn't the focuse

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