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Is PlayStation Vita Nothing More Than a Fancy Emulator?

Can the handheld become something more?

by Jayden Williams

Despite having a robust and varied library of games available for it, the PlayStation Vita risks being nothing more than an expensive emulator for games already available elsewhere.

Every week, following the PlayStation Network update, I scan over the new additions to the Vita’s store – provided there are any – and while some exclusive games may pop up here and there, by and large I often see games that are either new additions to the PSOne roster or cross-buy PlayStation 3 titles.

Okay, so before I go further I’ll come out and say I’m actually a huge supporter of the PlayStation Vita. I like the system and I like the games that are available on it. And I see where Sony’s coming from wanting to present it to gamers as a PlayStation 3/4 on the go.

The only thing is, most of us don’t want that. And the sooner Sony change direction the better off the Vita will be.

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playstation4gamer1254d ago SpamShowReplies(3)
Williamson1254d ago

I have always defended the vita and I will continue to do so. I play mine every day and enjoy it! It has quite a few good games out, and I have faith that sony will reveal more exclusives in the coming months....well I hope they do.

AkatsukiPain1254d ago (Edited 1254d ago )

I think that is the reason why sony has gone after indie devs. More games for psn & u can be sure they will all be able to play on the vita aswell on the go.

@jukins
I think sony is going to drop the price for vita & ps3 soon, maybe at e3? Would make sense for them to do so.

@kayoss
Gotta agree wit u lol. Gamers just expect way too much nowadays.

@Good_Guy_Jamal
You can say the same thing for xbl but u know how that goes.

Shinra Tensei

stragomccloud1254d ago

Off topic.

Love your avatar. Gravity Rush is awesome!

ReubenPatrick1254d ago

Doom and Gloom articles keep discouraging possible Vita owners so things like these need to stop... but that's freedom of speech.

jukins1254d ago

the vita is an amazing piece of tech. I just think the entry price (system, mem card, game) is just too high for most. I'll still be playing mine as long as its supported

Williamson1254d ago

I think the high prices of the memory cards are to blame for the vita strugling to sell. The vita had everything going good for it until it was revealed that it had no internal memory and over priced mem cards.

jukins1254d ago

yea mem cards are high but it alone isnt to blame. Sony always does proprietary memory and they can usually get away with it but as i said the combined entry price (at least $300 depending) is just too high, its more than a ps3 bundle with included game and ps+sub

kayoss1254d ago

Wait, didn't everyone want the vita to play past Sony games? Now that Sony is doing what fans want, it's is now called an emulator? It seems that the vita can't win regardless. People wanted iOS like games, Sony gave them mini's. they want to play psone, and some ps2 games, Sony gave them that. Sony gives us great exclusives, people complain no games. Smh

haymoza1254d ago

I never was a fan of handhelds, but Vita introduced Persona 4 to me 5 years after this wonderful game was released. For that, I am forever grateful to the Vita.

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