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Submitted by AkatsukiPain 494d ago | opinion piece

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. (PS Vita, Sony)

playstation4gamer   494d ago | Spam
Williamson  +   494d 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.
AkatsukiPain  +   494d 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
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stragomccloud  +   494d ago
Off topic.

Love your avatar. Gravity Rush is awesome!
ReubenPatrick  +   494d ago
Doom and Gloom articles keep discouraging possible Vita owners so things like these need to stop... but that's freedom of speech.
jukins  +   494d 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
Williamson  +   494d 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.
jukins  +   494d 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
kayoss  +   494d 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
haymoza  +   494d 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.
H4all  +   494d ago
i buy vita cause i know it's a great handheld on the go..
i know these game will release for vita..

these are list what i hope when i got vita..
and i hope there will be a release soon..

God Eater 2
Kill Zone
Naruto ( Coming Soon i guess )
Kamen Rider ( Coming soon i guess )
Many more Anime RPG
Bleach
Dragon ball video game series
eye-pet
Fairy tail..
WWE ( Coming soon i guess )
MotoGP
YUGI
PERSONA
TEKKEN (HOPE FOR A RELEASE)
PRINNY
BURNOUT
GTA
MONSTER HUNTER ( hope for a release!!!!!)
Phantasy Star series..
PATAPON 4 ( DAMMMM IT.. i want it now!!!! )
INVIZIMALs
dissidia final fantasy
MORE Fighting game
Malicious Rebirth (HOPE FOR ENGLISH)

aaahhhhh.. to many of them to mention...
And many more to come..

today we got great indie.. and great title for vita..
it's doing great.. it's not just a fancy emulator..
my opinion it's a great handheld..
i love it since first buy..
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Williamson  +   494d ago
I hope a naruto,dragonball, and dissidia game come to vita too, it would be awesome.
sherimae2413  +   494d ago
the vita is a fancy emulator?!
are there already homebrews for it? -_-
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   494d ago
I still dont see how PS4 will convince Ppl to buy a VIta. I want a Vita to play exclusive Vita games. If it does remote play and plays PS4 games cool feature but thats it.
joeorc  +   492d ago
@ DEATHxTHExKIDx
what if the PS4 could remote Play off of the PSVita, just as the PSVita could remote play off of the PS3 and PS4!

/wink
Kingthrash360  +   494d ago
**Pauses Sly Cooper**
..................
**unpause**
playstation4gamer   494d ago | Spam
FlyingFoxy  +   494d ago
Why do some people call the Vita a HD PS2?, if that were true then Vita games wouldn't look better than enhanced PS2 ports, but there is a fair amount of difference.

Vita is practically a handheld PS3, barring a few graphical effects.
Rivitur  +   494d ago
I need to get my hands on the remote play for PC TF2 on Vita that's what I need.
ninjahunter  +   494d ago
Still waiting for affordable memory cards. I could buy 64gb worth of memory cards for my psp for the price of 8gb on the vita. Outragious, especially for a system promoting digital so much.
setipaneqabu   494d ago | Spam
Subzero200  +   494d ago
"Is PlayStation Vita Nothing More Than a Fancy Emulator?"

no its not even that good more like a psp 2.0
Tiqila  +   494d ago
what have cross-buy titles to do with emulating stuff?

i can understand that there is a huge library of ps1/psp games and its awesome that they are playable on the vita.

on the other hands I love guacamelee and dont have the feeling that it emulates a ps3 game in any way... Awesome game btw, playing it at home via ps3 and elsewhere on my vita, thats as good as it can get.

long live the vita! really looking forward to the ps4 compatibility features!
andreasx  +   494d ago
it's a powerfull handheld that unfortunately doesn't get all the attention it deserves
Apollosupreme  +   494d ago
I disagree with the writer. There are lots of Vita games out considering the age of the system. It's like these guys forget about all other launches.

If the Vita didn't support PSP and PS1 they would be writing articles, complaining about it.

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