Quality Ignored: Why Hardcore Gamers Should Embrace PS Vita

NowGamer: "The marketing might have failed but that doesn't make the PS Vita a bad console."

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jujubee881835d ago

Well, to me at least. :)

sherimae24131835d ago

and...... also to me atleast ^_^

Yi-Long1835d ago (Edited 1835d ago )

...however, Sony made some very stupid decisions, especially with the expensive memory-cards and allowing only 1 account.

Also, the games I'm personally most interested in, the Ninja Gaiden port and Persona 4, are both missing the original japanese voices, which automatically means I won't buy them. Sadly.

I'm sure I'll pick a Vita up some day, but at the moment there isn't really a reason yet for me to do so.

jujubee881835d ago


Meh, pick it up anyways. I say. ;)

Th4Freak1834d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

Storms can't be prevented, DDOS attacks and a unestable online platform can be prevented with enough investment.


@Kayant Ironically you're the one who doesn't know about the subject. FYI there are companies that offer services to avoid DDOS attacks, this is done by node migration, it works like this:

Internet--->>Node1----- >>[PSN]

If Node1 is under attack and then the traffic is migrated to a new node:

..........-->>Node2---- -
Internet-----Node1--XX -->>[PSN]

And if Node2 is also taken down it will migrate to Node3 and goes on, and there are companies like Verisign that offer services way more sofisticated where when the DDOS attack is detected the malicious traffic is redirected to a new node before it reaches the client server.

And the migration isn't also a problem because they work through GRE tunnels so its extremely fast. Now at least you have been watching way too many Hacker movies you should know that there aren't simply that many bots to take down more than 5 or 7 nodes at the same time, the amount of bots required would be insane.

Gimmemorebubblez1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

(Not at you in particular but in general.)
Look.....I do not know where people come up with Sony being greedy. Sony took nearly a 300$ loss on the $499 SKU on launch and a $220 loss. Yes the memory cards are expensive but still the VERY SAME people who b*t%*
about the PsVita and Ps3 are also the people who flock out to buy Apples iPhone 5 that is ridiculously over-priced with out of date duel-core CPU and poor screen resolution when compared to other phones. (At the time, HTC Droid DNA, SGS3.) Double standards people. The Vita needs more killer apps, GT maybe even GTA and not ports but Sony are not being greedy. The memory cards are a way of making the Vita a tiny bit profitable.

Inception1834d ago

"the Ninja Gaiden port and Persona 4, are both missing the original japanese voices"

Atlus never give dual dub in any Persona game for the west, except P4 Arena because ArcSys always had dual dub in their fighting games. Besides, Persona 4 english dub are really good imho.

NewMonday1834d ago

Gravity Rush is a great game, just got around to playing it and it was a very pleasant surprise for me.

Th4Freak1834d ago

@Gimmemorebubblez The PSV isn't selling at loss and isn't even close, actually they're using the PSV profits to cover the PS3 loss ( ), this isn't anything new, it happend with PSP and PSP GO ( ), they start selling at the highest price point and lower it later. So there's no excuse for such overpriced micro sd rip off, I'd agree with you if the PSV were selling at loss but thats not the case, they're actually making more money than people think.

P.S: I've never bought an Apple product in my life and my current phone is a Galaxy Note 2.

abc12331834d ago

@Yi-Long If you have PS+ then you can easily make up the cost of the memory card and then some. Sony could have introduced a separate PS+ service for Vita and been greedy but they didn't, so even though the memory card prices may seem extortionate at first, spending your money on the 16GB/32GB can be justified. Agree on locking to one account though, that was stupid.

insomnium21834d ago

Isn't the Vita's memory card like much more expensive to produce cause it's not a universal model?

Isn't the Memory card in Vita NOT a universal model because of what happened to PSP (ie raped by pirates)?

Yes on both of those? Okay then so what's the problem?

It cost me 20€ for a 8gig card. 20 euros! Is 20 euros something to bitch about really?

Sam Fisher1834d ago

Dude its not the 8gb one, its great but what a big jump with the 16 gb and 32 gb mem cards, 50$ and 100$ thats a bit too much

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FamilyGuy1833d ago

I know I'm in a minority on this but I plan to get a Vita after the PS4 remote play service with the system is launched. Showing off my PS4 games and whatever other media it lets me is something that will strongly influence my purchase intent.

At the moment I just don't have much use for it, I don't commute and don't want to carry it around at work where it could break or be stolen.

SandWitch1834d ago

Isn't it funny when a handheld which according to the press "haz no gamez" ends up with three GOTY nominees out of four.

Those who want outdated hardware and many great games should pick up PSP. Those who seek for future proof hardware with established network, media functions and quality games should get PS VITA. Sorry 3DS, but there's no space for you in my heart

kayoss1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

It sickens me to see game such as candy crush and angry birds get so much attention. But game such as gravity rush and soul sacrifice get over looked. Sony need to stop making ports and starting making exclusives for the vita. Give gamers a reason to buy a vita, don't give them an option. Why would any ps3 owner buy a game for a vita if they can play it on the ps3? Tell the gamers if you want to play this game then you have to have a vita. The vita is worth every penny contrary to people complaining its too expensive. Granted the memory cards is expensive, but you only to need to buy it once. Probably like many other ps vita owners out there, I use my vita at least 3 hours a day. For gaming, Netflix, Facebook, or browsing the Internet.
I believe a gran turismo game or a monster hunter game can actually get the ball really rolling.

Inception1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

Oh come on mate, 3DS also had good quality games like Fire Emblems, Zelda OoT, Liberation Maiden, or Crimson Shroud. And Shin Megaten IV, Link to the Past 2, and Bravely Default also my most anticipated games for 3DS. There's enough quality games for 3DS (and Vita) that worth a space in your heart :)

SandWitch1834d ago

I know there are many great games on 3DS. But once you go Vita you can't go back. Gorgeous looking games, OLED screen, good controls, trophies...

NewMonday1834d ago

getting a 3DS as as Ace Attorney 5 comes out, I can wait for everything else but not that one.

3DS and Vita are all compelling handhelds because each has must have exclusives.

TongkatAli1834d ago

Not getting a 3DS ever. Getting a 23,000 dollar car on Tuesday and really happy with my Vita. I'm not missing out when I have the better handheld and don't care for 3DS games.

Firan1834d ago

You really should try 3DS games especially Fire Emblem if you're into the genre.

DS was a haven with niche RPGs and 3DS seems to go the same direction.

I don't own a Vita yet but I really want it. I'm just waiting for a big game that suits my tastes. Then I'll get Soul Sacrifice and finally play those PS+ games lol.

TongkatAli1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

Top 5 Vita games in my opinion in no order

Gravity Rush
Sound and Shapes
Persona 4 Golden
Dj Max Technika Tune
Need For Speed Most Wanted

You can put wallpapers on the Vita. I have many sexy women wallpaper : D

Satirical1834d ago

To downplay the greatness of the 3DS just to pledge fake allegiance to the vita is pure ignorance. Vita and 3DS are both compelling handheld devices. I personally prefer the 3DS because It has more games that I actually want to play, including Fire Emblem.

I really don't understand it when people bash the 3DS in favor of the vita. Is it a case of denial or just plain jealousy?

Th4Freak1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

Just wait for E3.

RTheRebel1834d ago

Hah with those outrageous PS Vita memory card prices I aint buying.

Chaos_Raiden1834d ago (Edited 1834d ago )

I will most likely buy a Vita soon for it's great exclusive and multi-platform games, such as Persona 4: Golden, Soul Sacrifice, Killzone: Mercenary, Gravity Rush, Ys: Foliage Ocean in Celceta, Ragnarok Odyssey, Muramasa Rebirth, Phantasy Star Online 2, and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward.

Should even more Japanese games like Hyperdimension Neptunia Rebirth, God Eater 2, Ciel Nosurge Re:Incarnation, Malicious Rebirth and Corpse Party: Blood Drive are localised in English, that would be awesome as well.

Hanso1834d ago

cant wait myself for Ys Celceta!

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