Why PlayStation Vita? "Back in February of 2012, Sony released its 2nd generation of handheld gaming devices. While originally codenamed Next Gen Portable (NGP), at release it received its final name -PlayStation Vita.

Unfortunately since it's release it has not received the sales figures one would expect. Equally as bad, is the large amount of negative responses the device has received. While in some cases it is warranted, in many cases it is misinformation. Sadly Sony has done little to promote this console and its many strong features.

The PS Vita has many elements that set it apart and stop it from being just another handheld gaming device. That's where this article comes in. It's been designed to debunk some myths of the Vita console, as well as highlight the many reasons why this console should not be so easily dismissed."

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ShawnCollier1957d ago

It sucks the system hasn't been selling well. I've gotten more than enough enjoyment out of it.

mephman1957d ago

Agreed. It just needs to get some momentum behind it.

iGAM3R-VIII1957d ago

I am sure once the PS4 will release, SONY will see a rise in VITA sales because it is the PS4's companion.

gamer421957d ago

Well that's the problem, to be strong console, it has to be able to stand alone, not just become a peripheral for the PS4. I'm not saying it shouldn't have the cross play, but the vita should be known for playing quality games found nowhere else but on the vita, NOT known as the thing that plays PS4 games on the go. Not that the later is too bad either (who wouldn't want to play PS4 games on the go), but I want the vita to succeed on it's own merits not the PS4's

Arai1957d ago

I shall join the crew soon, getting that limited edition AC: Liberation bundle in 2 weeks.

Reason for purchasing it is Muramasa Rebirth limited edition, Gravity Rush and the lot (mainly games made in the East).

That it will be a nice companion with the PS4 is an added bonus.
Have yet to check out all the games that are available for the system.

I like the aesthetics of the hardware, and only have read good things about the screen.
Should come in handy during my flights (assuming you're allowed to use it during a flight).

CaptainSheep1957d ago

Good choice!
Gravity Rush is a killer game. Also try Persona 4: Golden, if you're into JRPGS. I can't recommend that game enough.
Oh, and the Vita has an airplane mode. They let me use it on a flight, so I guess it shouldn't be a problem. :D

illtornworld1957d ago

I cant find the Assassins Creed Vita bundle anywhere but Amazon at over 300.00bucks thats the one i wanna get too

-GametimeUK-1957d ago

I may get one next month. I have had my 3DS a year, but I'm only starting to like it. Do I really need a vita? The thing is I have downloaded many vita games from ps+ and I'm itching to play them.

Kingthrash3601957d ago

when you get a vita your 3ds will collect dust....largely because assuming you have ps+ the games will come constantly oh and the fact that there are alot of great games to choose from.

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CEOSteveBallmer1957d ago

So have you played all of the good games in it to make that statement? uncharted, gravity rush, shinobido 2, ninja gaiden 1,2, soul sacrifice, persona 4 golden, littlebig planet vita, dynasty warriors next, sly cooper thieves in time, mortal kombat, resistance burning skies, silent hill book of memories, dead or alive 5, tekken x street fighter, PS all stars, unit 13, escape plan, assassins creed 3 liberation, need for speed, sonic and sega all stars, Disgaea 3, ragnarok odyssey, and not to mention almost all digital PSP titles. and I don't think bothering with the reason that PS allstars, NFS, mortal kombat, tekkenxSF are all ports because if thats the case then multiplats on PS3 and 360 is also bad? when a game is ported it means its multiplat. I doubt you have played most of the games i mentioned. But if thats your opinion that vita sucks then fine. Me and many gamers around the world testify that vita is the best handheld in the market. its just "1" year old. PS3 in its 1-2yrs it doesnt have so many exclusive games. but when it hit 3rd year, BOOM!! so many games. If the PS3 can do it, why not the vita??

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Torchwood41957d ago

Even though the sales aren't what Sony has been looking for the amount of dedications owners of the vita have is really amazing!

mephman1957d ago

I guess that's what happens though, when the numbers aren't that great.

I'm still surprised it's doing so badly compared to the PSP.

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remanutd551957d ago (Edited 1957d ago )

Wifi settings need to be loaded faster, its quite frustrating to be waiting everytime you want to go online, how about improving the message and friends list apps and make them one? how about in game online multiplayer vita UI? if the system is powerful enough then they should improve the user experience, oh and those loading times need to be reduced on every single game.

AAA titles need to come out consistently, not once in a blue moon. I know i will get attacked because of my comment because in this site you cant question sony but hey i just want a better experience, this is supposed to be the ultimate handheld gaming machine and its a pain in the a.. to replay resistance burning skies story because you have to wait for the cut scene to end before you start playing, hello we are in 2013 not 1995 sony.

takohma1957d ago

So what generation is the PSP GO considered? Just wondering because he said this is Sony's second gen handheld.

First Gen
-PSP 1000,2000,300?

Second Gen

Third Gen
-PS Vita- right or wrong?

PopRocks3591957d ago

It's the same as the PSP. Same tech, it was just a download only machine.

WalterWJR1957d ago

I think the clue here is the letters P S and P

Gamesgbkiller1957d ago

Just go buy it.

There are games will keep you busy for next year.

freezola751957d ago (Edited 1957d ago )


I didn't read this article because they're all the same.. these articles on the Vita really chaps my ass..

so I refuse to give that site a hit.


We KNOW it had a rough start, but so did the PS3 and look at how that turned out. While one console has basically stalled.... and thee MOST RECENT one has been practically labeled "D.O.A.", it seems like the overpriced, late-to-the-exclusives-party, 10 year plan having console, is still churning out exclusives.....

It's laughable because as I've said before, let this handheld be called the M$ or Nintendo Vita, and some of you suckas would have the utmost respect for the damn thing. But because it's Sony, then you see keywords and phrases pop up like "failure", "disappointing sales" or the STUPIDEST one I loathe, it has no games etc etc...

It's one thing to be critical about issues concerning the Vita ... it's totally another issue to just trash it because some corny websites are saying that Sony is abandoning the Vita (please kill yourself /s)..

Regardless, I can't begin to tell you how much I am loving my Vita.

but it has no games so... WTF do I know?

this summer is gonna be awesome for it!! Soul Sacrifice, Muramasa Rebirth, and DRAGON'S CROWN!

Incredible titles on the horizon too. Don't let any of these Vita doom & gloom articles make a fool out of you!! Peace

Heisenburger1957d ago

This is a very PRO- Vita article man.
" Don't let any of these Vita doom & gloom articles make a fool out of you!!"

This is awkward....

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