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Playstation Vita: Five Reasons Why Now Is The Time To Buy One

Ruaidhri has been converted, from hating the Vita at launch he is now championing it. Is Ruaidhri right to say now is the time to buy a Vita? or is the console as dead as the dodos?

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xxPillsxx1104d ago

One does not simply hate on Vita forever

chestnut11221104d ago (Edited 1104d ago )

From Hating it to Loving it, These tells that You people who has no Vita should try to experience the Greatness of it instead of bashing it based on what You have just seen or heard from The Haters and Trolls, Vita is The Ultimate Handheld Machine on the Go ;)

CEOSteveBallmer1103d ago

Agree bro, i don't get why there are alot of people who hate the vita. its a awesome device, i have the 3g model. it lacks games is not true. most people who said that didn't even play the entire vita library. dynasty warriors next, shinobido 2, littlebigplanet, soul sacrifice, silent hill book of memories, assassins creed 3 liberation, uncharted, wipeout etc. hands down its the ultimate portable "gaming" device right now. I have never known anyone who has a vita that hates it. im surprised they really buy and invest it its games. im still not even finished with ragnarok odyssey which is an underrated game

webeblazing1103d ago

hate that i lost mine been downloading the free games for it onto my ps3. imma buy another one later i dont get why every one act like its so expensive for $200 cost a itouch memory overpriced tho. the need get their act together and get more appz like port over phone app.

the screen is so clear and ez to read text so how do you not have a adobe read, ebook, and comic reader. how they dont look on the play store and see the highest rate and downloaded stuff and not think it will get casual people to buy. i loved my vita but theyre doing a bad job especially since the vita can do everything a tablet can do plus more

3-4-51103d ago

I will buy the Vita when more RPGs are released for it.

There aren't enough that interest me yet even though there are a 2-5 games I would buy it's not enough yet.

I've only had my PSP since January so I have so many games to catch up on.

I'm hoping to grab a Vita + PS4 in 2014 at some point.

Probably next summer.

GTA5 + Total War:Rome 2 + Fifa/PES is going to keep me busy for a long time.

Along with the backlog of PSone/psp rpgs I need to catch up on.

Good thing is, once I finally buy, there should be another 4-5 good games for each system.

Vita is going to be great in a few years.

webeblazing1103d ago

you was better off buying a vita instead of a psp and brought the psp psone games plus the ps+ give free games out i had a ton of games on mine plus the video player and mp3 player is a upgrade than the psp throw in the app it hard to see why didnt you buy the vita

Perjoss1104d ago

Isn't the new Vita Killzone game out pretty soon? I have it on pre order as it looks pretty slick. Also looking forward to picking up Muramasa soon.

minimur121104d ago

6th of september buddy :)

badz1491104d ago

soon? try months away! I'm still disappointed that Sony put it in the pack end of the year as KZ Mercenaries is fitting for a release date like...right now! back end of the year is not good, ESPECIALLY this year with GTA V, CoD:G, BF4 and not to mention NEXT GEN! R&C is going to be overshadowed too...:(

JBSleek1104d ago

I find it weird that a selling point of the Vita would be the PS4.

SethThePirate1104d ago

Why? My point is that the PS4 and Vita are going to be well integrated into each other, so if you are thinking of buying a PS4 and want all possible benefits from doing so then a Vita would help with that. As I said in the piece it's all about future proofing.

Locksus1104d ago

Because "You have to spend another 400 euros if you really want to enjoy the Vita" doesn't sound very tempting. At least not to me.

PrimeGrime1104d ago

No idea why people are going against you. No one is forcing you to purchase either you are always inclined to pick one or the other.

No one is expecting everyone to use remote play either and it won't be all the PS Vita has to offer which many seem to dwell on, it is an added feature that again no one is forcing you to use, let alone run out and buy a PS Vita for.

iceman061103d ago

I would agree. They have become extremely complementary products. This essentially extends the life of both products. To add, you will also get the benefits of hundreds of great games to take on the go.

PrimeGrime1104d ago

I find it weird you assume everyone thinks the same.

I don't understand why people complain or act like Remote Play could never been a selling point for anyone else. It actually is, I know many people who plan on buying a PS Vita with their PS4.

Yes it isn't the most affordable option for some but there are many who can afford it at the same time and people who will use the two as well. Regardless people will spend that on extra games for the PS4 or who knows what else anyway if it wasn't on the PS Vita.

Mainly depends on how you want to prioritize your purchase. Not everyone is going to buy the same things for their PS4 at launch so it isn't really fair judgement assuming no one is excited to buy a PS Vita just for remote play.

There are tons of people honestly, you can even find them here in N4G praising it. Some like I said haven't even bought a Vita or never really intended to buy one but will now knowing PS4 games can be played remotely. Just seeing people who had no interest in the Vita want one now for their PS4 is enough for me to see it has become a selling point for many.

That isn't including the 5+ million people who already own a PS Vita that will no doubt buy a PS4 also.

So again it is a selling point whether or not it interests you or whether or not you can afford it really has nothing to do with "everyone".

I for one cannot wait to use remote play on PS4.

JBSleek1104d ago

Anecdotal evidence is no evidence at all.

Also what makes you think just because people buy a Vita they will buy a PS4?

Do people who buy a 3DS buy a Wii-U?

And sure people can find it useful and they can do whatever. All I said was I find it weird that the selling point is a PS4.

iceman061103d ago

@JBSleek...actually anecdotal EVIDENCE is EVIDENCE (hence the word being there). It just isn't the proof that you were looking for. Also, the analogy about the WiiU and 3DS is just simply false because there is NO INTEGRATION between those two, while the Vita and PS4 can be complementary products. They can play together or apart from one another. This is not THE SELLING point, but it is A SELLING POINT, especially for those that are on the fence.

webeblazing1103d ago

yall still kind missed his point the vita has ton of selling points putting ps4 as a selling point for the vita will cloud the cloud the judgement of unexpected customers to the value of vita. keep on saying get a vita because it integrated with ps4 is not going sound good to someone looking for a tablet, mp3 player, that is open to playing games.

clearelite1104d ago (Edited 1104d ago )

Honestly, i'm more excited to play games like Disgaea, Persona, Dragon's Crown, Mirumasa, etc. on Vita and play my PS4 games on my PS4.

The remote play and control of my PS4 will be merely icing on the cake.

Hicken1103d ago

As weird as people thinking TV services are a selling point for a video game console?

Can you really not see how being able to access your console library anywhere you've got internet is a draw? Perhaps it's not a good SOLE reason, or the best PRIMARY reason, but it's an excellent selling point.

"Hey, you know all those new games on your new console? Why stop playing them just because you're not at home WITH your console? Grab a Vita, and never stop playing(Oh, isn't that the Vita's tagline, anyway?). And while you're at it, take a look at everything else the Vita has to offer."

I guess you're right: nobody could possibly see the ability to play their home library from anywhere as a selling point. What was I thinking?

JBSleek1103d ago

That isn't what happens though. So you are saying to me that PS4Vita combination I can be in Germany with an internet connection and play all my PS4 games?

If that is that case than I am wrong and stupid and that is an awesome feature. If it is limited to your home than I stand where I am and say well that's weird.

Hicken1103d ago

That is exactly what I'm saying. It's the same as with PSP/PSV and PS3 now, except it'll be even better, as it's designed for it.

I can take my Vita to work today, use our store's wifi, and play my PS3 games right now(though some games are limited). I will be able to do that very same thing with EVERY game on PS4.

So you go to Germany, fire up your Vita over some wifi or 3G there, Remote Play to your PS3/PS4, and play your games.

JBSleek1103d ago

Then by damn that's a great feature to have. I was wrong for the assumption.

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Acquiescence1104d ago

GamesCom is just around the corner and it's allegedly "a PS Vita show" according to someone at Sony. Chances are a price cut will be announced.

A price cut, PS+ and Killzone Mercenary a couple of weeks later equals one very happy customer.

Protagonist1104d ago

It was PS Vita show last year at GamesCom, which is why I was not too worried this time around at E3.
Expect some games announced (once again) for the PS Vita.

webeblazing1103d ago

thats what i like to hear i need a new one and a price cut would do me justice. ill doubt they will drop the memory card price tho, psp didnt see much of a price drop throughout its life

jrbeerman111104d ago

I love my Vita, I have remote play with Shadow of Colossus and it plays fantastic, cant wait to be able to play all my ps4 games on it. (i have wife and child that hog TV)

the system itself is great and if you consider the older playstation and psp games it has a decent library. obviously psp games wont excite someone who owned a psp but I didnt so im having fun picking up some of these titles.

Protagonist1104d ago

I´ve had a PSP since 2007 and with games like Black Rock Shooter, just been released - April 24, 2013, that excites me and I still need to pick that one up, since I´ve been busy with P4G.

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