Chris Buffa (Modojo): Sony's PlayStation Vita has a wealth of potential, thanks to a variety of features that could make it a hit amongst the gaming community. On the flip side, those same features could seal its fate.
I sort of disagree with this article. i do not see the the many control options as uninviting. I think this si why there is a touchscrren (when there is a touchpad), because the touchscreen would make the device more easily identifiable to smartphone users. nevertheless, maybe Sony could include a tutorial within OS to aid people who do find the device a little complicated. as for the games paragraph: that is what PS Suite is for: bringing smartphone esque gaming Android, but more importantly PSV. Again the 3G model is not a problem... the PSV is about social networking on a constant basis, so using 3G to access the PSN to keep in contact with friends. I do agree that maybe not enough info about the 3G model has been made known. as for phone support... who is really going to use the PSV as a phone... its pretty much bigger then conventional smartphones. And there is skype so there are ways around this problem.
site named (modojo) what did you expect from it?
Honest Question... What's modojo???
it is a mo-dojo,obviously
LOl sorta disparage the article was insta fail. I got a phone its called a evo 4g. my nice vita will use its hotspot to play while I go. Not enough casual gamers? Could of fooled me. Last time I checked it was all the craxe. @ different skus? how many different skus have we seen from all console & hand held manufactures. The psvita will grow with all its features and have something for everyone. I seriously dont want my phone to to be a handheld console machine. Sorry honey cant talk battery is dead from gaming all day.
Is the vita getting skype? There isareason the smartphone evolved. The majority of consumers hate carrying around multiple devices. The vita is not quite an all in one device so users will still need a phone.
tablets have proven that users will carry around a separate device if the quality of the experience is worthwhile. some dont like reading on a small screen. Some dont like games without proper controls Plus, people like buying gadgets.
'Revealing two models of Vita made Sony look ridiculous' Bullshit, I haven't heard or read anything negative in the gaming media, referring to Sony giving the consumer a choice of 2 different models at launch. Apple have been using this launch strategy, successfully, for years. 'Developers will shoehorn touch controls into games for no logical reason (other than they can), while the rear touch pad could prove troublesome' No, Sony Bend have stated that all Vita games, will give the user a choice of touch controls, traditional controls or a combination of the two. 'So far, the company has yet to reveal a strategy for casual gamers' Eh yes they already have, it's called PS Minis. And every PS Mini game already on PSN will be compatible with the Vita from day one, as will Hustle Kings & Little Deviants, and any Android games that Sony will undoubtedly port over. This 'journalist' is either an idiot who has done absolutely no research whatsoever, or he is a thinly-veiled troll.
This article is abit of a joke. I disagree with it. I LOL'd at this "no phone support"
This article is BS
i hope psvita kills the iphone and ipad. it would please me greatly.
modojo enough said not to read the article
DOOOOOOOMED http://www.youtube.com/watc... fail article
Let the doom and gloom articles start now that the newness has worn off. Ridiculous...
His reasoning is terrible on top of that he clearly doesn't understand the market that the PSVita is going after. "Too many gimmicks" Whats gimmicky about the features? Touch screen, 3G, gyroscope and cameras are all standard on current portable devices. The analog sticks and touch pad just give us more control. After all it is a GAMING device. Geez... "Not enough casual games...yet" This is a GAMING device, not an Angry Birds machine. One thing that has always bugged me is when people say the PSP/PSVita is for console like experiences... Just because it has console quality graphics doesn't mean you to set aside time to play the games. Games like LittleBigPlanet, Modnation Racers, Hot Shots Golf, Sound Shapes ect... all appeal to hardcore and casual gamers and don't require a huge commitment to play. Then you have games like Uncharted where you want to sit down and play a console game in bed or something. That has always been an unfair label IMO. "Two different SKUs" ... Not sure if serious... "No phone support" Jesus Christ, is this guy stupid? Its a GAMING device. "PSP" I understand his reasoning with this one but anyone who follows the gaming industry can clearly see they're taking a much better approach with the PSVita than they did with the PSP and in spite of that the PSP was still technically a success.
Doomed eh? Didn't they say the same thing about PS3 and BD too and look what happenend.
It's the only thing games journalists know. They can't be bothered to do research or play review copies, so they throw out hyperbole. Every console has been claimed to be doomed this generation. Along with most software companies and even games. Protip: Games Journalism is shit...make your own opinions
i agree with your opinion , game journalism this generation is pretty garbage , not all but most of them arent helping the industry at all , i would rather trust a friend on my psn friend list than a game journalist , i trust more a fellow gamer than those so called " journalists " lol , anyways i make my own decisions when it comes to games and well im getting the Vita with Uncharted golden abyss , Little big planet , Little Deviants and ModNation racers day 1 , im thinking about adding either Ruin or Gravity Daze to my vita launch line up as well , not sure yet perhaps a demo would seal the deal
Sigh.*rubs head* Yeah God forbid Vita might just be a great handheld device. Why does everyone keep bringing up the PSP every time we talk about the VITA? I don't bring up the paltry sales of the N64 or Gamecube every time I talk about the Wii or the sales of the Xbox 1 every time I talk about the 360.Or any other problem they had. Or So why does everyone think that because the PSP was not handled as well as it should have been mean that the VITA will be an automatic failure? What does one have to do with the other?
Article is a complete fail. All they do is mindlessly bash the Vita. I guess they have trouble admitting that Sony is doing a great job with the Vita.
i agree to diasagree with the author of this horrible article, i think vita is going to actually give the 3ds a run for its money, sony for me hit the nail on the head for me as far as a portable device goes:-D
I actually see the Vita taking away marketshare from Nintendo as a good thing. Because that means that Next time Nintendo releases a handheld it will be a lot better. Gotta love competition because Nintendo needs to learn a few lessons from Sony and its Vita. My bunghole has spoken
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