Submitted by jellybalboa 1159d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation Vita vs. Nintendo 3DS: Which one you should buy?

If you’re watching eagerly Sony’s circus for the NGP now official as PlayStation Vita, you’ll see how the Japanese company have been luring attentions for their next generation fully-integrated handheld gaming console. Now the thing is there’s come the classic rivalry with Nintendo obviously. Putting the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita on a hype of which handheld gaming console you should buy now? (3DS, gamescom, Next-Gen, Nintendo DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Sony, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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Venox2008  +   1159d ago
SaxScrotumz  +   1159d ago
Venox2008 could not have put it better... BOTH!
Dramscus  +   1159d ago
I'm not sold on the 3ds.
Too many reports of problems with the 3d.
Lack of must have games.
One analogue type thing (did they learn nothing from their competitions psp fiasco)

The DS is still more of a must have than the 3ds which is a sad state of affairs for nintendo.

Maybe in a year or two it'll be worth buying after a bunch of good games come out for it.
And After they release a second version that supports a wider 3d viewing angle.
DualConsoleOwner  +   1159d ago
If you are under 12,
if you are under 12, 3ds is ok.

if you are over 12, than obviously PS VIta is way to go
BattleAxe  +   1159d ago
If you have no life then get both, and while you're at it buy all three consoles so that you can play every single game known to man, then when the PS4, XBOX 720 and the WiiU come out, buy all those too, then you should also buy an iPad so that you truely have every single thing that can play games on the face of the earth, then and only then you can consider yourself a true gamer.........

Seriously though, PSVita all the way. I don't need more than one handheld, and I don't have time for more than one handheld. A PC, PS3 and a Vita are more than enough for me.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1158d ago
Two very different systems offering different games and features.
It's up to you to decide which experience you want.

As for me, BOTH are of my taste. But I'll be getting the PS Vita day one.
I'm hoping to get a 3DS in the future as well. The DS had plenty of good games, which is why I had both DS and PSP.
I hope to seem more games at TGS.
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lMHl  +   1158d ago

What if your 12 please DualConsoleOwner tell me which one I should buy please I need your approval im not smart enough to figure it out on my own *frowny face*
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farhad2k8  +   1158d ago
VITA hands down, this is the same situation as PS3 vs Wii.
The PS3 had SO much more features, so why would you even want to touch the wii?
RedDragan  +   1158d ago
@ DualConsoleOwner + 14h ago - #1.1.2

No, you are half way to being completely wrong!

7 Years and younger and you MUST NOT use the 3D function on 3DS. It is in the manual, it is written on the Nintendo website and it SHOULD be written on a sign in every game store and web store!

The 3D function was discovered to mess up the eye sight of children who are approx the age of 7, and all below.

If you are under 12, PS Vita is SAFE option.
news4geeks  +   1159d ago
NeutralGamer  +   1159d ago
Then why are you reading the PSV/3DS articles?
princejb134  +   1159d ago
as much as i love my nintendo ds, even more than my psp
i will be getting the vita, it looks must more promising with 2 analog sticks and the graphical power
zeal0us  +   1159d ago
The one you want to buy instead of letting some editor(s) from site(s) end up changing your mind.
ChozenWoan  +   1158d ago
Forget the editors... I'm gonna decide based on random comments. =)
Knushwood Butt  +   1158d ago
@ Chozen

How about you make your own decision?

Or do you need someone to tell you what to do?

If the latter, be sure to do whatever some worthless hit-hunting game site has to say on the matter.
Ilikegames76  +   1158d ago
@Chozen, you forgot the /s as someone doesn't get your sarcasm.
Optical_Matrix  +   1159d ago
Errrrrrr, I already have a 3DS, and will get Vita on day one as well. So both for me.
NeutralGamer  +   1159d ago
Same here. Already got 3DS and I'll know that some time I'll get Vita.

I am waiting for Kojima to reveal the PS Vita Metal Gear Solid before I buy it.
Wizziokid  +   1159d ago
gumgum99  +   1158d ago
because its made by Sony, amirite? :V
MaxXAttaxX  +   1158d ago
And why not?
Because it's made by Sony? What's wrong with that?
ChickeyCantor  +   1158d ago

Did someone insult daddy?
LOL calm down.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1158d ago
LOL don't come to conclusions. t
That's what I said about 'gumgum99'. Apparently he has a problem with someone wanting a Vita.
I wonder if his attitude would be the same if he said 3DS instead.
newleaf  +   1159d ago
The one you want. Done.
Wintersun616  +   1159d ago

I've made my decision and I want Vita (no-brainer for me) but people have different tastes and Vita just isn't for everybody. I think it's pretty pointless saying that someone should buy this or that. One should rather provide people with facts that would help differentiate between the two and make the decision themselves based on that, even if somebody asks you straight which one to get.
SonyNGP  +   1159d ago
Definitely both. They both offer awesome games.
Cloudberry  +   1159d ago
My & others luck not to buy 3DS at launched, and now the price drop too.
tiffac  +   1159d ago
I'll be getting the Vita for my part. Probably the 3DS down the line. It all depends on how much cash I can save. lol!
tarbis  +   1159d ago
PSV only
JoGam  +   1159d ago
KentBlake  +   1159d ago
Vita for me.

But I might get a 3DS also, now with the price drop and all...never played Ocarina of Time, and that re-release sure is tempting.
gumgum99  +   1158d ago
get it. I haven't played Ocarina either, but its actually pretty good. Surprisingly.
Malice-Flare  +   1159d ago
both for me.
my budget is ready...
gumgum99  +   1158d ago
But is your body?...
Malice-Flare  +   1158d ago
Stealth2k  +   1159d ago

Only a fanboy would say 1 or the other
jellybalboa  +   1159d ago
yes only vita for me coz i am a mindless fan boy
GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1159d ago
yes only a fanboy wouldn't spend $420 to get two portable consoles.
cpayne93  +   1159d ago
I've been seeing you around a lot lately. You make... Interesting comments. It all depends on what you want and what your tastes are. Personally a lot of the 3ds games look comparable to psp games in terms of both graphics and controls to me, so they are going to have to pull out some really unique titles to convince me to get one. And sorry, I've played all the remakes.
Stealth2k  +   1159d ago
First of all graphics are irrelevant to making a good game. The controls are far better than the psp just based on how comfortable the analog stick is and the fact that you have 2 screens and a touch screen.

Its funny you dont mention gameplay because thats the only thing that matters. And gameplay is on a game by game basis.

Ive played some nes games with better gameplay than some ps3 games
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cpayne93  +   1159d ago
First off, graphics are not irrelevant, but they are less important than most other factors. The graphics can go a long way to adding a better feel to a game and making it more epic. More powerful systems can have more things happening on screen to produce jaw-dropping effects. If god of war came out on the ds it would not be near as impressive as it was on the psp. Also, i said "comparable" not the same. Have you played street fighter, splinter cell, resident evil, or any sports or racing games on the 3ds? I'm not saying the touch screen doesn't compliment these games, because it does, but its not that big of a jump from certain similar psp titles. All I'm saying is, I am not going to buy a 3ds for street fighter when I could get the first Tekken that was released on psp for 5 bucks. And having a slightly more comfortable analog stick does not make the controls "far better." At least not enough to make me get one yet.
MysticStrummer  +   1159d ago
...or maybe one has games you want to play and the other doesn't. The use of the word "fanboy" has really gotten out of hand. I don't plan to buy either one, but if some cool Vita/PS3 cross functionality is announced I'll get a Vita. I'm not talking about unlocking stuff by playing the same game on both, either. Let me use it as an Aliens style motion sensor, or to receive Codec messages... things like that. I'd play games on it also, but most of the games I like to play are best played on my big screen with surround sound.
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SSIDEUP  +   1159d ago
Good lord that article was wholly unreadable.
Xof  +   1159d ago
If you're only going to be playing while on the go, better to skip the 3DS as it's not really suited for mobile gaming.

Really, though, neither is "worth" getting yet. Check back in 2012 when they've both managed to accumulate decent libraries. Though I suppose the massive catalog of Playstation and Playstation Portable titles on the PSN would make the Vita very appealing to people who don't have PSPs.
CaptainPunch  +   1159d ago
Lol there's already an article like this
dorron  +   1159d ago
PSVita for me...but not as soon as it gets released.
wumster  +   1159d ago
Both son!!!!
GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1159d ago
if you value super mario 3ds over uncharted golden abyss, then it would be appropriate to get a 3ds.
matey  +   1159d ago
Ive got a 3DS and i cant beleive all the games coming to the platform Fifa12/Pes12/Tekken Prime/Nano assault/MarioKart7/Lego city stories/WRC2/F1 2011/NFS 3D/Tin-Tin/Sonic Generations/Super Mario 3D Land/Revelations,Wow thats a tiny list of a very big list of confirmed games so far will i buy a Vita maybe but in terms of games 3DS has won due to massive support and releasing earlier but both are very powerful i think ill stick with 3DS as its cheaper and offers abit more also if it breaks i can buy 1 for £115 at Tesco yeah.
wumster  +   1159d ago
Nothing wrong with that. You make some valid points to back your opinion.
cpayne93  +   1159d ago
The 3ds had a small list of launch titles and the vita has a list that is already beating it. Look it up if you don't believe me and please, improve your grammar.
GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1159d ago
if the 3ds has a weakness, it's games. Ps vita has, Uncharted: golden abyss, Resistance: burning skies gravity rush, assassin's creed, Modnation racers, Street fighter x tekken, escape plan, little deviants, an untitled bioshock game, untitled call of duty, an untitled killzone game, wipeout 2048, little big planet, Fifa 12, Rayman Origins, and more.
ronin4life  +   1158d ago
I didn't know the PSV launched already.
It hasn't?
oh that's right. And these games aren't out yet either.
This list reminds me of what I thought the 3DS would launch with.
Zelda OoT 3D, Star Fox 3D, DOA Dimensions...
It's not out until next year. Many may not launch with the system. And some might not be any good anyway.
Both systems have a huge list of upcoming games, and while many are not to thrilled by what's on the 3DS now, very
few can assert with complete honesty that the 3DS's upcoming games list is lacking compared to a competitor
that has yet to be released.
Also, what the hell was the writer of that article smoking (or drinking) that his writing was that awful?
How did this story get approved?...
Kee  +   1159d ago
3DS gets my vote.

I'm not knocking the vita, it's just I've always had a soft spot for Nintendo's handheld devices.

It's just the vita will have the calibre of game that I'll be playing on my PS3. My handheld games don't need to have great graphics, sounds and immersion. I just want addictiveness which I'm sure I'll find when Nintendo brings out their AAA exclusives.

Plus, price is always a factor...
Arthas  +   1159d ago
3DS If you're young. Vita if you're older. Both if you're a true gamer.
Ron_Danger  +   1159d ago
So true...

I wouldve added nostalgic to the 3DS part also cause there's a lot of adults who can't let go of Mario or Zelda

And maybe for Vita I would add if you love FPS cause the dual sticks finally make that genra playable on a handheld... I hated playing FPS on the PSP using the buttons and I couldn't ever get used to the touch screen on the DS with Metroid
theonlylolking  +   1159d ago
Vita if you are young and old. You have kid friendly games on the vita and super freaking amazingly awesome games for older gamers like resistance, uncharted, assassins creed, etc... Parents will see the vita as a teenager and older device but it has the games that younger kids will want to play like modnation racers, littlebigplanet, little deviants, etc...

The vita even has a game for young and old...call of duty.
Arthas  +   1159d ago
True, true. I amend my statement.
strickers  +   1159d ago
Vita.All accounts suggest it feels like a Dualshock with touch,motion,AR etc on top.
My 3 goes on the 3DS and it feels...old,and looks it with poor design,weak controls,cardboard diorama 3D and unimpressive visuals.
Mario4life  +   1159d ago
wells some previews were comparing re revelations to some 360 games so yea its got plenty under the hood
MasterCornholio  +   1159d ago
I would say the Vita. And thats because Nintendo games dont interest me.

BTW people act like you hate video games if you only pick one. But in reality i dont see the point in lugging around multiple handheld devices. Sure there might be 1 or 2 3DS games that i would miss but the current 3DS model isnt worth it to me. Once they come out with a revision with great battery life then i will probably pick one up.

PS Last gen i had a PSPFat, DS, DSlite, DSI, PSP 2000 Final Fantasy Edition (2 bad it got stolen)
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xtremegamerage  +   1159d ago
Get vita and run Ninty software through emulation.
Mario4life  +   1159d ago
It a matter of taste, though i wish i could get both, but ill probally get the 3ds, its cheaper and i need a new ds anyways, so ill kill two birds with one stone
Maywell  +   1159d ago
I want both. But my budget said I can only choose one for the first year. So I'll get Vita.
Zero23  +   1159d ago
jacksonmichael  +   1159d ago
The correct answer is either both, or wait to see which has the more interesting set of exclusives.
klecser  +   1159d ago
Great responses in the comments here. The answer as others have said is that you should buy one or the other, both or neither. In short, you should buy to your personal preferences. I own a 3DS and love it but that doesn't mean I think the Vita should fail. What I want is for both of them to find a market so that both can survive and have healthy competition for a middle group with flexible tastes. The Vita doesn't appeal to me, but if it appeals to other people I'm happy that they're getting a console they like.
ronin4life  +   1158d ago
Thank you for this intelligent, level-headed comment, good sir.
ndl1531  +   1159d ago
i already have a 3ds and loving it . im also picking up the vita day one . ive always had a love for handhelds since my original gameboy when i was 9 years old. so in short both .
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rexbolt  +   1159d ago
i have a 3ds i dono if ima get vita since we got a ps3 already and all if ders not a bunch of ps3 games on der and fps ill get it but if its filled with fps ill have to pass
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