PlayStation Vita: Nearly Outdated Graphically

Chris Buffa (Modojo): Like many gamers, we can't wait to buy PlayStation Vitas next year. Sony has the makings of a stellar launch lineup, and the concept of having a portable system a step below PlayStation 3 is quite an exciting prospect.

You know, despite the notion that Vita's nearly outdated.

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fluffydelusions2545d ago (Edited 2545d ago )

Dedicated gaming buttons + Sony exclusives make it not outdated for me. Plus even the latest iPhone/touch models just announced are not quite on par with the HW specs of PSV. I'm sure Android will best it in a matter of months but again, no dedicated buttons + no Sony exclusives.

Sunhammer2545d ago

Modojo are pro-Apple. They're just bitter the Vita is a Sony product.

fear882545d ago

So I gather the 3DS is ancient and pointless?

Give me a break.

Content and service makes things sell. Not specs alone. Not features alone. Not games alone. Not service alone.

Its a combination of all the above. Chris seems to have this kick that no matter what, vita is a failure before it gets to the market and 3DS is somehow an exception to his "rules" for a successful platform.

Sony is showing strengths on all areas from content, features, service, and price working together but yet it seems to elude him that that is what makes a product successful.

Iphones are a great example of content, service and features working together for a general user.

But PS Vita is geared toward a niche market that demands a lot more and sony seems every bit as determined to deliver on that front.

ProjectVulcan2545d ago (Edited 2545d ago )

There are some great looking smartphone games out there. However Vita is still considerably more powerful than any smartphone, this WILL show when it hits.

Besides this as has been mentioned, Vita is designed around gaming. I just wouldn't be looking to play the kind of games that Vita will offer on a modern smartphone. You cannot replicate the depth that vita games will have on any smartphone today, this is down to many factors, including screen sizes and buttons.

God i love buttons. Buttons beat up touchscreen zero tactile feedback control methods soooooo bad. You try pulling off a beat em up combo on a touchscreen, or quick turning, popping a grenade them meleeing an evil dude in the face all in the space of a split second on a touchscreen.

Not. Possible.

Some games work great with only a touchscreen, but for shooters....racers...beat/slas h/stealth em know, like nearly every game genre known to man- buttons rule.

SilentNegotiator2545d ago (Edited 2545d ago )

Chris Buffa is the same vita-hater that praised Mario Kart 3DS to death, but in the same week condemned Katamari (a series seeing an upcoming Vita title) for there being "so many" (One per platform, other than ps2 - just like Mario Kart).

He's clearly been attacking anything Vita-related.

inveni02544d ago (Edited 2544d ago )

How many quad core portables are there on the market? That's what I thought. Vita won't be outdated until a 6-core option is released.

Furthermore, level size and physics play a big part, too. Games like Infinity Blade are on rails, and only showcase the ability to draw a few polygons and some decent textures.

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iamtehpwn2545d ago

Vita will definitely be better for a more hardcore experience. I think that there is room for both Portables and app games like infinity blade. You're not going to get the same experience you would get with Vita or 3DS, dedicated handhelds are always going to produce better gaming experience.

But I also think there's also a lot of potential for indie developers to succeed on the app store--unlike Vita or 3DS where you need dev kits which cost insane amounts of money. And there is a market for bite sized games as well, which will definitely succeed more on mobile than Dedicated handhelds, conversly, more "hardcore" games are more successful (and better) on dedicated handhelds.


This will be the best Handheld gaming device. I still dont know who in the world thinks Smart phones are the future of gaming. What the hell is an Angry bird??? R they serious???????????

TBM2545d ago (Edited 2545d ago )

god this chris guy is a real DB doesnt he have anything better to do with his life and time.

plus id rather have a true dedicated gaming device than some finger swiping/poking tablet/phone.

Lazy_Sunday2545d ago (Edited 2545d ago )

Yes, the PSVita is awesome. I'm getting one. The graphics on it are revolutionary for it's size. Dual joysticks. The back/front touch interface is even something that I've really wanted. But... still, the comment you posted isn't very relevant to the discussion. The graphics are outdated. PS3 graphics at 540p isn't a difficult process, which explains the price pretty well. Too bad we can't stick a GTX580 in that bad boy.

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yesmynameissumo2545d ago

Everything is nearly outdated. Welcome to technology. And what's with the stealth trolling?

RayRay362545d ago

Is your name really Sumo?

Iroquois_Pliskin2545d ago

I also find it hard to believe that your name really is Sumo.

CynicalVision2545d ago (Edited 2545d ago )

Since when is this news? It's like every other piece of technology. At the end of the day it's the games that sell the product, why do you think the PS2 is still selling to this day?

Games like "Bladeslinger" and "Shadowgun" sound like the type of games you'd find in the bargin bin. :P

Christopher2545d ago (Edited 2545d ago )

Ridiculous article.

With the focus on tablet and smartphone development, it's obvious that there's going to be better devices out before it considering its very long development lifecycle.

But, that's not the point. How many of those devices with better screens will also have a focus on gaming? How many will have the PSN features? How many will have the capabilities of playing all the games without having to use the screen? How many of them will have an extra touch screen?

I'm awaiting the next article that complains about the lack of cellphone capability with the PS Vita. I'm also wondering how this 'outdated' technology is relevant considering the success of the DS and 3DS.

TheBeast2545d ago

Well said, and coming from a mod...these new mods have brains! *No offence to old ones...don't ban me!:(*

But honestly, how is the Vita "outdated" It looks great for a handheld and HAS physical buttons...

antok342545d ago

Totally agree and are we expected to upgrade our hardware each year to play the latest games on smartphones or tablets. Consoles and dedicated handhelds sell because gamers and parents know that they can still play the latest releases throughout the life cycle of the device.

raytraceme2545d ago

Vita has a quad core processor and a quad core gpu. The iphone 4s has a dual core of each factor in vita's os and you get Uncharted Golden Abyss ;)

SweatyFlorida2545d ago

AND with 2 Analog sticks and two touchscreens coupled with games made by real/professional developers and it blows anything with a "phone" or "tablet" in it's name out of the water!

raytraceme2544d ago

and finally for the low low price of $250 :D

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