PlayStation Vita's UK pricing and release date have been officially announced and at £229 (£279 for the 3G model), Sony's flashy handheld is more expensive than a PlayStation 3. So, will you still be buying one?
A new phone is more expensive than a 360 or a PS3, does it mean you won't buy a new one ?
And an iPod touch is the same price as a 360 and more expensive than a Wii. OT, will I buy one? Yes I will thank you for asking.
It's about "value" not "price", and I think the PSV is the right value. And going by recent Sony surveys, buying games digatly will save lots of money in the long run.
@newmonday, only if you buy games day one. I only buy a few games at full retail price. Most other my PS3 games have been picked up for $20 or less in retail stores or online but the downloads were still full price or just a small decrease in price. I'm waiting to see if download prices will drop the same as retail but I doubt it because they haven't wo far.
I could've sworn I saw an article for this already, and like newmonday, it's all about value. The Vita isn't like the older handhelds that used to launch at $150 and only play games, it's practically a portable PS3. Probably all video formats compatible with PS3 will be with Vita, it's a backwards compatible PSP, MP3 player and more, OLED screen, internet browser, 2 built in cameras, more RAM than a PS3, Bluetooth, GPS, cross game chat, built in mic...it's perfectly priced. Everyone was expecting it to be more expensive when it was announced, and now articles keep coming out asking if people think it's too expensive.
A new phone does so much more than a console can. Whats next? A new laptop? A new car perhaps?
a phone does so much more? You mean makes calls right? Cause I can check my email, browse the web, play MUCH better games, use map quest, and just about everything else that a phone can do. Just face it, phones are big time over priced, yet we all still buy them. Oh and btw, the Vita can do a number of things the home consoles can't and can pretty much do everything they can. Does your phone have an OLED screen? does your phone have a quad core in it? Didn't think so, and the Vita still cost less.
A lot of phones have oled displayes and some in fact are higher resoultion than tje vita display. Quad core will come by the end of the year or maybe a lil bit later. Saying that, no phone will ever compete with the vita gaming capabilities.
By the end of the year? Certainly not this year, maybe next if your lucky.
For god sakes I will demolish the company that first puts a quad core in a phone. I WANT BATTERY LIFE! Not the ability to run every app on my phone in the background and play a 3d game for 30 minutes before the battery dies!
You, the guys that agreed with you, and the ones that commented to you are all retarded.. He compared the Vita to the PS3 because they are BOTH gaming consoles.. The PS3 is more powerful yet it costs less, so why would a sane person buy the PSVita?
Honestly.....I can't play my PS3 when I'm taking a crap....thats why.
Because one is portable and the other is not. One is a home console and as stated before the other is a portable gaming device
Even if they're both consoles doesn't mean you're not comparing apples to oranges. The PS3 is a *home* console, the Vita is a *portable* console. Voila, comparisons voided. It's completely normal for a new console to be more expensive than the older one. Especially if said new console has an OLED screen and has processing capabilities that near the console's. If anything comparing a new phone to the Vita actually makes more sense than comparing the Vita to the PS3 anyways.
Why would a sane person even compare a PSV to a PS3 - they are totally different things.
@eatingvodka My laptop is less powerful than my desktop yet it was slightly more expensive. I think the advantages and disadvantages of each system are pretty bleeding obvious and it's your comment that is "retarded". @ below I'm not sure which of your comments is more "retarded"!
@Commenters above, how on earth is the PSVita portable? Would you actually go outside and play it while waiting to the bus? Where would you put it later? I don't think it's gonna fit in your pocket.. I remember the PSP was already pretty big and this one is even bigger.. The truth is, you will all play it inside your house which makes my point valid.
at TheEatingVodka you sir have made one of the dumbest comments i have ever seen on this website , where does it say the system has to be connected to a tv or monitor in order to be use ? it is a portable gaming device , you can play it while you are outside , on the train , on the bus , walking on the park , while taking a shiat , almost everywhere you go , it may not be able to fit in a tight pocket , might be able to fit in loose pockets but it certainly will fit on backpacks , ps3 is a home console , ps vita is like a portable ps3 , where you gonna have features the ps3 doesnt even have and will probable never get , like Near , GPS , cross game voice chat , multitouch display ( front and rear ) apps like twitter , facebook , foursquare and probably youtube so yea i will be paying $299.99 for the playstation vita
Because I already have a PS3 and I buy every new PlayStation system no matter what.Even if your not a huge Sony fan like me, how can you resist the PS Vita? It looks like the greatest gaming handheld ever and it's fairly priced. It's going to succeed.
@TheEatingVodka What You just typed is one of the most insanely idiotic things i have ever read, at no point in your rambling incoherent response, were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational response.Everyone on this page is now dumber for having read it. I award you no bubble ups and may god have mercy on your soul.
Umm I seem to rememember Kaz and the dude who who is making a bioshock game on vita pull the vita out of their pocket at E3. It appears to be portable to me. Maybe I am delusional.
Because I play my PSP on my breaks at work, on the train I take to work, and on the bus I take to work, and on the ferry I take to work. I play portables way more than consoles, because they fit my lifestly. I work all over the place and use public transit exclusively. I'd like to see you try and wheel a PS3 hooked up to a TV onto the boarding ramp of the Jumbo Ferry, hahaha XD
I am buying one day one.
A Phone is primarily used for making calls and sending messages. A PS Vita's basic functionality is to play games, albeit on the go. It depends on the user if he/she really needs a separate device to play games on the move, when a phone can offer the same and much more. The games releasing on the Vita and a phone will be different, but when you are on the move, time is limited and you mainly play games to kill time.
I'm still not sold on the Vita. Looks outstanding, but my PSP has remained untouched for a couple of years now. I just don't find myself carrying it around anymore, unless I find myself taking a long plane trip. Otherwise, my android phone fills the game gap when I'm hanging out in lineups or waiting at the dr's office or something. I'd love to have one, I just don't know that I'd ever carry it around and play it. I think that's something Sony and Nintendo really have to worry about this mobile platform gen. No one wants to carry around more devices than they have to, and most people always have their phones on them. I really think they have an uphill battle this time around - and it may be the last generation of dedicated, mobile game platforms we ever see.
i wont. i still have my 3 year old phone
Sucks for you. Three year old phones are old.
I new phone is more expensive than a PS3. A tablet is more expensive than a PS3. The argument that Vita is more expensive than a PS3 is invalid. The device is made with 2010-2011 hardware. PS3 has been on the market for 5 years and the Hardware is about 6 years old. As the hardware ages, the value goes down. For £229 Vita is a steal. Got my Wi-Fi Edition on pre-order. Haters gonna hate.
A new product costing more than a 5-6 year old product doesn't really seem that strange to me.
Bubbles for common sense.
yay I will! f em smartphones!
who cares.....if the games are there im buying one!
im planning on buying one after the first major price cut. I have a psp for my son now & he uses it constantly im expecting him to say he wants the vita, but im gonna hold off for probably a year or so, I expect them to fall to $150-$200 range by next black friday, ill probably pick one up then.
The point is lost on me .... most advanced and new phones cost more than low entry-mid range HTDVs .
Nope. Not because of price, the line up of launch titles is horrible. Worse than the 3DS lineup. Ill wait a bit.
How can it be worse ? It makes no sense , weither you like or not the psv line-up . The 3ds launched with no big flagship titles , mostly ports or games no one cares about . (Wich is ok mind you) The PSV is launching with at least one household brand : Uncharted and more titles of the ports/new games variety than the 3ds . I can't fault you , again , if you dont like it and wanna wait , i just dont agree with the idea that it's worse .
@ milkman That's a lie. Nothing can be worse than the 3DS launch line up. Day 1 i'm getting Gravity Daze, Uncharted, and Hot Shots Golf. The Vita's line up is pretty solid
Oops. I apologize N4G. I should have looked and updated lineup. I didn't realize that there lots of titles where confirmed. I stand corrected. I will get the 3G Vita then I just confirmed my order. The line up I saw where games I never even herd of before.
The PS3 and the Xbox 360 has been around for years, Vita is just coming out, so...... I don't get this damn article. Yes I'm picking it because this will probably be the best gaming handheld ever created, I can't wait for vita!
Well after playing Vita at E3....hmmm, I could get that amazing hardware or I could keep pretending my phone plays video games when all it has is casual time wasters like Angry Birds. ...
the answer is obvious ... first it's a new device , second it's cheaper than we all expected
More expensive because of the amazing oled screen. Does the ps3 have an oled screen? No it hasn't.
"PS Vita is more expensive than a PS3" It's a lot more portable too.
Day 1 buy!!!!!
Im going to shock you all with some information. The Ps3 was released 5 years ago. The Vita was not released 5 years ago. Boom.
PS3 is outdated compared to PSVita in my eyes. Does that answer the question?
Yes. Actually multiple ones. So I can bank on all the dummies around xmas time. They'll pay top dollar. $$$$!! FOols!WHuaahahaa!
double post the answer is still yes hell yeah
Here in the US its the same price as a PS3. its a portable console. Portables always cost more. We're lucky the thing doesn't costs $400. If this was an Apple Product they'd get away with charging $499.
what the fuck does it being more expensive than the ps3 have to do with whether i buy one or not?
Yes because it's with it. XperiaRay
I find it funny that people making articles are complaining about that but yet the 3ds is the same price as the wii(or higher depending on where you buy it) Yes I have a 3ds and yes i paid $250. Do I think it was worth it at all? no. i think the playstation vita is worth the money though. Priced at the same as the ps3; you better be getting your moneys worth and no doubt you def are. I'd rather spend 250 on a new console then 300 + on a new phone that be outdated will something better in a month or so (exaggerating yes I know) thats why i still have my first cell phone lol. Its a pos flip phone. Its a tank really.
That was the first thing that popped into my head. Not one person complained when the 3DS dropped at more than the Wii- and is still more expensive. But, what? Because this is Sony we're talking about, it's suddenly a big issue?
because its a new thing the price andwhat it does is acceptable its not like we are in the ps3 situtation years ago so yes i will buy one
i would if i could get it in my COLOR. hell no for 300+ bucks im waiting for the right one
Yes and If there´s a midnight launch, I will be there.
A poor article, to say the least.
CVG...Do they really play games...or just pretend to play games...
Phones doesn't have face buttons. It will suck playing CoD on it (if it ever get released on smart phones). Like Infinity Blade who boasts an impressive visuals but a bummer to play because of the movement is on rails.
I pre-ordered mine and will attend its midnight release. and this article is bogus.
I swear Sony cannot get a break this generation with all ofthe negativity.
What a retarded question. I already have a PS3. Why would I buy another PS3 instead of a Vita?
How come I never see any complaints about the iphone 4s? It freaking cost a lot more. And yes, I will still buy it.
Because you never question a NEED but you can always question a WANT. I find it funny that people are comparing smartphones to the dedicated handheld gaming device when you don't buy a phone primarily to play games. Anyone who is saying otherwise is a big fat liar since trending and basic necessity comes first with phones not gaming.