Rich Gwilliam wonders why you would want to carry around a Vita instead of a more versatile device.
The writer is comparing the Vita to a tablet, in my mind that's wrong. The new Asus tablet is powerful but comparing it to a dedicated gaming platform is just silly. Tablets aren't designed for the same quality of gaming as handhelds. If you're a gamer then you're hardly going to choose a tablet as your primary gaming platform. I also love how he's talking about portability when the tablet is even bigger than the Vita.
Totally agree with you. I just don't see the point in comparing a handheld with a tablet :( Their purpose is different right?!?
it's not just about the purpose, in the end, its stupid comparing a handheld such as the Vita, to a tablet <.<
Fail article: "The Vita has a quad core ARM A9 CPU backed up with 512mb ram, however tablets like the Asus Transformer have the Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU and 1Gb ram." 1. The Tegra 3 chip is based on a quad core ARM A9 CPU. (FAIL!) 2. The Vita has 512MB of main RAM and 128MB of V-RAM. (FAIL!) FAIL FAIL FAIL!
Yeah. I don't see how its is hard to see you carrying around a gaming device like the VITA in your hands but easy to understand why something 2 or 3 times it size that you basically have to carry around in a bag is any better. I can't see you whipping out a tablet on the bus and starting to play a game.Then people say is all you need is a controller and it is as good as the VITA. Yeah I can see that. I prop the Ipad on the seat next to me whip out the controller and start playing games on it.That isn't inconvenient at all *rolls eyes*
Either way, I want my Vita now, on the double!
At the end of the day the Vita is designed to play games dedicated gamers, a table is not.
Can't this so-called professional writers understand that gamers buy consoles for the games first and all the other reasons second? You think they would understand by now...
This reminds me of when the ps3 with* Killzone 2 were to impressive to compare them with another consoles and their respective games, that sites like this one/ started to compare them with the pc and crysis. lol
hmmm... why would you want a tablet if you already have a laptop? Even if you make it occasionally makes it silly.
Im finally getting a psp so cheap now ill get vita when the next one drops have not been portable since led battletank and gamewatch .
i cant wait till this.i want some fps games they are so hard to play on psp so i kind of gave up on them
for gaming there is nothing more versatile than the vita. have fun with those virtual sticks and buttons because all they do is frustrate people. the only reason i got a tablet is because with the one i got you can plug the ps3 controller into it. and it 2 usb, flash, hdmi out, sd card in, android 3.2, 720p hd display etc. i got it for 250...wouldn't have paid more than that.
Hmmm iPad/Android tablet shallow games, no buttons as standard vs Vita hardcore games, buttons included. As a gamer that sure is tough choice... As for smartphones I've got a 'Phonejoy' controller for my Galaxy S-II so it has buttons but also need a table to put the phone on while you hold the controller and accept you phone is going to run out of battery before the day is done. People don't buy these multi-function devices for gaming they play cheap bite sized games just because they happen to be there as an added bonus. They're not the people willing to spend £20-£40 on a quality title anyway generally. I look at it the other way- If i get a Vita for some awesome hardcore gaming on the go, I also get some multimedia and internet functionality as an added bonus and have no need for a tablet that costs more than Vita for inferior hardware specs and games. Much as I like my Galaxy-II it does NOT hit the spot for gaming- not even close.
So the difference between hardcore games and casual games is physical controls? Rubbish.
Thats not what I said at all! Shallow games as well as having no buttons vs hardcore games as well as having buttons. I was not at all implying that shallow games is a result of no buttons nor that hardcore games is a result of having buttons. Although for hardcore games having buttons probably helps somewhat. Otherwise by that logic wouldn't my phone plus controller satisfy my gaming needs? You made me waste a whole bubble re-iterating couldn't you just have read more carefully?
Im sure that tablet with all those specs is 250 bucks???? AM I RIGHT??? ........
The true purchase price of the Vita means it will only appeal to gamers, question is, will enough gamers buy into it or will Sony need to reposition their device to appeal to a wider audience.
A dedicated handheld is a good idea. The quality and control inputs of this device put it right at the top of the list of the best gaming handheld specs we have ever seen. FOR ME this is perfect. The balance of having small games and large on a better screen than my current TV at home plus the back touch, accelerometer, gyros, etc... A gamer would see that with Kinect getting popular OEMs might take too large a risk for the sake of something new but not up to gamers standards. Be greatful that Sony is making this system despite the negative comments from the media.
I got burnt by Sony with the Go. Limited and over priced catalog on PSN then they announced bye bye to the Go around the same time as PSN was down for 6 weeks earlier this year. Sony need to be grateful that I would be willing to buy their Vita and not the other way around. However at this stage I'm unconvinced the Vita will succeed so no plans on buying until this time next year anyway.
That's ok. To each his own. The go truly was for those who did not want to use UMDs anymore at any cost. I for one thought that the 3000 model was the best even though I don't like the screen in some 2d games. However the colour gamut is greatly improved over the other versions. You get the best of both worlds with a memory card with 3000 so for you that would have been a better decision. The Vita will have the best colour gamut and contrast we have seen in the dedicated handheld gaming market. There is nothing glaringly missing from the specs here. dual analog more inputs than necessary with back touch and gyros for cool elements. Not to mention markless AR tech that looks to be thought out.
This article is very misleading, it compares a dedicated gaming handheld to a tablet for a start. First of all people need to realize that power just isn't everything for gaming, there is something called optimization that can factor greatly in to the output of a device. The Vita will have a lot of games that are optimized to work on it because it is the same hardware for every console so developers can focus on optimizing for that hardware. The difference with Android is that when a developer is making a game for it they have to take into account the many and varied hardware configurations so they cant really optimize very well.
because it's got fricken BUTTONS.
Ugh what a terrible article comparing the Vita to a tablet. XperiaRay
While all of these complaints are fairly valid to an extent, I feel they are leaving important information out when looking at the bigger picture... 1. Hardware Specs- The PSVita's hardware is remarkable for what it is meant for. You have to remember it is still a gaming handheld first? Meaning it only needs to be better then previous entries(PSP,DS,Gameboy,etc) to be seen as superior. Yes, Sony is putting in a lot of gadgetry that makes it relateable to smartphones and tablets. The fact that it is touching on similar specs than these hardware and in many respects better can only be a good thing though. Yes, Tablets are technically stronger, as will future smartphones but for what the Vita is (a gaming handheld) and for what it can do (internet,gaming,social media,apps) and for the PRICE (a LOT less than smart devices and tabs) it is a miracle device. 2. Games- we can pretty much agree on this point. The games for Vita are looking exceptionally good and Sony is sporting a far better and more well rounded line up than 3DS currently has. 3. Battery Life- Yes, the battery sux big time but you should really look at it in comparison to other portable devices. Smartphones? Technically can last for days if you use them JUST for calls and txt, but we both no thats not going to happen for the whole reason you buy one in the first place is for all those other dodads and gizmos. they last maybe 10hrs max on a good day. Tablets? Truely pathetic battery life. I use one at work for no more than 5 hrs a day, doing nothing but surfing the internet mostly. It needs to be charged due to fear of dying by the 3rd hr. 3DS? Very similar battery life to PSV but the fact of the matter is that PSV is vastly more powerful and will boast much bigger and advance apps and games. In short PSV's battery life is right where it should be. 4. Proprietary Memory- This does also suck but can we honestly blame Sony? They are simply trying to protect the PSVita's future from what happened mid PSP life cycle, being destroyed by pirates. Its going to take far longer to crack this badboy due to no other tech using the same format currently. this means if anything, you will have to buy somekind of foreign attachment anyway to even access it(which inherently goes against what pirates want, paying for ANYTHING! And as far as pricing concerned, hell yea they are over priced.....but so are the current memory sticks that we buy today. We all know that with portability comes a hefty price and the PSVita's mem sticks are actually priced EXACTLY like the current "name brand" sticks. When this topic comes up ppl always forget that, yea you can get cheaper sticks but they are not the name brand and they sometimes have weird issues. Just go look at their pricing on gamestop, virtually the same.
In all the Vita is 250 minimum which is not bad at all, if you just want games from the store, 4gb will be find which is less than 30. This really isn't that much of a shock. I don't know if many realize but the PSP debuted at like 200 if i remember correctly and had like 50 for a 1GB stick. THAT was bad. Also, like I said before the Vita is capable of a lot of high tech things you would normally shell out 500+ for. And it will be able to do it better in many regards. Tablets for instance, useless if you ask me. What do most even do with it? Surf the internet and watch movies, mainly stream. It can barely do that properly. My job runs a program on it for business and it chugs constantly, god forbid if you tried to play a game on it. Handhelds and smartphones would do games far better. And we all know the Vita will assuredly have better games. Its a bit like the PC vs Consoles argument really. Yea, one has higher specs but you also have to upgrade constantly to stay competative or even relavent. With consoles its basic hardware where you know if you put in game "X" it will play with few issues. Personally, I plan on getting Vita + 16GB mem and tether it with phone.I think I will mostly buy my games via DD knowing they will always be a bit cheaper (rumoured as much as 40% cheaper). The Vita will be an excellent buy.
i don't get it, why do ya even care to rant down the vita, people that said the vita will fail are just annoying. yes it might, meybe not..thats how it is with every damn gaming console... people say it will fail..well guess what all of you people who says that the vita will fail are the peoples that affects future buyers, and causing the vita to sell less.. i don't give a shit about crap like that, i stay true to my word with getting it day one..yes it is a gamble.. meybe it has a fabric failure, meybe it has a dead pixel.. thats the risk u take for getting a launch console. but every launch console that i have gotten have been a joy from the beginning. i have never regreted getting one as early as i have with past systems. if all of u negative writers have seen or heard about a handheld gaming device that are better, control-wise, graphic-wise and hardware-wise.. feel free to tell me.. what exactly is wrong with the vita? the OLED HD screen? oh meybe the ps3 quality grahpics?..oh no i know..its the 2 analog stick right?...or meybe the quad core cpu and gpu? oh.. no i know it! its the damn 38 launch titles right?..yeah thats what i tought.... lots of stuff in the vita that sucks...... don't compare dedicated handheld gaming systems to ANYTHING ELSE than other dedicated handheld gaming systems.. the PS VITA is what it is. it was not made as a smartphone..it was NOT made as a tablet.. it was not made as a pc..and not a home console! it was made and created for handheld gaming...if u find a better dedicated handheld gaming system this generation feel damn free to rant all u want.. just gotta remind all of u annoying rant writers.. that the PS vita is what it is. it has the best lineup of games than any other gaming system EVER had. and all the junk in the trunk on that vita proves how good it is and what it can do.. so why.. even.. BOTHER writing all this crap? i havent seen many articles or personal views that actually propper compliments the PS VITA..still waiting for that damn golden hair to show up for that one...
and lets not forget that high end tablets cost twice as much as the vita. two and a half times or three really.
Is it just me. I have been playing games from the 80s. So i have my fair share of gaming from that time till present time all of those hand held gaming like nintendo,neo geo,sega game gear etc but this ps vita is on another level i just cant describe that awesomeness. When i have this hand held and playing uncharted ps vita. My jaws will drop again like how it need for the ps3 uncharted 1 same thing all over again but with a lot more awesomeness. If your a gamer then you know what i mean right. That's just my thoughts on the ps vita
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