Is PS Vita better then Nintendo 3Ds? Obviously we know that the PS Vita hasn’t yet launched in the west but I’m going to look at the sales for both the PS Vita and 3DS in Japan daily.
I'm looking forward to PS Vita, I know they will have alot of good games coming in the future which I'm looking forward to.
im getting the PSV day 1, along with a 32GB memory card, Virtua Tennis 4, Reality Fighters and Army Corps of Hell.
first edition for me =)
I want PSV to win but it probably won't. It will do better than psp because of the two sticks that are attracting major developers and attracting original content.
just wait for the Hong Kong version which if I'm not mistaken, will be released this week. I pre-ordered 1 from my local retailer here in Malaysia and it comes with protective case, cartridge slots and more importantly, a 4GB card + 1 game from Uncharted or Dynasty Warriors Next or MvC3! it's a damn good deal and I chose Uncharted! I don't know if this is my local retailer only but the manager said this is a bundle for the Hong Kong version. go check it out if you're interested!
Well, most people are buying it from amazon jp, 320 us wifi version + 60us for shippment by tenso.com. 380 us for psp vita at ur home door. Play asia are charging 499 us for the hk version whitout shippment...
wow, that's rip-off! I don't buy from play Asia too though. my local retailer happens to be one of those local store willing to go the extra mile. I got my MOVE on launch day too, way before official release here thanks to that little game store :-)
VITA hands down. The 3DS would have been a nice portable if they knew their competition, unfortunately, they found out about the VITA after they had already made the tech. I don't own a 3DS my self, but my friend seems to be really disappointed with his. For me, it's the VITA on day one, with Uncharted, FIFA and maybe Mortal Kombat, if it's available on launch. Uncharted still blows my mind when watching videos on youtube, it literally blows the iphone and 3DS out of the water. Graphically, it shocked me to be honest.
Enough of this nonsense already, we don't need smut like this on N4G.
Yup. Attracts mostly fanboys. I got my 3DS since launch. But I don't have a single game for it, hehe. Finally upgraded to a PS3 in May, so its more fun dipping into the 5 year backlog of used PS3 titles(Uncharted, Mirror's Edge, R6:Vegas2, etc) instead of whipping out $40 a pop for 3DS games. So for me, I don't need a Vita. I'll take a portable Wii, and keep my PS3 for console gaming goodies.
Then you're a dumbass for buying a system that you don't want games for. Especially since you paid $250 for the 3DS and now it's down to $170. Troll Harder.
Yes. The Vita is higher spec than the 3DS. But my personal choice it the 3DS. Purely due to Mario and Mario Kart :)
Mario Zelda and KH are what do it for me. I'll probably get both but the only reason I have ever bought a DS and a PSP were for Kingdom Hearts.
2 games can't be the reason for owning a console, I admit, Nintendo have the classical games that make every gamer want to go back to.. but the VITA is unleashing the newer IP's.. I mean, Uncharted for example looks amazing! Although everyone hates CoD, it isn't really a graphical beast, therefore they can stick the equivelant console game on the VITA.. CoD on the go with dual analogue sticks = Profit for Sony.
Well 3ds will sell better because like wii casual gamers will flock to it,only the 3ds has way more core games then wii did in the first year.
the 3ds has no games, neither did the wii, but its sorta shocking about the lack of games on the 3ds, and the fact that its not finihsed yet and getting the tacky analog add on, i almost bought one and saw what my bro went through, so im passing till the finished version (with all features, services, some games, and the dual analog are on it)
The 2 best selling 3rd Party games are SSF4 and Monster Hunter 3G. Sure sounds like casuals here....
No fanboyism here. Vita is a great piece of hardware. I just believe there is no way you can beat nintendo in a handheld war. It will come down to games and 3ds will have casual like the ds did... But way more hardcore/mature titles. Plus 3rd party is there and will only get better. They both will sell well though but 3ds should win in the sales department.
Casuals won't buy either a Vita or a 3DS because they have a little device called a smart phone that will cater to their gaming needs. However if by casuals you mean kids I would agree with you. Anyways what I hate is when people claim that Vita will be a failure because it won't sell more than the 3DS. Just look and both the PS3 and the 360 they both failed miserably to outsell the Wii but they are still successful consoles. Both the 3DS and the Vita will be big successes and they will both have incredible games to play. XperiaRay
Except that there is almost NO evidence that "a smart phone will cater to their gaming needs". All the evidence points to smartphones being a cheap stop-gap. "Oh, I have a smartphone. Eh, I suppose I'll spend 99 cents". That's the mentality of the smartphone market. Yet, Mommy still hands a DS to her son because 1) she doesn't want him playing games on her phone in case she takes a call, 2) a DS is far cheaper than a smartphone, and 3) iPhone games aren't sitting on a store shelf or flashing during the commercial break for the little kid to beg "Mommy Mommy PLEASE get me the new Phineas and Ferb DS game!!!!"
@dedicatedtogamers smartphones cater to a CASUAL gamers gaming needs... That's what he said. Casual gaming needs, Vita And 3ds are more for a hardcore gamers gaming needs.
If you look at people who know about game sales, and their relationship to phone sales (for eg. Nintendo), its pretty obvious that they see the markets differently. One market expects, and doesn't want, anything other than cheap short games with little content. The other market wants to pay for more content, and play games on a controller device that actually works for SSF4 and things like that.
"there is no way you can beat nintendo in a handheld war." - Thats what ppl said about nintendo in the console space before ps1 and now the rest is history.. Every company will be defeated at some point in time.. Nintendo will to.. Apple will too.. Sony will to... etc.. I am not saying Vita will win sales wise but you never know..
Still don't get why anyone cares whether one game will beat another or if a system will dominate the other. Get the system that will have the games that appeal to you or just get both.
Nintendo Fanboy = 3DS will win becase nintendo has awesome first party games And the best handhelds are made by them! 3D effect is epic! Sony Fanboy = PSVita plays console like games,not that cartoony crap on that gimmicky 3DS! Sony rules! Plus it has 3G! Microsoft Fanboy = Smartphones are what I use for mobile gaming. Handhelds are dead. In all seriousness though I have owned all of nintendos handhelds and I love my 3DS. I don't mobile game a lot however so buying a vita would be a waste for me. Still, vita is looking awesome and I may get one when it's price goes down in a couple years. Each handheld has its strengths and I think both will sell well and make a profit.
Both Handhelds win. Be thankful you have the choice to choose the type of gaming you will do.
"Handheld Console war" You mean the imaginary one created by fanboys? Well, it will come down to marketing and who has more appealing games as far as sales go. Not to mention price. So, nintendo's marketing is CURRENTLY better where I live and their price point is almost a hundred dollars lower(Note:Sony's marketing seems to be improving). You may say that the Vita is still a better deal. But when it comes to sales, a lower point and better marketing can make people forget about specs. We will see how Sony's strategy plays out in a few months. (Technically, it's still up in the air)
i reckon all people should make a new years resoulution not to post console war articles like this. both will do just great, allthough im getting a vita, my two kids are getting 3ds so go figure...
I don't think it matters too much. The most important thing for me is that both must succeed in order to quell rumblings of smartphones and tablets killing dedicated gaming devices from the handheld gaming scene. Of course it won't happen, but a lot of the idiots who claim otherwise are going to need concrete evidence. Hell the 3DS has sold 4 million in Japan already? More than the DS did. I wouldn't say handheld gaming is failing. Had my 3DS since launch and I plan on getting Vita on day one. Both systems are home to great games so as I say, I hope both do well. Before this generation, when I was happily gaming on my PSP and DS, there was no such thing as a handheld war. So why all of a sudden, have the fanboys created this rubbish?
PS VITA!! , Don't Get Me Wrong 3Ds is good but PS VITA will be better
The capabilities of Vita are better, but in general, I like 3DS games more.
I have a 3ds, but I think vita is good for me. it's like ps3 on the go. I'm also a mini trophy whore, so I know I'll love the vita.
sorry for the language but i don't give a rats ass which handheld sells more or which handheld has the highest spec, i have a 3DS and i love playing tales of the abyss mario zelda and all the great nintendo big hitters.. i will be getting a PSVITA day one with a army of games ..with those 2 handhelds and the availability for all the games for both 3DS and PSVITA THATS! heaven ;)
Price is a major factor and that's why I think the 3DS will sell more and it already has a big headstart. PS Vita will be a success though.
I'm getting PSV, coz all the games I want are there.
android win :p
Whether or not one handled is better than anothr is all opinionated. So unless it's painfully obviouis, like no games or support, i say both handhelds win. Sales are a confusing issue, so i don't like to dicuss it. It's important but it's not important, so i feel like a hypocrite talking about it.
Vita vs 3DS -Hardware: Vita -Sales: 3DS -Multiplats & exclusives: Both
there is no winner or loser for me cause i will have both . currently loving mario 3d land and absolutely cant wait for re revelations . as for the vita i just have one word 'WOW' just a awesome piece of hardware like a ps3 and a hdtv and a iphone made sweet threesome love and the ps vita was born dam just cant wait to hold one . i hope they both see healthy sales
If we are talking about sales it will hard to beat the 3DS because all those moms (nothing against moms) out there are going to go to Nintendo for their little 3-7 year olds. Even if Sony brings out a ton of great casual games for that age group it will be hard to change the consumer perception that Nintendo is the best at catering to that category.
3DS will probably win because it's $80 cheaper. Cheap always win's in the gaming industry
Has anyone actually read this story? It's poorly written and has several statements that are hardly rumors. It talks about Ninja Gaiden for the 3DS for instance.... That game has not even been announced.... And don't get me started on the writing... Seems like a 12 year old started his own wordpress blog and submitted his story to N4G... how does this stuff get approved? Are the N4G.com users with approval powers even reading these stories before they approve? It's sad, because garbage like this really hampers N4G's credibility...
I agree that the article is poorly written... But. Being a teen myself who writes and publishes stuff to N4G. The age of the person has nothing to do with the article quality...
All you guys do here at N4G.com is start fanboy wars, this is officially the last time I will visit your site. I'll stick to my reliable, dignified sources, who try to bring us relavent news, announcements, reviews, & previews, not just, "rumors", & "who will win the console war" articles! Journalistic integrity, look it up!
You should have known that before you joined 4 days ago. Also, impressive how you don't list any of your "reliable, dignified sources" that are oh-so-much better that any of the articles submitted here. I'll agree that a lot of crap- far too much- gets passed off as gaming journalism here, but it's pretty ignorant of you to act like this is the only place that's suffering thus, and that many- if not all and more- of these same articles are being pushed around other places on the internet.
List sources... lol, its not a school report. you know what I think is funny, how you went through the effort of pulling up my profile to see how long I've been a member, you... No, you know what, I'm not going to throw out insults... I never said these other sources are completely free of crap, but N4G is by far the worst that I've ever come across
It's really not that much of an effort, honestly. All I have to do is click on your name. As for "sources" n4g is not a source, but something of a news aggregate. The sources would be the websites various articles are pulled from. And I asked- or, rather, suggested- that you list them, because there exists a certain type of poster called a "troll" who says lots of stuff (frequently along the lines of "This thing sucks," or "This game is better than this") without any sort of proof whatsoever. And in recent days, such individuals have shown up in large numbers and been more than obnixious (see itsame, whose every comment but one has been marked as spam... last I noticed, anyway). Insults? By all means, insult away. I expect about as much from someone who looks only at the worst the site has to offer, spends four days making five comments, and decides he's had enough. Certainly, you don't have to post a million times, but I find it somewhat pretentious that you'd have so little to say about the hundreds of articles on this site, except that the articles all suck. No one's opinion resonated with you? No article's stupidity made you want to correct it? The only thing you could think to do was decide that you'd quit the site after four days? I used the site as an info-gathering tool for my store months before I started commenting myself. I knew what I was getting into before I joined. I think it's safe to say most people know it's not gonna be all goodness and hugs when they join this site. Don't like it? You're certainly free to never come back. You're also free to make some efforts to change it, too. Hell, you're free to do exactly what you did- complain. But I'll tell you this: that last one will do exactly nothing for you.
I really am interested in your "reliable, dignified sources." Wouldn't have been to much trouble to type the sites name would it?
3ds has games it might not have any games you like but that doesn't change the fact it has games hell even if you hate 3ds games there's nes titles,gba titles,gb&gbc titles,and ds games&dsiware. The first two might not be availible to everyone but there gonna be by this time next year i'm 99% sure of that.
I hope sony releases a 64gb memory card later on down the road. Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!
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