GameZone's Vito Gesualdi has five good reasons why you should consider skipping the Vita launch and investing in a PSP. Does he have a point, or is he just a cheap bastard?
Screw you, im buying a Vita.
"Screw the Vita, buy a PSP" Don't make me laugh.....
That's not actually such a bad idea if you're on a budget.
If your on a budget, why are you even getting a portable gaming device in the first place?! Its not even a necessity if you already have a console at home.
Haha, on a budget but like RPGs? That's probably the* best system for RPGs since the PS2. Crisis Core, Persona 1, 2 and 3, FF Tactics, Kingdom Hearts BBS, Tactics Ogre and all the PS1 classics on the ps store. You can get hundreds or even thousands of hours out of those games and they're not even expensive. So yeah, great option for the budget minded. edit: Oh and Valkyria Chronicles 2. And all the great platformers and God of War(s) and GTA Vice City Stories (the most underrated GTA ever, it's like San Andreas with a great story and great characters set in Vice City in your pocket).
You can play all the PSP (digital) games on the Vita anyway. lol I say just save up a little more and get a Vita.
@blumatt Not all of them. And once you've paid for all the memory cards required for a psp library, you might as well have bought a psp.
on these flamebait articles? sooner you stop sooner media will have to use another tactic to get hits and stop the sony bashing yeh ironic ive commented but its only to try and understand why noones learnt that dont feed the the dogs they have to go elsewhere title could have said..'5 reasons to get a psp now' or something LEARN PEOPLE
Meh, Sony's portables don't do it for me. They lack the handheld games. I'd rather play games like Crisis Core and God of War on a home console than a handheld. PSP is just a portable with games I'd rather play on a console. I haven't played my PSP for ages now.
@ commander to Kind of an odd argument. Saying the psp has console quality games so you DON'T play it? Were you hoping it would have crappy games that didn't look good?
Got one for 6 years. I'm ready for the new thing. Just wondering if there was an article saying "Screw The 3DS Buy a DS". Because that would've been a better deal considering the launch price for its tech, performance and games.
I've had a PSP since 2008. It's a fantastic system. But like others have said, where are the "screw the 3DS, buy a DS" articles? Because that's a very valid concept. Why are people just NOW on the side of the PSP when it has been nothing but a "dismal failure" for the last 5 years according to the media? PSP is awesome. Tons of RPGs, tons of great action games, and of course games like Monster Hunter, Peace Walker, God of War, etc. But I'm also getting a Vita.
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@shino Because everyone already had a ds. The same can't be said of the psp.
"If a sexy Monster Hunter exclusive gets announced, sure I'll jump in line." So he's just like all of Japan.
screw you all im buying all
buying a ps vita is buying all.
@imbrawler Screw you !!!
Exactly screw that stupid article Vita all the way f..ck Psp has been piece of crap
@Rynx Wow he called me troll. He's so original! He really got me there. Haha!
come on, why couldn't it just have read 'five reasons to buy a PSP' why did it have to have a pop at the Vita? what is wrong with these people?
Need them hits.
Ha yeah right Vita ftw
ps vita is everything i wanted the psp to be and maybe a little more , we are a month away to vita's launch , man i cant wait !!!
Since 2007-2008, people have been saying that the PSP was a software wreck and that it's prime had past way earlier than Sony thought because of piracy and all that.. but now that we have a new playstation to pick on, it's the thing to pick up?? Indecisive Media. It's all the rage this generation..
In 2007 and 2008, the psp wasn't worth it, while its main competitor was. Who would have recommended it? After all these years, it finally has a decent library And is relatively cheap. Most people already have a ds, so they are looking foward at the 3ds/vita and some may even see the psp as worth getting at this point, having overlooked it in favor of the ds earlier. The psp is doing better than the vita in Japan for this very reason. The psp may well experience a mini renaissance, though I don't expect it to be as big as Japan's.
"Since 2007-2008, people have been saying that the PSP was a software wreck and that it's prime had past way earlier than Sony thought because of piracy and all that.. but now that we have a new playstation to pick on, it's the thing to pick up??" Oh God, that is so true.
It's laughable to not spend $80 for such an upgraded piece of hardware. Especially with support dying for the psp.
I am getting the vita I just wish that I could roast marshmallows on it then it would be perfect.
The PSP has a PS2 level of great must play games. $150 gets you a PSP and 8-10 marvelous games.
I just got one so its all new to me glad i got the 3000.
I got mine a couple of years ago, but haven't had very many games to play until recently. You should try monster hunter, if you haven't already. There may be a demo on psn, but I'm not sure it's still there.
I bought a PSP twice before. One a few months after launch (the 1000, of course) and a 3000 for my birthday a couple of years ago after I lost my 1000. I sold my 3000 just before the launch of Uncharted 3, but I still have all the games on UMD. I'm hoping there's a good transfer program for the Vita to get downloadable versions of my UMD games (all the games I own are currently on the PS Store). Enjoy that 3000! I miss mine, but I'm getting way too excited for the Vita to even look at a PSP right now, let alone play one. haha
Yeah ill get vita when its 80 bux psp is hard to use in my big hands i really can only play in short bursts so far i used it a few times a month but have enjoyed it.
i had mabe 5 psp's from 1000-3000 never liked it, metal gear solid peace walker and the two god of wars are only games i could have played and enjoyed. the vita is everything i want from a handheld mostly the two analogs but i will also love the big beautiful screen and the promised level of remote play. the writer has a point about getting a psp but how could you say 4get VITA, seriously no way.
You bought 5 but never really liked it? You must be really wasteful of resources. Buying 5x basically the same console means money is no objection to you. AWESOME! By all means go for the VITA.
well i always buy and sell electronics if i could get for cheap price and flip why not. plus i nt get the vita day one or even month one, ill wait mabe 8 months if i can bare not having it.
Never will go back to single stick/nub, NEVER !!!!!!!
Seriously, this article makes valid points across the board SPECIALLY if money is a huge consideration and have less "game discrimination". (If it ain't new, it sucks mentality) Jeez not to mention the CFWs for it today w/c are almost idiot free already. PSP 16gb and mature library = ~$155.00 PSV 16gb and smallest library = ~$350.00 IT STILL IS VIABLE, PEOPLE! VITA's a huge gamble with its price and level of dev support across the board. WAIT WAIT WAIT for it. Again, this message is especially for the practical people with no ADHD and not compulsory that are budget restricted. If you're rich by all means go for the VITA. Early adopters are a huge driving force for console improvement... and so I can has my gen2/ver2 VITA!
I will be an early adopter so I am happy to help you out :)
Thanks so much I appreciate it :D
We need early adopters to help VITA get good sales. And by good sales it'll be better for us in terms of games and stuff.
Well you can find the PSP for under $60 on Craigslist these days. Good deal if you ask me.
What does everyone have against the PSV? The PSP was picked on forever by a bunch of loud mouth haters and now suddenly it is a good idea? I mean is that the point gaming has reached. You just say what ever is viable at any given time. What happened to 'THE PSP is dying, it was a failure and a train wreck and it couldn't beat the DS so its a failure'? But now you transfer the hate to something else and try to endorse the PSP as an alternative. So you would rather buy cheap '$hit' as many people refer to the PSP as, then to spend money on a newer machine? I personally believe that gaming in general is now populated by extremely ignorant people. Not only here on N4G but all over the the net. The type of crap people say and write is becoming increasingly more and more ignorant and less thought out.I sit here and watch people get agrees and bubbles for the nonsense they write. Never understand how people can buy the most expensive, over priced unnecessary gadgets in the world and as soon as we reference the VITA suddenly everyone is strapped for cash and you need to be rich to buy it and the recession is on again. Where is that attitude when your shelling out hundreds of dollars for the Apples's next over priced device that will last two years tops before the new one comes out? What is this BS people approve on this site. I could easily write 'Screw the Wii U and the Wii when i could buy the SNES for almost nothing with much better games with a larger library'. But I bet no one would jump to agree with that or approve it. It is obvious I could buy an older system for less money with more games. Then I would never buy anything until years later when it has more games and is dirt cheap.
Gamers are just cheap and lazy to work for what they want. The people who buy iPads are the working class and can afford one. Plenty of iPad owners aren't gamers, so there are two different target markets for each device.
I agree with you smash- although it's not just gamers it's just people in general and I can see why people like apple products although there prices are a fucking joke; I know that I can buy tech thats pretty much got the same specs for alot less, and with android and hopefully windows 8 the OS will be as good. People need to stop comparing the vita to phone games aswell ANGRY BIRDS CANNOT BE COMPARED TO UNCHARTED or COD or AC etc- if you feel the need to compare a low budget game to a high budget AAA game that has minigames of equal quality to angry birds as within it; then I suggest you get back in your cold dark hole. The same goes for people who feel the need to suddenly make out last gens tech that everyone hated on is better. I mean by all means by a psp it is a good console but only if you can't afford a vita or you're only going to use the ting once every few months or something; if you can afford it and plan to use it often enough that it's worth the investment then surely the vita or 3DS (another console that was hated upon until recently)are surely the only choices?
Everything's subjective at this point and your points and the market price for apple products is what people are willing to pay for (basic enconomics). As far as I can see, the only way more people would turn their heads on the VITA if tablets, higher end PMPS and smartphones start to popularize more and more complex games (w/c are being done slowly). We shall see. The VITA has a few years ahead of it. I can't call anything really solid regarding its win or lose for Sony. (PS3 was a later bloomer afaik).
the issue i have witht he apple thing is that if people used their brains and looked at the specs of the machine they are buying they would see that you can buy a laptop with specs a hell of alot better than a base mac book for less money- 2gb of ram.... for £850 you can get i5/i7 laptops with 8gb of ram for £550-£800 so why the hell do people pay it is what I don't understand; I wouldn't mind if it was just the ignorant portion of the consumers but the people that know and follow tech also seem to buy into it yet when other things are expensive (but still less) they complain is what really gets me; the way I see it is that apple in particular do this although a few others also do, the make you pay through the teeth for the tech that you could effectively have for a lower price and then they make it outdated within 9-15 months :/ and a good portion go out and rebuy what they already had :s and I know the mac os and ios software is good but it isn't that good that it justify's spending money on tech that's overpriced then complaining about tech that is cheaper and fairly reasonably priced :s
the writer of the article puts up a pretty convincing argument. especially with the emulation. i wouldn't mind playing all those games from my childhood again especially if they're free...now if and when the vita gets pirated than i'll consider it but as it stands paying close to 300 for it and a couple of games just doesn't seem worth it.
Please, if you are going to make a convincing argument for or against the VITA please do not mention piracy as a viable reason for buying it. This is very reason the SOPA is being implemented because [email protected]$$es won't stop pirating everything.We brought it down on ourselves and are trying to save are skins now that our backs are against a wall. Stealing something because you can't afford it, is neither compromise or should be a viable solution. Wait until the VITA drops in price but stop the eager 'I can't wait for it to be pirated so I can steal more stuff from the developers' attitude. They don't owe you anything and have the right to ask for money for something they put their effort resources and time into.
oh please, save me the righteous "pirating is wrong" speech. i never said i couldn't afford the vita i simply agreed with the writer's point of view of spending the money you would spend on vita on a psp at the moment. as it seems you would get more bang for your buck. if i were to spend 300 bucks for gaming i might as well do it investing on a ps3. in other words the vita is overpriced and if people were to buy it as it is then you are telling the industry that it's ok, and they will continue to put out overpriced products. you think you're helping the industry by supporting them from the get-go with whatever they say and do but you're not. it's people like you that make the developers become lazy and create stupid games with high pricetags cause they know there will always be desperate people like you buying them... "hey did you get the new uncharted game?... sure did; i finished it in an hr. and it wasn't that good but totally worth the 50 bucks."... if you say so. :p
I have it already ;) plus the vita will be able to play the digital downloads of the psp
I already had PSP and it's a great handheld. But vita also will be mine...soon.
lol psp it has too many games most of them SUCK!! most psp games are worthless i cant wait to get my hand on Vita and will never go back to the single nub
But I don't want 2 PSPs.
These articles are laughable. Haters gonna hate! Vita is going to be awesome, the leap from psp to vita, is huge! Just on interface and mechanics alone!
Real gamers will buy a vita.. Modern day gamer will wait till a price drop moan about the price and games because they are poor. But wait they will run out and buy q top of the range phone that gets upgraded evety six Month that is not dedicqted to gamers
Did you see the news recently? It's amazing that poor Chinese people fight more for the iPhone 4S than to get food on the table. Seriously most of them were poor factory workers. I will never understand how Apple manages to convince poor people to buy their products. XperiaRay
I have both.
i still have my psp 1000. still works perfectly fine.its great for passing time. i still pick up games for it. im interested in the vita, but between school and having a home and all the bills that come with it, i just cant afford a vita right now. maybe later.
Meh if I want PSP games I will just download then into the Vita. Most if the best ones are available on PSN anyways. XperiaRay
i already have one, and i just got Project Diva extend and i'm loving it!! I can't wait for the one that's going to get released on the vita.
PSP is a great device and I had a lot of fun with mine, but Vita makes it redundant.
I have 2 PSPs and a TON of PSP games. Except I haven't touched my PSP in a while. I'm going to buy a Vita, and nothing is gonna stop me.
I own a psp, only things left on it i want to play is the upcoming Suikpden game. If it ends on PSN i will be able to buy it for the Vita too. Can i has permission to buy vita plz?
Screw this article and author, gonna buy my Vita day 1!
Why did you waste your (and our) time writing this article Vito Gesualdi?
Nah, if people wanted a PSP they should've bought one years ago. Vita plays PSP games anyway. It makes much more since to buy a Vita.
i cant wait for the micosoft protable its gona be epic.....
So long as playstation vita supports full backwards compatibility with the digital psp library of games. P.S.Also PS1,PS2,Other Retro Games,Minis & Indy Network Games. Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!