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Submitted by jamezrp 1471d ago | article

iPhone 4S vs. PS Vita

Which device is actually the better gaming machine? You may believe the Vita will blow the iPhone 4S out of the water, but you may be surprised... (iPhone, PS Vita)

disturbing_flame  +   1472d ago
If you post on N4g compare those two devices for games, not for other things.
If you think an Ip4S has better games than a Vita or a 3DS, i think it's a joke.

For a system that is more powerful and cheaper and has more games, the iphone still win ? Really ?

I think not.

This article is really bad, because it shows that people prefer a device that is heavily expensive, with less power and a very retricted and average base of games to play on it.
Colwyn  +   1472d ago
Nissan gtr vs shopping trolley.
They both have 4 wheels
darthv72  +   1471d ago
a better comparison...
ps vita vs xperia play. That makes the playing field more even. Both have buttons. Both have touch screen controls. both have dual directional inputs.

People that have played both please chime in with their opinions.

Chitown71291  +   1471d ago
Or better yet.
Why don't we post an article about a Phone vs A phone. And a gaming device vs. a gaming device. This is like comparing a motorcycle to a car. They are not the same thing.
Soldierone  +   1471d ago
@darth if you want an honest opinion as I've had time with both. Xperia Play (while a great device) is a very stripped down Vita that just needs more actual games. if you want an early glimpse of vita, Xperia Play is a great example since most of the games for it utilize the buttons and touch screen in similar fashion (like Dead Space for example).

In terms of being a phone, well, Xperia Play is a phone. And this website would probably say that makes it the better device if it had a logo shaped like a fruit on the back haha
jamezrp  +   1471d ago
The Xperia Play is a worse comparison because it's a phone just the same, but on Android. With far less games. The iPhone has over 100K games downloadable today...even if only .1% of those games are "full" games, that's still more than you can get on the Play.
MariaHelFutura  +   1471d ago
I'm giving you bubbles (intellegent) for just mentioning the Nissan GT-R.....
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SandwichHammock  +   1471d ago
Well I have an xperia play. Sony has really dropped the ball when it comes to the playstation phone. The reason is simple, poor support. You would think that with this awesome phone I can have access ti my psn account so I can play the psone classics: nope, got to go with fpse. You would think that you could remote play with a ps3: nope. The vita: still nothing on when psone classics will be patched in, no android ( which I think would be killer on the vita). Hopefully with the push of content across all Sony, this will change, and soon. Im a bit peeved with Sony for these things.
DA_SHREDDER  +   1471d ago
The fact the iPhone is well, a phone, most adults would prefer it over the Vita. If you wanna get a gaming device for games, well,then I'd pick a ps3 or even the Wii for that matter. The Vita does small games justice, but who cares? Gamers on the go? Sure. But what about the hardcore? My opinion is that the Vita is gonna be great, for those who don't mind playing stripped down versions of their favorite games. The touch screen is nice, but anyone who has a touch screen phone or tab knows that touch screens aren't the answer to anything. If anything they are more of a pain then just having something with buttons. Me and my wife prefer the physical qwerty keyboard over a touch screen keyboard.
GribbleGrunger  +   1471d ago
and what makes this even funnier is the fact that the media were calling for duel analogue sticks on the next PSP and now the Vita has them, we shouldn't require buttons or analogue sticks at all. amazing turnaround
jamezrp  +   1471d ago
I don't think that's necessarily's just taken too long for anyone to deliver it. Now too many people are used to not needing them, it may take too long for people who have switched over to ever come back.
GribbleGrunger  +   1471d ago
i don't understand that logic at all. there are 64 million 360 owners that are used to duel analogue stick and 61 million PS3 owners that are used to duel analogue sticks. that doesn't include PS2 owners or PSP owners who have always wanted duel analogue sticks.

if Sony had gone for touch screen only we would be having a completely different conversation and the media would have had a field day

the media dictate what matters so that they can have contentious articles to garner hits. can't you see that?
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kikizoo  +   1471d ago
griggle, don't search logic when most of people, or fanboyz, are just dumbs..

like this : "because it comes storage to begin with and doesn’t attempt to cheat buyers out of more money for required data storage. " : dumb logic, he's choosing 700+0$ for memory card(iphone), over 250$ + 30$, or more, forbigger memory than the biggest iphone available....and more stupid thant that, he 's close to call sony thief for that obvious choice :) (it's again like the dumb xbox fanboy's logic from 2006, 2007..and more for the worst)
PoopDaddy  +   1471d ago
One's a phone, one's a gaming device. If i wanted to make a call I'd use the phone.....Gaming goes to sony, sorry iPhony gaming device.
GribbleGrunger  +   1471d ago
this made me laugh with the camera:

Winner: iPhone 4S, because it isn’t a tacked-on piece of junk.

does this writer even understand why the Vita has a camera? doesn't he understand that it's primary use is not to take pictures but to be used for games? what a pillock

lol. he's updated the post to include the 8GB bundle but won't adjust the score because it's about the games LOLOL... what a clot. he hasn't even got the decency to hide his agenda even when it's about to bite him on his skinny little ass
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badz149  +   1471d ago
the better gaming machine?
iPhone doesn't even come close!

but there are some funny things included in the article;

"There’s no denying that the iPhone has more games, and because of the sheer number will likely always have more better games than the Vita."

fair enough for the first part as there are still not many Vita games around but iPhone will always have better games than the Vita?? WTF is he smoking there??

"The state of gaming on iOS is, right now, way better than not only the Vita when it releases in February, but frankly better than any dedicated console period. It may even be better than the PC."

there is no faceplam big enough for THAT!
kneon  +   1471d ago
There are more failures in this article than that.

On storage - Winner: iPhone 4S, because it comes storage to begin with and doesn’t attempt to cheat buyers out of more money for required data storage

No, instead the iPhone cheats users right up front by forcing you to buy the most storage you can afford as you can't add any later

On Wireless Connectivity - The author doesn't know much about cellular data. 3G or 4G makes little difference here, they both have similar latency, that's the killer for online gaming. The speed of 3G is more than adequate.

On Battery Life - I've seen the 4S die in as little as 4-6 hours of continuous 3D gaming, and when that happens you can't text or call or be contacted. A lot of people really don't like that. When the Vita battery dies, well I can't play games, not really the end of the world.
badz149  +   1471d ago
FAIL is plastered all over the article
but I was focusing on the gaming comparison as it sounds the most ridiculous of all! the writer must have never played a game before the reveal of iPhone lol!

better than PCs lol:

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fear88  +   1471d ago
This guy needs to pull his pants up. His company boner is showing.
farhad2k8  +   1471d ago
Honestly, why all the hate towards the VITA?! All these people making these articles are just trying to fork out the slightest of problems in the VITA.
Honestly, dual analogue sticks. NUFF SAID. lol
farhad2k8  +   1471d ago
It's like comparing this:

..To this:

My face right now:
Ulf  +   1472d ago
Did they add controls to the iPhone 4S recently?

Or double the number of CPU and GPU cores maybe?

I'm thinking... no.

Also the battery comparison? Completely bogus. The Vita lasts 3-5 hours WHILE GAMING. The iPhone 4S lasts about 1.

Also... the guy seems to have forgotten that the Vita can play over 1000 PSP and PS1 games in his games comparison. It absolutely destroys the iPhone's library, from day 1.
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jamezrp  +   1471d ago
You can play GTA3 on the 4S for at least 7 hours straight, sans Wi-Fi.
Ulf  +   1471d ago
That *really* surprises me, despite the fact that GTA3 would probably be able to downclock the iPhone 4S processor and GPU to something really slow, use only a single core, and still run.

Actually, come to think of it, that's probably exactly what it does do. I wouldn't be at all surprised if GTA:LCS and GTA:VCS (from the PSP, and available on PSN) both lasted in the same ballpark, or longer, on the Vita.
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jamezrp  +   1471d ago
Pick an iPhone game and I'll personally test and time it to see how long it runs, from full charge to shutdown.
UltimateIdiot911  +   1471d ago
Because GTA3 on the 4S is clearly a powerhouse...
If the 4S even try to run anything that the Vita can output or as beautiful as Gravity Rush, the iPhone won't last.
IRetrouk  +   1471d ago
thats funny cause two of my friends own the 4s and cant even listen to music on it for that long.
Sizzon  +   1471d ago
I have an iPhone 4s and will be getting a PS Vita ^^
guitar_nerd_23  +   1471d ago
What a stupid article, on so many levels!
lorianguy  +   1471d ago
Well put, sir!
MasterCornholio  +   1471d ago
Pretty stupid comparison.

Anyways when it comes to the Vitas main function which is gaming it completely destroys the iPhone4S.

Yeah apple fanboys the iPhone 4S sucks for games. Long live the Vita and the 3DS.

Rageanitus  +   1471d ago
Lets start comparing bicycles with motorcycles now..
Soldierone  +   1471d ago
Umm....did a GADGET site just say Iphone has better games and then overall rank the Iphone as the better product? And then get submitted to a video game website?

Either this is a really good troll or he is absolutely clueless and should be writing for the Apple biased Yahoo....Either way, won't be coming back for opinion pieces about anything related to Apple ever again, thats for sure.
kneon  +   1471d ago
If you want to see pro-Apple bias try CNET, they seem to have a standing order to mention the iPhone or Apple in every article no matter how irrelevant it is to the topic. And of course it's never negative. I can't imagine Yahoo being worse than them.
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Soldierone  +   1471d ago
Yahoo is featuring an article right now that is all of Sony's "failures" and of course the PS3, PSP Go, Lair, PlayStation Home, and other non failures are listed. They go as far as to say 600 dollars is too much for a gadget like that (yet they just praised the Iphone and Ipad prices) and fail to double check their facts on anything.

Yesterday their article was about how Iphone has an app to track "lost phones" and not once mentioned its also available on Android or elsewhere. Plus I've tried that and the cops won't do anything solely based on the app.

However I have visited CNET and they are EXTREMELY bad too, so its hard to pick who is worse.
Pikajew  +   1471d ago
We all know the IPhone 4S is better because it is made by Apple and has super cool features and gets a new model every year :)


Every person with a brain know the 3DS and Vita are better than any iPhone. And they can also run games a lot better than an iPhone

GBA has better games than any iPhone game. Mother 3 beats every iPod game in gameplay and story
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Ulf  +   1471d ago
Good point with the GBA. Even when the Vita is 15 years old, it will be a better gaming platform than the iPhone of 15 years from now.

Controls are everything.
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Razongunz  +   1471d ago
its a phone versus a gaming system...

it doesnt get more hillarious than that.
doctorstrange  +   1471d ago
Got both
Do I even need to say which one is better?
Reckless718  +   1471d ago
next it will be the ipad vs ps3 lol
Dannycr  +   1471d ago
Is this for real? I mean, seriously... The media is getting even more retarded, the funny thing is: why aren't they comparing it with the 3DS? Is the the Oh-so-normal bash to every Sony console?

No matter what games your iPhone has, it doesn't have MGS HD Collection, Uncharted, Pokemon, StarFox, Zelda, etc, so... NO!, the iPhone is nowhere near any handheld that has ever existed
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frankiebeans  +   1471d ago
If you're just going for the games.... vita.

If you're going for connivance of having small portable thats a phone and has fun games that are also cheap... iPhone.

If you're looking for something thats best for multi media on the go and having good fun games.... Tablet.

Me...i love games i have a phone and a tablet, i want some psv ps3 comparability like wiiu if i get a psv. Im not going to carry an extra thing around just to play games its not convenient for me at all...walking around like im a walking electronics store ummmmm not in ny.
GraveLord  +   1471d ago
This is an unfair comparison. Vita is obviously the better device.
urwifeminder  +   1471d ago
Not getting either untill they are 80bux.
trenso1  +   1471d ago
Ooh! Ooh! Let's compare a skateboard to a car now! They both have 4 wheels and are used to get around! /s give me a break. Your comparing a phone to a gaming device and then let the phone win in gaming? Screams iPhone fanboy to me.
AHall88  +   1471d ago
What kind of world do we live in that people actually think a cell phone is better at games than handheld consoles?
Even a Gameboy Color is better than a cell phone when it comes to games.
Is it just Apple hipsters spewing this garbage or actual retards?(which I guess is Apple hipsters too.)
zero_cool  +   1471d ago
Playstation vita is an dedicated portable gaming device for games that last longer then 20 minutes & smart phones & tablets are not so case closed!

Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!
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Waddy101  +   1471d ago
I couldn't take this article seriously anymore after i read the comments on the actual article and saw this:

'That's an excellent point, one that will be added in. However, the list of PSP titles is, sadly, pretty sparse (as a PSP owner I've always been disappointed with the selection). But you're right, it does make a big difference.' - Writer of the Article

There are some VERY good PSP games that are out now which are miles better than any iOS game.
Stealth2k  +   1471d ago
ios wouldnt win in a game contest to the original gameboy

stupid article should be ignored

high end games like infinite blade 2? The game is absolute shit. And most real rpg players, wouldnt even look at it
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frankiebeans  +   1471d ago
its not about how flashy it is its about how fun it is.

take a look at minecraft, little big planet, games are not very flashy at all just fun simple games.
Wintersun616  +   1471d ago
Iphone has LBP? No, but the Vita will get one.
frankiebeans  +   1470d ago
mine craft has more players the lbp and works on point...its not how flashy the game is its about how fun. vita will fail regardless because the majority of people dont want a dedicated gaming portable anymore sadly its inconvenient.
Hicken  +   1470d ago
Oh? Show me the poll, frankie.

You show me where MOST people told YOU that they didn't want a dedicated gaming device.

You show me where those tens of MILLIONS of people who bought a PSP aren't looking forward to the next Sony handheld, or how the HUNDRED MILLION DS owners didn't start upgrading to a 3DS.

Cuz so far, all you're showing me is that you don't know shit.
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Derpy  +   1471d ago
Interesting article. One thing that really turns me off of the vita is that price of the memory cards. I recently purchased a 16gb card for transferring data between my desktop and notebook for around $15. Sony's cards are way too expensive, each card should be about half of what they are pricing them at.
portal_2  +   1471d ago
I lol'd - stupid article.

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