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PlayStation Vita Games: Physical Vs. Digital Media

Chris Buffa (Modojo): One of the best things about owning an iPhone or iPad is being able to carry hundreds of games without lugging plastic cases and booklets. That's the benefit of having internal storage.

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NukaCola2144d ago

I dont like the iPHONE comparisons. The difference between a pick up an play app on a phone and a full fledge 10 hour blockbuster with replay out the wazoo is uncomparable. The biggest deal we want with the Vita is to know the price of digital downloads vs the cartridge.

GribbleGrunger2144d ago

yeah, they're determined to beat it into everyone's heads.

Buff10442144d ago

Not saying iPhone is better per se. Just highlighting the convenience of digital storage. Some of those iPhone titles clock in at 1GB as well.

Christopher2144d ago (Edited 2144d ago )

Yeah, some. But your statement was (if you're the author) "One of the best things about owning an iPhone or iPad is being able to carry hundreds of games without lugging plastic cases and booklets."

I'd highly question the quality of those games. Furthermore, I'd highly question the need to combine visual area with control areas as well. I play games on my iPad, not my iPhone. The amount of space my fingers take up and the lack of quality controls at the size provided just doesn't do it for me. About the only two 'games' you'll see me ever play on my iPhone is Crosswords and KenKen.

I completely agree that internal memory is a huge bonus, but I also believe doing as such would increase the size of the Vita as well as the price. Can you imagine the flack the Vita would get for having 8 or 16GB internal memory along with being heavier, thicker, and now costing at least $50 more just for internal memory when you can spend the same or less for flash memory?

Blaine2144d ago

Well then a more suitable comparison might have been the PSP GO.

I don't know why the thing got so much hate, because I own one and love the hell out of it. I've been all-digital since I got it, and it's very convenient.

No need to do another inadequate iPhone comparison to discuss the point of DD.

MGRogue20172144d ago (Edited 2144d ago )

I agree. That PS Vita title, Asphalt: Injection keeps getting compared to it's iPhone/Android brother, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline.. & I've noticed that most of 'em say to just get Asphalt 6: Adrenaline on iPhone/Android as both of them are supposedly the same game.. but way cheaper on iPhone/Android.

What they don't seem to realise is that the title isn't a straight copy of the iPhone/Android version.. It's actually more of a console experience on the Vita as I can see that the graphics are a lot more improved from off-screen YouTube footage.. & there's a ton more events in the Vita edition.

What I'm getting at here is that you simply cannot compare iPhone/Android mobile titles to PS Vita titles. They are completely different. Well.. except for Angry Birds if that shows up on Vita any time soon.

The launch titles seem to be around the 400MB-1GB mark.. In the coming years ahead of us, we'll most likely start seeing huge proper 4GB PS3-quality titles showing up which should hopefully help the Vita differentiate itself from all of the smart phone devices out there.

banjadude2144d ago (Edited 2144d ago )

I've "managed (and I say "managed" because it wasn't a big deal AT ALL) with the PSP's physical vs digital game management, and I'm pretty damn sure the VITA won't be any different. Leave it up to a select few to blow things out of proportion.

Animals_as_Leaders2144d ago

You can sell physical games. /thread.

stephmhishot2144d ago (Edited 2144d ago )

I'll never understand the comparisons to the gaming capabilities of iPhone or Android to the Vita. Is it so hard for the media at large to understand the difference between someone who downloads a 99 cent game on their phone versus someone who wants a console-esque rich experience on a handheld?

Hey listen, I have a bunch of games on my Droid phone, but they're only good for my 10 minute daily "break" in the little boys room. At the same time they have their place. But at the end of the day, as an adult gamer (oh God, I am 25 going on 26 soon), I spend a great deal of my time in transit while wishing I had more time to game on a console. In all honestly, throughout this year, I'm considering picking up (for example), MLB the Show 12 for the Vita over my PS3 since I would be able to play it more over the PS3 version. Can my phone provide a gaming experience as deep as The Show? Of course not.

UltimateIdiot9112144d ago

I honestly don't care if the media or mass think their iPhone games are good enough because at the end of the day, no matter how hard you convince those folks, they just won't care for the Vita or the 3DS. They don't understand what it means to game as more than just a 5 minute time killer.

Also, I don't know why some of these sites try so hard to convince gamers that these smartphone games are adequate because they are not. Any more dedicated gamer will want more than only Angry Birds and Words with Friends.

Smartphone won't bring games like Gravity Daze, Uncharted or MLB the Show.

Also, I hate how there is this mentally that you can only own one and love one system. I have the HTC Sensation 4G (most expensive item I own, cost me almost $400 new since I am grandfather in), the Zelda 3DS ($130), and will be getting the 3G/Wifi PSVita ($300).

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