Sony's next-gen gaming handheld has impressive hardware and promising games. While some say a dedicated gaming device can survive, the Vita will need to be flexible to stay alive.
It's already pretty versatile. Once Playstation Suite launches it'll have some Android-like games as well.
I think what most people want it to do is more than gaming. There aren't many devices out there that are specifically for one thing. Most gadgets now a days are versatile and do practically anything. Ps vita needs something similar to the Android market where there is apps for anything.
I agree, a lot more apps will really go along way. It will definitely justify the purchase considerably.
It plays games, it has two cameras, it has apps, it has a touch screen, it has motion controls, it has BC, it has social networking, it has skype, it has two analog sticks, it has netflix and other media apps... It has just about everything. What else do you want it to do? Print money? Don't worry, it will do that too, eventually.
Yeah its amazing the more Sony tries the less appreciation they get and others barely try at all and get constantly get accolades for their laziness. Sony stuffed the VITA with practically everything they could think of and get criticized for doing it.I really don't get it.
All he's saying is that the Vita could use more apps. Stop being so defensive. With a device like the Vita that clearly has a lot of horsepower under the hood, it would be criminal not to give owners an app store with all kind of useful apps like a calculator, notepad, calender, pandora, iheart radio, news apps, etc. Sony should have indy devs go to work on apps as well as games imo. Maybe the Vita already has some of these, I don't know. I bought my son one, so i'll find out soon enough for myself. But more apps couldn't hurt and if you love the device you should demand it as well.
The two cameras aren't there to take pictures and all that. It's basically just to use the AR. Hence why it isnt good for snapping photos. Only apps that are coming are netflix, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and I think that's about it. It needs more !! Needs to offer more because other gadgets out there already. Yea its a gaming gadget but being versatile keeps you revelant in todays world. That's why home consoles do more than gaming.
All the vita needs is to be released.
cnet. ignore they no nothing about games
they talk about the Vita like if it were a smartphone.
they talk about vita as if they were morons
It's not an iOS device that is trying to do everything, it's a handheld games console for playing GAMES. The added extras are nice but they aren't required to enjoy the core experience.
That's why many people assume it won't survive. Being a HANDHELD it has to do everything. This is aimed towards gamers but would a Gamer buy this over a home console? I doubt it. It has to do more than gaming whether ppl Like it or not.
From the author: ''Sure, the Vita's 18 apps beat what most other handheld game systems have by a landslide. That's just on day one; I expect at least a solid handful of other apps to follow. Still, it's a concern. More than that, I see it as the Vita's biggest key to surviving: apps must be a focus. Games, too, of course, but most definitely apps.'' So, is not enough even that PS Vita beats other portable devices? It have even a bigger and better line up of games. And those new Apps will be introduced eventually.
If your a gamer and you get a chance to hold this in your hands and play a few games, then no hate will come out of your mouth or fingertips. It's that good.
Anything Sony does can't ever live up to people's expectations anymore, while everyone else gets a free pass. If MS or Nintendo came out with the Vita, there would be no doubts about it. And if Sony came out with the 3DS it would get absolutely murdered in reviews even worse than Nintendo received
"More than that, I see it as the Vita's biggest key to surviving: apps must be a focus. Games, too, of course, but most definitely apps." Umm... NO. I want a Vita for GAMES. I don't give a fuck about apps--I have a smartphone for that... And I still don't give much of a fuck about apps on my smartphone. 500,000 apps? Big whoop. You want to know what I use my android phone for? Calling, texting, occasional email and facebook, sometimes I use the camera... And about once a week I might use an app to convert something. That's about it. So if I don't even use apps on my android phone, why the fuck would I want them on my Vita? Not to mention that would be REDUNDANT to most people. Cnet is just retarded, aren't they? The Vita is for GAMES, get it through your heads. It's not a phone, it's not for apps, it's for gaming. Edit: yeah, I'm starting to lose my cool on this subject. I'm just getting REALLY sick of articles bashing the Vita or saying what it needs to do to succeed, as if it's already failed, before it's even launched. For fuck's sake, give the system at least a year before you criticize it to hell, let alone WAIT FOR IT TO LAUNCH.
I just want a YouTube app that's all. XperiaRay
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