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What the PS Vita really needs: Versatility

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.

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GraveLord2407d ago

It's already pretty versatile.

Once Playstation Suite launches it'll have some Android-like games as well.

Thatguy-3102406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

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.

tiffac0082406d ago

I agree, a lot more apps will really go along way. It will definitely justify the purchase considerably.

MultiConsoleGamer2407d ago

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.

smashcrashbash2406d ago

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.

Jobesy2406d ago

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.

Thatguy-3102406d ago (Edited 2406d ago )

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.

LX-General-Kaos2407d ago

All the vita needs is to be released.

Knight_Cid2407d ago

cnet.

ignore

they no nothing about games

Megaman_nerd2406d ago

they talk about the Vita like if it were a smartphone.

Knight_Cid2406d ago

they talk about vita as if they were morons

Waddy1012406d ago

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.

Thatguy-3102406d ago

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.

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