If you haven't bought a Vita before then read this article and be prepared to change your mind.
The first point is bad imo. I mena, you are right, the Vita's games are of course the main point to get it but::::::::::Golden Abyss doesn't hold a candle to the Ps3 installments. Don't insult Naughty dog by saying that. It's not the Vita's fault, it's the developers fault and maybe Sony's. That game has alot of little gimmicky things just to show off the Vita's Touch screen and Motion sensor./ Gravity Rush was a much better showcase of how these things should be used. To improve gameplay not to add an annoying gimmick. Assassins creed liberation and Cod are terrible too. Haven't played Lbp but I don't like the console versions anyway so I have no opinion on that(someone else can tell me if Lbp Vita is a good game, it's just not to my taste)/ All the Ps1 games and all are a good point though, + HD collections. Points 2-3 are good, I would take out 4 for the System Software and layout, and the apps. I just love the way that is. Which surprised me as I thought I wouldn't like it. OLED screen I have no opinion on...screens a screen. I like the touch screen on it though. Good quality.
It's very much a matter of taste. I very much enjoyed Golden Abyss and while graphically not as great as the PS3 versions I think it can really hold it's own gameplay-wise. Personally I think that the big versions get better and better graphically but unfortunately the writing gets weaker and introduces more and more logic holes and stupidities. The only really annoying thing about Golden Abyss was the 'hold it to the light'-gimmick that apparently needs the sun to be in your living room to really work. (And Assassins Creed used that mechanic again and again as if it was their goal to really annoy the player). Gravity Rush really targets a different audience, I think. While it is solid technically and from an artistic standpoint, I really didn't have a lot of fun with it and never even finished it, whereas I beat Uncharted Golden Abyss around 6 times (including 2 Crushing-Runs). As far as Little Big Planet is concerned I really think it's the best LBP version available. I think the VITA features are really nicely incorporated without being annoying.
@KUV I couldn't get enough of gravity rush.
Already have a great laptop for traveling. Plays all the PS1, PS2 games :P even plays all of todays multiplats in 1080p(have over 150games on Steam). No need for Vita as it has no games lol.
I agree , I have a Vita and Golden Abyss and all the other Uncharted games. People/ Hardcore sony fans consistently lie about the Graphics of Uncharted Golden abyss. first of all its rendered at 540p and not 720p like Uncharted 1 , 2 0r 3. Second of all the framerate is a bit stuttuery and inconsistent. Third of all the general Graphical fidelity is no way near as good. Now don't get me wrong , it's one of if not THE BEST looking handheld games. But does it compare to ps3 graphics ? No , i would say it's about 50% . The Vita is an excellent handheld but you have to be carefull what you buy. It has awesome games like Uncharted GA , Gravity rush and Persona 4 golden , LBPV , etc. Vita IMO needs a Gran turismo ASAP!!!!!!!!! or a GTA remake or spin off and a Metal gear solid Exclusive/spin off.
If you must apply a percentage to the graphics of U:GA, with Uncharted 1 being 100%, I think 50% is far too harsh. It's closer than anyone dared hope it would be on a handheld for that money. I think the Vita compares quite favourably to the PS3 in terms of graphical capabilities overall. It being a smaller (but beautiful) screen probably helps. This bit might not be relevant to overall topic, but I'd be interested to know how your perentage comes out when comparing 3DS and WiiU?
@G20WLY Of course the vita is comparable and close to ps3's graphics. That's why we keep getting titles like SLY, UMVC3, SFXT, R&CQforce, and the upcoming Malicious Rebirth game! It's basically the same game as the ps3 version. check this out and see for yourself Malicious Rebirth gameplay http://www.youtube.com/watc...
The horrible thing about this site is people who bend the truth and go against you when they know your right , fanboys I hate them , your right kingofwiiu .
I actually bought a Vita today
What games you got with it?
None. They were selling it cheap (just the wifi version) for this weekend and I really wanted it for when I go away in July so I figured I would get it now. I am a Plus member so I have Uncharted, Gravity Rush etc all good to go. I'll get some games over the next few months.
Get LittleBigPlannet Vita. Such an advancement in the series and fits the vita very well. Here is my review if you want more details ( http://n4g.com/channel/litt... ) but I would highly recommend it (I would say it is the best game on the Vita). Also Sound Shapes if you haven't played it on the PS3 already
Considering LBP1 and LBP2 were both given away on PS Plus, its safe to assume that LBP Vita will be on there as well at some point.
Like Logic said, I think LBP will come to Plus so I'll sit on that for awhile. Hoping Tiger Woods comes to Vita soon as well.
Get ps+ ASAP! Nuff said.
Already have it my friend. :)
Get persona4 it is fn awesome Can't stop playing it 40 hours in and on second play through
get a life
I'll get a Vita when it has some games I want.
why would anyone give this guy disagrees???
Kind of curious about that myself.
Probably because many feel it already has games people 'should' want. Should is the key word since not everyone wants the same games. So in the eyes of others they could see this as trolling because to them there has to be at least some games that would satisfy anyone. Now the problem with this is everyone should be entitled to their own opinion, but some people are way too serious when it comes to the gaming hobby. They see comments like this as a slap in the face when in reality they should just be concerned with their own enjoyment and not care what others think so much.
"So in the eyes of others they could see this as trolling because to them there has to be at least some games that would satisfy anyone." "Others" should realize that zerocrossing was giving an OP-I-NI-ON, hence his use of "I". "Now the problem with this is everyone should be entitled to their own opinion, but some people are way too serious when it comes to the gaming hobby." It's not that they take gaming too seriously. What happens is that people bring their non-gaming related issues and use gaming as a venting tool. Ever wonder why we have so many one bubble posters who always leave angry/obnoxious comments? People on the Internet have plenty of personal issues that we will never know about.
I think a great deal of those people who have only one bubble are just thinking 'to hell with it!'. The less bubbles you have the less likely you are to want to try and have a conversation and that annoys even the saner posters on this site. There should be a five bubble minimum, regardless of those people who just get overly personal. When I had six bubbles -- like yourself -- I took far more time with my posts because I knew I could have a proper conversation, but with two, that's impossible. With one bubble you end up just making a single statement in the knowledge that there is no possible way you can reply to someone who may disagree. That's NOT how you run a forum. Giving the one bubble drones the power to take away your free speech is ridiculous. Give those drones five bubbles and perhaps they will eventually learn to converse in a more balanced manner. Some people never change, but it's better to suffer those people than make decent people suffer because of them.
LOGICWINS writes, "It's not that they take gaming too seriously. What happens is that people bring their non-gaming related issues and use gaming as a venting tool. Ever wonder why we have so many one bubble posters who always leave angry/obnoxious comments? People on the Internet have plenty of personal issues that we will never know about." You obviously have mixed personalities and various opinions all trying to mix with one another. The key is to try and be respectful with one another. Sometimes it can be hard and if that's the case it's probably best to not comment. You also have to consider the format, it's hard to read emotions and sometimes comments get taken out of context as well. We should all be part of the same thought process and that is we all share a common theme and that is the enjoyment of gaming. One of the key problems is you start to section off those gamers into sub-communities, either purposely or by accident. Either way we should all be here because we enjoy gaming and related discussions. That is in a perfect world without the immaturity, the trolls and those looking to get a reaction. Not everything runs smoothly while playing with other people online and most certainly within forums. I'd love it for everyone to get along but that isn't going to happen. GribbleGrunger wrote, "There should be a five bubble minimum, regardless of those people who just get overly personal. When I had six bubbles -- like yourself -- I took far more time with my posts because I knew I could have a proper conversation, but with two, that's impossible. With one bubble you end up just making a single statement in the knowledge that there is no possible way you can reply to someone who may disagree." I think the system could be improved as well but until that time we have to live within the rules set. I notice 6 people have me on ignore. That could be all my fault or it could be just a case those people don't think highly of my opinions. That's ok, I'm not here to please everyone and I certainly don't think I am better than anyone. I was up to 5 bubbles and made a few distasteful comments and it cost me. So you try and adapt and think more before you comment and think of how others will take your comment. That's because we essentially police ourselves and the moderators have to make a decision based on what has been brought to their attention. It is much harder to earn bubbles than to lose them. From the few comments I have seen from GribbleGrunger it is clear he is one who has taken a position and that is being much more likely to support Sony. With that also comes a downside, one many seem to have who are very pro-Sony supporters, and that is taking jabs at Microsoft. Nobody should have a problem with enjoying what Sony offers. I too enjoy my PS3 very much. The difference is I don't try and compensate my enjoyment of what Sony offers by being totally pessimistic when it comes to Microsoft. If I don't like what Microsoft is doing I certainly wouldn't go in Microsoft topics. So what ends up happening is you have people going into those articles with an attitude that may conflict with those who don't have an issue with Microsoft. Again it's all about respect. If you have a problem with someone then mark them and move on. Don't make it worse by sinking to their level.
Thank you for writing.
i actually sold my vita + 16gb + 9 games & bought nexus 7 tablet. so happy i did so,the nexus is pure fun. :)
How do you find the sticks on your tablet? Perhaps you should add "commonsensegamer" to your friends list and chat with him over X-game chat as you play Wipeout online together, because he posts about his Nexus on every Vita article too... What's that? You can't?! Oh well... ;P
Lmao! Too true about commonsensegamer , I've had a few pm arguments with that guy over this very subject! Lol wow.
@king. arguments? Please, post so all can see as it was more of a discussion around device capabilities and not an argument. Furthermore, it was 2 or 3 messages (from both of us) in the same thread 50 days ago. Yet another generalisation. Already had G2 PM and admit he got it wrong with his claim.
USB2GO Cable and a ps3/ps2 controller with adapter is how i "Found" the sticks on my tablet
@ nonsense gamer first, the last I heard an argument is when two party's disagree about the same subject. And dude I'm not even going to spark it again... You've gotta be 12 years old. Hope your enjoying your nexus... I still don't understand why you think carrying around a tablet and a ps3 controller and a charger for both in your pocket ( not to mention having to carry a ps3 to charge your controller ) portable....which brings me to @ Haki read what I said about what portable is... Plus if you hooking a wire to you tablet to control games, then your playing an out dated console ... Handhelds are EXACTLY that... A handheld. So are you some how holding the controller and your tab at the same time or putting the tab in your lap or table or buying something to prop the screen up?? Just to play an emulator of sf2 champion edition? Too much work to own tablet/ps3 hybrid gaming system. Whatever you like tho its your way and no judgment coming from me. I'm just saying life can be easier... And cheaper by playing a real handheld... They come with controls built in... Buttons and all.
@king: Again, your opinion again is full of assumptions and you present them as though they are fact. I've never once said I carry a SIXAXIS around, thats something you said I did. I do however use a SIXAXIS to game when I'm at home, mostly with my PS3. But so what if I did carry one around, would that be the end of the world or most inconvenient thing to have to do. Sure beats the Vita's built in controls. As for having to carry around a charger for my tablet, don't have to actually as I can get 8-10 hours of use between charges. As for being 12, well, how old does that make you for even making such an arrogant an uninformed assumption? By all means enjoy your Vita, my son enjoys his but is disappointed over the fact to so few people seem to be using it for multiplayer. My other son equally enjoys his Nexus for many of the same reasons the blogger behind this article enjoys his Vita, that is, backward compatibility through emulators. Music services, etc. As for being cheaper...yes, my Nexus plus the 15 games has ended up being cheaper. Actually, my 15 games cost less than 1 Vita game and no, they are not all angry birds (which is free on Android). They are games that would Probably be welcomed on the Vita (e.g. Modern Combat 3, mini-motors, Bards Tale, Dead Space, etc). Already owned the SIXAXIS so no extra cost there. Finally, again read though our PMs, they are a discussion of two points of view. If you consider them an argument then, my turn for an assumption, you must be very difficult to talk to in person and end up shouting and personalising everything.
tablets can be played at home or when you leave the house. but wouldnt a ps3 and vita be more reasonable? seriously both together cost about the same as a top of the line tablet, maybe a lil more expensive than one idk. i just see tablets as app toys tbh.
Tablet gaming is like smartphone gaming. Vita is way different.
And I sold my motorcycle to get a pick-up... Your point? Just 'cause I can use both to go somewhere doesn't mean one is better than the other... I'm transporting a lot more stuff but definetely not having as much fun.
I have a Vita and straight away I can't say that I would recommend it to anybody yet. People tend to be in the either/or mentality when it comes to handheld gaming now, so they are likely to either pick up a tablet or pick up a Vita. I honestly can't say "buy it for the games" even though the gameplay experience is far superior to a tablet or phone. The price of admission is just too damn high. If it sold with at least some on-board memory, it would help in recommending it to people. But, as it stands, I feel that they should be warned that you can't use any memory cards that you already have, even the likes of M2 cards that the PSP Go used and you can't play ALL of your past PSP games. Sure, it's getting better, but after buying one at launch with its staggeringly high price for console, memory and games, it's painful to watch the progress of the system pan out so slowly. Also, I've had disagrees for this before, for some reason, but the minimum wallet funding of £5 (in the UK, at least) is the single biggest killer of impulse-buys that help handheld systems thrive. That needs to be scrapped. I've been pleasantly surprised to see a game make the transition from the iOS app store to the SEN, but then I don't want to top up £5 to buy the game when I could just pay ~69p straight from my bank account in the App Store. While that minimum top-up stands, I doubt that free-to-play games such as Jetpack Joyride, for example, will opt to release on the SEN. Those games tend to rely on microtransactions and the SEN just isn't set up for that.
Absolutely! You hit the nail on the head! The £5 limit kills the Ps Store's cheaper items because I currently would like to buy Just Cause 1 again but it's under a fiver so I'll waste some of that cash. It really needs to go! Uncharted 3 DLC is a fine example, less than £1, I'd be all over it if there wasn't a £5 minimum transfer.
Just put in 5 and keep the remainder in your wallet when other games come out you want... Is that such a huge deal? I'm sure you're not just going to get one thing EVER on the PS Store right?
No. I don't want to put £5 in my wallet. It should be my choice. Other app stores can do it, so why not Sony's? And that credit would be there for a long time. I rarely purchase DLC and prefer to get physical copies of my games. Honestly, I see no point in defending this blatant flaw of the Playstation Store.
I don't think I've ever recommended it to someone. However I do know 3 people that personally have used mine and all 3 brought a Vita within 4 months of that time. The hardware speaks for itself really, but I think the general masses probably have this perception that it is just a PSP2. I do know for the ones that played mine, I did let them know upfront about the memory cards, and 1 picked it up during the software drought over the summer so I warned him he'd be waiting a couple months for new stuff. As far as games...well I have 20 physical games and a few DD ones, so I pretty much have at least one game someone would want to play. I believe they removed the funding issue here in the US. It will just charge the actual amount of your purchase now. I still believe you can pre-fund the account however. Hopefully they fix that for you guys. It's understandable for cards you buy in the store, but pretty crappy for straight charges.
I agree that the hardware speaks for itself. I pre-ordered mine while I was playing the unit they had in advance at my local GAME. When I picked it up on release day, I didn't even wait to get home to tear it open. But when I was using it, menu and all, a few things that I didn't like started to make themselves known. I was amazed at how often you see the "Please Wait..." box while navigating around. It's inevitable that I'm going to compare to phones, given that it released in the era of smartphone dominance, so that particular issue had me wondering why a box, removing the option for any user-input, would pop up instead of installing things, for example, in the background like my iPhone does and has done for years. Even if it just had a small loading 'gear' like when you're refreshing a page on a phone but maintained the ability for users to do other tasks. It's the little niggles and less-than-perfect parts of the SEN that take the shine off it for me. I'm likely never going to sell it on because; A) I really do like the system, overall. I'm still amazed that I can now play a full-fat MGS game on the go. B) I hate to see how much of a loss you make when selling one of these second-hand.
five reasons to buy psvita: 1. Games (i love LBP, Sonic&All Stars Racing Transformed, Oddworld, Gravity Rush, Playstation All Stars, Uncharted, Wipeout, Ragnarok Odyssey) 2. Playstation Network( you have the whole psn in the palm of your hands but pshome) 3. 2 analog sticks 4. the Oled screen 5. Online Multiplayer gaming on the Go at the highest level ( playing Lbp, Sonic and Wipeout online is a total blast) sony really needs a Warhawk/MAG/ Starhawk kinda game on the vita ASAP.
The Vita is not backwards compatibly because you can put older games n it to play them, you need to buy them again on PSN to play them. The Wii U is backwards compatibly because you can put Wii games in it to play them.
vita has no games so why not just buy psp...
Nice try, but you can play PSP games on Vita (and they look and PLAY better. Good luck playing Vita games on PSP lol I could say 3DS has no games, so why not buy a DS, but that would be off topic and trolling - not to mention immature - and that's not my style...
The first half of your comment I agree 100%. Playing my PSP games on my Vita is SOOOO much better than it was on my PSP. Having two analogs, as well as some touchscreen buttons I can assign is wonderful. It's bigger, brighter, nicer to look at, and has fast load times. The second part of your comment is a bit null for me though. I have a 3DS as well, and it's backwards compatible, so you might as well spring for that instead of just a DS. That way you can play games from both systems. Also, the 3DS definitely does have games. Quite a few fun ones actually.
"playing vita games on psp" but vita has no games
Kirby and Nintendoland? What the heck! "No games" is considered to be well over 50. I did a really rough estimate but I can bet that the Vita doesn't no games at all. I have around 16 games for my Vita. Your opinion is invalid.
I just got a Vita last week.... Is it worth it get PSN plus+..... I hear I get all these free games. I was thinking just, getting it for a month for the free games. Anyone know how this works. As far as recommending it.... I don't think I would at this time. Playing Uncharted now, good game. Looking forward to the 2nd wave of Vita games that should look and play a lot better.
bought mine since release, love it, a friend of mine bought it too, he loves it also, there is another 2 of my friends which are planning on getting one and all of them have a PS3 and PS+..... GO GET PS+!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its worth it!
If you buy Plus you will get 6 games to play on your Vita. Uncharted: GA, Gravity Rush, and Wipeout 2048 are the big three that will stay in the Instant Game Collection for awhile and probably won't get rotated out anytime soon. One of the other 3 games will change out every couple weeks for a new title. You get these games for the duration of your membership. Once you cancel your membership you can no longer access these games. If however you re-start your membership at any point you will then have access to these games again. ANY game that is once added to your download list will remain there forever so if in 6 months you wanted to get Plus again, you can go back and play these games again. I have had Plus since day one and I find tremendous value in it, especially with a PS3/Vita combo. I have more games then I have time to play. I even had to buy a 1TB HD for my PS3 and a 32GB for my Vita because I have gotten so many games with my subscription. If you are planing on getting Plus and you have a PS3, I would seriously consider just getting a year membership. 1 month would be like a tease. During a full membership year you will definitely get your $50 worth of gaming back. Plus JUST for the Vita however, might not satisfy you.
I've been a member since day one. I shop spontaneuously every once in a while on PSN, so I'm pretty sure that the extra money spent for a PSN+ subscription I earn back on extra discounts. If something goes 10, 20, 50 or 75% off for regular shoppers, it tends to be a step higher discount for PSN+ peeps here in EU, in addition to lower prices for many games wich isn't lower for non-members. The 'free' games is just a bonus for me. :) Usually stuff that I were on the fence about, but didn't get at launch, or decided to buy something else instead. i.e. the last two month I got Batman - Arkham City for PS3, and Mortal Kombat for Vita. I don't know if this strategy is beneficial for just a 30-day subscription tough. Since then it's less likely that the games you want are discounted at the right time. :-/
It's probably worth it. Especially now that they have 2 big hitter games up there, U:GA and Gravity Rush. If you get PS+ you can even go ahead and snag the PS3 games even if you don't have a PS3 and use them in the future. Never know when you might find an incredible deal on a PS3.
me hazum cheeseburger ?
Buy The PS Vita Enough said., Patience is the key., Getting Impatient leads to Disappointments., Never gonna sell my Vita., One of the best handheld experience I ever had., Playing while googling and playing Music ")
"Buy The PS Vita Enough said., Patience is the key" Oh the irony.
Then he says.... "Never gonna sell my Vita."
each to their own peeps,i said i was happy i bought the nexus 7 because TO ME its miles more fun than my Vita was. anything wrong with saying that ?? i'm using my nexus 7 everyday for gaming (love those castle defender games & shooters,racing,Puzzles,etc) & for watching video's & reading.when i had vita i hardly used the poor thing. if you like your Vita then good for you. :) oh actually i'm playing Ps1 & GBA games on my nexus 7 using emulators & Ps3 dualshock 3 controller. ;)
Good for You ;) Still gaming Experience in Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo's Handhelds and consoles is all about real games at it's finest., Well if you're contented playing minigames with Your Nexus goodluck.
Full fledged PS1 and GBA games; mini games? Ahaha! Yup.. not real games.
@Tubers PS1 and GBA are full fledged games >:O. Mini games aren't. nuff said.
That's good! I had an Ipad but I replaced it with a Vita and Vita was a lot better for me! Tablets are awesome so I'm glad you are enjoying it. :)
"Playing PS1 and GBA games on my Nexus 7 using emulators with a PS3 Dualshock." How is that not cumbersome.....?
I think a Nexus 7 is the better value. Now I didn't say gaming machine but if you are gonna spend 250+ it seems that the Nexus 7 is the choice to go with. Of course my personal opinion.
It is a better value of you're not part of the niche -more core -on the go gamer (that doesn't like Nintendo). <--w/c is the smallest part of the market evidenced by market share. For everybody else; the Nexus 7 is indeed a better value. Controller support, expandable cheap storage via OTG, Better browser, HTML 5 video support and a more robust application store, emulators, etc.
The Vita is a better value for gaming, actually. ... and that's what this is about, isn't it? The gaming? Gamers don't buy a tablet to be a primary portable gaming device because they know dedicated devices are better(well, most of them know). Non-gamers buy a tablet to do everything else first and gaming last. Frankly, there's no comparing the Nexus to the 3DS when it comes to gaming, let alone the Vita. I mean, first of all, portability is sacrificed by needing an external controller for comparable controls. And emulators are nice, but none of those games will compare to the likes of Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice, and others. I find it funny how many of your comments are trolling, and yet people don't seem to notice. It's not like you're that clever with it. Could it be that people are just that daft?
i actually ordered it yesterday with 16GB memory card which was 50€ which sucks... but nevermin... i got P4G so that oughta make things better also i can download golden abyss because: PSN Plus.
I agree with you on that point, the components required to play the Vita (memory stick) are fairly expensive. However, it is a brilliant console made even better if you fully use it's multitude of incredible features(PS+, backwards compatibility etc...). Enjoy!