Why I Bought A Nintendo 3DS Instead Of A PS Vita

Manpac: ''The last handheld system I bought was a PSP, a platform I’ve spent countless hours with and had no cause to regret purchasing. Sony are a great company for games, but when push came to shove and it was time to decide where to land my next investment in virtual entertainment I switched to Nintendo’s handheld machine. You see, the problem is almost the same as the one SEGA faced when they released their Saturn console back in the 90’s, in that Sony have relied far too heavily on their brand name.

There are other factors that drove me into the colourful and overtly cute realm of Nintendo, linked with this mistake.''

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chadboban2137d ago

(This headline) + (N4G) = Guaranteed Hits!!!

BullyMangler2137d ago

nope . it's not to each his own .

the Vita is uncomfortable .. and can't even do 3D, which 3D has been proven to not be a gimmick, and to enhance gaming experience . to each his own? . nuh uh

cpayne932136d ago

@bullymangLer wow how does a square fit your hands better than the curved sides of the Vita?

I guess different people have different shaped hands... TO EACH HIS OWN.

Oh and 3d isn't all that important if you prefer the Vita's games more.

pain777pas2136d ago

@bullymangLer Use common sense. If the Vita game library is not your cup of tea fine but the PS Vita in every way is the best specs and designed dedicated gaming handheld ever made. There is no question. It is very comfortable. Best D pad, responsive buttons, high quality everything, multitouch everywhere. There is just one issue with the Vita is the perception that the system has no games and that is a farce really because depending on what games you got for home consoles I'd say it has a great lineup. Too many ports is true, no question. But the quality is there in spades and if Japanese reports are to be believed the Vita is going to be just fine for sure. XSeed is coming through and Soul Sacrifice has been said to be a system seller of epic proportions just off of demos alone. PSO2 is coming at the end of the month too. Vita is here to stay just get over your bias.

Blastoise2136d ago (Edited 2136d ago )


"the Vita is uncomfortable .. and can't even do 3D, which 3D has been proven to not be a gimmick, and to enhance gaming experience"

You're talking rubbish. The 3D is completely a gimmick, I've bought loads of games for the 3DS and not a single one has benefited from the 3D. My 3DS is very much a 2DS.

As for the Vita being uncomfortable, how is it? Let me guess, you find your very rectangular and pointy 3DS much more comfortable? Right?

Edit: this is taken from your profile
"It's a fact, Nintendo is KING. . . welcome to Nintendo's Land. "

*Sigh* Why do I even bother...

BuffMordecai2136d ago


Typical nintenyearold response.

TruthbeTold2136d ago (Edited 2136d ago )

As compared to a 'Sonineyearold' response?

See? That silly crap goes both ways.

Sithlord-Gamble2136d ago

This Bully kid has stealth-trolled a few Vita articles already.

It would be different if he brought up valid points ... but instead he talks jibberish nonsense.

It would appear that this wonderful subpar 3d tech he so fondly speaks of has fried his brain.

Shnazzyone2136d ago

I do have to agree with bully mangler on the uncomfortable aspect. primarily for those chincy baby joysticks on the vita. The first thing i noticed when I tried the vita was how awful those joysticks feel. They might as well be two dpads functionality wise. Huge disappointment.

Not to mention I can't imagine putting an vita in my pocket all day. those stupid joysticks digging into my leg all day. It has to be said that the lack of bulk in the original 3ds did make my hands cramp after a while, but 3ds definitely wins in comfort for carrying it in your pocket all day.

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swansong2136d ago

Why I bought Scott toilet paper instead of Charmin! Less dingle berries lol.

Krew_922136d ago (Edited 2136d ago )


if (This headline) = (N4G) then
write = "Guaranteed Hits!!!"


if (This headline) <> (N4G) then
write = "No hits, sorry."

end if
end if


sonic9892137d ago

because you are a nintendo fan ( and want hits ) .
psvita is less than a year old the 3ds was struggling at the same time of its life span btw the 3ds was the only new handheld system no competition except the usual phones, apple and others

Yodagamer2136d ago

It sold better than the vita did at the same price point, even outsold the original ds in it's first year, the vita is simply not doing well, where the 3ds did.

sonic9892136d ago

the vita wasnt there at that time when the 3ds launched was there when the vita launched
easy .... buddy dont take it personal

karlowma2137d ago

The easy answer is: Games.

Kingthrash3602137d ago

Thats no easy answer list notible games next to the vita then ill listen because I think they are neck and neck with games ( not to mention the year head start the 3ds has)

karlowma2137d ago

Alright, games is subjective. I'll stick with cost of entry.

I'd like to have both, but the Vita's prohibitive cost and lack of software I'm personally interested in, and Nintendo's constant revisions and special edition announcements have prevented me from picking up either so far.

Kingthrash3602136d ago

Cost IS a better answer. I hope sony gets that part right.... maybe a price drop will be announced on the 20th. I mean everyone will be listening on the 20th no better time to do it...ps4 and a vita price drop would really give sony some momentum going into E3.

Kingthrash3602137d ago

Trash article....unless you work for sony, or are a gaming celebrity or something, your gaming choices mean nothing and are not worth writing an article. Enjoy your 3ds like I do when im not enjoying my vita... stop the flame bait

BullyMangler2136d ago

I held the Vita the other day, and i felt like slamming it . it is soo uncomfy, that i cannot even imagine playing games on that thing . .

the 3Ds has many advantages over the pretty Vita . uh huh . don't make me state them . .

plus the Vita ainty even getting Resi Revelations . shame shame shame . . the vita needs a new re-design

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Sanquine902137d ago

The title is for hits, but the article is wel written. You can check my comments history i am a vita supporter but the writer has it's points. Since 3ds has a far lower price point it is so much more attractive. Even i bought a 3ds because it was damn cheap.

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