Defending the PlayStation Vita

FrontBurnr: The PlayStation Vita released on February 22, 2012 in North America. You can say that the buzz surrounding it was lukewarm at best. As a person who absolutely loves their Vita, I think it’s time to defend it.

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Rushing_Punch2005d ago

Let's be real. The Vita HAS games. They just don't have games that are worth exclusively owning the system... yet.

I am sure it will get better, just like the Wii-U opinion will improve too.

agentxk2005d ago

I have a few games that make my happy I own the Vita. My favorite game for the Vita is PSASBR.

ApolloTheBoss2005d ago

You're kidding, right? Gravity Rush, Persona 4 Golden, and Soul Sacrifice are ALL worth getting a Vita for.

Theyellowflash302005d ago

It's the price along with the game selection.

If the Vita was cheaper, it would be selling better. But the worst part is the memory card issue. $70 and up for a 32 GB memory card? You've got to be kidding me. I got a 32 GB memory card on my 3DS for 17.99 online.

Plus, all 3DS come with at least a 2GB memory card.

Sony needs to support the handheld themselves more. Look at how many games Nintendo is putting on the 3DS. Sony needs to match that output. Soul Sacrifice and Gravity Rush are not enough.

They need to get God of War and Grand T on that thing ASAP.

I want a Vita, but at the same time, I'm not going to buy one for $250 and have to spend $70 or more on a 32GB memory card.

I like to download my portable games digitally, so I don't have to carry them around with me in a baggie or something.

The Vita is the ultimate digital portable with the PSN, yet there making it really expensive if you want to download a bunch of games.

ApolloTheBoss2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )


I agree with you. The memory cards are a little expensive, and I understand if most people wouldn't be able to afford them. I wouldn't even think of getting one for that much. I only have an 8GB memory card at the moment, which might I add came with a Vita I paid less than $200 for, and seeing as I usually delete my games as soon as I'm finished with them, I don't worry too much about space. If you just get physical copies of these games you wouldn't have to worry about getting a card that big anyway, seeing as it would only take up a few MB of memory.

Edit: And if you're wondering, I got my Vita off Ebay. You'll save yourself a lot of money if you buy one from there.

LOGICWINS2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

Maybe, but good luck getting the mainstream to know that these games exist. Outside of Japan, these games BARELY get any marketing. Send me a link to a Gravity Rush commercial in the U.S. How about one for P4: The Golden?

You can't because they don't exist.

If you ACTUALLY cared about the platform, ud see that Sony's missing many opportunities to market Vita.

Transporter472005d ago

The Vit has good Games, and some amazing ones at that, with Soul Sacrifice i'm goign to keep so busy playing it non stop. : )

LOGICWINS2005d ago

This isn't about YOU, this is about the Vita widening its audience and gaining a larger install base. You playing your Vita "non-stop" isn't helping the situation.

Salooh2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

I'm with Rushing_Punch

Hate how you think guys. You like persona then it's your opinion. But don't make others feel wrong for not liking it. In my opinion Soul sacrifice is good game but not worth buying a vita for me.

Gravity rush is just one game for more then a year and that's not a good thing. You guys know what we mean so don't go around it because you want it too , you just don't want to show it.

I want Tekken, Mirror edge, COD, BF, GT, GTA, inFAMOUS, Rpg's..................... .etc

Disagree all you want but that's a fact. You like these kind of games then good but i don't and i want serious games.

BeZdaBest2005d ago (Edited 2005d ago )

yea the vita has games but the best games for it are either a port (persona) or a experience you can get on the ps3..
(uncharted .acl. psasbr) some people might get the games or already have the games on the tres(ps3)... gravity rush is a good game that exclusive to the vita and shows some of the capabilities..
but contrary to what people say most people wont buy a console for 2-3 games.. that honestly stupid imo..
i bought mine with 5 games day 1 and i have ps+ so i knew i would be getting them deals.. so thats what pushed me to get it...

now to defending the vita...

as ive said in another article the vita has about 5-7 years of Vita(life) left.. if by this time next your there arent any heavy hitting games then there might be a problem.. most system take 2-3 years to take off just look at the ps3.. horrible first 2 years after they released the first "slim"
its was all uphill from there..

so all im saying is to give it another year if sales dont explode when the nutty games come out than nothing can save it..

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jdeane812005d ago

I dig my Vita, haven't really given it that much time but I am hoping that the integration with the PS4 down the road will give it a nice boost in worth.

f7897902005d ago

I'm sure the remote play on all games will be worth it (assuming the stupid devs implement it!)

BF4 on the toilet!

chadboban2005d ago

I'm worried about how devs will implement it though, the Vita has the standard PS button layout including a second analogue stick but it is missing a few buttons, namely L2,R2,L3 and L4.

Now I'm not saying that there can't be ways to work around this seeing that the Vita has a touch screen and a back touch panel. But devs these days are so damn lazy I don't know if they'll be willing to do things like change up the entire user interface for the sake of remote play (unless Sony offers to come up with ways to do it for them).

I see can see Sony and their first party games not having much of a problem getting remote play as Sony themselves will be doing it, but I'm really worried if third parties will be willing to put in the effort.

Sithlord-Gamble2005d ago

Excellent article. Kudos to you & I agree with you 100%.

BuffMordecai2005d ago

This platform better get the attention it deserves at E3, the dismal display last year was pathetic.

Salooh2005d ago

It is what it is. No need to defend anything. If you like what it provide then buy it . If you don't then don't . It's that simple. I regret buying it so far.

Hope E3 is a start of serious gaming in vita. For me it's like playing mobile phones right now. I want greater because it can. Come on sony show us great games and you will get the money you want, It's that simple in my point of view.

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