In his latest article for Zero1Gaming, Chris explains the 5 reasons he won't be buying a PlayStation Vita any time soon.
Nobody cares why some heejit isn't buying a Vita. Is there a way to disapprove a post?
exactly,i dont understand these people, they run a gaming site but are hesitant in buying a gaming platform.
Yup, though I rather they didn't buy something they disliked and then trashed it. You got to figure if they didn't like it they would put a negative spin on Vita news, probably rate the games lower, etc.
Exactly! If you're going to report on gaming related news, then you'd better be ready to play every game under the sun.
This is annoying. We get this shit every day. Why accept the same articles over and over?. It's not like they bring us something new -.-
We see the same thing with WiiU on this site, but I never notice the same amount of people complaining they are sick of hearing the same slights against that.
I'm just waiting to buy one after the ps4 is released. Hope sony will do a ps4/vita bundle! looking forward to proper remote play aswel.
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1. No key game Gravity Rush and Soul Sacrifice 2. The unique features don’t add to overall gaming enjoyment. Touch screen in Thomas Was Alone would like to chat with you.
here i thought uncharted golden abyss and assassins creed liberation are key games too
"The unique features don’t add to overall gaming enjoyment." but LBP vita has the good implementations of "unique features your looking for oni-chan. even IGN chose it over P4G as GOTY...
The author is clueless " the unique features don't add to overall gaming enjoyment." He bashes the vita but yet he doesn't realize that the 3ds doesn't even offer what the vita offer besides glassless 3d. Oh yeah 3ds lack an analog stick that should be standard now. How article like this keep popping up is beyond me.
i dont think he is clueless.. he just only wants to hate and misinform people.... that is what i think of him... funny thing is the vita has all the qualities of a handheld gamers dream... -bright oled 5 inch screen -dual analog stick ( which the 3ds and smartphones lack) -multi touch capacitive screen -gyro sensors -and a multimedia device -and a wide VARIETY of games that cater to different types of gamers, from fighting to fps to open-world to platformers to puzzles to action and many more ^_^ i think everyone who runs a gaming site should know this in the 1st place... he just want to downplay the vita thats all
@sherimae2413 What I failed to explain why I think he is clueless is because it doesn't seem the author even given these vita game a chance. How can you criticize something if you have never used or played the vita? It's like doing a movie review without watching a the damn movie. If he had bought the vita, tried it and criticize it, and then come up with the list then I would been fine. Buy or borrow the vita, try it, if you don't like it, sell it or give it back.
meh! I use my PS Vita every single day
Some games just lend themselves better on a portable system. I've been playing Guacamelee on my Vita more than my Ps3 cause its such a pick up and go game. But yeah Vita has some great games... They just might not be for everyone. Love Gravity Rush, LBPV and the Soul Sacrifice demo blew my mind.
And then we'll see another set of Vita games in race for GOTY like last year lol
Which games was it?
Persona 4 The Golden, Gravity Rush, Little Big Planet Vita. Zero Escape, Wipeout, Uncharted, Unit 13, Super Stardust, Sound Shapes, New Little King's Story, Hot Shots Golf, Escape Plan, and Assassin's Creed were all also well-received, among others. Soul Sacrifice, Dragon's Crown, Muramasa, Ys, Killzone, Tearaway, and others look good for this year, and I'm sure more will be announced at E3. Honestly, the people who think the Vita has poor software support- either in quantity OR quality- are, simply, not even bothering to look.
If it took longer than 10 seconds to think up that headline then I'll give up on humankind ever regaining some kind of intelligence.
Ragnarok Odyssey gets overlooked a bit also. I wasn't sure at first but it gets its hooks in and i'm totally addicted now.
The only people who don't like the vita are those who haven't tried it; its by far the best handheld I have ever used. It only needs more third party support and less reliance on ports.
I really like my vita. It's the first handheld I've ever really enjoyed since game boy advance.
good for ya Chris have fun watching that good old paint on the wall lmao.
I counter this article with reasons why I bought the ps vita. Console quality games on the go, cheaper vita versions, finally owning a device of the future, tons of great varied vita games, great OLED screen for watching HD videos, future remote play with PS4, cross buy deals and probably the best handheld for me since the gameboy advanced.
Well its his loss, the majority of people with a vita love it. Already some great titles exist and I'm sure more will come.
Last gen I owned both a DS and PSP. I had tons of fun with both handhelds but I liked the PSP more due to the fantastic screen and the types of games that it had. Fast forward to today and I only own a Vita because the 3DS seems like a cheaply designed handheld to me also the only game that I wanted was Revelations which is coming to the PS3. I had my Vita since launch and I'm extremely Happy with it. But the issue that I have with it are the memory cards. I usually buy everything digital because I hate carrying multiple cartridges around. But 32gb fills up extremely fast and I really don't want to buy another stick because the price is to high. What I want to see from Sony are bigger memory cards at a cheaper price point. Motorola RAZR i
I agree completely and ive had my vita since last summer. I think you should check out the 3ds xl tho because i got it the other day and it is awesome and does not feel as cheaply made as the first iteration. Overall i have a lot more fun with my handhelds rather than consoles probably because there are more unique games, which is great since they are cheaper:)
Sony should have a game that will use the controller(obviously) with its new touchpad with the option to use the Vita touchscreen for use in a game at the same time. Make it as an option and it might catch on and third party deveolopers might want to try that.
there are some nice games on Vita. I am using mine very often
I see Quite a number of Gamer's with this Attitude about other platforms they have less interest drive to purchase a platform, trying to please this Gamer is not something a company is going to keep trying to do if it still net's them a zero sale. Even with changes you ask, It just mean's no matter what the company would do , you will still find an Excuse not to purchase said product in the first place unless the company is pretty much giving the entire system away, unless you get it for free OR YOU ARE GETTING WAY ABOVE BOARD WHAT ANYONE ELSE IS OFFERING for the same value. or the console generation is almost over with and you get every thing on sale in the first place. THIS LAST Statement pretty much sum's it up for Chris "Hey, Sony. Lower the price of your console. Make some decent games. Make them exclusive. Stop pushing the stupid touch-screen features, or make them non-stupid (a feat which no-one has yet accomplished). Learn from Nintendo. Do all this for the inevitable re-launch of the Vita as the Vita Slim or whatever you’re going to call it. Do all this, or face the very real possibility of having to bow out of the handheld console market altogether. Do all this, or don’t, but don’t expect me (or thousands of others) to buy your console unless you do." please note this claim: "Do all this, or face the very real possibility of having to bow out of the handheld console market altogether." Really, Sony sell over 10 million xperia smartphones a sales Quarter with playstation Mobile included platform on those devices, and you really think Sony is going to be leaving the handheld console market altogether? Have you been paying close attention, there is only two real heavy hitter's in the dedicated Mobile game handheld market, that is Nintendo and Sony. MAKE AN ARGUMENT WITH OUT BRINGING IN SMARTPHONE'S AS A NEGATIVE AGAINST THE PSVita like the Iphone, or Samsung and not have it as also a negative against the Nintendo handhelds also, do not try to say its a Negative for Sony's Handheld only because it's not. There is Only two main companies that make gaming Handhelds with number's of Million of systems's sold a year and that is Nintendo and Sony only. So the fact that Sony is in 2nd place means that Sony is not going to be packing it up, no matter how many Nintendo sale of their great handheld game system. Sony's not going to let this part of the market go without Nintendo haveing atleast one other company making a viable choice in the market except for Nintendo Only game handheld's. if you bring in Apple or Samsung or another smartphone vendor than Sony make smartphone's also, and currently sell over 10 million a sales Quarter. and if you do than that 19 Million 3DS system sales total for the year does not sound so impressive anymore now does it? So what was his point Again? Change your Platform by this much ..and Maybe just Maybe i will buy your system. Wow you may after all that decide to buy a system you have the least amount of interest in the first place to buy. You may buy it even with the changes you ask for...wow where do we start the changes to count on your purchase..lol
Evening all, My name's Chris and I'm the author of this apparently quite controversial article. Let me first say that my opinions are my own and do not represent the views of Zero1Gaming as a whole; I dare say there are a number of our writers who love touch-screen gaming and the Vita. I can see that a lot of you are PlayStation fans. What I don't think came across very well is that so am I. This piece was borne of frustration that the Vita doesn't meet my own, very specific set of criteria for an awesome handheld. Right now, for me, the Vita isn't something I'm interested in buying. I'll address some of the points made above, because I'm genuinely surprised that anyone cared enough about what I wrote to get angry at it. :) - beakeroo1: "Nobody cares why some heejit isn't buying a Vita." -- It seems like a few people care; at least enough of them care that my opinions don't gel with their own. - jwk94: Regarding the two "key" games and the one which demonstrated touch-screen excellence, I would disagree on all fronts. This isn't because I don't think some people would find them excellent (and thus would meet the criteria for "key" game or touch-screen done properly), but because I don't personally like them. - kayoss & sherimae2413: I've been accused of being dense before, but never clueless. :) I'm not set out to mis-inform or "hate" on any console. Believe me when I say that I want to love the Vita as much as I now love my PS3, but the fact remains that I didn't buy a PS3 until it became an attractive option for me. Right now, the combination of features, games lineup and price just don't cut it. - gigoran: I thought of it in the shower. It's terrible, I know. It is a pune, or a play on words. Bonus points to whomever gets that reference. :) - r21: Those are some really good counter-points. Right now, the only thing I have for watching HD video is my HTC One X, which does its job well. The quality of graphics can't be denied, and I'm hopeful that the future connectivity with the PS4 is something that will cause me to warm to the Vita somewhat. - joeorc: Ah, but are smartphones really handheld consoles? I agree that the lines are blurring, but it remains true that Sony have struggled with the Vita to an extent that Nintendo haven't done. I mean, once they sorted out the whole 3DS price thing. With nVidia bringing out their offering and Xbox Smartglass on the horizon, there's going to be plenty of competition very soon. You may be right that Sony will rely more on mobile devices, but at what point do you stop calling a console a console? Thank you for all your responses and I hope this reply helps to clear a few things up. Happy gaming.
based on your list.... you are not the target market, so move on.
"- joeorc: Ah, but are smartphones really handheld consoles? I agree that the lines are blurring, but it remains true that Sony have struggled with the Vita to an extent that Nintendo haven't done. I mean, once they sorted out the whole 3DS price thing. With nVidia bringing out their offering and Xbox Smartglass on the horizon, there's going to be plenty of competition very soon. You may be right that Sony will rely more on mobile devices, but at what point do you stop calling a console a console? " I see what you posted, but once again you are missing the big picture. you asked if smartphone's are really console's? that's like asking if PC's are really console's! The fact that smartphones contain advanced enough Dedicated on board chip GPU's with enough dedicated GPU ram, that just like the PDA are Smartphones really a PDA? that question was already asked and we seen what happened to the dedicated PDA! is the dedicated PDA gone? No is it the main Handheld device for being a personal data assistant now in the market? not for the main market its not the smartphone has taken it's place pretty much. than you state this: "With nVidia bringing out their offering and Xbox Smartglass on the horizon, there's going to be plenty of competition very soon." that goes for Nintendo just as much as it would go for Sony, with further Market splits. do you really think that Sony does not see this part of the market and the changes that are taking place? Remember Sony had the 1st Hand experience with making PDA's and Tablets well before Nintendo made gaming Handhelds and they also Know what the smartdevice has done to this market. Microsoft had over 60% of all smartdevices branded with Windows CE, and now in under a decade that is no longer the case, they are less than 3% world wide now, apple, Google's Android now contain the Lion's share of The Mobile Market for software made for the Platforms Mobile OS. With Sony offering the smartphone USB game pad support , and with other companies making game pad's like the MOGA what makes the smartphone less viable as a game platform? when even a game pad like the PS3's or xbox360 game pad can connect to your smartphone..the game's right? well Sony creates the Playstation Mobile platform to offer better quality games that can take advantage of Game pad support. and the PSVita already has a built in Game pad.
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