GameSpot - Danny explores the uneasy history of PlayStation portables, and wonders if now is the perfect time to get a VITA.
I absolutely recommend the Vita to gamers. If you are hardcore or casual, there is something here for you. The fact that it will work with the PS4 is an even bigger incentive. I have been playing my Vita even more than my home consoles recently, and that never happens. Killzone Mercenary beta was awesome, already have it preordered and am super psyched for it.
Got KZ Merc yesterday. Your wait is not in vain, it's the portable fps I've always wanted!
Curious to know what the single player is like?
there no denying that the Vita hasn't been flying off the shelves. However, with the PS4 and the Vita playing so nicely together and the price drop, I predict that there will be a significant uptick in sales of Sony's handheld. I, myself, am now considering buying one.
Yes, with Killzone Mercenary and Uncharted Golden Abyss, you should buy a Vita.
I'm not hyping myself up for it too badly. I want to go into KillZone Mercenary fresh. :D
My Vita experience has been a rocky ride. When I first picked it up I was underwhelmed simply due to a lack of games/features that interested me. Over time however the release of content I find interesting plus the support for a large chunk of the PS1/PSP games library has given me massive amount of choice and console quality experiences in my pocket. I can now safely say after owning the device for around a year that I have no regrets in the purchase and would highly recommend it to anyone, especially those getting a PS4.
His review in the end point for how shitty gaming journalist are.So he changed his mind on Vita and stopped bashing it after BUYING one!!!!srsly?
Story of the PS Vita ;)
I have one at first it was meh, but now slowly better contents are coming out. The interface could use a make over. I do wish they would do more with Near because right not its useless. But now with the PS4 it might get a whole lot better :-)
You said it brother!
I ordered one earlier today, it should come tomorrow. £169.99 3G version from Game with KZ merc, think thats a pretty good deal. Also ordered an 8gb card. Will be getting uncharted and gravity rush straight away too for free as a ps+ subscriber. What other games do you recommend?
It really depends on if you like the Library or not.
make sure you bring earphones if youre going to the library with it ;)
Did you just..
haha im sorry. im a pretty immature individual XD
Haha, no problem. Cheesy jokes are fine once in a while :)
i already set on the vita.... when a red one actually releases that is lol
http://www.slickwraps.com/P... Not completely red, but if you search around the net I'm sure you'll be able to find the right skin for you.
looks nice but i need one soaked in it, if you get what im saying lol
I agree. I have one already.. Launch 3G/Wifi but I want me the yellow one. Oh so bad.. That color just looks right!
Soul sacrifice ps vita is all red
Damn I want, any ideas if the UK will ever be getting a bundle like this? :(
If you go on Amazon, they have red Vitas for sale from Japan at a reasonable price, the cheapest one I found was $239.22 with free shipping. Never mind the disclaimer stating that it only plays Japanese games, its completely region free and will work just fine once you set your language. Here's the link if interested. http://www.amazon.com/gp/of...
i want one but don't have the money to regularrly buy games for it
Which is where PS Plus comes in ;)
My 32GB Vita memory card is stuffed with games from PS+, only games I bought are Persona 4 and Valkyria Chronicles 2 lol
@SilPho I agree 50$ for 1 year and you'll have free games and discounts that also includes ps3 games!! if your short on money try investing on ps plus trust me its worth it,
yes, I bought a CoD Vita bundle during last years Black Friday and still to this day have not bought a single Vita title because of Plus. I feel kinda guilty. I have a 32GB card and it is almost full because of all the content from Plus. Buy a Vita, get a Plus subscription and you will have games to play for awhile. Definitely enough time to save for a new Vita game of your choosing. Sony adding Vita to Plus is what actually got me to get a Vita in the first place, and I love it!!
PS+ is just incredible, it's in fact one of the main reasons why the PS4 was a no-brainer for me from the day it was announced. And the quality of PS+ releases on PSV is the same as on PS3.
It depends. Some may prefer 3ds over vita. Others may prefer vita over 3ds. It's very much subjective. For me, it's vita.
Yeah , i feel that if you like handheld jrpgs , you are forced to get both anyway
Yes because its worth every penny and more games are coming,:) I own a Vita and a 3DS I love both and I have to say I highly recommend getting Ps vita if you want a console experience on the go,
I love playing PS1 & PSP games on my Vita. I know you can already do that with your PSP but with the Vita you can customise more things and you have a second stick which makes games like Tomb Raider a lot easier to play. Also the games look great on the Vita's screen. Then there's all of the indie games like Hotline Miami and gaucamelee which are awesome by the way. Plus you have all of the Vita games like Gravity Rush, Uncharted, Persona, LBP, Killzone etc etc. Oh and the apps like facebook, youtube and emails are pretty cool too.
Get Dragon's Crown for the Vita. It is the greatest side scrolling fighter ever. End of line.
i live in the UK so have to wait till October :'(
Lol I haven't played Dragon's crown yet, but Muramasa ( from the same dev ) is gorgeous.
Muramasa isnt released at all in the uk! DX
"Muramasa isnt released at all in the uk! DX " I live in the Netherlands and it hasn't been released here either, but I got a really great deal on the collectors edition. It is awesome.
I am really satisfied with my Vita. Just wish I had more occasions to play on the go. I'm playing more at home recently, otherwise the backlog is only getting more and more overwhelming
Borderlands on vita will be amazing :)
How much money Sony pay you Failspot? I'll wait when they announce a Blue Vita
Damn , forgot my Vita charger cable at home today.
I haven't bought one yet. It's only £155 on ShopTo, quite cheap really. My LE 3DS cost about £180 when I got it in June, so £155 for a powerful handheld is a bargain. I might wait a bit longer though. Next gen is on it's way, I want to get an X1 later this year. Just too much to spend on so many different devices.
Yes especially if you have PS+ I just wish they had PS2 download already I would love to play some PS2 games on the go.
Red Faction on the go... One can dream.
yes its awesome got mine the other day and enjoying it.
if you like handheld gaming, graphics and playstation, then YES! buy a vita! I did and its awesome.
it really amazes me how much power such a small device can have. I also thought before getting it that the size of it wouldnt feel right playing home console style games on but i was totally wrong. you can get immersed in a vita title just like any other console title!
VITA = VERY UNDERRATED! If you don't have one , get it today. Its totally worth it and even more so if you have it with a PS+ account!
The UI is probably the best UI ever apart from maybe the PS3s...
I picked one up last week with the price drop. I got the bundle with Unit 13, one year ps plus, and the 4 gb card for $199. Love everything about it except I cannot fit the games on the memory card and the larger ones are so expensive. So I downloaded all the free ps plus vita games to my ps3 and will use the transfer tool to swap on the memory card. Is that what most users do who cannot affort more expensive cards yet?
My suggestion is to take all the money you save from not having to buy games because of PS+ and buy a bigger card. I had an 8gb and that soon proved to be too small, so I sucked it up and bought the 32gb. It really does make a big difference.
Anytime a Vita game comes to Plus I click download in the PSN store, but don't always fully download it. Once you click download, that game will go to your download list. After it is in your download list, it will stay there forever. You can then just download the game when you have space without having to keep it stored on your PS3. I don't know if that helps you, but it will guarantee you will get the game in your download list even if you don't have room on your Vita or PS3.
From someone who bought his at launch, just buy one. If you love games, buy one. And, you can Skype with it and not have to pay for Xbox Live Gold.
Absolutely and being able to play PS4 games on it will be like a dream come true.
YES my ps+ sub demands it
If I may speak for myself, I bought PS Vita almost a year ago, along with PS+ and never regretted since. Though I certainly wish the mem cards were cheaper, but thats certainly not something I'd count as a negative aspect of vita.
A classy machine like this deserves a hard drive. Vita + PS plus equals more games and even more space. When memory cards cost more than the actual games consumers should be a little weary. Instead of making useless 4g cards, they should have put that 4gs at least on the vita hard drive.
i just bought a vita last week ^_^
Yes, it is the best handheld gaming gadget ever made and with lots of games to choose from. I´ve just played the Rayman Legends demo, it absolutely fun and gorgeous, also getting Killzone any day soon.
PlayStation plus is the greatest gift to gamers ever. with that being said I have a 32 gb, 16 gb and 4 gb cards and I'm still running out of space. Is 128 gb too much to ask for
Cannot wait to get me a vita :)
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