The Handheld Gamer’s Dilemma

GameJudgment's Patrick O'Rourke Says,

The first video game console I ever owned was a clunky yellow original Gameboy. I loved that giant blob of plastic; it kept me occupied on long boring car rides and at my family’s cottage – because, who actually wants to look out the window or go outside when they can play Super Mario Land on the go.

Lately though, I’m on the fence when it comes to portable game consoles. I feel that in the eyes of many gamers, my self included, dedicated gaming handheld devices are quickly becoming pointless.

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SandWitch2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Why do you say PSVita only plays games? It plays music and movies, it has internet, cameras, chat, voice chat, social features and apps etc.

But yeah, I guess Nintendo missed a bit this time.

Beetey2712d ago

3DS is not doing as well as hoped and therefore handheld gaming is dead. WHAT?

pat_11_52712d ago

That's not at all what I'm saying. I'm just saying takers expect more out of their portable gaming consoles these days. Charging $250 for a gaming only handheld just doesn't make sense in today's market.

Beetey2712d ago

And there I am going to have to respectfully disagree with you. While it does seem like a lot, you have to remember that it is about as powerful as any other console right now. I should also point out that it is not a "gaming only handheld." Sony has loaded this thing with all types of social features, not to mention the music and video player, and the cameras. My personal opinion; vita sales are going to shock analysts who are claiming that handheld gaming is dead.

pat_11_52712d ago

That's what I say in the editorial... that The Vita seems like a step in the right direction and that gamers don't want a simple games only device like the 3DS.

Well no exactly in those rules but that's the gist of my editorial.

remanutd552712d ago

Vita where are you ????? i need you ASAP !!! my psp is not enough now that i know you are coming out soon !!!!! lol , cant wait

xhedleyx2712d ago

I'm definitely waiting for the Vita. It looks like it will be an epic machine of awesome proportions. SONY RULEZ! SCREw NIntENDO!