Sony’s latest toy is certainly sleek – but is it worth it? MyGaming gets to grips with the PS Vita and lays out the verdict.
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I own a vita and 72/100 is a slap in the face. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. They really did nothing but talk up the system in the review too, so I don't know why the crappy score. Here is their breakdown: "What the console offers is impressive – and what it promises is very appealing. But if I had the choice between a PS Vita and a PS3 – the PS3 would win hands-down. Indeed, even as I sat playing Uncharted on my couch, I couldn’t help but feel like I was robbing myself by choosing the hand-held over the big-screen, full-HD glory its bigger brother could offer me." So in other words, the reviewer is an idiot. He is basically saying why should he play uncharted on his handheld when he could on the PS3. Hey idiot, because it is a handheld. That is like bitching about a gaming laptop not being as strong as your desktop computer. Can you play your PS3 while taking a crap? Can you play it in the car? How about while waiting in line at the supermarket? Review it as a portable machine not a fricken console.
To answer your question, the review score was weighted by various categories, and the price is what brought the overall score down.
The price is just fine. 250 is where the device should be. anymore and I would be pissed and any less I would have been surprised. When Sony announced 250 would be the price, my first thought was "wow" that is exactly what I was looking for. I was surprised it wasn't more expensive (knowing Sony) When you compare it to what you can get for 250 dollars devices on the market, There is no reason at all the price should have affected the score. None whatsoever. The Author lacks common sense.
$250? Oh, I see. You're basing your opinion on limited understanding of the context in which the price-point is weighted. The *cheapest* PS Vita (console plus memory card) when converted from Rands to Dollars is $428 (R3200). Trust me, if the Vita sold for R1,860 ($250) - the score would have definitely been impacted positively. Just because the price is right for you, doesn't mean it's right for other markets - and in our gaming environment, the price is a massive factor.
Questions of things like that are usually more complicated than just Sony setting a price. If it's like Brazil- and possibly Australia- then a large part of the price is due to the government. Hell, it rarely equates to US$250 anywhere, and when you think about the fact that it costs about twice as much in Brazil, you should be counting your lucky stars. I think you've got it a little backwards: it's not that the price is wrong FOR other markets, but that the price is wrong IN other markets. If you're being charged too much, that sucks, but I doubt that's in Sony's hands.
@ Hicken Yup - I know that. What I don't get is how everyone thinks the review is bashing Sony for that - it addresses the PS Vita's position in the contextual market. To quote the review: "The PS Vita, with all its shine and pure appeal, isn’t without issues – though these issues aren’t with anything the console does or doesn’t do." Everyone expects an 'on paper' look at the system - but unfortunately it's not as simple as that. In the context of the market it's launched in, in this case, the price is an important factor - and is reflected accordingly. Though it's probably easier for people to disregard the context of the review, and simply take it in a way that best suits their own opinions - and that's fine too; welcome to the internet!
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