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Old February 21 2012, 06:09 PM   #16
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Re: So who's buying the Playstation Vita?

Sony did that already with the xperia play
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Old February 21 2012, 06:15 PM   #17
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Re: So who's buying the Playstation Vita?

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Sony did that already with the xperia play
Yeah, but that's more phone than game console, and I think that's the problem.
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Old February 21 2012, 08:42 PM   #18
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Re: So who's buying the Playstation Vita?

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I gotta be honest, in this day and age I just don't see the appeal of a handheld video game console.

My Android phone...
Better games. You're not going find games on your Android with the same quality as The Legend of Zelda, Uncharted, or Super Mario Land 3D.
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Old February 21 2012, 09:05 PM   #19
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Re: So who's buying the Playstation Vita?

To be perfectly fair, I don't actually want to play any of those games anyway.

Someone gave me a PSP for Christmas a few years ago.

I got about 30 minutes of use out of it, and it now collects dust under my bed.
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Old February 21 2012, 09:43 PM   #20
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Re: So who's buying the Playstation Vita?

Fair enough, but those games are the reason people buy a dedicated gaming handheld. Gamers want a little more than Peggle or Angry Birds.

I'm really surprised Sony didn't make the Vita a phone/gaming console. I know trying to do the jack of all trades thing with the PSP resulted in an epic failure, but the idea itself isn't bad. They did add 3G support, but a phone is a little more important I would think.
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Old February 21 2012, 10:20 PM   #21
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Re: So who's buying the Playstation Vita?

For what it's worth, I can get damn near any game I want on my Android phone, AND play it with a PS3 controller via bluetooth.

However, describing how such a thing can be done may well be against this BBS's EULA.
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Old February 23 2012, 04:56 AM   #22
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Re: So who's buying the Playstation Vita?

A guy I work with won one from Taco Bell, but he don't want it. After it arrives I am going to list it for him on ebay and we are going to split the cash.
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Old February 23 2012, 01:14 PM   #23
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My Vita arrived yesterday but I haven't played it a whole lot yet. At first, what little I played with it, it seemed like a pretty impressive product. The screen is gorgeous and it seemed very intuitive.

However I dl'd a demo for Unit 13 from the PSN store and that caused some major issues. First the demo itself wouldn't play properly as there was no sound from it, then eventually it just froze all together. I exited out, tried to restart the demo, with no luck, and then finally I tried to shut the Vita down and couldn't. Ended up having to call Sony and figuring out how to do a hard reset. It APPEARS the issue is isolated that one demo, and the customer service guy claimed to have had other calls about the demo, and it's running fine now (I completely deleted that demo).

Not a very good start for me. My advice to anyone thinking about getting a Vita. Wait a little longer, they clearly don't have everything worked out yet.
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Old February 23 2012, 01:17 PM   #24
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Re: So who's buying the Playstation Vita?

I like the look of it and I like the 3Gness of it but I don't think I'd get much use of it. My old PSP sits around collecting dust.
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Old February 23 2012, 01:37 PM   #25
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Fair enough, but those games are the reason people buy a dedicated gaming handheld. Gamers want a little more than Peggle or Angry Birds.
You've described my situation exactly. While I like Angry Birds, there are times I want more. I bought Madden for the Ipad and I personally found it impossible to control using the touchscreen interface.

And in the case of handhelds, Nintendo by and large doesn't make the kind of games I want. So that's why I went with a Vita. I really liked my PSP when I had it but became a little frustrated at hte lack of a second analog stick. Since I bitched about that for years, I almost felt obligated to get the Vita now that Sony FINALLY got it right with the controls.
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Old February 24 2012, 02:19 PM   #26
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Re: So who's buying the Playstation Vita?

After a full day of messing with it on and off I have to say I'm pretty impressed with what the hardware is capable of, such as the rear touchpad interface, the tilt sensors, etc. But the question becomes will they be able to implement these features into games in a manner that feels natural and not forced or gimmicky.

The first game I've been playing is Rayman Orgins which I guess is a port, and at times, because of screen size, it can be a bit tough to play for my old eyes. I'm eager to play a game that was built from the ground up specifically for the Vita to see how goes. I have Uncharted coming in the mail in a few days.

On a side note, a big FU to Bestbuy.com. I ordered the Vita, a 8 GB memory card, and the Uncharted game all at the same time on the same order, and what does BB do? They ship all 3 separately with different carriers. They made sure I got the Vita on 2/22 but why in the hell they didn't put the rest of the order in the same box so I could have had it all the same time is beyond me.
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Old February 29 2012, 09:10 PM   #27
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Re: So who's buying the Playstation Vita?

I`m still debating what to do about the vita,i`v had a ps2 for years now and had a psp in the past.
I`v looked online and read about it but i still can`t decide if it`s worth it.
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Old February 29 2012, 10:28 PM   #28
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Well I think I'll wait for a price drop.
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Old March 1 2012, 09:58 PM   #29
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thats a good idea,i might do that also.
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Old March 5 2012, 08:25 AM   #30
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I'd prefer a weaker system with better battery life. I could play my Neo Geo Pocket for a week and then put it in the closet. Six months later it would still have plenty of battery left. I cant even get through a plane ride with the PSP and by all accounts the 3DS and Vita are worse.

That said I did pick up a PSP in anticipation of all the awesome games it would have and feel pretty burned about that. I've had the system for like 5 years and have only like 7 games. I'll pick up a Vita once I feel sure that the library is gonna be there to make it worth it (and no Im not interested in Uncharted)
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