Want a Vita, but my brain keeps holding me back.

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#1 Posted by Mrmedia01 (1917 posts) -

I love Sony games,

I want a Vita bad, but I look at games catalog and I feel like there is not enough yet and I look at the price of the 32GB memory card and I think they are crazy to sell it for that much.

Anyways, was wondering if PSN PS2 or PS1 games play on Vita?

Also do you think Vita will survive and get much more thrid party support?

Fair to say Gravity Rush, Uncharted:GO, Persona 4 Golden are the best exclusive games on Vita?

 

Anyways someone give me some advice, should I wait or buy one now? Is there a lot of great games coming out in the future or does it look bleak? Think it will end up failing?

 

EDIT: Could not wait just bought a Vita on Ebay for 154.99 in pretine condition. So I am now a Vita Owner.

#2 Posted by Jaysonguy (37890 posts) -

Vita is failing, price drop was announced for Japan.

Sony overall is failing to keep above water, their handheld gaming is doing poorly.

I don't see why you'd want to spend more now and get a higher priced item with inadequate support rather then wait a few months for the price drop to be global and then see if more support develops.

#3 Posted by osan0 (12917 posts) -
if your not confident then wait till E3. if sony dont give out much info for vita games then well...nuff said. the upside is there is a years worth of gaming to catch up on. i can also confirm that it will play PS1 games on PSN (just stopped playing FF9 on mine). im pretty sure it also plays PSP games but i can't vouch for PS2. i have gravity rush, little big planet and dynasty warriors next. gravity rush is a mandatory purchase if you get a vita. dynasty warriors is a solid leave your brain at the door action game. from what i know of the series if you have played one of them then you have played them all. next is my first DW game though so i can now tick that box :P. little big planet is also excellent on the vita...it really feels at home on the platform. im also planning to pick up everybodys golf and wipeout 2048 at some stage. i bought mine last week. got gravity rush, little big planet, a vita and a 16GB memory card for 340 euro. i am quite happy with it myself and i have many games to catch up on. i do admit that the future release schedule aint looking to hot at the moment though. outside of soul sacrefice i aint seeing much for the vita itself at the moment.
#4 Posted by Videodogg (12604 posts) -

Vita is failing, price drop was announced for Japan.

Sony overall is failing to keep above water, their handheld gaming is doing poorly.

I don't see why you'd want to spend more now and get a higher priced item with inadequate support rather then wait a few months for the price drop to be global and then see if more support develops.

Jaysonguy

Dont listen to this guy....geez. The memory cards are too expensive, yeah. Big deal and suck it up. Once that is out of the way you have plenty of great games to play on a wonderful handheld system. Join PS + and you have a instant game library for cheap. Plenty of games out now like Sly Cooper, Persona 4 Golden, Uncharted, Sound Shapes, Little Big Planet Vita, Escape Plan, Wipeout 2048, Street Fighter X Tekken, Marvel vs Capcom, Mortal Kombat, Rayman origins, Lumines, Dokuro, Motorstorm RC, Super Stardust Delta, Hustle Kings, Playstation All-Stars and many coming soon....Soul Sacrifice, MLB The Show 13, Murramasa, Dead or Alive 5, KIllzone and others later in the year...

#5 Posted by gamenerd15 (4470 posts) -

There are enough games out for Vita to warrant a purchase.  If you are not interested in enough of them, then the system might not be for you. 

You have games like

Uncharted

Lumines

Unit 13

Escape Plan

Mutant Blobs Attack

Gravity Rush

Hot Shots Golf

Little Big Planet

Wipeout

Sly Cooper

Persona 4

Dokoro

coming soon

Killzone

Tearaway

Dragon's Crown

Warriors Lair

Studio Bend Project 2

Soul Sacrifice

Phantasy Star Online 2

 

The Vita will probably be similar to PSP.  It will always be said to have no games, but in reality, there will be plenty of software.  The system will not get games everyday like the DS. 

#6 Posted by JustPlainLucas (74757 posts) -
There's certainly enough games out for it now, but you might want to wait until E3 and see if a price drop is announced.
#7 Posted by Mrmedia01 (1917 posts) -

There's certainly enough games out for it now, but you might want to wait until E3 and see if a price drop is announced. JustPlainLucas

 

Yeah seems I will do that. I just want to make sure they will support with new games for the next 2 years, if it looks hot at E3 with some new amazing games I will be up for buying one. It seems wise for me to wait because might have better bundle deals and they will probably drop the price on the 32GB Memory card.

#8 Posted by Buggy76 (1 posts) -

I got a Vita about a month ago and I'am loving it.

#9 Posted by foxfacer2d2 (570 posts) -

I should have known. Sony is losing their exlusives already

#10 Posted by gamenerd15 (4470 posts) -

I should have known. Sony is losing their exlusives already

foxfacer2d2

What has Sony lost in terms of exclusivity for the Vita?  Nothing

#11 Posted by gokuofheaven (3443 posts) -
PS+ and you're good to go. You don't need a 32gb card to play a Vita.
#12 Posted by Ovirew (6500 posts) -

Vita is failing, price drop was announced for Japan.

Sony overall is failing to keep above water, their handheld gaming is doing poorly.

I don't see why you'd want to spend more now and get a higher priced item with inadequate support rather then wait a few months for the price drop to be global and then see if more support develops.

Jaysonguy
Welcome to the Vita forums Jaysonguy! Yay, you can be our friend now! LOL.
#13 Posted by lild1425 (6757 posts) -

I've found there is plenty of games on Vita, but I play just about anything.

If you have a PS3, and have PS+ for your PS3 already, you'll save alot on a decent library.

I've liked their arcade game offerings like Sound Shapes, which buffs the library up.

In your case, I'd say to wait for a price drop in the system and memory cards.

#14 Posted by blackzio (3 posts) -
i have the same problem. If it weren't for the $100 - 32 gb, i would most likely get one. I would need a 32 gb because i'd probably only get games from psn. Sony really shot itself in the foot with that, if they went up with an sd card i'd probably get one. This raises the overall cost of the console, therefore fewer people buy it and developers aren't as interested. if they made a cheap bundle, instead of giving me freaking black ops 2, giving me a 32 gb card, i'd probably buy it. I was pretty certain to buy one until i remembered that problem. A 200 euros console becomes 280. I'm just gonna wait to see what sony makes of this, because i loved the psp, and i'm sure i would love the vita, but paying that price for a memory card just seems ridiculous to me. Now that we are on the subject, for the vita owners, how much does a regular game (like uncharted) takes on your memory stick?
#15 Posted by Granpire (2749 posts) -
That topic description made me laugh. :D
#16 Posted by Megavideogamer (5501 posts) -

You don't want a PSvita badly enough or you would have one already. $250 could get you started with a PSvita and 4GB memory card and "pack in game" of Assasins Creed Liberation, or Call of duty deClassified.

So if you are waiting for a specific game before you buy then continue waiting. Nothing anyone will say will convince you to buy a PSvita. You would be able to find something you would like to play on Vita.

Thus far I have 23 retail games which I bought. And all of the Free Downloadable games that were offer during the PSvita first year on the market. That 4GB memory card has 24mb remaining.

So if you just use the PSvita as a "Gameboy" and play videogames. Then a 4GB memory card is just fine for Game saves. And the small downloadable games offered this past year.

#17 Posted by Mrmedia01 (1917 posts) -

Decided to wait until Killzone Mercenaries comes out so I can buy that bundle (I am sure Sony will bundle it with PS Vita) and hope the 32GB goes down in price by then.

I want the 32GB because I have about 10 PSP/Vita games that I have download with Playstation plus for the past few months for free with my plus subscription, I also have Sly 4 for PS3 and Playstation All Stars, and those games are both cross buy titles so they have downloadable Vita versions. So yeah thats why I need a 32GB, to be future safe with digital games.

#18 Posted by looseyourself87 (305 posts) -
The vita is worthit. Ps1 psp games are all available. I'm currently playing persona 4 and the best thing about the vita is i can put it on standby whenever i want and then get back right to the game again whenever i want. I've enjoyed gravity rush, uncharted everything in this way and its amazing how the vita allows me to keep gaming on my busy schedule.
#19 Posted by hellotony (60 posts) -

Just got mine last week with NGS2P and LBP.

#20 Posted by ShoTTyMcNaDeS (2691 posts) -
Dont listen to the haters. The Vita is a great system and there are PLENTY of games available to warrant a purchase right now. It also looks like the PSV will have some implementation with the PS4 as well. Go buy it now!!
#21 Posted by AmnesiaHaze (5683 posts) -

i had such a phase too where i wasnt sure, but then i decided to get it and dont want to miss my vita anymore, no regrets

#22 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18415 posts) -
I think the Vita is great. Lots of awesome games to play. In fact I have so many I don't know what to play next.
#23 Posted by Mrmedia01 (1917 posts) -

hahahaha I could not wait, I saw a good deal on Ebay of it used in Prestine condition. Buy It now for $154.99, free shipping. Jumped on it.

Now I am a PS Vita Owner. Yay!!! for me.

#24 Posted by ryangcnx-2 (1300 posts) -

I remember picking up a PSP at launch and it's library of games were pretty small for a while. Then a sudden JRPG boom happened on the handheld and there were many games to play. 

I am hoping the same happens with Vita, I am hoping Namco gets there head out of their *** and bring over the two tales games on Vita in japan. 

I did just pick up a Vita with Persona 4 and I am loving it. The screen in georgous and it makes FF7 look pretty decent again. Also good to play some PSP games availiable digitally too, downloaded FF Tactics War of the Lions and it looks nice on the Vita. Expecially coming off the crap screened PSP 3000, the vita screen is a godsend. 

#25 Posted by Jaysonguy (37890 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jaysonguy"]

Vita is failing, price drop was announced for Japan.

Sony overall is failing to keep above water, their handheld gaming is doing poorly.

I don't see why you'd want to spend more now and get a higher priced item with inadequate support rather then wait a few months for the price drop to be global and then see if more support develops.

Ovirew

Welcome to the Vita forums Jaysonguy! Yay, you can be our friend now! LOL.

Thanks lol

I like the Vita but I got the deal of 170 plus Ass Creed and Battle Royale and 3 months of PS+ plus I get review copies of all the games I play on it so it's one of those things where it was the right fit for me.

Someone who doesn't get free games and doesn't need it right now? That person can wait until after E3 and see what's going on with the price and software then.

#26 Posted by Mrmedia01 (1917 posts) -

I remember picking up a PSP at launch and it's library of games were pretty small for a while. Then a sudden JRPG boom happened on the handheld and there were many games to play. 

I am hoping the same happens with Vita, I am hoping Namco gets there head out of their *** and bring over the two tales games on Vita in japan. 

I did just pick up a Vita with Persona 4 and I am loving it. The screen in georgous and it makes FF7 look pretty decent again. Also good to play some PSP games availiable digitally too, downloaded FF Tactics War of the Lions and it looks nice on the Vita. Expecially coming off the crap screened PSP 3000, the vita screen is a godsend. 

ryangcnx-2

 

Yeah I want to Play Persona 4 bad, but I probably won't have enough to buy it for a couple of weeks. They are giving away Disgaea 3 through PS+ this month, so I will be all over that. I have been downloading all the PS+ Vita promtions for the last year on my PS3 so I am going to have a load of games to play. Loved Disgaea 4 PS3 and heard Disgaea 3 Vita version is better than the PS3 version. So I have some games to play.

#27 Posted by DarthJohnova (4599 posts) -

I made a similar thread not too long ago, not because of the game catalogue but because of the price. I got a great deal on Black Friday though and got it for £150 with Need For Speed.

I honestly cannot see the argument that the Vita has a small catalogue, or poor games...it has been out a year and has had just as many if not more top games than the 3DS had at this point. It's a great piece of tech and I'm dead happy with it.

#28 Posted by GSKOH (3 posts) -
I just want a vita for Soul Sacrifice, I really like such type of game and I bought ps3 just for playing GT5. if you like games, just get vita
#29 Posted by ryangcnx-2 (1300 posts) -

[QUOTE="ryangcnx-2"]

I remember picking up a PSP at launch and it's library of games were pretty small for a while. Then a sudden JRPG boom happened on the handheld and there were many games to play. 

I am hoping the same happens with Vita, I am hoping Namco gets there head out of their *** and bring over the two tales games on Vita in japan. 

I did just pick up a Vita with Persona 4 and I am loving it. The screen in georgous and it makes FF7 look pretty decent again. Also good to play some PSP games availiable digitally too, downloaded FF Tactics War of the Lions and it looks nice on the Vita. Expecially coming off the crap screened PSP 3000, the vita screen is a godsend. 

Mrmedia01

 

Yeah I want to Play Persona 4 bad, but I probably won't have enough to buy it for a couple of weeks. They are giving away Disgaea 3 through PS+ this month, so I will be all over that. I have been downloading all the PS+ Vita promtions for the last year on my PS3 so I am going to have a load of games to play. Loved Disgaea 4 PS3 and heard Disgaea 3 Vita version is better than the PS3 version. So I have some games to play.

I was thinking of getting Disgaea 3 next too, I see it can be had for 30 bucks on amazon but i'm also tempted on Uncharted too, its only 25 right now. 

But persona 4 golden is completely worth it. I am absolutely loving it. I never played 4 for the PS2, so it's an extra treat for me as I have never experienced it before.

#30 Posted by TonyDanzaFan (2973 posts) -
IMO, Little Big Planet is the best Vita game. Better than Uncharted, Gravity Rush, and Persona 4.
#31 Posted by Bubble_Man (3095 posts) -

Wait for the price drop. One hasn't been officially announced, but it's a given.