The Vita is one sexy machine

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#1 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

How can you not like the Vita? Beautiful hardware, a ton of games (Vita, PSP, PS1), touch controls, twin sticks, online functionality, cross play, remote play, PS Now. Just get one already!

#2 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (16141 posts) -

The hardware of the Sony handhelds have always looked good with good build quality to match. I still love the build quality of my old PSP 1000.

#3 Posted by kingjazziephiz (2427 posts) -

I can't use Psn now outside my house so the last point is irrelevant.

#4 Posted by Ghost120x (3896 posts) -

Inb4 for the typical "no games" statement.

#5 Edited by freedomfreak (40611 posts) -

You're making me not wanna get one.

#6 Edited by _Matt_ (8911 posts) -

The PS Vita is severely underrated here. Absolutely beautiful screen and hardware, and has some pretty sweet games too.

#7 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

@kingjazziephiz said:

I can't use Psn now outside my house so the last point is irrelevant.

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#8 Posted by charizard1605 (57725 posts) -

It is probably the best made gaming hardware (consoles, handhelds, whatever) of all time.

#9 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34149 posts) -

It is a nice handheld and likely does have some quality titles. Never really felt inclined to buy one due to the absurd memory card prices and the fact that I am more concerned with buying a PS4 than I am Vita.

#10 Edited by helwa1988 (2098 posts) -

Vita is sexy. But those ridiculous memory cards and lack of exclusives is a turn off. I wish sony would put more effort into the vita. I know they are focused on ps4 now but it would nice if they gave vita some attention.

#11 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

It's a solid little device but it really doens't have the support it needs. The most fun I've gotten out of it are ports from other systems

#12 Posted by misterpmedia (3387 posts) -

Getting mine in March hopefully. Hoping there's also some OLED machines left as apparently the OLED is worth every penny to avoid getting one of the new ones with the LCD screens. Given that the new batch are flowing in hopefully OLEDs will be seen as inferior models and price cut accordingly.

#13 Posted by Zassimick (6549 posts) -

@helwa1988 said:

... those ridiculous memory cards and lack of exclusives is a turn off. ...

I really enjoy my Vita, but I agree with these two points.

Oh well, I have quite the backlog on the thing to work through so I haven't really needed to purchase extra memory cards or new (exclusive) games.

#14 Posted by lostrib (37007 posts) -

Cost of the system and proprietary memory cards. Lack of a compelling game library. It's a handheld...

I mean I don't dislike it, but it doesn't get me all excited

#15 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16612 posts) -

@jun_aka_pekto said:

The hardware of the Sony handhelds have always looked good with good build quality to match. I still love the build quality of my old PSP 1000.

Same here, and the Vita 1000 looks a lot like the PSP 1000 does. They both have this grey line across the device.

#16 Posted by cainetao11 (17593 posts) -

Isn't it though? Ive had a vita since launch, and love it. Got a good stable of games, psp ones, its a great handheld.

#17 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Cost of the system and proprietary memory cards. Lack of a compelling game library. It's a handheld...

I mean I don't dislike it, but it doesn't get me all excited

I don't mind that it's a handheld, but all the other points made definitely.

#18 Posted by anab0lic (273 posts) -

Absolutely love my vita... has a much better lineup of games than the 3ds in 2014 too imo.

#19 Posted by Boggle_Dragon (111 posts) -

I got the Vita with the Killzone Mercanary bundle and its a superb piece of hardware. I find it hard to put down most of the time!

My only gripes with it are also the memory cards and the fact that you can only have one profile per card. Seems unnecessary and switching them out and having to format the system can be a pain in the ass. Still though id highly recommend it too anyone thinking of getting one. Some great games and remote play is brilliant.

#20 Edited by Crossel777 (5595 posts) -

It needs way more exclusive IPs for me to be buy one. I'm tired of seeing all these shared games with the PS3 and Sony advertising remote play all the time. That's not going to make me buy one.

#21 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Not enough games that I want, overpriced system, and overpriced memory cards. That's all the reason I need to avoid it at this time.

#22 Posted by Bigboi500 (29934 posts) -

My Vita is waking from hibernation with non-port JRPGs finally available for the system.

#23 Edited by mrintro (1354 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Not enough games that I want, overpriced system, and overpriced memory cards. That's all the reason I need to avoid it at this time.

You can get a 16gb memory card for $30 - how is that overpriced? And $199.99 for the Vita is pretty fair. I would've agreed with you like a year ago, but now I think it's alright.

#24 Posted by charizard1605 (57725 posts) -

@mrintro said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Not enough games that I want, overpriced system, and overpriced memory cards. That's all the reason I need to avoid it at this time.

You can get a 16gb memory card for $30 - how is that overpriced? And $199.99 for the Vita is pretty fair. I would've agreed with you like a year ago, but now I think it's alright.

Dude, that is stupidly overpriced, especially compared to SD card prices for equivalent memory.

I mean, I love my Vita. but don't act like the Memory Cards aren't a glorified scam

#25 Edited by mrintro (1354 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@mrintro said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Not enough games that I want, overpriced system, and overpriced memory cards. That's all the reason I need to avoid it at this time.

You can get a 16gb memory card for $30 - how is that overpriced? And $199.99 for the Vita is pretty fair. I would've agreed with you like a year ago, but now I think it's alright.

Dude, that is stupidly overpriced, especially compared to SD card prices for equivalent memory.

I mean, I love my Vita. but don't act like the Memory Cards aren't a glorified scam

Maybe it's because I remember when memory cards (in general) were MUCH more expensive. I will say the price of the 32gb is horrible.

#26 Edited by XboxDone74 (2047 posts) -

The haters are those who can't afford such t&a quality...thus copious amounts of jelly ensue.

#27 Edited by I_can_haz (6551 posts) -

I like the Vita, my main problem with it are those damn expensive memory cards. I'm not buying it until they lower the price on those things.

#28 Posted by millerlight89 (18545 posts) -

@mrintro: 16 gb for 30 is a rip off. I dont have a vita because I find handheld consoles lacking. Im not going to use it when I go out, and when at home I have psŕ an 3, xbone, 360, wiiu and pc to play. I dont see the point. Besides, most of its best games are ports.

#29 Posted by CleanPlayer (9811 posts) -

it really is an amazing handheld. PS plus is amazing, but I think the memory card prices still turn consumers off so much

#30 Posted by Ballroompirate (22915 posts) -

Honestly the only reason to have a Vita is for Person 4 Golden, Soul Sacrifice and MH4, other than that it's a meh HH that needs some fraking games.

#31 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@mrintro said:

@charizard1605 said:

@mrintro said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Not enough games that I want, overpriced system, and overpriced memory cards. That's all the reason I need to avoid it at this time.

You can get a 16gb memory card for $30 - how is that overpriced? And $199.99 for the Vita is pretty fair. I would've agreed with you like a year ago, but now I think it's alright.

Dude, that is stupidly overpriced, especially compared to SD card prices for equivalent memory.

I mean, I love my Vita. but don't act like the Memory Cards aren't a glorified scam

Maybe it's because I remember when memory cards (in general) were MUCH more expensive. I will say the price of the 32gb is horrible.

And 32GB is what I would want if I was to get a Vita. The games through PS+ alone would fill up anything smaller, then there is anything I actually buy off PSN. And I would buy a lot off PSN. Got a lot of PSP games I wish to play.

#32 Edited by ohgeez (910 posts) -

This is the main reason I hesitated to pick one up. Ended up getting one for christmas and I've been thoroughly impressed since I've got it. It came with 4 games and playstation plus has made it so I haven't had to purchase a single game since picking it up (outside of killzone mercenaries which I got on sale). On top of that, some of my games on the ps3 transferred over to the vita

Picked up a 32gb memory card on sale for $50 dollars which has plenty of space. So... including the cost of the memory card, ps+ and killzone, I have 19 vita games to play for $120 and will continue to get free games over the next year. Its been well worth the money I spent on it, honestly.

@I_can_haz said:

I like the Vita, my main problem with it are those damn expensive memory cards. I'm not buying it until they lower the price on those things.

#33 Posted by GhoX (5009 posts) -

All looks, no games. Vita is a bimbo.

#34 Edited by yokofox33 (29686 posts) -

It is quite fantastic, and I enjoy it very much.

I still enjoy my 3DS more though.

#35 Edited by ninjapirate2000 (3032 posts) -

Vita redefines the word PORTable.

I was going to pick one up but saw that it only sold 25k in NA last month. I just don't see a lot of support for it in NA in the future. It's probably gonna get a whole lot of indie ports which isn't a bad thing but I can play those on other systems.

#36 Posted by TrappedInABox91 (665 posts) -

It is a good looking handheld, and feels quite goods in the hands. Its too bad theres no reason to ever hang on to it though.

Some people defend the thing like warriors, but theres many reasons why its not selling. Can't tell me otherwise.

#37 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

@TrappedInABox91 said:

It is a good looking handheld, and feels quite goods in the hands. Its too bad theres no reason to ever hang on to it though.

Some people defend the thing like warriors, but theres many reasons why its not selling. Can't tell me otherwise.

Have YOU actually played the system? have YOU tried out the games?

#38 Posted by TrappedInABox91 (665 posts) -

I have played the Vita before, but none of the games gave me reason to acually buy. Pkus the memory card price foolishness

#39 Posted by kingjazziephiz (2427 posts) -

@mrintro: *playstation now. Typos are great

#40 Posted by MightBeBlabadon (9 posts) -

This is weird

#41 Posted by playmynutz (5983 posts) -

PS vita is a system to be reckoned with. Soul sacrifice is still an amazing game. I may buy dragon ball z soon

#42 Edited by KBFloYd (13672 posts) -

@mightbeblabadon said:

This is weird

oh god... you're persistant lol

#43 Posted by Blabadonn (10 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

@mightbeblabadon said:

This is weird

oh god... you're persistant lol

Hmm?

#44 Edited by anab0lic (273 posts) -

@ninjapirate2000 said:

Vita redefines the word PORTable.

I was going to pick one up but saw that it only sold 25k in NA last month. I just don't see a lot of support for it in NA in the future. It's probably gonna get a whole lot of indie ports which isn't a bad thing but I can play those on other systems.

True, but the thing is those ports are often the definitive version of the game.... games like Hotline miami for example play and look (due to the sharpness of it being on a smaller screen + OLED) soooo much better on the vita.

Im not sure if people realize how good it is at just being a general media device too, for general web browsing, youtube and whatever else. I do wish it had a twitch app though.

I see it more as a luxery device really, i mean i could play most of my favourite stuff i have on it elsewhere... like say final fantasy 9 or a lot of the indie games, but those type of games wont as good on my tv or blown up on my pc monitor. I love being able to just lay in bed or wherever or be able to take these games to friends houses or on holiday and play them there too...

#45 Edited by mrintro (1354 posts) -

@blabadonn said:

@KBFloYd said:

@mightbeblabadon said:

This is weird

oh god... you're persistant lol

Hmm?

come on, learn how to properly ban-dodge!

#46 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25696 posts) -

Got a 64GB Mem card recently. Will need a 128GB card before long. Lé sigh, first world dilemmas.

#47 Posted by LustForSoul (5885 posts) -

The Vita has games, but it can't be compared to the PSP.

#48 Posted by mrintro (1354 posts) -

@LustForSoul said:

The Vita has games, but it can't be compared to the PSP.

PSP games play even better on the Vita's beautiful 5 inch OLED screen

#49 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42896 posts) -

I don't have time to play handhelds, and I already own a 3DS which collects dust as is right now.

#50 Posted by GreySeal9 (24317 posts) -

@GhoX said:

All looks, no games. Vita is a bimbo.

lol

TC, I hope you're getting paid for always trying to shove the Vita down everyone's throats.