Is the PS Vita worth the money?

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#1 Posted by ShermheadRyder (101 posts) -

I've been saving up for a while now (not for anything specific) and I've now got a bit of spare cash, so £200-odd isn't going to blow a big hole in my bank balance. I've been intrigued by the PS Vita for a while but never really looked into it.

Anyone got one? Good value for money? Any problems with it? etc etc

Thanks in advance!

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#2 Posted by famicommander (8524 posts) -
It's not worth full price, but they're cheap as hell second hand. I got mine with four games, a case, and an 8 GB memory card for 150 dollars on Craigslist not long after the system came out. Paying full retail seems like a sucker's bet at this point in time. The price has got to come down before too long, or retailers will just stop selling it. I know at my store nobody has bought a Vita since an employee got one on launch day.
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#3 Posted by muffin200 (733 posts) -

 

You say £'s instead of $'s so I'm guessing you are English.

 

I've been looking around for a VITA to buy shortly and oddly Game is the best deal I've found.

 

£170 with LBP, Wipeout and 8 small games, a 8GB Memoy card and the instore deal has a month of free PSN+ with it (Uncharted and Gravity Rush are the Vita games at the moment from PSN+).

 

http://www.game.co.uk/en/playstation-vita-wifi-only-with-8gb-memory-card-and-kids-mega-10-game-pack-233789?pageSize=20&categoryIdentifier=151637

 

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#4 Posted by Geminon (1177 posts) -

yes and no.... in terms of hardware and potential... YES, definitely. in terms of actual value and games, no, not even close. it has a solid 8 or 9 games currently that are must plays for the system. after you get through those, there is nothing really to look forward to.

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#5 Posted by Diablo-B (4063 posts) -

Im personally more then satisfied with my purchase. I have a large library of games so far and between now and October there are about 5 more games I have my eyes on. I also can't tell you how thankful I was during the 4th of july, with my family with nothing to do, to have my Vita to watch a bunch of videos on. I must have watched 7 episodes of Breaking Bad that day in full HD. The only criticism I have for it is that the 3DS has more games out for it but its also been out longer then the Vita.

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#6 Posted by GlitchOnMyLevel (136 posts) -
I sold mine awhile back. The only reason I would buy another one would be for the ps4 games.
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#7 Posted by lilnazar (1923 posts) -

Depends if you find the games interesting enough. Do some research if you think the current library will satisfy you. If you think it will, then go ahead and buy it.

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#8 Posted by Ghost120x (5269 posts) -
I love mine. Just look up some of the games and if you like what you see then go for it. I recommend rayman origins, uncharted, gravity rush and ultimate marvel vs Capcom 3.
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#9 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (9105 posts) -
It depends on what kind of games you like. There are plenty of good games for the Vita but the library isn't huge so some genres are lacking. I think's definitely worth it if you don't have a PSP and/or PS3 and do buy digital.
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#10 Posted by Chromium920 (33 posts) -

I waited quite awhile to upgrade from PSP to Vita, but I'm very happy with my purchase. I can play all my old PSP and PS1 games, plus I'm very happy with the list of current Vita releases. There's enough of a trickle of new games to keep me satisfied, and I plan on getting a PS4.

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#11 Posted by megaspiderweb09 (3686 posts) -

I got mine from GAME with the 8GB 10 video game and PS+ subscription bundle for £170

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#12 Posted by AtariKidX (7035 posts) -
Today you can buy a PSVita for 200euro and it is worth the money ....it is amazing system.
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#14 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -

 

You say £'s instead of $'s so I'm guessing you are English.

 

I've been looking around for a VITA to buy shortly and oddly Game is the best deal I've found.

 

£170 with LBP, Wipeout and 8 small games, a 8GB Memoy card and the instore deal has a month of free PSN+ with it (Uncharted and Gravity Rush are the Vita games at the moment from PSN+).

 

http://www.game.co.uk/en/playstation-vita-wifi-only-with-8gb-memory-card-and-kids-mega-10-game-pack-233789?pageSize=20&categoryIdentifier=151637

 

muffin200
Egads. Buy this.
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#15 Posted by JustBoomer (188 posts) -

I love mine, and the games I am playing.

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#16 Posted by wwefanforlife (3248 posts) -

Personally I'd say yes. I love the PS Vita it's a great system that's hopefully bound to get better once the PS4 comes out.  As for people who says it lacks games I own about 23 games for the Vita and that's enough so far to keep me busy

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#17 Posted by Zidaneski (8621 posts) -

I love my Vita, all around it just excels at everything. I've been playing Blazblue extend so much that when I played the PS3 version I had to stop because the Vita version just looks waaaay better. Wish I could play all my games on the Vita with its OLED screen. Thankfully that seems to be the case with PS4 so definitely excited about that.

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#18 Posted by The_X_Factor_9 (502 posts) -

It kind of depends on how much you're paying, but the Vita is definitely a worthwhile investment. I was able to get mine second hand with a 32 GB memory stick for $220. At that price, it's a steal. 

If you have or have had a PS+ subscription from the beginning like me, you'll have a massive library of games to play. 

Persona 4 Golden was worth the price of admission alone. Plus, PS4 compatibility should be a plus. 

Take my advice, invest in at least a 16 GB memory stick and get PS+.

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#19 Posted by d_parker (2128 posts) -

I've got one and have a buch of games for it but I don't think it's good value for your money.

It's fun and I don't regret getting it but there are a heck of a lot other cheaper options if you want to game.

You have to look at it for what it is - a toy.  It's fancy but at the end of the game, it's a toy and you have to decide how much money you want to spend on a toy.

Right now the game that I'm playing the most on it is Hotline Miami - a game that looks like it was made for the NES - not exactly cutting edge stuff.

 

 

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#20 Posted by Rahnyc4 (6659 posts) -
its as worth it as the wiiu, tell you that and that's not saying much. i enjoy the hardware but right now the machine just isnt satisfying me.
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#21 Posted by Geminon (1177 posts) -
its as worth it as the wiiu, tell you that and that's not saying much. i enjoy the hardware but right now the machine just isnt satisfying me. Rahnyc4
? there are far more games on the VITA than the WiiU.... FAR more....