Also, kindle fires success shows you that a smaller screen isn't a big deal to most people.
Tablets are pretty primitive in terms of gaming, and I highly doubt companies like apple and samsung will get gaming right. IMO, handhelds will never be surpassed and I doubt developers would want to leave the market. A 40 dollar vita game or 10 dollar app store item, not a difficult decision.
buddy has it, says the battery fails in about 2 hours, and the games have alot of glitches, unfinished product in my opinion
It'll be a flop in my opinion. Ridiculously overpriced proprietary format memory rather than using a simple micro-sd card or similar, no backwards capability and not to mention the expensive price of the Vita starting at $349AUD and you don't even get a memory card with the purchase! You can buy a 160GB PS3 w/hdmi cable + 2 games for the same price and even that comes with it's own memory unlike the Vita.
In summary, there's better things to spend your money on at the price and unless there is a price drop on the Vita + memory cards, it's future doesn't look too bright as noticed in the severe drop off in people who bought it in Japan (78%!).
Also since you seem to lack any research skills you would know that the Vita is the second best selling sony console ever released in Japan. Only the PS2 at this point in its life was a better selling system. Also, people who expected it to do magnificent in Japan with no Japanese titles at launch are funny. Uncharted is not exactly a best selling title over there. It would be the same as throwing a CoD title at japan, ignorantly expecting huge sales, than when it sells like crap, claiming doom and gloom for the title repeatedly.
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Pick it up Thursday. Australia getting it 12 hours later sucks!
Uncharted - Wipeout and Virtua tennis are gonna get ripped to shreds...
Work out in the bush for 4 weeks at a time so handheld is perfect for me, will give some feedback when I get the chance.
very good positive attitude.. it will be a shame to see Sony step out of the handheld market if vita fails. People were already writing the 3ds off at this point in its life-cycle so who knows.Originally Posted by Alcomo;15560544Personally
My issue has more to do with the name than the actual hardware. Who came up with the name Vita? If anything it makes me think of some sort of dietary supplement than a PSP2. Why not just call it PSP2... Something tells me it would have sold more if it was named the PSP2 as buyers will have a clearer idea that it is the successor. It makes the previous generation seem more obsolete when you come up with new hardware with a bigger number.
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Parents dont seem to have issues with iPhone1-4 considering how many lines up to buy them on release -.-"
Btw maybe my standards are a bit high but I would assume people know or can guess that Vita means Life in latin considering that the history of Vitamin is typically (I hope) taught in high school.
Monster Hunter 4.
Anyway, the 3DS sales have risen a lot, so I could see the Vita doing fairly well. They just need to get some good games out, which was the reason for the 3DS' bad launch. I don't know too much about the Vita though.
I much prefer my 3DS to a phone or tablet. It's nice to have a gaming console I an play anywhere I want, and I'd rather hold the 3DS than a tablet all the time.Face it portables are being replaced by smart phones and tablets. Why would you pay $200 for something that has a smaller screen and is less capable? If I was to buy a Sony portable I would aim at the Sony tablet, at least then when I lose my damn remote I can use the tablet for it. :P
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And yes, a system selling more units and games means it's better. The PSP had a horrid lineup compared to the DS. The last big game for the PSP came out well over a year ago and the Vita is just coming out this week. So the PSP was long dead before any confirmation was made that Sony was releasing a new system, however the lack of interest from 3rd parties really killed the PSP ultimately, and the only way they are going to sell more systems is with 3rd party games. Sony should have taken notes from Nintendo's book and seen how not to make a system, as the Gamecube was a horrible seller due to it's media format and lack of 3rd party games. UMD was a terrible format in the end and was one of the many failings of the PSP.
So its pretty much going for the same price as a recently released home console game.. and about £5-10 more expensive than AAA 3ds games which is what it should be competing with imo.