Reg Hardware Mobile Week The PlaySation Vita is Sony's latest attempt to take portable gaming to new heights, and it finally hit UK shelves last week. With quad-core smartphones waiting in the wings and gaming apps aplenty, the company's refreshed PSP has its work cut out. Sony PSP Vita Tap to play Fortunately, the PS Vita …
Another issue I just realised is that the damn psn account is locked to the hardware and can't be changed without a hardware reset.
There goes the idea of legally playing Japanese PSN games and UK PSN games, Sony, why you make Piracy the only option?
Locked PSN account
Is the ONLY REASON I do not yet have one.
Read that Sony the ONLY REASON we have not yet bought, so waiting until they fix it or they drop to a third in price.
Sorry but any product you can spell Vista with is already branded as being a POS
Far too lenient with this review I'm afraid.
It's not worth the money for a small evolution of the PSP. The battery is appalling (mine died on the first night of gameplay (3 hours max), without warning). I remember my original PSP lasting way longer. It's back to propriety everything, cables, cards. Stupid "Online codes" for all games to stop the second hand market. This list goes on and on, but I'm not doing el reg's reviewers job for them.
This PSP shows Sony hates gamers now. The love of games you might still see in Miyamoto's eyes is nowhere within Sony. They just want to do as little as possible for as much as your money.
I got one on a whim walking home on Friday, purely because I wanted to play the new Wipeout and Lumines. I can't recommend it to many though, when a PS3, ipod touch or soon-to-be released ipad 3 would make a much better investment. Even an "old" PSP and a bucket load of games makes more sense than a PSP Vita right now.
Stangely enough whilst reading these very comments I got to have a quick play on a Vita. The interface and navigation seem to be pretty easy to pick up. I played a demo of Mod Nation Racers, which was OK though took *ages* to load. I also played Cliff Diver and the AR card magically created a pool and tower on my desk. Gimmicky but quite fun.
I won't be buying one as after the inital shiney phase it'd probably end up sitting around gathering dust like the PSP I used to have. Though I suspect that my iPad may also skew things a bit. I can see how more hardcore/fanboi gamers would quite happily pick one up (and I'm sure the games will get better), but I'm not sure how well it will sell going head-to-head with whatever Nintendo are shifting and the multitude of smartphones/tablets and the like.
This is the best (handheld) console, it has a 5 inch touchesreen with resolution of 960*544, also the games have really good graphics because they were originally coded for the ps3, even the old psp games will be souped up graphically. This is awesome! And good pricing too, £230 for the console and ONLY 50 quid for a game with good graphics. Seriously Sony outdid itself this time.
Sales doing alright
1.2Million sales since EU/US launch.... so the Vita isn't the dead duck a lot of People (Probably Ninty Fanbois) said it would be.
only alright, Apple are cleaning up
You didnt need to be a Ninty fanboy to see the PSPGo would fail.
IMO its largely about being in the right place at the right time and now they have the thorn in the side that is Apple.
I dont think Sony have ever got over Nintendo inventing the Gameboy.
Nintendo are very good at distancing themselves from trends, fashions and what other people are doing, or at least pretending to.
Before Apple took over , Sony probably had the best brand names in gaming. I think it went to their heads. Their best ever gaming product is still the PS1 and that only started with a joint venture with Ninty.
Why the hell couldnt they have used one of those mini SSDs found in hte Dell minis. They could have easily turned it into a proprietary connector to make the money back they need.
Two steps forward, one step back.
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