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The Playstation Vita is still relevant

127 Responses

  1. Spokes

    Well its not relevant to me anymore as I traded it in today. It really was *** though, not comfortable to hold and play at all. Why no R2, R3, L2, L3? Why do all the buttons creak when pressed, PSP wasn’t like this. But in the end lack of decent titles did it for me. Thanks for VHBL n stuff.

  2. CycloneFox

    The answer to this problem is quite simple: Localization!

    The device has had enough price cuts. Yeah, it’s still a shame, that mem cards are a bit too small and pricy, but you get quite some alot for you money with this device already.
    The main thing is: Japan gets alot of good games and even a full fledged MMORPG is out with Phantasy Star Online 2, which can be cross played between PC and Vita. There are two Tales of RPGs and alot of pther great stuff, noone ever sees in the west. Here it gets a ton of Sony first party titles, shooters an Assassin’s Creed and a Batman Arkham title, which are all great and stuff, but my reason to buy a console still remains to be Japanese titles such as Gravity Rush for example. I need more of that. Don’t take me wrong there, I love the new western generation of games and play plrenty of those titles on my Vita, but Japanese games bring more color and viriety to a console, which makes it much more attractive. I think a console can only sell, if it offers alot of both western and Japanese games. Vita has both in Japan but only western titles in the west, wich I see as a problem for consumers here, who don’t see a variety of games here.

    Sry, for my bad english. 😉

  3. FoxSevent

    PS VITA doesn’t have b/g/n WiFi connectivity only b/g.

  4. anon

    After Pokemon X & Y, Monster Hunter 4 and Animal Crossing launches on the 3DS in NA/EU the Vita will be forgotten.

  5. Norml

    Don’t you just love $ony? Over a year later and those memory card prices are the same.
    Still stuck with a worthless 4gb.

  6. capcomlegend

    so much *** I wanna say about this overpriced paper weight… I seriously have more fun with my 99$ factory rooted 7 inch Zeki Tablet, then this piece of *** *** ,I play MINECRAFT AND GTA3 on that thing like nothing,not to mention Metal gear solid 1 that is taking a lifetime to show up on the PSN store. and dont tell me to do it with a ps3,because its ***,it should be in the market, I spent hundred of dollars on these *** downloadable games ,HUNDREDS! and instead of releasing them ,they are wasting their time patching firmware… I could *** slap a CEO in the face with a piece of smelly salmon right about now…and honestly these actions towards the Vita have forced me to move back to a 3DS…<—you lost one faithful customer SONY

  7. mlc

    That French Vita ad is insanely terrible. I can’t believe anyone thought that it was a good ad; the fact that she has breasts on her back kind of eliminates the common advertising benefit of attractive or scantily clad women.

    • TStrauss

      Isn’t it awful? This is how Sony advertises! Does anyone remember those god-awful ads for the PS3?

  8. ivo

    anybody got some old psp exploits laying around ? wipeout ?
    or media hacks ? fontmods ?

  9. satyrangeluz

    another nice feature should be inverse remote play. i want to play pso2 on my 52″ led.

  10. One

    The vita doesn’t have many games that’s still a fact…

    • josh

      Vita will fail, and Sony is just too proud to ever take a look at the freaking facts. I’ve had a vita since release, and honestly, I’ve only used it to play little big planet, and MGS. (which is about 10 times). Then, I bought a nexus 4 and gave the vita to my dad(all he uses it for is to look at nature pics -.-)

      Vita, there’s no other way to put this, you’re a *** waste of time and money.

      • clyde

        Relax your testicles Josh! Sony (to their fault) admittedly has not handled marketing the device well but that doesn’t mean the Vita will fail. The PS4 is due to be released soon and the cross functionality between the two devices sounds amazing and I’m staying hopeful for the coming E3 announcements pertaining to the PS4 and Vita.

        There are still many games in development and still so much more potential to be unlocked. Don’t let your own ignorance get the better of you. Good things will come eventually, and things have only just begun. A system isn’t DEAD because you say it is.

    • squiggs

      you are aware that the 3ds came out with only 1 game. you sir do not know what you are talking about.

      • Ry

        When the 3ds came out the titles available were Street Fighter, Rayman, and FIFA, a year later it was Ocarina of Time and Pokemon.

        PsVita released with FIFA and Ridge Racer… a year later the releases are Rayman and FIFA

        • KuroRyuu913

          A year later we got Ragnarok Odyssey, Soul Sacrifice, Dead or alive, Street Figher X Tekken, etc.

          It takes time for each console to get games, 3Ds owners from day one should know how that feels.

    • gunblade

      yea sony got mostly psp game n like fifty vita or so games u.s i guessing. sum of the apps r alright. the game that r out r prety short resistence .. assasssins creed was alright. cross play with like marverl vs camcom alright network wise i guess touch screen prety lag.. lil deveient sum mini games alright.. they should have had internal storage in the vita atleast with like sixteen or twenty and have the merory card jus as add on storage realy if the 32 was like a 120 GB i can see wy it be like a hundred dallers but shity if he limit on the vita is jus 32 since the ram like 512 i seen cheap android with like two GB ram multy touch screen but he cpu is good for a mobile cpu but every one have likethe four core thingn its mainly vitural n micro processers i be like put two laptop core slots n like steam box graphics a n like windows 7 starter n like the ita os like pstree n outher os jus they can be more like pc in background n play games.. but they jus made a mobile upgrsde to the psp but they game n piracy..

      • gunblade

        i think most mobile now days try to be thin n lite so battery r usual smaller litter but then u use more enerygy saving parts.

      • gunblade

        sony should have had better speckers to sum beats audio or atleast a small subwoofer ..wow prety shity but like a 7.1 surrond sound be prety mean in mobile. but then the vita has bluetooth.

  11. One

    Nintendo will fall and Sony will learn…one day…

  12. annon


    sony is too stupid, they WILL NEVER learn anything

    for ex.
    everyone says “you can listen to music while you are playing”

    no it s not true….and it has 512Mb of ram

  13. Germain

    I am thinking on update my Vita , i have it on 1.81 with the exploit , but this is so boring… cant play online or see what’s new on the store

    • gunblade

      if u have 1.81 try using xli.nk dont no if it works but i guess u can play monster hunter but dont no if here much people onlinenow days didnot go on it n a while. think 1.81 has ark so maybe it works.

  14. laval

    this is so true there is nearly no advertisement for this awesome handheld, the games are ok but need more price drop yes, less money for the memory card

  15. Germain

    No hablas en serio verdad?

  16. mushimushi

    i aswell am disappointed… i rarely use the thing to play games. nowadays it’s just a youtube player, because there isn’t much more to do with it.. all the new games to be released are some extremely boring arcade games that you might try for 2 minutes and regret that you wasted your time on those. i noticed that the vita hasn’t got absolutely no legitemate rally games, only some very very cheesy arcade racers (yes, wipeout is not for me and even my buttcrack is more appealing than wrc). from the looks of it i’d say if the vita won’t breath soon enough, it will die. derp.

  17. psvita-freak

    The games are way to expensive for me. but i’m sure that if the vita got’s hacked, the vita will be sold more then before… yes, it’s an idea for sony to let it be hacked… if they want the cash… 🙂

  18. chazychazrox

    Choosing between 3G or Wifi was also my problem at first. Luckily, I bought the 3G/wifi system last year on europe.

    • Germain

      Lucky? are you serious????

      WIFI is the best deal for anyone , are you thinking to pay the 3g every month?

  19. Deamon

    Please forward this article directly to Sony and hope they improve an otherwise great mobile gaming system.

  20. lim

    the most weakness that i found is sony released few vita game cards

  21. StanSmith

    Some very good points made.
    But the same goes for the Wii U. Its also got no games and priced too high. Both have a owner that doesn’t care for it.
    Someone needs to kick both Sony and Nintendo in the *** and make them stop their *** and start helping everyone out by;
    1, dropping the price to make it easier to afford.
    2, get game devs to actually make and release games for it.

    How will the console last if game devs dont make games for it? If there are no games people wont buy the system.
    OR if they want to stick with the *** ways they have now then they have no choice but to ignore the hackers who release mod chips and other hacks for backups to run. Thats another way to sell systems.

    Piracy does NOT hurt sales. It helps it. Does the PSP still sell to this day? YES. Has it had piracy all its life? YES. Has piracy hurt sames of the PSP? NO.

    SO if they arn’t going to fix it themselves here are 2 points to help the hackers.
    1, leave them alone, dont sue them.
    2, leave the exploits open, dont patch the holes that make these exploits work.

    There are 2 ways to go, the legal way or the not so legal way. Its up to them now.

    • TStrauss

      You’re talking about two different things under the same label. Hacking =/ piracy.

      Hacking is enabling unsigned code to run on a device. This enables homebrew (a good thing) and usually enable piracy (a bad thing).

      Piracy does hurt sales. I’ve heard all the facile arguments before, so spare me. If you can get the game for free, most people won’t be troubled to buy it. Piracy figures and trends are troubling, and Sony would be foolish.

      Homebrew, on the other hand, opens a device up to some really cool homemade software. XBMC was originally homebrew for the Xbox. Wololo’s Wagic is homebrew. Cave Story started out as homebrew.

      The problem for Sony is, if they leave the door open for homebrew, piracy always rides its coat tails. So the smart business move for Sony is to kill all hacking. It sucks for homebrew enthusiasts like me, but pirates ruin it for everyone. The PS mobile thing was probably Sony’s attempt to placate homebrew without compromising security. I doubt it will placate anyone in the homebrew scene, but it’s a start.

      • VoDkAvi

        Very true. But regarding piracy, when they take a game off the store because of licensing issues it’s BS that I missed out. I wouldn’t mind paying for it but if you dont give me the option piracy becomes justified which wouldn’t hurt any sales because its not even on the store for me to purchase.

        They say it’s about sales but the PSP did amazing….. they really just want to try to monopolize things. Its like justifying linking games to your account to stop used game sales. I can see why they’re mad that it “hurts sales” but i would love to buy certain games direct from sonys store but they dont offer it….my only option is to pirate..its ridiculous to think im going to buy a PS1 and go through a bunch of trouble and put money in peoples hand through amazon and ebay (not sony) when they couldve made $250 from me buying a vita cuz it just made my life easier

  22. prince dess

    in all relevance the vita is a great console and like anything its gonna take work to overcome obstacles ive owned mine since launch got loads of psp games on it bought a few game cards and i love it people just dont give it time . look at the ps1 for example it was a “waste” of money at first but sony is wise and knows the.consumer well just wait for holiday season this year .

  23. Hellinferno

    If sony dont work with great companies like Snk and sega vita will be dead sooner or later.Snk are making games for IOS and cellphones,that sucks,some of the creators of Kof said that it will be interesting to release the game on vita but i guess sony let that pass away.Incredible games like Metal slug,king of fighters,castlevania,sonic,bloody roar,tekken,rage of the dragons,power instinct matrimelee-matsuri,GOD OF WAR,skullmonkeys,gran turismo,crash,spiro,medievil,kingdom hearts,dragon ball,naruto,fairy tail,fatal frame with motion camera it will be amazing, and many others are not present on thee vita so that’s why is going down.

  24. michael

    to annon,doyoueven

  25. michael

    to annon, do you even have a vita ? as playing cod just now and playing my music

  26. Anon

    PS Vita has around 100 games (US).
    I don’t really think 1 game every ~4.6 days(US) is that bad.

  27. Pirate

    the wrong with sony is they released ps vita then after one year, they announce PS4?? so the sale of ps vita would go down, because not anyone is a rich person that can buy the 2 consoles together, some people saving their money for PS4, they forget the ps vita and wait for the ps4…
    that’s not a good plan from them…. -_-

  28. jeebs

    I wont be surprised if Vita will sink so badly, that SONY will give people a hint on how to truly hack it. (No PSP emulator ***)

    The follow up will be :

    – popularity increased by 1000% followed by sales
    – new emulators and cool apps will start to show (taking advantaged of Vita powerful hardware)
    – torrents will be flooded by vita games
    – since it will be unlocked, the memory cards will surely be replaced by chinese cheap ones. But still good enough.Actually dont even be surprised if one day you will see an SSD drive hooked up to a fully hacked Vita.
    – and lastly people will still buy great games. Whoever says piracy will totally kill Vita, then answer me, why Gran Turismo sold 3.86million units on that fully hacked device called PSP?!?!?

    PC games dont sell that good ffs. We need CFW!

  29. Aaa

    Vita problem….

    First problem, exemple : photos…No folders, the OS is very closed…. In resume…there no one simple past and copy (PC)…as psp1

    …. Second problem

    NO GAMES in deep…
    no, resent evil, gran turismo, snk, and many others …. Get the PS1 or PS2 …there many games…

    Metal gear is great, but is only one port of PS2….

    …. Gran turismo and resident evil, as others ….. Sony need to learn that ” is the more important ” yes sony you are great but…. No games no win…

    Gran turismo 5 is great, but forza 4 is amazing too, and of corse i will buy the new Xbox720 we will have forza 5 ….in a little time….

    New playstation 4 …yes is great, but I don’t think to buy it…
    ….gran turismo 6 or 7…..yeah… In next 3 or 4 years…..

    The problem for Sony is ….games ….

    We can see the Nintendo …
    I have both, the Nintendo and the psvita ….
    Well psvita is very better, hardware, screen …and etc…

    BUT, I have 4x time more games than psvita ;( ….

    Normally I use the psvita only for movies…because the iPhone screen is small….but if I buy one galaxy S4 …. Is preety sure that I will leave the psvita in the box of my desk ……

    The psvita need GAMES and one OPEN system …( as android )

  30. VoDkAvi

    Vita, and even the 3DS are phenomenal pieces of hardware. Hacking is a HUGE benefit. ITS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT PIRACY. I wouldnt mind paying a measly $5 for a classic game but due to licenses and a whole bunch of other bullshi+ Sony doesnt give me the option to. So how are you losing out on money if its not even in the PS store to make profit in the first place. Plus with hacking I’d be able to play Nintendo games on a Sony device, which legally would never happen. And thats still not even taking money from Nintendo because even they dont have games you want on the online store.

    At this point in time you would think hacking devices would be easier but yet I find myself looking for a PSP 1000 to mod which would end up putting money in someones hand off amazon and not in Sonys. They need to realize shi+ like this and stop being tards. Think about the gamers and your profits will come.