Everything that is PSVita-related but doesn't go in any other subforum
#417911 by Kess123
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:05 pm
So the first ever 2 analog stick the ps vita console has been out for 5 years and I was wondering if it's worth the purchase and is it DEAD?
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#417993 by nightwishfan1
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:45 pm
Really depends on what you want a vita for, for it to be worth it. There's plenty of games to play on it, however the stream of games coming out has been declining with very little to no 1st party exclusive titles, and by that I mean sony developed/published games. Still some 3rd party developed titles being made, but that's really about it. So in a sense from that standpoint it's dead as far as sony support goes in the form of games being made. The only thing sony seems to be doing for the console is offering up "stability updates" here, and there which blocks some of the exploits hackers have used to hack the device and enable homebrew.

And on that above note about homebrew. If you're considering a vita for the homebrew, but still want games, then you're limiting your choice of games. By this I mean that those in the vita homebrew scene whether we be the end user, or developer mostly use 3.60 firmware since there is a native homebrew enabler in the form of Henkaku for it. Current ps vita firmware is 3.65 so games using a firmware higher than 3.60 may not run til you update and cut off Henkaku...

Now if you want homebrew mostly then there's a bit to use and take advantage of. Adrenaline being one such homebrew where you can load psp and ps1 digital classic titles, and play them, as well get the most out of a continuously advancing homebrew scene thanks to Henkaku. Only thing is you're stuck to one firmware unless you want to update to the latest one. Just note that once you update you essentially are immediately limiting yourself in this capacity for homebrew.
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#418024 by dmaskell92
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:54 am
I love the Vita but invest in a GPD Win Intel Atom X7 Z8700. Or perhaps wait until the new Nvidia Shield portable is released. I know I want the GPD really bad, it's a crazy piece of hardware.

The Vita is a nightmare if you aren't relatively tech savvy. I've used /talk to ask questions as my last resort countless times.
#418032 by gamr13
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:50 pm
I agree with dmaskell92 there, definitely invest in a GPD Win.

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