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    Quote Originally Posted by The 1 2 P View Post
    I think that the Vita is going to be another slow starter, just like the 3DS was.
    I agree. Sony (and Nintendo with the 3DS) didn't take into account that the revenue for these hand held systems generally come from parents who buy them for children. Many parents don't have the kind of money needed to spend on these systems, especially when they can get a DS or PSP with a decent lot of games at a cheap price. Specs and features aren't as important as pricing and that's been the case for 20+ years.

    You know how Sony could convince me to buy a Vita? Sell PS3 games with a Vita copy included, so I can play (roughly) the same game on both systems. If Sony wants a killer app, imagine playing Call of Duty on PS3 servers on the Vita. There's the market for these things; allow people to play their favorite multi-player console games on the go using the same servers the console versions utilize. Bundle in a good shooter (ex: Killzone) and Sony has a huge advantage over the 3DS.

    Also, I haven't paid much attention to the specs, but a mini-HDMI port (if there's not one included) would be great too. Easier to bring a hand held on an out of town trip than a PS3 in a bag.

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    They confirmed the lack of tv/out functionality quite sometime ago. And if the touch screens catch on like I'm sure they're hoping for, I doubt we'll ever see it added in a hardware revision down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojay1997 View Post
    Although I would agree with you that Uncharted is a "Western" game, the PS3 games have sold pretty well in Japan and as I noted earlier, Uncharted 3 actually was #2 in the Japanese charts during launch week and sold pretty well for several weeks after that.
    Whilst I think a good job was done with the promotion and localization of Uncharted 3, the sheer number of used copies of the game filling up the racks suggests that people felt one playthrough was enough.

    MW3 is MASSIVE in Japan though, Western games can do well in the East, they just need to be focused on skill-based gameplay or/and longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaruff View Post
    You know how Sony could convince me to buy a Vita? Sell PS3 games with a Vita copy included, so I can play (roughly) the same game on both systems. If Sony wants a killer app, imagine playing Call of Duty on PS3 servers on the Vita. There's the market for these things; allow people to play their favorite multi-player console games on the go using the same servers the console versions utilize. Bundle in a good shooter (ex: Killzone) and Sony has a huge advantage over the 3DS.
    That really is a great idea.

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    Looks like the bill of parts for the Vita has been done and estimates are that it's $160. The 3DS was $101, so while the Vita is higher, it's not significantly higher than what the 3DS contains. Looks like Sony has some room to cut pricing if need be and could still maintain some type of margin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Genesaturn View Post
    If I were Sony..I WOULD be worried. Not only is the 3DS two thirds the cost of the PSVita, but it has two killer games out already and barely anything on the horizon. I'm still blown away that the big Japanese release was Uncharted...which is as Western of a game as you can really get. Sony needs a killer game to drive people to buy their handheld. PSP sold very well in Japan (although still not as well as the DS), they can do it again if they have the right games and right price.

    Personally I will most likely not own a Vita until a price drop...thats way too much for a handheld system that has no games I want to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
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    Are you serious? There are some great games coming in the next few months on the 3DS including Kid Icarus, Luigi's Mansion 2, Paper Mario 3DS, Spirit Camera and Rhythm Thief. I imagine the next wave of Vita stuff will be pretty great as well. Sony and Nintendo are in for a real fight on their hands.

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    I was listening to a podcast and this guy was complaining about the size of the face buttons on Vita. He said they are considerably smaller than the PSP's buttons. That's a huge problem for me, because I already thought that the buttons on PSP were tiny as it was, and now you're going to tell me that the Vita's buttons are even smaller? I was thinking that the overall size of the Vita being larger is actually a good thing from an ergonomic standpoint, but then they go and make the buttons too small.

    I guess I'll have to wait until I get a chance to hold one in person, and see if I can live with the small buttons.

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    I have had my vita for about two weeks now and man is it amazing. I have big hands and the buttons are fine. The size is very comfortable. The screen is huge!!! And the graphics are absolutely unreal!! I have been playing uncharted and the game is great very long too with about two hours of cutscenes which makes the game feel like it will last forever. Anyone who is doubting the system check out some gamestop a as they are getting demo units in now. I for one love this system. And to but in on the whole which system will do well comparing the 3 ds or vita I think it's simple. They are both great systems but they hit totally different audiences. The ds is perfect for the younger crowd but the vita is definitely for the older crowd. And for the price. Once you see this thing in action the 250 price tag stings a lot less!!!

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    #1 major problem for the Vita (imho) sums up like this...it's another multi-media device in a multi-media market. Now if it were the year 2000, then a music/video/camera player plus double-ended touchpads and plays video games w/ "beyond PS2" graphical capabilities fit in the palms of a handheld device for the low, low, low price of $250 would have nuked all Nintendo/Sega/MS competition in nuclear devastation. But it won't cause it's now 2012. Anything and everything hi-tech these days is expected to play mp3, streaming video, able to social network, internet browsing, etc. and in Vita's case, unfortunately, it's just another face in the crowd.

    Don't get me wrong. 3ds' is in the same boat but where Nintendo succeeded was they did not showcase it as another so-called walkman/video player/3d camera/streetpass multi-media device instead they marketed the thing, first and foremost, as a gaming machine! They played to their strengths and reaped the rewards of their success. And if I were in Sony's shoes, I'd stop treating my newest game handheld like some over-tech Walkman and start strategizing on one hell of a super campaign to help spread the word on everything Vita from now to Christmas cause 2012 will be Vita's toughest fight for 2 reasons....3DS & Wii U.
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    The problem that these handheld systems have is that they're increasingly competing with phones.

    I think that the phone market is one innovator away from completely crushing the portable gaming market. All its going to take is for someone to design a smart phone that has good gaming controls yet isn't overly clunky. When I'm on the road I don't want to have to carry both a smart phone and a portable gaming device, especially when the smart phone can play the games. The writing is on the wall IMO. I'm just waiting for it to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Press_Start View Post
    #1 major problem for the Vita (imho) sums up like this...it's another multi-media device in a multi-media market

    they did not showcase it as another so-called walkman/video player/3d camera/streetpass multi-media device instead they marketed the thing, first and foremost, as a gaming machine!
    You sure do like talking out of your ass don't you?

    Here is a video of the first trailer for the Vita outside of the E3 conference which was nothing more than a collage of games. With this new trailer, notice that it's not trying to push anything other than the fact that it's a gaming machine. Sure it states that it has a multi touch screen, camera, rear camera, and back panel touch screen, 3g, and gps, but how the hell is anyone going to know what the system can do for a gaming experience if the features are not even known. It's like if Nintendo released the Wii being a motion control console and never told anyone that was used in that way. The rest of the video after describing the features of the system are nothing but video games.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIaJHh60hQY

    As for Near which was announced later, it's used as either a gaming mechanic or displays what games people you meet are or have been playing. A launch window title called Unit 13 is going to use Near as a gameplay mechanic. If someone that you interact with with Near has played and unlocked special missions on Unit 13, those missions will be unlocked for a short period of time or a single play. If you complete the mission in your playthrough, then you'll also unlock it, but if you fail you'll have to unlock it yourself or wait until you reconnect with someone that has Near.

    It's also funny how much of a hypocrite you are. Nintendo repeatedly announced Netflix for the 3DS, hyped streetpass all to hell(something your post is specifically complaining about the Vita about.) While at my bestfriends, he connected to wifi to download the Resident Evil Revelations Demo, only for the 3DS to respond that were movies and music videos to download. Yeah. "movies" and "music videos" and then the ability to watch a trailer for each of them.

    Then also for Resident Evil Revelations. First off it turned out the demo wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be. Not only that. "you have 30 times left to play this demo." Seriously. A limitation for playing the demo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    Fixed.
    "Barely any?" What form of measurement is that?

    I could go out on a limb and say the same thing about the Vita, what with its enhanced port shenanigans. I'm not getting one until that dies down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griking View Post
    The problem that these handheld systems have is that they're increasingly competing with phones.

    I think that the phone market is one innovator away from completely crushing the portable gaming market. All its going to take is for someone to design a smart phone that has good gaming controls yet isn't overly clunky. When I'm on the road I don't want to have to carry both a smart phone and a portable gaming device, especially when the smart phone can play the games. The writing is on the wall IMO. I'm just waiting for it to happen.
    A year or two ago I would have said you were crazy, but now I'm just as sure that you're correct. Heck, even Sony is sort of aware of that possibility with its Xperia phones. I think the one niche market that may still embrace handheld dedicated gaming systems will be children and pre-teens, many of whom actually have smartphones and iPads now, but whose parents might not want them using a smartphone for gaming due to the potential airtime and data costs and the high cost of replacing the devices if they are lost or damaged. I do have to say that I am both saddened and oddly intrigued by the possibility that this might be the last generation of dedicated gaming handhelds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojay1997 View Post
    A year or two ago I would have said you were crazy, but now I'm just as sure that you're correct. Heck, even Sony is sort of aware of that possibility with its Xperia phones. I think the one niche market that may still embrace handheld dedicated gaming systems will be children and pre-teens, many of whom actually have smartphones and iPads now, but whose parents might not want them using a smartphone for gaming due to the potential airtime and data costs and the high cost of replacing the devices if they are lost or damaged. I do have to say that I am both saddened and oddly intrigued by the possibility that this might be the last generation of dedicated gaming handhelds.
    I hope it's not true, but it could be. The only thing that's a big barrier to this right now is that if people want to buy this gaming phone, they're gonna have to go with a cell carrier that supports it. Many people will have to wait for their contract to be up, or break contract. That's not a cheap prospect.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    It's also funny how much of a hypocrite you are.
    , wut?

    Alright.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Genesaturn View Post
    If I were Sony..I WOULD be worried. Not only is the 3DS half the cost of the PSVita, but it has a slew of killer games out already and a whole bunch more on the horizon. I'm still blown away that the big Japanese release was Uncharted...which is as Western of a game as you can really get. Sony needs a killer game to drive people to buy their handheld. PSP sold very well in Japan (although still not as well as the DS), they can do it again if they have the right games and right price.

    Personally I will most likely not own a Vita until a price drop...thats way too much for a handheld system that has no games I want to play.
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    If I were Sony..I WOULD be worried. Not only is the 3DS two thirds the cost of the PSVita, but it has two killer games out already and barely anything on the horizon. I'm still blown away that the big Japanese release was Uncharted...which is as Western of a game as you can really get. Sony needs a killer game to drive people to buy their handheld. PSP sold very well in Japan (although still not as well as the DS), they can do it again if they have the right games and right price.

    Personally I will most likely not own a Vita until a price drop...thats way too much for a handheld system that has no games I want to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Press_Start View Post
    , wut?

    Alright.....

    Hypocrisy, thy name is kupomogil.
    So where in that quote am I being a hypocrite, I'm not the one who bought a system for $250 then stating the system following that one is overpriced. Nor did I bitch about the PS Vita and stating as fact that Sony is pushing the Vita a certain way when Nintendo has been pushing the 3DS on those very things you're bitching about the Vita about(more so infact.)

    The quote that I fixed, I fixed everything wrong with the post. The 3DS is two thirds the cost of the Vita, not one half. If the 3DS was half the cost of the Vita then it'd be $125. The 3DS "does" have only two games worth owning at this time. It also has barely anything on the horizon. Luigi's Mansion 2 has no definite release date. No one cares about Kid Icarus other than the Nintendo fanboy. One of two games I was interested in that had a release date I lost interest in once playing the demo, although I'll probably end up getting it still.

    There's a differnce between me bashing Nintendo and you bashing Sony. You're listing reasons that have been clearly done by Nintendo as of recent time. You're just a hypocrite. I'm bashing Nintendo because I'm anti Nintendo, but my reasoning behind bashing them is always accurate. You should learn to do some research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griking View Post

    All its going to take is for someone to design a smart phone that has good gaming controls yet isn't overly clunky. When I'm on the road I don't want to have to carry both a smart phone and a portable gaming device, especially when the smart phone can play the games. The writing is on the wall IMO. I'm just waiting for it to happen.

    That's the problem though.... How do you have a smartphone with good gaming controls? Good gaming controls means that you need dual thumbsticks, and a D-Pad, plus several buttons. You put all of that, on a phone with a large touchscreen, and very quickly you end up with a super bulky phone. I'm not sure how somebody is going to figure it out. The buttons and thumsticks are going to need to be hidden somehow, and then you hit a button and they pop out for use.... Something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCP View Post
    The buttons and thumsticks are going to need to be hidden somehow, and then you hit a button and they pop out for use.... Something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    So where in that quote am I being a hypocrite, I'm not the one who bought a system for $250 then stating the system following that one is overpriced. Nor did I bitch about the PS Vita and stating as fact that Sony is pushing the Vita a certain way when Nintendo has been pushing the 3DS on those very things you're bitching about the Vita about(more so infact.)

    The quote that I fixed, I fixed everything wrong with the post. The 3DS is two thirds the cost of the Vita, not one half. If the 3DS was half the cost of the Vita then it'd be $125. The 3DS "does" have only two games worth owning at this time. It also has barely anything on the horizon. Luigi's Mansion 2 has no definite release date. No one cares about Kid Icarus other than the Nintendo fanboy. One of two games I was interested in that had a release date I lost interest in once playing the demo, although I'll probably end up getting it still.

    There's a differnce between me bashing Nintendo and you bashing Sony. You're listing reasons that have been clearly done by Nintendo as of recent time. You're just a hypocrite. I'm bashing Nintendo because I'm anti Nintendo, but my reasoning behind bashing them is always accurate. You should learn to do some research.
    This is one of the most hilarious posts on the internet, such poor use of the English language on display.

    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    The quote that I fixed, I fixed everything wrong with the post.
    Quote Originally Posted by kupomogli View Post
    You're listing reasons that have been clearly done by Nintendo as of recent time. You're just a hypocrite. I'm bashing Nintendo because I'm anti Nintendo, but my reasoning behind bashing them is always accurate.
    Does your keyboard not have a comma key, or are you obsessed with using periods? The second paragraph was a comma free zone.

    Sorry for being a bit hard on you, but all you've done in this thread is attack and criticize people with no grounding whatsoever. It's painful to read especially when your grammar suggests that you're in junior high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moggles View Post
    This is one of the most hilarious posts on the internet, such poor use of the English language on display.
    One of the most poor uses of the English language would be something that is illegible. Regardless of how non professional my grammar may be, my writing and spelling is legible.

    Maybe I could start proof reading all of my posts because someone might see them and give me an award for how well written my post is on a message board. Or maybe I couldn't care less because, oh that's right, it's a fucking message board.

    And just for good measure.

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    The lack of TV advertising is a problem too, I am still yet to see to one!
    You butcher the English language then reply about about missing commas. Granted that's probably an error, but doesn't make it look any better.

    By the way. You're off topic, jackass.

    Until there are games that fully take advantage of the rear panel, I can't see demand increasing. The marketing is quite lame as well, your average Joe doesn't know that it has a touch screen and rear touch panel, it seems that Sony just assumes people know all about it already.
    Uncharted makes use of every feature on the Vita aside from the camera. Gyroscope when aiming with any weapon, six axis when swinging on an object, back touch panel when scaling walls, and the touch screen has many uses.

    Little Deviants is a collection of mini games that make use of most of the features. Some mini games are dedicated to one specific feature, such as the back touch panel for example.

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    To be fair, you're both sounding a bit too zealous over your positions right now.

    I don't know what the 3DS games that are killer apps are right now. I'm guessing the two that are being referred to are Mario Land 3D and Mario Kart 7. The thing is that neither of those are killer apps for everyone -- they are Mario games, and the Mario audience does skew a little younger or to those of us who don't mind playing a more cartoon-like game. Neither of these games attracts a much older audience yet as it's core. It attracts some people, yes, but they are within a relatively narrow and pre-determined scope. The DS took off when they started making games that expanded the horizons of the console with games like Brain Age (that got old people to use it) and things like Nintendogs that got young kids to beg for it and be a reason they needed the DS instead of the Game Boy Advance.

    While both Mario Land and Mario 7 are great games I'm certain (I do own a 3DS, I don't own those games), there are similar titles on the DS and therefore I don't think they hit a nerve in the market to get people to beg for them. It's why Nintendogs and Cats didn't do so hot -- It's the same basic idea as a game people already own, so unless it's totally awesome, that is a game they *will get* when they eventually get the console, not a system seller.

    Anywho, this was the *exact knock* that the PSP had on it for, well, for it's entire lifespan basically. It didn't have any titles that were truly unique to the play style, and it just felt like you were playing "PS2 games on the go." Personally, I love it for that, but it's hard to convince people you need a PSP when you have another console that does the same thing, and you're comparing it to another console that does different stuff.

    The Vita is more expensive than the 3DS at the moment, and neither yet has killer apps that are enough to make people get them over something else. They'll come eventually as both consoles are unique enough in hardware, it just depends on when they come. I do think the 3DS has the leg up because most phones don't do 3D, but with Nintendo continually messing around with the hardware (or rumors of it), that would give the edge to the Vita. It'll be interesting though to see what happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaruff View Post
    You know how Sony could convince me to buy a Vita? Sell PS3 games with a Vita copy included, so I can play (roughly) the same game on both systems. If Sony wants a killer app, imagine playing Call of Duty on PS3 servers on the Vita. There's the market for these things; allow people to play their favorite multi-player console games on the go using the same servers the console versions utilize. Bundle in a good shooter (ex: Killzone) and Sony has a huge advantage over the 3DS.
    I was thinking about how nice it would have been if I were able to purchase both the Xbox and PC versions of Skyrim in one pack rather than having to purchase both separately. As much as I'd like to see that I doubt it would ever happen though.

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