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    Well ive had mine for a few days now and have come away thoroughly impressed. I loved my psp and the vita just blows it out of the water. currently i have rayman origins, uncharted, and marvel vs capcom 3.

    does anyone else have theirs yet? and if so what are you playing and what do you think of it?

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    I've had mine for over a month (bought the Japanese WiFi one) and love it. I mostly play Hot shots Golf right now but I also have -

    Ridge Racer (JP)
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    I don't have my machine yet, but I've got wipeout, and I've been notified that Touch My Katamari is available for pickup today.

    How's Rayman? And, more importantly, how's the online features? Can you download PSP games on it?


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    I got mine last week. It's an amazing machine. Love the feel of it and look. I think people with bigger hands may have an issue gripping the back since the you aren't really suppose to touch the touch panel all the time. I picked up Uncharted, Little Deviants, ModNation, Katamari, and Hot Shots. I am really enjoying all the games but Uncharted is the cream of the crop. It's addicting and fun, and just a great game. Looking to get Rayman soon as it is a fantastic game as well.

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    Is the screen any better quality than say the 3000 or Go?

    Looks like a nice little handheld. Hopefully they get emulation figured out on it soon. Or at least a way to boot into PSP mode so that you can run the emulators that it's already got.

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    You know Billy Madison? When Sandler gets all excited for nudie magazine day?

    That's me right now, but instead, it's new game console day.

    The wait is always the worst part for new hardware. I get all jittery. I have Uncharted already and I'm waiting on Target to put out the rest of the launch day stuff, or Amazon to include them in the B2G1 sales. Wanted Hot Shots and Wipeout but won't do it because they include online passes. I'll probably snag Dynasty Warriors, Lumines, and Marvel/Capcom in the end. GameFly has Army Corps of Hell on the way to me now as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldskool View Post
    Is the screen any better quality than say the 3000 or Go?

    Looks like a nice little handheld. Hopefully they get emulation figured out on it soon. Or at least a way to boot into PSP mode so that you can run the emulators that it's already got.
    The screen is miles ahead of the interlaced mess that is the 3000. Can't speak for the Go.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see Mad Catz or someone release an UMD drive attachment down the line. It would be a battery killer, but the benefits would outweigh the negative.

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    while the hardware is amazing (although the issues such as updates bricking some) worries me the cost is also high especially with those damn memory cards of sony's/ So likely I will buy a 3DS first. that said I loved psp and I want one of these eventually.

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    I'm just amazed that they are already selling games, and have been for a week. I'll probably end up getting one, probably after the first price drop.

    It looks really, really promising. Then again, that's what people said about the PSP, and I found nothing to play on that for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tupin View Post
    I'm just amazed that they are already selling games, and have been for a week.
    First edition bundles came out last week. The full launch is Wed.

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    I am getting one for sure...Love my PsP, and cant wait to get the Vita

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    I'm getting Ys IV as soon as it comes out but the PSV I will wait for the PSV slim

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    I can't imagine it ever getting a UMD drive attachment. Too cumbersome and too limited of a market for Sony to bother with (If it's even practical to start with from a technical point of view). Much of the world has left the PSP behind and many of the most popular games are available as downloads to satsify those with an interest in playing PSP software on their Vita.

    I suppose the only thing that might change that situation is Japan where the PSP is still popular.
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    quick question for Vita owners. Are there any Vita demos that you can download ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCP View Post
    quick question for Vita owners. Are there any Vita demos that you can download ?
    yes there are. as far as i know theres a demo for rayman origins, and uncharted i think.

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    Had some Best Buy cards from X-Mas floating around and when I saw that it was free standard shipping online via Best Buy's site I went that route today.

    Should be in my hands by the 29th at the latest.

    Looking forward to adding yet another portable into my current 3DS/iPad/PSPGo rotation. When Sony gets their compatible PSP/PS1 download library for Vita up to speed I'll probably be able to put my Go into storage.
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    I love the Vita hardware and can't say enough good about it. It's extremely refreshing to see a traditional console maker deliver a handheld unit with no obvious flaws. Even if they do deliver an updated/improved version a year or two down the line I wouldn't feel like a jackass earlier adopter, if that makes sense within the context of handhelds.

    I unfortunately can wait to buy this due to the batshit crazy cost and lack of compelling original software. I like Rayman Origins as much as the next person, but I have it on 360. I know I can't take the 360 version anywhere, but the chances of me bringing that big, beautiful handheld everywhere I go is slim to none at best.

    Still, Vita rocks and I really hope developers get a chance to exploit its possibilities.
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    At the risk of sounding completely ignorant, does or will this thing feature some kind of e-reader? Sony has been in that market for some time and, correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like the screen type, size and resolution would at least somewhat lend itself to reading.

    Been debating my next tech purchase for some time now, and this is one of my deciding factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaedesdisciple View Post
    At the risk of sounding completely ignorant, does or will this thing feature some kind of e-reader? Sony has been in that market for some time and, correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like the screen type, size and resolution would at least somewhat lend itself to reading.

    Been debating my next tech purchase for some time now, and this is one of my deciding factors.
    Nothing announced and frankly, I think it's not likely to happen given the screen format which isn't really in compliance with most e-reader screen layouts. There were some hacks for the PSP that allowed people to use them as e-readers, but nothing official and frankly, Sony seems to be slowly exiting the e-reader business, so I doubt they are going to put any resources into what would be a very niche application. Why not just buy a Kindle? It's like 1/3 the price?

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    Yeah, Kindles are so cheap that they're basically advertising that you should just buy all of them. It's still cheaper than an iPad.

    I wouldn't want to read for an extended period on a screen that isn't e-ink. I haven't played the Vita yet. Maybe they'll have demo units soon?

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    I finally got to play one today at Best Buy. The touch screen is very responsive and the visuals are nice. Uncharted is the only thing I played longer than a minute and it looks gorgeous on that small screen. Sony did a nice job on this handheld. Not $300 nice but still a cool little piece of tech. It's getting pretty good reviews so far and I'm interested in seeing how it performs for it's first two months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The 1 2 P View Post
    Not $300 nice but still a cool little piece of tech. .
    Yeah, the Vita is very tempting, but not $300 tempting. If you really look at things honestly, it's a pretty freaking expensive proposition to get a launch Vita. You figure you need about 4 games, the system itself, a memory card, and some kind of case (most likely a hard case if you really want to take care of it).


    If they still had that one bundle at Amazon, where you got the 3G Vita and an 8 meg memory card for $300, that's the one that I would get. I wouldn't pay any tax, so that would be nice. I'm not sure if that bundle included any games at all, but I can say that Super Stardust Delta and Wipeout would probably be two of the must have games. Stardust is only $10, so that's a relief, and Amazon had Wipeout for $29.99. Rayman is getting rave reviews, but I wasn't really into the console version (rented it, and it was ok), and the console version is only $19.99. Paying double for the Vita version hurts. I might like Fifa. But $39.99 for a Fifa game that is really based on Fifa 11 and not Fifa 12 ? Not so sure about that.

    My biggest problem is that the whole Vita ecosystem is just too damned expensive. Sure, Super Stardust being only $9.99 is nice, but I could easily see spending over $400 total to get everything I would need. That's a bunch of dough for a portable, no matter how next-gen it might be. I'll have to wait for some price drops on the hardware and software before I can even think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCP View Post
    Yeah, the Vita is very tempting, but not $300 tempting. If you really look at things honestly, it's a pretty freaking expensive proposition to get a launch Vita. You figure you need about 4 games, the system itself, a memory card, and some kind of case (most likely a hard case if you really want to take care of it).


    If they still had that one bundle at Amazon, where you got the 3G Vita and an 8 meg memory card for $300, that's the one that I would get. I wouldn't pay any tax, so that would be nice. I'm not sure if that bundle included any games at all, but I can say that Super Stardust Delta and Wipeout would probably be two of the must have games. Stardust is only $10, so that's a relief, and Amazon had Wipeout for $29.99. Rayman is getting rave reviews, but I wasn't really into the console version (rented it, and it was ok), and the console version is only $19.99. Paying double for the Vita version hurts. I might like Fifa. But $39.99 for a Fifa game that is really based on Fifa 11 and not Fifa 12 ? Not so sure about that.

    My biggest problem is that the whole Vita ecosystem is just too damned expensive. Sure, Super Stardust being only $9.99 is nice, but I could easily see spending over $400 total to get everything I would need. That's a bunch of dough for a portable, no matter how next-gen it might be. I'll have to wait for some price drops on the hardware and software before I can even think about it.
    I don't know, I got the Wi-Fi for $249 at Amazon, they threw in a 4 gig memory card which is all I need since I'm only buying retail games, and gave me a $20 credit toward the purchase of Vita games and accessories. I ended up buying six launch titles which cost me $130 with their B2G1 and $20 credit which is about $23 each which seemed pretty fair to me considering I got Uncharted, Wipeout and several other great titles. Yes, it's a little expensive, but either retailers or Sony or both are starting to get the message that people like myself who are early adopters but aren't willing to spend whatever it takes can be convinced to leap if you give us enough incentives. $380 for a very sophisticated handheld, memory card and six games worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCP View Post
    If they still had that one bundle at Amazon, where you got the 3G Vita and an 8 meg memory card for $300, that's the one that I would get.
    Currently, 3G models are including 8GB memory, PSN game, and a month of 3G. Pretty worthless though as right now 3G is unable to play online. You may as well just have a cell phone with wifi tethering and using your wifi to use your phone data.

    My biggest problem is that the whole Vita ecosystem is just too damned expensive. Sure, Super Stardust being only $9.99 is nice, but I could easily see spending over $400 total to get everything I would need.
    Amazon is currently matching the 4GB memory card that Target is offering. Vita with wifi and 4GB for $250, Uncharted $50, Little Deviants for $30, and the free game I received, Modnation Racers. So $330 with three games and a 4GB memory card.
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    Stopped by Target at lunch to pick up some games and all they had was FIFA and Hot Shots Golf.

    I guess the B2G1 was a wild success, so much so that I grabbed a circular and headed over the Best Buy for a price match only to discover that there was no need for that as they actually made B2G1 an in-store offer for all Vita software.

    So, yeah, you can walk into a Best Buy and get B2G1 on Vita software, it should just ring like that.

    Grabbed Uncharted, Marvel Vs. Capcom and, despite my anger at it not having online multi-player at launch Mod Nation Racers with the longing and hope that the developer adds or sells an online multiplayer at a later date.

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