should I trade in my other 3ds for a vita

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by CJL18, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. CJL18

    CJL18 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 4, 2007
    United States
    I have 2 3ds one off gateway and one with the latest 3ds firmware I thought about trading it towards a vita is vita good?
  2. Duo8

    Duo8 I don't like video games

    Jul 16, 2013
    Vita is full of VNs and JRPGs. If you like those games then go for it.
  3. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
    Yes. Doit.gif
  4. XiTaU

    XiTaU GBAtemp Regular

    May 15, 2008
    United States
    i just got a vita 2 days ago it is a great little system if u can get one for the right price and if u get ps+ a new game or 2 a month is real nice for $70 a year.
  5. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    PS+ is only $50 a year if you can afford the one year membership in one shot. Otherwise, yeah, the $72 isn't a bad deal either for just picking up a three month card four times a year.

    Anyways, OP, I'd say go for it. You already have a 3DS that can do everything you may want a 3DS to do via tools such as Gateway, no matter how questionable they may be at times. As was already mentioned, the Vita is great for visual novels (VLR, Danganronpa, etc.), and it's amazing for RPGs, especially considering your access to PSP and PS1 games as well via PSN. It has some solid action/adventure games (Gravity Rush and Uncharted, for example), and what is easily the best platformers of the past couple of years (Rayman Origins/Legends) run fantastically on the system. Although I've already mentioned a couple, the system has some great exclusives already, and although it has a lot of ports, nearly all of them are top notch and a lot of fun on the Vita.

    All in all, I'd call the Vita a better value than the 3DS based on what you get and what you can do. Although it isn't the machine for everybody, it has quite a number of things that can appeal to the majority easily if they stop and take a look. I'd say that there's a good chance that you would be rather happy with a Vita in hand.
  6. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?

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    Apr 9, 2009
    Every time one of these threads pops up, I wonder why they exist.

    Look at what games are available, that's the entire reason you are going to be buying the system.
    Then follow this simple system:

    Does it have games you like?
    If yes: buy it
    If no: don't buy it

    it's difficult but read it over a few times and you'll get it i'm sure.
  7. Joe88

    Joe88 [λ]

    Jan 6, 2008
    United States
    get rid of the second 3ds, you can use emunand on gateway so you wont lose out on anything
  8. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Just a warning, you have to meet a certain level of coolness before you can purchase the system. I recommend showing up with your best leather jacket and sunglasses, and a motorcycle would definitely be a plus.
    WiiCube_2013 and frogboy like this.
  9. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Sep 13, 2009
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    Yes, we don't just accept anyone into the cool club, hence the low sales figures. You have to meet certain standards, son. B-)
  10. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

    May 8, 2012
    behind a keyboard or a gamepad
    short answer: yes
    long answer: definitively
    extra answer: of course, with PS+ subscription