Sony PSVITA vs Nintendo 3DS

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will you buy a Sony PSVITA or a Nintendo 3DS?

  1. Sony PSVTA or Sony PSVITA 2000/Slim

    4.9%
  2. Nintendo 3DS / 3DS XL / 2DS

    39.0%
  3. None

    1.2%
  4. Both

    41.5%
  5. Neither, but maybe a different console

    2.4%
  6. If i have a Wii U, i'll buy a 3DS

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  7. If i have a PS4 i'll buy the VITA

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  8. More than one Sony PSVITA

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  9. More than one Nintendo 3DS

    11.0%
  1. wyll001
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    Let's go over the basics, if you are in doubt about which you should buy, keep reading​
    [​IMG]VS[​IMG]
    CONTROLLER

    8 Game buttons:​
    8 Game buttons:​
    [​IMG], [​IMG], [​IMG] , [​IMG], L and R, Start and Select buttons.​
    B, A, Y, X, L and R, Start and Select buttons.​
    Left Analog Stick (L) and Right Analog Stick (R).​
    Circle Pad​
    ADD-ON Circle Pad Pro (CPP), ZL and ZR.
    Digital Pad.​
    (Point Of Veiw)​
    +Control Pad.​
    PlayStation Style:​
    XBox Style:​
    (L) move, below POV,​
    (CP) move, above POV,​
    (R) camera, below Face,​
    (L) and (R), Face and POV lined.​
    (CP) and Face lided​
    OLED, Multitouch gesture, 130mm touchscreen.​
    LCD, Autostereoscopic, 90mm 3D screen.​
    Rear touchpad.​
    LCD, Stylus, 77mm Touchscreen.​
    MEDIA
    1GB System stoage.​
    ADD-ON Sony PSVITA Memory Card 4GB - 32GB.​
    SDHC card 4GB.​
    PSVITA Game Card.
    Nintendo 3DS Game Card.
    PlayStation Store, one account for all owned consled.​
    Nintendo eShop, one consle, one account.​
    backward compatibility PSP: almost full,​
    backward backward compatibility PSX: high.​
    backward compatibility NDS: full,​
    backward backward compatibility GBA: none.​
    Game Hibernation, fully use the console while a game sleep,​
    awaken game returns to same point (Wi-fi shuts down),​
    Sleeping Game survives shut down and dead batery.​
    Game Pause, use web browser, camera, friend list, note writer, and forum,​
    unable to pause when on Wi-fi,​
    backward backward compatibility pause unsupprtted,​
    paused game shuts down when open photo viewer, music player,​
    system cofigure, or any other thing that wasn't on the list above​
    front and rear 0.3 megapixel camera, 640×480 (VGA) 60fps/320×240 120fps
    front and 3D rear camera 640×480 pixels 0.3 megapixels, VGA
    Local Multiplayer wirelessly,​
    online multiplayer via Wi-fi,​
    Bluetooth multiplayer in PSX classics.​
    Local Multiplayer wirelessly,​
    StreetPass ghost players​
    online multiplayer via Wi-fi,​
    Nintedo Zone.​
    PlayStation 4 controller feature,​
    Dual Screen feature in supperted PS4 games (somewhat like Wii U).​
    Avarenge Prices
    Sony PSVITA (3-5 hours battery) US $250.00​
    Sony PSVITA 2000/Slim (1GB intenal storage, 7-16 hours battery) US $266.99​
    Nintendo 3DS (5-11 hours battery, 3D) US $109.99​
    Nintendo 3DS XL (large screen, 7-15 hours battery, 3D) US $169.95​
    Nintendo 2DS (6-12 hours battery) US $81.00​
    Games US $46.95~​
    Games US $35.95⏫​
    BASED ON POSTED DAY CUNRRENCY
    that is pretty much it, any questions? that is what this forum is for, register and ask.​
    also, we'd like to know what you make out of that, feel free to answer the poil.​



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  2. p1ngpong

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    Erm this isn't news so I moved it out of USN to a more appropriate forum.
     
  3. TemplarGR

    TemplarGR Gaming expert

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    Consoles are not like pcs, tablets, or other open devices where you can do anything you want to do. When a device is multipurpose and open, specs matter most.

    But on a closed ecosystem, what matters most is the software. I don't care if a console has 16 5ghz cpu cores with 32 gb ram and a titan gpu with 1mW TDP. If there are no games for the thing, it is an expensive brick and nothing more.

    So, you try to make a comparison using mostly hardware specs and other trivial features, which are IRRELEVANT. What matters most are the games. And there is no comparison really...

    You get the PS Vita only if you like Sony's first party games and you would love to play mini versions of them on a handheld. Or if you like indies you can get on PC and other devices but you would prefer them on a Vita and with a higher price... Plus if you have a PS4 and would like the extra functionality.

    If you are a true gamer though, the only option is the 3DS. More (quality) games, better quality games, games you can't find anywhere else. And, more importantly, games that try to be games and not movie-wanabees for the casual crowd masquerading as "hardcore" nowadays...
     
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  4. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    3DS games are pretty weak thou but i agree with the specs part.
     
  5. p1ngpong

    p1ngpong Unamused frog

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    Grow up, seriously post like this make me want to log into the admin cp and ban people.
     
  6. Centrix

    Centrix Stop Poking the Moogle!

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    3DS has mostly Triple A titles and more keep coming PS Vita has what again? don't get me wrong i'll get one once the Vita is half the price that it is now, but as it stands I will stick with my 2DS and 3DS but nice read, thanks for the hard work. I also heard that the 3DS is officially the highest selling console ever made and was recently placed in the book of Guinness world records, Go Big N :D
     
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  7. wyll001
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    the purpose of doing that, is because there are too many noobs (like parents or grandmas) that are terrible gift giver, for an instance, it happens that my classmate had such a idiotic step-mother, that even i got offened, he gathered half of the munny and told her "so, that 300 bucks, now, go to the gamestore in the side of cloth shop, and buy me a PSPgo" and she got back with a GBC, no game, no charge, and no refund. so any googler could found this, and as i said in the top "basics"
    as for where i posted this, well... i couldn't find the general talk anywhere, so i figured i should put somewhere easier to find
     
  8. tecra_a8

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    im a bit dissapointed by the 3rd party support for 3DS... its not like what i thought on 2011
     
  9. Arras

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    Let me break it down for you
    You like Nintendo games? Get a 3DS
    You like Sony games? Get a Vita
    You want portable indie games? Get a Vita
    Most other cases? Get a PC
     
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  10. wyll001
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    well.. between playing with my rock band, photographing Squirrels, and hanging with my girlfiend, i can only play in sleeples night like this one, it is called "real life" and you should try it before you stay sitted in your butt playing for so long that you forget how to use your legs

    actually, that's not quite right. most cases, children up to 11 years old, choose a DS over a PS, and with that public set, Nintendo limits their games greatly, so that leaves Sony and Microslft free to make more games since it don't have to work with children conext limits games such Final Fantasy X-2, Metal Gear Solid, and Persona, wouldn't even exist if Sony had to work with children centext limits, so i Thank god that created Nintendo DS for getting the childish games out of Sony hand, we can have Tony Hawk's lost ska8er world, Phantasy Star Vitoria: the darkness of Illuminus, Metal Gear Solid: flying spear, Shin Megami Tensei: Dreaming devil, Tales of Lumia, Kekka Banchou: Abare no tamashī, DMC Nephalot's Rebellion, or whatever the heavens come out of mind of those cazy game developers!

    am i out of my head? why am i saying these stuff??? maybe i should rest for three days before entering that sword tournament...
     
  11. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    You should also learn to edit your posts instead of triple posting.
     
  12. porkiewpyne

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    I am honestly not sure how I should react to this. Alright, let's do this step by step.

    You are making it seem as if knowing game consoles is essential in life. It's like me asking you to get me a TWIN Cermax 240mm. Or a Bob Kramer Euroline Carbon.

    Who is the real idiot? If I had to choose, it'd be your classmate. Why couldn't he have gotten it himself? Had he given shown her a picture? Had he told her how much it would have cost? And in this case, since he specifically asked her to go to a specific shop to get an item, I doubt she'd bother to google it.

    Secondly, look at your "basics" comparison. While I do not agree with TemplarGR's closing statement, his initial point is valid. Other than that, do you honestly think that the so-called noobs will understand/care about the difference between an OLED and LCD screen? Or any of the other specs for that matter? It is more likely than not that if the person understands what you have compiled, they'd already know quite a bit about both handhelds and are somewhat in-the-know with regards to gaming and stuff.

    If anything, Arras' post would be the easiest guide for anyone deciding between the two.

    #kidsthesedays #firstworldproblems #whyamIevenusinghashtagswhenIhatethem
     
  13. wyll001
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    what would a noob know about a 2 GHzquad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor with PowerVR SGX543MP4+ Graphics, or a Dual-Core ARM11 MPCore with DMP PICA200? look instead of causing problems, try to be of help, just tell what i need to add and i'll do it, easy cheesy lemon squiseesy, i mean seriously, if you could do better, why you waited for me doing it?
    if i wanted to do that, i would had did it, i'm crabby mood today, so i could pick the phone, call WNC and start reporting violations on GNR, just because my leg itches, that would be very bad and shamefull, so now UN- did that merging.
     
  14. DragorianSword

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    All banter above beside.

    Personally I like both equally, but I can see how some people say 'there are no games' when talking about the PS Vita. Actually they should be saying: There are no games I personally like (or not enough games I like).

    I'm a huge fan of (J)RPG's and the Vita is really RPG heaven. Add to that that I never owned a ps1 or ps2 and you really have tons of games to play.
    Final Fantasy I to X, Shin Megami Tensei/Persona, Ratchet and Clank/Jak and Daxter/God of War Collection,...
    Until shortly I missed a good shooter for the handheld, but that was solved with Killzone: Mercenaries and Borderlands 2.

    And I got the 3DS because, until I got a PSP 4-5 years ago, I grew up with Nintendo handhelds. It's just pure nostalgia + new and fun games.
    It has a good library for my interests. Zelda, Pokémon, also Shin Megami Tensei, Fire Emblem, Professor Layton, Phoenix Wright and more RPG's.
    (I really think this gen of handhelds is incredible in terms of RPG's)

    If I would have to choose though, I would pick the PS Vita. Zero Escape: Virtues Last Reward is a good example of this.
    I tried the demo's on both handhelds first, and it's so obvious that the PS Vita just plays it smoother and with better graphics and was better fit for it tahn the 3DS.

    Like I said: In the end the specs really don't matter although the PS Vita clearly triumphs on that area. What matters is what games you like best and choose a handheld based on thos criteria. Or you buy both of course :P
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    I have both a 3DS and a Vita.

    While I don't play either a lot (I've been pretty busy and sticking to PC games mostly anyway), the 3DS has gathered dust considerably. If you're not interested in paying $40 for short Nintendo games then the library is pretty bland. The Vita has at least kept my interest piqued from time to time and PS+ usually gives me a reason to play it now and then.
     
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  16. Terenigma

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    I owned a 3DS for about a year and a half before i bought a VITA and since iv bought it, iv barely played my 3DS.

    Vita is the superior console and even tho its gaming library is somewhat smaller than the 3DS, i enjoy it much much more. Since i got monster hunter on my Wii-u i have barely touched my 3DS. There is just alot more to do on the vita. The internet and youtube are vastly superior, The playstation store destroys the E-shop in terms of downloadable games (something Nintendo could fix if they actually put snes games on there) and the console itself is just much more comfortable to play. I do think there are benefits to owning both, there are exclusive games on both sides that are worth playing but the truth of the matter is if a game came out for both consoles, you would be a fool to get it on 3DS over the vita.
     
  17. p1ngpong

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    Right ok whatever, triple posting is actually against the rules so next time edit your posts, thanks.
     
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  18. emigre

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    I own both. Therefore I win.
     
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  19. Guild McCommunist

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    Holy shit you are so fucking whiny and angsty. Do you go to middle school still?
     
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  20. TemplarGR

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    Nothing i said justifies a ban. It seems someone else needs to grow up, especially if he has access to admin rights.
     
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