To buy or to wait, that's the question.

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Games & Content' started by Yanazake, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Yanazake
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    Hello there, guys. [yeah, I tend to put a lot of things between brackets, you can probably ignore that part]


    So, I've worked last year to buy my work station [a strong pc, so I can learn and create 3D content... and play too, of course], 2 new video games that are just waiting for the right games [or the right hack, but the games aren't out yet anyway] And the next and last step is the PSvita.

    I do not intend on buying one of the upcoming consoles [I'm unlucky enought to only get them when the next generation is being announced or is already out] so the psvita is going to be my last gaming machine for a while.

    THING IS, I'm not sure if it's a good idea to try and buy a japanese model with early firmware, or wait for the western release. Yep, I'd like to hack it if possible. And 3G is out of the question, since I'd probably have to wait for a LOCAL release for it to be compatible with the 3G we have in my country... which is either super horrible, or super expensive.

    Either way, after I buy it, it WILL be stocked until the right time. [Should be doing the same with the 3DS... But one of the games I wanted is already out of the list, so whatever] I have an Asia model PSP, and never had an issue with it...
     
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    I don't think firmware version really matters ATM. Just wait for your release as it will be cheaper...
     
  3. X_XSlashX_X

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    Yeah I would personally just wait awhile before buying it. I made that mistake with my 3DS buying it early. So I'm gonna wait quite awhile before I get a vita.
     
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  4. chris888222

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    Personally, I suggest you wait.

    Launch sets will often have flaws/glitches and some of the games you like are not out yet.

    The memory cards are also somewhat expensive and possibly in the future there might be bundles. 4GB is not going to get you too far (likely one medium sized Vita digital game + one medium PSP title). IMO, it's best to go digital.
     
  5. Yanazake
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    Actually, the price might drop out there, but in my country, it only drops after the console/handheld is past the middle of it's life, or the next generation is already around the corner. Heck, a PS3 is about 700 bucks in here, and if it can be hacked, it gets to roughtly 1000... [Brazil Reals - R$ - check the monetary difference if curious]

    There is a chance that I might just ask someone to buy it for me out there, but then again, I need to keep in mind the price differences.


    edit: AND THEN AGAIN, I never saw so much interest from game companies in my country. Last year's end I started seeing xbox advertisement left and right, even on TV... there wasn't ONE official propaganda of any kind before that that I can remember... And I'm old enought to remember if there were commercials for the Sega Genesis, Master System, NES and SNES. There weren't...
     
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    Yes, but 1Real = US$0.55. So under US$380, which isn't too bad for a PS3, just a little bit more than we pay in Australia. (Yes, Aussies get ripped off at all things electronics BIG TIME! But then I suppose your country does too...)
     
  7. Yanazake
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    I rest my case.
     
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    Yes, compared to America.
     
  9. Satangel

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    Like other members said, wait (at least a year IMHO) to see how the handheld develops. You get so many benefits from waiting that time: more games, more games announced, hardware faults that are fixed, software bugs that are fixed, maybe a revision, pricedrop for console, pricedrop/knock-off memory cards?

    + you can see if it's hacked already
     
  10. Hop2089

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    Get a Wifi version, you don't need 3G if you have Mifi or a tethering phone that can be used as a wi-fi hotspot.
     
  11. Hyro-Sama

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    Buying a console/handheld at lanuch is stupid. Wait for Hacks, better games, quanity of games to increase, software fixes, game annoucements, etc.
     
  12. prowler

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    you should just get it

    you never know what'll happen (well nothing is going to happen the system has already been out in japan for a while)
     
  13. Yanazake
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    The thing about getting it early, at least sony-wise, is getting a low firmware version and keep it. PS3 is terrible when it comes to FW version, PSP was too some time ago, and then it got hacked to hell and back, but who knows...
     
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    I say get it now so that you can keep it at a low firmware. If you do get it at launch at least with this hand held it won't be glitchy. Since it was released in Japan already in Dec. 2011 meaning they worked out all of the glitches and issues. Who knows if they do a quick price cut on it they will possibly give us a free game or 2.