What PS Vita should i buy Guys??

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Metoroid0, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Metoroid0
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    I want PS Vita that i will not sell or get another. I want one that i will have and that's it.

    In other words, i know nothing about vita hacking scene, what version is better and why. I do want AMOLED screen, but if vita without amoled, i mean newer one, the slim one, is better in technical sense that i wont get amoled one (im guessing amoled are first models) also, i want to replace my old PSP 2004 vith wita but i want all my emulators and games for psp to be playable on vita, and vita games also.

    is vita hacked yet? if so what is the best and what you reccomend. so i just want to have psp in vida and vida homebrew and downloaded games..i mean not to by them if you know what i mean..also i want amoled version, but as i said, if amoled consoles are not that good that its not must have...
     
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    I think this could've been better posted in the Hacking & Homebrew forum itself, if you wanted to know whether the Vita is hacked or not. :P

    Or even better; I made a guide in it that you could take a look at! ^_^ (it's missing some tricks, but I've probably explained the missing ones in some other threads.)

    To answer your question of what FW Vita to get, get 3.18. You can perform almost every known Vita hack on that FW.
     
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    So just you know. You can´t play pirated PSVita games.
     
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    But what vita is futureproof, if there ever arise oportunity for vita to play pirated games while i play original in meantime?

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    how is vita as regular PSP?
     
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    I probably will get others who disagree but I dumped our psp and just turned the vita into our psp backup device. Much better build and way better analogs. But in my case I have very little interest in the Vita games that are out so not really needing it to be updated for online play. But if you depend on vita online than you will be forced to update or get a second vita just for that.

    And you should read yifanlu site on his take on the security of the vita and ps4. From what I concluded he thinks the ps4 will be hacked before the vita. So who knows when the vita will be hacked.
     
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    If you want to play the new Vita games, such as Digimon World, or Freedom Wars. You need the latest Firmware. aka. 3.52+

    If you just want to play PSP or PS1 games (or older Vita games), try to get a PSP with FW 3.18 or lower.
     
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    does it matter if i get amoled screen (older) vita, or regular lcd screen vita console. i mean i know that PSP 2000 had double the ram in compared to PSP 1000 so are there any difference in technical sense in vita case except the screen?
     
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    There are only a couple of differences between the Vita 1000 and 2000 models. The 2000 model is a bit thinner and lighter, the battery life is a bit better and it has 1gb of internal memory, other than that they are exactly the same.
     
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    and except the screen. i heart that screen is way expensive if its broken... but is there 3.18 FW slim vita?
     
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    So far, it doesn´t really matter.
     
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    Older one with OLED screen, I have both, and the older one is of much much better build quality, and the screen is absolutely perfect!!
     
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    So how is PSP mode on vita? some insights? i mean, does it work exactly like PSP console with hacking, homebrew, emulators, games...are there anny exceptions or differences? Does it run PSP emulators better because of better hardware? or are there emulators specifically for Vita that use all awailable hardware power?

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    I guess that doesnt mean slim is poor build quality??
     
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    PSP mode is perfect to the degree I've played around with it. It is sand-boxed so emulators etc don't run any better than they normally would, but no disadvantages to it that I have seen [other than no sound on PS1 games, no access to audio for technical reasons]. There are emulators made specifically for Vita but that is a different thing all together, those need to be run via Rejuvenate [the SNES one for example is very nice, but they are still sand-boxed] and for that the version of your FW is very important. As has been said 3.18 is the sweet spot for compatability with everything [psp, ps1 & rejuvenate]. I think Rejuvenate works up to 3.30, don't recall exactly off the top of my head.
     
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    No it's not, but the older one just feels much better when two are compared. Also the LCD screen on the new one seems nice on it's own, but when you put them side by side, oh my...LCD looks like it was bleached (for comparison, I have 2xN3DS XL with IPS, and they have more saturated color than Vita 2000).

    As far as modification goes, I don't know, I have PSP 2000 with CFW, but my Vitas are legit.
     
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    Who wants to know?
    Not much to buy unless your an otaku which i am.
     
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    is snes emulation improved over psp? like super mario rpg yoshi island etc.
     
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    Ps vita 2000 is better than oled vita in all way, more comfortable better performance better screen and better battery. But you should forget the idea for hacking, ps vita is different with psp and very difficult to hack, you must have a ps3 to transfer files if you are not in the last firmware, i sold my ps vita 2000 and bought a psp 3000
     
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    Talking about really downgrading your screen. My psp went in the trash the moment our vita got tn-v.