Which portable gaming system should I get?

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  1. Logan97
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    I just wanted to know if I ever get one of these in the future which one should I get?.
    Psp vita or 3ds?

    Which one has a longer life support is it 3ds? Due to its less graphic power or is it vita idk really.
    Which one has a more of rpg/free roam titles and fighting titles?.
    Which one is capable of smoother frame rates is it vita due to high spec or is it 3ds surprisingly?.
    Which one has more features than the other?.
     
  2. chavosaur

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    Now that I have both I can actually Answer this question!
    For Fighting Games, RPG's, smooth framerates and power, I absolutely recommend the Vita.
    Vita has some Amazing RPG's (Disgaea, YS, Persona, etc.) Amazing Fighters (Blazblue, UMVC3, Mortal Kombat, PASBR)
    And a lot of other good games going for it like Little Big planet Vita, Tearaway, Minecraft is coming soon, Borderlands 2 is coming soon, and much more.

    The 3DS has some Ok Fighters like Project X Zone and Soon to be smash bros, and it has its fair share of good RPG's too like SMT and Fire Emblem.
    Lifespan wise, I think a 3DS outlasts a Vita.

    All in all, for your preference though, I'm still gonna recommend a Vita.
     
  3. Logan97
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    I might get a vita, but iffy about the fact it has limited title's.

    Thanks for the help though I really appreciate it :).

    How long you had your vita? How many hours do you play?.
     
  4. trumpet-205

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    If RPG and fighting game are your thing get Vita. 3DS does have some nice RPG and fighting game but not as much as Vita. Some games such as Senran Kagura Burst (beat'em up game) do have choppy frame rate on 3DS.

    Only downside I can think of for 3DS though is the sound. Vita outputs better sound, and this is evident on some games such as Zero Escape (3DS version sounds horrible, along with game breaking save bug).
     
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  5. slingblade1170

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    3DS, the selection is much better and will only add more to its library. Also, Smash Bros is coming out soon for it.
     
  6. Speedster

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    1. I assume by life support you mean how long the battery lasts, and I would say that depends on model. The 3DS XL (and I'm assuming the 2DS) have good battery life (ninty says ~10 hours). The original 3DS is only like 5 max though. Vita's about 5 hours as well.

    2. Not too sure on this one. I would actually say the Vita wins this one, except for fighting games, as 3DS has SSF4, along with Project X Zone and of course Smash Bros. coming soon. Vita has more of the style you seem to like though, with games like Persona and Uncharted.

    3. There isn't really any point to framerates here, as most of the games for the handhelds are exclusives. But if it is multi-plat, I would say it would run better on a Vita due to the more powerful specs.

    4. Again Vita here. It's got all the things the 3DS has except for 3D and AR, but those aren't used too much. The party options are good features which helps go over the 3DS socially. If you want built in games though, 3DS is the way to go.

    EDIT: Vita does have AR, though it's not used much.

    For you, I'd say get a Vita. It's got more powerful hardware, more features, and it seems to have more games you would like. But if you can, I would get a 3DS too. They're cheap these days, and with the cheaper Vita coming out soon, it shouldn't be too hard to afford both.
     
  7. trumpet-205

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    3DS XL 10 hours battery life is only for DS games. For 3DS games battery life is about the same as Vita.

    Vita does have AR.
     
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    I've had my Vita about 2 weeks now so I've had limited experience, but in that time I've been playing Nothing but it.
    Play station Plus Alone got me 6 free games for the thing, so that was already amazing.
    Couple that with some fantastic Exclusives I bought (Persona, Little Big Planet, Jak and Daxter Collection, etc.) it's been amazing.
    Another big thing the Vita has going for it is the ability to play any PSP game and PSONE game. I have A few of my favorite PSOne titles on there (Grandia, Dino Crisis, Resident Evil) so It's been great so far.
    If you do Get a Vita I highly Reccomend Getting PS+ and soon.
    Right now you can Get Sonic All stars Racing transformed, Uncharted, Oddworld Steangers Wrath, Gravity rush, Urban Trial Freestyle and Wipeout 2048 for free!
    And new free games come out every month, plus sales for PS+ members.
     
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    I meant to say which has a longer battery, but auto correct is killing me on my android, also I'm going for the vita thanks for the help :).
     
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    Battery life goes to the Vita, tests have actually put the battery life above a standard 3DS. Matched up against a XL or a 2DS though is unknown, odds are 2DS has better battery life.

    RPGs and free roams, I'd say the 3DS because it plainly has more RPGs, the only one I'd consider worth it on the Vita is Persona 4: Golden (which is VERY worth it), there's Ys but that's more actiony and Disgaea is, well, Disgaea. So shit.

    Vita has better framerate and graphics.

    Vita has more features as well.

    Really both handhelds are worth owning though, although I will say I think the 3DS is a horrible piece of hardware but with some good games on it.
     
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    1) I had a 3DS which I replaced with a 3DS XL and a Vita. Battery life from my experience is 3DS XL> Vita>3DS.
    2) With RPGs, 3DS wins it though Vita has a good selection. For fighting gaems, Vita wins.
    3) This depends ona gaem by gaem basis. Some gaems run at 60 fps at 3DS some Vita gaems run at 30 fps etc and etc.
     
  12. Ryupower

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    with the vita you do have access to many psp and ps1 games

    vita has many things
    with apps you get off the PSN
    like twitter skype
     
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    Vita all the way.
    The only time I pick up my 3DS is when an interesting Nintendo title pops up these days.

    The vita doesn't really have a limited library unless you're either really picky, or plan on playing the thing like 10 hours a day. I have a massive backlog of stuff to beat, and plenty of games I still need to buy. (most of which are RPGs)
     
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    Get a Vita if you like RPGs and free gaems(PS+).
    I would wait for the new version cause it seems it has better battery life, the downside is that its LCD, but i think its not. LCD have bigger lifespan than OLED.
     
  15. GameWinner

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    I also recommend a Vita!
    You should still try to get both though.
     
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    I have both a 3DS and a Vita and they're both outstanding pieces of hardware. I recommend look at exclusives you want, and make your decision based on that.
     
  17. zeello

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    PSP is the best. But Vita has one thing that might make it better... the 2000 model Vita (released in Japan only) can be charged using a micro USB cable. Vita can also play PSP games from PSN.. but only some of them... and they cost more... and some of those games might be defective who knows.

    battery

    Vita 1000:
    3-5 hours

    3DS:
    3-5 hours (longer if playing DS games)

    2DS:
    3.5-5.5 hours (longer if playing DS games)

    3DS XL:
    3.5-6.5 hours (longer if playing DS games)

    Vita 2000:
    4-6 hours (but reported to be even longer)

    PSP:
    4.5-7.0 hours (but probably less if you get a used system)

    Those are just pulled from wikipedia pages so there's probably an inaccuracy somewhere.