Why do people like the Vita?

Discussion in 'PS Vita - Games & Content' started by petethepug, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. petethepug
    OP

    petethepug PUG

    Member
    1,223
    326
    May 2, 2016
    United States
    COMPUTER
    I have never really owned a PSP or PS Vita or other similar Sony device that's portable as a kid (and still today.) I have always had hopes of my parents getting me one when I was at the age of 11 - 13 when I was starting to get into more content on the PS3 like Infamous, Uncharted, so fourth but its never really happened, instead I got Nintendo hand helds pretty much most of the time.

    The DS was one of the first consoles I had owned, and from there I upgraded to the 3ds, since then I have never really thought about turning or looking back at anything Sony or Microsoft for portable gaming.

    It seems like a really good console with a lot of indie games & packed with a few action games but thats pretty much it, I don't really know why people come to appreciate so much in general.
     
    Tomato Hentai likes this.


  2. chocoboss

    chocoboss GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    236
    70
    Jun 25, 2016
    France
    FRANCE
    Because ... We have borderland 2 and ffx-2 HD ! :grog:

    Naaaah because of the screen and the power. The ds / 3ds are pièce of crap if you compare, weak CPU/GPU + horrible screen
     
  3. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps

    pip Reporter
    GBAtemp Patron
    Chary is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,161
    12,749
    Oct 2, 2012
    United States
    Probably because of its PS2 ports, nice screen resolution, and good amount of games.
     
    Gray_Jack likes this.
  4. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    9,474
    4,686
    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    Well like the vita cause i thought phantasy star online 2 was gonna be on it. Until sega denied me my wish. :nayps3:

    But thinking about it now, it has console quality games in a mobile setting, while to me is mixed feelings. As i always said, console exclusive games are important for it to survive, most psvita games exist on ps3 or ps4. I guess is not a bad thing, is just like Hedio Kojima said about the switch, when he compared it to his own game metal gear solid HD collection using the transferring feature (Allows you to use single save data on both systems to continue playing without starting over) Still is a system that deserves praise for the hardware alone, as for the games there is a good and healthy selection of them not to mention psp and ps1 ports as well, remote play on ps3 and ps4, and that playstation now, some video stream apps like hulu, netflix, or playstation vue. :)

    In other words, at the start it didn't have much to offer but as time passed it offered a bit more than was expected, even though no one actually bought the 3G model and used it as a phone :P

    Honestly there is bad things about it Like the OVER PRICED PRIORITY MEMORY CARDS. ENCRYPTED FILE SYSTEM, VERY LIMITED FILE MANAGEMENT AND BACKUP DATA (Save data back ups are very awkward) But some people would buy this over maybe a 3DS in some cases. Yes is true 3DS is more popular than vita but why is that? More games to offer for many players from various ages, lots of titles from various well known companies, supportive brand management and pr with the content. Meanwhile sony seem to have given up on vita like a year after playstation tv was announced (like late 2015) Though games still get made for it, the only thing holding it back are the overpriced memory cards, so as long as that wasn't the main issue, sure there more reason to like it.
     
  5. chocoboss

    chocoboss GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    236
    70
    Jun 25, 2016
    France
    FRANCE
    Project diva :wub:


    Hatsune miku :wub::wub::wub:
     
    YugiSenpai likes this.
  6. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    9,474
    4,686
    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    One thing for sure, it has lot more fighting games than 3DS. Skull girls, Blazblue, Street fighter x tekken, Marvel vs capcom 3, some other indies.... so it has something worth trying to compete against, just is not as popular demand. :)
     
    cvskid likes this.
  7. Thirty3Three

    Thirty3Three Musician Member

    Member
    2,986
    1,517
    Mar 22, 2013
    United States
    Wherever you want me, baby.
    Why do people like the NES? It all comes down to opinion, mate. I LOVE my Vita.
     
    Syon and BORTZ like this.
  8. WiiUBricker

    WiiUBricker Fake News Reporter

    Member
    6,871
    3,844
    Sep 19, 2009
    Argentina
    Espresso
    I think you may have not logged in to the Vita Store in a long time. There are lots of RPGs and other big games that do not fall in the category of indie games and action games. Oh and it has the Gate of Steiner.
     
    Syon, whateverg1012, nxwing and 3 others like this.
  9. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    9,474
    4,686
    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    If you are using one for exclusive games, it may be hard to find, once before i stated that most vita games already exist on ps3 and ps4, but there is rare exclusives that are good, like Ys memories of celestia, Tales of Heart R, but you will find lot more games that already exist for the consoles.
     
  10. Jao Chu

    Jao Chu GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,917
    1,210
    Aug 20, 2013
    straya m8
    The PS Vita, despite being a failure, is actually a good piece of gear. Especially the 1st generation with the OLED display :)

    I also love having a PS1 in my pocket!
     
    SLiV3R likes this.
  11. gnmmarechal

    gnmmarechal Kirigiri > Naoto

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    gnmmarechal is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,477
    2,663
    Jul 13, 2014
    Portugal
    https://gs2012.xyz
    Because of its hardware, the great games it has (Gravity Rush, Persona 4 Golden, Killzone Mercenary, Project Diva titles, etc, in my case), and because it also runs PSP content.
     
    sephurchin likes this.
  12. Silverthorn

    Silverthorn Spiky!

    Member
    351
    222
    Mar 27, 2012
    France
    I like it especially because of the form factor. My favourite console of all times was the GBA, and while the clamshell design isn't bad and has some nice perks, I will just always prefer a form factor that's similar to it like PSP and PS Vita.
    My hands are just used to it.
     
  13. happydance

    happydance GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    576
    81
    Jul 16, 2009
    Because its portable and have some great games not available on other portable device. Though that might change now since there is another more powerfull portable device now.
     
    Last edited by happydance, Mar 30, 2017
  14. windhazard

    windhazard GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    247
    63
    Mar 23, 2016
    Gambia, The
    I think there are people like me, who don't buy the console because I like it. I buy it for the exclusive games it offers (P4G, Atelier Series Remake,..). I couldn't care less about the hardware aspect because there are simply no other way to play them.
     
  15. Kourin

    Kourin Touhou Maniac

    Member
    842
    528
    Jan 24, 2016
    Australia
    Ripple Star
    It has games they enjoy?
    Why do you like whatever you like?
     
    NeroAngelo likes this.
  16. DinohScene

    DinohScene Dino May Fire

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    15,594
    11,969
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Because better hardware.
     
  17. Molina

    Molina My title? It's gone,... like the last fuck I gave.

    Member
    221
    74
    May 14, 2016
    France
    Huuu is it japan locked? When I played pso2 (pc), I often played with vita players, they have a tag and special channel. If I could find where I left my account I would like to play it again.
     
  18. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    9,474
    4,686
    May 27, 2016
    United States
    New York
    Thank you! This is exactly what i was talking about! :creep:
    This is the whole reason why we buy so many systems in the first place! EXCLUSIVE GAMES! Is not about hardware specs, is not about what it can or can't do. IS THE GAMES! :ninja:
     
    Nightwish and windhazard like this.
  19. sirrjohn

    sirrjohn Member

    Newcomer
    13
    2
    Mar 20, 2017
    Brazil
    I like my vita. Good (some exclusive) games. Battery here lasts like 3 to 4 hours.

    Have a lot of PSP and PSX games (if you like them) that are not too expensive (a few are).

    Rear touchpad is most of the time annoying as you are probably gonna trigger it a lot without wanting. At least I couldn't find a good position for my fingers in a way to not trigger it. Honestly in my opinion the rear touchpad was the biggest mistake done in the vita.

    Memory cards are just too expensive, 64gb could cost almost the same as the console itself.

    I can't think of anything else that is bad. There is a lot of good things about it btw.

    I really enjoy the vita and I would recommend anyone to buy it.

    This is my honest (small) review. Hope it helps!
     
    Last edited by sirrjohn, Apr 3, 2017
    sephurchin likes this.
  20. ov3rkill

    ov3rkill GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    947
    330
    May 10, 2009
    The ability to play PS1, PSP, exclusive Vita games, and if homebrew is enabled, you can play different emulators. The only con is the expensive propriety memory cards. Geez, talking about greed. microSD is way cheaper.