PS Vita Review

What experience do I have with PS Vita?

I bought it on the release day and since then I’ve played a LOT.

I’ve gone through much of these three games:

  • Super Stardust Delta
  • Mutant Blobs Attack!
  • WipeOut 2048

What other portable game players do I have to compare it to?

  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • PSP

Summary of what I like about PS Vita:

  • Battery Life is very good.
  • Controls are very easy to use
  • Graphics are fantastic
  • If you’re wondering, I enjoyed the downloaded games so much more than the cartridge game, particularly, Mutant Blobs Attack!, which I could barely put down.

Cool VITA features I don’t use

The Back touch panel was a problem for me with Super Stardust Delta so I changed the game mode.

Accelerometer turns VITA on during commute, burning batteries, so I turn off that feature

Both Cameras: I won’t be taking pictures with VITA and I don’t want to see anyone else so I hope you don’t use the camera either!

PS VITA Review

Issues

  • Screen –- fingerprint hog, even with screen protector
  • Near Feature — not as well refined as the Nintendo system for finding friends nearby
  • Unit 14 demo (and others) does not utilizes all the cool functions of VITA like I wish it did.  Hopefully, the games do… I’m not sure yet.
  • All the Sony propriety stuff is obnoxious, for example, unlike the 3DS, docking station must be purchased separate and its workmanship is cheap.

Sony vs Nintendo

  • I love the PS Vita and I’ve played it more in a couple weeks than I’ve played on Nintendo 3DS in the year since it came out.
  • The games on Nintendo 3DS seem to be old games in origin and graphics.  I like new games, creative games like Mutant Blobs Attack.
  • Nintendo is very good for kid-friendly games and seems more rugged to me than the 3DS The games are better for me on the Vita.

My advice to Sony:

Focus on the product and the end users rather than just trying to make money and keep everything tightly proprietary.

My advice to you:

If you’re looking for a next generation gaming device for older teens and up, PS VITA is the way to go.  Younger, consider Nintendo’s 3DS.

Thanks,

Super Gadget Guy

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