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 Post subject: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 18:05 
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From IGN

http://uk.psp.ign.com/articles/121/1210084p1.html

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Sony has announced the UK price for PlayStation Vita.

The Wi-Fi model has an RRP of £229.99, while the 3G/Wi-Fi model will set you back £279.99.

Jim Ryan, the boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, said, "PlayStation Vita is an incredible device that offers the best possible portable gaming experiences."

Vita will launch in the UK on February 22, 2012. But Sony has yet to confirm what games will be available at launch or which 3G service provider will support the device in the UK.


Given what the 3ds launched at (and the original PSP) £230 seems to be quite reasonable

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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 19:56 
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Jim Ryan, the boss of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, said, "PlayStation Vita is an incredible device that offers the best possible portable gaming experiences... if I was talking to you in 2006, but since the iPhone we have no idea what to do. We know you won't buy this but we will carry on regardless"


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:59 
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Sony are lending me one of these for a week, let me know if you have any questions about it.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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Sony are lending me one of these for a week, let me know if you have any questions about it.


Are the load times really that bad ?

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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:18 
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I should clarify. They're lending me one of these for a week, starting on the 27th.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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I remember when you could phone up Sony and say "I'm in the media" whereupon they'd bung you a Playstation and send you a copy of something good abut once a month, like Tekken 3 or Spyro or that. How the mighty have fallen.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:23 
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LewieP wrote:
I should clarify. They're lending me one of these for a week, starting on the 27th.


And its released on the 22nd in Europe and America ...

I suppose my question then is 'are there any good games for it'

(which at the moment it doesnt look like it)

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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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What's the USP with this over the PSP then?

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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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zaphod79 wrote:
LewieP wrote:
I should clarify. They're lending me one of these for a week, starting on the 27th.


And its released on the 22nd in Europe and America ...

I suppose my question then is 'are there any good games for it'

(which at the moment it doesnt look like it)

To be fair, I only asked them for one this morning, because I happened upon the contact details for the person to hassle for one. More organised/more important to them press have already been given them.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 13:01 
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What's the USP with this over the PSP then?

Loads more graphics, and a brand new proprietary expensive memory card format. Also, kitchen sink approach to user interface (has waggle controls, two thumbsticks, touch screen, rear touchpad, and front and rear camera).

A large part of the pitch is that it's relatively easy for developers to port PS3 code to the Vita. They're selling some games as you pay once over PSN and get a PS3 and Vita version.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 13:03 
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LewieP wrote:
Zardoz wrote:
What's the USP with this over the PSP then?

Loads more graphics, and a brand new proprietary expensive memory card format. Also, kitchen sink approach to user interface (has waggle controls, two thumbsticks, touch screen, rear touchpad, and front and rear camera).

A large part of the pitch is that it's relatively easy for developers to port PS3 code to the Vita. They're selling some games as you pay once over PSN and get a PS3 and Vita version.


...and it will still be a total flop.

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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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http://benheck.com/Games/Xbox360/x360_page_5.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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LewieP wrote:
http://benheck.com/Games/Xbox360/x360_page_5.htm


Man, I so want one of those!

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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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LewieP wrote:
http://benheck.com/Games/Xbox360/x360_page_5.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 13:40 
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Zardoz wrote:
What's the USP with this over the PSP then?


The fact that the technology in it's not eight years old surely?


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 14:10 
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I can't see the Vita doing well. Does anyone want to play games like Uncharted on a portable? I'd rather keep them for the big screen experience and play mini games on a hand held.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 14:15 
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Having played with one: the graphics and screen quality (and size) are legitimately impressive. Uncharted looked great. The new d-pads are pleasant to use and the touchscreen is neat. I'd say it's a nice piece of kit, overall. I'd be far more impressed if it ran Android and hence had an open games platform, because it'd be a cracking emulation machine.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 14:24 
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If I did any serious amount of travelling, or if my daily commute was longer, I'd be all over this. I'm happy to play Uncharted or anything else as long as it's a good game and as long as I've got decent length stretches of time to play it (e.g. half four commute). As it stands though my commute is ten minutes and we rarely fly long-haul so I won't pick one up the same way I haven't bothered getting a PSP despite how cheap they are these days; I want it but I can't justify the expense and the carrying around of another gadget.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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I'd be far more impressed if it ran Android


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 14:53 
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I've not followed it too closely, but I'm sure I heard in the pre release rumblings that it will sort of support android apps, but only in the sense that it will be incredibly trivial to port android software too it, it's not going to have the google market or support sideloading of android apps or anything like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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Doctor Glyndwr wrote:
I'd be far more impressed if it ran Android


*narrows eyes*

Who are you and what have you done with the Doc?

It's not the Apple Vita, you know. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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Are the sticks any good? I quite like the look of Dynasty Warriors. I'm in no position to be buying one at the minute, though. Maybe for Christmas when there are loads of games out and stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 21:34 
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Looks pretty swish, but it's really just the psp all over again, isn't it? That was some frankly gorgeous tech for the time too. Some people are enthusing about the second analog stick, but I can't really picture playing shooters on a tiny screen without it being a total headwrecker regardless of controls. Maybe if they use some clever visual design to help the games read better on smaller displays or something.

The graphics fidelity might go against it I feel, as downloadable titles could easily start going into silly file sizes with all those resources at hand. Couple that with expensive proprietary memory and it's a bit of a mess waiting to happen.

That said, I'll probably be all over it as soon as there's a couple of Valkyria Chronicles/Disgaea-style games on there.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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Looks pretty swish, but it's really just the psp all over again, isn't it? That was some frankly gorgeous tech for the time too. Some people are enthusing about the second analog stick, but I can't really picture playing shooters on a tiny screen without it being a total headwrecker regardless of controls. Maybe if they use some clever visual design to help the games read better on smaller displays or something.


The killer app could be them squeezing a shooter onto it (COD!) but the way they are messing about with the different options (wifi / 3g) and what you get with them makes it a bit odd at the moment.

I was very keen on seeing how Mod Nation Racers turned out on it given that the PS3 one was great but the early reviews complain of really long loading times (minutes - its on a bloody memory stick for ****s sake!) , and *NO* online mode !
Given that Mario Kart for the DS (not even the 3ds) was doing online cart racing in 2005 I cant see how they can bring a game out 7 years later missing what many would consider a key part !

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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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Presumably because it was a rush job, I think the developer is now working on Little Big Planet Kart.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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I got to have a go on one in our local Game branch last week. It's a nice bit of kit bigger, chunkier and more substantial (in a good way) than the PSP and the two analogue sticks actually seemed to work brilliantly on it. Seriously, one of the games I played was Katamari, and I thought it was very comfortable to hold and use both analogue sticks, which is quite something considering how dire the one stick on the PSP was.

That said, I can't see me buying one.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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No region locking? Well done Sony for a change.


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 Post subject: Re: Playstation Vita
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Saw one today. Very pretty.

Won't be getting one, obv.

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