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Posted by illegalnull (109 posts) 7 months, 28 days ago

Are you going buy a Vita with the newly announced price drop to $199? (185 votes)

Yes 23%
No 39%
I already own one! 37%
#1 Edited by MacGoesZoom (75 posts) -

I am going to hold off just a little longer. The only game I really want is persona 4. But after the press conference today it is more on my radar than before.

#2 Posted by jimmyfenix (3679 posts) -

Borderlands 2 , Remote play meaning playing watchdogs or battlefield while taking a dump heck yeah!

#3 Posted by illegalnull (109 posts) -

Excited about the prospect of Borderlands 2. Still waiting for a good shooter for those sticks! Killzone Mercenary maybe, but Borderlands I know I'd play the crap out of!

#4 Posted by Bane122 (763 posts) -

Nope. It's great they lowered the price but I'm still not seeing any games compelling me to get one. Once it starts getting a great library of exclusives, then I'll grab one.

#5 Edited by probablytuna (3442 posts) -

Can't wait to see how well the remote play for playing PS4 games would work on the Vita.

#6 Edited by MentalDisruption (1618 posts) -

Already own one for persona 4. Definitely going to take advantage of some of the new games coming out for it as well as the remote play ps4 stuff.

#7 Posted by Aviar (365 posts) -

I'm gonna wait to see if there is a Black Friday deal like last year.

#8 Posted by Marokai (2633 posts) -

I wouldn't buy it at this price point, but the lower price point just means that there will be even lower price deals down the road. If there's some sort of 150$ Black Friday or holiday bundle deal, I may go for it.

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#9 Edited by bigjeffrey (4154 posts) -

Still too expensive. Listed mine on Craiglist for $140 people still asking for a lower price also offering me "fluff pills".

No games for it, the games coming to it are old ass games.

#10 Posted by StrainedEyes (1307 posts) -

I'm going to wait until Black Friday, see what kind of deals get put up. I'm definitely interested in one.

#11 Posted by Zeik (2108 posts) -

Nothing has really changed for the immediate future. There are purchases that take higher precedence right now. I'll probably get one at some point though. Maybe next year, I dunno.

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#12 Posted by TAFAE (150 posts) -

Already have one, but if the price cuts are good enough on the 32gb memory cards, I might pick one of those up. Sony seems to finally have a vision for the system though, which is great to see for my own sake owning one.

#13 Edited by nccows (33 posts) -

If my family decides that we're traveling to Ohio (from North Carolina) for Thanksgiving, I'll get one before then, but I might wait until Black Friday.

#14 Posted by Haziqonfire (227 posts) -

No.

It still lacks appealing software for me. I'm still waiting to give me more reasons to justify a purchase AKA, make more original content for it and I'll pounce. I've always liked the hardware but it lacks enough software for my liking to warrant a purchase.

#15 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

I already own one, everyone should own one. It's the shit.

#16 Posted by bigjeffrey (4154 posts) -

@yanngc33 said:

I already own one, everyone should own one. It's the shit.

Joke Post?

#17 Posted by Eisen (129 posts) -

If they have cut the memory card prices down, then maybe. I refuse to pay $80 for a 32 GB card when they should have just used a standard format instead that costs a third that amount.

#18 Edited by Pezen (1465 posts) -

It looks appealing, but not so much the pricing but some of those games they talked about. But it's one of those things that will eventually gather dust in a drawer as I don't really have a commute or time in general for portable gaming other than on the phone since I already have that with me anyway.

#19 Posted by davidwitten22 (1702 posts) -

if you want to actually play it you have to purchase a $50+ memory card too, so its still $250 for a handheld with only a few games. My Ps+ subscription has got me a couple nice PSVita games for free, but its mostly just been PSP games :/

#20 Edited by Seppli (9735 posts) -

I already own one, and so far it's shaping up to be the greatest gaming device I ever owned. I'd absolutely get one again.

#21 Posted by spraynardtatum (2120 posts) -

I would have if those memory cards weren't still a rip off.

#22 Posted by awesomeusername (4056 posts) -

@yanngc33 said:

I already own one, everyone should own one. It's the shit.

Joke Post?

Yes, your post is a joke.

#23 Edited by MightyDuck (1434 posts) -

The remote playing is a pretty neat feature.

If I didn't have to buy the specific memory cards for it I might be more on board.

#24 Edited by Seppli (9735 posts) -

@pezen said:

It looks appealing, but not so much the pricing but some of those games they talked about. But it's one of those things that will eventually gather dust in a drawer as I don't really have a commute or time in general for portable gaming other than on the phone since I already have that with me anyway.

I don't commute either. In my estimation the Vita isn't all that mobile to begin with. It's too big and heavy to really work as a mobile device, unless you always carry along a bag or rucksack. I use it every day however, as a bedside entertainment device. I religously check my youtube channel subscriptions before going to sleep. I stream media files like movies and podcasts from my PC (720p files look fucking pristine on the Vita).

Since I've not owned a PSP before, I have an immense library of awesome games to discover and play. It's a better device to play PSP games on than the PSP itself. Due to the nature of Vita's screen (relatively low resolution, but high pixel density, in combination with insane contrast values and super crisp colors of its OLED technology) retro games hold up extremely well. In fact, it might be the best avenue to experience PS1 & PSP classics. Indie games also seem to shine more on Vita. There's just something to playing games on a dedicated gaming device.

Given a reliable Wi-Fi network, the Vita is the perfect home entertainment device. Especially one remote play with PS4 comes into play. Play your games anywhere in your home. Don't knock it until you've experienced it. It's pretty damn great. Just think about it. The Vita can entertain you to an insane degree, regardless of where in your home you are at. Regardless of the situation. Hell - if you want, you can play Assassin's Creed 4 on the shitter.

#25 Edited by Seppli (9735 posts) -

A 16 GB card is more than sufficient to enjoy the whole breadth of what Vita has to offer, and with these recommended prices good retailers with competitive pricing will be offering 16 GB mermory cards for as little as 29$, guaranteed. Still not the greatest deal in the world, but the Vita is definitely worth it. You don't know what you're missing. This should not stop you from entering the gaming Nirvana that is PS+ & PS3/4 & PS Vita.

#26 Edited by Hunter5024 (5168 posts) -

Yeah. And now I don't have to try and get someone to go into Target for me!

#27 Posted by BeachThunder (11260 posts) -

Sorry. 3DS fills my handheld quota.

#28 Posted by mindgarden418 (49 posts) -

Nah. The majority of the upcoming lineup are good indie games and a game I already played. The previously released games weren't enough for me to bite either.

#29 Posted by RobotHamster (4156 posts) -

I really do want one but with my backlog of games and limited amount of time it wouldn't be a great time for me... being an adult sucks...

#30 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (4428 posts) -

That price drop is pretty nice, but not quite yet. Eventually though.

#31 Edited by ScreamingGhost (201 posts) -

If I had more disposable income maybe, but end of the day it'd just be my psp replacement for my downloaded games and with the memory sticks still being pricey $80 for 32 GBs is still way to much. Maybe they'll be an awesome black friday sale and I can pick one up then.

#32 Edited by afabs515 (831 posts) -

To me, "what is a Vita worth to you?" and "how much would you pay to see the new stuff in Persona 4?" are the same question. $250 is not the answer.

#33 Edited by Milkman (16224 posts) -

This might sound silly but honestly, the thing that would get me to buy a Vita is an easy way for Giant Bomb to capture footage of it. I just don't know what (if anything) is coming out on the thing because GB can't cover it. I'm sure there's some cool stuff on there but I just don't get to see it.

#34 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1783 posts) -

Still too expensive. Listed mine on Craiglist for $140 people still asking for a lower price also offering me "fluff pills".

No games for it, the games coming to it are old ass games.

... what's it come with?

#35 Posted by Tajasaurus (658 posts) -

I hope this breathes even more life into the Vita. I love my Vita. I don't want to it be relegated to a PS4 streaming machine.

#36 Posted by csl316 (7344 posts) -

Hell yeah, I am. So many PS+ games to finally make use of! And Muramasa!

#37 Posted by Sanity (1852 posts) -

No, but honestly i have so much i need to play on steam right now that i dont need any new consoles.

#38 Edited by bigjeffrey (4154 posts) -

@artelinarose: 8GB Card, Some dude offered me $100 for it, which is crazy.

#39 Edited by OneKillWonder_ (1592 posts) -

Not that I can't afford it, but I've been basically hemorrhaging money lately and there's no way I would let myself spend that kind of money on anything right now. I really would like one, however. I bet there will be some good deals around Black Friday.

#40 Edited by hollitz (1168 posts) -

I've spent more time on my vita in the year I've owned it than I have on my 360 in the past three.

#41 Edited by SpoogeMcduck (158 posts) -

I was burned by the PSP so doubt I'll ever get another handheld. Maybe if they have some games I really like on it but JRPGs and Monster Hunter don't do it for me.

#42 Posted by isomeri (1172 posts) -

The thing still needs some more games. Maybe I'll get one when I buy my PS4.

#43 Posted by sdharrison (470 posts) -

@seppli said:

@pezen said:

It looks appealing, but not so much the pricing but some of those games they talked about. But it's one of those things that will eventually gather dust in a drawer as I don't really have a commute or time in general for portable gaming other than on the phone since I already have that with me anyway.

I don't commute either. In my estimation the Vita isn't all that mobile to begin with. It's too big and heavy to really work as a mobile device, unless you always carry along a bag or rucksack. I use it every day however, as a bedside entertainment device. I religously check my youtube channel subscriptions before going to sleep. I stream media files like movies and podcasts from my PC (720p files look fucking pristine on the Vita).

Since I've not owned a PSP before, I have an immense library of awesome games to discover and play. It's a better device to play PSP games on than the PSP itself. Due to the nature of Vita's screen (relatively low resolution, but high pixel density, in combination with insane contrast values and super crisp colors of its OLED technology) retro games hold up extremely well. In fact, it might be the best avenue to experience PS1 & PSP classics. Indie games also seem to shine more on Vita. There's just something to playing games on a dedicated gaming device.

Given a reliable Wi-Fi network, the Vita is the perfect home entertainment device. Especially one remote play with PS4 comes into play. Play your games anywhere in your home. Don't knock it until you've experienced it. It's pretty damn great. Just think about it. The Vita can entertain you to an insane degree, regardless of where in your home you are at. Regardless of the situation. Hell - if you want, you can play Assassin's Creed 4 on the shitter.

What this guy says is totally correct. The Vita is a WAAAAAAAAAAAY underrated device. The above post says anything I would say in a more articulate way, so I'll leave it there. If you've got the money and love gaming, the Vita is such a NICE piece of hardware. Great build quality, feel, interface, catalog, etc. And if you're going to get a PS4, the value is crazy. The Vita really has to be experienced.

#44 Posted by Mcfart (1425 posts) -

It's great for watching videos on the go (but have to convert them as it doesn't support many video formats) and Persona 4, but tbh I didn't get much else out of it...

#45 Posted by clumsyninja1 (817 posts) -

Now it just need games...

#46 Edited by SamStrife (1280 posts) -

@seppli said:

I already own one, and so far it's shaping up to be the greatest gaming device I ever owned. I'd absolutely get one again.

This. I'm blown away by how incredible my Vita is and how it's looking to get crazy stronger as time goes on. It has a really unfair negative stigma attached to it at this point.

When I get my PS4, the remote play stuff will separate it even more.

#47 Posted by Pezen (1465 posts) -

@sdharrison: @seppli: I am sure for some those would be applicable excuses to spend money on it. But I have both a phone and tablet for toilet entertainment and I don't ever have to compete for tv-time since I have a room in our apartment dedicated to my hobbies, so I would probably never remote play anything ever either. So, it still boils down to the fact that mobile games are a much better solution for that odd 5-10 minute game time when I am out and about.

#48 Edited by Otacon (2193 posts) -

I just want to know the new card prices, only having 8GB is frustrating.

#49 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -

Nope, the lack of software was always the bigger problem.

#50 Posted by Veektarius (4139 posts) -

I'd pay 150. Unreasonable for what it is, I realize, but the hole in my gaming experience is very small.