Edit: I just got a Vita, and I really like this thing (love takes a lifetime!)
Okay so I've been reading a lot and the vita has been getting a lot of bad rap. Now I understand that it may not have an amazing lineup of games, but I got one and I love it. Let me elaborate.
I currently live in Hong Kong. I live in a small apartment with a flatmate. We both do the same job, and we both place games. We both can't afford a TV of course don't have any consoles (other than handhelds) He currently owns a 3ds and Vita and his ability to play games really got to me.
So I went out and (even with all the bad write ups i read) I bought a vita. I got a pretty sweet deal...the vita, a game and a memory stick for £160 (when converted from HKD) and I love this thing. Its exactly what I wanted which was a close enough experience to my PS3 that I can have without a TV. I play it on the MTR to work, I play it in bed, I play it at work (I'm a teacher and it counts as extra curricular language exchange). I'm no gaming enthusiast, I have no console loyalties, I'm just a simple bloke without a TV who wanted to play PS3 games, and for that the Vita does a pretty good job.
)Now my flatmate loves his 3ds, but unlike many people I've read, he doesn't slate the vita (oh and he's not one to not speak his mind about shit). He agrees that if you want to have the closest experience of a PS3 in your pocket then a vita is what you want. The other people I work with don't play games but they can see the appeal of the vita and actually find it a little more open than say the 3DS because of the nature of the titles, (from a non gamer perspective Fifa looks like console Fifa, uncharted etc these are games they may have seen on consoles and see the similarities)
Anyways, I just wanted to post here and show my support for a console that is struggling a little. I think it's really cool, and I'm looking forward to playing some more games on it.
I'm planning on picking up some more games soon, and any recommendations would be awesome. If you want to add me to play some Fifa then feel free. My PSN is: Partyhatpenguin
([ps. I wrote this having just woken up so I got that blurry eye thing so if any typo's I apologise)