What would get you to buy a Vita?

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#1 Posted by isomeri (1273 posts) -

My covet factor towards the Vita has risen significantly during the last few weeks. Mainly because I started to realize what a stellar lineup of games the platform has been able to produce at launch.

However I'm still not prepared to dole out my money to Sony at the current price point. I think that the handheld itself is reasonably priced, but the cost of memory at the moment is quite ridiculous. If I were to buy a Vita I'd want the 32 GB memory-card, and would probably not buy any physical game copies at all.

Once the combined price for the console and the 32 gig card drops below 250 € I probably will finally get one. Currently I'm hoping for some sort of bundle or price-drop at E3.

For those of you who are not planning on buying a Vita at the moment, what would get you to change your mind?

#2 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10990 posts) -

Either a sizable price drop, or I get a sizable amount of cash. The memory card stuff is unfortunate, and really, the thing should have some amount of built in storage, but it's not that bad, I guess? I dunno.

Games. It needs more games worth buying. But that's kinda the issue with all video game systems at launch.

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#3 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

Already got one coming on the launch date, I always like to be an early adopter of tech so there was never any question, the lineup isn't looking too bad for launch though to be fair.

#4 Posted by GS_Dan (1403 posts) -

I'm waiting for the inevitable hardware revision before I jump on board.

#5 Edited by Stete (734 posts) -

When a Vita memory card costs the same as a microSD card. Right now on amazon a 16GB microSD costs 15 quid, the vita equivalent costs 40.

#6 Posted by isomeri (1273 posts) -

@Imsorrymsjackson said:

Already got one coming on the launch date, I always like to be an early adopter of tech so there was never any question, the lineup isn't looking too bad for launch though to be fair.

I'm usually an early adopter as well. If I were to buy a Vita sometime after the launch it would be the first time for me since the original PlayStation.

#7 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@isomeri:

I'll be definately getting a Vita once it's cheaper IF you can update your trophies without Wi-fi, I'm still using a cable ._.

If that's not possible, I'll probably not get one...

#8 Posted by GentlemanlyGentleman (320 posts) -

All I really need is a price cut to about £180, not necessarily an official one. Just if I see a Vita for £180 I'll buy it, I think that's roughly what I payed for my 3DS. So for a platform with newer hardware and more games that I'm interested in, I'd be fine with paying the same amount. 
 
However a price cut to those memory cards could get me to buy a Vita before it reaches £180.

#9 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@Imsorrymsjackson:

Do you know if there is a possibility to update your Vita trophies to your PSN account without Wi-Fi?

Like, adding it to your PS3 via USB, then connect your PS3 to the internet? I'm still using a cable ._.

#10 Edited by Captain_Felafel (1572 posts) -

Apparently not very much seeing as I already have mine pre-ordered. But the rational me would say a "must-have" title or the US release of Persona 4 The Golden, which ever came first.

#11 Posted by Crash_Happy (670 posts) -

Not sure, they look pretty nice but I haven't got an itch for one just yet. Some game I really really want might push me over the edge I guess...

#12 Posted by isomeri (1273 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@Imsorrymsjackson:

Do you know if there is a possibility to update your Vita trophies to your PSN account without Wi-Fi?

Like, adding it to your PS3 via USB, then connect your PS3 to the internet? I'm still using a cable ._.

Couldn't you just go to your nearest cafe etc. with Wi-Fi and update the trophies there?

#13 Edited by MB (12382 posts) -

A lot of stars have to align to get me to buy a Vita.

  • Much lower memory card prices.
  • Price of the unit - I'll wait for a bundled deal that comes with a compelling game or I'll get one used on Craigslist.
  • Game library needs to be larger and more diverse than what is available at launch.
  • Possibly a new hardware revision

I'll revisit the idea of buying one around 12-18 months down the road.

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#14 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@isomeri: @isomeri said:

@Morrow said:

@Imsorrymsjackson:

Do you know if there is a possibility to update your Vita trophies to your PSN account without Wi-Fi?

Like, adding it to your PS3 via USB, then connect your PS3 to the internet? I'm still using a cable ._.

Couldn't you just go to your nearest cafe etc. with Wi-Fi and update the trophies there?

I live in a rather rural place... I guess I could try to figure out where a public Wi-Fi spot is and then try to update them there... but going there just to do that is a drag ._.

#15 Posted by Hunkadunkasaurus (151 posts) -

I'm getting one at or very near to launch. I did like my PSP quite a bit and 3DS isn't really hitting the spot for me... Plus I'm using a ton of accumulated Amazon credit so it's as cheap as free. Add that all to my need for a commuter pal and the Vita is a lock for me.

#16 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7616 posts) -

Pretty much nothing. I can happily wait a year or two for the price to drop and more games to be released.

I don't see any need or advantage to getting one right now, especially after being burned by the 3DS. The Vita at least has a better launch library.. but it's still mostly ports.

#17 Edited by sungahymn (1008 posts) -

Let me think abou--no.

#18 Posted by markini6 (445 posts) -

My wallet's sad to say that they've already sold me. With the exception of Escape Plan and possibly Ninja Gaiden, there aren't any launch titles that appeal, but Persona 4, the Metal Gear Solid Collection, Gravity Rush, LBP and a back catalogue of PSP games that I've never played have convinced me.

#19 Posted by isomeri (1273 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@isomeri: @isomeri said:

@Morrow said:

@Imsorrymsjackson:

Do you know if there is a possibility to update your Vita trophies to your PSN account without Wi-Fi?

Like, adding it to your PS3 via USB, then connect your PS3 to the internet? I'm still using a cable ._.

Couldn't you just go to your nearest cafe etc. with Wi-Fi and update the trophies there?

I live in a rather rural place... I guess I could try to figure out where a public Wi-Fi spot is and then try to update them there... but going there just to do that is a drag ._.

I see. Well you can get cheap Wi-Fi routers for around 15 € which should be sufficient for your trophy updating needs. That's not a huge expense if you'r already paying around 250 € for the system.

#20 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1545 posts) -

CFW and video out. Besides maybe the "newer" Monster Hunter games and some Japanese exclusives, the only other PSP game I actually wanted to play pretty bad was Peace Walker and that already came out for consoles, now all I need Capcom to do is localize Portable 3rd HD, which will never happen.

#21 Posted by Morningstar (2157 posts) -

Some good games would get me to buy one, preferably some good rpgs. When they come to the system I will buy one.

#22 Posted by JoeyRavn (4973 posts) -

Lower prices (for the console, the accesories and the games) and CFW. That's why I bought my PSP in the first place.

#23 Posted by TobbRobb (4639 posts) -

They either have to make it A LOT cheaper or I might pick it up if I happened to "aquire" a little money.

#24 Posted by RedCricketChase (444 posts) -

Like the 3DS, I'm going to wait for a revision with an OK battery life. Also, a rockin' RPG wouldn't hurt! :D

#25 Posted by PenguinDust (12511 posts) -

Games. I am waiting for at least 5 JRPGs that I want to play (no specific title) to be available for the system. That's what it took for me to pick up a DS a few years ago. When I looked around and saw that I wanted to play these games on the DS, I bought one. I am only interested in playing JRPGs on a handheld which might seem odd since the trend for portable games is short and simple. However, I eventually plan to sink 40 or 50 hours into the Vita Persona 4 game and who knows what else; Legend of Heroes maybe?

#26 Edited by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@isomeri said:

I see. Well you can get cheap Wi-Fi routers for around 15 € which should be sufficient for your trophy updating needs. That's not a huge expense if you'r already paying around 250 € for the system.

Haha, I just came back from Amazon after ordering one :D

I never got into the Wi-Fi thing, although I'm usually not that old-fashioned. But I guess the only thing I have to do to get Wi-Fi is ordering a router and install it... I hope it's as easy as that ._.

#27 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

More money. If I had more money, I would buy it as soon as it comes out.

#28 Posted by isomeri (1273 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@isomeri said:

I see. Well you can get cheap Wi-Fi routers for around 15 € which should be sufficient for your trophy updating needs. That's not a huge expense if you'r already paying around 250 € for the system.

Haha, I just came back from Amazon afte rordering one :D

I never got into the Wi-Fi thing, although I'm usually not that old-fashioned. But I guess the only thing I have to do to get Wi-Fi is ordering a router and install it... I hope it's as easy as that ._.

This is getting slightly off-topic, but yes it should be as easy as that. I lived without Wi-Fi for years and years until my router broke and I had to buy a new one which just happened to have Wi-Fi built into it. I have all my junk plugged in via ethernet, so I still don't use the wireless all that much. But it's nice to have around.

#29 Posted by Darkstar614 (1098 posts) -

P4tG

#30 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@isomeri said:

This is getting slightly off-topic, but yes it should be as easy as that. I lived without Wi-Fi for years and years until my router broke and I had to buy a new one which just happened to have Wi-Fi built into it. I have all my junk plugged in via ethernet, so I still don't use the wireless all that much. But it's nice to have around.

Yah I know I'm sorry for spamming your thread with my insecurities ._. But I'm glad someone can help me out ^^ I'm a bit embarassed I know so little about Wi-Fi, it's such a common thing these days.

One last thing pls :D I'm currently using a modem, and I actually want to keep it, but it should be possible to just connect it with the router and have it (the router) working via the modem instead of having to replace the modem with the router? I like my modem ._.

#31 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

i actually think its too big. i held on the other day in out local GAME store. and was surprised just how big it seemed.

for me the whole point of a handheld gaming system is to be able to carry it about with me, and its just to big to do that. so i would just end up playing it around the house. and why would i do that when i have a PS3 and a Gaming PC hooked up to a 46" TV and nice speakers.

for me its phone for out and about gaming and PS3 or PC when i get home.

#32 Posted by Morrow (1829 posts) -

@PenguinDust said:

Games. I am waiting for at least 5 JRPGs that I want to play (no specific title) to be available for the system. That's what it took for me to pick up a DS a few years ago. When I looked around and saw that I wanted to play these games on the DS, I bought one. I am only interested in playing JRPGs on a handheld which might seem odd since the trend for portable games is short and simple. However, I eventually plan to sink 40 or 50 hours into the Vita Persona 4 game and who knows what else; Legend of Heroes maybe?

Same here. The only titles out at release that spark my interest a little are Dynasty Warriors and the Katamari one. The rest... meh. I already saw a Tales of Innocence and Ragnarok Odyssey one, but only the japanese versions ._.

#33 Posted by iBePeRFeCT (396 posts) -

Definitely a price drop. It is a great piece of hardware, but I cannot see myself dishing out that kind of money for a portable gaming device.

#34 Posted by beef_melody (272 posts) -

More than Sony could possibly pay me.

#35 Posted by isomeri (1273 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@isomeri said:

This is getting slightly off-topic, but yes it should be as easy as that. I lived without Wi-Fi for years and years until my router broke and I had to buy a new one which just happened to have Wi-Fi built into it. I have all my junk plugged in via ethernet, so I still don't use the wireless all that much. But it's nice to have around.

Yah I know I'm sorry for spamming your thread with my insecurities ._. But I'm glad someone can help me out ^^ I'm a bit embarassed I know so little about Wi-Fi, it's such a common thing these days.

One last thing pls :D I'm currently using a modem, and I actually want to keep it, but it should be possible to just connect it with the router and have it (the router) working via the modem instead of having to replace the modem with the router? I like my modem ._.

You should be able to plug the Wi-Fi box into your modem just like any other router, no promises though. At our last LAN party we were using a router which had Wi-Fi built in as an extension to the modem and it worked just fine.

No need to apologize, I like to think that there's always someone ready and willing to help on these forums.

#36 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2687 posts) -

It's a new piece of electronics, so I'm buying it.

I'll likely never use it though. I haven't touched the 3DS since the week it came out.

#37 Posted by AgnosticJesus (544 posts) -

I've been thinking of getting one and have the money but I can't rationalize the total cost. Between the system, games, and memory card I just can't see myself spending over $350 for a portable game system. Every time a new system comes out I feel an intense desire to purchase it. Plus it's just another gadget to lug around. When I'm at school I already have my iPhone, iPod, Kindle fire, laptop, and my son's 3ds so I can get him play coins.

#38 Posted by zels (207 posts) -

1. Longer battery life.

2. PC compatibility - hook the psVita to a computer, marketplace a la steam/itunes comes up where you can manage the device.

2.1. Good online marketplace that has all vita games.

I haven't really followed the console all that much - does it do any of these things (apart from (1), obv.)

#39 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

Nothing, it is a neat piece of equipment but it does not fill any role in my life.

#40 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1172 posts) -

I never bought a PSP just for the fact that almost everything people recommended for me to play I could buy on another system I had (ie Twisted Metal Black or God of War). The same is with the Vita. I won't pay $300 for games I'd rather play on my iPad or on my PS3.

#41 Posted by Joker369 (877 posts) -

Persona 4 The Golden.

#42 Posted by Hunkulese (2721 posts) -

$200 price drop and I would think about possibly considering buying one.

#43 Posted by sub_o (899 posts) -

The games. Right now the games I am actually interested in, are the Atlus' JRPGs, which are released on PSP.

#44 Edited by duggshammer (158 posts) -

I think I'm going to get one, but I wouldn't care what the price was if it had some 'must-have' games, like a new GTA, a good FPS... or an action-rpg (Mass Effect type game). It's not a size issue, the game cards are at least 4gb, if not more, and the original games described could fit on a 8gb dl dvd for 360 - those were made for 720p. I guess the games I want to see on the vita have too high of a budget... *sigh*

#45 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2992 posts) -

Nothing I'm not interested in a portable device.

#46 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -
@Morrow

@isomeri:

I'll be definately getting a Vita once it's cheaper IF you can update your trophies without Wi-fi, I'm still using a cable ._.

If that's not possible, I'll probably not get one...

...buy a wifi router? They're like 50 cents!
#47 Posted by SpaceRunaway (865 posts) -

I'm still waiting to get impressions from the first edition crowd, but unless it ends up actively electrocuting you, I'll probably pick one up right at official launch or shortly after.  With that said, the games I want the most are still several months down the line, or further.

#48 Edited by benspyda (2034 posts) -

Sizable price drop. $350AUD ($374USD) seems too much.

#49 Edited by BaneFireLord (2933 posts) -

A full-fledged Elder Scrolls or Fallout title specifically made for the platform and unavailable anywhere else.

#50 Posted by TheFakePsychic (194 posts) -

@Joker369 said:

Persona 4 The Golden.

and some form of Ratchet & Clank. Also better battery would be nice, but those two things for certain.

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