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Already have my pink piggy bank saved up for many the hardware part...just have to wait for all the CFW and such to begin
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I'm excited for Uncharted, Assasin's Creed, Bioshock, Call of Duty, Little Big Planet, and Rayman Origins. I'm glad that it's coming out next year. Gives me more time to accumulate the funds needed for it!
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I've played a few games on the Vita and it's a truly remarkable device. I can't wait to get it on release day.
post #34 of 96
3 hour battery life sucks, but it's not a deal breaker for me. 3DS battery life was crap too: 3-4 hours. I take the bus to and from work and generally spend 2.5-3 hours both ways. So it works out.
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Originally Posted by mechtech View Post
I don't think it will succeed. I don't think any portable gaming device will succeed any more.

Smartphones are the new portable gaming device, for children and for adults.

That's just my opinion, but no matter how the device performs, I just don't think we'll ever see Nintendo DS sized sales figures for a dedicated portable gaming device ever again.
We probably won't, but not solely because of smartphones. As evident by the PSP's success and the Vita's hype, the dedicated handheld market itself has changed.

For the longest time Nintendo was synonymous with handheld gaming. Just about everyone that wanted a portable bought a Nintendo system, and the DS was really no different. The PSP was present, but the DS still had the traditional support of a Nintendo handheld and as a result it was most folks' go-to system.

The PSP slowly gained ground, particularly in Japan, and now it has a massive amount of support. That's carrying over to the Vita, especially now that Western developers are taking a serious interest in handhelds (funny how many people are taking an interest in handhelds now that they'll be getting shooters/Western games on one ).

So, even without smartphones, you have the same market split more equally between the different platforms. It's not much different than going from 150 million PS2s sold to 57 million Xbox 360s and 51 million PlayStation 3s sold.
Edited by Paradox me - 10/22/11 at 8:03pm
post #36 of 96
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3-5 hour battery life sucks, but it's not a deal breaker for me. 3DS battery life was crap too: 3-4 hours. I take the bus to and from work and generally spend 2.5-3 hours both ways. So it works out.
Fixed. Just want to express that 3 hours is on the low side.
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One issue with a dedicated handheld gaming device is how much competition they are going to face this gen from other handheld devices that though not specifically designed with games in mind still pose a considerable obstacle due to the far lower pricing for their mostly casual oriented games.

I'll most likely pick up a Vita in a few years. I still got a lot of games on my PSP to keep me entertained for the foreseeable future.
post #38 of 96
Whats the point of this thing having 3G? The big development in LTE was low latency compared to 3G tech.
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To be able to chat and play games anywhere regardless if there is a wifi connection around? I don't know, sounds awesome to me at least.
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yeah, just hope the games will be worth the epic hardware

Quad core CPU, Quad core GPU, 5 inch OLED screen.....cameras, touchscreens...
Just looked it up, and wow, the specs look awesome. EXCEPT one thing: 512mb ram. What is this, an iPhone? Get with the times, the Galaxy S2 has 1gb, so do a lot of others.
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