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PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS, or just stick to gaming on my Android phone?

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Title says it all... I'm considering buying one of these consoles, but I already do gaming on my phone when not at home... And when I do use it for gaming I don't usually play on it a lot more than half an hour. My phone is the Nexus S if it matters...

But nothing's really calling out to me on these consoles I think... It's just ports and remakes, or at least it's what it seems to me... Resident Evil Revelations is really tempting me though, and the 3DS is cheaper. Also it may feel more comfortable and easier to carry, the Vita seems a bit sturdy and the analog sticks seem to pop out which may be uncomfortable when the console's in my pocket...

And let's just say I am sort of afraid of the Vita's future, I don't want to buy it, and then a few years later having barely any games released for it (like it happened with the PSP, due to piracy I think).
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If you don't game that much, why get a console? Just get an emulator on your Android for NES, SNES, N64, etc. and enjoy all those classic games (assuming you have a legitimate copy because I wouldn't recommend anything illegal).
     
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If you don't game that much, why get a console? Just get an emulator on your Android for NES, SNES, N64, etc. and enjoy all those classic games (assuming you have a legitimate copy because I wouldn't recommend anything illegal).

I guess you're right... My only problem really is the battery life. Sure, I could buy a new, more powerful battery, and I might do so in the future but I don't like wasting money right now...
Controls would be another con for gaming on my phone, however that is easily fixed with my PS3 controller since I can connect it to my phone via Bluetooth.
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Well to me even though I am a huge Android enthusiast I hate gaming on a touch screen. There is also quite a shortage in good android games. If your phone is keeping you happy no reason to go out and get a portable console.

The 3ds and Vita are going to offer a more portable console experience that the games thus far on Android dont have. Maybe go play a Vita and 3DS at a Best buy or Gamestore and make up your mind. I for one cant stand touch screen controls so I never play cell phone games.

Its all in what you are looking for in a game. Plenty of good time wasters on Android but no really great gaming experiences.
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Just wait. If there's enough games for the PS Vita that you want, you'll end up buying it. Don't just buy it to buy it.
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