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Guys, why do people buy DSLRs anyway? Smartphone cameras are so damn good now there's no point! Must be a small niche market buying them.

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He wasn't trashing it, but he does have a point, Most smartphones being sold today have the same or a higher resolution screen. They should have given the Vita a 720P screen, especially considering it's 5" screen size. It also would have made HD videos that much better.

The resolution of the Vita was chosen to linearly scale 2:1 from a PSP screen, which gives it backwards compatibility with hundreds of PSP games which at the same time having an even better looking picture due to a larger and more vibrant screen. If they had chosen a 720p resolution they would've had to scale all PSP games to fit, which would've hurt quality and/or performance. They can still view 720p on the Vita, with a bit of scaling. What are people going to do more of, watch 720p videos on the Vita, or play PSP games on it?
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I think it's a compelling machine - regardless of my bias that WipEout is my favorite racing game series of all time thumb.gif

Touch gaming can be great in VERY specific circumstances to me, and it holds a function. Physical buttons are still my overwhelming preference. It's similar to keyboard/mouse vs. twin sticks, steering wheel vs. controller, point and shoot vs. lens, automatic transmission vs. manual, and so on. I will take the more tactile, responsive, engaging form when possible - it's all a preference.

I hope it's successful! tonguesmiley.gif
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I think it's a compelling machine - regardless of my bias that WipEout is my favorite racing game series of all time thumb.gif
Touch gaming can be great in VERY specific circumstances to me, and it holds a function. Physical buttons are still my overwhelming preference. It's similar to keyboard/mouse vs. twin sticks, steering wheel vs. controller, point and shoot vs. lens, automatic transmission vs. manual, and so on. I will take the more tactile, responsive, engaging form when possible - it's all a preference.
I hope it's successful! tonguesmiley.gif

How is the Wipeout game for the Vita, I've been considering it.

I'm hooked on my Vita, and I was never hooked on my PSP (which I considered a great device for its time). It's comfortable, easy to use, has great controls, a brilliant screen, long battery life (for my needs at least), and has a PS store with a huge selection of stuff I can download and buy. It also has an app store that is growing, they just added 4 apps last week like NetFlix, Vimeo, and a couple of others. It already has apps for things like Twitter and Facebook. Not sure how their app store will fare over time but it's off to a decent start for its first week. Anyway, I was a huge skeptic on whether or not the Vita would be a great device, but after playing it for two weeks I'm converted.
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do the PSOne PSN titles work on the Vita?
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do the PSOne PSN titles work on the Vita?

Not yet but its been confirmed in a firmware update that they will, ff7 in my pocket ftw.
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Not yet but its been confirmed in a firmware update that they will, ff7 in my pocket ftw.

That will be incredibly epic, cannot wait. Want to play not only FF7, but also Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, GT1, and GT2. Sad that I'll have to repurchase them though, no way I'll be able to get them off my original discs. I could use an .iso of them once they hack the Vita I guess.
Edited by lordikon - 2/28/12 at 6:23pm
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Mmm, got mgs, re and crash bandicoot series ready for it tongue.gif
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Can we just close this thread and condense it into two words?

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