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This is probably why my most played games with the PSP have been Ridge Racer and Hot Shots Golf. Their gameplay is accessible in pick-up-and-play chunks without devoting too much time.

The problem wasn't the lack of game selection. The problem was exactly that Sony wanted to bring the full "console gaming experience" in a portable package but they overestimated the market's demand for it. A majority of the DS's popular titles aren't made with an AAA budget or presentation in mind.
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Wow, minigames? Then Tetris, Pac man, and other simple games must of been for casuals too. I original got my Nexus 7 for on the go mobile internet, but now I play video games on it more than I do the 3DS and Vita. Plus, it emulates games pretty dang well, and Puzzle & Dragons is so dang addicting. biggrin.gif It is like pokemon meets bejewel. Personally I don't care what type of game it is, as long as it is fun to play. thumb.gif
     
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The vita does not lack games, I could rattle off half a dozen awesome vita games without thinking. What I love most about my vita is the PS4 remote play. I played AC4 from my work yesterday over my phone tether. THAT makes the vita completely worth it to me.
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Tablets/Smartphones have done more for gaming than anything else in history.

Riiiiiiight. I'm sure touchscreen device development is much more of a force for gaming than say, the development of the GPU. Or CD-ROM. kookoo.gif
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The vita does not lack games, I could rattle off half a dozen awesome vita games without thinking. What I love most about my vita is the PS4 remote play. I played AC4 from my work yesterday over my phone tether. THAT makes the vita completely worth it to me.

It does not matter, people (that mostly do not own a Vita) will keep repiting the same thing over and over again

Is the PS3 history again

Of course the Vita will not beat the 3DS in sales like the PS3 did to the 360
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Agree, but the DS will have the longest tail of the bunch I think. Because of its broader audience, low price point, and durability, people do buy it for their kids. But ultimately, I look forward to the day when Nintendo takes a hard look in the mirror, realizes it's okay to go the Sega route, and just focuses on games for other hardware instead of trying to make hardware. Mario and Pokémon on an iPhone is just a cash cow waiting to happen. (Can you imagine the microtransactions of an iOS Pokémon? Can't find all the Pokémon? Get a booster pack for $0.99! Nintendo would be makin' in rain.)

Oh my god! The day Nintendo goes the Sega route is the day I leave gaming COMPLETELY! Besides why do you want less competition?
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Nice job projecting your fears onto the finished project. Fools.
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Three main reasons:

-Crappy games. Sony always love to port or throw sequels/prequels of a game that's already been out on a console. The system needs more exclusive content. All the games I see people talk about are cheap indies that can be bought already on other platforms, mostly PCs.

-Game prices. Ridiculous that they expect people to pay $30-40. Truth is, the market is changing, and mobile is taking a big part of it. You can have the same or more fun paying for an android/iOS game for $1 or $6 instead of getting a lame shooter or whatever that will only last you 4 hours.

-Memory card prices. What can I say here, Sony should feel ashamed for implementing that overpriced garbage.
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Three main reasons:

-Crappy games. Sony always love to port or throw sequels/prequels of a game that's already been out on a console. The system needs more exclusive content. All the games I see people talk about are cheap indies that can be bought already on other platforms, mostly PCs.

-Game prices. Ridiculous that they expect people to pay $30-40. Truth is, the market is changing, and mobile is taking a big part of it. You can have the same or more fun paying for an android/iOS game for $1 or $6 instead of getting a lame shooter or whatever that will only last you 4 hours.

-Memory card prices. What can I say here, Sony should feel ashamed for implementing that overpriced garbage.

Call me when you can play your PS4 over 200 miles away in another state with your smart phone like i did last week with my Vita.
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Three main reasons:

-Crappy games. Sony always love to port or throw sequels/prequels of a game that's already been out on a console. The system needs more exclusive content. All the games I see people talk about are cheap indies that can be bought already on other platforms, mostly PCs.

-Game prices. Ridiculous that they expect people to pay $30-40. Truth is, the market is changing, and mobile is taking a big part of it. You can have the same or more fun paying for an android/iOS game for $1 or $6 instead of getting a lame shooter or whatever that will only last you 4 hours.

-Memory card prices. What can I say here, Sony should feel ashamed for implementing that overpriced garbage.

Call me when you can play your PS4 over 200 miles away in another state with your smart phone like i did last week with my Vita.

My point. People are using their Vita to play games already available on other platforms.
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