PSP Vita too much, too late….

8 Mar

Sony finally releases the PSP “Vita” to the North American market, but is it too much too late?

 As most of the world knows the hand-held gaming market has been dominated by one name alone, Nintendo. Now as tech moves to a more mobile platform we now see gaming moving to tablets and cellular devices across the board.

 Though the device itself is very appealing is very appealing boasting an ARM Cortex A9, a sleek 5 inch OLED touch scree, dual cameras (front and rear 0.3mp) and wifi and 3G flavors. Removing its renowned XMB interface with an all entirely new UI and taking notes from the mobile market it has “enhanced” its layout with a more friendly look. Giving you a bubbly friendly interface which is fully interactive.

 I had a chance to play with a demo device at a Target store the device was just as any other PSP model before it, a very solid feeling device. I will give it to Sony they sure know how to make a sexy device feel sexy in  your hands and the screen is breath taking with vibrant colors. Though it was really weird trying to navigate the UI after some time it became pretty cool to play with. “Peeling” away unused apps/games from your screen was a neat feature.

 But in true Sony form the pizazz stopped once you realized that what you were getting was a big ass screen that looked pretty and started paying attention to what you were paying for. LIMITATION. Sony has 2 versions of the Vita a wifi and 3G model. 3G say whaaaaaaa???…..COME ON WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF LTE ALREADY!!!! Not only are we talking about 3G, but 3G from the Deathstar (at&t) of all networks. So what right? How about your precious Vita not being compatible with standard micro SD’s in the market? Yep my dear geeklings Sony has brought the hammer down and forcing consumers to buy proprietary micro SD’s to expand its memory. That’s gonna get pretty old for people who live on PSN and download ridiculous packs for LB2 to make sackboy look like a freaking My Little Pony.

 I’m sure many will read this and start crying about how the Vita is awesome and it’s the best hand-held device to drop since the gameboy, but really does the Vita stand a chance against the king of handhelds Nintendo? The PSP is a dying moniker, it’s had its chance to prove time and time again that it could be a competitor. I will say it is an impressive device, but all that flash came a little to late to make a stand in the market.


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