First Look at the Playstation Vita! (Video)

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Rowdy Rob
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This video doesn't show much of the capabilities of the PSP Vita handheld (just "Little Big Planet"), but it does give you a sense of the look, size, and layout of the device. It's actually a quite a bit bigger than I expected!

From jon4laker's channel on YouTube:

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In regards to the 3DS, it

In regards to the 3DS, it looks like it will be offering 3D video recording, which is certainly a plus: http://www.i4u.com/47711/nintendo-3ds-gets-system-update-enabling-3d-vid...

Really, though, it's things like that, Netflix availability, store availability, the new price, etc., that makes you wonder why Nintendo didn't implement and/or have this stuff ready at launch...

I think if there's one thing that the big sales boost the price drop gave the 3DS (and the HP TouchPad), it's that no matter the tech, having an attractive price point will bring in the customers. If possible, Sony should drop their current price for the Vita by $50 on both models prior to launch rather than try to make it up later. Realistically, it's unlikely they could drop it by anymore in the first year.

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3DS and Vita
Rowdy Rob wrote:

I finally got a chance to play with the Nintendo 3DS over the weekend, and was severely underwhelmed. The 3D effect, quite frankly, sucks, and the machine has little "wow" factor about it over the old DS otherwise.

It took me several days for my eyes to adjust and the 3D effect is better in some games or videos than others. In some games, for instance, Xevious, it's stunning, while in others, like Steel Diver, it's so subtle to be worthless. Adjusting the slider one way or the other often helps as does holding the device the "correct" way. I know, lots of caveats, but the 3D effect does work extremely well when it's utilized correctly and used properly. I too though have my doubts about how viable the thing really is at this point long-term, and these doubts are growing as I continue to struggle with the desire to actually use the thing. I'm trying to separate my own luke-warm handheld gaming desires with the reality of the device, though. I worry I'll have more or less the same reaction to the Vita, though I think the Vita's screen will go a long way towards allowing me to enjoy it more. The biggest problem for me with the Vita is Sony's delay outside of Japan into 2012. Time is NOT on the side of dedicated gaming handhelds, and the sooner these can get out the better chance they have to establish themselves in light of the "just good enough" gaming with smartphones and tablets, which, honestly, for most people, is all they really need.

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I must admit it looks good,

I must admit it looks good, but time and time again the best tech has lost the "war".. especially when it comes so late in the War. In fact the "war" is being fought on a differnt front now with phones (opinion) it would be be sorta funny, Sony finally wins a handheld generation just as handheld (only) gaming systems seem to be on the way out. I think Nintendo is just to entrenched.. the 3Ds may be a fail money wise, but with the recent price drop Nintendo has assured its success it seems. Personally the PSP was the one i prefered for NEW gaming.. except the horrible NUB, which has been fixed in the go and it appears Vita.

Price, battery life and game selection will tell the tale, so many people focus so much on the hardware they forget it needs some games to keep people interested. From my reading Sony isnt making any mistakes with that.. It does sound like one of the best launchs ever (gamewise) for a handheld I have seen. But i think htey are making one mistake, it looks to 'adult" we may all have a handheld, but I think this is where NINTENDO is brilliant.. they dont forget KIDS drive alot of sales.. Sony is working so hard at makes some spectacular hardware and games people like me will like ... (which is great) but the kids need to want it too.. Dont ever underestimate Pokeman in the Nintendo Handheld success.. I dare say you take that singel franchise away the handheld wars may have been different.

But I agree, it looks dang nice.

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Uncharted game on the PSP Vita! (Video)

You know, I admit I was skeptical of the Vita when reading the specs, but the more I see of this thing, the more amazing it seems! Here's a video of the Playstation Vita with actual gameplay of "Uncharted" on it. Well here, see for yourself:

(Via "jon4laker's channel on Youtube:)

I finally got a chance to play with the Nintendo 3DS over the weekend, and was severely underwhelmed. The 3D effect, quite frankly, sucks, and the machine has little "wow" factor about it over the old DS otherwise.

As I said before, the large size of the Vita was surprising, but in a very good way! The screen appears to be very large, large enough to actually display the high-powered graphics to good effect! The postage-stamp-sized screen of the 3DS pales in comparison, even with the 3D effect enabled (or preferably DISabled).

If anybody still has any money left when the Vita is released, it should sell very well. Consider me a former Vita skeptic that is definitely moving over towards the Sony camp!

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Thanks for posting!

Yes, it is pretty large, actually. That's not necessarily a bad thing, though, because that might minimize the hand cramps that are usually par for the course with these things. The screen is also nice and big, too, which is another plus.

My pre-order has been in since the beginning, though it probably won't come until March 2012!

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