Okay, this thing is becoming awesomer the more I hear about it.
What games have been shown for it? Lessee...
LittleBigPlanet, with camera functionality to add your own face to the sackboys, touchscreen level creation, and the ability to trade costumes and other purchases with the PS3 versions... Street Fighter X Tekken with playable Cole McGrath from inFamous... Oddworld Stranger's Wrath AND Munch's Odyssey compilation!!!
Oh man...this thing is packin' heat! Somebody "Todd" me, because I'm too busy jizzing all over my keyboard to "Todd" myself.
I must admit, the Sony conference had some highlights. For me, Street Fighter X Tekken and Sly Cooper were pretty cool reveals. And that 3D TV thing that does away with split screen multiplayer by showing different images to each player is just... genius!
But the Vita? I think the price point is going to cause Nintendo 3DS trouble, but I was a little underwhelmed with the showing.
Also, love how PS3 uses motion control and PSV uses touch screen control to provide the conference's keyword: "New Experiences"...
Yes, but don't forget the 3DS was going to launch at £230, but Nintendo Europe left everyone open to fight over the launch price. Which they did. Game still launched it at £230... and judging by their frantic price drops on hardware and software, I bet they're feeling pretty silly ;D
I didn't know about all that. I've actually never looked at the 3DS' price before today, I already knew I couldn't afford it yet.
Still it seems like, at best, the PSV is going to be the same price as the 3DS... and have pretty much the same functionality, sans 3D. The only significant feature I can find is the whole AT&T thing, which costs extra, and lets you play online anywhere. But everyone I know generally only play handheld consoles outside of home when they're waiting around in places or riding public transport... which increasingly have free Wi-Fi available anyway. So it doesn't really make up for it for me.
Well, I was playing Playstation before I owned an N64, so I may be a little biased...
Yeah, Playstation wasn't a thing when I was growing up, so I'm definitely biased. They get the odd few games I'm interested enough in to buy usually, but most of the series I actively follow are the ones from my childhood. And only a few of them migrated to Playstation-exclusivity.
As is the way with these things, it will almost certainly end up in my house eventually. But I'm not seeing any reasons for me to pick it up just yet. My girlfriend will probably buy one once they make a Kingdom Hearts for it.