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Playstation Vita MegaThread
08.11.2011
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I almost broke down and bought a new PSP-3k to replace my original PSP-1k this year, but I'm glad I didn't.  Now I just have to be patient, and wait for Vita's launch.  Does anyone know if the weight is comparable to the PSP-3k?  My son has one and it is much lighter than the 1k, but it seems too light.  It feels like I could break it by breathing on it.

08.11.2011
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FrogmanTM said:

I almost broke down and bought a new PSP-3k to replace my original PSP-1k this year, but I'm glad I didn't.  Now I just have to be patient, and wait for Vita's launch.  Does anyone know if the weight is comparable to the PSP-3k?  My son has one and it is much lighter than the 1k, but it seems too light.  It feels like I could break it by breathing on it.

It's feels closer to the 3000 than the 1000 but feels more sturdy and expensive. I'm guessing the touchpad on the back and built in battery makes it feel more solid.

08.12.2011
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08.12.2011
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@FrogmanTM: Just remember you won't be able to play your retail collection of PSP games on it.

08.12.2011
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Sega has two launch titles for the Vita

We know one is Virtua Tennis 4. Guess we wait and see for the other.

08.13.2011
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EdEN said:

@FrogmanTM: Just remember you won't be able to play your retail collection of PSP games on it.

I know I can't play my UMD games on it, but are you saying that I can't re-download the games I bought on PSN and play them on Vita?

08.13.2011
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Eddie said:

FrogmanTM said:

I almost broke down and bought a new PSP-3k to replace my original PSP-1k this year, but I'm glad I didn't.  Now I just have to be patient, and wait for Vita's launch.  Does anyone know if the weight is comparable to the PSP-3k?  My son has one and it is much lighter than the 1k, but it seems too light.  It feels like I could break it by breathing on it.

It's feels closer to the 3000 than the 1000 but feels more sturdy and expensive. I'm guessing the touchpad on the back and built in battery makes it feel more solid.

I figured that, but was just wondering.  I know the display is crisper on the PSP 3k too.  I'll bet that the Vita is even better than that.  At least that's what I have been reading...

08.13.2011
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FrogmanTM said:

EdEN said:

@FrogmanTM: Just remember you won't be able to play your retail collection of PSP games on it.

I know I can't play my UMD games on it, but are you saying that I can't re-download the games I bought on PSN and play them on Vita?

you can redownload them onto the Vita

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08.13.2011
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Little Busters is coming to the Vita

Little Busters!, a fantasy/harem/romance game based on popular manga, is coming to PlayStation Vita.

Not much information yet, we only know that the game will be called “Little Busters! Converted Edition” and will feature various touch-only mini-games. Also, PSV version of the game will be highest-quality Little Busters! game. I would like to remind that Little Busters! was also released on PSP, PS2 and PC.

The target audience for this game will probably be Japanese gamers as such type of games aren’t popular in the west.

08.14.2011
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Sony asking gamers what peripherals do they want with the Vita

Common responses are UMD drive, secondary battery, a cradle with HDMI out, a compact full keyboard and a grip adapter.

08.14.2011
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HDMI Out might be a hard one for touch control games. Will only work if you have good hand/eye coordination and can tell where your hands are on the smaller screen to correspond with what you see on the larger one (I wouldn't expect this to be a problem with most gamers, though). A UMD drive would be cool, but where would you mount it? Is there enough room on the back of the device to still allow you to hold it comfortably, despite the added bulk of the drive?

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08.14.2011
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If you are using an HDMI out, just sync a SIXAXIS controller via bluetooth to the Vita and play away. I'm guessing most games will have alternative methods to control schemes.

As far as the UMD drive goes....I'm pretty sure it would be a UMD ripper, not a UMD player.

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Ah, I see what you mean. Makes sense then. A charger/HDMI out dock.

A UMD ripper, on the other hand, would likely result in the need for a lot of licensing agreements needing to be renegotiated since you're essentially making a physical copy into digital, and not all licensing agreements would allow for that. Although, maybe, what could work is having the PSP library available digitally on the PSN (which would still require the aforementioned licensing renegotiations, and why we don't see it happening as much as it should) and a UMD reader that maybe cross checks data on a UMD with a data library and registers a digital version of the game for you to download off of the PSN. Although it is safer for the end user since you won't have to worry about corruptive data from a potentially damaged disc being transferred over, there's a much better chance of exploitation by hackers to essentially trick the system into thinking it's reading a specific game, but it would be relatively hard to pull that off unless you can fool it digitally. In either case, it still comes down to the licensing agreements.

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08.15.2011
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Vita not using UMDs means I'll wait extra long before buing one as it not being BC with the last portable is something that is just plain wrong and could back fire for Sony as it did when they removed BC for PS2 games to save $10.

08.15.2011
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EdEN said:

Vita not using UMDs means I'll wait extra long before buing one as it not being BC with the last portable is something that is just plain wrong and could back fire for Sony as it did when they removed BC for PS2 games to save $10.

Your other option is to have it hackable at launch and a 1 hour battery life. sooooooo lesser of evils wins. Remember PSP master keys are known so PSP games have to be played via emulation or they could use those keys to find the Vita master keys.

08.15.2011
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I'd accept a buyback or trade-in program so you could get a code for a download to replace the UMD game of the same name.  Although I realize that not all UMD games have a downloadable equivalent.

08.15.2011
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FrogmanTM said:

I'd accept a buyback or trade-in program so you could get a code for a download to replace the UMD game of the same name.  Although I realize that not all UMD games have a downloadable equivalent.

Most people would accept that. However Sony probably doesn't want to spend millions of dollars setting this up when you could just keep your PSP. Can't say that I don't blame them especially when they are already taking a loss on hardware.

08.15.2011
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What IS the battery life on the Vita?

08.15.2011
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EdEN said:

What IS the battery life on the Vita?

3-6 was the rumor (same as the PSP-3000) but recent dev interviews are saying that we will be surprised as to how long it actually is.

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