Last week we asked you both on the front page and the forums what you thought of the Playstation Vita. Throughout the weekend, we had a variety of different posts from just about everyone -- prospective buyers who tested it at Gamestop, joyful owners, and skeptical roommates who tried their friend's portable.
Because of how much thought you put into your posts, we've assembled a collection of thoughts on the Vita, both from front page and forum posts alike. If there's anything else you'd like to say, feel free to sound off in the comments.
First off, the overwhelming majority of owners seem to love it (myself included!). Initially, you'd think this would be due to the justification of such an expensive purchase, but the community is extremely sound in their reasoning.
For example, DakJaxter explains in detail how he was swayed as someone who wasn't even planning on buying the thing:
PappaDukes was also extremely happy with his new device:
Forum-goer Esoom also has high hopes for the Vita:
However, not everyone was as excited as the above three c-members. We noticed that a lot of the community did not enjoy their initial experience, whether it was a kiosk at Gamestop or a test of a friend's machine due to a number of reasons, but mostly due to their disapproval of the interface.
Tristrix is quick to point out that once you actually own the thing, it is more customizable than meets the eye.
However, nothing can be done about those bubbles, which Smo5000 comically points out.
But despite all the positive impressions, like any device, not everyone is completely sold. A few users are going to wait until either the next Vita iteration, or a firmware update with hefty additions before they purchase. Godstar had this to say about his prospective purchase:
FriedZombie also had some issues with the PSP transfer situation, and noted some completely valid shortcomings:
Gongon 11 wasn't a fan of the system's rear touchpad:
flintmech also isn't a fan of being forced to use the touchscreen to do anything UI related:
If you happened to miss the discussion, feel free to voice your thoughts and concerns below!
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