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Is playstation tv gonna save the vita? its already sold out!



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Salnax said:

Ever since E3 2011, I have been interested in the Vita. Now, I have bashed it at every oppurtunity, but even I admit it has had some games worth checking out. I did, after all, skip out on the GameCube for the PS2, so I have some fondness of PlayStation products. However, I have frequently doubted the future of the device, doubting that Sony or Western developers would give it much support.

With the news of Vita TV, now renamed PlayStation TV, getting a Western release later this year, I am once again considering the Vita, as a microconsole rather than a handheld. For $140, 30% off of the Vita's price, I can get the bundle with a controller and a free game. At a glance, that seems like a good deal, especially compared to the big consoles' prices.

 

I'd like to ask a few questions to Vita and Vita TV owners out there. If you could answer even a couple of these questions, I'd appreciate it.

  • The PS TV lacks a back-touchpad like the Vita does. How many games does this make the PS TV incompatible with? Which of those games would be considered essential Vita titles?
  • Conversely, which Vita games DO NOT make good use of the touch-pad? Which do you think would play well on my HD TV?
  • One of the benefits of owning a modern console is the non-gaming functionality, for things like Netflix. How does the Vita stand in terms of providing good non-gaming enertainment options? Netflix, for example, would be a major bonus.
  • What are the digital offerings for the Vita like? I know that there are many acclaimed indie games for the platform, but what about PS1 and PSP games? Are there decent libraries of these games?
  • Will the PS TV come with a sufficently large memory card? If not, what size would you recommend, and how much would that cost?

 

Also, I am considering the value of the following games for the Vita. Which of them would you recommend/not recommend and why? Also, which ones would be unplayable on PS TV? Feel free to give your own recommendations!

  • Final Fantasy X HD
  • Gravity Rush
  • Guacamelee
  • Muramasa Rebirth
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Ys: Memories of Celceta

 

Thanks in advance!

Salnax

I'll sell you my 3G model with uncharted, sly cooper, and I have another but can't think of it's name, and an 8GB mem card for $100. Going to post it on craigslist soon.



torok said:
DakonBlackblade said:
Can anyone give me a quick run down of how PS Tv works ? I currently have a vita will that do anythign for me ?

No. It has the same specs and OS than the regular Vita, but it is a mini console to be used with your TV and a Dualshock 3 controller. It will only run Vita games that don't use touch input (except games patched for it like Killzone and Soul Sacrifice), with support to both physical cartridges and digital copies. It will support PS1 and PSP games like the regular Vita and the same PS4 remote play capabilities.

Unless you want a Netflix box or a way to use your PS4 in other rooms it won't do anything your Vita does not.


Ty, very informative.



sethnintendo said:
Salnax said:
So at this point, I should probably wait until the Vita gets a price cut I guess?


or wait till both get price cut.  Vita TV should be about 100-120 at most due to the lack of some features.  140 bundle doesn't sound that bad but if you don't think it is worth it then wait for just the Vita price cut.  I think Sony should have just had the controller and Vita TV for 99.  So instead of people looking at Roku, Amazon, or any other streaming player they would perhaps pick up Vita TV instead (since it can stream Netflix, Hulu, etc and also has way better games than Amazon or Roku) for the same price as the other higher end models offered by other companies.

edit - Standalone is only 99 but I believe they should of had it with controller at least too.

Thank you.



Ask stefl1504 for a sig, even if you don't need one.

If you want portability and all access to the entire Vita and PSP library - get the portable.

If you want some of the Vita games to be playable along with the ability to play it on your HDTV - then get a Vita TV.

I might get both down the line but I am gonna get a PS TV first.



    

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Busted said:

I would just go for the vita,the point of the vita is that you can play this great ''console quality'' (stupid ''name'') games on the go, so i don't see how taking away the portability* (is that a word?) makes it better... if you want a PSTV mainly for the price just save for some time and get the PS4 instead. I think there's really no point in owning the pstv if you already have another ps device


Love your avatar lol



Yes. If you only want it for PS4 playability and Playstation.Now service, then its definitely the better buy.



Mystro-Sama said:
Busted said:

I would just go for the vita,the point of the vita is that you can play this great ''console quality'' (stupid ''name'') games on the go, so i don't see how taking away the portability* (is that a word?) makes it better... if you want a PSTV mainly for the price just save for some time and get the PS4 instead. I think there's really no point in owning the pstv if you already have another ps device

Love your avatar lol

is that true or...



I know bumping has been made illegal around here but someone on Gaf made a list of all the games not compatible with PSTV.

SONY

- Freedom Wars
- Killzone Mercenary (confirmed to be patched in the future)
- Tearaway
- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Gravity Rush
- Wipeout 2048
- Unit 13
- Hot Shots Golf World Invitational
- Reality Fighters
- Little Big Planet 
- Modnation Racers
- Sly 4
- Super Stardust Delta
- Escape Plan
- Playstation Battle Royale
- Little Deviants
- Monster Radar (+)
- Resistance Burning Skies
- Smart As
- Sound Shapes
- Open Me
- No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzle Either
- Flow
- Flower
- Doki Doki Universe
- Destiny of Spirits

SEGA

- Uta Kumi 575
- Hatsune Miku Project f
- Samurai & Dragons
- Phantasy Star Online 2
- Let's Make a Pro Soccer Club!
- Sonic All Star Racing Transformed
- Super Monkey Ball
- Virtua Tennis 4
- Jet Set Radio

BANDAI NAMCO

- Ridge Racer
- Touch my Katamari
- Tales of Heart R
- Super Heroine Chronicles
- Golden Time Vivid Memories

EA

- Need for Speed: Most Wanted
- Fifa Soccer
- Fifa 13
- Fifa 14
- Madden 13

WARNER GAMES

- Spy Hunter
- Batman Arkhan Origins Blackgate
- Injustice: God Among Us Ultimate

KOEI TECMO

- Dynasty Warriors NEXT
- Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2

SPIKE CHUNSOFT

- Kamen Senshi / Guacamelee
- Terraria
- Virtue's Last Reward
- Shin Kamaitachi no Yoru

CAPCOM

- Street Fighter x Tekken

KONAMI

- Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
- New Little King History
- Silent Hill Book of Memories

SQUARE ENIX

- Army Corps of Hell

NIPPON ICHI

- Ciel no Surge

ACTIVISION

- Call of Duty Declassified

ACQUIRE

- Shinobido 2
- Sumioni
- Organrythm

UBISOFT

- Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation
- Asphalt Injection
- Rayman Legends

D3 PUBLISHER

- Dream Club Zero Portable

CYBERFRONT

- DJMAX Technika Tune
- WRC 3

KADOKAWA GAMES

- Photokano Kiss

GUNGHO

- Dokuro
- Ragnarok Online Ace

Q ENTERTAINMENT

- Guardian Hearts

COMPILE HEARTS

- Monster Monpiece
- Moero Chronicles

FURYU

- ToLove Ru Battle Ecstasy

RATLOOP

- Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

SONIC POWERED

-@field

ASCII MEDIA WORKS

- Let's Fish!

TATE MULTIMEDIA

- Urban Trial Freestyle



Sigs are dumb. And so are you!

I recently bought a Vita slim and so far I am having a blast with it between playing BL2, Gravity Rush, Pixel Junk shooter, Uncharted and remote play I have been using it more than my actual PS4 (frees up the TV for the wife and kids and allows me to watch First Take while playing some Child of Light.

I owned a PSP and a PS3 and remote play absolutely sucked. It now works extremely well and if you enjoy some handheld gaming along with your handheld device I would suggest getting an actual Vita instead of a PSTV if it is a one or the other proposition.