Sorry PSVita My Pockets Are Full
The PSVita, the latest gaming device to come out from the Sony camp joins our already crowded pockets. Well if it actually fit into one. I’m all for portable gaming but I feel Sony misses the mark with the Vita. Although receiving many positive reviews for its looks and great game play, it falls very short on many things we take for granted in our portable technology.
To begin, before a game can be played you need to have a memory card, not included. The Vita has no hard drive, really Sony a toy camera has 256MB of built in hard drive space. Not a big deal other than the fact that this is a unique proprietary card, and it’s not cheap. Why not let us use the dozens of cards that we have floating around already? Dual cameras are cool, one forward facing one rear facing, but no flash and only 1.3 mega pixels. Once again the same toy has 2.0 mega pixels, flash, recording capability and 5 built in games, and did I mention that this toy is $40. The launch comes with great games, but for a portable device I don’t want to spend $50 to play on a small screen. My Windows Phone has a huge Marketplace with fun games for less than $5, to keep me busy in a waiting room and the can be said for the Android and IPhone. Oh wait, the Vita 3G needs its own data plan to even work.
Another monthly bill for access to the Playstation network to work is silly when I already pay to have a data play for my smart phone. I’m not ready to pay the price of $14.99 per month for the useless 250MB or the $30 3GB for the Vita to do what my phone already does. With this all being said the battery life is a short 4 hours when connected to 3G or Wi-Fi. I don’t want to carry a charger with me to make it through the day, that other pocket is for my wallet.Continued on the next page