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PSP 3000 vs. PS Vita: you make the call.

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:33:51 AM PST
That's why you should go with the PSP. Cheaper and more games. Then when the Vita is cheaper and has more games, you will be that much more amazed by the comfort(?) and better screen.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 10:33:58 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 10:39:25 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Its also pretty awesome to DL games over Wifi quickly, having a snappy browser, search and snappy store, awesome YouTube app, fast OS, having PSP games look their best on that sexy screen , trophies, party chat and.... having that second analog stick!

That said, i don't find any of my handhelds comfortable. That's were some grips/craddles come into play for long sessions. I love the PDP grip on the Vita, feels like a controller.

A cheap PSP on Craigslist with a handful of games under $100 wouldn't be a waste of money. I just wouldn't start pumping money into a dead end platform. For the few PSP games not on the Vita, the new Vita games would fill that void until they get updated over time.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:37:57 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 10:43:26 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Exactly. The OP just needs to decide what he wants out of a portable vs price. Like all purchases, there isn't a right or wrong, just personal opinion. I am glad I was able to assist. Happy holidays. :)

Personally at $300 for a Vita+memory card, I'd probably just spend an extra $200 and get an iPad 3. Talk about a nice screen. Plus the game lineup is actually pretty darn good and it does a bunch of other things too. FF Rthym is the best portable game I have ever played. Though I am not a huge mobile gamer either, so to each their own. I am glad to see you are enjoying your Vita. Happy holidays. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:41:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 10:43:22 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
PSP games are pretty cheap indeed, even the ones you can DL on the Vita. So what happens when these UMD's are tough to find? You'll find yourself on the wrong side of price-gougging equation just to have something to play on a dead platform.

That would be a concern down the road.

I do see some tasty PSP's bundled on craigslist, so i get the temptation. I pondered doing the same before buying my Vita.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 10:50:34 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
One thing I absolutely love about the Vita is the ability to customize controls for PS1 games. Being able to play FFVII or Xenogears using the left analog stick to move and the right analog stick to rotate the camera makes a huge difference and a big advantage over my PSP3000.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:52:33 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 10:53:03 AM PST
Lucanus says:
What? FFVII doesn't have a movable camera. Though I wish it did. That game so needs to be remade. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:53:26 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
"I also haven't noticed the Vita being any more comfortable than the PSP--in fact, I generally hear the opposite, considering the placement of the back touch screen."

Surprisingly, it's quite comfortable. On the very few games where the back touch screen actually does something, it's still easy to hold it while avoiding that.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:55:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 10:55:32 AM PST
got mayo?™ says:
Yeah, no analog, only Dpad on the original Playstation controllers.

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 10:55:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 10:56:25 AM PST
Rockhardly says:
Just for the smack of it, I ventured out and looked up how many games are actually on each handheld:

PSP: 777 total games. This includes UMD, Digital, mini, and some PS1
Vita: 763 total games. This includes Vita, Digital, mini, PSP compatible digital, and Vita-compatible PS1

Vita gets a bit of a push because it can play 557 of the PSP games, plus a good chunk of the PS1 games.

EDIT: Now, why did I waste the time doing this?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:56:25 AM PST
Vita > PSP, is this really a question?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:56:46 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
It does, you had to use the L1 R1 on the PSP which made it uncomfortable over time. The right analog stick feels much more comfortable and natural IMO.

The bigger deal for me though was using the analog stick to move instead of the D-pad. PSP wouldn't let you use the Analog stick to move on a lot of PS1 classics.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:59:06 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
I don't think you can use the analog stick to move on the Vita either. FFVII was released before the PS1 Analog Controller.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:59:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 21, 2012 10:59:58 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Oh you mean on the world map. LOL, I thought you were talking about the dugneons/towns, which were all prerended and have no movable camera. Never mind. I gotcha. :)

For some reason I prefer the d-pad for games that aren't full 3D. I played NSMB-U using the d-pad and not the analog. But maybe I am strange. Thanks for the clarification.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 10:59:42 AM PST
Sure you can. You can set the analog to work as the d-pad.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:00:45 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
I use the d-pad for 2D platformers too. I find it much more responsive than an analog stick.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 11:08:59 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
Me too, any game like Mario or Megaman I have to use the D-Pad. But for RPG's like FFVII or Xenogears the D-Pad annoys the heck out of me. I have mine set for both the Dpad and Analog stick so I get the best of both worlds.

Another cool thing about the Vita on PS1 games is that you can set your own control profile for each PS1 game and it remembers it. Memory cards are set up automatically for each game as well I believe. Super convenient!

Posted on Dec 21, 2012 11:10:51 AM PST
jnjmcc says:
Well there are 10 good games on the psp and 4 on the vita, so tough call

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2012 12:02:33 PM PST
I realize the PSP games are getting hard to find. That is why I have purchased all the games I want to play for it already(over 30 games). This will last me plenty of time(and then some) to jump onto the Vita and/or the 3DS when the prices for the system and games are cheaper.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2015 4:52:21 PM PDT
Kyle Hill says:
I don't get it. You're post contradicts itself. How can you love it but not care for handheld gaming. That doesn't add up considering you're last post about waiting for a price drop for a better library of games.

In reply to an earlier post on May 13, 2015 5:05:06 PM PDT
Kyle Hill says:
I like RPG's that don't have random battles or at least not Final Fantasy like where the screen annoyingly jumps and flips to a boring scene.

Any Playstation RPG's that have something similar to below?

I have sensory issues which takes too long to explain so games like Chrono Trigger/Cross were right up my speed due to being able to see the enemies and even Earthbound you could see the enemies which once you engage you have the rolling HP counter. Despite the crappy battle *art* if you can call it that the system of engaging enemies is unique and who DOESN'T love the exit mice?

I love how in Earthbound you can start a battle depending on the DIRECTION YOU ARE FACING where if you sneak behind an enemy you launch a surprise opening attack and get a bonus turn or the other way if they sneak up on you and it's like

*Black Antoid and it's cohorts launch a surprise opening attack!". Black Antoid A calls for help and Black Antoid D joins in the battle* Black Antoid B attacks. SMMMMMMMASH! 40HP lost.

Those are the kinds of RPG's I like not generic battle systems like Final Fantasy where it's the same thing over and over again.

Earthbound can be grinding too but you are never in the same spot for too long.

Does the Play Station have any non random battle RPG's like these using their own schemes?
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