I have a problem. I really, REALLY want this game, but I don't have a PS3 or a Vita. Now, Muramasa Rebirth already had me seriously considering getting a Vita (loved the Wii original), but Dragon's Crown is making me desperate (Vanillaware won me over with Muramasa). But...it's SO. MUCH. MONEY. So, come on, Sony; help a gamer out and lay the price-drop on that Vita.
I don't know if this helps your decision but I do think this is the game worth getting a Vita for. It was also announced at E3 that a Vita Walking Dead bundle is coming in August that will include Telltales games entire Walking Dead game with a new bonus chapter "400 days" This looks to be a great bundle if you have any interest in the Walking Dead game. Either way Dragons Crown should be great and along with Muramasa Rebirth is a reason to pick up a Vita.
Not sure I have any interest in a Walking Dead game (even though I love the show), but I agree, both Muramasa Rebirth and Dragon's Crown are totally worth getting a Vita for. It's just a matter of available funds for me. If I had the money for a Vita, there's no question I would go ahead and get one.
I've purchased a few systems on CL before...Wiis PSPs.... and that's about it- they were all fully functional but you can never be too safe- you can at least test the vita out before you purchase it. Check to make sure all the buttons work- no sticky ones- the front and back touch... All can be done through the 'Welcome Pack' app.... ..and there are just as many 3ds owners selling their handheld on CL as well........not just vitas.
Didn't mean to make it sound like the vita is inferior to any other console or device. I'm a proud owner, others aren't. That's all.
But @A. Alvarez brings up an excellent point, make sure you (@J.S. Lewis) tell them to charge the battery beforehand so you can test the vita out via welcome park, and take all necessary precautions when buying locally.
I bought mine off website that sells refurbs or used ones for cheaper. I got mine and it only had a few minor scuffs and sctraches. other then that it was near perfect and ran fine. Vita is so worth it for 100 bucks
I got my Vita on Ebay for $172 (it was almost new and the Call of Duty bundle, so I was pretty happy with the end-price) so maybe check out Ebay? I saw some "Buy Now" prices as low as $135, and it's possible you could win a bid that low or lower if you're lucky! Give it a shot at least, the Vita is DEFINITELY worth it, and this game looks like it's going to be a great edition to the steadily-growing collection of Vita games :)
I also recommend going to Ebay. With a little patience, you can usually find a near perfect condition Vita for $170-180 with a memory card and sometimes a game.
Craigslist works great too. Found a Vita in pretty good condition for just $140. Usually you can haggle down the price as well on craigslist. Just be sure to meet INSIDE a public place as a precaution, such as a starbucks.
It's several times more powerful than it's direct competitor, has a 5" multi-touch OLED screen, dual analog sticks and a rear touch pad that can provide extra shoulder buttons. Price drops are always nice, but at only $40-70 more than it's direct competitor, I'd say it provides more than enough comparative value as a piece of gaming hardware.
Personally, I hope they drop the price and bring out a newer version with an HDMI-out, built in 64GB (or higher) memory, and maybe even more battery life.
Not necessarily. Back in 2007, Sony blatantly denied any plans for a price drop on the 60GB PS3. At the end of that weekend, news spread like wildfire that the new price was $499 while supplies lasted. Where Sony really screwed up was with the proprietary memory cards that add another sizable chunk to the already expensive console. I enjoy my Vita, but it seems I'm in the minority, and that includes developers.
If they do as you suggest, I'm gonna be pissed. I bought a 3G Vita within 2 months of its release, along with a 32GB memory card. Yeah, I was stupid for paying that much. I enjoy my Vita, but I would have held off had I knew we'd go this long with such a shortage of software.
I wouldn't say we really had a long drought, just a false "Vita has no games" stigma in games media that was difficult to shake. The system launched with tons of titles, and there was something to play every month, or every other month. It just went from monthly to almost weekly starting around January.
Playstation Vita Game Releases Metacritic Rating 70+
02/2012 - 07/31/2013
88 Little Big Planet Vita 88 Velocity Ultra 86 Mutant Blobs From Outer Space Attack 83 Gravity Rush 83 Lumines: Electronic Symphony 82 Super Stardust Delta 80 Uncharted: Golden Abyss 79 Wipeout 2048 79 Switch Galaxy 77 Soul Sacrifice 77 Tokyo Jungle Mobile 76 Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational 75 rymdkapsel 75 Dokuro 75 Frobisher Says 72 Smart As... 71 Escape Plan 70 New Little King's Story 70 Assassin's Creed: Liberation
PORTABLE VERSIONS OF MULTIPLATFORM TITLES:
93 Persona 4: Golden 90 Limbo 88 Rayman Origins 88 Machinarium 85 Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD 85 Sine Mora 85 Mortal Kombat 85 Hotline Miami 85 Pixel Junk Monsters HD 83 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend 82 Dead Or Alive 5+ 81 Metal Gear Solid HD Collection 81 Jak & Daxter HD Collection 80 Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 79 Muramasa: Rebirth 79 Street Fighter X Tekken 79 FIFA Soccer '12 78 Stealth Inc: A Clone In the Dark 78 Thomas Was Alone 78 Disgaea 3 78 Quell Memento 77 Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition 77 Plants Vs Zombies 77 Puddle 76 Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken 75 Jet Set Radio HD 72 Ninja Gaiden Sigma+ 71 Big Sky Infinity
SIMULTANEOUSLY DEVELOPED & RELEASED MULTIPLATFORM:
88 Guacamelee 86 Zen Pinball 2 84 Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward 84 Sound Shapes 79 Retro City Rampage 79 Need For Speed: Most Wanted 79 Pinball Arcade 78 MLB '13: The Show 78 Motorstorm RC 77 Sly Cooper 4 76 MLB '12: The Show 75 Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed 75 Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale 73 When Vikings Attack
Personally, I'm enjoying the heck outta my Vita, if for no other reason than Virtue's Last Reward and XSEED's support. What I don't get is why certain console-quality titles that are being released on mobile OS platforms (i.e. Final Fantasy Dimensions, Breath of Fire 6) are being neglected on the Vita. Also, certain titles like Disgaea D2, Guided Fate Paradox, and Project X Zone are curiously missing Vita ports. Of course, that's the developers' faults, not Sony's.
I hear ya. I know Capcom is supposed to be releasing that Dragon's Dogma Quest game on iOS and Vita, so maybe that will be the market test... I would probably enjoy that new Breath of Fire game, even though a lot of forum goers got really annoyed that it was going to be an iOS game. I'm just happy it's handdrawn 2D, personally.
I would love Disgaea D2. I know Atlus is going bankrupt right now, which is sad news... so that will probably be a long hold up. I assume they'll release Disgaea 4 before D2, depending on how Disgaea 3 performed, but D2 would have been a perfect candidate for simultaneous release on Vita & PS3.
3rd party developers are acting like no money can be made, but a small downloadable title like Big Sky Infinity sold nearly 300,000 units on Vita in about 3 months. Three hundred thousand is better than no hundred thousand, imo.