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Sony: Vita is "a little behind on the numbers"; now "actively on the offensive"


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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 2:42:01 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Not to mention Linux support for games isn't exactly an industry standard.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 2:34:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 20, 2013, 2:36:26 PM PST
D_Strasse says:
Can't someone just get a sexier case? (They make nice looking HTPC cases don't they?)

Anyway, I supose it will run on some form of Linux as to keep the cost down but again, don't PC builders already know how to install and run Linux?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 2:07:56 PM PST
That, and the possible standardization of hardware for the non-techie crowd. If you don't know what you're looking at, recommended can look intimidating. However, if they say that the game can work with steambox 5 or greater, that simplifies it for people.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 2:03:10 PM PST
I never claimed you were. I just want to be sure that you do not mind a positive article for Sony and the Vita posted here on VGF. I would hate to think that a post or thread upset you.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 2:03:04 PM PST
A customer says:
It's for guys who's women don't allow a "clunky" box to be visible around the entertainment center - aka - where she watches Jersey Shore reruns all day.

:)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 2:00:16 PM PST
Not sure what would make you think that. I'm not a fangirl of any system.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013, 1:57:34 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
I say build anyways.

Truth is anything they use for a Steambox is going to run hot as balls in a console sized case. With some selective planning, you can get a nice rig in a micro atx or htpc rack case

There is a reason consoles are going with mobile solutions to keep thermal footprint down. Heat kills.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:52:32 PM PST
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new Tron says:
Yeah, but the appeal to me of the Steambox is to be able to play on my couch and surround sound without having a big ugly PC shell/box next to my TV. If the upgrade process became extremely streamlined, I'd consider it, but I'm really leaning to just building a new PC in about 2-3 years and buying a decent monitor.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:52:13 PM PST
I was going to say that. If the Steambox is upgradable, the only people who might benefit are Valve as they can license "approved" upgrades and charge more to people who don't know better. And I really don't want to be stuck with a game 2 years down the road that requires me to upgrade my Steambox.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:48:52 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Swapping video cards and RAM is already stupidly easy...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:45:59 PM PST
new Tron says:
The only thing for me that would make the steambox more appealing than having a gaming PC would be the ease of upgrading. If I could swap video cards, motherboards, and add RAM in a simple fashion, then I'd consider it. If the Steambox is a one-and-done type of thing like the consoles, then there's no way I'll go for it.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:44:12 PM PST
I tend to agree, I'd rather build.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:42:45 PM PST
D_Strasse says:
Why not just build a PC?

I REALLY don't get the appeal of a steambox.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:42:08 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
I picked mine up day 1 and I don't feel burned. Especially not after they added PS+ support. The vast majority of my time with the system before PS+ was Patapon 2, Hot Shots Golf, and Rayman: Origins.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:42:05 PM PST
McAwesomeo says:
Provided it doesn't block used games and require an always on connection, I'll buy it after I clear up my current gen backlog. By then it should have a decent catalog and the price should have dropped once or twice.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:41:55 PM PST
Indeed. Posting a positive article for Sony and the Vita shows that I am at least fair.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:41:07 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
As did I. I am pretty sure it'll be my last traditional launch console ever. Steambox, of course, being a non-traditional console.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:40:10 PM PST
Jason being Jason.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:40:08 PM PST
Gameresq says:
Disclosure: I bought a launch Wii U

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:39:09 PM PST
MrFoxhound says:
It never pays off, IMO.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:39:01 PM PST
Oh, it's your post again....again...

I trust you have no issue with an article that is positive for Sony and the Vita?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:38:20 PM PST
Yes, no more early adopting for me.

Posted on Feb 20, 2013, 1:37:57 PM PST
Oh it's this thread again ... Again ...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:37:08 PM PST
Gameresq says:
I have no doubt that it will be a great system. By the time it becomes so, the price will likely have dropped substantially, at which point I will buy one.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013, 1:33:32 PM PST
D_Strasse says:
Maybe it's because I'm a latecomer, but I think the catalog has been great so far.

Now if I was a hardcore handheld-mostly gamer, I might feel different. But I really only use my handhold a couple times a year, and mine gave me plenty to do over Christmas.
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