People on the internet are always down about something. Never use them as a metric for ANYTHING. Especially on something as subjective as gaming.
I had a Vita at launch, but because of some financial trouble, I had to sell it late in March sadly. I really liked the system, but I was annoyed that certain PSP games still didn't work.
I got a gift card for gamestop recently, and I happen to also to work at one. We got a used Vita wifi in stock, and with my discount it'd only cost me about $170. I already got a 8gb memory card for the Vita, and 1 game (hot shots golf), because I always knew I wanted to get one again eventually.
I'm just really indecisive about it right now because there are so many people on the internet spelling doom and gloom for the Vita, but I really do like the hardware. I love how the screen looks, I'm looking forward to Gravity Rush, MGS HD both next month and Persona 4 golden later in the year. I want the system, but I just can't decide if it's the best investment with so many people being down on it lately.
If I didn't get the Vita, I was figuring I'd cave in and join my friends online playing some Ghost Recon, and maybe pick up Dragon's Dogma cuz that looks pretty cool too. What do you guys think? I'd really appreciate the advice.
As far as the Vita goes, it's an amazing piece of hardware. That much is clear.
The current software library is impressive, and looking at the current crop of pre-E3 announcements, it has some more impressive titles hitting.
I say wait until after E3 before you make your final decision on if you want to pick one up, but I can say that already, I'm incredibly satisfied with my Vita. I play it daily, and I still have a list of titles that I'm eagerly looking forward to in the coming months (Gravity Rush, MGSHD, Sly: TiT, Ragnarok Odyssey, Zero Escape, Persona 4, PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale, Dragon's Crown, FFX HD, ZoE HD, etc), and that's still BEFORE E3 reveals it's Vita related secrets.
$170 is an excellent price for a Vita, but if you are still so unsure, like I said before, just wait until E3, and don't let internet bitching influence you.
Some of the same naysayers concerning the Vita were the same people that predicted the PS3 would crash and burn. Look at the system now.
EDIT @Ponn, I disagree.
I think there's been plenty of info for the system concerning the future. There is an entire thread on GAF concerning future software releases. We know PS1 support is coming. We know that series like Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty are coming for it. We know that, at the least, Sony is supporting the system with some of their best handheld developers. I don't feel particularly troubled or in the dark about the Vita's upcoming software and it's future. Sales have no effect on my enjoyment of the system.
I'd like it to do well so it will continue to get software support, but I look at the PS3 and PSP before it, and I remember the same levels of skepticism and cynicism concerning the future of both platforms. Both have an incredibly impressive library of games, and that's all that matters to me. It's not like they're going to walk up on stage at E3 this year, 3 months after the system has been released in North America, and say, "Welp, we gave it the ol' college try, but after 7 months on the market world wide, we're calling it quits with the Vita."
They're going to do what they can to drum up interest in the platform. That means potential price cut, and a deluge of software announcements and partnerships with 3rd parties. They aren't going to pull a Sega and tuck their tails between their legs at the first sign of trouble (and it pains me to say that as a Sega fan, but that's exactly what they did with the Dreamcast when the PS2 reared it's head).