For people asking about copying game saves from the PSP games.
Yes, it is possible, you connect the PSP via USB and copy the files from the PSP to the folders the Vita Content Manager created, connect your Vita and you're good to go.
No need to use Media Go or anything.
MLB is March 6th.
March 6th is an expensive day for me.
So far I only have Hot Shots for the launch. I'm trying to figure out what other games I want. I'm going to hold off on Uncharted, as a previous poster said, I'm experiencing Uncharted fatigue.
I know I'm getting MLB 12 for sure, but I'm wanting something else to help tide me over. I was hoping PSN would have a good deal for God of War: Ghost of Sparta, but I haven't seen anything yet.
I was thinking of FIFA. I haven't played a FIFA game since FIFA 98 for the N64, but I've heard some good things about it. How hard is the learning curve? Obviously, a lot of improvements were made, and the videos look outstanding.
Imbarkus, how many UMDs do you actually own?
I own about 60 UMD based games, and I'm not angry that I won't be playing those on Vita.
It just seems to me like you want to try and get people riled up and pimp your damn article.
Are you sure about that the PS3 have the ability to read and play PS2 games? If yes, can you please give me some techincal source to this, i want to read up on it.
I'm honestly trying to see what the complain is about. I fully understand that you want to have BC, and that is fair enough of course, but why do you write it like Sony is some evil company because they dont provide you with a luxury solution? (at least that is how i read it, but please correct me if i'm wrong).
Your mockup was very well done, by the way!
Where did you read this?
I've seen them both listed for March 6th.
Edit: Just saw it on Amazon. I won't be starting my franchise until then anyways.
Just tried the PS Vita at my local Gamestop, surprised to find demos of FIFA 2012, Hot Shots Golf and Virtua Tennis. Tried most of the demos, including Uncharted and Wipeout and ended up reserving a WiFi Vita. That screen is amazing !
Also ordered from Amazon an 8GB memory, Hot Shots Golf and Wipeout. Picking up Uncharted or MLB The Show on launch day at Best Buy using a $25. gift card.
Can't wait for the 22nd of February !
yeah, I was going off looking at it on amazon.com. If you look at Gamestop.com they have it listed as March 6th...so I don't know. Are you getting it on PS3 as well or just on Vita?
The Show isn't out until March 27th or March 6th.
Thanks man. Honestly.
Maybe I am a representative some slim niche margin of a market, a crazy old collector who hoards all his old games and spends his time making mockups and articles, and tilting at windmills on internet message boards.
A few thoughts from my time with a Vita at Gamestop:
- There seemed to be quite a bit of Vita buzz in the store. One person paid off a FEB, another placed a preorder, and several others were asking about it.
Oh, like that. That is why i was hoping for to get some techincal readup on how the PS2 emulator stuff works for PS3, if it is something more of a general emulator or if it requires custom tweaking to get a game to work properly. If it is custom tweaking, then it makes sense why playing the game from a disc wouldnt work (at least not properly).I mean since PS2 games come on a DVD format, which Blu-Ray drives can read, that releasing a PSN version of GodHand, for example, that you can rebuy and play on the machine, while the disk version if inserted into a PS3 reports that it is unplayable, is an under-handed tactic designed to make you pay again for something you've already bought.
I don't have a technical readup for you though. I just know it runs if you download it and rebuy it, but not if you insert the disk.
Yeah, backward compability have definitely been a common thing in gaming during the last ~10 years indeed, that is true. And i fully agree that it can somewhat be expected in that regard.I don't think it's just me. The consumer expectation for backwards compatibility of at least one generation back has been established by Sony itself first in PS2, and later in the first models of the PS3, by Nintendo in the Gameboy Color, the Gameboy Advance, the Nintendo DS (fat and Lite models), the Wii, and the 3DS, and by Microsoft (through software emulation) with the XBox 360. PC games are patched to be run in the newest OS's, and when they aren't the audience finds a way to make it happen through fan patches. iOS games are continually updated to be able to continue to run on the new hardware and iOS releases that come out. But Nintendo is the most important example here because they have set the consumer expectation precedent for the handheld space.
I don't think this feature can really be dismissed as just a luxury solution. It's a feature customers want, and it's one that helps ensure successful platform launches. I want PS Vita to succeed. I think, even right now, its ability to do that in Japan is seriously endangered by the lack of this one feature, given that Nintendo has locked up Monster Hunter for right now.
I just got back from Best Buy. They have one of their employees carrying the system around on his neck to demo. No kiosk for Vita it seems. They only had Little Deviants to try, but I was more interested in the other functions anyway.
The screen is unreal. Large does not begin to describe it. The shots online dont do it justice either. I was really impressed with the movie trailers they had stored on the memory card. The playback might not have been true HD, but at that small size, it looks damn close.
The analog sticks were also a bit surprising. At first touch they dont feel like they have the mobility to get the job done. Compared to the Dual Shock or 360 pads, these dont move far enough in every direction. However, after about ten minutes I adjusted and they felt fine. They dont stick out nearly as far as the pictures make them seem either, so that was a plus.
Anyway, has anyone mentioned that the digital copies of games seem to be $5 cheaper than the physical cards? Best Buy has a number of games in their pre-order machine, that I can only assume, are codes that you use to download the games off PSN.
Heres a photo of their titles and prices:
Super Stardust for $10 is good news.
Question here: is AT&T subsidizing the Vita at all?
I dont see the point on paying more for a console just to pay more every month to get a capped data plan
Unless you're never at home and can't use XBLA/PSN/Steam I dont see a reason to get the 3G over the regular Vita
If the 3G model was cheaper than the Wifi that would make sense
An unlocked iPhone its almost 3 times the cost of one with a contract.
yay so psn games ARE cheaper.
But to sum up, i fully agree that BC can be a nice thing to have, both when it comes to a internal or external solution. It might also make a system sell more indeed, especially around the launch period.