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Sony PlayStation Vita
Member Name: autumnleaf
Sony PlayStation Vita
Advantages: Potential for great gaming
Disadvantages: A series of blunders
The Vita was released to little fanfare back in February 2012. It was almost released reluctantly such was the lack of marketing behind the product, you would be completely forgiven to not even know that a sequel to the moderately successful PSP was coming out.
It seems that Sony's lack of confidence in its own product has led to its own poor sales. The Vita has under performed drastically, probably due to there not really being much of a market for it. For hardcore gamers, there is undeniably a lot of potential in this unit, but a complete lack of games for the hardcore gamer, makes it very difficult to recommend. For anyone wanting a more casual experience, you would be better off sticking with smart phones or tablets, which have a much larger store for these types of games.
The User Interface is completely different to any other Sony product, meaning that users will once again have to adapt and get used to a new interface that would appear to have not had a great deal of user testing - it is quite horrible. Add to that the fact that you can only use Vita memory cards and Vita's own charging cables, it is quite clear that Sony has no interest in allowing its users the luxury of being able to use their existing products with their Vita.
It is becoming increasingly clear that software support for Vita is very low and that the latest smartphones are already out-doing the vita for both performance and screen quality and hence there is very little to recommend here.
Summary: Stick with a decent smartphone
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