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Use This Video to Explain the PS Vita to Your Friends

Posted by Kell Andersen

A bit of handheld handholding

The PlayStation Vita has a pretty severe case of Wii U syndrome. It has a small and intensely loyal fan base, but can't quite seem to crack a larger market. This is mostly because, as with Nintendo's struggling home console, the appeal of the Vita is very difficult to appreciate until you actually have one in your hands.

However, Sony's long beleaguered handheld is now starting to pick up the pace, especially in Japan, and to further this end, the company has released this short video to help inform potential buyers of all of the many and varied reasons that they should take the plunge. It's a neat, if slightly bland, piece of marketing, but it does seem a little curious that it makes no mention of the recently announced streaming service PlayStation Now. We're almost certain that having access to three generations' worth of games would be a pretty major selling point. Are you already a happy Vita convert, or are you waiting for a better bundle? Scream and shout in the comments section below.


User Comments (9)



AaronYeager said:

it's definitely a bland video. They didn't even mention the remote play features. I can understand not mentioning PlayStation Now as it's yet to be released, but remote play is a reason all in itself to own one. I don't actually own a Vita myself but have been looking into getting one. So far I like the Crystal White version they have on amazon and want to get a 32 MB memory card. I think I can see why not too many people haven't taken the plunge, because it gets expensive when you add things up. But considering how much we all spend on phones and ipads there's no room to complain. Might as well treat yourself especially if your a gamer.




Well, people can hear about Remote Play and PS Now elsewhere, this seems to target just what the Vita can do its on it's own-which is quite a fresh perspective in some ways.

Vita is great on its own, good to show that off without punctuating the video with Remote Play.



Grieva said:

I Love my vita. Although I feel the game base has only got good in the past year, plus the remote play with ps4 is a fantastic feature. 2014 has some great games coming with Toukiden, FFX HD remaster and Freedom Wars. Its going to be a good year



iSillyBoiJudas said:

I bought a Vita a year ago but got too busy with school & my ps3 that I sold it. But once I have my ps4 I plan on getting another Vita & keeping it this time.



Raeven said:

PS4 remote play is great and works very well with titles like Black Flag and Knack. Tearaway alone should entice people if properly marketed as it's excellent. I love my Vita and shall continue to do so, whether or not the rest of the world finally comes to their senses!



charlesnarles said:

It's also way better to play PSP titles like MHFU and MGS:PW with two sticks. Not news, but it was a reason for buying mine.



Axl_abe said:

I didnt know about the AR games. Also just got mine on black friday and its my favorite platform I own out of Wii, PS3, and 3DS. Was on the fence since launch and this vid wouldnt have help. It proves the general conception that Vita has no games cause they didnt really show that many. It just briefly showed LBP and Tearaway.

Btw Im one of the ones that will vouch for the Vita's library, this week I had to deleted Uncharted from my 16 gig card for Persona4G

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