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Will You Carry Around A Phone And A PlayStation Vita?

With everything becoming integrated these days, some analysts are wondering if the mobile gaming explosion will hurt Sony's new handheld device.

Although the PlayStation Vita supports 3G, it still isn't a phone. At the same time, smartphones will let you call someone, support 3G (and in some cases, 4G), and yeah, play games. While it's certainly true that not one of those phones can match the Vita's potential for interactive entertainment, technology continues to advance at a rapid clip; there may come a time in the Vita's lifespan when a smartphone can compete in the gaming arena. And it's still a phone.

We've heard some analysts ask the question- "How many mobile devices are consumers willing to carry around?" SCEJ president Hiorshi Kawano told Reuters that he expects the Vita to do well and claims it doesn't compete with smartphones. Kawano says Sony expects the 3G Vita model to sell quickly (the first 500,000 are expected to disappear soon after launch) and he also believes the Vita doesn't compete with the Nintendo 3DS, either. Now, we agree on some points, and we certainly believe the Vita will become the best handheld gaming device available.

But despite Kawano's statements, that question in the headline remains viable. The Vita is a portable device. So is a smartphone. Maybe we wouldn't always carry both around but as the phone is typically a staple these days, the Vita will have to be added at some point, right? Furthermore, while the avid gamers easily recognize that the Vita is designed for them, other consumers might just look at the handheld and assume it's a phone. Sony will have to work to differentiate themselves from the crowd, and prove that their new portable is unique and attractive.

Tags: ps vita, playstation vita, vita games, gaming culture

9/15/2011 9:02:13 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (91 posts)

Cpt_Geez
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 9:34:05 PM
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I wouldnt mind carry my ps vita around on my days off I might have my laptop iPod touch cell phone and google tablet on me at one time.

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Doppel
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:04:12 AM

Same. I carry a Blackberry and a PSP, sometimes complimented by an HD Camcorder and a Digital Camera.

One thing about dedicated Handhelds is that if you sit down and play games and manage to blow away your handheld's battery, you still have a phone.

When you blow away your phone's battery playing crappy mobile games, you'll be out of luck when you need to call, text or receive messages and incoming calls.

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:27:11 AM

Exactly it ain't hard i put all my devices in a backpack. These things all come in handy when I'm studying at coffee shops like coffee beans and Starbucks.

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Stabs88
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:36:01 AM

Same here cept i dont own a tablet/ipad. Thats on the list of things to get but...my iphone and the vita will be fine for a good while.

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ZettaiSeigi
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 9:45:01 PM
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The Vita is not a phone and smartphones would never have games that will appeal to me. So yes, I'll be carrying both.

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Beamboom
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:34:12 AM

"never"? now that's a bold statement, good sir.

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ZettaiSeigi
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 3:43:42 AM

Could be, but I've seen the "fantastic" games that my friends play on their phones. Fun for a minute or two but that's just about it. So yeah, not interested with mobile phone games.

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Beamboom
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 7:00:27 AM

Don't you think they will develop much like computer games has developed over the years?
Remember, there was a time were the console games were much less than todays smartphone games. :)

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godsdream
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:36:58 AM

Yeah but at that time a lot of new devices will come also, making the phones still look crapier. I also don't have any interest on mobile phone games, and never will.

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Beamboom
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:10:04 PM

Yes, maybe so. I don't know of course, but personally I believe that over time, handheld gaming devices will merge with mobile phones. Like the SE Xperia Play. That's both a gaming handheld and a mobile phone.

Some of the Android games today are pretty darn close to what could have been a PSP game, and in my opinion that's a pretty strong indication of what to come. May I remind you all that games development for Android only started to gain momentum during the last couple of years. That's a pretty short time getting to where they are today.


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ZettaiSeigi
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:42:21 PM

Over the years, sure. But I assumed that the question is for right now. Besides, I really don't like the controls on mobile phones so why should I force myself to play on it when I have another device fully dedicated for gaming?

I am not saying that games on smartphones will never progress. They have and will continue to do so. But games on dedicated handheld consoles would do so as well and they would always take a higher priority for me. So yes, I'd still say never.

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John Shoemaker
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 9:46:18 PM
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I would definitely carry the Vita around with me. Since some newer PS3 games can be played on it, MGS and FFX remakes, I would take it to work and use it on my breaks all the time to get some play time on them.
And of course I'd have my phone. Free mobile hotspot anyone? Instant Wifi for the Vita.

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Temjin001
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:03:59 PM
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I think it depends. Really, in terms of the two hardware offerings, Vita vs phones, the competition is fairly distinct.
I've spent a good deal of time with cell phone games over the past several months and I've come to see that the value is incredible where a person can obtain a decent to high quality game from $1 to $10. But while these games are nice, they just aren't at the same level with the kind of premium offerings that will be on Vita. And this just isn't a graphics thing either. It's also a production one. Many of these parent's basement games or games being generated with modest budgets by amateur to fledgling devs are fun and many are quite remarkable, but the sort of development effort going into Sony's first party offerings or esteemed partners just won't be touched by the phone market anytime soon imo. That, and the control options and versatility are in a league of their own on Vita. A part of me really wants to get behind Vita, because I want to support the highest quality stuff. But another part of me acknowledges that mobile gaming in general isn't all that valuable to me, and perhaps the $1-$10 spot is my sweet spot for killing some game time on the side.

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sirbob6
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:05:24 PM
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I will just be carrying around the Vita.

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Pandacastro
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:15:29 PM
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Vita. Still use phone booths.

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faraga
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:00:58 AM

Like a boss!

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Lawless SXE
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 3:24:50 AM

Huh... so you're the one making sure that Supes can still do his work

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Snorge
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:33:53 PM

@faraga
Gotta love The Lonely Island....Like a Boss is one of the best they've done....next to the Jack Sparrow song...Micheal Bolton doing cocaine: Classic!


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PasteNuggs
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:21:20 PM
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Yes I definitely am. I'm getting the non 3g version so I'll use my android for a hotspot.

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Snorge
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:34:17 PM

Same here

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SmokeyPSD
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:28:17 PM
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I already carry around my psp with my mob. It really is no biggie.

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GustaveXIII
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:30:34 PM
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i carry a manpurse so yes.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:44:43 PM
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I'm not an on the go gamer, I like to keep it in my home, like sex.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:49:19 PM

That's...a totally bizarre analogy. LOL

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ZenChichiri
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:04:10 PM

I'm an on the go gamer. I know this because I like to have quickies in restrooms.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:13:57 PM

See? The two are related. Somehow.

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Snorge
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:35:31 PM

Weirdly enough.....World is kinda right.....kinda..... Ok now I KNOW Im going crazy if I agree with World, LoL

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bebestorm
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:51:20 PM
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My droid goes everywhere I go. I have no reason to carry around a gaming device unless Im traveling. Im only interested in games on Vita because my droid already does everything else.

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playaplus
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 10:53:27 PM
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...i dont limit my sex to just at home lol. Either way, vita is going to have skype...i really dont need a phone

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:14:14 PM

You going to have skypesex with it?

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Snorge
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:36:08 PM

Gotta love the options

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Palpatations911
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:15:07 PM
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I'm glad it is not a phone so the price tag will be more reasonable.

If it already has 3G, expect a version that will make voice calls, however.


I have a question for someone who may be able to answer. Are they planning for people to play online with the PS Vita over 3G or are they reserving that feature for Wi-Fi? I ask because I have played games online over 4G with my Ps3, and while that is FAR better than 3G, it has very poor performance for gaming, so I am interested on how online gaming on the Vita will work.

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Underdog15
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:48:25 AM

Good question. I have no idea how it'll work on a 3G network.

If it's anything like the PSP, you should be able to connect to whatever wireless network you are around as well. When at home, I can connect to my home internet, and at the airport, I can connect to the airport internet, too.

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ZenChichiri
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:20:03 PM
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"Is that something in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?"

"Actually, that's my iPhone, Vita, wallet, and keys, but yes, I actually do have an erection because my Vita is so close to my pee pee."

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Clamedeus
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:03:35 AM

LOL xD

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pillz81
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 3:20:04 PM

o_O

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bruno_py
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:25:27 PM
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Probably It's gonna be the same analogy for pcs and consoles.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:28:17 PM
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As long as they all fit in my inFamous 2 bag.

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leatherface
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:55:34 PM

just wear the MC Hammer pants. hahaha

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Underdog15
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:46:56 AM

Mobile devices in your hammer pants? hmmm... puts a whole new meaning into iPod Shuffle.

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Cesar_ser_4
Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 11:59:56 PM
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How about we all just wait until someone hacks the Vita and comes up with something actually helpful like the ability to make phone calls with it... Just pair a BT headset and you're all set... How much more bad ss would that be?

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Beamboom
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:39:17 AM

... Or what about if Sony made it so that we did not *have* to hack it in the first place, in order to run our apps on it...

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faraga
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:05:50 AM
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I won't carry it around all the time, but I will take it with me often, like when I'm taking a train ride or I when I have a free hour at school.

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:14:19 AM
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If i could i'd carry my ps3 everywhere. Hide yo system, hide yo cables, hide yo games, they taking everythimg in this m........

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jimmyhandsome
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:15:46 AM

I literally just LOL'd at that.

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shadowpal2
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:28:56 AM
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Hmm...I do have quite a few games for my PSP, but to be quite honest I just never seemed to take it out because the batteries I have happen to be those really cheap kind. I mean...the system just shuts down in an hour.

I always end up taking my AC/DC adapter if I want to take it out. And by taking it out, I mean like...sitting in the middle of campus, in a cafe, eatery, to play Co-op games with friends...Monster Hunter, Metal Gear, Kingdom Hearts, and GODS EATER!

The PSP was at first touted as a portable media center (in my opinion)...it has music, video, photos, internet, and gaming. But I couldn't really do all that primarily because of memory. Memory sticks were quite expensive and although they went down in price...I ended up getting a Micro sd to Memory Stick adapter. I have 32gb of memory now on my PSP. So i can carry loads of music and movies (mp4,mpeg). But then...I had to convert DVDs to mp4 and mpeg...which was ...kind of a pain and didn't always work out.
Carrying around photos seemed a bit pointless as it didn't have a camera (well it did but wasn't really worth it). As far as the internet goes...no flash...and a pretty dismal browser make it a lousy experience wouldn't you say?

But moving on...we have the VITA. Now the internal flash memory (16, 32gb) has been scrapped (all the way back from the playstation meeting) to meet consumer pricing. And that's good...but the NVG cards are quite expensive. But once again...someone on this earth will create a Micro SD to NVG adapter and make it infinitely cheaper. Seriously...I saw the price for a 4gb stick and if you were to convert the price to USD...it'll be $30. Hell...I can get a 32gb memory stick for $30, so I'll just wait for the adapter. Then...the music player, video player, camera will all come to great use. As for the internet...we have 3G and Wi-fi. It all comes down to AT&T's pricing of 3G doesn't it? I can tell you that Docomo's pricing is just...damn expensive. I can see many in Japan getting the wi-fi model in the end as players there will just end up going to a comic market or wherever there are plenty of Wi-fi connections. And they play Ad-hoc mainly as well.

For here in the U.S...it's AT&T...some hate it, some say it's ok. It really comes down to the price. Those who have quite a bit of cash to get the 3G...well yes...it's guaranteed that they can just have this device and just any normal feature phone or whatever. I mean hell, the browsing experience on the VITA will be better, there's flash meaning: YouTube, and there's a GPS.

And even if one gets the Wi-fi model, because they have a smartphone that has GPS, 70+ apps, camera, music, video, and whatnot...there's still one main reason to go out with a VITA. THE GAMES. And with unique features like augmented reality & a rear touchpad...gaming on this device is going to be one hell of an experience.

As far as games go on this...I'm hoping to see RE: revelations, Monster Hunter 4, and some others get developed for the PS Vita. Currently though...there are the 2 big ones: Uncharted & Resistance. But honestly...the game I'm really waiting for...IS GRAVITY (JPN: GRAVITY DAZE)...because that...seems like the first game to actually test the console's limits.

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Highlander
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 2:46:56 AM

Buy a 16 or 32GB card, put it in the system and forget it. Connect it to your PS3, use the PS3's HDD as the mothership, and only keep what you want/need on the Vita. Suddenly that 16/32GB isn't such an issue.

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BikerSaint
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 3:48:54 PM

While speaking on memory cards, I picked up a used PSP Go a few months back & just bought 2 Micro SD cards for it, only to find out they not the ones that the GO uses(and the Pro Duo cards that the regular PSP use are way too big).
Oh well, at least I can still use my new memory cards on my regular PSP's, with my adaptors.

Anyway, as I didn't get any manuals or paperwork with my GO, does anyone here know exactly which damned memory card the PSP GO uses?????

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shadowpal2
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 4:53:12 PM

@BikerSaint

They use the Memory Stick Micro. Except...I have not heard of a Micro SD - > Memory Stick Micro Adapter.

I only tried searching for a minute though, so...best of luck with that.

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BikerSaint
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:26:03 PM

shadowpal2,
Yeah I bought 2 8GB & one 16GB Sandisk Micro SD HC #2 cards thinking they were the only micro's being made.

They seem to fit into the Go OK, but....
then they stay stuck inside & I have to use a tiny-ended jeweler's tweezers just to pry them out as they refuse to do that normal auto pop-out when pressing inward, like all 3 models of my regular PSP's do.

Plus the Go won't recognize any of my micro's either(I've even tried other brand names of these same Micro SD cards too).

FYI, and they still work perfectly if placed into the Pro Duo adapter for all my other 1000, 2000, & 3000 PSP's though.

So the Go MUST BE using some %#&$%^&* different model or form of Micro card that I'm not currently aware of.

Hey all,
Anyone else here that has(or had) a PSP GO too that can help me out here?????

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BikerSaint
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 12:12:31 AM

OK, never mind, I found out exactly which memory card my PSP GO takes....

It's called a "Micro M2"

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Raze22
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:34:03 AM
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I honestly think sony is making its' move towards having high end handheld gaming abilities along with fully phone capabilities (most likely mediocre) without sacrificing video gaming experience.

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CaptRon
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:58:55 AM
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I read that the Vita will support android apps.

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Beamboom
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:19:31 PM

I did read something extremely unclear about a Sony releasing a developer kit that enabled developers to create "Vita-compatible Android games". But like I said it was very unclear to me what exactly this means in practical terms, but I do not think Vita will run Android apps, I think it's more the other way around, that the developer kit can compile a game both as an Android app and/or Vita executable. That in itself is of course interesting enough cause that must mean the two platforms are not *that* different from eachother.

Anyways, this news were very well received amongst the Android developers/fans on that site, but personally I think they misunderstood what this Sony devkit really is.


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BikerSaint
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:30:49 PM

Yup,
Here's the 411 on the Android apps so far....

PlayStation SDK Support for Android
September 16

http://www.thealistdaily.com/news/playstation-sdk-support-for-android/

Sony has announced that it's PlayStation Suite SDK will allow developers to make Android-based games for PlayStation Vita, Xperia Play, Sony Tablet S&P, and other PlayStation-certified Android devices. Sony also announced that they will update the PlayStation Store in Spring 2011 to support PlayStation-certified devices and PlayStation Suite content.

“By supporting development for multiple devices and by adopting libraries to create a variety of content not only limited to games, PS Suite SDK will not only help developers save their cost in creating new content but also allow them to efficiently create their content on one SDK and without having to create on several different SDKs,” wrote Sony in its release. “Through PS Suite SDK, SCE will provide to game developers and publishers the potential to further expand their business opportunities to Android based portable devices. In addition, SCE can approach to a wider range of content developers, non-gaming developers and individual programmers.”


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Highlander
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 2:37:09 AM
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I use my Vita when traveling by public transport, or on a long haul trip by rail or air. I use it when I'm at the office, or on a trip at a hotel, a friend or relative's home, and numerous other places. It's very much the exception that I would use the PSP (or Vita) like I use a smartphone. So there's really no issue here. The PSP (and soon to be Vita) is the game system I use when I am not at home with my PS3. I mean unless you're homebound there is no way that you can say that you are never anywhere where you would like to play a game, but can't because your PS3 is at home. That's what these are for, when you are away from home base, but want to game. Not literally gaming on the move - like you would talk on the phone while walking or driving. But gaming when you have time but are not where your PS3 is.

I see no conflict at all here and will carry both as needed.

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___________
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 3:21:18 AM
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until the vita can receive and answer calls yup.
lets just hope it holds calls better then the iphone 4!
im just about the biggest apple fan, but by god how can a 800 dollar device have so many reception and call issues!
if i a nickel for every time someone has rang me on the home phone going off at me because i have not been answering their calls on my mobile id be a multibillionare by now!
almost every time someone rings me my phone just sits there like a stunned mullet!
best 800 bucks i have ever spent!

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bigrailer19
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:33:39 AM

Maybe you should call apple support, or take the phone back to your cell provider if it's not working like it should...

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BikerSaint
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 3:53:59 PM

And certainly one lucky mullet!

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Lawless SXE
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 3:28:52 AM
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I don't typically use my PSP outside of home, but I like to keep in with me if I'm going to be away for a day or more. Same goes for Vita, I guess, but it'll probably make me want to play games more. Either way, I'll definitely be up for carrying both. It's not as though it's any great hardship, and personal comfort MUST be priority one. :D
Peace.

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Douchebaguette
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 5:16:38 AM
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At home; I'm a really clumsy person when it comes to remembering items I take with me on days outside.

Though if only the Vita had simple phone SIM card on it =[, I'd take it everywhere. Don't mind a beefy phone that's infinately more fun than a touch phone.

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Fane1024
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 6:08:25 AM
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No mobile phone, so...no.

I won't carry the Vita all the time, either, especially since it's even bulkier than my PSP-1000 and therefore less than ideal as a MP3 player.

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Underdog15
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:45:00 AM

That's a good point too. How many people who own a DS and/or PSP carry those with them everywhere they go? I know I don't. I only take it along if I know I'll have time to use it.

As it stands now, I use my PSP at the following 3 times: When traveling and not the driver, in bed when my wife really doesn't want to go to bed alone (she goes to bed much earlier than I like to) and I'm not anywhere near tired, and when I'm on the john... because lets face it... some of those washroom breaks take a couple minutes... and I love the PSP's ability to be put to sleep and come back on where you left off next time you turn it on.

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Clamedeus
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:07:05 AM

Yeah, I own a PSP and even I don't carry it everywhere. lol I actually don't even know any of my friends that do either.

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BikerSaint
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 4:24:24 PM

I either drive or ride(my Harley) everywhere I want to go, but I always take one of my PSP's with whenever I know I'm goiing to the laundromat, doctor's office, other long-assed waiting room times for various appointments, or at my Ford dealer's service department while awaiting my truck back.

My PSP's really help to whittle away all that otherwise wasted time, whether I'm listening to Depeche Mode & Jon Michal Jarre, or playing a UMD movie, or just plain gaming a few quick rounds of Pursuit Force: Extrme Justice.

Matter of fact, Ford has just invited me back to play a another round of Pursuit Justice at their dealer's shop again, as I just got a National Recall on my truck for possible corrosion to the straps that hold my gas tank up.

My best guess is that they rather have my PSP's buttons blowing up sh!t, than to have their own product making me into one hell of a lit-up highway pinata later.

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Aerifale
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 7:05:56 AM
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I have an ipod 4g that I love to bits. So many great games and so cheap that keep you entertained for hours. Shame it sucks the battery life so much :/

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TheOldOne
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:11:13 AM
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I won't carry them both. I got my smart phone with some of the top popular games (Siege Hero, Rage, Plants vs Zombies) that I could play when I'm doing a line at the store for 10 minutes or so. I haven't played a portable console game since Valkyria Chronicles 2 on the PSP.

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gumbi
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:13:49 AM
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I have a dock for my PSP at the office, it's my digital photo frame. However, most of my PSP gaming is done at home anyway. I got it for the games, not so much the portability. And it gives me something for when the wife/kids are monopolizing the TV.

I expect it'll be the same when I get my Vita. I'll rarely take it with me when I leave the house, but when I'm not home I don't have time for games anyway.

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Dustinwp
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:34:55 AM
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I go to the gym every day and already carry my PSP in my bag with my gym cloths so, I'll be taking it almost every where. Plus, what else am I going to do at work when I'm bored?

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:36:20 PM

If I see a hot chick in the gym playing a psp or whatever I will help her out on whatever she needs help on.

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Beamboom
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 2:42:56 PM

/me do not want to smell Dustin's PSP.

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Underdog15
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:41:36 AM
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Nintendo DS and PSP (although moreso in Japan) have both done remarkably well despite the impressive mobile phones available over the last 5-10 years.

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Snaaaake
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 9:43:15 AM
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No matter how a cellphone is good at gaming, it can never replace a handheld console.
I will be carrying a Vita along with my cell that's for sure, isn't that what most is doing with their PSP now?

Not even iPhone 4 is capable of replacing handheld gaming.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:20:38 AM
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So the general consensus is that analysts worried about consumers not willing to carry multiple mobile devices are...well, worrying about nothing.

Just based on this small sample, anyway.

Btw, it appears I may have to finally get rid of my 7-year-old cell phone and upgrade. 'sigh'

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Clamedeus
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:29:33 AM

Fun isn't it? lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:33:28 AM

Not really, no.

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bigrailer19
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:37:57 AM

I possibly like you, had a newer version of the old Nokia phones forever. I was happy with it. I always thought the iPhone and the Droids were... Well dumb and very overpriced. The time and the right price came along and I needed a new phone, the 4g iPhone just came out so the 3GS in my area was super cheap. Bought one. Love it. That is all.

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godsdream
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:55:39 AM

What cell phone do you have Ben? I had a Nokia for about 5 years and then decided to go finally with an iphone 4 (damn, those Nokia tech guys really nailed it with battery life specs, my phone could last for like 4 or 5 days with an average use).

On topic, I see it like the mobile phone is just an extension of us now. I have mobile phone and nextel, and I had a psp (recently sold it) so I wouldn't mind carrying a Vita. Besides as other people said, if you have a bag or backpack, you can just bring it there, or if you don't, just don't bring it if you know for certain that you won't have time for using it. For my previous PSP I had a cool pack PSP branded that I bought in Gamestop. It had little compartments for a lot of things, so I think there will be also a similar one for the Vita sooner or later, and you can use it for extra stuff, or if you are a man like me, like a man bag or something, just something that you can use for keeping your stuff when not at home.

This should not be a problem. A mobile phone is completely to a portable device game system, but I understand why people gets confused and think that we need to decide for just 1 of those 2.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:29:22 PM

It's an old Verizon LG phone from 2004, I think. :)

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Beamboom
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:38:45 PM

Hey congrats Ben!
Decided on the new phone yet? Surely it will be a Sony Ericsson, of course? :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:40:21 PM

Not sure yet. Considering Xperia Play, HTC Incredible 2, and that Trophy (Windows) phone.

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BIGRED15
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 4:33:44 PM

Get incredible 2. Experia is probably cool too, but I'd just get vita if I wanted a handheld

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BikerSaint
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 4:40:04 PM

Ben
Ha, I won't tell you how old my only cell phone was when I finally donated it last year(along with the both chargers & 11 battery packs) to our troops who are in-country, so they can call home instead of waiting in a long barracks line.

OK, OK.....it was a Motorola StarTec!

(And I can't ever remember that far back to when it was all the new rage back then

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shadowpal2
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 5:04:09 PM

I still have my Moto Rokr E8 back from the summer of '08. I really like it. It's quite durable and it's good with music. That's all I ever use it for. I don't text, go on the internet, message or whatever.

If I ever get a new phone...it has to be SHARP SH-01C.

By the way, does anyone know if the PS VITA can download apps from the Android app store?

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godsdream
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 5:23:20 PM

I can see a little coincidence here about some of us. Like you said before, some of us are a endangered species.

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Qubex
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:39:25 PM

Ben, sometimes the older phones are better. Less complicated and probably more rugged...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Beamboom
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 6:22:42 AM

Ben Dutka, the godfather of the PSXE, carrying around a Microsoft phone. What's wrong with that picture? :D

The Incredible 2 is a HTC phone right? They make good phones. But only The Sony Xperia Play has the Playstation suite! You gotta keep an eye on their doings in that area too?

And who knows, there may be released a game that offer playability across the Play, the Vita and the PS3... Some would say that as the editor of the psxe you are obliged to choose Xperia Play! ;)

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Minishmaru
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 3:45:47 PM
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I carry around my Evo and PSP Go all the time together. Evo in my front right pocket, Go in my back left pocket. If I ever need to use the Vita's wifi I can tether with my Evo :)

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Wraith
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 6:19:38 PM
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I don't want to carry both devices but I'll be forced to. I wish sony would make a psp phone with two analogue sticks with psp go form factor.

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lupus
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 3:40:47 AM
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phone only, they should just concentrate on getting a cross voice chat for ps4 instead sony noobs can't believe they can't make it for ps3 soooo embarrassing.

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Nynja
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 @ 2:41:22 PM
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Yes.

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