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PSXE Poll Update: Portable Gaming Isn't Really A Top Priority

Not among our readership, at least.

In our most recent poll, we asked our readers the following question: If you don't own the PlayStation Vita yet, why?

For many, it may be a combination of reasons, but we tasked you with narrowing it down to one. As it turns out, the majority of participants simply said that portable gaming isn't their bag. The second-most number of votes went to "Too expensive," with "Not enough games" coming in a close third. The Vita has struggled since its launch, but maybe the emergence of that new model will entice consumers. We've often said that without the AAA exclusive software, the admittedly slick handheld is in trouble.

This week, there are several high-profile games on tap for February. The first is Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, so are you up for it? Getting it day one? Waiting for reviews? Avoiding it like the plague? Let us know.

Tags: vita, playstation vita, lightning returns, lightning returns final fantasy xiii

2/2/2014 10:50:45 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (29 posts)

sawao_yamanaka
Sunday, February 02, 2014 @ 11:09:40 PM
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Considering how many sales the system has had and all the "free" ps plus games, it is not expensive in the slightest. It is cheap. You can buy it on sale with a 4 or 8 gb card. I think it is the best system, especially when combined with the ps4.

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Draguss
Sunday, February 02, 2014 @ 11:19:34 PM
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I get the funniest feeling that this next poll will be a little lopsided.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 02, 2014 @ 11:32:07 PM
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I'll get Lightning Returns at a rock bottom price when I need a good laugh.

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Cabalavatar1
Sunday, February 02, 2014 @ 11:35:21 PM

I hope the laugh makes the purchase worth it. ;)

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Cabalavatar1
Sunday, February 02, 2014 @ 11:33:49 PM
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I understand that the Vita is a great deal right now. At Boxing Week, it was $170. But I just don't game outside of my home, and I have zero interest in playing games on a tiny screen when my 46" is right in front of me.

Catch 22: If the Vita had a lot of enticing exclusives, I'd have incentive to get it, but I still wouldn't. At the same time, I'd be pissed off that I couldn't get them on my other Sony devices (PS3 or PS4). I still hope that when the Vita dies (probably within the next year or two) Sony will bring some of the better games to the PS3/PS4 through the PS Store or Gaikai/PS Now. I'd love to play 'em, but not on the Vita.

Last edited by Cabalavatar1 on 2/2/2014 11:34:38 PM

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Banky A
Sunday, February 02, 2014 @ 11:34:09 PM
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I just snagged FFXIII-2 on the FF sale for $16NZD (among others; FFI, II, Dissidia Duodecim).

I will get Lightning Returns eventually. This will be after I also find the cheapest opportunity for FFXIII. Then I can start my the trilogy back-to-back.

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Wrote
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 1:31:20 AM
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Really? Why don't u guys all just get lighting returns used for 10 or 20 bucks.

That's what I'll do. To be honest the battle system looks kinda fun.. But that won't be for a few months or so, it'll drop in price fast.

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Beamboom
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 7:30:12 AM

That's a good advice for *any* title if you ask me - with the exception being 1st party exclusives. Sony tend to keep the price of their games up high for a long time.

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ProfPlayStation
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 1:42:44 AM
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I've reached the point in life where I try to not waste time on games which aggravate the hell out of me. That includes any game which stars Lightning.

Offer me the chance to buy some good condition old PS1 games, or a free early-access copy of Lightning Returns. I'll take the PS1 games.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 10:47:46 AM

avoid Dark Souls.

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ProfPlayStation
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 11:56:40 AM

Actually, I really enjoy Dark Souls. Challenging doesn't necessarily mean frustrating.

I took a chance on Dark Souls during the Steam sale, since I'd not quite dug Demon's Souls, because of a bunch a constant design annoyances, but liked the general idea. I've sunk 60 hours into it since then, and I'm still going strong. Dark Souls has been very rewarding, and really jams with my generally cautious play style. I've managed to take down several bosses on the first try, thanks to careful pre-planning for various eventualities. Boss battles, and even general minions, feel like a justified accomplishment when you win. It has really smart game design. Unlike FF13's "beat the boss that you need to know the specific trick for, but you don't know the trick, and you only have 3 minutes to figure it out, or you die for no reason" design...

I'm also loving the scale and immersiveness of Dark Souls' world. It feels like you are really exploring, even with the fixed paths, and discovering long lost secrets and wonderment. And the environmental ambiance, oh man! So good! Much better than FF13's "look at how many random polygons we can cram onto this unimportant background image" style of world building.

I'm hoping Dark Souls 2 has a bit(lot) more descriptiveness for items and menu options, and how they function, because that is honestly my only complaint.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 12:03:43 PM

those game are just frustrating

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___________
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 3:45:42 AM
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hows the vita too expensive?
best buy has it on sale for 100 bucks for f*cks sake!
biggest problem with the vita, is its not what it should be.
its so anti playstation you would think nintendo built it!
i mean when you have mobile phones with more performance than a dedicated gaming device you know your in trouble!
the only of the time technology it has is the OLED display, but then phones have had SAMOLED displays for YEARS!
problem with the vita is the exact same problem as the ps4, its 4 year old technology a little too late to the party.

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___________
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 3:45:43 AM
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hows the vita too expensive?
best buy has it on sale for 100 bucks for f*cks sake!
biggest problem with the vita, is its not what it should be.
its so anti playstation you would think nintendo built it!
i mean when you have mobile phones with more performance than a dedicated gaming device you know your in trouble!
the only of the time technology it has is the OLED display, but then phones have had SAMOLED displays for YEARS!
problem with the vita is the exact same problem as the ps4, its 4 year old technology a little too late to the party.

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___________
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 3:45:43 AM
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hows the vita too expensive?
best buy has it on sale for 100 bucks for f*cks sake!
biggest problem with the vita, is its not what it should be.
its so anti playstation you would think nintendo built it!
i mean when you have mobile phones with more performance than a dedicated gaming device you know your in trouble!
the only of the time technology it has is the OLED display, but then phones have had SAMOLED displays for YEARS!
problem with the vita is the exact same problem as the ps4, its 4 year old technology a little too late to the party.

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Banky A
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 3:59:50 AM

Well you can say that again.

Holy hell how'd you get +1s for the two consecutive posts after???!!!11one
You're a sickc***

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Lawless SXE
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 5:23:46 AM

Banky,
Pretty sure he upvotes his own posts. Seems to be a +1 appearing immediately after he posts almost every single time.

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Beamboom
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 7:30:59 AM

Hehe yeah he always upvotes his own posts, he's been doing that for months now. :)

Last edited by Beamboom on 2/3/2014 7:31:12 AM

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Gordo
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 4:24:51 AM
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The whole "there are more powerful phones out there" is a bit loopy. Show me ONE mobile game that comes close to Uncharted, Killzone, LBP, Gravity Rush, Fifa, Tearaway or the myriad of other Vita games and I will accept the point.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 5:22:29 AM
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:(
Dat current poll result... I'll be getting Lightning Returns.

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infamousgodV2_0
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 7:12:42 AM
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haters be hating maybe people around here should just give up on gaming if the dont play Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII anyways Lightning Returns: FF13 well be a day one buy for me cant freaking wait.

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Underdog15
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 10:32:01 AM

run...onnnnnn..... with horrible spelling. Didn't you just criticize Xenris the other day for just that?

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ProfPlayStation
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 @ 10:56:40 AM

Ever considered that people simply don't enjoy this trilogy, or the most boring character ever made, Lightning? Why would I spend $60 on the game equivalent of nails running across a chalk board? Might as well give up on gaming if you don't dash out for each new Call of Duty clone... New games are not great simply because they are new.

I'm currently playing two-year-old current-gen and really old PS1 games, and I guarantee I'm having more fun than I would with Lightning Returns. I might break out the SNES after these, assuming MGS:GZ and FFX/X2 HD haven't hit by then. Why do they need to be on the same day? ;_;

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JackC8
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 7:39:25 AM
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I'll get Lightning Returns eventually. I've bought quite a few games recently (on top of my existing backlog) and it would just be kind of dumb for me to buy yet another one right now.

I'm looking forward to it quite a bit though. Really enjoyed XIII-2 and this one actually looks a lot more interesting. I mostly like these game for the stories and characters. XIII-2 was extremely moody in parts as well, like "A Dying World". That was really memorable.

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ethird1
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 8:33:39 AM
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I got a PS Vita. I have very single ps1 downloadable rpg on it. Then I have no less than 20 other rpgs from the PSP and some PS Vita strategy games on on it. I have to have 2 30 gb memory cards, or whatever the max allowed cards are I cant remember.

With all this I don't play it at all. The only game I do play on it is Hotshots Gold and dragon's crown. THE DAMN SCREEN ON THESE HANHELDS ARE JUST TO SMALL!!!!

If I could play all these games on my big screen I would be in heaven. :)

End of line.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 10:48:20 AM

Dude the Vita screen is massive.

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Underdog15
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 10:34:31 AM
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I'd love me a vita, but I have no reason to buy one. I'm still enjoying my PSP, and I don't even get to play it very often.

But honestly, PS1 games have new life on the PSP. I have to finish a few games still, and right now, I just reached the 3rd disk of Final Fantasy IX. I want to replay VII again, as well, since it's been a couple years. (I've played FFVII every 2 years ever since it released)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 12:05:04 PM

I'm trying to find time to squeeze in Chrono Cross on my Vita. PS1 support should exist forever imo.

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darxed
Monday, February 03, 2014 @ 1:55:56 PM
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I'll be getting LR, but not day one. I'll try to enjoy It for what It'll be, and who knows? I enjoyed the heck out of FFXIII and FFXIII-2, so maybe I'll kinda sorta maybe like this one...

Oh, and since I'm definitely getting the FFX remasters, free Yuna costume, so, ehh, yay?

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