Monday, June 18, 2012

To Vita or not to Vita

Right away I'll say this: The PSP is one of my favorite game consoles.


Despite selling more systems than the PS3 and 360, it was always quite unpopular here in the West, and to some people likened to an N-Gage sized failure. But to me, it was a brilliantly ahead of its time gadget populated with dozens of amazingly quirky games you just wouldn't find anywhere else. It was practically the Dreamcast of handhelds. The fact that it was unfortunately easy to pirate games on doesn't hurt the comparison either. I bought the PSP exactly one week after launch for $250 and never once regretted it.

I'll spare you a picture of me licking a PSP, but just know that I am doing it right now.

But enough about that old thing. Earlier this year, the successor to the PSP was released. I wanted one the second it was revealed, then known as the NGP. But because I didn't have the funds for it, I sort of ignored its release.

But then I seen one for the first time in a Best Buy, and I fell in love.

That sexy-ass screen, that nice set of analog sticks, that beautiful behind...touchpad. DAMN, that girl's got all the goods.

Right away the angel and devil on my shoulders started arguing.

"You want this thing right now. Get it. GET IT!"

"Shit, I gotta agree. That thing is gorgeous-Wait, what am I saying? You should wait! Wait for a price drop!"

So I went home and thought it over. But as always, I get myself hyped up over things like this and lose all objectivity and reason. Every time someone brings up a good point about why I should hold off, I just think "But.....look at the pretty screen."

This post is more bloggy than normal, but I'm really just trying to justify getting a Vita to myself.


  1. For what it's worth, I say to hell with price drops. No reasoning behind that answer whatsoever. Um... Yeah. Buy it.

  2. I have a Vita, and I have to say I haven't regretted it once. There needs to be more games released for it, but other than that it's very well-designed. I do love that sexy screen!

  3. I played a friend's Vita the other night. Man that thing is awesome...

  4. Gorilla With BasketJuly 9, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    This thing sounds awesome.