so with the closing of E3, Sony has left us with the pretty much final version of there new handheld, and I am left completely enthralled by it. By no means am I a Sony fanboy, but slowly and surely they have been turning me into one. Great products and great marketing (I find the Kevin Butler ad's awesome) combine to form a great company.
At first I had my reservations. The back facing touch screen seemed silly and awfully gimmicky. But upon thinking about this there are so many applications. While its probably not going to be used for anything involving precision the ability to have quick flicks presents many possibilites, whether it be for firing a gun or for some kind of quick time event. that in combination with the front facing touch screen will allow for alot of playability. I'm also glad with the decision to include two analog sticks, which will hopefully be better then the nub from the psp. this will allow for a better playing experiance I would imageine for first person shooters, and third person adventure games, to allow for camera movement. and thats just the tip of the iceburg on the Vita's features; theres also the Camera, the OLED screen, the Microphone, the SIXAXIS sensor, backwards compatipility, etc, etc. there is so much packed into this little thing. One thing I wasn't to crazy about was the LiveArea interface, but that's a small small complaint And can i mention how GOOD it looks. Demo's for LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted, and MSG all looks incredible, far surpassing the PS2, and closely coming to the PS3. Oh the best part? its only for $250...
But if for some odd reason you don't want to put your 250 down on this, you can always pay 250 for the 3DS. OK, I'm not completely aghast by the 3DS but i am pretty disappointed by it. Just getting this out of the way: I HATE the 3d fad. I hate how its taking over movies, TV, and now games. When i first played the 3DS though, I was kind of impressed. not having the glasses was a huge plus, and i thought Pilot Wings looked pretty cool. but soon the flaws began to present themselves. Sure the 3D is nice but It only works when you're holding the 3DS at a certain angle. which not only makes you feel goofy looking at certain times, but it completely frustrating considering that this is supposed to be a MOBILE device. the point of the ARG games is that you are constantly moving around. Sure you can turn the 3D off, but that defeats the point! In terms of graphics, they are nice but nowhere near the Vita's. Game's wise I think we can expect the usual Nintendo copy pastes, which will sell millions of copies, while any new original games will hardly sell at all.
I'm not going to say the 3DS is terrible but it has alot of catching up to do. I feel that the Vita beats it in both hardware and software. What are your guy's thoughts? I would love to hear a defense of the 3DS