The Playstation Vita Catch-All

I've returned to the MGS HD Collection in anticipation of Ground Zeroes next year. Silly as these games are at times they really are a lot of fun. There's nothing like sneaking around the jungle in MGS 3 and throwing live snakes at guards.

I hadn't seen this before, apologies if it has already been mentioned up-thread. Apparently the new slimmer model non-OLED, Vita (currently Japan only) cannot use the internal 1 Gb memory if a PS Vita memory card is also inserted. Surely this will be rectified in a patch, but as it stands, it sounds pretty dumb.

The fact it only has 1 GB of storage is a nonstarter to me. Its like buying a non-deluxe version of the Wii U.

The 1 GB of on-board memory was meant to address the complaint that you needed to buy a memory card before you could save your cartridge-based games. It wasn't meant for the people who download a bunch of stuff. Personally, I think it's a great addition and makes me more likely to buy one.

It's really an OS level thing. It would probably be difficult to combine that gig with, say a 32 GB card to give you 33 GB. Also, the way the OS is set up now, there's no way to have multiple "drives" loaded at the same time.

Yeah, it does seem dumb on an intuitive level, though.

Pfft. No one buys cartridges.

garion333 wrote:

Pfft. No one buys cartridges.

I own four of them.

I've only "bought" digital releases when they were only available in digital, or ones that come with PS+.

garion333 wrote:

Pfft. No one buys cartridges.

I only buy cartridges unless it's one of the rare games that I want to always have access to no matter what else I'm playing. Really the only exception to this for me is Virtual Console games and the occasional incredible Steam sale that I can't pass up. However, I still own a great deal of my PC games on disc in boxes, too, and they look great on the shelf together.

I always keep my portables in some sort of protective case, even if it's flimsy fabric. Even though I aim to get the least bulky ones possible, they always hold a game or two. Or, in case of my Vita, probably about 16.

But I also tend to have one in each system that becomes my go-to game.

Why must I continue to torture myself?

Over and

over

again...

tetranomad wrote:

I hadn't seen this before, apologies if it has already been mentioned up-thread. Apparently the new slimmer model non-OLED, Vita (currently Japan only) cannot use the internal 1 Gb memory if a PS Vita memory card is also inserted. Surely this will be rectified in a patch, but as it stands, it sounds pretty dumb.

That does seem a tad disjointed, but then again, my Windows Phone only allows me to save music and pictures to my SD Card, so I am limited to the phone's capacity for actual game downloads.

garion333 wrote:

Pfft. Only two people buy cartridges.

There we go.

I buy cartridges... so that's 3

When did keeping track of a tiny cartridge and swapping it out become such a chore? They're durable, easily stowed, and save space on the handheld. Its not like you're hauling around a bunch of 5.4" floppy disks.

Sheesh!

Running Man wrote:

When did keeping track of a tiny cartridge and swapping it out become such a chore? They're durable, easily stowed, and save space on the handheld. Its not like you're hauling around a bunch of 5.4" floppy disks.

Sheesh!

It's not that it's a chore. It' that having 39 games at the tip of your fingers is just so much better.

I use cartridges, saves me needing to download stuff and fill up my memory card with larger games. For things like Persona 4, Soul Sacrifice and Assassin's Creed it seems preferable to me, when a game is large enough that I don't want it taking up space on my memory card, it's usually meaty enough I should really focus on trying to complete it before I get stuck into another larger game.

It's anti-game-pile functionality built it!

Here in AU it's usually much easier to find discounts on physical media (with the exception of PC/Steam), and the standard pricing on physical media often beats the online store price. For example Persona 4 is $54.95 in the online store and the physical version has been sold locally at $27 for months. Plus of course with the Vita we can import discounted physical copies from anywhere - whereas managing multiple PSN accounts is a pain.

radaxian wrote:

Here in AU it's usually much easier to find discounts on physical media (with the exception of PC/Steam), and the standard pricing on physical media often beats the online store price. For example Persona 4 is $54.95 in the online store and the physical version has been sold locally at $27 for months. Plus of course with the Vita we can import discounted physical copies from anywhere - whereas managing multiple PSN accounts is a pain.

I'll sum this up for you: It sucks to be a gamer in Australia.

garion333 wrote:

I'll sum this up for you: It sucks to be a gamer in Australia.

QF(MF)T!

Blondish83 wrote:

I buy cartridges... so that's 3

make that 6, or 7, ...

I assume on the Vita that buying the physical copy won't link it to your PS account so you can play it outside of PS+ subscription, so some games I will buy the physical copy even if more expensive than PS+. That's my logic and I am sticking to it.

Filthy enablers. I purchased a Vita today simply for the PS4 remote play. Argh!

Friend me up: (PSN) Edgar_Newt

kborom wrote:
Blondish83 wrote:

I buy cartridges... so that's 3

make that 6, or 7, ...

I assume on the Vita that buying the physical copy won't link it to your PS account so you can play it outside of PS+ subscription, so some games I will buy the physical copy even if more expensive than PS+. That's my logic and I am sticking to it.

Buying digitally on PSN doesn't mean you need PS+ to play it. Only the freebies from PS+ fall into that category. Your digital purchases are yours forever.

I have 11 games on cartridge. The case I have stores 8, plus 1 in the slot. Plus freebies, PSN only games and PS1 games get my card space. That tends to be enough for me, for any trip!

OK, that eBay listing is looking mighty tempting. It still has only 1 bid at $95, I could probably get that if I really tried for it.

It finishes in 17 hours...

I am about to get myself into a sh*tload of trouble...

m0nk3yboy wrote:

I am about to get myself into a sh*tload of AWESOME...

Fixed

Go Go Monkey!

Oh man, you are going to have the best collection of barely-played gaming stuff when you retire.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

:lol: Oh man, you are going to have the best collection of barely-played gaming stuff when you retire.

I'm attributing all this to you, you know

I've played the crap out of my 3DS since buying it, so grabbing another portable, that can remotely play my home console too?

Why not!

However, if my wife does kill me, I'll make a note here, as part of my will, that the Vita plus the copy of P4 Golden I've already bought be shipped out to you.

Damn it! Don't make me conflicted about whether or not I want your wife to kill you.

I tried one last attempt to talk some sense into myself, but then I found the below comparison article. Those colours, and the viewing angle pans in the video, have me convinced, OLED over LCD for sure.

http://thevitalounge.net/psvita-oled...

Now, I just have to wait until 4.30pm local time to 'do me some eBay snipering'

May the game be ever in your favor.