questionswill you be buying the playstation vita?

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The Vita was released in Japan for Christmas and initially sold very well, then sales plummeted as complaints rolled in. Apparently many of the units just don't work worth a darn. Yes, this does sound like a crash and burn for Sony (Betamax anyone?)

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Wooters might be able to look forward to a bunch of refurb Vitas in the future. It would probably make a Kids.Woot sellout despite the problems.

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Don't plan on it unless I find it crazy cheap. Think 100$ or less at a pawnshop/yard sell

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Nope, but I've heard that Taco Bell is having some sort of Vita give-away thing going on where you could win one for free from their $5 box. So I'm gonna try that route and if I win one, I'll be happy and if I don't, oh well, worse things could happen.

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They have not been selling well here in Japan and many are very dissatisfied with them. If it is made in Japan and young Japanese people don't like it then it really isn't a good gaming system.

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Charging you ~$10 to play games you already own is ridiculous.

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No, In my mind - again, personal reason why I'm not interested - the PS Vita has a similar design to my iphone/ipad as far as gaming. I know the Vita has some dedicated controls, and surely some great horsepower built in, but it doesn't differentiate itself enough from my currently stocked iphone full of games.

I do however, own a Nintendo 3ds, mostly for the titles like Zelda and Mario Kart, which I quite enjoy. Biggest bummer on that side, the battery life is just dismal in 3d.

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I for one have never understood the complaint of backwards compatibility of any kind.

"mmrrmm, the PSVita won't play my PSP games without me paying money to Sony. Evil Sony."

... you want to play your PSP games? Play them on your PSP!

I've never understood why when a new console or device comes out, the old one has to be thrown away. They are 2 different things, keep them both.

I for one have hope in the PSVita, because developers seem to be really liking the device, and that's the most important thing. If the device allow developers to be more creative, then that's just fantastic in today's gaming market.

Just give it time and see how the Vita evolves and price-drops over time. Heck, I'm pretty sure since everyone here is looking for "deals", there probably aren't that many first-movers and early-adopters here.

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@mrshoestore: The problem with using Backwards Compatibility and Sony in the same sentence is the fact that they originally sold a PS3 marketing the fact that it was 100% backwards compatible and could run Linux and then took those features away AFTER the consumers already paid for it.

So any future backwards compatibility they claim I take with a grain of salt. They should offer it for free after that BS.

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@devexityspace: Every single console out there that could play ps2 games still can.....