Should I Get A PS Vita?

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I have the opportunity to pick up a PS Vita for $149.99 ($100 off) but I’m still hesitant. I don’t know what the PlayStation Vita line up looks like and I have to buy a memory card.

Let’s take a what PS Vita games I’m interested in first:

  • Wipeout 2048
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • Gravity Rush

Four games but I actually just want the the first two. Also three out of the four titles have origins from the home consoles. It’s not the most compelling line up which is why I’m finding it difficult to pull the trigger. It’s not like the Nintendo 3DS which has the Marios and the Professor Layton games which I so adore.

Then there’s the issue of storage. I’m looking at a 16GB memory card which I can get for $60. I can also get an 8GB memory card for $30 but it may be a bit too small. So what’s the real cost of the PS Vita? About $200 without a single game.

And with that, I say: no thanks.

Everybody’s Golf 5 Demo Impressions


When I picked up my PlayStation 3 in Spring of 2007, one of the first demos I tried for the content starved Sony console was the Japanese demo of Minna No Golf 5. Also known as Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds for North America, this easily accessible, cutsey anime styled golf game was, for me, one of the surprise highlights for the console at the time. (It was also the first golf game I had played since Kirby’s Dreamcourse for the Super Nintendo.) It wasn’t revolutionary, nor mind blowing visually, but it was a ton of bite sized fun — I was looking forward to its release.The game was released in Japan on July 26th, 2007 and with no North American release in sight, my interest in this game waned considerably.

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