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  • franz-barrientos - January 2, 2013 6:27 a.m.

    i have an ipad 2 and a vita both are great system vita has ps3 graphics ipad 2 gams are reat aswell like modern combat 4... but ipad does more than gaming that just my opinion but for the best pprtable gaming devicr its the vita
  • Hobogonigal - October 29, 2012 6:09 a.m.

    Love my 3DS, some of the games are really great like Mario Kart 7, Mario 3D land and Resi Revelations but the main thing stopping me from buying any more games is price. Do I really want to pay $60 AU for a 3DS game when something like Far Cry 3 or AssCreed 3 will last longer and cost $70 or $80? The 3DS e-shop is also ridiculously expensive over here in Aus as well, old-school Tetris was over $10 I think the last time I looked and that is crazy expensive to say how old it is. Not embarrassed to say that I look forward to Animal Crossing 3DS... Apple/Android gaming just does not interest me to be honest. The games are only entertaining for about 5 min because they just use the same mechanic over and over and over again. Not all are boring, but I find that most are. Would love to buy a Vita, but then again it boils down to cost. I don't have the money to buy the console, memory card and some games. I know it is an all-singing, all-dancing machine (without 3d) but I just wish it was a little cheaper. I haven't heard much on the games front for Vita as well for a long time, are there any big hitters coming its way any time soon?
  • taokaka - October 29, 2012 4:35 p.m.

    In the immediate future there are a few "big" games including ass creed, PS all stars battle royale, NFS most wanted, persona 4, sly cooper 4, ragnarok odyssey and COD. However there's also a ton of smaller or less hyped games coming out in the near future as well like Virtue's last reward, ratchet and clank full frontal assault, kickbeat, smart as, sonic and sega all stars racing, lego lord of the rings, etc. And there's even a few big hits revealed for later down the line like soul sacrfice, killzone mercenaries and bioshock (hopefully). Despite all these releases though the price is still outrageous and probably scaring away 90% of the potential buyers, Sony said they'll have a price drop next year though. But there's a relatively good deal I saw at JB, $350 for the vita + 4gb memory card + littlebigplanet, but maybe I could do a 2006 sony and just tell you to get a second job :P
  • Maie - October 28, 2012 1:28 a.m.

    It's worth noting that the PS Vita actually utilizes an OLED screen; I believe you mentioned that it uses LCD. :)
  • 7-D - October 27, 2012 3:36 p.m.

    I own a 3DS, love it and have no intention of getting anything else at the moment. But, to deny that the Ipad/Iphone doesn't have a gaming presence or isn't making an impact is ludicrous. Anyone who does will be eating their words in 2-3 years time (if they're not already). There's no doubt about it - it's part of the future of handheld gaming. And if it's not considered a gaming unit then why are game-stop selling Ipads now? The exciting part about it all is that smaller devs are flocking to the platform, even a few old hands are scoping down and starting to develop for the platform because of the creativity it offers. It's exciting. These products have the kind of casual market penetration that Nintendo would kill for and if it's not up there, neck to neck with Sony and Nintendo, it's only matter a time before it will be. Sure you're not seeing the kind of depth as titles like super mario 3-d land, but then it's a different focus. It's more bite-sized and flexible -which I think actually works best for on-the-go gaming. A lot of what we're getting from sony and nintendo are shrunk down versions of console games, the Iphone and Ipad are delivering experiences which are suited to the medium, boiling down the essence of what handheld gaming is. I love playing MGS snake eater on my 3DS, but really: is this something I can play on the go? I wouldn't dream of leaving the house with this thing with all of those long-winded, un-pausable cut-scenes. When i'm out and about I want quick fire addictive fun - bang bang bang - stop. And why does a game have to be long and content crammed anyway? Pricing. Will we be freed from the assumption that a game needs to have so much content and such and such a length just to justify these $40 price tags? We'll see more experimental ideas, boiled down their essence that don't need to be artificially padded and drawn out. I think it's a really cool time for handheld games and gamers should be excited not disparaging about this new direction. It's just what the handheld market needed, the old players were getting too comfortable and all of this fresh blood and creativity is already shaking things up. When I play my 3DS and DS Lite I can't help shake the feeling that I'm looking at the end of an era, and in a strange sort of way it makes it feel more special.
  • ZeroZmm - October 27, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    With all due respect and no intent to offend.. If you really believe the iPad to be a portable gaming console, you need to have a drill shoved into your anus and have your insides liquified.. Seeing someone from a gaming dedicated page merely hint that ipad users are 'gamers' if they don't otherwise actually own consoles is a disgraceful slap on the face to real gamers. That being said..Mirroring Tongo's comment, I own both a psp and the 3ds so a vita isn't on my radar, besides I own a ps3 and so far most the games on vita are sequels/ports or ports-with-different-titles of ps3 games so again, not considering it.
  • GameManiac - October 27, 2012 10:01 a.m.

    Of the three, I have a 3DS. And I chose the 3DS over the other two because neither of them come close to matching the game library that Nintendo has amassed.
  • Tongo1997 - October 27, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    I have a standard PSP and a 3DS. I figured that seeing as I have a standard PSP and a 3DS already, why bother getting the Vita seeing as it's just pretty much those two combined. And I just hate I-Pads.
  • J-Fid - October 27, 2012 9:16 a.m.

    I am still of the belief that gaming devices should first and formost play games, and primarily focus on playing games. Going off that, this is why I will always like Nintendo because no matter what, the enjoyment and quality of the game comes first.
  • Galgomite - October 27, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    Of those 3 devices I only own an iPad. Of the handful of games I've ever tried on the iPad, the only one I enjoyed was Jetpack Joyride. Everything else was either stupidly simple (Angry Birds) or broken due to the complete lack of tactile controls. Can't wait for the Archos Gamepad...
  • Imgema - October 27, 2012 3:02 a.m.

    You forgot the control options of each device, which is one of the most important thing for gaming. Why not mention the complete lack of analog sticks and buttons on Ipad? The touch only controls restrict you in playing a few specific game genres only. And the 2x analog sticks in Vita makes it the device with the most control options so you can play any gerne (including FPS if you like) with ease.
  • taokaka - October 26, 2012 8:44 p.m.

    "While Apple may not have the first-party history of Nintendo or Sony PlayStation" adding playstation to the end sounds weird. But anyway I personally think all three could be doing better but I suppose it's still relatively early days for them. The ipad and gaming on phones as a whole are let down by the touch controls making 3d gaming pretty clunky and a download because it's free and after playing for five minutes never touch it again mentality. In my opinion the 3DS's issues stem from the fact that every developer has forgotten what made the DS brilliant, it's unique library. Instead of seeing unique ways of utilizing the touch controls we are seeing scaled down console games so they can use the top screens 3D. The vita is probably my favourite of the three despite its relatively small library of games, it's fortunate that most of the library appeals to me but for others there might be only one or two games that appeal to them due to a lack of choice.
  • masterjoe123 - October 26, 2012 7:19 p.m.

    Every device has its advantages. I personally own an iPad and a 3ds, and I like both of them for different reasons. However, I prefer the 3ds for gaming, but the iPad for Internet stuff.
  • sweetchiliheat - October 26, 2012 6 p.m.

    "The Vita is no slouch in the games department, either." As much as it pains me to admit it, there's no reason the Vita doesn't have a selection (albeit small) o great games. The problem is, next to none that I personally want to play. Gravity Rush was money well spent, but I'd rather not dish out $40 for Uncharted or LBPV. Playstation All stars come free for Vita (awesome!) but that's all I can think of in terms of Vita purchases (which is really a PS3 game purchase). The 3DS, however, I had no problem buying Mario Kart, Ocarina, Kingdom Hearts or Theatrhythm. And as far as the IPad goes; most of the games are good for short durations, in which case they'd be better on an IPhone or IPod. In general, it all comes down to personal taste in games. What else you plan on using it for comes second. Price comes third (or first, depending on your finances).
  • shawksta - October 26, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    Interesting article, despite me not liking wars in general. Just want to say that while the 3DS has wifi connectivity that doesn't mean it doesn't work great, and games are making use of it, especially Mario Kart 7 and Kid Icarus Uprising that are smooth
  • tehtimeisnow - October 26, 2012 3:34 p.m.

    ipad wins by far 3ds and psp vita r so outated they cant even do email and the grafics r horralbe compared to ipad which has the amazeing retena display and the ipad has a way beter camera and not to mentoin milloins of amazeing aps that only cost a doller when psp vita and 3ds just have a bunch of overpriced 50 doller games
  • Dadyo238 - October 26, 2012 3:56 p.m.

    I found it! I found it! The embodiment of the Internet!
  • bishabosha - November 5, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    What, trolls? You know this guy is joking, even though they are correct.
  • Remnantique - October 26, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    You mentioned that all 3 devices have LCD screens. The PS Vita has an OLED screen = ) Important factor too lol