Oh, Beautiful Vita

Musings on the new Sony PS Vita
I just got the Netflix app for Vita from the US PSN Store. The quality of video in Vita’s OLED display is nothing short of spectacular. It’s pretty much exactly the same as the PS3 one, but navigating the menus is quite slow. Let’s hope Sony can improve the performance of these apps. 

I just got the Netflix app for Vita from the US PSN Store. The quality of video in Vita’s OLED display is nothing short of spectacular. It’s pretty much exactly the same as the PS3 one, but navigating the menus is quite slow. Let’s hope Sony can improve the performance of these apps. 

Sales of Vita exceed 1.2 million units worldwide

I’m very happy for Sony with this result and confirms to me that they have done a great job producing this device. Hopefully the publishers will take PS Vita more seriously now as a feasible gaming platform and commit more games to it.

(Source: scei.co.jp)

Just played the English-language Gravity Rush [JP Title: Gravity Daze] demo which I got from the HK PSN Store. Developed by Sony Japan Studio, it’s really impressive and sucked me into its world quicker than any other game that I can remember in recent memory. The game mechanics mimic exactly how you would imagine it to be if you could control gravity and is amazingly satisfying.
A review of the JP version of the game is up over at Eurogamer. They were impressed.
Is this a potential killer-app? We’ll see when it hits shops around May.

Just played the English-language Gravity Rush [JP Title: Gravity Daze] demo which I got from the HK PSN Store. Developed by Sony Japan Studio, it’s really impressive and sucked me into its world quicker than any other game that I can remember in recent memory. The game mechanics mimic exactly how you would imagine it to be if you could control gravity and is amazingly satisfying.

A review of the JP version of the game is up over at Eurogamer. They were impressed.

Is this a potential killer-app? We’ll see when it hits shops around May.

Is the PS Vita the Concorde of Handhelds?

Interesting opinion piece by Luke Reilly, editor @ IGN AU:

Now we have two sticks, and yet many of those same people are trying to convince me I don’t need any. Aside from a few exclusions I don’t really care much for mobile gaming. They’re just trinkets to me and they don’t hold my interest. I like the idea of handheld, near-console quality games. So I like the Vita.

Some interesting comparisons in this piece. It’s refreshing to see a video game journalist taking at least a semi-optimistic view of the long-term prospects of the Vita. His stance of smartphone games not being good enough for many genres is one that I’m surprised is not shared by a larger segment of the video-game press

(Source: vita.ign.com)

Look what Penny Arcade posted today.

Look what Penny Arcade posted today.