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Is Sony’s PlayStation Vita worth a buy?

By: Musa Afridi

  |   September 3rd, 2012   |  

Part 6: The Verdict

So after going into plenty of detail about Sony’s second generation portable gaming console, the PlayStation Vita, it’s applications, games, accessories and every other factor, it is now time to answer the question whether or not the PlayStation Vita is worth a buy.

The answer lies in a trend that readers might have noticed during the previous parts of the article and that trend was we kept pointing out what the Vita was right now and what one could expect in the future.

The fact of the matter is that the Vita is still trying to get up on its own feet and establish itself. This means that there is a serious lack of core Vita content and polish on the applications. The console is functional on the application front but updates are urgently needed.

On the games front, there is some choice and there is no lack of quality. However, even if the user buys every game on offer at this point in time, chance are that he or she will have finished them in 2-3 months and have nothing but PlayStation One Classics to play.

At the same time, there is the matter of the console’s price. At this point in time the Vita cost roughly the same as a PlayStation 3. So before one buys a Vita they should ask themselves whether they want a new console with a few games and minimal content or a console with an extensive library of games and content.

The rational answer would be to opt for the second choice and that would be the PlayStation 3. Even those who opt for the Vita will find themselves waiting for both games and features.

So in short, the answer is no. At this point in time the PlayStation Vita is not a buy. However, come December, with the release of Assassin’s Creed 3, Black Ops: Declassified and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, it is a different matter altogether.

If the reader wishes to buy the console then we are not sanctioning a ban on it, there is still enough to keep him satisfied for some time but before long the player will be longing for more titles.

The best thing to do would be to wait for the Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation bundle which was announced at E3. By that time the existing library of games will be cheaper and the user will have plenty to look forward to as well.

Having said that, if you don’t mind the wait and want to get your hands on the Vita go on ahead, but be sure to expect a few minor disappointments.

to read the previous part of this article click here.

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