It's not even in second place. PSP is still second place. Hell, throw DS into it and they're third and fourth place. I don't know why people are continually surprised by the fact that the stronger system never wins. The (arguably) strongest system has not won since the SNES. That was -over twenty years ago-. The strongest systems since have been: Game Gear, N64, GameCube/Xbox (debatable), PS3, PSP. None have won. GBA ran unopposed. Vita is simply the next in a well established trend of the folly of ambition overriding common sense. It is, quite to its detriment, too powerful. And there is no quicker way to illustrate the difference between worth and value than the sad story of the Vita. --- ~Uiru
You're wrong. Mega Drive had faster CPU but less RAM (RAM is over all more important).
N64 came 1 1/2 years after PS1 which was well established by then and the N64 wasn't strong enough to be next gen, not talking about delivering it with outclassed cartridge technology.
XBOX had more power than GC and outsold it slightly.
You're trying to hard to simplify here. Get better arguments next time.
my mother in law is giving me $200, I figured I'd pick up a new handheld since there are about 10-20 3DS games I want, and .. a handful of vita games I want, as well as games I have for my PSP that I couldn't play due to lack of 2nd analog.
So I look up prices of the 3DS + Vita.. the most expensive 3DS (the XL, which I was considering getting) is $200.. the vita is $250.. lol?
this is completely ignoring that to be able to save my stupid games i need to buy a ridic. overpriced memory stick, that I could ONLY use with my vita.. &I heard capcom is getting nice 'n cozy with nintendos balls, so monster hunter = 3DS, and the new megaman = 3ds .. lol, i mean really?
ffs, i thought the vita was $160, and the bundles came with 1 game + a 16gb memory stick, and that cost $200.. but nope lol omfg..
Gamestop will have the white vita with assassins creed and a memory card for 200 bucks on black friday.
The posts in this topic are a testament as to why this board is a cesspool. Why must people bash the enemy system? Both the 3DS and Vita have great games. Seriously, have some semblance of maturity, people are allowed to like games that you may not like. It doesn't inherently make the person wrong or invalidate their opinion.
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To the people saying that the vita should be successful because it has advanced tech... Take a look again, the vita has already been surpassed by android and iphone devices. The tech that was put into the vita really wasn't anything to keep the system future-proofed, it was just enough to keep it above the 3ds. The only real advantages that the vita has now, are dedicated controls, but with my android phone I can use my ps3 controller fine.
TL;DR version: Vita really isn't that impressive tech-wise and is losing its few advantages.