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    Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    Are we entering an exciting new era in handheld gaming?
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    Re: Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    Battery life is depressing for a portable, but I want one!

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    Re: Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    I've been contemplating trading the 3Ds in for one of these but then i realised there would be no point:

    My interpretation of the PSV is that, come Christmas, you will be able to play CoD 6/7 on the go with similar visual to a PS3. The PSV is meant to be a portable PS3 - if you're going to sit near a WiFi connection to play online you may as well do it with a proper controller.

    I also wish someone would cover what gameplay is over 3G as for me, thats one of its major draws yet they are charging an arm for the privilege.

    The start screen is bloody awful as well. Why they couldn't stick to the slick XMB, modified for touch, is beyond me. Instead its some Otaku infused abortion that even Ninty wouldn't run.
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    Less than 3 hours battery life, its not really a portable device if you can't use it more than 3 hours at a time on a charge. Seems pointless

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    Re: Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Less than 3 hours battery life, its not really a portable device if you can't use it more than 3 hours at a time on a charge. Seems pointless

    Sounds like almost every high end smartphone.

    Are you saying that the galaxy S II is crap?

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    Re: Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Sounds like almost every high end smartphone.

    Are you saying that the galaxy S II is crap?
    All my smartphones last a hell of a lot longer than 3 hours even under load! Does the SII not last longer than 3 hours?? I understand that the vita has a lot of oomph, so battery drain is always a worse problem, although it seems like an inbetween, I think the next gen after this will find that sweetspot for a mobile gaming device, with looks and usage time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brasco View Post
    All my smartphones last a hell of a lot longer than 3 hours even under load! Does the SII not last longer than 3 hours?? I understand that the vita has a lot of oomph, so battery drain is always a worse problem, although it seems like an inbetween, I think the next gen after this will find that sweetspot for a mobile gaming device, with looks and usage time.
    o come on thats rubbish mate. go and play a 3d extensive game on your phone and se eif it lasts more then 3 hours. i bet it wont.

    Also the 3ds also only lasts around 3-4hours long.

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    Re: Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    The battery life for me personally, wouldn't be an issue. I can't see myself playing for more than 2 hours at a time...maybe a long car journey...and I would most likely take this thing away with me, for example work trips. Always power in a hotel room.

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    Re: Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    o come on thats rubbish mate. go and play a 3d extensive game on your phone and se eif it lasts more then 3 hours. i bet it wont.

    Also the 3ds also only lasts around 3-4hours long.
    My xperia play can allow me to play ps1 games for approx 4-5 hours

    Not sure about the S2 mind...
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    It was so small that mine wouldn't fit into it

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    Re: Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    o come on thats rubbish mate. go and play a 3d extensive game on your phone and se eif it lasts more then 3 hours. i bet it wont.

    Also the 3ds also only lasts around 3-4hours long.
    Fair enough, your entitled to that, I don't 3D game only, I mainly watch video and play games. Still 3hours for a dedicated portable games device is pretty low, you can't deny that.

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by razer121 View Post
    My xperia play can allow me to play ps1 games for approx 4-5 hours

    Not sure about the S2 mind...
    i got a vita and mine lasts 4-5 hours too playing uncharted 3 with brightness turned down a notch

    Quote Originally Posted by brasco View Post
    Fair enough, your entitled to that, I don't 3D game only, I mainly watch video and play games. Still 3hours for a dedicated portable games device is pretty low, you can't deny that.

    cheers
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    if you are only watching video on a vita it can easily last 4-6hours

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    how is the mem card situation not in the negative ?
    it's an absolute disgrace what they are charging..they put it down to wanting to keep control over quality of the cards but it's one of the biggest markups i've ever seen

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    Re: Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    Less than 3 hours battery life, its not really a portable device if you can't use it more than 3 hours at a time on a charge. Seems pointless

    Sounds like almost every high end smartphone.

    Are you saying that the galaxy S II is crap?
    No. Brewster didn't.

    Nobody compared the Vita do a smartphone, that would be silly. The Vita's 3 hours are when the device is used. For playing games. My SII - any smartphone - is on my desk or in my pocket. Even tho I'm not actually manipulating the device, the battery is powering it too take calls, play ringtone, remind me of meeting etc. My phone (and any phone!) does this a hell of a lot longer than 3 hours on a single charge.

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    Re: Previews - My first few hours with the PlayStation Vita

    Awesome read. I want one now!

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