Enjoy PS Vita games, don’t procrastinate for PS4 release

By Daniel Chubb - Mar 3, 2012

Whenever new software or hardware is released it can sometimes give hints towards upcoming products and services the brand might bring to light at some point, and this has been seen a lot with hidden gens inside Apple’s code that point to new products like iPad 3 and iPhone 5. The same can be said for the gaming industry and brands like Sony, which give hints towards improvements in their next-generation of devices.

PS Vita is a new generation handheld that has learned from the PS3 – We’ve seen a number of hints inside Sony’s PS Vita that show how the PS3 could’ve done certain tasks better, and one of the most demanded features since the release of the PS3 has been cross-game chat, which will likely never arrive on that platform.

The PlayStation Vita features cross-game chat and does it extremely well, which we found out when playing a few games while chatting to someone in Hong Kong (we were in the UK). The voice was very clear and you couldn’t hear the game they were playing, and this feature alone makes gaming with friends around the world much more appealing for handheld and console gamers.

The PS4 will need to learn from this generation – for starters it can and will include cross-game chat from the outset, which is proven thanks to its inclusion in the Vita but of course we’d expect the PS4 to release the hardware potential with a twist for voice chat while gaming. How could faster processors and more memory help with innovative voice features for a next-gen PlayStation console?

Backwards compatibility has received mix reactions by PS3 owners and while some people wanted all PS2 games to work on the PS3, there are gamers that cannot understand why you’d “want to play last generation games” on a next-gen system? Seasoned gamers know the classics will live forever and you can already see the new PS Vita hardware being used for some classic PSP games like the Sega Genesis Collection. You can read an article here that we posted two days ago, which looked at recent rumors involving backwards compatibility for Sony’s PS4, and the possibility it might not be included although this would be a real shame in our opinion.

Now is the time to enjoy PS Vita games and don’t procrastinate for a PS4 release date that will not come anytime soon – hearing about potential graphics hardware for the PS4 can make a nice read but we’ve got to remember that Sony has stated clearly about any release date being a while yet, and they officially confirmed the PS4 is a “distraction” to their current plans, which involve the PS Vita.

When we see forums filled with questions like “shall I buy a PS Vita or wait for the PS4?” we think “wake up and smell the coffee“, because there is no point waiting for something that Sony has confirmed as a distraction. We’d love to buy the next-generation Sony console as soon as possible, which our reasons are for owning both the Xbox 360 and PS3 since launch – years ago – and feel it’s time for a new generation, although that is not going to happen anytime soon. If you’ve owned any current generation console from launch are you crying out for next-gen?

To see why the current PS Vita is well worth a buy right now – or later this year once Sony iron out issues – then you should read about the mystery new PS Vita games, the cross platform potential for certain franchises, and let’s not forget cross-game chat that really makes the gaming fun as we found out in our hands-on.

Have you jumped onboard the PS Vita train yet? If not, let us know what would be your next hardware purchase for gaming?

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  • Szymonw

    100% no cell procesor in ps4 sony will use cortex a15  cores and  sgx545 graphic same as in psvita  becose price and power consumption also is easy to programing

  • My next hardware purchase? A graphics card for my computer. This whole Anti-used game attitude in the console and handheld world has ticked me off. I am done with the big names, last console is the ps3/360.

  • Fhfhfh

    u r crazy my fried

  • OccupyTommy

    lol @The Grey…. Although you may be right with the plot to depopulate… because well, thats just kind of obvious, your statement about the Vita containing nuclear radioactivity? You do realize people make it their jobs to buy the newest gadget as soon as it comes out and take it apart to tinker with its innards? Like, if anything radioactive was in something like a playstation vita, we would know.

  • Brylewicz

    dude! iam all for conspiracy  theories, but what u just said is coockoo!

  • The Grey

    Fanaticism is the real problem. Whether it is religious fanaticism, political fanaticism or sports fanaticism. When a group of people get together and try to impose their orthodoxy on everyone around them, they become a danger to society. People need to keep an open mind and do things in moderation. 

    $ONY Saints are a bunch of fanaticism, they love to **dictate your wallet** by giving testimonies that their only god $ONY deserves your money. Better **save your money** for something more useful in a wake of great crisis around the corner. They just want to see $ONY to have massive sales numbers to brag about against their competitors, so they can do massive damage control for being the 3rd place this generation.

    Lol, watch your hard earned money, unless you really want to submit your soul and money to $ONY. Your call! Google “rothschild sony” you’ll find how Fukushima disaster was more or less connected to the Rothschild (a.k.a Bank of London, The Bankers, Rockefeller). $ONY is under it’s wing too, they’re all trying to control your money, and also to de-population. You’ll never know PSVitas contain nuclear radioactivity after “the disaster”    

    • Mantas

      you sir, are an idiot.

      • Hanif Simpson

        i concur