Sony’s Next Generation Portable a.k.a PlayStation Vita will be the most powerful Handheld gaming device. But still with all the power and multitasking capability, it will be unable to open the Internet browser during gaming.
That sucks. I like to browse facebook sometimes when I'm playing games ... yes I multitask that much :P *waits for silly troll comments* :P
Without this feature my desire to get a vita would take a huge hit, it's something i love about my PC and hate about my PS3.
just because we multi-task and play casual games to pass time on our cell phones, while waiting for a FB/ or text message, doesn't mean most would do the same on an actual portable gaming device... why? cause the vita games ain't for killing time, its for fun and entertainment.
@army of darkness I would argue that most portable games are about killing time. As great as they can be, don't people usually play them when they're out of the house, waiting for class or for the bus or for whatever?
for the love of god ... you r buyin PSVITA ... not facebookvita ... u got phones for all this facebook nonsense and stuff.
The Nintendo 3DS can do this...
So true but I rarely do this on my 3ds...
Apparently, some people don't think it's a great feature (which it is).
Really, who wants to browse while playing a game on a portable?
Use a smart phone for that.
Whats the use of 3G smartphones
"Use a smart phone for that". This is equally as stupid as people who say "Just listen to music on your computer while you play games". Oh, or the best one: "Why dont you just phone them while you play PS3 if you wanna talk to them so bad?" I don't mind that the Vita cant open the browser in-game, since the games are so obviously power-hungry on a portable system. ...but dont pretend like it wouldn't be nice if it could, or say that using another device is just as convenient. The PS3 arguments about voice chat and music in game are the worst though, especially considering the PS3 is trying to be an all-in-one "everything" device.
The PS3 can't do this so does it come as much of a surprise?
The PS3 has a real issue with RAM, the vita doesn't. If the Vita can do cross-game party chat and custom music then I'm sure it could do in-game browsing. Personally I think the feature will be added in the future, but it's just not that important.
sony can fix this issue with a FW update if possible...
who the f**k wants to use the ps3 browser even when they're not playing a game. Its simply the second worst browser in use today. First place honors fall to the browser on the PSP.
The browser on the Vita will benefit from touch screen controls but my prediction is that it will still be functionally lacking overall.
well that sucks. Imaging playing a game like Skyrim on the go and you can't consult a strategy guide for tips. Sony really needs to allocate some resources to the browser app or provide an upgraded version of the vita before its ready to launch in the US.
Fix: By a strategy guide. (and you probably also have a PC nearby for these situations)
Fix: Buy a strategy guide. (and you probably also have a PC nearby for these situations) Strategy guides are a waste of money and beside we all have some form of a source(s) where we can get help if we are stuck on a level on game... i just bought me a laptop and my phone have internet on it so, i am good if i need the help, but i will end up figuring it out without the strategy guide any way... i say the best strategy guide website to use for any games is youtube... I know there some people out who rather see how things are done rather then read it, and get confuse and give up, "cough gamefaqs.com "cough...
Yo nelly i use gamefaqs mainly to avoid spoilers...
Save the game, exit. Use fast internet to search. Read. Then go back into game. Solved....
Yup. And if it's like the PSP, you can pause your game whenever and it'll save it to the XMB. Find your info in the browser, then resume the game exactly where you left off. In fact, when you look at it this way, you CAN browse while gaming. You just have to pause the game and return to it after. (Assuming you can in fact pause the game like you can on the PSP, but I doubt they'd remove that function.)
you are willing to accept the drawbacks before the product reaches the market, amazing. Also if you are in a situation where the guide you are reading is too much to take in at once. You could find yourself saving and exiting the game far too many times just to get pass one section or unlock something. If these are not identified as problems from early, then these problems might not be fixed until a year or more after launch when the masses starts to complain about it.
Wow, I'm constantly amazed how low people will go just to nitpick a system. For one, HOW OFTEN do you look at guides while playing? If it's as often as you make it sound, you need to either: - Get a better brain. Or: - Find a new hobby. Alternatively, you could look up the guide on your smartphone while you play. But seriously, play the game for yourself instead of relying on guides so damn much. Where's the fun in doing exactly what someone else wrote you should do? Find your own way. You'll find this is both more suspenseful and more rewarding.
Does it matter????? *sigh*
No real loss, it only takes a few seconds to close whatever game you're playing and launch the browser. People don't really live such busy lives that they have to do everything at once.
well that wont harm me much! who the hell browse while gaming anyway?
It'll happen, just give it a few updates...... The PS3 was never a 3D gaming console when it first came out..... Just a reminder
This PSVita will be a failure just like the PSP before it.. The 3DS uses normal SD cards that you can buy for cheap unlike Sony's own format that costs 120 for 32gb.. You can browse the web while pausing the game on the 3DS, and in the end more games will come out for it and the PSVita will get dropped in favor of the PS4.. Just like the PSP all over again - Sony doesn't learn
HOW is the PSP a failure? - Sold well. - Has a ton of great games and exclusives. Both standards any fanboy judges a game or console on, and the PSP did exceedingly well in each. And those who aren't fanboys and judge consoles based on the games they themselves played on it, they know the PSP is great. Only failure here is you.
I bought the PSP when it was first launched.. I can even upload a picture for you to see it next to my DS. I bought a DS because Sony decided to release games for the PS3 instead, and all the great exclusives were eventually released for the PS2 and PS3... My DS library consists of games I actually play.. I bought it back in 2008 and I can't stop playing it to this day.. That's why I'm getting a 3DS and not a filthy Vita
The PSP lost support because of hackers that pirated the games. Monster hunter had over 3 million downloads a game. That 9 million potential sales for the epic PSP game. The fact is you wanna complain about games like COD not being on the PSP then blame pirates. Sony didn't decide to not allow certain games on the psp it was deb's who didn't wanna take a hit developing games for a console that was easy to pirate on. Hackers didn't figure out the ps3 until like 2010 and with all the updates and lawsuit Sony put in the the hacker's faces it just became to much of a headache to pirate on the ps3. However the security gaps in the PSP led to its huge success as now anyone can get access to a vast selection of games for free.and as a whole PSP has a far superior selection of games over the DS. all I ever play on my 3ds is Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, and sonic games. Nothing else really worth mentioning beside metroid and Kirby maybe
And the PSP was never dropped in favor of the ps3, just because an exclusive came out on the ps3 and not the PSP doesn't mean they didn't get games. I could say Nintendo dropped the 3ds because it didn't get skyward sword. Fact is wii and ps3 are more powerful than their handheld counterparts so they just arent gonna be able to get certain games. Look at a commercial for a game and look for the PSP logo. Also remember a huge portion of games have only been released in Japan. Bleach has had like 5 awesome fighters on the PSP already yet hardly anyone is aware of this. But with pap's diverse capabilities I still prefer it over my 3ds. Only reason I got the 3ds is because its the special Zelda gold and black one.
The PSP which sold at least 20m more units than the 360 you mean? And before you quote release dates.. do you think the 360 will ever sell as many units as the PSP will given what happened with the original xbox?? I know a handheld and home console aren't really comparable but the point is the PSP did and is doing well as Sony's first handheld especially when it was up against Nintendo with their history in handhelds and the ever changing DS line!
i see modders getting a way around this anyway, so i won't worry too much.
Sony is hinting that this might get fixed in a future update.
Yes, it is just a Software issue, and probably will be solved before PS Vita hits the shelves.
whats the point?
Why should it? Some pages are so heavy that it would make a hit on the games performance if we let them run in the background. Sure it would be nice, but I'll take optimal game performance over multitasking on any given day, because this is a gaming device afterall. Besides, I can always whip out my SGS2 and browse the web on that, so this isn't a big deal IMO.
This can easily be adjusted through a firmware update,so no need to get your pants in a hassle guys !
Sony are maximising available memory for games... not a bad idea considering its a handheld GAME console! That way developers have more memory to play with from the get go and we hopefully get 'better' games, as opposed to having to wait for the O/S and other background processes to get slimmed down first! As for this article.. the Vita is primarily for playing GAMES if you want to faff about then go buy a smartphone and play all the fantastic, high fidelity blockbuster, triple A exclusive games available on such devices.... Oh!!
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