Line up each version of Wipeout against a wall and, in all honesty, the only major difference is the platform it's appearing on. So what differentiates WipeOut 2048 on the PlayStation Vita?
It's not the system's guts, since they give us a game that looks disturbingly similar to the PS3 edition of the series. It's - what else - the thumbsticks.
As I've said before, for all the touch screens and 3D and online capabilities of this generation's handhelds, the battleground between Nintendo and Sony is being decided with thumbsticks.