With the PlayStation Vita, you can buy retail game card games or download digital versions from the PlayStation Store. It's your call. But before you do, there's something you should know: one is slightly faster than the other.
It sounds like hype, but really it's a matter of fact; with two analog sticks, shoulder buttons, front and back touch controls and a motion sensor, these ten Vita launch window titles are going to put your manual dexterity to the test.
When the PS Vita goes on sale Dec. 17 in Japan, it will cost ¥25,000. With the weak dollar, that's US$326. So it's best to go by the portable's American pricing: $250. With that in mind, how much are Vita games going to cost?
You know, that PlayStation Vita is capable of some lovely looking video games. Uncharted: Golden Abyss, for example, is one of the lovelier ones and not just because that Nathan Drake is so damn dashing.
This new trailer for the first portable Uncharted game, the PlayStation Vita's Uncharted: Golden Abyss looks very nice. But the point of this one isn't to ogle the graphics but to meet a new character, Marisa Chase, who joins Jason Dante as part of series hero Nathan Drake's crew in the new adventure.
It used to matter whether a portable video game machine could fit in your pocket. The Game Boy was a brick, but you could jam it in your jacket pocket. The Atari Lynx was a small log, but ridiculous ads on TV showed it too could fit in a coat—probably as well as a smuggled carton of milk, if they were being honest.
If you were wondering how the PlayStation Vita's gimmicky (though optional) motion controls would affect the handheld's upcoming Uncharted game, Golden Abyss, wonder no more.
At Sony's E3 press conference today, the company showed off Uncharted: Golden Abyss gameplay, showing how traditional controls and touch controls factor in. Have a look.
Sony uploaded a few videos today showing off some of the games from the newly detailed NGP lineup. In addition to three game-centric videos, there's also a featurette about Sony's history creating augmented reality games, which ends with a brief overview of the AR features for the NGP.
Uncharted Golden Abyss is the best reason, but certainly not the only one, to buy Sony's still-codenamed Next Generation Portable.