Sony PS Vita System Review


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John "Gamester81" Lester started playing video games at a very young age. His first ever console that he played was a Colecovision, quickly followed by an Atari 2600, and his passion for video games hasn't stopped. In 2008 John decided to start a video game review show on YouTube called Gamester81 by reviewing rare and retro video game systems and games. His show quickly grew in popularity, and he became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community. He is also one of the hosts of the All Gen Gamers Podcast which is a bimonthly podcast for people and video games of all generations. Some of John's other hobbies includes collecting Star Wars memorabilia (YouTube channel Starwarsnut77), playing classic arcade games (YouTube channel Gamester81Arcade), watching sports, and listening to music. John is a big fan of the 80's and 90's and in 2009 started a YouTube channel called NEStalgiaholic where he talks about nostalgic items and memories from his childhood. To see some of John's video's in 3D visit his YouTube channel Gamester81in3D. Favorite Systems: Colecovision, Commodore 64, NES, & SNES. Favorite Games: Donkey Kong Arcade, Atari Star Wars Arcade, Super Mario 3, Final Fantasy II, & Goldeneye 007
  • Great review John. Very in depth. Keep it up!

  • Rangerfaqn198921

    nintendo said the 3ds and wii u is focused more on hardcore gamers

    • leslie collins

      am thinking boaut getting me one if they make arcade classics for it

  • sonic30

    Actually there were headphones in some stores, if you prepurchased it. You needed to pay around 20 bucks to get them. Came in a neat little box weeks before the release of the handheld itself.

  • Morneau33hr

    Not a fan of updates? Would rather they not fix the problems? Come on, being way to hard on it.

  • Chopstick_ninja

    Good review, really enjoyed it. And just as an fyi Uncharted has a patch. The orange bubble with the down arrow is for patches that is displayed across the top of the app page.

  • J/P

    That thing, the vita, it’s kinda kewl i guess but it’s way to expensive…

  • Danusty

    I remember the GBA connecting to the GC’s GBA player and allowing you to unlock the original metroid + the metroid fussion on metroid prime. the original psp also connects to the PS3, what can you do with it I don’t know even though I own both consoles. could someone tell me what the PSP/PS3 connectiviti did?

  • Segata Sanshiro1

    Neo geo Pocket could connect to the dreamcast.

  • Segata Sanshiro1

    I would rather have a Honda NSX any day over the mercedes… but i get your point john

  • GaminTank

    I’m not really on the “PS Vita is too expensive” bandwagon, I’m just not interested in the Vita. Maybe after a while, I’ll probably warm up to the system.

  • Great review, Gamester! You give an honest, trustworthy opinion, as always. ^_^

    I’d love to have a Vita, but it’s just too expensive for me, at the moment. I’m not in the “It’s too expensive. I don’t want it.” crowd. I’ll just be saving my money until I can get one. As someone who missed out on PSP, the fact that Vita can play digital PSP games is amazing for me. I also like the idea of not having to carry around game cards and just have all the games on a memory card.

    When it comes to handheld to system connectivity, it would depend on how far you want to go with it. GBA could connect to GCN and PSP connected to PS3. I’d give to ultimate handheld to console connectivity (Well, the first to do it) to the Turbo Express. Buy the TG-16 game and take that exact same game on the go on your Turbo Express. Also, there’s the Sega Nomad playing Genesis games. =D

  • I have a lot popole telling me the PS Vita isn’t an good system and no one sound have it. I tell them all It needs is more kick ass games then it will be all some.