Nights wrote:Its one account per PSV. If you want to log on another (say, switch between JP and NA accounts), you have to take the handheld back to factory specs.
And if you want to save your game at all...you have to have a memory card.
No memory card, no saving. Oh, and they don't include one in the box...so you have to go purchase it yourself.
The price is still quite high. 250 and 300 are the prices for the console, which is as expensive (or more) than a new PS3. Compared to other regions, I guess...but I still am only living in the US lol.
Oh, yeah, I forgot about that factory reset and memory card stuff.
I guess I'll have to keep backing up data to make sure I don't get screwed over! (I think that some games only save to their card, and if you have a game on the system itself, it will only save to the system, so I'm not sure what will happen.)
As for the price, handhelds have always been more expensive than consoles when they came out. It's because they have their own screen, are portable, and have more advanced/smaller pieces of hardware in each one than home consoles.
PSP, DS, 3DS, Vita, GameBoy Advance, WonderSwan, GameBoy, GameBoy Color, Atari Lynx, etc. have always been somewhat expensive. I think the PS2 was $200 or something when the $250 PSP came out, and the PS3 is $250 with the $250 Vita, and the Wii/360 being $150/200 with the $250 3DS.
The thing is there's a lot of competition from tablets and cell phones. The thing about the 3DS and Vita is that we can never expect that they'll sell as well as the DS/PSP. People can multitask with phones and tablets, but they can't do much with the 3DS and Vita.
If I get enough cash, though, I'd probably get a different colored Japanese version, just for teh lulz. I'd have to have a lot of spare cash, though, because I'm not one to throw money around.