As most, if not all, of you know by now a new PSP is coming our way. Instead of being called PSP2, Sony decided to call it PlayStation Vita, or PSV. I was happy to be able to attend this year’s Sony event, and E3, so I got first hand reactions to every step of information they released. Facing facts, not many people are fond of the name of the handheld, but the hardware changes their minds almost immediately.
We had to wait in line for nearly 3 hours just to get our hands on it. Sony didn’t bring nearly enough units to satisfy the crowds. We couldn’t even get our hands on it during the Sony press conference as lines were shut off a bit early, and we didn’t feel like passing up all the other killer games. Oddly enough we probably also had the most unique experience of anybody.
We finally get up to the stand and we have to watch for a few minutes as they wipe down every PSV and pretend they are aliens. We are then handed headphones to help communicate with the representatives, which seemed more like advertisements for the games. Most of them really didn’t tell us a whole lot about the PSV itself, but rather the games we were playing. However this is where you are blown away.
I liked the reps I got as they didn’t talk my ears off or force me to play games a certain way, they just let the games and the PSV do the talking. When you first get your hands on a PSV you will feel as if you already it in your hands for years. It follows the standard PlayStation controller design, and simply feels like an upgraded PSP with two analog sticks.