There are millions of people around the world right now, waiting in line for either Black Friday sales or the PlayStation 4 launch in Europe.
And I'm willing to bet that if you handed out a Vita to everyone, everyone would at least try it. I can also guarantee that a hefty percentage of those who tried it would enjoy it, and the hours would pass much quicker.
It's unfortunate that Sony's new portable hasn't received anywhere near enough software support over the past year, but it remains a great handheld system with all sorts of power. Besides, it's not like there are no games to play; the recently released Tearaway is fantastic and well worth anyone's time and money. Media Molecule are the kings of imagination and creativity! And if you missed out on Killzone: Mercenary , now would be a good time to play catch-up.
Then there's the unique and challenging Soul Sacrifice , which, by the way, is free this week for Plus members . There are also plenty of downloadable titles that are great on the go, and don't forget about that Remote Play feature, especially if you already own – or plan to own – the PlayStation 4. The bottom line is that when you're stuck somewhere outside the house waiting, the Vita is the perfect companion for gamers. Forget the damn cell phone; gaming-wise it can't do a fraction of what the Vita can do.
But that has been one of Sony's biggest hurdles; unless someone intends to spend hours waiting in one place, they'll probably only want to take either the phone or the Vita, and most people – if only for security purposes – would opt for the phone. Still, that doesn't mean the Vita isn't worth owning and playing, especially if you're one of those nuts who camp out for sales.