Amazon Selling "Crystal White" Vitas Separately for $199

Amazon Selling "Crystal White" Vitas Separately for $199

Amazon has come into possession of unbundled Crystal White Vitas that it's selling separately for $199.

When it comes to gaming hardware I'm a bit of a Model-T sort of guy; I like them dull, boring, and black. I'll also accept charcoal or a really dark gray, but even that's pushing it. In turn, I'll never quite understand the excitement many feel over alternatively colored consoles. I'll especially never get people who already own a piece of hardware and then up and buy a new one because the company decides to release a new version that's "crystal white."

I know there's a market for that sort of thing though, so here you go: the Crystal White Vita. Of course, the white Vita has actually been available for some time now via Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Liberation bundle. That being the case, it would seem that Amazon got its grubby little hands on a stock of individual units that it's now selling separately for $199. In other words, if you've fancied a white Vita but weren't too keen on Assassin's Creed, this is your moment to strike.

It's fair timing as well because, as we learned at CES, things are set to get pretty exciting for the Vita, and PlayStation in general, in the coming months. I'm, of course, referring to the recent announcement of PlayStation Now which will give Vita owners access to a variety of PlayStation software from the PS1, PS2 and PS3, including games like The Last of Us. You honestly don't get much niftier than that.

Source: Joystiq

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Sony's put themselves in the bizarre position where even though the Vita still doesn't have enough games (seriously, it's even behind the Wii U now), it's almost worth a purchase just for its non-gaming features. After the PS Now announcement, I'm actually interested in a Vita, which was definitely not the case before.

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" PlayStation Now which will give Vita owners access to a variety of PlayStation software from the PS1, PS2 and PS3, including games like The Last of Us. You honestly don't get much niftier than that."

The proof will be in the pudding. They promised the majority of the stuff that they have said will be coming to the vita and 4 for the ps3 and vita yet it never came to fruition.

Lets see if they come through with everything their promised this time.

Covarr:
Sony's put themselves in the bizarre position where even though the Vita still doesn't have enough games (seriously, it's even behind the Wii U now), it's almost worth a purchase just for its non-gaming features. After the PS Now announcement, I'm actually interested in a Vita, which was definitely not the case before.

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Army Corps of Hell
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
Dragon's Crown
Everybody's Golf
God Eater 2
Gravity Rush
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f
Killzone: Mercenary
LittleBigPlanet (Vita)
Lumines: Electronic Symphony
Muramasa Rebirth
Persona 4: Golden
Rainbow Moon
Ragnarok Odyssey
Sine Mora
Soul Sacrifice
Sound Shapes
Tearaway
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Unit 13
Wipeout 2048
Ys: Memories of Celceta
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

Sure I'm forgetting some. You could also include excellent multi plats like Rayman Origin, Hotline Miami, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend and Terraria. A lot of the above are exclusive. You can also get new versions of the Atelier game's, Totori and Meru plus, Flower/Flow, etc Personally played all of the above as well. If you fancy, you can import some zany Japanese games since the console is not region locked like some other handheld I know of.

So...yeah...no games at all...definitely not more than the Wii U...

Disclaimer to the above: I own a Wii U and 3DS and I'm from Europe and region locking absolutely shafts us so I added that to the discussion because I feel strongly about it.

LaochEire:

Army Corps of Hell
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
Dragon's Crown
Everybody's Golf
God Eater 2
Gravity Rush
Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f
Killzone: Mercenary
LittleBigPlanet (Vita)
Lumines: Electronic Symphony
Muramasa Rebirth
Persona 4: Golden
Rainbow Moon
Ragnarok Odyssey
Sine Mora
Soul Sacrifice
Sound Shapes
Tearaway
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Unit 13
Wipeout 2048
Ys: Memories of Celceta
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

Sure I'm forgetting some. You could also include excellent multi plats like Rayman Origin, Hotline Miami, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend and Terraria. A lot of the above are exclusive. You can also get new versions of the Atelier game's, Totori and Meru plus, Flower/Flow, etc Personally played all of the above as well. If you fancy, you can import some zany Japanese games since the console is not region locked like some other handheld I know of.

So...yeah...no games at all...definitely not more than the Wii U...

Disclaimer to the above: I own a Wii U and 3DS and I'm from Europe and region locking absolutely shafts us so I added that to the discussion because I feel strongly about it.

That's not even counting PS1 games either. I love my little vita :-)

RicoADF:

That's not even counting PS1 games either. I love my little vita :-)

Or PSP games, but I understand if people dismiss these because you have to buy these games again.

Only 1 real thing is keeping me from getting a Vita, and that's the ridiculous prices for the memory cards for the system. Otherwise I would have gotten one a while ago. I mean I'd love to connect it to the TV, but I have to wait for the PS Vita TV to possibly ever get a US localization, and if not I don't mind getting the Japanese one since I know Japanese.

People always say that "the Vita has no games" and just like how people say "the Wii U has no games" both are false. In the case of the PS Vita you can load your PS1 games you've already purchased onto there, remember Sony has the limit to how many systems they are installed on, and if you've never owned the game before then it's a plus. A lot of people also never had a PSP or a PS3 so the Classics and PSP games add more to the list that the Vita has.

Neronium:
Only 1 real thing is keeping me from getting a Vita, and that's the ridiculous prices for the memory cards for the system. Otherwise I would have gotten one a while ago. I mean I'd love to connect it to the TV, but I have to wait for the PS Vita TV to possibly ever get a US localization, and if not I don't mind getting the Japanese one since I know Japanese.

People always say that "the Vita has no games" and just like how people say "the Wii U has no games" both are false. In the case of the PS Vita you can load your PS1 games you've already purchased onto there, remember Sony has the limit to how many systems they are installed on, and if you've never owned the game before then it's a plus. A lot of people also never had a PSP or a PS3 so the Classics and PSP games add more to the list that the Vita has.

PS Vita TV will not play every Vita game, most notably Gravity Rush and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Not saying don't buy it, it's just that this is never reported when people talk about Vita TV.

LaochEire:

PS Vita TV will not play every Vita game, most notably Gravity Rush and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Not saying don't buy it, it's just that this is never reported when people talk about Vita TV.

I know, but it can possibly work if it's patched in because the PS4 controller is gonna be compatible with the PS Vita TV, and the PS4 controller has a built in touch screen on top.
Main I like having ways to record footage for each of my consoles, and if I were to get the Vita that one would be the only console I couldn't record. I have a capture board that I installed on my original DS, and I'm ordering a 3DS Capture Board soon enough.

Neronium:

LaochEire:

PS Vita TV will not play every Vita game, most notably Gravity Rush and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Not saying don't buy it, it's just that this is never reported when people talk about Vita TV.

I know, but it can possibly work if it's patched in because the PS4 controller is gonna be compatible with the PS Vita TV, and the PS4 controller has a built in touch screen on top.
Main I like having ways to record footage for each of my consoles, and if I were to get the Vita that one would be the only console I couldn't record. I have a capture board that I installed on my original DS, and I'm ordering a 3DS Capture Board soon enough.

Fair enough, although I think the touch screen is not the issue with regards to compatibility for some games, in Gravity Rush's case it's something to do with Vita's gyroscope.

LaochEire:

Fair enough, although I think the touch screen is not the issue with regards to compatibility for some games, in Gravity Rush's case it's something to do with Vita's gyroscope.

True, but maybe they can finally get use of the Six-Axis that's built into the controllers. XD
Either way, you never know and if the Vita TV doesn't work I know someone who can install a capture board onto the PS Vita, only thing is it's really expensive. :/

Neronium:

LaochEire:

Fair enough, although I think the touch screen is not the issue with regards to compatibility for some games, in Gravity Rush's case it's something to do with Vita's gyroscope.

True, but maybe they can finally get use of the Six-Axis that's built into the controllers. XD
Either way, you never know and if the Vita TV doesn't work I know someone who can install a capture board onto the PS Vita, only thing is it's really expensive. :/

I suppose better to wait and see if Sony do anything with that unused port on the top of the machine then.

No handheld since the DS lite has really reached that tipping point of hardware, software and features to really sell me on it. The Vita is getting there but I'm not sure about the surrounding infrastructure since it is greatly enhanced by having a PS3/PS4 which i currently don't.

 

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