According to Sony Vice President Scott Rohde, the PlayStation Vita portable console is better than the Wii U. Rohde says that the Vita has an advantage since it has a built in processor, and the Wii U GamePad doesn’t, it needs to stream the data from the main console. This apparently gives the Vita an advantage when it comes to games, but Rohde didn’t really mention anything specific. He told Eurogamer,
“The Wii U tablet doesn’t have a processor in it, so it’s got to be fueled by that box sitting under your TV”
What Rohde didn’t mention was that the PlayStation Vita costs $250 bucks — which is the same price the Wii U is expected to launch at. And just like with the Microsoft SmartGlass, there is no guarantee that gamers will have access to it. We’ve said it before: both SmartGlass and Vita cross play are nothing but gimmicks that Microsoft and Sony are putting out to try and compete with the Wii U. It’s even worse when it comes to the Vita, because the device has been a failure so far, selling far less than both Sony and analysts have estimated.
The PlayStation Vita has sold under 1.8 million units worldwide. By comparison, it’s rival, the Nintendo 3DS, has sold 17 million units worldwide. We understand Sony trying to hype up their failing portable console, but saying it’s better than the Wii U is really pushing it. *facepalm*
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