Call of Duty Vita: More Appealing Than Uncharted, Resistance
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PlayStation Vita, do I really want one of these things?
Don't get me wrong. It's a wonderful looking system with a variety of interesting features.
Problem is, I own too many handhelds. Between the iPhone, iPad, 3DS, DS and Android powered smart phone, I barely have enough time as it is. Introducing another system into the equation would have to be some form of digital gluttony, right? I keep envisioning the unit still in its box at the far end of the living room, a stack of unopened games begging for attention while I mindlessly play Angry Birds or Cut the Rope.
Will I purchase one? Dumb question. Of course I will, probably a month after launch while wandering through Best Buy, or with a huge chunk of store credit on GameStop's Rewards card.
Unless, of course, Activision brings Call of Duty to Vita day one.
There's a rumor making the rounds that Activision will officially unveil the game during this weekend's XP event in Los Angeles.
If that happens, and the game's a launch title, I'll pre-order it and Vita on Monday, first thing.
I'm hopelessly addicted to COD. I don't care so much about its flaws. Just hand me a controller and leave, because I will literally play for hours, and I'm terrible, a real 15 kills, 28 deaths kind of person, the type that drives home the criticism that multiplayer truly is like shooting fish in a barrel.
Vita's launch lineup is impressive. It's admirable of Sony to bring Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Resistance: Burning Skies and Wipeout 2048 to the system immediately, though the odds of this happening appear slim.
Thing is, I cannot justify spending $249.99 on the system and those games, none of which have yet to move me in any meaningful way.
Call of Duty Vita, on the other hand, now that's exciting.
Just the thought of being able to play COD multiplayer on that thing thrills me. Would be even better if it supported Call of Duty Elite, and Activision would really outdo itself if there was cross platform play between Vita and PlayStation users, though that's probably a pipedream.
Ultimately, I would grab the system, the game and shelve those aforementioned devices for a long time. Nintendo 3DS? No way. Android? Are you serious?
Bottom line, Nintendo was criticized for not having a triple-A game for the 3DS launch. That said, Sony has a wonderful opportunity to come out firing, and putting Call of Duty on Vita could do serious damage to the big N's market share, to the tune of five million plus copies sold and a 1:1 tie in ratio with the system.
For now, it's all smoke and mirrors, but I strongly urge both Activision and Sony to please take my money.