I’m not one for frivolity or purchasing something without at least consulting a retinue of assets and conducting intricate analysis to determine the legitimacy of the product or the quality. So I’m taking a little bit of a risk with this particular purchase. When I identified the “pxp3” on eBay I presumed it was some kind of derivative of the PSP, perhaps a renovated version with added utilities. Apparently it is in fact an unbranded portable emulator, a system compartmentalised with a compilation of over 100 classic 16 bit games. Boasting such classic games as Super Mario, Sonic The Hedgehog, Streets Of Rage etc. A portable device that can also be connected to you’re television to project what you are playing on screen. All this simulated exultation comes a modest £10 price and it’s fair to say that my curiosity, as well as my suspicions were aroused. You have no sovereignty over the colour of the appliance which doesn’t really matter considering that they all look like a PSP has been refurbished by the manufacturers of skittles. The fact that I had never heard of this implement is also a little concerning. Also, having conducted some minor research has precluded that my pessimistic approach isn’t entirely without merit. So if the feedback is any indication then this particular device will be cheap looking and will need a replacement after roughly 60 mins. But the economical price does somewhat placate the danger of a faulty or even false product. If it doesn’t work or even if it doesn’t arrive, my balance–moderate as it is–won’t be massively overwhelmed.
Is it any good? Probably not. But I take the risks mere mortals would regularly avoid, so you don’t have to. Or even want to.
Its shaping up to be the most powerful and indeed revolutionary handheld console in the admittedly short history of gaming, from the impressive technology that the Vita will be utterly crammed with, to the wealth of great titles already announced, things are looking good, but has the PS Vita already had too much expectation thrust upon it to succeed, especially considering its predecessors epic failure? So the question is, will you be purchasing the PS Vita?