Cool thanks for the insight. Well I know I'll be getting one no matter the cost, It shouldn't be more than the US considering the AUS vs US dollar but like everything else it definately will be. Can't see how even with the gimmicks and franchise strength nintendo could possibly compete with the pure power and brilliance of SONY (was talking about the vita console but if you wanna take it as a compliment directly to you go for it) in saying that I will probably get a 3DS when the price drops.Not, not yet...but my guess is PSV will be launched in Japan at the end of this year with USA, Europe, Australia and the rest of the world sometime in February or March 2012.
As for price, expect no more than AU $400 (maybe $350 for the WiFi only model?), as SONY is trying to compete with Nintendo 3DS's $350 price.
3G? I'm not sure, sorry.
I know I have to say these are pretty much all my favourite game franchises hence the reason for me witing for a price drop to buy what is technically anyway a far inferior device. what you reckon about microsoft having a crack at a portable any time soon i think if they did it would make things extremely interestingAlthough, we can't sign off Nintendo 3DS yet, because there are a few things Nintendo has installed (for the near future) to combat SONY PSV and it's awesome game line-up...
Super Smash Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
Yeah agreed on both fronts although a bit of portable Halo could never go astray. I have an iPhone and iPad and have to say they are pretty damn impressive when it comes to gaming nevermind all the other added functionality. But personally I think there will still always be a place for dedicated gaming handhelds who knows with a little update the PSV could be a phone it has a built in speaker and sim card slot.I don't think M$ would be that foolish to enter into the portable video gaming arena at the moment.
Remember, Apple is actually included in the mix and if anything Android OS based smart phones should be included as well.
IMHO, the future of gaming is in Smart phones.