Tuesday, February 21, 2012

PS Vita's apps not ready for First Bundle

Playstation seems to drop the ball so often that it has become a running joke.  For me the latest is with the PS Vita's first bundle that allows gamers to get the Vita a week before it's launch date.  The idea is pretty cool but the problem that not everything was ready.  First of all if you try to use Media Go to transfer old PSP downloads the software doesn't recognize the Vita.  Your computer will and will install the drives needed but Media Go itself does not, so you can't transfer games using it.  The work around to this problem is use your PS3 (if you have one) to download the games and the PS3 will be able to transfer games to the Vita.

A bigger problem is the apps that Playstation advertises aren't ready for the device yet, well at least they haven't been released.  This includes the Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare apps.  Now I know that all of these are third party apps and are out of the hands of Sony but even Sony's own apps aren't available yet.  The Vita comes with several AR cards to play augmented reality games but to play these games you need to download apps that aren't on the store yet.  This to me is a huge fail on Sony's part.  I'm ok with the third party apps not being available right away but games that come with the system not being available is crazy.  I know what some of you are thinking, it doesn't release until next week and they will work then, yes this is true but why do an early release then.  Why let your die hard fans get their hands on something that isn't totally ready.  Also this has been out in Japan for several months and don't they have the same AR cards?

In the grand sceme of things it's not that big of a deal.  It's cool to finally get our hands on a Vita and it is really nice.  I wouldn't be playing the AR cards now anyway because of Uncharted, which is amazing, but they should of had this part available when the Vita shipped.

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