"Knows target audience. hardcore gamers. Sleek/solid."4.0 starson by noblesan
Pros: Amazing launch titles. Light but solid feeling, really the right weight for what it does. You feel like you are playing a mobile PS3 from everything to performance/processing power to the controls/design. Great form/feature/performance balance.
Cons: Battery life is disappointing. The overall OS is pretty confusing/big learning curve/lots of clutter. Many hidden costs for memory. Screen seems a lower resolution than what many users will be used to. Overly complex connectivity issues.
Summary: Amazing system for what it does (a PS3 in your pocket). The launch titles are so strong (smart to have an early launch with its strongest titles on Feb 15th to generate buzz and credibility and then a main launch on Feb 22...great way to hit the ground running). I can still see some of that traditional Sony "lifestyle" insular proprietary rubbish that costs more and is not terribly realistic for most users... I feel the system has delivered on so many levels that if it had just gotten rid of the typical Sony crap, it would have really been absolutely perfect, but instead it is absolutely fantastic. I think with all that said this has the potential for being Sony's comeback/flagship system, a remarkable new niche they have carved out for themselves. They were smart NOT to compete with the iPad and casual touch screen gamers and instead are working to taking the cash cow gamer target audience to the next level, rather than abandoning them for a larger but more fickle market. I am hoping they really dive into it full force because I believe consumers will bite.it is really buggy but worthwhile, i think some good updates should fix many of the Cons though
Updated on Feb 18, 2012