How durable is the PS Vita?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by MartinAppleGuy, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

    MartinAppleGuy

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    How durable is the PS Vita? I have owned a PSP 1000 that had the analogue stick/nub drift to the right. How do the Vita's sticks compare? Are the buttons durable? I think the reason my PSP 1000's stick started to drift was because of playing LBP PSP on it too much. For that game, you are always walking to the right so the stick must have got stressed out. Will this happen on the Vita's sticks when played with similar games (LBP Vita for walking left, Killzone for always pushing the stick forward to walk...)?

    Thanks for any input.
     
  2. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Throw your friend's Vita down the stairs.


    Nah, but it is pretty solid. I would worry about the screen most.
     
  3. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I would be the same, it was just with my past experience with the bad stick. It got bad after 4 years, but that was a lot of play, off period for a year, then constant play.
     
  4. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502

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    It's as durable as the amount of care you give it :D
     
  5. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I gave my original PSP a lot of care, and it had a drifting stick...
     
  6. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, one of my friends has had the Vita since day one and they don't treat their stuff particularly well - it's survived just fine...Sony really build their products well.
     
  7. MartinAppleGuy thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Good! I have been looking about, it appears that people have also had drifting problems on PS3 controllers, and I have 4 PS3 controllers that get used a lot and never had an issue.
     
  8. skottichan macrumors 6502a

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    My Vita is a launch model, and I've traveled the country and a trip to Japan with it my purse, and there's never been a problem.

    Tho, I do suggest a screen protector, but I say that with anything with a large screen.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Sounds like you've been giving your stick too much care ;)
     

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