PS Vita: Launch Not Without Problems
In pretty typical fashion, a product is introduced, promoted, craved for, released and then loathed to the point that the producer offers some way to appease the negative reaction. This could be pretty much what describes what happened with the PlayStation Vita. Here in North America, the PlayStation Vita is still on the third stage.
We have heard about it and it has been promoted to the point of crazy that we desire and crave it. However, Japanese gamers have already gone through all the stages already. The handheld has already been released in Japan and well, there are some complaints about it. It seems that the much-anticipated Vita is laden with issues. Users have reported “software bugs, unresponsive touch screens and complete system freezes.” Many Japanese Vita owners have even taken to social media networks to vent about what should have been their new enjoyable toy.
Sony has been listening to the complaints, though, and is issuing a software update that should correct all the problems. It is also going as far as writing an apology letter. If you want to feel more empathy for the Japanese gamers, you may watch videos that illustrate just what the issues are. The apology letter, however, is in Japanese so you may want to skip that one unless you do speak the language and are super curious.
Hopefully, issues would be fixed by February 22 when we get to hold our Vitas. Maybe there is something to getting fabulous products sometimes. But then again, maybe there will be new issues by February. Crossing my fingers now.