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    uncomfortable to hold?

    Anyone else think the vita is uncomfortable while playing for a while?

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    I have only held a vita twice for a couple of hours each time and I felt the vita was moderately comfortable.

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    I suppose in the long-run I can see your point, perhaps we'll see as the years go by if people complain or not.

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    I think the problem is the analog sticks are to short which put my hands in an awkward position. Maybe if they had extenders for them it would be more comfortable.

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    I haven't noticed it being uncomfortable at all even at long periods of time.

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    My hand would sometimes cramp up a little bit. I find the PS Vita kinda small as far as thickness is concerned though.

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    The Vita is comfortable to hold even for long periods.

    Quote Originally Posted by corporatenoun View Post
    That's $2 per level. Not for a normal video game level, but an Angry Birds level. Might as well go to Newgrounds at that point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuck_X_Button View Post
    My hand would sometimes cramp up a little bit. I find the PS Vita kinda small as far as thickness is concerned though.
    Well Vita is supposed to be thin, it doesn't come off as fragile thin though which is good.

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    I think the only handheld people actually have problem with is times is the 3DS when the 3DS is on. My friend and cousin say the 3D hurts their eyes.

    ...but they have baby eyes, what do they know.

    Quote Originally Posted by corporatenoun View Post
    That's $2 per level. Not for a normal video game level, but an Angry Birds level. Might as well go to Newgrounds at that point.

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    There is an occasional strain, but for the most part, my larger hands have no problem with the vita. You might wanna look into one of those trigger grips that make the vita a little bit more like a DS3 and see if that helps at all.
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    When I have the opportunity to play on my friend's vita I don't spend I lot of time on it, maybe one hour max but during that time it was perfectly fine, I got no complaints whatsoever.
    Maybe if you spend a lot it becomes uncomfortable, it's understandable.

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    I sold mine within a week of buying it mostly due to this exact reason. It didn't have the PSP feel and even though I played it about 4 hours per day for that one week, I still couldn't get used to it. Then again, not many games worth it, not for me at least.

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    I haven't had a blast on one yet but my nephew is getting one tomorrow for Christmas. Will have a blast on it then, I'm guessing it can't be that bad, comfort is a huge issue and I'd like to think Sony would have that sorted considering it's a handheld console.

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    My sister have the Vita 2000 and I got to play it for a couple of hours. I'm quite surprised at how light it was so it wasn't tiring to hold. I do however find it uncomfortable to play, I don't like how small the thumb sticks are but I know it's a handheld so I'll let it pass, I also dislike the shoulder buttons; I feel that they are at a wrong angle for my hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daimashin View Post
    My sister have the Vita 2000 and I got to play it for a couple of hours. I'm quite surprised at how light it was so it wasn't tiring to hold. I do however find it uncomfortable to play, I don't like how small the thumb sticks are but I know it's a handheld so I'll let it pass, I also dislike the shoulder buttons; I feel that they are at a wrong angle for my hands.
    This is exactly what I'm talking about. Not so much the weight but the small thumb sticks and the placement of everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by onison View Post
    This is exactly what I'm talking about. Not so much the weight but the small thumb sticks and the placement of everything
    I think this can't be helped. I mean it's a handheld, they have limited space to put the controls when they also need to incorporate the screen and everything. I think there's no other way than to use it more and get accustomed to the button positions.

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    I only played a friend's Vita, I didn't find it uncomfortable at all. But then again, I only played it for like 30 minutes or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarriorSoldier View Post
    I sold mine within a week of buying it mostly due to this exact reason. It didn't have the PSP feel and even though I played it about 4 hours per day for that one week, I still couldn't get used to it. Then again, not many games worth it, not for me at least.
    You shouldn't have. You should have at least given a grip or something a try.
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    It's comfortable for me, it doesn't bother me at all unless I'm like... laying on my bed and I sort of lay on my arm or something, but that's something that causes trouble with any handheld/controller, hehe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidd230 View Post
    You shouldn't have. You should have at least given a grip or something a try.
    Yeah a grip would've help...or a playing glove. You know, fingerless...as if you're getting ready for either A. brawl, B. a dance-brawl, C. 80s-style post apocalyptic nonsense.

    Quote Originally Posted by corporatenoun View Post
    That's $2 per level. Not for a normal video game level, but an Angry Birds level. Might as well go to Newgrounds at that point.

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    I have played NBA 2K14 on my Samsung Note 2 and managed to hold up against decent teams given the huge screen of the device with purely touch screen controls. In short it is pretty uncomfortable to play games on the Note 2 if there are on-screen buttons needed to be pressed. When I played NBA 2K14 on my friend's PS Vita, it was like a breath of fresh air. I could control the action with ease. I could perform moves that I could not do on the Note. It was so natural on my hands. I don't find the PS Vita uncomfortable to hold at all.

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    I find that playing on any sort of tablet or smartphone requires a big ass Samsung-grade screen and virtual buttons that work 100%. My friend suggested getting an attachment, but I shouldn't have to, you know?

    Quote Originally Posted by corporatenoun View Post
    That's $2 per level. Not for a normal video game level, but an Angry Birds level. Might as well go to Newgrounds at that point.

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    I don't find the Vita uncomfortable at all. I have large hands so sometimes I'm afraid I might actually break it since it's so thin. There's something about the Vita's grip or materials that make it easier to hold. The PSP would get slippery sometimes and I would almost drop it to the point I could only play it in bed. Same with the 3DS compared to the DS.
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    I will admit there have been times when I've almost dropped the 3DS and I'll only play it on the sofa or in bed. I would've gotten a protector for it, but it's like...I shouldn't need to. I should just have a better grip on the thing and not hold it all casually. With the PSP I've almost dropped it on several occasions.

    Quote Originally Posted by corporatenoun View Post
    That's $2 per level. Not for a normal video game level, but an Angry Birds level. Might as well go to Newgrounds at that point.

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    lol There's plenty of things you shouldn't need to, SpaceTiger. A more slip resistant handheld would be nice to have, really. It's not like Sony and Nintendo makes their handhelds with oil and butter, but still.
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