There are back and forth arguments that smartphones have killed the dedicated handheld gaming market. The 3DS suffered heavily upon release and many have written off the Playstation Vita as DOA. Splurging $250 on a doomed device would be a fool's errand, right? I can only go off my own experience. I guess I could consider myself a core gamer. I don't game on my iPhone. Everyone I know that plays console games to any degree doesn't either. I'd much rather play on my couch in front of a big ass TV. The bottom line is that devices like the Vita are indeed in the way out if they dintt expand their capabilities... but that's down the road. There is still a viable but shrinking market for dedicated handhelds. So ladies and gentlemen, against my better judgement, I give you the Playstation Vita!!