Take one of the Near (the Vita's location-based social app) additions to Wipeout 2048, the futuristic racing launch game for the console, for instance. Players can "drop" game challenges on specific geographic locations. When other players walk into those challenge locations, they can download the challenge and send their score automatically to the player that posted it.
Despite some seriously intriguing social features--many of which inspired by the social and mobile game world--and a strong launch lineup, the PS Vita isn't doing so hot, at least in Japan. Perhaps it's the $250 to $300 price tag or those pricey proprietary memory cards. We'll see whether nifty bullet points like Near are enough to look past the costs after February 22.
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