Sony unveiled the PS Vita with moderately good reception. To many, it seemed like a great product with tons of potential. Even the price point of the system seemed decent. Well, except for the propriety memory cards that is. In fact, many who show interest in the system but refuse to jump aboard the Vita bandwagon state the memory cards as a main sticking point. I, myself, am guilty of this as well. Holding off buying one due to the pricey memory cards. Many also claim there are no games for the system worth buying. This point, unlike the memory card issue, boils down to taste.
Then you have the indies. I just started this one called CounterSpy. The art direction is amazing in this title. Many of the indie games available on Sony's PSN have a unique style and game-play that really help emphasize the types of games being made by these independent developers. Just recently, Brian Provinciano made Retro City Rampage DX available on the Vita as a limited physical release. The per-orders for this version have already been closed after less than a week. You can probably expect these copies to show up on eBay at some point fetching a high price just as the PS4 limited release did.
In the end, purchasing a Vita boils down to what you expect from it. I wanted some original exclusive titles like, Danganronpa and Mind Zero. I wanted some quirky, fun niche games like Hyperdimension Neptunia: Producing Perfection (yes, an idol simulator featuring Neptunia characters was made). Some JRPGs to play on the go such as, Disgaea 4 and Tales of Hearts R. And a ton of indie games to enjoy like CountrySpy and Limbo.
For fans of Japanese games and those who love indie titles, a PS Vita is a great match.
Also, there are some nice limited editions every now and then.