Got my Vita a few weeks ago, just so I could play Virtue’s Last Reward and Persona 4: Golden and so far I’d say that VLR singlehandedly has warranted that purchase. I had some pretty big expectations going in and it’s delivering in pretty much every area.
My favorite additions compared to 999 are the voice acting, which is very good all around (glad I imported the US version, as I prefer English voices for games and anime) and my other favorite addition is the flow chart. I could be wrong, but I mostly see that system in Japanese games (what with their love for multiple endings and all) and it’s fucking awesome. That was definitely one of the only weak points about 999; having to solve the same puzzles and read the same dialogue over and over again.
Besides VLR, I’m currently going through the PSP library, as I missed that entire generation of games. So far I’ve purchased Persona 3 Portable (to begin with in preparation for P4G, but it’s actually better than I expected having only previously tried P4 for PS2 and fearing it would feel like too big of a step back, but it doesn’t), Valkyria Chronicles II (the original for PS3 is still one of my favorite games on that system) and Corpse Party, which I haven’t gotten that far into, but it seems awesome.
Anyway, to sum it up: sold my 3DS for the Vita and I don’t regret a thing. It’s just a much better system and region free games is awesome, because I tend to like weird, niché titles that rarely see the light of day in Europe. Like the upcoming DJMax Technika Tune, which looks wonderfully Japanese.