As a long term friend.
The Vita is good but it's not great. The graphics are kick ass, some of the features they stole from 3DS. ie; Augmented-Reality (AR) cards.
If you want 3G, which I dont recommend, you are going to have to go through AT&T. It has a touch screen and rear touch pad. Front and rear cams. A 6-axis motion gyroscope. GPS. and what little games they have that do this; Cross play. Play on your VITA then switch over to your Console. And it has a beautiful OLCD screen.
If you're an old school PSone fan, then they have a butt ton of games that are up your alley. Plus they are remaking Final Fantasy x HD, when? IDk.
Also, there are apps that you can purchase for your vita, but there are only 10 atm and its been out for a while.
IMHO, I would spend the money on a Wii U. Not the Vita. Majora's Mask making a return? LINK
This post was edited on 11/20 at 8:34 am