The PlayStation Vita is criticized pretty often, mostly due to the lack of AAA western games on the platform. However, the handheld system did one thing right that means a whole lot to a large group PlayStation fans, trophies.
Oh, PSN trophies, the one thing I hate to love. Coming from someone who went out of their way to platinum games like Hannah Montana: The Movie and Megamind: Ultimate Showdown on PlayStation 3, you could say have a bit of a problem — and I won’t even get into how many Telltale games I have triple dipped with across PS3, PS Vita, and PS4. Today, I want to shed some light on a feature the PS Vita offers — yet, the PlayStation 4 is still heavily lacking in.
Sort It Out
While trophy sorting was introduced on the PS3, the PS Vita offers much more ways to categorize your earned trophies. The handheld allows you to sort by most recently earned trophies, the platform of each trophy (PS3, Vita, PS4), alphabetical order, and even from most completed percentage of a game, to least completed.
To many, this type of feature is a non-issue, but for a handful of PlayStation gamers, it’s quite frustrating. The PS4’s operating system is constantly being updated and built upon, and offers a ton of outstanding features and quick navigation tools. However, in the area of trophies, it isn’t even up to par with Sony’s handheld that launched almost six years ago.
We’re almost four years into the PS4’s lifecycle now and it’s more apparent than ever that trophies are the last thing on Sony’s mind. The evidence for that goes to all the extremely simplistic $1 indie titles that will literally hand you a platinum trophy. In other words, it’s no secret that the world of trophy hunting just isn’t what it used to be. Trophy sorting was rumored to come to PS4 about two years ago, but obviously, that never came to be. All we can hope is that Sony at least has plans of rolling out better trophy sorting tools on PS4 — I constantly find myself grabbing my PS Vita just to check out my trophy list.
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Brett Medlock is a senior editor and a lead on video production here at Enthusiast Gaming. He’s obsessed with action-adventure games, platinum trophies, and K-pop. To hear more about how lame he is, follow him on Twitter @brettnll