The PlayStation Vita Thread


AUKN Staff
The PlayStation Vita is a handheld console device developed by Sony and is the successor to the PlayStation Portable. Released in December 2011 and February 2012 for everyone else, the Vita has received warm reception amongst the community. As an eighth generation device it's completing against Nintendo's 3DS. As time moves forward, the Vita sadly did not perform very well outside Japan and has been ignored by many gaming fans.

The Vita has two models with some different features between the two. The first model, PCH-1000 series, used a 5-inch (130 mm) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, and supported Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and optional 3G. The second model, the PCH-2000 series, featured better battery life, more internal storage, thinner and lighter, among other inclusions including the switch from OLED to LCD. The first model is declared a legacy platform by Sony (this statement brought mis-confusion as many believe they were referring to the Vita as a whole).

In November 2013, Sony introduced the PlayStation Vita TV (known in English zones as the PlayStation TV) as a device that allows users to play Vita games on the TV using a Dualshock (PlayStation 3 controller) with support for most titles.

The Good
  • You can play downloaded PlayStation 1 titles as well as downloaded PlayStation Portable titles on the Vita! You can transfer the games from the PS3 straight to the Vita and play them instantly.
  • If you have a PlayStation 4 then you may have noticed a bunch of games referencing Remote Play on the back of the box. This allows you to play the games directly on the Vita (as long as the PS4 is on), this style is similar to the Wii U and its gamepad. Results have turned out positive and many PS4 titles include this feature like Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, Driveclub, Gravity Rush Remastered, and Star Wars Battlefront.
  • A lot of Vita games are also available through Cross Buy with PS3 and PS4 games. Notable examples include Fez, Hotline Miami, Oddworld: New n' Tasty and Resogun.
  • PlayStation Plus will also provide users with free games each month for the Vita. It can be a mix between indie and popular titles.
  • The battery life is pretty solid, lasting many hours so you can continue playing without having to worry about the device running out of power.
  • PlayStation Now is also supported, which can let you stream PS3 games on the go.
  • The Vita is region free! This means you can import a Japanese retail game and play it on a UK Vita. I'll have a list of notable Vita games down below.
  • You can store your save files and game files on your computer and through the cloud in case you need more space on your memory card.
The Downside
  • The memory card. The PSP's memory card were used a lot for piracy and Sony didn't want to make that happen again. The Vita memory card has been designed specifically for the device and as a result the device has no support for any other type of memory card like SDs.
  • Because of the memory card design, the prices are expensive. Thankfully you can import bigger Vita memory cards (like the 64GB which is the biggest one available) though it'll put you into despair.
  • Because of the memory card design (again), there's no support for multiple accounts. You can change accounts but it requires the device to be reset and reconfigured, so if you have a NA retail copy and wanted to play additional content you need a NA account or else you can't play them.
Vita Prices

There are currently two versions of the Vita available for retailers - the 2000 model and the PlayStation TV. Ideally you would want to go for the 2000 model as it can play all of the Vita games currently available. The TV model is still a viable option but it does have certain games unplayable for various reasons (not to mention some games don't work in Europe when they do in North America like Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc).

The 2000 model usually would cost around £149.99 but there seems to have been a price hike to around £189.99. Seems that Amazon is going a bit bonkers with its price at the moment (some third party sellers are charging £199.99). I got my copy in Game for £149.99 with a 16GB memory card and digital games so I had a good deal.

The TV model will cost around £39.99 if you're lucky. Sony has discontinued support for this device so find one if you can. Future games will still support this however.

What YouTubers think of the Vita

Vita News

YouTuber BlueMaxima does weekly Vita updates and reviews on the latest titles! He even now writes articles for Niche Gamer.
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AUKN Staff
Updated as of 16th May 2018. There are tons of games that I have missed out in this list so bare in mind that more will be added over time.

Blue refers to Japanese only releases. Orange refers to Asian releases with English support. Red refers to not released in UK.

Shooting games, hitting monsters, anything that involves action is here.
  • Akiba's Trip Undead & Undressed
  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Army Corps of Hell
  • Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
  • Assassins Creed Chronicles
  • Axiom Verge Multiverse
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Borderlands 2
  • Bullet Girls
  • Bullet Girls 2
  • Bullet Girls Phantasia
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
  • Danganronpa: Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 3
  • Deception IV: Blood Ties
  • Disney's Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Drive Girls
  • Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Outer Space
  • Freedom Wars
  • God Eater 2: Rage Burst
  • God of War HD Collection
  • Gravity Rush
  • Guacamelee!
  • Gundam Breaker
  • Gundam Breaker 2
  • Gundam Breaker 3
  • Hotline Miami
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
  • Iconoclasts
  • J-Stars Victory VS+
  • Jak & Daxter HD Collection
  • Killzone Mercenary
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
  • LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7
  • LEGO Jurassic World
  • LEGO Legends of Chima: Laval’s Journey
  • LEGO Lord of the Rings
  • LEGO Marvel Avengers
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril
  • LEGO Ninjago Nindroids
  • LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • LEGO The Hobbit
  • LEGO The LEGO Movie: The Videogame
  • Macross Delta Scramble
  • Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Out of Order
  • MegaTagmension Blanc Plus Neptune Vs Zombies
  • Mercenary Kings
  • Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus
  • One Piece Unlimited World Red
  • One Piece: Burning Blood
  • Penny-Punching Princess
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram
  • Rabi-Rabi
  • Ratchet & Clank HD Collection
  • Rayman Legends
  • Rayman Origins
  • Resistance: Burning Skies
  • Resogun
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Shakedown Hawaii
  • Shantae: Half Genie Hero
  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen
  • Silent Hill: Book of Memories
  • Sir Eatsalot
  • Sly Cooper HD Collection
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • Sound Shapes
  • Spelunky
  • Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark
  • SteamWorld Dig
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls
  • Tearaway
  • TowerFall Ascension
  • TxK
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Unit 13
  • Uppers
  • Valfaris
  • Valkyrie Drive Bhikkhuni
  • Velocity 2X
This genre is for the games that are dialogue focused like Visual Novels but focus more on point & click and even navigating around the place.
  • Corpse Party: Blood Drive
  • Grim Fandango Remastered
  • Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 1
  • Telltale's The Walking Dead Season 2
  • Telltale's The Wolf Among Us
  • Yomawari: Midnight Shadows
  • Yomawari: Night Alone (retail includes htol#NiQ: The Firefly Diary)
Battle other AI opponents and more in one-on-one (or perhaps more) in combat!
  • Arcana Hearts 3: LOVE MAX!!!!!
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
  • Dead or Alive 5+
  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax
  • Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition
  • Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • The Last Blade 2
  • Mortal Kombat
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle
  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]
Games that have fun rhythm beats with music to go alongside them. They're all import friendly if you decided to acquire Japanese physical copies instead.
  • Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra Soul
  • DJMax Technika Tune
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f 2nd
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X
  • The Idolmaster Must Songs Blue Board (Taiko)
  • The Idolmaster Must Songs Red Board (Taiko)
  • Miracle Girls Festival
  • Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night
  • Persona 5: Dancing Star Night
  • Senran Kagura Bon Appetit!
  • Superbeat XONIC
  • Taiko no Tatsujin V Version
  • Utakumi 575
Musou (aka the Dynasty Warriors games)
The so-repetitive-but-so-good Warriors franchise keeps on growing so here's every title that has made an appearance on the platform. Other publishers that have similar gameplay will also have its appearance in this list.
  • Attack on Titan/A.O.T.: Wings of Freedom
  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk
  • Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends
  • Dynasty Warriors Next
  • Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star
  • Fate/Extella Link
  • Gintama Rumble
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia: Action Unleashed U
  • One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3
  • Senran Kagura: Estival Versus
  • Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus
Every console/portable device has to have some form of puzzles available. There's a few notable ones on the platform.
  • Angry Birds Star Wars
  • Catherine: Full Body
  • Little Big Planet! for Vita
  • Lumines Electronic Symphony
  • Metrico
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz
  • Tetris Ultimate
  • Touch My Katamari
There isn't that many racing games on the platform but there are also some note-worthy ones.
  • Asphalt: Injection
  • ModNation Racers: Road Trip
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Ridge Racer
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Wipeout 2048
Role-Playing Games
RPGs is probably the biggest genre for the Vita. There are tons and some of them are considered to be one of the best on the platform.
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault
  • Akiba's Beat
  • Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemist of the Dusk Sea
  • Battle Princess Madelyn
  • The Caligula Effect
  • Child of Light
  • ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku!
  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
  • Cosmic Star Heroine
  • Criminal Girls: Invite Only
  • Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors
  • Demon Gaze
  • Demon Gaze II
  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention
  • Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited
  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Dragon's Crown
  • Dungeon Hunter Alliance
  • Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library and the Monster Seal
  • Exist Archive: Other Side of Sky
  • Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
  • Glitched
  • Gods Wars: Future Past
  • Grand Kingdom
  • Heart Forth
  • Heart Forth Alicia
  • Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sister's Generation
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
  • The Longest Five Minutes
  • Lost Dimension
  • Mary Skelter: Nightmares
  • MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death
  • Metal Max Xeno
  • Mind Zero
  • Moe Chronicle
  • Muramasa Rebirth
  • Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics
  • Natural Doctrine
  • Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
  • Omega Labyrinth Z
  • Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy
  • Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy
  • Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • Phantasy Star Nova
  • Pixel Noir
  • Ragnarok Odyssey Ace
  • Rainbow Skies
  • Reverie
  • SD Gundam G Generation Genesis
  • Secret of Mana
  • Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune & Dice of Fate
  • Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God
  • Soul Sacrifice
  • Stranger of Sword City
  • Summon Night 6: Lost Borders
  • Super Robot Wars V
  • Super Robot Wars X
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
  • Sword Art Online: Lost Song
  • Tales of Hearts R
  • Tales of Innocence R
  • Tokyo Tattoo Girls
  • Tokyo Xanadu
  • Toukiden: Age of Demons
  • Toukiden: Kiwami
  • Toukiden 2
  • Trillion: God of Destruction
  • Undertale
  • Valkyria Revolution
  • World of Final Fantasy
  • Ys: Memories of Celceta
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
Visual Novels
Games that are story-focused and text-focused with not much on the gameplay side. Select games do have gameplay elements which we'll list here regardless.
  • 7'scarlet
  • Bad Apple Wars
  • Chaos;Child
  • Code:Realise ~Future Blessings~
  • Code:Realise ~Guardian of Rebirth~
  • Collar X Malice
  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
  • Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
  • Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms
  • Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds
  • Muv-Luv & Muv-Luv Unlimited
  • Muv-Luv Alternative
  • Norn9: Vars Common
  • Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~
  • Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly
  • Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness
  • Root Letter
  • Steins;Gate
  • Steins;Gate 0
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs World Tour
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
  • VA-11 HALL-A
  • XBlaze Code:Embyro
  • XBlaze Lost:Memories
  • Zero Escape: The Nonary Games (covers 999 and Virtue's Last Reward)
  • Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
Other Genres
There are a fair amount of games that have various genres that don't fit the list above so we'll pu them here.
  • Everybody's Golf
  • Gal*Gun: Double Peace
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia: Perfecting Perfection
  • Minecraft
  • Stardew Valley
  • Terraria
  • Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition
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The non-official mascot for the PlayStation Vita is Uni!

But she's sad about the poor treatment of the Vita. Seriously this article is worth a read, multiple games are missing from the US Store even though they *are* there.


AUKN Staff
Jaysgba said:
No mention of Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth in your list? I'm a little disappointed.

The list covered retail games (and it's a work in progress after having to find the details via cache), I'll have a bunch of notable digital games added soon.


I think Cyber Sleuth was also physical retail, i remember seeing it on a few occasions in GAME, but yeah. The vita isn't treated with the respect it really deserves. It ha a lot of good titles in there and it's a decent piece of kit all round that just got ignored so quickly by Sony. Some really good gems on there, including Persona 4 dancing all night, etc. I wish more bought it/would buy it to give a lot of the games a try which are just vita exclusive. There is a lot to enjoy


Mad Scientist
Arbalest said:
I think Cyber Sleuth was also physical retail, i remember seeing it on a few occasions in GAME, but yeah. The vita isn't treated with the respect it really deserves. It ha a lot of good titles in there and it's a decent piece of kit all round that just got ignored so quickly by Sony. Some really good gems on there, including Persona 4 dancing all night, etc. I wish more bought it/would buy it to give a lot of the games a try which are just vita exclusive. There is a lot to enjoy

I thought they'd gone Physical and Digital for PS4 Digital Only for Vita.


AUKN Staff
Buzz201 said:
Arbalest said:
I think Cyber Sleuth was also physical retail, i remember seeing it on a few occasions in GAME, but yeah. The vita isn't treated with the respect it really deserves. It ha a lot of good titles in there and it's a decent piece of kit all round that just got ignored so quickly by Sony. Some really good gems on there, including Persona 4 dancing all night, etc. I wish more bought it/would buy it to give a lot of the games a try which are just vita exclusive. There is a lot to enjoy

I thought they'd gone Physical and Digital for PS4 Digital Only for Vita.


However you can in fact get a physical copy from the Asian English version which if I remember right is based on the European version (by that I mean you should be able to buy EU DLC and it'll work with the Asian copy).


Thousand Master
The vita has been fully hacked (it's sandbox breached), though it is currently a browser based hack which needs putting on every time the console is turned off & on. I'm sure there'll be ways to make it more permanent now though.

If the vita does get a decent cfm then I'll actually consider a vita TV box as Sony's ridiculous whitelist has kept me from purchasing one.

The vita deserved so much better from Sony, maybe in the hands of the community it will get what it deserves. Of course piracy is likely to become an element of it but Sony has already written off the vita as 'legacy' & releases are slowing so I doubt it'll be as detrimental as the PSP.


AUKN Staff
Apologies for not updating this thread much (still behind from the June incident).

Someone on NeoGAF has posted an Upcoming Vita Games chart, so feel free to have a look at that while I'll sort out the thread this week!



Completely Average High School Student
While I've never been able to get into the Digimon World series the way that I did with Cyber Sleuth, I'd definitely be excited if Digimon World: Next Order received a localization. Thanks for sharing the image! I honestly had no idea that Vita had so many potential goodies on the horizon... :x


AUKN Staff
I'm working on updating this thread properly sometime during the next few weeks but here's a quick update on what's been happening for the underrated device as of late.

The Vita gets an update every now and then that basically does Stability stuff. Nothing special.

The online streaming service will no longer support any device outside PlayStation 4 and PC. Starting sometime in early August, the PS3 and PSVita as well as various devices from Sony won't be able to use this. It's practically useless anyway unless you have tons of cash and a very good internet connection.

Despite the stock for the console being very low lately, there are still games being made for the platform so it's still alive and kicking.

Here's a list of every Japanese made Vita title over the past year or so.
  • A.O.T. (Attack on Titan): Wings of Freedom [Digital-download]
  • A.W. (The Asterisk War): Phoenix Festa [Digital-download]
  • Adventures of Mana [Digital-download]
  • Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault
  • Atelier Escha & Logy Plus ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~ [Digital-download]
  • Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea
  • Atelier Sophie ~The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book~ [Digital-download]
  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk [Digital-download]
  • Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors
  • Croixleur Sigma [Digital-download]
  • Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth [Digital-download]
  • Dragon Quest Builders [Digital-download]
  • Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers [Digital-download]
  • Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space
  • Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky [Digital-download]
  • Fate/Extella: The Umbral War
  • Gal*Gun: Double Peace
  • Garou: Mark of the Wolves [Digital-download]
  • GOD EATER Resurrection [Digital-download ~ Bundled with GOD EATER 2 physical copies]
  • GOD EATER 2: Rage Burst
  • Grand Kingdom
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X [Digital-download (EU)]
  • The Last Blade II [Digital-download]
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
  • MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
  • MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force [Digital-download]
  • Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics [Digital-download w/Limited Run Games Physical]
  • Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
  • One Piece: Burning Blood
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness
  • Ray Gigant
  • Root Letter
  • Samurai Warriors 4 Empires [Digital-download]
  • Senran Kagura Estival Versus
  • Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate [Digital-download (EU)]
  • Steins;Gate 0
  • Stranger of Sword City
  • Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs [Digital-download]
  • Trillion: God of Destruction
  • Valkyrie Drive -Bhikkhuni-
  • World of Final Fantasy
  • XBlaze: Lost Memories [Digital-download (EU)]
  • Yomawari: Night Alone
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma [Digital-download (EU)]
Quite a number of games. Most of them are physical releases as well, thanks to the dedicated publishers Aksys, Idea Factory, NIS America, PQube, and XSEED.
  • Accel World VS Sword Art Online [Digital-download]
  • Akiba's Beat
  • Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey [Digital-download]
  • Bad Apple Wars
  • Caligula [Digital-download]
  • Chaos;Child
  • Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! [Digital-download]
  • Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ [Digital-download]
  • Collar X Malice
  • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
  • Deemo: The Last Recital [Digital-download]
  • Fault Milestone One [Digital-download w/Limited Run Games Physical]
  • God Wars: Future Past
  • The Grisaia Trilogy [Digital-download]
  • Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds
  • The Longest Five Minutes
  • Mary Skelter: Nightmares
  • Muv-Luv [Digital-download]
  • Muv-Luv Alternative [Digital-download]
  • Narcissu 10th Anniversary Anthology [Digital-download w/Limited Run Games Physical]
  • Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy
  • Period: Cube ~Shackles of Amadeus~
  • Rabi-Rabi
  • A Rose in the Twilight
  • Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers [Digital-download w/Limited Run Games Physical]
  • Stranger of Sword City Revisited [Digital-download]
  • Summon Night 6: Lost Borders [Digital-download (EU)]
  • Tokyo Tattoo Girls
  • Tokyo Xanadu
  • Touhou Double Focus [Digital-download]
  • Touhou Genso Wanderer [Digital-download]
  • Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle [Digital-download]
  • Toukiden 2
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception
  • Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth
  • Valkyria Revolution [Digital-download]
  • World End Economica [Digital-download w/Limited Run Games Physical]
  • Ys Origin [Digital-download]
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA
  • YU-NO
  • Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
It's great to see more visual novels heading west, especially with Utawarerumono as it's one of the bigger titles out there.


AUKN Staff
As mentioned this thread has taken its time to update but I may as well get this notice out of the way.

Sony will be officially discontinuing the retail copies support for the PlayStation Vita in Europe and United States. I believe Japan and Asia will still be able to do this as it still sells well over there. The console itself has been discontinued for a while unless you import from Japan.

I think it's a good point to bring up that if you want to collect some more Vita games I recommend you do it starting now. For me I have a bunch of games to try and acquire but I seem to have acquired a number of their bigger titles like Everybody's Golf, Killzone Mercenary, Soul Sacrifice and even the rarer ones like Corpse Party: Blood Drive and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1.


CCG’s Reaper
AUKN Staff
Thankfully most of the games I plan to play are available digitally so as long as the PSN Stores are still functional I'll be fine.