I am fairly new to the ps vita(got it yesterday),but do I really need a ps3 to fully enjoy this innovative console?
I bought a Vita on Black Friday and I do not own a PS3. In fact, the last console I've ever personally owned was the original PlayStation...I'm predominantly a PC gamer.
I've been enjoying the Vita so far and definitely do not regret my purchase. I don't think owning a PS3 adds that much to the experience. There are very few games that currently take advantage of the Cross Controller component of Cross Play and even then, I'm not sure how many people would say it makes owning both systems worth it for that feature alone.