If you don't have a PSP, is it best to just skip it and go for the Vita?
man get a vita if u want to emulate ps1/psp games. they are good enough graphics most of the time. get a vita if you want prettier graphics but less games, and games that actually cost money (pricey mem cards too)
>tldr; buy a psp
The vita has a better screen and dual analogs which are nice. You also have access to the Vita library (which is honestly incredibly shit)
But its also much more expensive, the storage is limited and expensive and dealing with the PSP mode piracy on it is really annoying.
The PSP is cheap as shit, you can use all sorts of SD cards thanks to the adapter and everything about modding it is simple.
Your call. MHFU on the Vita is actually kinda neat, but generally speaking its an annoying experience because Sony went out of their way to shit on the costumer with it.