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Does anyone else think near is way off on how many people are close to you

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    Does anyone else think near is way off on how many people are close to you

    I mean seriously it counts that 40 people within a two mile radius of where i live own a vita.

    there's no way in hell 40 people got a vita in a place like this since midnight (i live in a Rural/country area.)


    few hours ago it was at 72 people, Again within a 2 mile radius.


    there is something seriously off about this near app, unless it somehow magically counts ps3 consoles.

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    I think it counts PS Vitas and PS3s bc I had over 100 people near me. At 8:32am on 21Feb2012 I had 111 people near me.

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    I just updated Near and now it shows 131 people....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    I mean seriously it counts that 40 people within a two mile radius of where i live own a vita.

    there's no way in hell 40 people got a vita in a place like this since midnight (i live in a Rural/country area.)


    few hours ago it was at 72 people, Again within a 2 mile radius.


    there is something seriously off about this near app, unless it somehow magically counts ps3 consoles.
    You live in a rural area? That explains it!!

    Anyhoo, yeah i believe PS3's will get picked up too, that many in a quiet area does seem excessive otherwise.

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    I just know with near almost everyone in my area has added me to there friend list

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    Near isnt supposed to show home networks is it? I've still no experience of it at moment. My postman is late ....................

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    Counts PS3's too? Why? -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreamAimFire999 View Post
    Counts PS3's too? Why? -_-
    Probably because of Cross Play.


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    According to Near Is I the only person with a Vita in 1-2 KM

    So seem correct

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    Seems legit...

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    From what it says it only picks up other Vitas, because the PS3 doesn't have Near on them. Mine has picked up 4 people, and only two of which chose to setup their Near. Also, if you have the 3G version it's supposed to pickup a lot more people than the WiFi version.

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    Haha yeah I found it strange that each time I update my near, it ALWAYS goes up by 5 (52,57,62,67,72,77).

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    My Near app says that there are 6 people near me that have played both the Rayman and Dungeon Hunter demos/games, but it counts me in those totals. Yet when I look around me, it doesn't show anyone within a 2 mile radius. So, either I'm really "outside" town where I live, or literally no one around me has one yet, the latter of which wouldn't surprise me.

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    NEAR told me there were like 6 or 7 people within a 4km radius of me. Going off of that it seems it was VITA only.
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    My near app told me there are 7 others near me as well. I switched the units to miles though, that's a unit I understand better.


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    my near app doesn't even get my location right. it says i'm in another town. but yeah it'd be way out anyway, it increases by like 5-10 people every time i check.

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    When i was at my college campus on day 1, Near told me 8 people had it. but it also didn't show any of my 4 others friends PS3's either.

    I'm right now at home visiting my parents in the countryside and only 2 other Vita's have shown up in a 5 mile radius (at least according to the Vita).

    so it SEEMS to me to be pretty accurate, when i get back to campus later tomorrow night i'll try it out again.

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    Ive only tried it once, but it said 11 people were near me...

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    ok i live in rual town in nz and near shouldnt pic any one up in my lil town i think theres 350 people only ??? but gess wat it say my locations way down the island ?? im useing ahome network ? So my questions is how do you find your location again not just run wat it thinks where you are ???? i find near to be a pain in the arse

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