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KangarooSam  +   1047d ago
It does NOT need a comeback. Hop off.
Blacktric  +   1046d ago
"It does NOT need a comeback."

So you are completely fine with the good game drought it's having since the day it was released? Good to know.

I, for one, would love to see it getting more support from developers and maybe seeing some vaporware being released for it exclusively (something like Shenmue 3 for instance), along with games that'd boost its sales numbers in both Japan and the west (Monster Hunter and GTA would be perfect). But it seems you are completely fine with the system getting barely any support whatsoever in comparison to what 3DS is getting. Stove away the fanboy attitude once, before denying something that'd be great for the system and the people who bought it.
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KUV1977  +   1046d ago
I am with him in that it does not need a comeback. It certainly needs to gain momentum, but it is not as if it was once great then tumbled into oblivion and should now return to old strength. The situation is slowly (very very slowly) improving, but there hasn't been a place to which it could come 'back' to.
Y_5150  +   1046d ago
"So you are completely fine with the good game drought it's having since the day it was released?"

Compared to the 3DS, this drought is going to feel like nothing because I have a lot more games to play on my Vita than my 3DS.
Killzoner99  +   1046d ago
Thats right my brother HOP OFF and GTFO TROLLS. The Vita is doing fine and selling within expectations of Sony. The Vita is a top tier product like a Ferrari . You don't see everyone driving around in one because it is something SPECIAL that is not within everyones price range but if you work hard you could buy a Ferrari just like a Vita. Thats why the Playstation community is so tight just like Ferrari owners. If you owned a Vita you would understand THIS.
JoGam  +   1046d ago
Blacktric  +   1046d ago
Being this delusional...

Unless you are trolling (which I sincerely hope you are), then this is really, really, really sad.

Not one Vita game in sight on top 20 list. So please, stop being this apologetic and delusional for the sake of defending a product you obviously like. There is nothing wrong with admitting how bad Vita is doing in comparison to other consoles like 3DS, which is bad for both the company and the consumer at the end, if you don't hope for it to sell better.
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KING85  +   1046d ago
The Vita is great and I'm sure it will start to pick up steam once more games start coming out down the line.
@ Killzoner99
The Vita is by no means selling within Sony's expectations as Kaz Hirai has boldly and quite frankly humbly admitted to that. I think my purchase of my Vita has been worthwhile as I got an Assassin's Creed bundle for $179 on Black Friday. What I find strange is that they're fans who blindly say that the system is selling within Sony's expectations when it's already been noted by said executive that it hasn't been. Lets not live in denial people.
ToZanarkand86  +   1046d ago
has anyone tried the remove play with Shadow of the Colossus?
its freaking awesome! but makes my hands ache haha
G20WLY  +   1046d ago
You should consider the Nyko grip add on, I love mine.

It doubles the battery life and makes the machine more comfortable, especially if you have big hands with sausage fingers, like I do! lol
ToZanarkand86  +   1046d ago
has anyone tried the remote play with Shadow of the Colossus?
its freaking awesome! but makes my hands ache haha
chestnut1122  +   1046d ago
It would definitely will.,

These are the words that will explain it all.,

Destination Playstation
Sony's E3
CEO's Oath that SONY will make a comeback
Games like Killzone and Soul Sacrifice, Etc.
Rumored games like FF 10 HD and Monster Hunter.
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trickman888  +   1046d ago
SuperSonic266  +   1046d ago
vita will outsell the iphone 4 this year
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stage88  +   1046d ago
Of course it will.

Remember when the PS3 was released and it had all this doom and gloom. Well now it's the Vita's turn. It's just the way Sony products go. Give it a year or two and everyone will be singing its praises.
GusBricker  +   1046d ago
What games are coming out for it?
Nawert  +   1046d ago
What genre would you like me to start in?
GusBricker  +   1046d ago
Any and all.
gamingmaster2013  +   1046d ago
soul sacrifice, tearaway, killzone mercenaries, phantasy star online 2, god eater 2, dead or alive 5 plus, ninja gaiden sigma 2 and many more great games.
iamnsuperman  +   1046d ago
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GusBricker  +   1046d ago
Thanks, gamingmaster and iamnsuperman.
Kingthrash360  +   1046d ago
MLB the show, madden,FIFA in case you like sports
Nba 2k hopefully .
If you want any indication if the vita will have games, go look at the psp's library. It was being out sold by the ds but still had tons of support. I cant see why the cita wouldn't. The vita will be fine, its for grown ups tho. I think parents are more comfortable buying a cheaper kid friendly handheld or console that Nintendo provides... I mean cats and dogs? Pokemon? Mario is for all ages but very kid friendly. Kids sell everything from clothes to movies to music to games. Nintendo is a step behind in hardware the wii was like a ps2/Xbox the wiiU like ps3/360 but do kids care? Nope, they want nintendogs or Kirby. That's not to say that they don't provide for the adult crowd but kids are their primary consumer. But the other company's are for people who care how the game looks and plays and can comprehend a story as deep as persona4 or uncharted. Look at Pokemon, an RPG what's its story? Not much just one sentence "gotta catch them all" nothing complicated. Simple sells especially to kids. The vita needs no comeback how can it, I was never the top selling console. All it needs is momentum. Sales wise it will never catch the 3ds. It will however have better games more Variety (the 3ds has no real sports games) appealing the the mature gamers needs. My vita needs to be charged, my ds needs to be dusted...again.
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Froakie  +   1046d ago
It better do it before October because Pokemon X/Y will make the 3DS destroy it.And yes,I have a Vita and I think it's great.It needs it's own Final Fantasy or MGS.
r21  +   1046d ago
Once the first ever 3D pokemon releases, its going to destroy everything. Just stating the facts.
tubers  +   1046d ago
Finally someone else gets it.

Sony SHOULD not allow Nintendo to gain much more ground as the 3DS will keep on sucking more devs to develop for it.. not to mention iOS/Android gaming are improving at a steady rate.

February Destination Playstation event (RETAIL event not for "public" expect only LEAKS).. and E3.

Do it SONY! A system seller to be reckoned with.. not good.. needs to be a amazing! If not a lot of 3rd party devs can support you.. YOU alone have to do something big! Soul Sacrifice is a decent start.
Kingthrash360  +   1046d ago
Why would Pokemon "destroy" the vita!?!? It's not like the vita has a Pokemon like game coming out the same month that's supposed to be a system seller. The ds pokemon's didn't "destroy" the psp why would that be the case now? I have a ds and I grew out of Pokemon myself... No judgment to anyone buying it but I won't. I understand that it will sell tons but I don't understand why it will destroy ANY system. No game is a system destroyer. They can destroy games but not systems. Just like when gta came out for the psp people said it would destroy the ds... Not a blip on the ds's radar. If I had in one hand Pokemon and the other hand persona... I'd pick persona because it has IMO a better story/battle system/presentation/music... IMO but if your 12 you'd think I'm wrong and that Pokemon "destroys" persona on all levels and so on... Smh
Froakie  +   1046d ago
I'd pick Pokemon.Persona 3 on Psp bored me to tears.That Tartarus was boredom in video game form.
zerocrossing  +   1046d ago
I haven't got a PSV yet mostly because I haven't seen anything on it that really interests me, as soon as I do Im sure I'll get one.
Kingofwiiu  +   1046d ago
I've got one and it's great. But I prefer my 3DS and the games it has.

If Vita gets monster Hunter 4 this year it may be in with a chance of picking up a bit of pace. If not then Monster Hunter 4 and Pokemon X and Y will boost the 3DS installed base and third party development ten fold.
SonyStyled  +   1046d ago
i held off on buying one because i was more then happy playing my ps3 thus i never felt left out. i bought a vita on black friday. i got to say i cant believe i didnt buy this launch day. it a phenomenal handheld. i mainly got if for AC3:L, Uncharted: GA, Resistance: BS, and Killzone: Mercs. I might also consider LBP at some point. so far ive only played Resistance and AC3:L. i havent been left dissapointed, although Resistance wasnt quite the quality of Insomniacs titles. it did offer some good fun. id say you dont know what your missing out on as of now
zerocrossing  +   1046d ago
While Im sure the games you mentioned are quality titles Im not much of a fan of any of them accept Resistance and I heard that Vita game is a little lackluster.

Im more interested in the Japanese games coming to it like Blazblue and some quality JRPG's like Disgaea and Aterlier, that's just me though and Im aware Im in the minority.
live2play  +   1046d ago
why are all the good games watered down ports
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G20WLY  +   1046d ago
^I'll say 2 things in a naive attempt to help you with your misconception:

1) They're not. I'm not going to reel off a list, but Gravity Rush is one of the best and is original. Also, P4G? Watered down? No. Bigger & better :)

2) Even the ones that are ports, they're still good, so what's the problem? You said it yourself, and I quote, "all the GOOD games". If you don't like good games, the Vita is not for you bud ;)
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SAE  +   1046d ago
just wait 5 months or less and you will see another great collection ^^ and dont forget that in e3 they will show more games :P

i bet you will like soul sacrifice
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Kingthrash360  +   1046d ago
Sooooo, what are you playing on ds?@ zero&kingofwii...I'm curious
Also disgaea is on the vita so is persona. Both jrpg's
contradictory  +   1046d ago
it needs killer games more. (like P4:Golden.)
don't get me wrong it has good games but i mean
something super eyecatching. i still have faith in Vita
and indeed it's probably going to be like PS3
as in it was first just smashed on but eventually got on it's feet..
but it was hard rise.

meh, don't really care.
i plan on getting one anyway because i don't really care much about 3DS for the fact 3D occasionally makes me sick and you know, that's not something you would want while playing a game... playing OoT wasn't so bad though. but Kid icarus on the other hand...
tubers  +   1046d ago
You do know that you can turn off 3D right or at least lower it to make the 3D effect insignificant?

But if you don't prefer their software offerings then that's a different issue.
contradictory  +   1046d ago
yes, ofcourse i know that.
but 3DS is made around the whole idea of 3D
without 3D it's just DS 1.5
i'm happy without one
freezola75  +   1046d ago | Well said
The Vita never left. So why would it need a comeback?

Again, amazing how people actually view this AMAZING piece of hardware as a failure smh...

I wonder if it was Sony's competitors who had the Microsoft Vita or the Nintendo Vita, would we be seeing any articles like this or the doom and gloom articles that pop up everyday here by nonsensical journalists..

I don't think it even has anything to do with the Vita but more so Sony. People just hate Sony...

I grew up with Sony Walkmans, Discman, DATS (for studio recording). However, I grew up loving Nintendo.. I sincerely respect Microsoft for changing how we interact with one another using video game consoles how they changed how we game (you know, with Live and being able to listen to your own music while you game,in game achievements), Let's give these guys their props.

Ok now Sony along with Nintendo has had THEE most successful outings with handhelds (props to Sega and Atari, Neo-Geo). Let's not forget the PSP either folks incredible handheld with great games.. Sony brought us Remote play and gaming on the go so how is it that you guys can just say these horrible things about them because the PS Vita isn't selling millions?

I thought it was about games.. Where is the disconnect?
Again I think it's because folks just don't like Sony..

There are areas that they can improve in without a question... pricing and marketing to name a couple. But I do believe they try and offer you more bang for your buck.. and they are learning...

Look man, none of these companies deserve the doom & gloom and hate articles that Sony seems to get out of them all... ALL OF THE TIME!

You know what I see.. people like Shane from GT trashing it saying he feels for Vita owners...

Aye don't feel for me motherfu... I am enjoying my Vita! I know I ain't the only one. Call me a bot, fanboy, whatever...

Really starting to HATE (strong word, yup) these elitist journalist.. that he hates everything Sony... even Marcus Beer (who shits on Nintendo regularly), had to give up the props on how cool the Wii U can be...

That said it's off to work.. just me and my Bi.. Vita

I've downloaded a couple of animes to watch when I get my break.. People see me watching movies and are mesmerized.. because they can readily identify an I-Pad or some kind of Tablet if it were in my hands.. but when they see the Vita playing movies (or live streaming TV, yup this can be done too), they are as equally curious.

Respect to all my true gamers out there.

For the rest disagree with me if you like. I don't care. I don't state my opinions for popularity.

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chestnut1122  +   1046d ago
Coming from a true owner of Vita., Great comment dude.,
When You do own a Vita., You would know the truth of how amazing these handheld is.,
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clearelite  +   1046d ago
I've heard a lot of people say, "If people only owned a Vita, they would know how amazing it really is". I think this is the truth and it speaks volumes about how underrated the system is. If people KNEW how amazing it was. The marketing team should get on that, because a lot of people here in the US still don't know what the PS3 has to offer.
gamingmaster2013  +   1046d ago
i remember taking my psvita into university in a class about 9 months ago where everybody has ipads and iphones and samsung galaxy s3's and other smartphones and then i took out my psvita started playing fifa in lesson and everybody was like 'OMG handheld proper FIFA!' (even though it's more like fifa 11.5 compared to 12) and then 2 weeks later same class and half the people bought psvita's playing on the vita instead of their smartphones, just shows that you have to own it to see how awesome the vita is.
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badz149  +   1046d ago
that's great and all but dude
you shouldn't game while in lesson! that's just not right! do it outside the lessons
GribbleGrunger  +   1046d ago
Excellently said! Bubble to you Freezola75.
freezola75  +   1045d ago
Getting the most out of your PS Vita gamers.. see?

Related video
gamingmaster2013  +   1046d ago
how do you give someone a bubble on this website? because you deserve one for that comment!
Rageanitus  +   1046d ago
Its doing fine!
-Falaut-  +   1046d ago
You say that there is a lot of talk about the the PSV being a product failure, and then say that you don't make an article with a headline instigating that indeed it is, because it needs a comeback ... ???


No hit for you.
3-4-5  +   1046d ago
It is a slow moving train that is picking up speed.

The Prime Vita years will be years 3-6...just have patience Daniel Son's.
RogueStatus28  +   1046d ago
You're gonna be an old man in 60 years still saying "be patient, just give it time, the 3DS didn't do so well at the start"
RogueStatus28  +   1046d ago
3DS is getting Soul Hackers, Fire Emblem Awakening, Monster Hunter 3U, Pokemon XY, and Castlevania LoS Mirror of Fate. Why should I jump on the Titanic and why won't some of you just get off? It doesn't have any gold on it. I'd understand sinking with the 3DS because there's a ton of great games but really. "Just give it time" just like you're giving the Wii U time?
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tubers  +   1046d ago
The 3DS is completely crushing the competition with their software lineup. Sadly, it still doesn't have a personal system seller for me.

Project Diva f
DJMax Technika Tune
Persona 4 Golden

For now, maybe Castlevania for the 3DS.. but I don't have as much interest on it as I would if the 3DS had THE main Miku game.

Some here seem pretty loyal to Sony as well and believe the VITA will be like the PS3 w/c was quite an underdog at the start.. not to mention that they might not be interested with Poke, MH, Emblem, Etrian, Castle, Luigi, etc.. and maybe some have also invested in the Sony ecosystem as well (PSN/PSP games).
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BuffMordecai  +   1046d ago
Everyone that's saying the sales of the vita are fine are delusional. I like the vita as much as anyone but it needs some serious marketing and third party support, along with a price drop in the system and memory cards; also it should stop with $50 game prices on a few titles, all titles should be $40 max, excessive pricing deters sales. I seriously hope Sony does what is needed to help the vita receive the sales it deserves.
tiffac008  +   1046d ago
I personally think the price of the memory cards is holding the Vita down. A lot of possible customers are seeing it as an extra hidden cost, the Vita should at the "very least" have a 4GB card free on every purchase like during the holiday season and the prices of those cards really needs a huge price drop. I mean the biggest card cost more than a game for pete sakes.
tubers  +   1046d ago
199.99 + free 4GB card for new core VITA system? You're a genius :D
axisofweevils  +   1046d ago
Sony are happy with the sales!!11111
They wanted it to sell less than the Dreamcast!!!!111
It was part of their plan!!!1111111
They wanted the 3DS to sell more in December in Japan than the Vita has sold all year!!!!11111111
They wanted it to sell so badly that major Japanese retailers are refusing to sell the console!!!!!!11111111
Belking  +   1046d ago
I hope it will. It's a neat device but the thing is really struggling in all markets which isn't a good sign.

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