VG247: Sony’s E3 press conference was startlingly light on hoped-for Vita games, exasperating many. Nathan Grayson caught Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida to find out where the platform holder’s headed.
basically sony: "where the fuck are the vita games I was expecting to see; because the only games I own for it are Uncharted, Rayman, Unit 13 and Motrorstorm RC Gravity daze might get looked at for about 20 quid and MGS HD collection is tempting past that the games that were "release window" all seem to have vanished:LBP vita release date??! Wtf happened to Ruin; why did I only see 30 seconds of AC:L yet about 10 mins of AC£ which they'd already shown in other press confrences, why the hell did I have to sit through bloody wonderbook instead of a showcase of vita games?! why was now COD:vita gameplay shown and where is sony bend's new game or killzone vita or Rockstars games ps3 or ps vita?!" other than all that basically it was still the best confrence I saw which is rather depressing :( oh well and soul sacrafice looks good; they made it shorter this year- then make it longer again next year; screw people complaining that you spend too long showing stuff off the general public really don't care if the critics got fed up we just want to see games and hardware and as much of it if that takes you 1.5hours or 3 who cares?!
Try reading the article!
I have me mentions th3 4 games I mentioned, says they didn't have time; what I'm saying is why they didn't have time and the majority of the games they've announced but then nothing not even a screenshot; plus still no real info on most of the 25 games?
Read the article
"We have 25 new games on the show floor playable during E3" LittleBigPlanet PS Battle Royale Assassin's Creed Liberation Dust 514 Jet Set Radio Persona 4: Golden etc...... look them up yourself.
there still isn't very much information on them available and the point is most people won't look them up or know they exist which is a shame for vita as there are some really good titles there :/
God of war is SICKKKKKKKK!
Oh dear! Well send him my love, hope he gets better soon!
All that typing and his fingers only found the period key once, and it wasn't even to indicate the end of a sentence, impressive.
I feel your pain brother, they really had a chance to outshine everyone even with the WiiU being offically announced, sorta. Maybe it has something to do with the underworld scheme of things. The big 3 have a pact, whenever they introduce new hardware, they promise not to cough, gag, or choke during that year's E3?!
@extermin8or Your whining about Playstation Vita 3 games seriously did you even bother to read the article instead of complaining ?
Yeah really wanted to see more PSV stuff.
yeah if only that "Wonderbook - Book of spells" had been on vita as well /s
Stop the bitching. The truth is there are games for PSV and they are readily playable at E3. That is what matters most. Sony is not known for lush high budget grandstanding on E3. They rather spend their funds on the real world marketing. What's important is the Good stuff & AAA Vita games are flowing. Also they have spared the other news & stuff on TGS, Gamescon & GDC. Those shows need to make money too.
Sony...doing real world marketing? I've only seen like 3 Vita commercials since its been out. They have the WORST marketing ever. They usually never show any of their first party games or promote them heavily. I'm a Sony lover, disagree if you want, but it's true.
I don't know about you but Vita adverts are EVERYWHERE where i live, on bus shelters in shop windows and on the TV.
Do you live in the US? Honestly, you can ask others, there's nothing here.
I've seen quite a bit for Vita and I live in South Dakota.
I remember when the a Sony had a massive deal with Coca Cola to promote the PS Move, and everyone agreed that this was huge. Months passed and even a year, and I have yet to see or remember one Move promotion involving Coke. However, in regards to the Vita, I have seen commercials. The one I saw was about playing your PS3 game and continue playing the same game remotely on the Vita. Sort of a false advertisement for now though, since only a very small amount of games are actually remoteplay ready. Then again, people won't know until after they purchase the Vita though.
My friend, I said, "They rather spend their funds on the real world marketing. " Marketing and Advertising are two different things. The adverts we see are just a part of their marketing that we don't see. Marketing involves research of evolving markets, and deals with developers, publishers, retailers; strategic placement of products in the market place etc. Technique versus Principles. M$ is flash with cash. The masters of the latest ways to hype on the TV. As an American company they advertise to sell their products: like the 360 in 2006. They have so much cash to burn on ads. But Sony see things differently. Sony is a conservative Japanese company that would rather spend their budget on quality & let their products do the talking & sell themselves. They have been doing this practice since the PS1. Its these Japanese bushido principles they adhere to called Book of 5 Rings by Miyamoto Musashi. "An opponent who gets out of the way has already lost." One thing I learned from Sony is patience: Good things come to those who wait. Sony has always stayed true to its plans and have not strayed away from its path. It maybe a slow tortoise but it has a very hard shell & will reach its goal slowly...but surely. I recommend you watch this documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watc... thanks.
Great answer my friend.. TGS will have better news & info for me personally because i like eastern games better than western.. AC is awesome but Soul Sacrifice is what really makes me wanna pre order right away
Thanks for that Axelstone! Will definitely take a look.
the damn thing is only months old....give em some time to develop for it! its not gonna have a massive library instantly.
Its not that that bothers me. Its that they didn't dedicate any time to the Vita at E3. At least show Warrior's Lair again or something.
My thought exactly, i understand the system is new and it's not instantly going to have a massive library but in the least i would like to know Sony is supporting it. I'm sure they are but this E3 did not do them any favors to gain anymore Vita adopters.
i get what youre saying and although they didnt spend alot of time on the vita they did show new games and the little big planet functionality is proof that they are still moving forward with it. i see the lbp functionality has just beginning of the support. i also read that there was 30+ vita games down on the show floor so im still gonna give them time to roll out new games/ps3 cross platform support. im not worrying just yet
That's totally true, how they can have 15 minutes of Wonderbook or wahtever and not even 5 minutes for PSV games!? really, with a tiny gameplay of Soul Sacrifice or at least a montage of PSV games could have been better than 30 secs of AC Liberation and a logo from COD
My problem is both Nintendo and Sony both have new platforms for gaming and they both missed there chance to showcase them and this is very worrying to the public as to what is there focus. For people who were burned on PSP GO this did nothing to help.
Did anyone buy a PSP? Remember that? I was buying my first one when it was as old as the Vita is now. It had dick for games when I bought it and for the next six months. The Vita has a Minis, PSP games that I haven't played yet, and Resistance, Nathan Drake, Wipeout, Unit 13, Marvel vs. Capcom, Gravity Daze. I'm not bitchin' at all about Vita games. I'm good.
i like this guy ! I hope there will be some solid JRPGs and a GT on Vita since i dont play FPSs. Maybe TGS will tell and i hope they will focus on Vita there, more than what they did for PS3 in E3 because now we know what's on the pipeline on PS3 (outside japan at least).
Yeah he's honest. He pretty much confessed that Sony's marketing stinks. "Oh, all those Vita games? We really under-represented that!" Just like in advertising. At least they got COD on Vita. That's the brass ring for my E3 - hoping for some gameplay before the week. I was good before, now I'm better.
30 Vita games on the E3 floor. The reason none of these games were shown was because marketing didn't think it would be good to try and show them off on stage at the conference. They are letting journalists get the hands on scoop with the games. This was told to me by a friend who is at E3 so I believe him.
That's fine, I respect that. But at least a montage?
"That's fine, I respect that. But at least a montage?" before jack T got on stage, there was already one. Playstation Home has the virtual E3 booth with 20+ free items for your avatar. but the thing is in order to get those free items you had to answer the trivia questions on all the games. And there is in fact many Game on the show room floor. So The fact that wonderBook comes out this fall , yes many would like for Sony to put more effort into the PSVita but also you cannot expect them to give j.k. rowling JUST A 5 MIN VIDEO. or anything like that Think is just not about getting her on board..its to get other writer's on board..like say..Stephen King! giving them more time on an even like E3 shows the writer that you are serious in getting their work to be in front and center. I understand people want stuff like PSVita to be more front and center, but on the same token it's about showing support for expanded type of game development. Before EVEN E3 Sony released info about multiple games being released for the PSVita before even E3 started. there is over 25 games to play on the floor there @ E3 2012.
What a great interview, I like this guy.
I like him too. He comes off as very honest and sincere, and I respect that in an industry of endless PR talk.
Jackie T + Kaz + Yoshida = winning team!
Don't forget House!
Yeah, what the hell Sony. Why is it that I like Shuhei Yoshida, Jack Tretton, and Kaz Hirai? They just seem like they'd be pleasant fellows to be around/talk to.
I'm just wondering who wanted the conference to be shorter. I always want longer more featured conferences especially from Sony. If you have games to show, pay for the extra time for the stage and show the games. Less talking about the game unless it needs explaining, 10 min max demos, announce your service updates like PS+ this year concisely, and you can have a 24 hour long conference as long as you have interesting stuff to show.
Remote play all PS3 games would solve a lot of issues
I'm glad that the interviewer pocked him at the end with The Last Guardian comment, we deserve that game damn it.
If you guys are insisting on a great Vita game,try out Persona 4 Golden.Its an excellent game.
Like we all said not enough time to show them, they are on the show floor and we will hear about them.They didn't have time to show 30 VITA games. Instead of focusing on the fact that they didn't show them instead you should be saying '30 new VITA games and Assassins Creed and COD VITA? Yahoooooo!!!!!!!' It's not like we still won't be getting them.
Two words. Mon. Taj.
Sizzle trailers and they could have showed a lot more individually. They're a multiple billion dollar corporation. It's not like they couldn't have paid for extra stage time. They could have had a 3 hour conference. Why limit yourself. If you have more to show especially it one ups your competition, you should show more. Nintendo divided their conference into two parts and a pre-show part as well so there's no reason Sony couldn't have had a really long conference orsplit it up like Nintendo did.
Like you said they are a multi billion dollar corporation. They have schedules to keep and even if they paid for more time there was no guarantee that the press would have stayed because they have schedules too keep as well and they have budgets too. Businesses make plans and take calculated risks. When people run around saying 'I would have done this' and 'I would have done that' and 'Sony should have done this' it isn't always as simple as you think. They could have had a group meeting and decided that they would show it on the floor instead of on stage.Maybe they didn't have money in the budget for a long presentation. People always talk about as if a business can just throw money everywhere, change plans in midstream and just do anything as long as they have money. They are still showing the games on the show floor. It's not like they aren't at E3.
Sizzle trailers and they could have showed a lot more individually. They're a multiple billion dollar corporation. It's not like they couldn't have paid for extra stage time. They could have had a 3 hour conference. Why limit yourself. If you have more to show especially it one ups your competition, you should show more. Nintendo divided their conference into two parts and a pre-show part as well so there's no reason Sony couldn't have had a really long conference or split it up like Nintendo did.
I think E3 next time should be a multi conference event for each company. So Nintendo can have one for Wii U and 3DS while Sony can have one for Vita and PS3.
Funny thing is , If there were lots of vita games shown, something that was shown would be missing....if it were TLOF or the GOW, people would complain (oh where is "the last of us" or God of war) If it were the new unseen/new things (wonderbook and Beyond) they would be b!tchin, "sony has no new games, all stuff we knew about" gamers = whiny brats
I think they really just made a mistake launching so many games at once. It was a very good idea on their part, and it garnered some positive press initially, but this is a "what have you done for me lately" society and things quickly turned negative once the dust cleared. If Sony had a softer launch lineup, and sort of held off on Golden Abyss as the Vita's "summer blockbuster", while also trickling out Resistance and Gravity Rush, I think they would have been better off.
Sony needs to stop handing over their titles to other fledging companies and let their respective company's make the game! If naughty dog made golden abyss it would've been a way better game(even though Sony bend did a great job) and insomniac made resistance on the vita instead of nihilistic(which was also another game that was good and I liked very much) it would've been a way better game and more than likely comparable to the console version. The vita has only been out for a couple of months, so I won't be too hard on it and will excuse the lack of quantatity and quality of games! If it survives a year or two, I expect bigger and better games, but for now, the 3rd is a way better system lol. The only good games the vita has at least to me is, golden abyss, unit 13, ninja gaiden, resistance and wipeout. Mortal combat and I guess blaze blue is cool.
First of all i like Shuhei Yoshida for his honesty & genuine answers for all the questions he is asked. Just like Jack Tretton they are both passionate about the industry they are in. I did find this quote refreshing.... "We’re in an advantageous position as a publisher for development groups to be able to try something new even if it’s very risky. Our company supports our efforts. That’s how we think we can differentiate PlayStation platforms. That’s something we’re wanting to do." That is why i admire what Sony is doing in the game industry. They are not afraid to take risks for the sake of satisfying us gamers. Without Sony there would never been Heavy Rain & now Beyond, LBP, All the stuff Thatgamecompany did, the Team Ico stuff & so on. It is interesting to see that the game industry has been struggling this gen with lower profits overall compared to previous gens & you have to wonder why that is. Is it cause Sony is not the industry leader that they were in the last 2 gens when the game industry had record profits....hmmmmm.
More likely because games are more expensive to produce this gen.
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