Submitted by Mystery-Food-X 1168d ago | news

Sony still very pleased with the PS Vita

Sony has poured cold water on any suggestions that they have reduced the amount of attention they are devoting to the PS Vita.

After showing two major titles Call Of Duty and Assassin's Creed for the Vita alongside revealing YouTube support for the handheld in their E3 press conference Sony received a bit of stick for not devoting more time to their new handheld. (Industry, PS Vita, Sony)

TheTwelve  +   1168d ago
The advantage of being 34 is that I remember all the doom articles about the PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3...and now Vita. People love to mess with Sony because it makes headlines. The Vita is fine and like all Sony consoles will slowly but steadily build up steam to end up another powerhouse in terms of hardware and software.

darthv72  +   1168d ago
thing is...
people tend to hate on what is popular. Sony has been a popular brand for many years but with that they should be held to a higher regard. So when they dont deliver in the manner in which people feel entitled to, they will get slammed.

Is that right? Not in the least. It only shows the narrow mindedness of individuals who think they are deserving of more than what is being offered. Age has its advantage because it denotes experience but it also has its problems. Such as that sense of entitlement for being around longer and expecting more than those who are new to the game.

As to your point, yes the platforms will do fine for those who choose to support them and sony will return the favor. Good things come to those that wait.
guitarded77  +   1168d ago
I don't even know if it's hate... I think a lot of them do it for attention. They get more hits, they spark debate, they get more people registering for their site so they can comment.

The bad thing is that their troll doom and gloom articles make it almost impossible to be critical of a bran without being called a troll yourself. Many can't tell the difference between hype and honest criticism.

On Topic: I'm very pleased with my Vita. It's had a lull in game releases recently, but it's fixing to pick up here for the holidays.
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decrypt  +   1168d ago
"Sony still very pleased with the PS Vita"

Sony must have very low standards then. Imagine if their products sold like apple products. Cant imagine how pleased they would be then.


Console makers are no different, they market their 6 year old tech like it was next gen. People swallow up all of that marketing as if it was true.

Atleast Apple does give incremental upgrades every year. Sony and MS has you locked down to the same tech for a very long time. Talk about holding the industry back. Imagine if Cell phone makers provided the same Cell phone tech for 6 years, all of us would be crying lol, Yet when we hear adverts for these consoles we are sure to hear words like "Powerful, Full HD, blah blah blah" I cant help laughing at all the crap being fed to the people every time i hear console adverts.

Your Ipod battery giving out, well things do break, deal with it YLOD, RROD.
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xursz  +   1168d ago
^ Apple sucks. My iPod battery gave out on me a year ago after just a year and a half of owning it. They release incremental upgrades every year that are WAY overpriced but they have a way of marketing themselves so that people think its worth it. Sheep just don't know any better.

My battery issue is a known problem that is ignored year after year by Apple. I payed $300 for a device that lasted just over a year. I'm starting to feel like it's a deliberate tactic to get people to upgrade.

Also: lmao at Apple fanboy on a gaming website dissing game consoles.
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Hisiru  +   1168d ago
We are talking about real gaming devices here. I think you are in the wrong section. Go play your cheap smartphone games in another section.
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princejb134  +   1168d ago
i dont remember many people hating the wii and ds as much and they were very popular among the public

but when sony comes along all these doom articles show up
tiffac008  +   1168d ago
There is so much doom and gloom these days that its just sad. Its like these so-called journalist wants the gaming industry to fail. Isn't useless fanboy negative comments and rage enough?

I hope the Vita proves all its detractors wrong in the long run.
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farhad2k8  +   1168d ago
Why wouldn't they be?
If I had my own gaming corporation, and I managed to pull off the graphics of Uncharted: Golden Abyss on a PORTABLE, I would be HELLA' impressed.

A personal screenshot I took with my VITA: https://p.twimg.com/AplcPed...

Still impressed with those graphics till this DAY. :')
belac09  +   1168d ago
im with you man, im 36 and ive seen the same stories about every single console since the 80's. its funny.
dboyc310  +   1168d ago
Well it's not like they are going to amit theyre pleased. I mean they did the same with the move and look how far that has gone. Vita isn't selling and if you neglect that your just a fanboy. It needs software to move more units.
ToZanarkand86  +   1168d ago
Where the hell is FFX HD?! Thats the reason i bought a Vita!
Oh, and please announce Sonic Adventure 2 for Vita also...
rezzah  +   1168d ago
I'm pleased too!

Damn I can't wait for Malicious Vita version to be released!

And Soul Sacrifice!
WeskerChildReborned  +   1168d ago
Sadly, i had to sell my Vita to get a new PS3 but i will be getting one again and with the MGS collection :D
xursz  +   1168d ago
Wait for the Crystal White VITA!
belac09  +   1168d ago
the MGS collection on vita is soooo amazing, i would have bought the vita just for it.
Unexpecta  +   1168d ago
I plead that I'm pleased with my PSVita. Please.
god_o_war  +   1168d ago
malicious coming to the vita?

i really hope they bring journey to the vita even though TGC have said they have no plans to, perfect game for the platform
GaryOak  +   1168d ago
I can't wait for Disgaea 4 Vita.It's gonna happen,you can almost bet on it.
@Disagree Fairy
You don't know anything about NIS and disagreeing with me just proved that.
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Ethereal  +   1168d ago
I love my vita...The games are coming.
Unexpecta  +   1168d ago
Yeah Halloween's coming.
bwazy  +   1168d ago
You don't say?
DarkHeroZX  +   1167d ago
Retarded comments are retarded.
daggertoes83  +   1168d ago
As a hardcore sony guy i wished the sony e3 would have been longer. No need to cut it. make 3 hours for all i care.
Patriots_Pride  +   1168d ago
Well that wonder book crap did take up like an hour...so maybe that should replaced that with more VITA news.
Ethereal  +   1168d ago
I understand their need to showcase it but I totally agree.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1168d ago
The Vita is definitely a slow burn at this stage. However, I dare say if any Sony employee spoke honestly about Vita sales to date they wouldn't be a Sony employee for much longer.
UnitSmiley  +   1168d ago
Wow, the last 6 comments (minus the one above mine) got disagrees when not one of them said anything bad about Microsoft or Nintendo. They were just stating that they are enjoying their Vita. So much negativity concerning the Vita, why do people want it to fail so badly? I'm honestly convinced it's so Microsoft or Nintendo fans can go "Hey Sony, how's that Vita doin? LOLOLOLOL". Seriously i'm a Sony/Nintendo fan, but the amount of hate the Vita is getting is so uncalled for.

I currently don't have a Vita, but I will definitely get one soon. The system itself is great it's just a bit too expensive to most people. Btw Soul Sacrafice looks freakin awesome!
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xursz  +   1168d ago
Well Said post. Unfortunately Sony is by far the most trolled company on this website. Incidentally they also happen to have the most supporters on here (of the big 3). I like them all, I just happen to get most of my play time done on Playstation products so I do my best to support them. We're all gamers regardless.
Smokingunz  +   1168d ago
They didn't show any games because thet didn't have any to show.
SoundGamer  +   1168d ago
You know, they DID show more games; Just not at the conference. E3 isn't just a set of conferences, there are also show floors and closed rooms.


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portal_2  +   1168d ago
Naive kiddies think e3 press conference = e3.
Sithlord-Gamble  +   1168d ago
Very little Vita presence @ E3, (i wasnt there, so the "25 titles" on the show floor mean nothing other than lip service), 2 new games @ gamescom but neither are vita related ...
Say what you want, but ...

Actions speak louder than words Sony.

I love my Vita and i love the games selection ... but the apparent lack of support is just shameful.
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Hicken  +   1168d ago
Didn't have to be there; if you had a Vita, the nico nico stream would have showed you close to a dozen other games, and I don't know whether the feed in Home was different, so there may have been even more there.

You did what everybody else did: you watched the press conference, and you assumed that was everything.


All the companies had far more to show on the floor than what they touched on in their conferences. Ni no Kuni, one of the PS3's biggest releases, got all its exposure on the show floor, while I recall nothing during the presser. Does that mean we got no news about the game?

Pretty sure the answer is "no."

But you go right on ahead and believe otherwise. You feel free to place yourself among the ignorant by claiming that something didn't exist or isn't relevant because you didn't see it, yourself.

Ignorance is bliss, after all.
Sithlord-Gamble  +   1168d ago
Im ignorant? Make you should take a look in the mirror.

The people ATTENDING E3 were maybe 5% of everyone involved. The other 95% were the ones watching it on tv.

So, BEING THATS THE CASE, how would the rest of us know what was going on the vita? Bc it sure wasnt mentioned during E3!
I am aware of some things bc i read the internet, so i knew of certain games ... etc ... that werent specifically mentioned.

THE MAJORITY of the public DOESNT follow these websites. So the only knowledge they got of anything was from E3 ... and THOSE are the people who are thinking "Thats the Vita? They dont really have any games other than Assassins Creed and COD for it. Nah, i think ill wait to buy my kid that."

So dont assume i dont know anything. THAT would be pretty foolish. My original comment was in reference to "joe schmoes" point of view ... and sorry if youre butthurt to have to hear it but Sony dropped the ball when it comes to gaining more sales from the GENERAL public.

I have my Vita. I will buy every game that comes out. I love that thing. But thats bc im a "hardcore" gamer like most people here.
Im not worried about Sony or the Vita, i know eventually they will "wake up" and the games will eventually come.

But the public doesnt ... bc unfortunately, they may not even know it exists. And Sony is partly to blame for that.

Keeping your eyes closed to that aspect is pretty ignorant if you ask me. Kinda like your immature comment.
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BrutallyBlunt  +   1168d ago
There was a presence at E3 for Vita but the problem was Sony did not showcase it very well at E3. That is the issue. The attendees saw them and played them but E3 goes well beyond those who are at E3. It's a telivised event that is also streamed to millions of people and potential consumers.

That's what Sony needed to do, showcase Vita and use E3 for exposure and not just to those who attended. Calling people ignorant who didn't see the Vita being very well represented from afar shows just how touchy the diehard fans are. They will do whatever it takes to make sure there's no negative press out there while being ignorant and oblivious as to why there's negative press in the first place.
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Subzero200  +   1168d ago
pleased with what failure? lol
Silly gameAr  +   1168d ago
Oh, you're here. What a surprise.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1168d ago
It may not be a failure but it has a long way to go before its a success.
Qrphe  +   1168d ago
I'm really waiting for that FF Type-0 Vita localization announcement either at Vita Heaven, TGS or SE's September event!!!!!!
Emilio_Estevez  +   1167d ago
There are quite few vita titles from Japan that people would love to see localized.
IHateYouFanboys  +   1168d ago
if the horrible Vita sales please sony then it must have just been all parties all the time during the PS1-PS2 era at sony HQ.

the vitas sales are terrible. it doesnt matter how powerful the vita is on paper, how many games "are coming", how "slow burn" the PSV is, or how much you personally like it - it is not selling well at all. its selling the exact opposite of well. you simply cannot disagree with that.
boybato  +   1168d ago
your name screams that you're a fanboy yourself.
Subzero200  +   1168d ago
i agree with you hearty :) these other idiots here just like throwing away their money on crap.
BlaqMagiq24  +   1168d ago
You threw away your bubbles on crap
DivineAssault  +   1168d ago
Vita isnt a fisher price toy u can buy for children & there arent as many TEEN-ADULT handheld gamers as their are children... Vita is built for a different crowd & its pretty stable.. Most parents wont buy a 5-10 yr old kid a vita so they can destroy a $300 piece of machinery... How many kiddy games are on vita?? How many on 3ds?? Dirty lil fingers, dropping it, spilling on it, etc.. Vita is for the ELITE, not some toy
joeorc  +   1168d ago
so let me get this straight
the only other company to offer a dedicated Game handheld is Sony besides Nintendo,so out of two companies making dedicated game handhelds. Since Sony has not sold as much as nintendo but is the only other dedicated gaming handheld on the market to choose from, it's not selling well at all?

there is only two freaking companies making dedicated game handhelds..that's Nintendo and Sony, go ahead bring up smartphones. I dare anyone to bring up smartphones, because if you do that, Nintendo is even lower in sales than even Sony. Sony sold OVER 22 MILLION Xperia line of Smartphones which have the playstation Mobile certified on the Handset.

So since Sony sold so many Xperia line smartphones vs Nintendo selling Nintendo 3DS's does that make the Nintendo 3DS any less of a system? or the PSVita any less of a system?

Hell no it does not , the fact there is only two d@mn companies making game handhelds and one had over a year headstart, where have we seen that argument before..OH yea the PS3 is doing so poor in sales. 2006+ even today. it seem some gamer's want to have blinder's on well here's some real truth.

if you want to tally up real market share Microsoft is in 3rd place, that's the truth, the reason do you think car companies only count one production line of auto's to determine their market share?

no they count all of them, but in the game forums right not, people only count the one console a company makes to = their market share...I wonder why that is, oh yea because only one of the three companies only have one freaking system on the d@mn market, yea let's just ignore the # of systems both Nintendo and Sony both have on the market right now just to create talk about how the new kid on the block stole the most market share from the leader last generation.

the truth of it is while Microsopft has a great fantastic system, it is not 1st hell it's not even 2nd place even in the united states in market share!

the real placement for market share is

Nintendo 1st place
Sony 2nd place
Microsoft is 3rd place

before someone disagree with me and no doubt i will get them, how do you determine market share?
only one product line or all your product line's you make for this market?

yes it's nice to only point out one system to determine you place in the market when that's all you freaking have, in the d@mn market.
DivineAssault  +   1168d ago
Its not doing bad.. Just cuz 3DS sells alot (more than home consoles) doesnt mean vita is in any trouble.. Its pretty stable considering the lack of software & price of memory.. The demographics are very different between vita & 3DS.. Its like unleaded & premium gas..
MasterCornholio  +   1168d ago
The Wii sold a lot more than the PS3 and 360 but that doesn't mean that those consoles were failures. The same will happen to the Vita.

In my opinion.

StreetsofRage  +   1168d ago
Sure they are.
dorron  +   1168d ago
Vita is ok, it just needs to release the big titles ASAP.
Ramas  +   1168d ago
pleased? whahahahaha, sells were x3 lower then they expected, so no they are not pleased at all.
bunfighterii  +   1168d ago
I love my Vita- but no denying its struggling in the market due to its price point and stagnant software library.
GirlyGamer  +   1168d ago
A least more people know what a vita is now, sadly a lot just don't think it's worth getting so soon. I'm practically foaming at the mouth for Project Diva f next month, so I've never been happier i own one.
DialgaMarine  +   1168d ago
As they should be. Unlike all these Vita doom & gloom spreading morons, I actually own a Vita along with several Vita games, and have really ad nothing short of a good experience. It's probably the first handheld that I am willing to play a plethora of games just because the hardware, software, and overall experience is completely solid and matched only by current gen consoles. In some cases, Vita actually offers a better experience than consoles. The great thing about all of this is that the Vita is just getting started. Just like with PS3, once the firmware and core exclusives start hitting, the Vita will become a portable powerhouse. You don't like the Vita, then don't play it. F*ck off and go back to playing yeeet another... *yawn* Mario game. Have fun.

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