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Sony: 'Vita's killer games are still to come'

SCE UK chief Fergal Gara admits he'd love to see Vita selling better, but believes its best months are still to come.

The MD told MCV that with Call of Duty, FIFA, Assassin's Creed and LittleBigPlanet on the way this Christmas, there's every reason to believe the machine's performance will improve as we head towards the crucial peak selling period.

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Tony-A1842d ago

I seriously contemplated selling my Vita a few weeks ago. Then I realized two things:

1. It hasn't even reached it's first holiday season yet (which seems to be the major downside for releasing hardware early in the year - excitement dissipates easily).

2. I figured I'd throw down some money for my second (physical copy) Vita game through Amazon and - as I looked through the selections - I realized I couldn't make a choice. There were actually a generous handful of games I still had to buy that I really liked.

Turns out that - for me - it wasn't lacking in titles (apart from this summer drought that all hardware goes through), I just wasn't pushed into being excited enough to buy the titles. I actually had to make the effort myself. Needless to say, I'll be keeping it because I plan to buy a few big Vita titles during the holiday season along with the older, cheaper ones I have yet to pick up.

Right now, the Vita isn't for everybody, but come February 2013 (a year into it's American life cycle) I think it'll have a solid collection.

Nimblest-Assassin1842d ago

Why would you comtemplate selling a system that is not even a year old?

Thatguy-3101842d ago (Edited 1842d ago )

I thought of doing the same thing because I hardly even pick it up and I need it money. The next game I want comes towards the end of Sept. That being said I hate selling my things so that's why I've been holding back. But we still have the holiday to see what will come out. They seriously need more apps though to keep us entertained while the games come out.

sikbeta1842d ago (Edited 1842d ago )

@Nimblest-Assassin

Hmmm... lack of games? Vita has loads of games, but none of those games are really big, all big franchises switched to 3DS, Vita will never recover if Big games don't appear quickly

Kaos_Vll1841d ago

@sikbeta

better question is why would you buy a new system at launch, knowing full well that games/features for it you like are going to be scarce, AS WITH EVERY NEW SYSTEM THAT COMES OUT, and then complain about it?

Early adopters get what they pay for, access to shiny new hardware/games, five minutes of fame from their inner circle of friends of owning a new system and the pain of having to wait.

legionsoup1842d ago

Only reason to hit "disagree" to this is to troll.

Nykamari1842d ago

Atleast you're an honest troll. So damn funny!

Unexpecta1842d ago

I agree with you to some extent. I bought my glorious PSVita on February 15TH 2012, and it was the best purchase I've ever made in human satisfaction, so far. I have yet to be disappointed with the PSV, and there are plenty of games I still need to play. The future forecast is bright for the Vita.

The Vita is for everyone. Why would people wait to buy the device for "good games" when they haven't even played any of the games already on the device? You know, have a go? Your purchase is an investment. You should know what you're getting into, research. Don't complain about no games.

ddurand11842d ago

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!

Thank you. I agree 1000000%.

I bought mine in may when I had a few dollars extra from graduation. I knew i would someday anyway so if it doenst get the complete run through now, it will.

I just picked up super stardust and im hooked.

TheLastGuardian1842d ago

Well said, Unexpecta.

Oh man, I am dying to play LittleBigPlanet PS Vita. It's going to be phenomenal. Anyone without a PS Vita is seriously missing out.

bart14211842d ago

But really, selling and buying at a cheaper price makes a lot more sense, but games like Uncharted prevent that.

forevercloud30001841d ago

No, it doesn't. If you buy a Vita(or any game or device for that matter) at full price, when you sell it your best bet is only about 60% of it's original value. So at $250 you might get back about $140 or so. It drops price later on, to what? $199? So you take that 140 u got back and add another 50 bones.

Buying, selling, only to buy again is retarded. You are losing money. How about just keep it till the dry spell is over(which to be honest the Vita has plenty of great games to play right now and everyone seems to be forgetting it hasn't even been 6months WW yet).

and FYI to those who don't know what to get?Try these....
-Super Stardust Delta (Cheap and fun)
-Wipeout
-Uncharted:GA
-Mutant Blob
-Gravity Rush (Phenomenal)
-Plethora of PSP titles
-Escape Plan

And stay tuned for the Awesome-Sauce in October that will be Persona 4:The Golden!!!!!! :)

avengers19781842d ago

The vita is currently only 6 or 7 months old, and from what i've seen there are plenty of great titles still on the way.. and really I cant wait to see what comes out next holiday and beyond, U know once devs are used to working with it, they will be able to push more from the machine... and it already delivers a solid gaming experience. Vita apps also has tons of promise

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MultiConsoleGamer1842d ago

It already has a small but very impressive library. Not to mention the 275 PSP games in the PSP store...

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TacoTaru1842d ago

'Vita's killer games are still to come' - let's hope so. sheesh...

Summons751842d ago

It's still a freaking baby, PSP took a while to get the ball rolling so did the DS. 3DS still has no good games on it, Vita has some awesome games plus tons of psp games to play PLUS tons of psone games soon.

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Fullmetalevolust1842d ago

Oh good, 'cause leveling up in TOM;blitz isn't cutting it anymore haha. I actually like the F2play games, bring more on the vita!! Oh and lower the prices of the Gravity rush DLC for a summer sale :)