Submitted by Emilio_Estevez 1202d ago | opinion piece

Vita is Doomed: When Will Sony Learn?


Recently, GoNintendo posted an article mentioning that everyone was happy to call the Nintendo 3DS an initial “failure” and were thrilled to write stories and blog posts about “Nintendo is Doomed” – but the article asked why there aren’t any “Vita is Doomed” articles.

I am answering the call. (PS Vita, Sony)

smashcrashbash  +   1202d ago
Are you stupid or something or are you just looking for attention? There are plenty of anti VITA and 'VITA is doomed articles'. What planet are you from?
Emilio_Estevez  +   1202d ago
lol, it's really only because it's a response to GoNintendo saying there weren't any. It's not really even a doom article as much as it is a Sony should do this article. Most of it is pretty logical too.
PoSTedUP  +   1202d ago
ha ha ha, ho ho ho, another one of these articles, in the trash you go.
Machioto  +   1202d ago
@post ha,ha,ha,he,he,he, that was so funny I almost peed. 
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Autodidactdystopia  +   1202d ago
I dont care I like te vita. Ill buy it on the cheap some day when it gets liberated of its official firmware and I can emulate all the games of generations last!
Silly gameAr  +   1202d ago
Oh, look. Another doom article from another site that seemed to pop up out of nowhere.
TheLastGuardian  +   1201d ago
Story quality?

Like this website?
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TBM  +   1202d ago
man this site is becoming supremely boring. instead of getting actual gaming news we get hit mongering doom and gloom articles looking for easy hits because they know they'll get the occasional diehard fan of side consoles to read it, and start a flame war.

and to think one side claims this site is overrun by the other side when it was the complete opposite back during 2006-2008. this is absolutely the worst generation for gaming i've seen in all my 30 plus years of gaming.

anyone know a news gaming site i can go to that doesnt have this crap on it?
ATi_Elite  +   1201d ago
PS Vita Doomed?
The only issue i see with the PS Vita is that Sony should of added Cell phone Software and MAYBE partnered with a Cellular Carrier for better promotion.

PSVita has 3G Cell Phone capabilities but you gotta jump through hoops to get it to work and the App drains the battery.

PSVita with a more EFFICIENT cell phone software Day 1 would of really helped. I always wanted Cell Phone capabilities on the PSP and was happy to see 3G on the PSvita.

Other than that the PSVita is a great portable that is NOT Doomed.
Gamerpeanuts  +   1202d ago
I just like the idea of a console in my hand. You have more depth and the horse power that power house can run is crazy awesome. Whether you are Nintendo Fan boy or a neutral gamer in handhelds you have to agree the quality is in Vita not 3DS. The 3DS is better only because of games...thats sad.
Relientk77  +   1202d ago
They also said the PSP was doomed. That's a fantastic portable console with great games
HammadTheBeast  +   1202d ago
It still sells a ton in Japan, it was only piracy that killed it over here in NA.
rpd123  +   1202d ago
Yeah. I think the Vita would sell a lot more if they stopped selling the PSP.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1202d ago
Author starts off the article stating that he hates Nintendo and Sony looool wtf? Not reading your bias opinion then
Phil32  +   1201d ago
Yeah... No agenda there! ;)
-Gespenst-  +   1202d ago
I often wonder how much articles that discuss the "doom" of a console contribute to that very doom. If no one wrote them would the console do better?

Seems like puclicity like this just puts ideas in peoples heads that a console is failing more than it actually is (or isn't at all), I mean I know the Vita isn't doing great at the moment, but I fully intend to buy one once I get enough money together, there are a lot of forthcoming games I'm looking forward to on it.
pandaboy  +   1202d ago
I remember a lot of major American websites tried those tactics with the ps3. Apparently it was selling awful when the official figures actually showed it was the 3rd fastest selling console in history. Forbes and CNet spring to mind. One must question their motive for outright lies like that.
RandomDude655  +   1202d ago
"but the article asked why there aren’t any “Vita is Doomed” articles. "

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

80% of articles are "vita is doomed" articles....pay attention next time
j-blaze  +   1202d ago
Vita is doomed? no... but def performed bad
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1202d ago
In the same time frame as the 3ds... it also performed similarily to the vita now

At launch there was nothing appealing for the 3ds... 3d remakes of games, random nintendo Ip that looked like an app, and pilotwings

The vita, although having a lot of games, it did not appeal to everyone,especially the japanese, since most launch titles were western geared

However after 6 months, nitendo dropped the price, and then started launching multiple unique games, like mario 3d, etc

The vita has not even started its sixth month yet... its not a doomed system at all... like the 3ds it needs its time to strech its wings

My question is why people became so bitchy, and complain a company is dead not even a year after a new system launches

Remember the abysmal ds and psp launches? Couple years later, those systems had multiple great games

People need to stop with these doomed articles... they are becoming repetitive spewing the same crap over and over again
Xperia_ion  +   1202d ago
I'm going to support as much as I can, very happy with it.
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dasbeer88  +   1202d ago
That's what they said about the PS3, Nintendo 3DS, and the original Xbox.
Treian  +   1202d ago
more like these "doom" articles are doomed.
RandomDude655  +   1202d ago
your doom comment about doomed articles is in fact doomed!

hkgamer  +   1202d ago
The PSP was succesful. Apart from Nintendo, no other handheld devices (excluding Apple devices) has lasted all these years and sold that well.
I actually believe that the DS' success was a surprise even to Nintendo and that they previously only wanted to release the DS to cater to a different market and then release a new Gameboy a few years later. Touch screen gamin was a massive risk and it was looked at like a gimmick when it first came out. The main reason the DS was succesful was that games like Brain Training, Cooking Mama, Professsor Layton came out on the DS.
The DS new design also help with the success because no respectable adult would hold onto an ugly plastic looking device like the original design and the PSP showed everyone how to make a cool looking device.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1202d ago
all i can say is, a lot of people gonna feel very different about vita coming next week.

After 17 years of launching 3 successful home consoles(over300million consoles sold) and 2 portables(77millions psp) there are still so many idiots out there who still underestimate the power of playstation.

Mark my word,Vita will be a success.
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Mustang300C2012  +   1202d ago
WOW poster child of denial.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1202d ago
at 37 i find it hard to be called child and secondly what i presented were fact, Son!
you feel me?
Hicken  +   1201d ago
How can you disagree with anything he said? I mean, you CAN'T. It was truth.

Three consoles have sold more than 300 million units in less than twenty years, and two handhelds have contributed almost another 80 million units. But all we hear is "Doom."

Sony posts lower than expected numbers, and suddenly they're losing money on the PS3 and PSP? No, read carefully, morons: not meeting projected performance isn't definitively the same as losing money. And for Sony to be losing money on the PSP, of all things, they'd virtually have to be BUYING the things back from people.

The Vita's 40+ library of titles is really "no gaems." The Last Guardian is canceled because the trademark on the name expired. PS All Stars and LBP Karting are shameless clones and nothing more. Heavy Rain is one big QTE, and Beyond will follow suit. The Last of Us is just more Uncharted. Uncharted isn't even a game, but a movie you can "beat" by pressing X. Sony can't afford to make a PS4.

Never in all my life have I seen so much blatant ignorance surrounding one company, spewed forth by people whose only interest seems to be in wishing said company burns a slow death. This site, supposedly overrun with PS3 fanboys, is inundated with negative, STUPID articles, half a dozen repeats of the same rumor or purposely misinterpreted tidbit, all targeting one company.

And this time next year, when the PS4 is ramping up for launch, it'll be the same crap all over again, as if the collective consciousness of the internet and gaming media in general has learned nothing.

I have little hope that it will.
BrutallyBlunt  +   1201d ago
"Never in all my life have I seen so much blatant ignorance surrounding one company"

Yet we see it from you when it comes to Microsoft. Funny how that works.

Why don't people just enjoy the things they have instead of constantly defending one company while at the same time attacking the competition? Is this really what it's come down to, schoolyard tantrums where we keep arguing back and forth "my Dad is tougher than your Dad"?

Here are the facts, Vita isn't doing as well as Sony would have hoped. The market has also shifted where customers have so many products now to choose from to play games on, whether they are dedicated gaming products or not. That doesn't mean it's a bad product. Great products struggle all the time so why are so many people venting out in so much anger to the point of calling others morons? Seems to me the real issue are closet fanboys who deep down know it's not doing well so they take it out on anyone who's negative instead of focusing on how Sony can improve it.

As for the conspiracy theories against Sony is laughable. We see negative topics about how the Wii U will fail just like we saw with the original Wii. We are also seeing it with the new Ouya system. Besides, how can one person claim there is so much negativity when he himself is far more negative than most members here. Read anything the above poster says about products outside of Sony. Most times it's all negative.
Dms2012  +   1202d ago
I think the Vita will be fine, Sony just needs to show people how much more powerful it is than the Android and other platforms, its like night and day. If you are a gamer and want a handheld that nearly gives you the Ps3 experience on the go, its a no brainer.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1202d ago
find this comment funny because your pic is doctor doom

RockmanII7  +   1202d ago
Reminds me of the 2008 "PS3 is Doomed" articles.
DigitalRaptor  +   1202d ago
As always, with every system ever, Sony let's the software do the talking. And let'a all pretend that Vita has no games just like was said for PS3. There is a load of great content for Vita and more original titles already announced and on their way.

The WiiU is also doomed before it's even out according to these "journalists"!
yewles1  +   1202d ago
ANY article where you have to justify a stance you take more so than trying to get to the point is an automatic fail.
MemphisMayFire1993  +   1202d ago
No "Vita is Doomed" articles? I see like 10 of them every time I pull up this website. Just wait til October rolls around and all of these sick games come out and we'll be seeing "Vita is Thriving" articles!
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morganfell  +   1202d ago
Unfortunately Memphis we won't. We will see, "Despite a pulse the Vita is still doomed." These articles aren't about informing anyone, or insight into a situation. They are attention whoring for the sake of the ego or else web clicks. Then there are those simply born out of hate for a company or platform and small minded people that will do anything to contribute to the downfall.
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MemphisMayFire1993  +   1202d ago
I see what you're saying man, but in the end all that matters is that I am satisfied with what I payed for, which I am. I can't put down my Vita down now. Just imagine when the holiday season is here.
Mustang300C2012  +   1202d ago
You got to love how much the Sony owners like to complain about the multiple articles with ANYTHING negative about Sony in general. Yet, it was just find with all the doom and gloom and still to this day comments about RROD. Don't click the link if you don't care about the articles.
MasterCornholio  +   1201d ago
Negative articles don't bother me at all. What really bothers me are badly written and unprofessional articles.

I use N4G for news not biased fanboy opinions and false information.

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erikthegman  +   1202d ago
If Sony wants to make vita profitable, get Capcom to release Monster Hunter 5 with Freedom Unite like difficulty and content and there you go, cause Monster Hunter is all you need
Straightupbeastly  +   1202d ago
No one has even talked about recent Sony exclusives bombing like twisted metal and star hawk. I think it's because only Europeans play ps3, and most gaming sites are American that only care about xbox
Kisama  +   1202d ago
The Vita hasn't been discontinued yet?
boybato  +   1202d ago
not until mario, luigi and princess peach performs a threesome it won't.
YoungPlex  +   1202d ago
It's far from doomed!!! But I have to say that Sony should learn not to try and beat Nintendo with more power, as Nintendo has proven that it takes more than just power to win, ummm... three times now, (The DS, Wii, and now the 3DS). Sure its far from over. but with such a huge lead, (20 million 3DS's) and cheap price, Vita will be lucky if they move 20 million units by the time Nintendo drops their new handheld, in four years. By that time Nintendo will have sold 80-100 million 3DS's if not more, if the sales continue the way that they have.

I'm just purely speaking about sales, not on hardware or which is better, so calm down before you agree or disagree...
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tiffac008  +   1202d ago
I hope I don't see this type of doom and gloom bonanza when the Wii U is released later this year. This kind of articles are just unbelievable to say the least.
tehpees3  +   1201d ago
When its released? These types of articles popped up for Wii U 5 minutes after announcement last year.

The people crying failure on these consoles need to realise while its possible they could fail, the chances of it happening are VERY slim.

Just give Vita some time naysayers. Then you won't look like fools when your proven wrong.
zoks310  +   1201d ago
Sony is not the one that needs to learn, it's the doomers and gloomers that have some learning to do. A slow start occurs with every new console cycle. We saw this with the PS3, the 360, the PS1, the PSP, the 3DS, and now the Vita, and soon the WiiU.
The Vita is here to stay so get use to it.
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deathsarm  +   1201d ago
vita is doomed.....the end of sony..... sony on crisis.... any other articles other than crap talking ? and about the vita....2013 it will be a good year full of games for itim sure of it..... if not the vita is doomed articles will never go away hahaha
simonrope  +   1201d ago
Fan boys wake up every morning, wipe the dust from the Vita, turn it on.. realise there isnt anything to play, put it back down. Rinse and repeat the next day.
Pana  +   1201d ago
"why there aren’t any Vita is Doomed articles"

Everyday I wakeup and go online there's a bloody dozen new ones.
gk07  +   1200d ago
luv this , lmao i happen to agree on a few things : ) lol luv my vita to but come on need more games,give me some ports ill gladly takem : ) PEACE

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