Submitted by Kaylith 1150d ago | opinion piece

Can Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Save the Playstation Vita?

Is Assassin's Creed III: Liberation the game that can save the struggling Playstation Vita, or is even the French Revolution not enough? Producer Martin Capel shed some insight at Gamescom into the latest Assassin's Creed game for the handheld console, and I offer my take on what it brings to the table. (Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, Industry, PS Vita)

Morrigan-Aensland  +   1150d ago
The vita doesn't need saving but more software will make things better
Blankman85  +   1150d ago
Does not need saving? So SONY adjusting projected sales DOWN by 4 million is a sign of prosperity then?
Let's get real folks. VITA is an amazing piece of kit but up until now, has been selling way below expectations.
LOGICWINS  +   1150d ago
"Let's get real folks. VITA is an amazing piece of kit but up until now, has been selling way below expectations."

Which is a good thing IMO. Sony has proven with the PS3 that they can do miraculous things when their backs are to a wall, I see Vita being no different.
TheGamingArt  +   1150d ago
@Logicwins get's it. I seriously hate these retarded doom and gloom articles though. This device is far from needing 'saving'
Anon1974  +   1150d ago
That downward revision was a combination of both the Vita and PSP. Combined they expected to sell 16 million in the current fiscal year and last quarter revised that down to 12 million.

Sales for the Vita aren't really that far off from initial sales of the PSP when you glance at the longterm sales charts, and the PSP is at what? 75-77 million now? Mind you, everyone moaned about what a failure the PSP was for some reason.
Awesome_Gamer  +   1150d ago
Well, i'm buying one because of this and Uncharted/Killzone.
stuna1  +   1149d ago
What's it going to be!?! Everytime a game title that "MOST" consider to be a big title, be met with the same never-ending question???

I knew I liked your name for some reason! Because right now your "LOGIC WINS"!
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Unexpecta  +   1150d ago
The Vita doesn't need to be saved. Liberation is not the only triple AAA title dropping on the Vita that will make people go, WOW! There are tons of killer titles, perception changers.
Kaylith  +   1150d ago
Having read over the ways that Liberation will be utilizing all of the Vita's features, I'm in the 'perception changer' camp. I do think the Vita's not doing so well, but maybe the AAA titles that will be releasing for it will get people to take notice.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1150d ago
lol i like the word "save" being added to every vita article, its so overused and way out of order.
beerkeg  +   1150d ago
It's not doing too well. A great bit of kit needs to sell so it doesn't become a Lynx.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1150d ago
its doing amazing for me.
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beerkeg  +   1150d ago
Sorry to burst your bubble dude, but it takes more than it being amazing for you for it to be successful.

I loved the Atari Jaguar, but it died a death.
ChunkyLover53  +   1150d ago
The bundle is the one I'd be most interested in, but only if they had a memory card bundled with it like they originally intended. I just don't have $300 to spend on a handheld, $50 might not seem like much, but we are in an Obama run recession.

$249 for the Vita, Game and at least 4 gigs sounds about right to me.
cee773  +   1150d ago
correction we are in a bush recession obama is cleaning up bush's garbage

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ChunkyLover53  +   1150d ago
How do you get out of a hole? You don't dig deeper my friend.

I don't want to get into a political thing on N4G, I was just making an off handed joke, because the economy has gotten loads worse since Obama took office, you cant use an excuse that he's cleaning up a mess.

Not passing a single budget, Obamacare and adding 1/3 to our national debt is all reason enough for me to vote against him this November, and your talking to someone who was fooled by his BS the first time around. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

Obama said in his first speech that if he didn't reduce the national deficit significantly, he was a one term president. So it seems to me like he only wanted one term.
Hicken  +   1149d ago
So let's look at something.

Let's say you get promoted to be the CEO of a company in need of a turnaround. You've got lots of good ideas and high hopes for the company's future. But at every turn, the board of directors is blocking your attempts to change things, because your ideas don't mesh with their own.

Now, four years later, the company is in an even worse situation- with a few improvements here or there- and the board tells investors you failed to do what you promise, so you should go.

That's a fairly accurate analogy of what's going on with our government right now. I don't know if you know ANYTHING about the way politics really works here in America, but the President can't do much of anything if Congress isn't willing to support him. And how often does a Democratic President get the backing of a Republican Congress(or vice-versa, for that matter)?

To be fair, what we're going through is older than Bush, too. We're just feeling the effects of things that had their causes fifteen, twenty years ago, economically. The roots of the housing crisis reach back beyond Bush, and Wall Street's woes are easily a half-century or more in the making.

But it's far easier to ignore all that and blame it on whoever you don't like. Bush didn't start all that crap in the Middle East we're still dealing with now, any more than Obama started the economic garbage we're currently wading through.

... anyway. I bet you have $300 to spend on a new smartphone. And while a phone in and of itself IS a necessity in today's world, spending $600 on one(either up front or through the subsidy that is a contract) is NOT.

Don't try to sell the Vita short. Just because you don't feel you can afford it at its current price doesn't mean it's not WORTH it at said price. A lot of people don't seem to understand, but there IS a difference between the two.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1150d ago
Playstation needs to be saved of their own success.
110 million ps1+ 150 million ps2+77 million psp+ 66 million ps3 =
413 million machine sold in 17 years

Does this looks like any sony hardware needs saving?
You so called pro gaming websites should at least learn a bit about gaming history.
freaking trolls!
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Kaylith  +   1150d ago
It's not trolling when the Vita has statistically proven that it's not selling anywhere near what Sony had predicted for it.
Blankman85  +   1150d ago
Key word here is VITA though. Not playstation. Also "success" sometimes comes at a price, in ps3's case billions in losses. It single handedly burned through the profit from ps1 and ps2 eras.
richierich  +   1150d ago
I cant see how 1 game can save a platform
Ace_Pheonix  +   1150d ago
Seems to work for XBOX.
mrbojingles  +   1150d ago
No, it can't. Not even that poor looking COD will do it.

And with no third party exclusives that actually sell units (Dragon Quest, Monster Hunter) it isn't looking good.

I mean we have a realistic chance that the Vita won't pass 2 million units worldwide by its first anniversary, even so it could maybe fall under 2.5 million

That's Dreamcast territory if I've ever seen it.

I hope it turns around but no game right now (though plenty of them look awesome) look like they'll help it move units.
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dudeOplenty  +   1149d ago
The VITA is at 2.5 million worldwide currently.
mrbojingles  +   1149d ago
Ok maybe it won't hit 3 million by year's end. My bad on the numbers
R_aVe_N  +   1150d ago
I am really starting to hate this website....
s8anicslayer  +   1150d ago
Funny how this time last year all you saw was the 3DS instead of Vita in these stories...SMH! Give the Vita a chance it's only been out a few months I'm sure when COD and KZ hit the system will be thriving!
auen1  +   1150d ago
it lookes like a decent game. personally, i'm disgusted by the fact that they removed the memory card from the bundle. f*ck you, sony!
r21  +   1149d ago
agreed, people are going to buy the bundles expecting a free mem card. sony is pulling a dick move here :L
Roper316  +   1150d ago
Can anyone or anything ever save gaming journalism?
DigitalRaptor  +   1150d ago
If anything, the combination of initial efforts and what they revealed at Gamescom yesterday shows that the Vita is going to do fine, and as far as games go, like I told all the haters and doubters, it would have really great games and you only had to give it time.

I'm sold on Vita as of Gamescom. Tearaway from Media Molecule was a completely wonderful surprise!
Xanthe  +   1150d ago
Considering here in New Zealand, the bundle is the SAME EXACT PRICE as purchasing the Vita by itself, I imagine sales will go up. I couldn't buy a hand held for 250 and still have to purchase a few more games/memory card etc. With this all I would have to do is purchase one more game and I'd be set for a few weeks (considering handheld games don't take up the bulk of my time, but console games do).

I think that the idea of a bundle pack could very much help them... though I think they should have left the memory card in the bundle.

Also to all the butt hurt fanboys, get over it. Get over the title of the article.
tiffac008  +   1149d ago
All I know is I already have a Vita and will be getting AC: Liberation once its released.

Its all about the games.
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