Will new games save the PlayStation Vita?

Sony's newest gaming handheld, the PlayStation Vita, hasn't exactly been flying off shelves. But the electronics giant isn't taking the powerful gadget's underwhelming sales laying down. This week Sony has come out with its Vita guns blazing — tempting gamers with intriguing new titles and new features.

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WrAiTh Sp3cTr32230d ago

I don't see the game in the photo saving the Vita but yeah more games NOW would do so.

Abash2230d ago (Edited 2230d ago )

Are you kidding? That game in the photo is made by Media Molecule, one of the best developers out there. I expect Tearaway to do for the PS Vita what LBP did for PS3. Hell if Sony was smart they'd try to make Iota the mascot of the PS Vita with how charming the design is.

And I think LBP PS Vita, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Call of Duty Black Ops, Persona 4 Golden, and PlayStation All-Stars (especially with cross buy) will move Vitas since they all release this holiday season

dafegamer2230d ago

not to mention that MM has a great fanbase like ND

xursz2230d ago

You are correct, a single game will never "save" a system.

josephps32230d ago (Edited 2230d ago )

Successfully implement that free crossplay. I will even be willing to pay $10-$20 to be able to get a Vita copy of any PS3 game. Man I'd love to be able to play Xcom: Enemy Unknown or AC or Far Cry or Hitman on the Vita. Bring those AAA titles on the Vita and I'll buy it.

Just sheer numbers of titles won't help. Bring good quality and variety of games to make the $250 and the ridiculous memory card prices worth it.

I don't care how great the tech is and if its worth the cost. Without the games its just blah blah blah techno garble.

NegativeCreep4272230d ago (Edited 2230d ago )

Now, after GamesCom, it has just evolved to: "Does any of the newer, more engaging and more console-specific software really stand a chance at saving Vita???"

Optimism is clearly sold at a premium in the Vita critic market.

It's the same-old story replayed from the early Playstation 3 days.

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g5bay2230d ago

vita don't need saving its the best handheld ever made just give it 4 years 60 mill sold

GribbleGrunger2230d ago

ahem: It doesn't and never did need saving. It's been out for SIX months. That's like a lifeguard running to save a toddler because they've gone deeper than their ankle

Blankman852230d ago

Ahem: It's selling less than SONY thought it would. It's selling less than the psp did during the same time period. Sony had to re-adjust VITA and PSP projected sales down by 4 million.
Come on people. You can only keep up denial to a certain point faced with concrete proof. That toddler may be in ankle deep water, but she's made a face plant right in there and needs to be saved.

Hicken2229d ago

So did the PS3 sell as well as Sony thought? How about the PSP? What about the 3DS?

Are any of these devices failures? Or did they overcome slow starts and lower-than-expected early sales to become successful devices?

GribbleGrunger2230d ago (Edited 2230d ago )

It's not denial my friend, it's knowing the pedigree. No one denies that it could do better. What everyone knows is that PS branded consoles/handhelds are a 10 year proposition, so if people think it's dead after 6 months, you don't know or don't understand why Sony are loved by the gaming community

There is no other platform that offers such a diverse and interesting games line up. Sony take risks and that's why we buy PS branded offerings. They don't care if they don't sell millions and millions of the same game. They make money by selling games to as many different types of people as possible. We can argue this all day, but one look at Gamescom makes it crystal clear

Blankman852230d ago

You ARE in denial though. VITA is clearly NOT doing as well as SONY planned and simply by admitting that one has to admit it needs saving. Pure and simple.
The media is not saying it is dead, after all you can't save what is dead now can you? Truth is however, it is or at least was headed to failure before Gamescon.
If the tides change for VITA only now because of the new games then you cannot say it was going to be fine all along because clearly it needed a boost.

josephps32230d ago

To all Vita fanatics in denial the Vita is in trouble.

Its like you are in a car 5km away from going off a cliff. You better change direction now and get back on the road but noooooo "We're still way far away from falling off the cliff. No need to panic."

Here are the undeniable verifiable facts:

1) Sales are tanking and falling and getting worse. Even Sony admits it and developers have commented that it must change and get better before its too late (falling off a cliff). It has fallen so bad they Sony had to SEVERELY lower their expected sales.

3) Third party support is lacking the again even Sony had to admit there is a problem.

I can only guess that these people who bought the Vita does not want to admit the obvious truth facing them because then it means that must admit they made a mistake the bought the Vita too early. They should have waited and see Sony would not royally screw up the Vita launch like they did with the PS3.

GribbleGrunger2230d ago (Edited 2230d ago )

I'm afraid, no matter how often people like you try to paint Vita owners as people in denial, you are making yourself look foolish. We KNOW it could sell better, but we also know that it will be fine. Yes, we understand how desperately people want it to fail. We understand that some people have nothing else to worry about other than the failure of another console because the failure of their own is too painful to think on.

It would be nice if one day the sensible Vita owners could share our concerns without fanboys popping in to share their two dimensional views.

boybato2230d ago

lack of third party devs? sony's answer to that was to have two of their best studio work on a vita game.(media) molecule, guerilla.

NeoTribe2230d ago

Will these doom articles ever be relevent?

topekomsi2230d ago

If it doesn't get some big time support from major devs, soon, it is doomed. But, if they can get some good 3rd party devs support and port multiplats from ps3, It would go flying off the shelf.

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