PlayDevil: Was the PS Vita released too soon?

Has Sony made a mistake in launching the PS Vita before 3rd parties had any decent games lined up?

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"It is now six months ago that PSVita had its European launch and in this time the flagship Sony handheld has received somewhat mixed publicity thanks in no small part to the slow game releases which have been drip fed rather than being released in vast numbers."

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Nutsack2093d ago

Aren't you talking about the 3DS at its launch?

Pretty sure the PSVita had around 40 games at launch including 3rd party. Ofcourse, it needs more games to further build up its library, but looking at the titels, it was once of the better console launches compared to others with the games available at launch.

MadMax2093d ago (Edited 2093d ago )

Man, are you way off! I have em both and Vita has been sitting here with a small handful of games. Nothing is coming out, i dont get it. I shouldve learned from the psp perhaps. 3ds has got a much bigger library.

Nutsack2092d ago

No YOU are way off.

I was talking about BOTH THEIR LAUNCH (WINDOWS)

Aka, 3DS right after its launch about 1.5 years ago had NOTHING. 3DS got its pricedrop in fall 2011 and then also started to get some games. I am NOT talking about the situation at this moment. OFCOURSE the 3DS is out 1.5 years now it has a larger library than a system thats out just half a year in USA/EU!!!

The PSVita certainly had the upperhand at launch. Sure, now Sony needs to push out more games. Better is to do a pricedrop like Nintendo did with the 3DS, so the installed base of users grows faster and 3rd party has more reasons to bring out games for PSVita.

MadMax2084d ago (Edited 2084d ago )

Makes no difference, 3ds had more games than the vita at half a year in. Dont get me wrong, i love my vita, i just wanna see games coming out and right now there is still nothing! You are still wrong my friend.

IanBear2093d ago

Annnnnnd nothing much since though? It was all launch, not launch window.

Protagonist2093d ago (Edited 2093d ago )

It has not been that bad and most PSVITA games are just about to get released.

These are the games that has been released within the launch window.

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention -
Supremacy MMA: Unrestricted -
Mortal Kombat -
Resistance: Burning Skies
Gravity Rush
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
The Pinball Arcade
Sound Shapes
Madden NFL 13

Upcoming PSVITA 2012

Zen Pinball 2
The King, The Demon King and the Seven Princesses: New King Story
Street Fighter X Tekken
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Jet Set Radio
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
DJMax Technika Tune
Spy Hunter
Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game
Ratchet & Clank QForce
Ragnarok Odyssey
Silent Hill: Book of Memories
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Persona 4: The Golden
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

raWfodog2093d ago (Edited 2093d ago )

Valid opinion piece but that's all it is. I'm sure there are plenty of people who are happily busy with their systems while others are clamoring for a constant influx of new content. Bottom line is you will always have naysayers and yaysayers but it usually seems that the naysayers are more vocal. Personally, I'm waiting for some hardware and accessory price reductions before I take the plunge. There are a few titles that will keep me busy for a long time, like Persona 4 Golden and Disgaea 4, and that will hold me over until more stuff comes.

edit: just made some grammer corrections

Hicken2093d ago

I'm not sure that I really consider it a "valid" opinion, in the face of the actual number of games that were available at launch and soon after.

People claim there weren't enough games- and still say so- and mention maybe three out of the ~30 games that were available. You could say their disregard of the other titles was because they had no interest, but most of the people complaining about a lack of software STILL aren't happy, now that the total number of games is more like 60. That's about half the size of the 3DS library in a third the time, and with more worthy titles during the same time period, to boot.

And that upcoming roster....

Hatred for the Vita is really just about the hatred itself.

raWfodog2093d ago

Great point you bought up about people claiming there are a lack of games when it's really a lack of games that interest them personally. I think they jumped in when they saw a couple of games that they liked, played those, and are now waiting for more of their type of games to drop.

The Vita is a pretty big investment up front and they are now experiencing buyers remorse because they are 'bored' with it. Maybe restraint would have been a smarter move in their case. I always take a wait-and-see approach when new games/systems come out but that's just me.

Mustang300C20122093d ago (Edited 2093d ago )

I think it released too late vs too soon. It is clear the market is getting smaller and consumers are looking to spend money on more diverse devices that provide them more than just games. Sony even ignored the mistakes they made with both the PSP and PSP Go and still repeated some of those mistakes. Their problem isn't games and price but people even know about the device outside of N4G and game sites. They advertised the device for a niche group and more money is going to be spent to now market to an every day person if they can afford it.

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