Do you think this is a bad move by Sony? They could have resurrected the service on PS Vita, right?
This is quite odd to be honest. I know it's not great news but Sony said nearly a year ago that the PSP comics would be closing so I can't understand why it's suddenly big news.
Why is it odd? we thought it was a bad move a year ago also. We think its big news because Sony could have made it work on the Vita. The idea was solid, the implementation not so solid.
My only question is, how many people actually bought comics on the PSP? That could be the reason it closed down. It was either earning next to no revenue or they could have even been losing money on the comics.
@Iluvtheps3 Sony should make it universal and have comic apps on the vita. I use the dc nation and dc comic apps on my ipod. It would work better on the vita than it did on the psp.
What was up with the implementation? I have quite a few and they are all fine. Ultimately, most people just download pirated versions, so it's little surprise that the service came to an end.
Because it means anything digital you buy from Sony is useless, temporary and will be lost.
A little like HD-DVD?
@gribble. Aww shiiiit
This would be cool to have on vita.. I dont think ppl want to pay for this tho.. If i pay for comics, itl be the real deal
It's coming to Vita, thats why its closing....Vita is getting an entire ereader store that includes comics.
Obviousley not. If people were buying these comics. They wouldn't be shutting it down.
It's been supplanted by something much better in my opinion which is 'Storyteller'. This is an ebook initiative from Sony that will service the PS3 and the Vita.
... I bought comics on the PS Store. Sure, most of them were Marvel comics, but I still bought a lot of comics. Not 100 comics big, but maybe around 50. I hope this comes to Vita. If it does, and new comics (adding manga would be EVEN BETTER!) do come out (I want to read the new 52 and stuff like AvX, but don't have a bookstore near me), I promise to at least buy two comics a week on the PS Store.
They should just get Comixology onto the PSP/ Vita.
I don't know why they thought they could make it work. The size of the screen severely limits the experience. It'd work better on PS Vita but still they shouldn't have gone through the trouble of developing an app themselves when I'm sure Comixology would do it and offer way more support. I also already have a butt ton of comics on Comixology because they come free with physical copies of comics. It just makes more sense to go with Comixology.
You guys do know that Vita is getting comics right? http://www.thesixthaxis.com... It was confirmed at TGS...
Comixology would still be better. I'm not going to spend money on comics that I can only read on my Vita. I'd rather buy it on Comixology and be able to read it on my Kindle, computer, and iPod as well as my Vita.
Yes, a Comixology app would be great as I have bought quite a few comics already from them.
Thats some good news.. I did not know this..
I want one panel filling the screen and tap to go the next panel. I dont know if they have that on iphone or anything but makes more sense than a full page although more work would be involved. More like a graphic novel. Id pay for that for sure and i havent been into comics in gosh, 15 years?
Has been that way on ios and android devices for a while now . Just get a 10.1 or 9.1 tab , get the apps for it and enjoy
"they could have resurrected the service on PS Vita" Thank god they didn't, no point on having an orphan service. Instead they're putting Sony's 'Reader Store' instead, much better service and universal across many devices out side of Playstation.
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