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Vita’s Fight For Life: After Almost A Year, Has Sony’s Handheld Managed To Distinguish Itself?

EDGE- The obvious need for new games made Vita’s near total absence from Sony’s E3 conference all the more galling. The company was quick to respond to the tide of negative feeling with an assurance that Vita was most definitely present, with 25 playable games on the show floor. But it wasn’t until August’s Gamescom that we saw clear signs that Sony recognises Vita is in severe danger of being stuck with the same ‘no games’ label that PS3 took so long to shake off.

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BeAGamer1395d ago

ahahaha another doom and gloom article, what's new?

and yes, the Vita is doing just fine. It will surely pick up the pace soon.

I for one can't wait to get my white Vita/AC:L bundle at the end of this month

user98412881390d ago

wow look how many ppl hate on me... sad. I have a vita and love it. I was jk... Seriously ppl you all need to get a grip. ;)

GiantFriendlyCrab1395d ago

we need a san andreas stories

Pillsbury11395d ago

This all the way! Imagine how many systems would sell... Guess I'll settle for replaying vice city on my psp... Can't wait for ps plus for vita.

elm1395d ago

No games!

About 60 retail and psn games
god knows how many PSP and PS1 games too, well in the hundreds!
plus now PSM games, and plenty of big releases before xmas.

Yeah no games..

I think it must be some kind of internet game to see who can come up with the most sensationalist Sony doom article.
Do they get a prize or something?

The Vita's not doing amazing but come on for gods sake!

adorie1395d ago

Vita has games, but Sony dropped the ball with this. I can't even understand how this isn't selling. Everyone was cool with the price then all of a sudden the price mattered and it had to come down, some people said..

Well, you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. Sony needs to port an HD version of LoD especially for the Vita. FFVII HD for the Vita, then get Fallout 3 on there with mod support or something. I don't know!

I usually have a good possible answer for stuff like this, but with the PS Vita, I have nothing.

LiquidSword931394d ago

Such an obvious troll statement dude lol

WiiLovePS3601395d ago

elm

While I see what you're saying, counting previous generation portable and 3 whole generations ago console games as games for a new portable doesn't really help your cause.

When you buy a new console you want to play new games for that console, not 15 year old games with quite frankly terrible graphics and archaic controls (since 99% were made for a D-Pad only).

Also, how many of those 60 retail games are almost straight ports of PS3/Xbox 360 games? Again, using those doesn't really help too much.

I want the Vita to succeed, I own one and I would love for more unique games to play on it and I hope it is well supported for another 5+ years. At the moment though, that is still up in the air. It simply is not selling, and developers are hesitant to develop for it when it's not selling.

Edward751395d ago

One thing that I must say.... And I am very strong normally against many of Sony's decisions....

Please wait until after the holidays... If numbers are still abysmal then it is easy to say its a bust financially at least for the short term.

Sony needs this system to work. At least give them until January 2013.

ronin4life1395d ago

This.
I am actually completely uncertain of this things future(in regards to if it can actually fail completely), which I never thought I would think of a major console in this day and age.

Despite this, there are so many factors that need time and perspective to develop that nothing can really be said in terms of any specific potential outcome. After January, maybe even into spring(after Japan's Golden week) things may be clearer... but I do think it is to early to tell at this point. Even if things seem grim.

AznGaara1395d ago

We'll see how many units AC liberations moves. I personally love my Vita.

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