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Submitted by ccgr 1058d ago | article

Has the Vita been revitalized or doomed?

Last week was an exciting week since there was a leaked kernel exploit that allows the system to play PSP ISO games. Shortly after the leak, a major contributor stepped down for good. However, another known hacker has stepped up and made a public release of the custom emulator/firmware for the Vita. (PS Vita, Tag Invalid)

NastyLeftHook0  +   1059d ago
its funny, everywhere i go out in the real world ( not cyber-space all i hear is fantastic things about the vita up here in n/a. and here on n4g you get the same phrase splattered all over again and again "vita is doomed" wow, what a weird place this is!
MaximusPrime  +   1059d ago
slow news day...

how about excluding negative news and focus on positive?

True what tentonsoftube said, real world out there, many people i come across enjoying psp and psvita. N4G is the place of free speech. most negative news usually comes from bored writers.
BitbyDeath  +   1057d ago
That'd be awesome if N4G provided that as a filter
dedicatedtogamers  +   1059d ago
No console is doomed, for one huge reason: game companies these days cannot AFFORD to let them be doomed. Yes, a console might have a slow start (like the Vita and the 3DS before it). A console might be lagging behind in its game library. Whatever. But this isn't the "good ol days" when SEGA, Nintendo, Sony, SNK, Atari, and Panasonic were ALL trying to push multiple consoles and handhelds. All the players (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) are too big to simply drop a platform.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1058d ago
Zune and to a lesser extent the PSP Go.

It comes down to consumers buying into a product and not how much a company pours into it.
Jason_Tanner  +   1057d ago
Wrong. It boils down to a company pouring (investing) time and money into the product to create interesting features that differentiate it from other competitors and creates value (reasons to buy) in the minds of the potential consumer.
EmperorDalek  +   1057d ago
@Jason:
So if company pours lots of money into marketing their product will be a success?!? I'd say it increases their chances but it by no means guarantees it. Maybe before the days of the internet but not now that word of mouth can spread so far and so fast.
Xof  +   1058d ago
I'm really getting tired of people trying, so hard, to find all these reasons for the Vita to fail, but never--never--bothering to bring up the fact that the Vita's biggest problem is Sony's lack of support.

If the Vita fails, it will be because Sony didn't try hard enough. That's it.
CommonSenseGamer  +   1058d ago
Not true. It may simply be that enough consumers don't buy into it as there needs are wider reaching.

At present the Vita does not have mass consumer appeal, nor is it ever likely to.
Anon1974  +   1058d ago
I'll ask the same question I've asked before when we're talking about the Vita's "doom". What should it be selling in the current market? Based on what we've seen from Nintendo and Sony sales figures, since the Vita launched worldwide at the end of Feb, it moved roughly 2 million units up to the end of Jun. In the same period, the 3ds sold approx 2.5 million. No one is saying 3ds sales are terrible currently, and we can't expect the $250 Vita to sell like the $170 3ds, so what kind of sales during that period should the Vita have sold? Where's the line between "doomed" and "everything's ok"? An extra 100k for those 4 months? 250k?

Don't get me wrong, of course the Vita could be selling better but all these games blogs say the Vita is doomed based on sales, but not one will offer up where sales should be.

And how is this even an article? The entire article could be boiled down to "If people continue to pirate games the system is doomed." That's not an article. That's a tweet.
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Rockubot  +   1058d ago
I am going to say doomed. Like Bender from Futurama says doomed.
majiebeast  +   1058d ago
So how many days did we go without a psvita teh doomed article this time 2?
iNFAMOUZ1  +   1058d ago
really? i never even seen a vita in real life and i live in a big city in texas sprawling with over 2 million citizens lol.
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yesmynameissumo  +   1058d ago
Well then obviously it's doomed.
Danbruno1310  +   1058d ago
Texas? Is that in French Canada?
wastedcells  +   1058d ago
How about spending your time writing about all the great games coming out for all the consoles and handhelds. Or does that not get the hits websites are looking for anymore.
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StreetsofRage  +   1058d ago
I have to admit that these articles are getting annoying. We already know this. No need to recycle.
joel_c17  +   1058d ago
Love my vita
vikingland1  +   1058d ago
Love my Vita also.
r21  +   1058d ago
I've been using mine non-stop since I bought it :)
MasterCornholio  +   1058d ago
I do as well. But its a shame seeing it not selling so well. However i´m confident that this holiday season it will sell much better especially with the bundles.
tiffac008  +   1058d ago
I just hope I don't see too much doom and gloom articles when the Wii U launches -_-
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LiquidSword93  +   1058d ago
There haven't been any doom n gloom articles YET. But there have been plenty of other articles that are kinda negative all over the place.
Danbruno1310  +   1058d ago
Stupid story. At this point it would probably generate more hardware sales if it could be hacked. Maybe Sony could allow a hack for a few weeks then shut it down when vita sales picked up. Between my vita, iPad, wii, pc and ps3 I have enough to keep me busy. Sony needs triple a games more then a lot of junk on the vita. How about killer apps like an e reader, vudu or sky watch? I think the problem for all vita owners is that we see all the promise the hardware has to satisfy everyone. By the way if u really want to sell vitas get Bethesda to do a true fallout or elder scroll port, problem solved. Since GTA3 came out I've been waiting for an open world sandbox gaming on the go.
Pillsbury1  +   1053d ago
It does need more apps and features. Sony needs to shift it marketing to a younger audience as well. And GTA on vita.
Jason_Tanner  +   1057d ago
I bought my mint condition 3G/Wifi Vita used from someone on Craigslist with an 8gb memory card, screen protector and case for $165.00

So I for one am happy there are haters or people who don't like the vita. Their loss, my gain!
ccgr  +   1057d ago
Yeah my hubby just got one for the same price from cowboom
Pillsbury1  +   1053d ago
I'm a very patient person, in willing to wait for the truly great exclusives to come. I bought one because I am aware of its potential, Sony needs to bring more features and more exclusives (GTA and MGS please). For now I'm enjoying the amazing screen by playing ps1 classics and waiting for ps plus vita.

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