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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.

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NastyLeftHook01389d 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!

MaximusPrime1389d 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.

BitbyDeath1387d ago

That'd be awesome if N4G provided that as a filter

dedicatedtogamers1389d 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.

CommonSenseGamer1388d 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_Tanner1388d 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.

EmperorDalek1387d 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.

Xof1388d 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.

CommonSenseGamer1388d 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.

Anon19741388d ago (Edited 1388d 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.

Rockubot1388d ago

I am going to say doomed. Like Bender from Futurama says doomed.

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