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Submitted by PS-Analog 502d ago | opinion piece

2013 – PS Vita’s Last Hope

2013 needs to be a turning point, so what will it offer us? (PS Vita)

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Embeepee  +   503d ago
The PS Vita is DOMMED in my brutally honest, non-biased opinion.

Good article AMP!
MmaFan-Qc  +   502d ago
nothing but a blog, i wouldnt call it an article.
RustedMan  +   502d ago
...Then what would you call it?

Anyways, I've yet to purchase a Vita, and probably never will at this rate, Sony has yet to entice me with a SINGLE game, considered by most to be it's "system seller". They have many IPs, but for some reason, the transition to the DUAL ANALOG STICK has been difficult.

As someone who purchased the PSP for it's power, and a person who enjoys any company who makes good games, I feel like Sony has put the wrong people in charge of some of these titles.

Personally, I'm pretty shocked that even launch titles have failed, (with the exception of Uncharted: Golden Abyss).

C'mon Sony.
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chazjamie  +   502d ago
the future is so bleak.
im selling mine. not really sad about letting go of this device. just waiting for some hits on my ad.
AIndoria  +   502d ago
@RustedMan Persona 4 Golden. How about it?
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gaffyh  +   502d ago
@RustedMan - He'd call it a blog? Duh.

Sites like this are always quick to play the "it's doomed" card, it was the same with the PS3, and look at it now.

I'm not a big fan of what Nintendo is doing with the Wii U, but it's way too early to say whether or not that is doomed either.
Soldierone  +   502d ago
@RustedMan, then don't buy one. You don't own one so how do you know if it sucks? You can't just play it once or twice and call it a failure..... If you don't plan on buying one, then stop talking negative about it and just leave it alone.

So none of the current games interest you, okay. So you rather go support the crap phone market instead? Have fun playing knockoff Gameloft games and updating your phone every 6 months to play identical looking games to your current phone.

"Surprised launch games failed" how? They are selling fine, even Ubisoft said they were happy with Assassins Creed numbers. Its launch, not everyone has one, and launch titles never see mind blowing numbers....
FriedGoat  +   502d ago
I'm looking forward to the multiple rockstar games. https://twitter.com/jimreil...
Dmarc  +   502d ago
I seriously dont get how 3million in 1 year is bad.
Can someone seriously explain it to me..
and please dont say 3DS because compared to 3DS at this rate the 360 ps3 and wii should be considered "doomed"
and I guess psp flopped too because it didnt sell as much as the ds? despite selling over 70million.
seriously I need an explanation.
It feels like PS3 2007 all over again.People claiming things with no real explanation just to tarnish the name.
born2live  +   502d ago
@RustedMan
If you'd asked me what I think of Vita 3 weeks ago, I would have agreed with your opinion but, as a ps+ subscriber for my PS3 and with the deals on Black Friday, it would've been stupid for me not to buy one... You already start with 6 games (3 of which are real and high ranking Vita games) on PS+, and the bundle I got was nothing short of amazing... I still agree tho that they need to develop more games, and fast (the "coming soon" list is not as enticing as I'd like, at least in the short run), but buy one and you will not regret it. It's just the most amazing handheld I've ever had.
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slapedurmomsace  +   502d ago
@dmarc...because lets use the ps3 as example, it launched in 2006, at 3 million sales a year, it would be coming up on the big 20 million sold..not good. The sales have to pick up.
RustedMan  +   502d ago
Just because I am not liking where the Vita is going doesn't mean I favor the smartphone market of games, or Nintendo, or a damned NeoGeo.
I believe that mobile gaming is in flux right now, we don't know what we want. Are we going digital-only or not? are we using storage for game data or are we eventually switching over to streaming games over the internet? what imminent changes will immediately throw curve balls at the handheld market?

For some reason, I'm considered an outlandish fanboy who burns printed pages of Sony's logo but I'm not. Hell I've owned 3 ps3's because two of them have YLOD on me. I consider that to be a pretty damned loyal costumer.

If you guys feel satisfied with your Vita, that's fine, (and don't get me the, "well, don't comment on this article then" crap. Everyone has an opinion, and my opinion is worth the same as everyone else on here). I have never played the Persona series, I haven't been big into RPGs as of late.

But, I've owned every handheld, with the exception of the 3DS, and know that regardless of power, it's games that make the system, and why the "big boys" of Sony can't make their own portable adaptations of their franchises is beyond me.

Yes, it's very early, and I don't think the Vita is going to die anytime soon, (hence the needed clarification of my earlier post) but I am somewhat letdown by what I've seen. Yes, financially, it's damned difficult to settle for games with little replay value, (with the exception of the heralded Persona 4).

All I have to say is that the landscape is changing, and I despise Apple's self imposed monopoly as well as the idea that the five minute "flick the ball into the basket" style of App store flash game will seemingly conquer all handheld games.

I do have high hopes for the console, and developers like "Ready At Dawn" have shown that they are fully capable of making portable versions of their console counterparts, but I hope the trend doesn't go on for long.
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Ritsujun  +   502d ago
More like Wii U's DOOMED.
Please learn to spell, by the way.
fatstarr  +   502d ago
Lol the delusion in the comment section right now is off the charts.

Ill message you when the wiiu passes vitas sales.
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JoGam  +   502d ago
Non-biased...lol. yeah right
ConstipatedGorilla  +   502d ago
Why all the disagrees? You guys really think the Vita's going to hang around much longer?
wishingW3L  +   502d ago
history is gonna repeat itself. Sony will not abandon the Vita just like they didn't abandon the PS3 when all we got on N4G (back in 2006) were articles about its doomsday. But guess what... PS3 has the brightest future between the 3 consoles. =)

http://www.computerandvideo...

Gabe Newell [2007]: "I'd say, even at this late date, they (Sony) should just cancel it (the PS3) and do a do over. Just say, 'This was a horrible disaster and we're sorry and we're going to stop selling this and stop trying to convince people to develop for it'."
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Marquis_de_Sade  +   502d ago
wishingW3L, the vita is in a completely different situation to the PS3 though. The PS3 has only ever been competing against other consoles, whereas the Vita is competing for pocket space with increasingly powerful smart phones that do so much more than play games. I'm not arguing that a market doesn't exist for a dedicated handheld console, certainly "core" gamers will always prefer the physical controls, but Sony need the Vita to sell to more than just the core demographic.
punisher99  +   502d ago
"Why all the disagrees? You guys really think the Vita's going to hang around much longer?"

Is it gonna just somehow drop off the face of the earth and disappear from existence??
ConstipatedGorilla  +   502d ago
Punisher99,

No, but there will reach a point when nobody is developing games for it anymore, and I suspect that will be sooner rather than later. People don't want it. It's not selling. It's not that hard to comprehend really.
insomnium2  +   502d ago
@gorilla

Why would you say this without giving Vita even ONE holiday season? It's christmas soon you know....

I got my Vita a couple of weeks ago and joined ps+. Now I'm playing gravity rush and enjoying the hell out of it. Does someone have a problem with that?
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PS-Analog  +   502d ago
@CG
I highly doubt that the Vita will fail anytime soon. Sony are laying down some solid foundations with the Vita like Cross-Gaming and adding it to PS+. It's also easy to develop on and port games to, so little resources are needed to get games on the platform and should encourage developers to keep developing games on it because it's not too risky.

That said, 2012 was a bit of a rough year and Vita failed to reach Sony's expectations. We fully expect the PSV to come back fighting and continue to seep the message into people minds of the awesome feature that is Cross-Gaming. Big games will probably come next year along with a price cut to start some momentum. It also needs a Monster Hunter game because right now in Japan, PSP is more prefered and even outsells the PSV on a weekly basis. They will inevitably get the Japanese moving from the PSP to the PSV soon.

The PSV is no where near dead and I continue to use mine and will do for a long time.
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ConstipatedGorilla  +   500d ago
@PS Analog,

I hope you're right. I'd like to see good stuff come out on it. I have my doubts though.
nintendoland  +   502d ago
agree 100% and I don't hate ps vita. I think vita has no great games. Not a single one. Only ps store psp games such as gta are worth playing. Vita is flop. Get over it
BlaqMagiq24  +   502d ago
"I think vita has no great games. Not a single one."

Says the nintendo fanboy that has never played one.
Kratoscar2008  +   502d ago
Persona 4 Golden and Uncharted Golden Abbys are great games, P4G has been one of the most positive reviewed handheld game this year.

Fanboyism is AMAZING!
chrisarsenalsavart  +   502d ago
just remind me what great games 3ds had at launch
xxlol
unchartedxplorer  +   502d ago
Uncharted Golden abyss? Wipeout? Have you been living under a rock?
Kennytaur  +   502d ago
Persona 4 Golden is the highest rated game of the year on any platform. If the Vita has no games, then I'm not even sure what the 3DS has...
AcidKill  +   502d ago
"I think vita has no great games. Not a single one."

There are limits of trolling, dude! And I don't think this is the right place for you to troll.. Go moan your A** somewhere else!
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charted  +   502d ago
@unchartedxplorer

2 games hardly warrants a $300 (Australia) purchase. I would rather buy a PS3 with that money. Dont get me wrong, vita is a powerful device but it is not supported well by Sony.
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TheRacingX  +   502d ago
he's just mad because his mom said she wouldn't buy him one for Christmas.....
FriedGoat  +   502d ago
@nintendoland yes, it only has the highest rated handheld game ever. P4P
WiiUsauce  +   502d ago
I'm a huge Nintendo fan, and if I bought a Vita, which I will very soon, I'm just waiting for those stupid memory cards to drop in price (if they have somebody please tell me, I could've already been playing Persona), I could EASILY think of 10 games off the top of my head that I want for it.
not in any specific order, but this is just off the top of my head:
WipeOut 2048
Uncharted Golden Abyss
Persona 4 Golden
Mortal Kombat
LBP Vita
PlayStation Allstars
Lumines
Gravity Rush
Rayman Origins
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Bowzabub  +   502d ago
3 words. Grand Theft Auto.
wages of sin  +   502d ago
@Bowzabub,

Here's three more: Call of Duty. You guys say the same lame crap everytime. It's too predictable at this point.

The Vita is lame and it's not going to leave any signifcant mark. Just like the psps go.

And to you fools who say "Sony won't leave us!" get real. Sony has to save face that's why they would continue to support when no one else cares.
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stage88  +   502d ago
@wages of sin

Oh, you have one bubble. It makes sense now.
specialguest  +   502d ago
No one game alone is going to save the Vita. If COD couldn't even cause a spark, then GTA definitely won't. It's going to take a consistent wave of great titles combined with price cuts to turn things around.
feeter  +   502d ago
@ specialguest... CoD on the Vita was rushed but i doubt R* will do that... there are several things Sony needs to change to have the Vita sell better but only time will tell if they will do them
tachy0n  +   502d ago
this article is only more proof of Apple and nintendo trying to kill the PSVita, they do that so people get scared and dont buy them,

i remember all the "oh PC gaming is DOOMZZZ!!!" and look, it still is alive.....
Tapewurm  +   502d ago
If you haven't found a reason to buy Vita yet then there is only one reason.... You are poor! "Your family is POOR Kenny!!!" All joking aside :) There are several games for the Vita that warrant a purchase....having Uncharted, Assassin's Creed, Madden, MLB the Show, Call of Duty, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Unit 13,and several other titles that are out atm available on the go is just simply a dream come true .... If you can afford one and are truly interested in console quality in the palm of your hand....I truly recommend grabbing one.
showtimefolks  +   502d ago
sony has proven it again and again that its not race but a marathon so don't expect sony to drop Vita anytime soon. also with more games coming out in 2013 vita is actually looking good.

can't wait for the game from LBP developer can't wait to play that

and the new killzone could be great too

people just want Vita to fail, since day one its been all doom articles, Vita launched with 20 plus games and people forget that and call it a failure yet wii-u launched with 20 plus games and all of the sudden its great? double standard

swansong

i think sony rather sell a little less but make a profit, they are in no position to loose money. and the same goes for ps3 and when they launch ps4. Every system from sony will have to make a profit so days of sony loosing money are gone. their margin for error isn't that big now.

if you just lost all those billions would you take more loss? or would you sell let's say 2 million less but make a profit on each sold.
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Blackdeath_663  +   503d ago
a really good monster hunter game would do wonders for the vita right now. the vita is a pretty impressive piece of tech and at a reasonable price too its a pitty there isn't much to get excited about as far as the games go. at this point i think its go big or go home for the vita.
TheRacingX  +   502d ago
Ragnarock Odyssey is pretty good at filling that,
swansong  +   503d ago
I think Sony will do a sort of re-launch when they are ready for a decent price drop. They should at least drop the price next year around march too $179 bundle with a 8gb card and a voucher for a Vita psn game.Then advertise the heck out of it like it just launched for the first time.
TheEnigma313  +   502d ago
I think it's the price, if Sony drops it to $199.99 it will sell quick. I also think it needs to come with a 4gb memory card.
Ju  +   502d ago
$200 and some built in memory. 4gb would be a start, but should be at least 16 in the long run.

I think it's not the price, it's the mem cards or/and their pricing. Adding 1 or 2 games in a bundle would sure be nice, too.

Everybody who gets their hands on mine is impressed. I guess it sure isn't the product which "fails".
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XB1_PS4  +   502d ago
Bundles at $179-$199 seem to be irresistable. I hope they have a good plan, because I don't want my vita to be unsupported anytime soon.
Cam977  +   502d ago
Fortunately, us Vita owners have a backup incase the console was left to die - the Plastation Store! That's right, there are 100s of PS1 and PSP games for you to enjoy for a bargain price (in general).
XB1_PS4  +   502d ago
I agree somewhat, but I can get all the PsOne games on emulator/PsOne and all the PsP games on my PsP. If I didn't have a PsP with a huge library of games, then yeah that would be a good deal on it's own.
shivvy24  +   502d ago
theres great games already on it like uncharted and theres great future games like ratchet and clank , sly 4 about to come out on
DragonKnight  +   502d ago
When it doesn't support a hater agenda, or a kid with no money, it's easy to ignore the fact that Vita already has great games on it and isn't expensive. Just another typical Sony hate article. After 6 years of the same recycled hate, you gotta wonder if there are scripts for these articles that get re-written over and over with minor changes.
Kennytaur  +   502d ago
A sensible person appeared! I think the Vita is rather cheap for what you're getting and I've yet to finish a lot of my games because there are so many...
andibandit  +   502d ago
To be honest, i've already played plenty of UC on my PS3, and i'm hardly inclined to shell out 180$ + 30$ +$Memory card, to play it again.
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MasterCornholio  +   502d ago
The main reason why i didnt buy Uncharted Golden Abyss (which is a new game in the series and not a PS3 port like you are claiming) is because i really didn't want to shell out 50$ for a portable version of Uncharted. But ever since it got added to plus i manage to download it and several other games for free with my Vita.

But i do agree with you that the memory cards are expensive but N4G (contest) a while back gave me a free 32GB stick so im not really complaining.
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DragonKnight  +   502d ago
@andibandit. In order for whatever you said to be true, you'd have to have had a PS3 to begin with. Plus, that $180 you mentioned was for a bundle THAT INCLUDES A 4GB MEMORY STICK! Failure troll is a failure.
cpayne93  +   502d ago
Uncharted on the Vita was awesome, but if you want an experience you can't get anywhere else go for gravity rush. It might not be perfect, but the gameplay is insanely unique, nothing like it. Also, the 4 gb card isn't so bad, I'm carrying around Gravity Rush, FF tactics psp, Castelvania, velocity, and mutant blobs on my card right now, along with AC liberation as my physical game. That's a good bit of games to have on you at one time. It isn't like you have to have every game you own on the Vita at one time, I'm using my ps3 to copy games to my Vita.
Tetsujin  +   502d ago
Doom article #2358234 on Sony
BanBrother  +   502d ago
No that was the one 5 minutes ago. This one is number 2358235.
PS-Analog  +   502d ago
You clearly didn't read the article. It's optimistic.
Hicken  +   502d ago
With a name like "Vita's Last Hope," where do you expect that someone will see the optimism?
xtreampro  +   502d ago
Sony is doomed just look at their financial situation. Their TV's and the PS3 were and are the cause of their problems, they may be recovering now from the PS3 launch but it made a massive dent on the company and it's still stings them today.

Are you fanboys really this dumb or are you just trolling?

It's not a conspiracy against Sony you lemons.
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punisher99  +   502d ago
" Their TV's and the PS3 were and are the cause of their problems"

@xtreampro:

The Playstation brand as a whole has always been profitable for Sony, even in 2007 when they were losing at least 200$ on each PS3 console.
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TheBatman_Fanatic  +   502d ago
The Vita will be fine, some people just don't look at history. It takes time for consoles to get a bunch of good games, every console has gone through this.
MikeMyers  +   502d ago
I've said it before and I'll say it again, it was and is still far too early to be writing articles about its demise. Wait until after next years holiday season, then we will have a much better understanding how Vita is doing. Right now is the first holiday season so in 2013 we can expect more games since developers will then have more time with it.
feeter  +   502d ago
I think next Holiday is too late... Vita sales need to pick up before developers fear they will not make money by making a game that will not sell well...
MikeMyers  +   501d ago
This isn't like an iPhone that has stiff competition and gets replaced on an annual basis. Vita is a product that will be around for years and it takes time to build a fanbase.
Nerdmaster  +   502d ago
But history also teaches us that lack of games and a high price can kill a console, even if such console is more technically advanced than the competition.

Launching a console is never a certainty of success. And it's not because Sony is a big company that it won't pull the plug on Vita if it doesn't sell well.
ginsunuva  +   502d ago
Ps3 says hi
Knight_Crawler  +   502d ago
@Ginsu - Yes Sony says Hi but thats one of the reason they are in the red and have been rated down.

Sony can not afford to bleed anymore money and what saved them with the PS3 was that the PS2 sold exremly well and Sony was using that money to support the PS3.

I love Sony as much as you but at some point they have to make huge profit and quick becuase Gaikai was not free and Sony had to shell out millions.
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DiRtY  +   502d ago
History tells us that the Vita is selling slightly below Dreamcast numbers and we know how that turned out.

The PS Vita is pretty much irrelevant already. Smartphones killed it before it even launched.
FunAndGun  +   502d ago
lol, you comparing a smartphone to a Vita.

Smartphones can't do what the Vita can do. If you think they are comparable then you must be one hellava casual gamer.

Please show me a comparable game on Smartphones like Battle Royale or Gravity Rush. FPS with dual thumbsticks....hello!!
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Seraphemz  +   502d ago
You mentioning smartphones discredits you right there...
Marquis_de_Sade  +   502d ago
You guys really are in denial if you believe smartphones aren't having an impact on PS Vita sales. I can think of few people who would be willing to carry a PS Vita in addition to a (more or less) essential smart phone.

P.S. Now I come to think of it, I can't think of anyone off the top of my head who owns a Vita.
optimus  +   502d ago
I would throw in tablets moreso than smartphones. that is what people are flocking to given that you can get a tablet nowadaws for $150...hell, even the 3ds is struggling to keep up...I say if they want the vita to really sell they need to bring it down to $100 or less...not to mention that the games that are being developed are getting better and better with some reaching console quality levels...sure, you have virtual thumbsticks but most people are ok with it.
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Ju  +   502d ago
Virtual joysticks are no alternative if you can have the real thing. Tablet gaming might be an alternative, but I still prefer the Vita if I can get the game there.

Vitas library is okay, but I don't understand why the reviews are dragging most of the games down. Wrong expectations I guess. I enjoy most of them. More is always appreciated. But I can't afford them all anyway. I'm quite ok with what I have.
mcstorm  +   502d ago
I do hope the sales of the PSV pickup as im loving mine at the moment. I got NFS which I am really impressed with the Graphics and game play are very impressive and I also have All Stars for it and again this game impresses and having both PS3 and PSV versions I like how they feel the same on both consoles.
DomceM  +   502d ago
I am getting one as a gift for Christmas. My girlfriend is getting one too so she could play with me. We are looking forward to playing some Mortal kombat and LBP together on the hand held.

It will be very hard to care about the countless doom and gloom articles when I am enjoying the most advanced handheld in the world.
Deusthousand  +   502d ago
You guys are crazy. Since having a vita I actually use it more than my ps3. And, if you guys think the only good game is Uncharted the you are really crazy. It has (arguably) the best Wipeout ever made. It got some good games for its first year. Its the same thing fools said about the PS3 first year out and some of those games turned out to be classics.
cpayne93  +   502d ago
Yeah I just can't put the thing down. Gravity Rush is one of the most unique experiences I've ever had in any game. Also, Unit 13 is an incredibly fun shooter which was knocked down for no story or competitive multiplayer, and Liberation is still a fun game. Uncharted was excellent. Wipeout is downloading right now so I would recommend the Vita to any gamer, and I would recommend ps + to anyone who wants to get one. You get more than your money's worth just from the three Vita games that come free.
Williamson  +   502d ago
Gravity rush was such an amazing game for me too! Was kinda sad when I beat it since I never experienced a game like it, and the characters/story made me feel like i was watching an actual anime.
vlonjati77  +   502d ago
hi Deus,you right man wipeout is awesome,on vita,i had also wipeout HD on my ps3 's hdd and never played it before,i said i would try it and i discovered that its very good game.Im enjoying Gravity Rush very good game,tomorrow we are getting Bioshok 2 and havent finished all my free ps vita games yet .Sony I hate you ,you are milking my time :)
Genuine-User  +   502d ago
2013 looks good to me. So many quality games on all systems.
Farsendor1  +   502d ago
hoping to sale my vita for 150$ with mortal kombat and 8gb card
Deusthousand  +   502d ago
I know someone that will buy it right now!
cee773  +   502d ago
I will buy it right now for $150 this will be the ultimate ps4 controller

playstation mobile needs to become more like android play store/amazon app store get some student apps make it more than just a gaming device hell give it to Q let him trick it out for Bond lol. It has so much potential it could be used for everything It should have had the moniker It only does everything because in the end this device will mature in do time espcially when ps4 arrives I can see this device being the controller of chose on ps4 take everywhere game everywhere remotely from ps4 if it could be the ultimate ps3 controller it would sell just off that premise alone I wish they put GOW3 on the remote playlist they tease us with GOW1&2 via remote play
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1upgamer99  +   502d ago
Just like Nintendo with 3DS(only its even worse for Vita) People are not spending that kind of money on a hand held. Nintendo had to drop the price almost right after launch. Then they gave the people who had bought the 3DS already a free game. I am not a handheld guy really, BUT I really like the Vita and the 3DS. Handhelds have come along way. If I were to pick up a handheld, I would go with 3DS though. Not because Vita sucks, but there are a vast amount of games for the DS and 3DS.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   502d ago
10 free GBA and 10 free NES games. Id say it was worth it too I didnt own a single one of those games before.
HarvesterOSarow  +   502d ago
I have spent 40 hours on my Vita with Persona 4 Golden in the last two weeks. That's more than my console games and I just picked up Borderlands 2 and Halo 4, as well as 8 other games for 360/ps3/wii.

Chalk it up to Atlus being awesome and Personas addictive nature, but all it takes is a few great games and hardware sells just fine. Same reason I haven't purchased a 3DS yet. Nintendo has to give me a few more games worth owning before I consider spending my money on the system.
banjadude  +   502d ago
Can always trust Atlus/Xseed/NISA to pull through for the portable scene :)
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   502d ago
lol I have a 3DS and, I said the same thing about Vita. Sony has to give me a few more games I care enough about to buy on Vita. Its all personal preference really.
SqueezedWeazel  +   502d ago
Persona 4 is insanely good :-)
DrJones  +   502d ago
LBP Vita!
WalterWJR  +   502d ago
VITA is BEAST - V2.00 is BOMB - best mobile browser (excluding flash support) don't listen to these sheep and buy 1. There are a lot of people who want to see it fail for all the wrong reasons!
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Braid  +   502d ago
Best mobile browser among which devices, exactly? Are we including smart phones to your generalization as well? If so, that'd be Safari Mobile (iOS 6 version) as proved by benchmark tests.

On topic: all that Vita needs right now is developer support from Japan. I'm hoping that Soul Sacrifice's release might stir some things up in Japan, and devs would come up and start programming great games that'd appeal to the Japanese audience, which would eventually sell more Vitas, and as the user base expands, the Western developers will start giving Vita the attention it deserves as well; resulting in gorgeous looking, home console quality games like AC Liberation and NFS Most Wanted.

Oh, don't forget the first party support by the way: Sony needs to announce a God of War game, and an Infamous game ASAP, and then you'll see a dramatic increase in the sales numbers.

The device is not even close to its "doom", it's a gorgeous piece of hardware and what it's capable of is evidenced by some great games, the promise and the potential is obviously there, and the future looks bright for it, but gamers are still waiting for more AAA titles which is kind of tiresome, Sony should just try to shorten this process as fast as they can, with new IPs and game announcements to be revealed in the near future in order to keep Vita owners at least excited, giving them a reason to hold on to their systems. Other than that, it's still the most capable handheld out there, and the most powerful mobile gaming device ever released in the history of gaming- you just can't go wrong with that.
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tubers  +   502d ago
I recently got one and really liking it.

The hardware itself is a beauty and felt great but the flushed PS, Start and Select buttons are annoying as f***.

The interface was pretty fun too! I found it faster than the PS3's!

I do still understand why it's selling poorly though. :(
Farsendor1  +   502d ago
i do have a vita and it really isn't that good
MetalProxy  +   502d ago
Compared to what? If there is a better "handheld gaming device" out there let me know...and now I dont buy things because of sales.
tiffac008  +   502d ago
The Vita needs Japan. Currently there are more games being made and released on the PSP than on the Vita in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Sony should probably come out and stop supporting the PSP and create some incentives to get 3rd party developers put their games on the Vita.

The price will eventually go down, hopefully they permanently stick a memory card with every Vita but getting the games on the system is the key to its success.

The ball is in Sony's court. The gaming industry is just waiting for them to make the right moves.
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ziggurcat  +   502d ago
well, it's december, so i guess they gotta get in as many doom articles by the end of the year.

can't wait for the "top 10 sony doom articles of 2012" article to pop up here on N4G...
air1  +   502d ago
You fools need to stop acting like vita has great games out. I got the shit and regret it..

How the hell can sony have more studios than ms and nin combined yet not produce 1 or 2 must have games for vita.
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strigoi814  +   502d ago
I wonder if someone can write an article about the Top 20 or Top 10 websites to write the doom article..
strigoi814  +   502d ago
yesterday i saw a guy playing a shooting game on his phone..man i really was thinking..the guy has a huge hand and fingers he is almost covering the whole screen..and make me think..oh thank goodness i have a vita..with buttons gaming on the go will be awesome..just saying just saying the truth..
SillyBastid  +   502d ago
PSVITA needs a Dark/Demon Souls related game by 'FROM SOFTWARE'. IMHO that would be a system seller. I would love farming for souls and titanite shards on my commute home.

This would also increase the sales of wrist attachments for the vita since everyone will want to throw it across the room with the difficult of the Dark/Demon Souls games....

oh how lovely it would be
one2thr  +   502d ago
The Vita has plenty of games, I got 18 vita only games and have only beaten 5. And LBP and Sound Shapes, PSASBR, and many others have an endless replay value for what they provide.

To me its just people making up piss poor excuses of not trying it out nor going out of their comfort zone. Heck, I played the Gravity Rush demo for about an hour before the actual game came out, and felt like it was worth giving a shot. And boy was that a great decision. Including other unmentioned titles as well.

And am I the only person that took, "Dice" statement of bringing the "Frostbite 2.0" engine to mobile devices, code for "Yeah, we're looking to bring the Frostbite experience to the Vita"

I can bet my PS Vita, that there will be some jaw dropping games announced at 2013's E3, GamesCom, Tokyo Game Show, etc. That'll make every non-Vita owner(s) envious of those that do own a Vita...

Shame on people, trying to count Sony egg's before they hatch...
Lex Luthor  +   502d ago
I've had my Vita for a good couple of months and during that time it has been gathering dust. Most of its games are just inferior ports of there PS3 counterparts.

Games like fifa, uncharted, assassins creed, most wanted and so forth are superior on the PS3 and cheaper too. More Unique games are needed.
Ju  +   502d ago
Makes me think you don't have neither. How are PS3 games "cheaper" if Vita games retail in fact a least $10 below console versions?
Whitefox789  +   502d ago
I remember reading that the 3DS was doomed, now after a price drop, and a Mario game.

The doom articles disappeared...

I'm continually wondering why people are "hoping" for consoles either mainstream or portable to end up with the fate of the Dreamcast[it was too soon :,( ].
Andrespetmonkey  +   502d ago
Writer here.
Why do you think this is a doom article? It's quite optimistic. Maybe you should actually read it.
vlonjati77  +   502d ago
andre hahahah from the moment you or any writer coments and try to prove their point to the commenters loses credibility as a proffessional writer,did I just write professional MUAHAHAHA ,99% of the time I just get in the comment section just to have a laugh at stupid people arguing hahaha
Whitefox789  +   502d ago
Having the title stated as "Last Hope" is insinuating onto the reader that this is the PS Vita's last straw; if whatever X item that is PS Vita's salvation doesn't work then the system is doomed to fail.

As a writer, you should know the title of the article should be in tuned with its content so if what you say is true and that is, it's quite an optimistic article then maybe you should have an optimistic title.
Andrespetmonkey  +   502d ago
@whitefox

I still think 2013 is the last year the Vita has to prove itself, and the title reflects that. But the difference between this article a doom article is that I don't think the Vita is destined to fail as I'm very optimistic for it in 2013. The title is quite provocative, but people should still consider the actual content of the article, and I'm right in defending it.
microgenius  +   502d ago
it just needs a pricedrop just like 3ds
SDF Repellent  +   502d ago
Foreseen this on my crystal ball back in March. Sold it along with 4 games after I bought it and hardly used it for 3 weeks. I really like it but with Smartphones these days, the VITA needs some games that define the system, and sadly, there are none thus far.
youssef3740  +   502d ago
title should be author's last hope of being one
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