2013 – PS Vita’s Last Hope

2013 needs to be a turning point, so what will it offer us?

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Embeepee1720d ago

The PS Vita is DOMMED in my brutally honest, non-biased opinion.

Good article AMP!

MmaFan-Qc1719d ago

nothing but a blog, i wouldnt call it an article.

OhMyGandhi1719d ago (Edited 1719d 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.

chazjamie1719d ago

im selling mine. not really sad about letting go of this device. just waiting for some hits on my ad.

AIndoria1719d ago

@RustedMan Persona 4 Golden. How about it?

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gaffyh1719d 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.

Soldierone1719d 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....

FriedGoat1719d ago

I'm looking forward to the multiple rockstar games.

Dee_911719d 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.

born2live1719d ago (Edited 1719d ago )

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.

slapedurmomsace1719d 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.

OhMyGandhi1719d ago (Edited 1719d 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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Ritsujun1719d ago

More like Wii U's DOOMED.
Please learn to spell, by the way.

fatstarr1719d ago (Edited 1719d ago )

Lol the delusion in the comment section right now is off the charts.

Ill message you when the wiiu passes vitas sales.

JoGam1719d ago yeah right

ConstipatedGorilla1719d ago

Why all the disagrees? You guys really think the Vita's going to hang around much longer?

wishingW3L1719d ago (Edited 1719d 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. =)


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'."

Marquis_de_Sade1719d 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.

punisher991719d 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??

ConstipatedGorilla1719d ago


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.

insomnium21719d ago (Edited 1719d ago )


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?

PS-Analog1718d ago (Edited 1718d ago )

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.

ConstipatedGorilla1717d ago

@PS Analog,

I hope you're right. I'd like to see good stuff come out on it. I have my doubts though.

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nintendoland1719d 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

BlaqMagiq241719d ago

"I think vita has no great games. Not a single one."

Says the nintendo fanboy that has never played one.

Kratoscar20081719d 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!

chrisarsenalsavart1719d ago

just remind me what great games 3ds had at launch

unchartedxplorer1719d ago

Uncharted Golden abyss? Wipeout? Have you been living under a rock?

Kennytaur1719d 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...

AcidKill1719d ago (Edited 1719d 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!

charted1719d ago (Edited 1719d ago )


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.

TheRacingX1719d ago

he's just mad because his mom said she wouldn't buy him one for Christmas.....

FriedGoat1719d ago

@nintendoland yes, it only has the highest rated handheld game ever. P4P

WiiUsauce1718d 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
Gravity Rush
Rayman Origins
Need for Speed Most Wanted