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Submitted by LAG 1151d ago | opinion piece

4 things the Vita needs to succeed

Along with many other eager gamers, as February 2012 approached I began absorbing every snippet of info about the Playstation Vita I could find. I read and re-read previews and press releases, and it all looked so good; this would be the console that proved the critics and doubters wrong, that the handheld market is still viable, and that not everyone is satisfied with just an iPhone and Angry Birds on the bus to work. I own a Vita, and it is an excellent piece of technology - it is comfortable to hold, is clearly powerful, has a myriad of innovative control inputs…the list goes on. Kotaku called it "the most powerful and physically capable gaming handheld ever made." So why isn't it a success? (Industry, PS Vita)

dboyman  +   1151d ago
All valid points. Plus maybe should include fact need some more none gaming apps for the Vita....
MikeMyers  +   1151d ago
All valid points but I would replace #4 with less doom and gloom articles writing the system off before it even hits it's 1st anniversary.
Cam977  +   1151d ago
How about PS2 support? That itself would be a system-seller for many people and would make me love my Vita even more (GRAND THEFT AUTO on the go anyone?).
Janitor  +   1151d ago
Yeah....except there's already been three gta games on the PSP years ago, not to mention one on the ds and two on android/iOS.

GTA on the go would be nothing new, unless they made a SA port/SA stories, which would be awesome.
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rpd123  +   1151d ago
Well yeah, but there is more than just GTA on the PS2. PS2 support would be cool, but not really necessary in my opinion. A lot of great PS2 games are available one way or another already.
porkChop  +   1151d ago
PS2 Classics just aren't feasible. The Vita has nowhere near the amount of power needed to emulate PS2 games. I could see it being done by streaming through Gaikai, or through more HD Collections because those are completely recoded to run perfectly on the Vita. But that's about all.
EternalChaos  +   1151d ago
Wait what? Someone correct me if I'm wrong but the Vita has plenty of power for that. It has games that are on the PS3 (Down-scaled) but way above PS2 power. It's even getting PS2 games but they have to be upscaled so they don't look like crap on it.
porkChop  +   1151d ago
Did you not bother reading what I wrote? Emulation is completely different than re-coding a game specifically to work with the Vita. Those PS2 games that are coming to the Vita are being completely re-coded for the Vita, they aren't using emulation, and they aren't simply being "upscaled". Emulation takes an enormous amount of power compared to the original console. The PS3 can obviously do it, but not without it's fair share of performance issues and bugs. The Vita is very powerful for a handheld, yes, but it does not have anywhere near the necessary power to emulate a PS2. I really don't think you understand how emulation works.
TheEnigma313  +   1151d ago
The vita will do well. Assassin's creed is approaching 500k, so that's a good sign. The demand is there, just a small price cut and those thing will fly off of the shelf.
Godchild1020  +   1151d ago
At first I thought that was do to the game being bundled with the Vita. While that is the case some what in the US, it's not overseas. The game is bundled, but overseas, it comes with a downloadable copy. So, the sells are higher than we think.

I'm happy it's selling well, that means we can expect more titles from Ubisoft in the future.
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soljah  +   1151d ago
how about for those that own the 3g model and data plan add texting app. vita already has a phone number assigned to it with a data plan.
how about expanding the app store. let the community develop and sell their apps to download to vita
cpayne93  +   1151d ago
It might not need this to suceed but what I really want is the price of psp games to drop. Technically they are last gen titles but some are 20 or 30 bucks. I think they should be 15 max for now. Also, more psp games need to come to the store.
JadedXGamer  +   1151d ago
lol @ these multiple Vita articles. Face the facts, the Vita is a sinking sink and is unsavable.
tubers  +   1151d ago
It's still alive but flopping on the waters.

I'd give it another year or two.

There are still games being made for it at least. It's just damn slow in terms of growing its own library.
EternalChaos  +   1151d ago
Great libraries take time, just look at the PS3. It's a beast now. I'd rather have quality titles to choose from instead of them throwing out a bunch of shovelware. You know those quick titles to make a quick buck on and I'm sure you don't want that.
hot4play  +   1151d ago
"Sinking sink"? lol

It's bad enough to be a troll and even worse to be a troll who can't spell. Hehe.

josephayal  +   1151d ago
4 things the Vita needs to succeed
1.price cut ($200usd wii-fi)
2.PS1/PS2 Games (all)
4.Resident Evil 6
cpayne93  +   1151d ago
Ha Ha Resident Evil 6. XD
tubers  +   1151d ago
1. If Sony's not gonna do a core system price cut at least INCLUDE an 8GB card on every core system and standard game bundle. This eliminates the hidden cost train of thought and satiates the need for a moderately sized card.. and make such bundle available on all countries.

2. Just give it a STEADY and CONTINUOUS support even if much slower than its direct competition. I think Sony isn't in a good position to pour out much budget and resources JUST for the VITA. It's not doing great on the other departments of the company.
Ares90  +   1151d ago
It needs what saved the 3ds. A price cut.
LoaMcLoa  +   1151d ago
And Mario...
Ult iMate  +   1151d ago
LBP Via has much more to offer. It already has plenty of unique and creative community levels with great level design.
Playstation4LyFe  +   1151d ago
well how about starting with in depth customization.. this is a big problem i've had with my consoles... in the beginning the ps3 had a ton of customization with the install linux thing, and the psp was fully customizable with CFW.. why not bring the customization aspects from the PSP(with cfw) to the vita? I love customization.. also the fact that they keep on creating ports and these games aren't true vita exclusives.. dont make a game i can play on the ps3, i want a unique title .. like say they make Tekken tag 2 for ps vita, don't use the same look or stages and dont just port everything over.. make a tekken FOR the vita.. not just a port. thats all
deletingthis34675334  +   1151d ago
An Elder Scrolls game
A Souls Game
Monster Hunter
rpd123  +   1151d ago
I think it needs to have cheaper memory cards or a price cut on the console itself. Sony can't afford to do both. Other than that is just needs some big name franchises. It's already got AC, which was a step in the right direction, and CoD, which was a massive failure. GTA, MGS, and Monster Hunter would help a bunch, as long as they are executed well.
H4all  +   1151d ago
i am dealer who sells console and handheld..
vita price in asia has been cut.. really cheap now..
last night many costumer come buy vita..
Yangus  +   1151d ago
And exklusive Final Fantasy,Dragon Quest,Metal Gear Solid,Gran Turismo and new AAA quality JRPG.

Look Bravely Default: Flying Fairy 3DS.
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strigoi814  +   1151d ago
1. more jrpgs and tales games
2. A good shooting game
3. Ps2 classics
4. Remote play
5. No more stupid Articles of doom and gloom
6. Advertisement and media support i guess

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