Submitted by Rashid Sayed 821d ago | review

PS Vita: Year In Review And A Look Ahead At 2013

"PS Vita was such a promising hardware but failed to deliver due to plenty of reasons, be it the games or the general price of the system which was beyond plenty of people’s reach." (PS Vita) C-/A+

RandomDude655  +   821d ago
So now we're talking about Vita in the past tense?.........ok

It's like 2007 all over again.

ABizzel1  +   821d ago
Uncharted Golden Abyss
Gravity Rush
Wipeout 2048
Tales from Space
Jet Set Radio
Final Fantasy Tatics (PSP)

All free for PS+ owners to play on their Vita as well as all the free PS1 and PSP games that you can find if you browse those sections.

Little BIg Planet Vita
PlayStation Allstars
Assassin's Creed Liberation
Everybody's Golf
Escape Plan
Hustle Kings
Shinobido 2
Super Stardust Delta
Unit 13

EVERY FIGHTING GAME PORT (Marvel vs. Capcom 3, SF X Tekken, MK, Blaz Blue...)
Persona 4 Golden
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Rayman Origins
Ninja Gaiden Sigma + (although ported way too many times)
Plants vs. Zombies

And a few more good games all made made up the best part of the Vita's library this year. Preach the no good games to yourself. People who actually played Vita had tons to play, maybe not immediately after launch, but picking up a VIta now (Black Friday @ amazon was the best bet), means you have a great little handheld with a solid library of games. The handheld isn't selling as well as it could or should giving it games and tech, but the handheld is far better than a C- for 2012.

B- at worst. Stop basing your junk on sales, and be a real journalist and tell people why they NEED to buy a Vita. Strong sales is good for the industry and good for development.
avengers1978  +   821d ago
I really like the vita, My only real disappoint from being a day one buyer was that now they have different colors, and I would prefer to have a blue one instead of a black one. As far as games go it's well amazing, plus the screen quality is top notch, watching hd content on the vita is just great. The youtube, and netflix app on vita run really well... In my experience even better than they run on my PS3. I am looking forward to Soul Sacrifice, and I want a bioshock, a killzone, and infamous for the vita...
Soundshapes, Stardust, and unit 13 take up my vita game time now.

Give the Vita a chance, get a hold of one, play the games... and you will see it's a great device... They should sell it 179.99, even though I fell i got my money's worth at full price the day it came out.
INTERNAL MEMORY would have made it sell better... 16gigs and 32 gigs versions( i agree the memory price is a bit much )
JoGam  +   821d ago
I give the Vita a B+ for 2012. Looking for a better 2013. Happy Gaming People!
MmaFan-Qc  +   821d ago
Ps3 Has No Games.
RandomDude655  +   821d ago
Everyone's buying it as a blur-ray player
MizTv  +   821d ago
-Falaut-  +   821d ago
Its true, I bought two just to play blu-rays. And I bought my Vita for the exact same thing. ...i didz...
stage88  +   821d ago
It doesn't even have achievements.
kayoss  +   821d ago
I highyly doubt you spend $400+ on two PS3 just for the blu-ray when you can spend less than $100 for each stand alone blu-ray with network connection and netflix. If you did then you are an idiot and you wouldnt be on a gaming website if you didnt play games on your ps3.
stage88  +   821d ago
You don't get it, do you. Read the comments again. *facepalm*
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   821d ago
"Overall it was a forgettable year for the Vita owner"

Speak for yourself.
MizTv  +   821d ago
I had alot of good gaming on my vita in 2012
And it will only get better
MizTv  +   821d ago
I'm very happy with my vita
I have been playing psabr like crazy
vlonjati77  +   821d ago
hey Miz,ive oreder it online Ps3 version(vita code included) cant wait to play it,lonng time i abandoned fighting games(tekken used to be my fav,beside Mortal Kombat) i know im gonna get a$$kicked online,but i wanna have fun i couldnt say no to this game.bought 2 copies $30 each (just to support the developer)

P.s as always I never comment more then once on the same comment section.so anyone that feels like disagreeing with me,i dont care.important is that I agree with me :) have a nice day a$$ kikers LOL
OmniSlashPT  +   821d ago
WHen you think of the best handheld games of the year, you think Soundshapes, Gravity Rush, Uncharted Golden Abyss, AC3 Liberation, Virtues Last Reward, Persona 4 Golden...not even one 3DS game, but somehow, the Vita has no games and the 3DS is that supreme, divine device that overshadows the Vita. In sales, yeah, pretty much, but in quality, both software and hardware wise? absolutely not.

But I guess it's the effect Sony has suffered since the release of the PSP. It was dead, doomed. Somehow it sold millions (and still sells). Then there was the PS3, overpriced, no games, a fail. Somehow it has delivered the best games of this gen and sold the same as the 360. Now we have the Vita. And I imagine when they announce the PS4, even if it is something amazing delivered by the gods themselves, everyone will hate it, write doom articles and repeat the cycle.

And the worse is that Sony is still dumb enough to continue with horrible marketing strategies and moves instead of doing what they did in the past, deliver.
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Gamesgbkiller  +   821d ago
OK.. we saw this when 3DS came out ..
But now it has great games.
So why we don't wait another year and see what's happen.
kayoss  +   821d ago
because "journalist" ran out of things to say so they like to jump to the conclusion before getting their facts straights. I usually compare them to most sport analysts.. Most of their predictions are wrong but they are really good at analyzing things that already happened. They dissect and analyze a replay and give their inputs... but if you tell them to analyze something before it happens they give you a bunch of bs. This is what some of these doom and gloom articles are all about... bunch of BS with no real research and thoughts put into them.
Deathdeliverer  +   821d ago
I have had non stop thrills with my vita. Virtue and Persona 4 are my recent addictions. Gravity rush, escape plan, shinobido (for the tenchu fan in me), PSABR, Super Stardust (totally different from the ps3 one and it's still awesome), and alot more that I play regularly. Anyone that isn't having fun with the variety of great vita titles simply doesn't WANT to like it. And you try something expecting to hate it, you usually do.
kayoss  +   821d ago
I dont get it... people bash the PS vita for not having good and innovative games but a lot of people are going crazy of Pokeman which been using the same formula over and over again. BUnch of hyporcites. Oh by the way, im not talking about you deathdeliverer, im just agreeing with you and giving my opinions.
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supremacy  +   821d ago
Its quite simple really.

Looking at how well received Persona 4 golden has been, Sony should look into porting this http://www.listal.com/list/... in HD with trophies to the vita.Couple that with a nice price drop and a memory card and watch these things fly off the shelves. They already done with persona 4 and they are doing it with FFX; i say keep it going until there's really nothing left worth porting from that list.

Nintendo already does this and have been successful, so i don't see how this wouldn't work for Sony. Persona 4 and FFX are clear indications of this.
izumo_lee  +   820d ago
Sure the Vita may not have that top of the charts seller that the 3DS has but in case you are living under a rock you are missing out on many great games for the system.

Persona 4 Golden has seen universal acclaim & is one of the highest rated games this year. Gravity Rush is one of the most innovative & unique games you will ever play. Sound Shapes is another innovative game that deserves attention.

I can go on & on about the many high quality games the Vita has but people are blind to that fact cause they are so fixated on sales. Add to the fact the 100s of titles available on the PSN for older PS1 games & the Vita library is ever growing.

I love the Vita, it has turned out to be my go to gaming platform. I have sunk over 150 hrs on Persona 4 & is still enjoying every minute. Take off those fanboy glasses & look at the Vita as a gaming system....forget that it is Sony made & you will see the care that went into crafting it that will continue to 'EVOLVE' over time.

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