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Submitted by MoonlightRambler 722d ago | opinion piece

5 Ways for the Vita to Gain Momentum

The Vita isn't dead but it definitely has some troubles. Here are some ways it can hopefully bounce back. (PS Vita)

MultiConsoleGamer  +   722d ago
Raise public awareness. (Don't go viral.)

Constantly "bang the drum" of the game libary. The Vita has an impressive catalog of games, and it also supports a number PS1 titles and over 250 PSP games. Make a master list of all this software and then beat people over the head with it.
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KangarooSam  +   722d ago
Inform people of all of the great games, and amazing (presumably) upcoming games. Hype Destination Playstation next month. Increase cross-play/buy support. More apps for people who use it for that. Support the Japanese market by paying whatever it costs for an ad-hoc HD Monster Hunter (Japanese commuters love that sh*t). ADVERTISE the non-gimmicky side of it. Just because Nintendo succeeded with the Wii doesn't mean gimmicks are the only thing that sells.
TongkatAli  +   722d ago
These articles are so shady. You know how the Vita can gain momentum ? if people weren't harping like crows on its flaws. Yes, It DOES have flaws, but it gets out weighed by the experiences of playing its GAMES and the smoothness of the interface.
Right when you open on it and see the OLED you know, #### the press it's hot!
dorron  +   722d ago
Price cut to 150-200€

Drastic price cut on memory cards!!!

Release big AAA Vita exclusives like Killzone, Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear or God Of War.

Keep the good work with PS+.

Let piracy TO SOME EXTENT in the system. Every #1 console is pirated and that doesn't stop those systems from selling. Just the opposite, it helps boost sells. (I'm gonna have a lot of disagrees for this last point, I know...but allowing PSP ISOs would help the Vita while not hurting that bad PSP).
Wizeguy21  +   721d ago
All of these great ideas!! Sony needs to step it up on the vita in general. I dont know what it is with sony and advertising this gen. But it needs to get off its ass. They have some quality products and they are not showing them off correctly.
BuffMordecai  +   720d ago
They are absolutely terrible at advertising, it seems like most people don't even know what a vita is. Their last good advertising campaign was with Kevin Butler, since then marketing has been pretty dead though.
Trago1337  +   721d ago
it's simple, GAMES. That and better advertisement
tubers  +   721d ago
TRUTH.. if it really had a lot of much higher quality games than it has now, the market would probably deem the asking price of the VITA worthy.

I wouldn't mind paying 50 bucks for brand new game as long as it is a real PS3 on the go in terms of software, not castrated franchises :(

If the games stay the same as they do now, I guess price cut across the board would be great.. and more realistic.
memots  +   721d ago
What are those problem that they keep talking about ?? Seem like every time there is an article about vita its to say it has no games or its not selling or its dying. First step for Sony would be to stop the misinformation getting spread around on the net.

I got my vita after Christmas i love everything about it. The games are awesome, so much stuff to try, Even bought some psp game that i have missed. The interface is awesome, The fact that i have ps+ is major,(loading tons of ps1 and mini on it ) I haven't game on my pc or ps3 since i got it just love playing on it.

My only complaints; I wish more psn game would work on it and that remote play would work better.
poo342947294792  +   721d ago
had a vita at launch and most launch games, sold it few months ago the thing is built awesome and probley best handheld made....thing is the games there are lots of good ones but only like 1-2 in each genre. So if your into say only fighting/racing then ....ect

I say make it $149 or $199 with a 8GB card and a game and I'll rebuy it
Hicken  +   721d ago
Well yeah, only a few in each genre, but that's damn good for a year, isn't it? Not just a game or two, but one or two GOOD games in every genre.

A price drop would do the Vita good, but it'd be bad for Sony. Cutting it down as far as you say would be a massive blow.

The single most important thing the Vita needs is to get into the the public's attention. Marketing and advertisements need to be EVERYWHERE. Showcase what the thing can do. Showcase its games. Pull a Kinect, monetary-wise, on the Vita.

Otherwise, keep up with the games and support. Drop the price when it makes sense to, not because a few people here and there say so. Do the marketing right, and the price drop isn't needed, as people will see a value at its current price.

Spend big on a marketing campaign. That's really all the Vita needs.
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hkgamer  +   721d ago
More exclusive games...

More digital discounts...

32GB Vita bundles...
tubers  +   721d ago
GTA PS2 HD Classics and a real/full Granturismo VITA (not that PSP sht version).

If it still bombs after that.. IDK.. GL Sony.

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