The Vita has PlayStation Plus, a decent selection of games, and plenty of forthcoming titles. If Sony kicks things up and institutes some price drops and more cross-buy promotions, 2013 could be the year the Vita turns it all around.
Hopefully, it is a great portable console which deserves and needs this year to be great.
about it being vita's year but it will be my year to get the vita. tax time, i'm treating myself to a little reward.
The system will have a better year in Japan than it did last year. The system is getting a lot of games that are more focused on the Japanese gamers. I see the Vita doing well in other areas, just not as well because of the lack of Western localizations and announcements. We should have seen new colors in the West, but there is a chance to see it at E3. Only time will tell and all we can do is Make.Believe
I just need to see more games, that's all. The hardware is amazing. The library of PSN, PSP, PS1, and PS "mobile" games is massive. But I want more PSVita games to make it worth my while.
A few more games would be enough to persuade me, because I know how much awesomeness the Vita has to offer. If it's going to be the "Vita's year" however, they will need better advertising to convince masses that this device is hot and create excitement, etc.
This year is really big for Sony. So much goodness coming out from their first party studios!
I really think that lowering memory card prices would help it a lot as well.
The memory cards need a price cut, other than that I am extremely happy with my Vita.
Yeah, and we need higher capacity cards. I've almost filled my 32gb. It is amazing how much memory is on such a small card, but I'd like triple the space.
Whilst the Vita May have a good 2013 , 2013 is the year of the 3DS. Pokemon X and Y Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Animal Crossing New Leaf Luigi's Mansion 2 Castlevania MoF Fire Emblem awakening Monster Hunter Ultimate Monster Hunter 4 Dragon Quest 7 etc , etc , etc. Sorry , but the 3DS's 2013 line up anihilates the Vita's no question.
Comes down to what games consumers want however, these noises about 2013 being Vita's time to shine echo the same noises at the end of 2011 about 2012. The Vita needs a relaunch to put it back on the map as 2013 is shaping up to be a very crowded year for portable gaming devices.
The 3DS does have a nice lineup, but you have to admit that the Vita has a nice one as well. Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Soul Sacrifice Killzone: Mercenary Tearaway Dragon's Crown Guacamelee Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Dead or Alive 5 Plus Warrior's Lair etc, etc, etc. Either way both handhelds have lineups that should please their owners, and doubly so if you own both.
but not one pokemon title or animal crossing or monster hunter. Oh yeah i forgot people that buy expensive things want real games to play not kiddy garbage. Vita rocks, 3ds is garbage.
@violents You are aware that Vita has that "kiddy garbage" as well. Pokemon, Monster Hunter, and Animal Crossing are well loved IP's, and sell more than anything on amaguli's list. I prefer the Vita because it has games more to my liking, but seriously don't dismiss the power of that "Kiddy crap".
The only problem I have with the 3DS this year is the lack of new IPs and the same could be for the Vita, but I have the option to get a new game or a new game under the same franchise. That is not to say I'm not happy with the present games, I just think a little more diversity would help. All I saying as the third year on the market, Nintendo shouldn't be relying on the same IPs to push the hardware of the 3Ds. If the system is cheap and easy to develop for, this would be a great time to push new Ips and start new franchises. I hope a year from now I don't have to say the same thing about the Vita, unless they are pushing a sequel to game that was on the PSP or the Vita around launch. How can it be fun to be a fanboy (General) if all you have to look forward to is the same IPs?
New IP's ? Luigis mansion was last on the Gamecube , Castlevania has yet to appear on 3DS , Animal crossing came out on the DS YEARS ago , Fire emblem is over due , The first ever 3D full pokemon adventure . Not exactly rehashes bro. Nintendo has so many IP's that they just rotate them a bit. Starfox , F-zero should make an appearance soon. New IP's are all good , But their old IP's are guaranteed gold. @Amaguli - Yes The Vita has an OK line up for 2013 , not that great to be honest though. I stand by what I said , The 3DS's line up for 2013 anihilates the Vita's.
I never said they were rehashes, I just said the lack of new IPs. The whole point of my comment was that, they are not new IPS. They are just new in the series/franchise. Why isn't Nintendo taking this time with their huge market share to test the waters with new IPS? IMO, it seems like the develop team has lost their creativity to take chances. I know Luigi's Mansion and a full 3D Pokemon game on the go is overdue and those are two title that are must buys for anyone that likes the franchise. But it doesn't change the fact that they are not NEW IPS. It seems that Nintendo relies solely on their old IPs, where back in the day they took chances with new ones. My point was, why have a new console with a already great install base, that is cheap and easy to develop for and not create new IPS? I'm sure my look at the fact of the lack of New Ips will change sometime this year.
@Kingofwiiu You just had to comment on yet another Vita article on how "great" the 3DS is? My question is why?
My honest opinion on that list there ain't not three games I would want other than pokemon x and y and animal crossing rest are mostly bad
look's a fanboy attack!!! http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photo... just go play your pokemon please... I'm gonna play hardcore game in vita okay :) GOD EATHER 2 FFX KILLZONE SLYCOOPER DOA5+ Soul Sacrifice Tearaway Dragon's Crown Guacamelee Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Warrior's Lair Sinper 2 Motor Cross M.U.D Many more title in this year.. Chek out E3 2013 this year.. it's come... it's come!!!!
I will get Tearaway,Sly Cooper,Soul Sacrifice and Killzone: merc for sure.Plus I have 10 games for my Vita allready. I love this handheld gaming system.
Almost through the Soul Sacrifice demo. While having played the Monster Hunter series and God Eater on the PSP, this is the one that got me really excited!
Emphasis on "Could". Title seems a little pretentious. The only way the title defends itself is the VITA 1-upping itself. Doing that is nice but much less of an impact compared to one upping the competition. I really want better 3rd party support on my system. Let's just hope there'd be great leaks during Feb's Destination Playstation and then much better VITA reveals on E3.
"Forget about the 3G/Wi-Fi model; the AT&T data plan isn't worth the trouble." 3G was a flop? Anyway, I think system updates can also help Vita.
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