Sony: We Must Ask Third Parties To Make More Attractive Vita Games

Ben Parfitt: ''Third parties, as well as Sony itself, must take responsibility for elevating the PlayStation Vita out of its current rut.

That’s the opinion of Sony’s CFO, executive VP and corporate executive officer Masaru Kato, who told investors (as reported by Seeking Alpha): “One thing clear for us that in terms of profitability – we have to do a better job in promoting the PlayStation Vita mobile product.''

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1804d ago

There you go Sony. Sounds like a good idea.

NukaCola1804d ago

They should just drop the price to $200 even and take the loss and allow anything to release on it. Even though the 3DS has a few core games, they still have hundreds of crap that kids love and that is what makes the game sell. The Vita needs PONYZ and Wreck it Ralph. This is a core system, but they really need to flood this system and get it out there. I love the Vita and I do not want to see it fail.

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DragonKnight1804d ago

@NukaCola: That is probably the worst thing Sony could do. The Vita isn't supposed to be a 3DS clone or a Nintendo mirror. The way to ensure long term success is to carve your own place in the market, not piggyback on Nintendo because without Nintendo's first party titles it would still fail. People buy Nintendo products for their rehashed first party titles.

SegataShanshiro1803d ago


Oh yea letme see, uhm..... The 3DS is a videogame Handheld device, Vita is a Videogame handheld device.......but they have nothing to do with each other?

zerocrossing1804d ago (Edited 1804d ago )

And Sony of all publishers have only just realised that? I don't buy it.

This has been apparent for months and it's the reason I still don't have a Vita, I can understand a lot of people are quite happy with the current library but it's not nearly varied enough to entice myself let alone many more Vita adopters.

I was expecting a lot more interesting and original IP's hitting the Vita, but for the most part it has ports of popular PS3 franchises that I personally don't care for.

Im a niche gamer... I know that, but handhelds are where the niche market is supposed to thrive yet there are very little of them on the Vita right now.

bryam19821804d ago (Edited 1804d ago )

"Niche gamer" lol thats how we call black people in my country
"Niches" lol i haven't heard that word in a decade and btw our black people is not that delicate like in the US that get mad if u use the N word o whatever word u use in the US. I'm not making fun of nobody ok

delboy1804d ago

Maybe Sony should ask Nintendo for some great and innovative games for Vita. Lol

ATi_Elite1804d ago (Edited 1804d ago )

Sony: We Must Ask Third Parties To Make More Attractive Vita Games

Publishers: Sony should of made the PS Vita with a Cell Phone feature and more people would buy it thus making it more Attractive to make games for.

@ 4.1m that is just NOT worth a publishers time!

Apple Samsung Nokia and HTC EACH sale 4m cell phones a month thus making Android and iOS games a more profitable investment than the PS Vita!

Only a Cell phone feature can save the PS Vita, other than that the PS Vita although a great platform, is dead in the water!

Good_Guy_Jamal1804d ago

They just figured this out? Duh Sony.

Knight_Crawler1804d ago (Edited 1804d ago )

The only thing that can save Sony handheld right now is a relaunch.

Kill the VITA brand and release the PSP2 and add 3D, not sure why Sony did not push for 3D in the first place since they were pushing 3D hard pm the PS3.

Also why kill the PSP brand and call in VITA, that a horrible name for a handheld.

The other day a friend of mine who is not a hardcore gamer asked when Sony was going to release the PSP2 and I told her that Sony already did but its called the VITA and she looked at me like I had snot on my nose.

TongkatAli1804d ago

Maybe you did have snot on your nose ? PSP sucks compared to the Vita.

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Cocozero1804d ago

"We Must Pay Third Parties To Make More Attractive Vita Games" Fixed

Since that the only way its going to happen.

bicfitness1804d ago (Edited 1804d ago )

For Japan: buy a MH title. MHV: Monster Hunter Vita. Just put the offer on the table. Capcom will bite, they'll upscale all the MH1/2/3/4/G assets, reskin some monsters and have it ready for you by fall 2013.

For NA: drop the price, build or include 8 GB storage. NA is the strongest Vita market so whatever they're doing seems to be working best here. NA also needs more Japanese games, since there are actually tonnes of them in the East, only none that are localized.

Seraphemz1804d ago

Hell yeah, MH will blow up sales in Japan...

I have been dying for a MH game on the Vita. One of the biggest reasons I got it was because I saw MH being played on it.

DOMination-1803d ago

I think Nintendo have exclusivity for MH for three years.

remanutd551804d ago

And while at it how about dropping the price to $199.99 and 32 gb memory for $49.99? sounds like a good idea to me.

LOGICWINS1804d ago

THAT would be acceptable to me.

NastyLeftHook01804d ago (Edited 1804d ago )

i want to see unreal engine 4 in 4k running on vita in 120fps .

why the disagrees?

NastyLeftHook01804d ago (Edited 1804d ago )

i dont see any reason why someone would decline in disagreeing or be accepting to it. it is there. WE WILL USE IT! :)

@count lol! i dont "expect it, i wanted to see it lol.

Count1804d ago

It's an unrealistic statement.

It's one thing to be hopeful about something, it's another to be ridiculous.

SilentNegotiator1804d ago

*Reads comment #4*
LOL! Good one, man!

*Reads comment #4.1.1*'re serious? 4K on that screen?

Donnieboi1804d ago

How old are you? I see you making some strange/naive/child-like comments on n4g lately...

deSSy27241804d ago (Edited 1804d ago )

OFC it would be awesome to see it on Vita but we are not in heaven lol..... sorry, but thats not possible at all. The most expensive PC (OCed CPU, GTX 670-GTX 690 or SLI and quad SLI etc) can do 4K with good FPS but thats too expensive(not sure about UE4 because it isnt released yet).

You know what? Vita does not need 4K resolution because Vita has a small screen (much smaller than TV), even 1080p would be a overkill, 1080p is recommended for 22-24" screens official but ofc 1080p and 4K/UHD is going to look better on smaller screens. You need to think more realistic....

Here, list of real time rendering resolutions for Sony/MS/Nintendo desktop HD consoles (Vita included too):

Kennytaur1804d ago

That's impossible considering the Vitas screen is only a quarter HD, a quarter of a quarter of 4K. So your hopes are founded in dreams.

Blank1804d ago

I didnt disagree or agree but I did laugh for sure you made my day

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Chapster1804d ago

How about making PS Mobile available in more countries?

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