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Submitted by Gekko 1095d ago | news

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.'' (Masaru Kato, PS Vita, Sony)

The_Infected  +   1095d ago
There you go Sony. Sounds like a good idea.
NukaCola  +   1095d 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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DragonKnight  +   1095d 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.
SegataShanshiro  +   1095d 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?
zerocrossing  +   1095d 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.
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bryam1982  +   1095d 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
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delboy  +   1095d ago
Maybe Sony should ask Nintendo for some great and innovative games for Vita. Lol
ATi_Elite  +   1095d 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!
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1095d ago
They just figured this out? Duh Sony.
Knight_Crawler  +   1095d 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.
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TongkatAli  +   1095d ago
Maybe you did have snot on your nose ? PSP sucks compared to the Vita.
Cocozero  +   1095d ago
"We Must Pay Third Parties To Make More Attractive Vita Games" Fixed

Since that the only way its going to happen.
bicfitness  +   1095d 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.
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Seraphemz  +   1095d 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-  +   1095d ago
I think Nintendo have exclusivity for MH for three years.
remanutd55  +   1095d 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.
LOGICWINS  +   1095d ago
THAT would be acceptable to me.
NastyLeftHook0  +   1095d ago
i want to see unreal engine 4 in 4k running on vita in 120fps .

why the disagrees?
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Samus HD  +   1095d ago
why not?
NastyLeftHook0  +   1095d 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.
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Count  +   1095d ago
It's an unrealistic statement.

It's one thing to be hopeful about something, it's another to be ridiculous.
SilentNegotiator  +   1095d ago
*Reads comment #4*
LOL! Good one, man!

*Reads comment #4.1.1*'re serious? 4K on that screen?
Donnieboi  +   1095d ago
How old are you? I see you making some strange/naive/child-like comments on n4g lately...
deSSy2724  +   1095d 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):
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Kennytaur  +   1095d 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.
Blank  +   1095d ago
I didnt disagree or agree but I did laugh for sure you made my day
Chapster  +   1095d ago
How about making PS Mobile available in more countries?
DivineAssault  +   1095d ago
first of all, why the hell wouldnt they ask in the first place?
landog  +   1095d ago
make a ps4 bundle that includes the vita for like $150 more, with a memory card (32gb) and like 3 games installed on the unit

demonstrate the vita as a ps4 controller on feb 20th

this is the ONLY way you are going to sell these things fast

no one is intrested in handhelds anymore (personally i am, i own a ds and will get a vita, but the general public can care less about handhelds)

phones and tablets, the vita is neither, a bundle is the only way out of this for you sony, trust me.
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Count  +   1095d ago
Where did this idea of turning the Vita into a controller come from? Because that's one pricy controller.
LOGICWINS  +   1095d ago
It would be an optional controller, not the standard one that comes in the box.
Count  +   1095d ago
I don't like the idea of using handhelds as controllers in general.
contradictory  +   1095d ago
Sixaxis > Vita
as a conroller

it needs way more games
and indeed... read the article
tigertron  +   1095d ago
don't forget to drop the prices of those memory cards!
profgerbik  +   1095d ago
Hope this means even greater PS Vita games to come.
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animegamingnerd  +   1095d ago
it took you a year to figure this out?
Soldierone  +   1095d ago
If you ask me, if you are going to make "ports" then make full ports. I don't care if it visually isn't up to par with the console version, if the game is fun who cares.

That way we can have more cross save features, and above all else let Vita owners play the same online game.

Sony should keep all their Vita port studios, and make a deal with third parties. Sony can make the game on Vita, keep enough profits to pay the studio and marketing, then the third party keeps the rest. Sony will make profits by selling more Vita's, and third parties make money for not doing anything really.
axerated  +   1095d ago
Whenever you're ready guys. I got a whole heap of games that need finishing before I can clear some space on my vitas memory anyway, still it'd be nice to be told there's a gta, resident evil, dead rising, fallout (especially), motorstorm, or metal gear on the horizon. I can dream...
EffectO  +   1095d ago
So now third party should bear the burden of Sony bad business decisions?

Kratoscar2008  +   1095d ago
It was about time, however until i dont see Sony taking action i wont believe them.

Im a Sony fan but they left much to be desired with the Vita.
XXXL  +   1095d ago
Genius! Jesus Christ it took leadership this long to figure it out? Bunch of morons
jjb1981  +   1095d ago
They need more RPGs and a gta developed by rock star. Also they need to stop worrying about the gimmicky controls of the vita. There's no need to do a zorro-like swipe on the screen to cut through a piece of hanging fabric. I'd prefer games that were made for the vita and hold off on the HD REMAKES like ninja gaiden sigma plus. Vita needs a solid, original rpg!
akaakaaka  +   1095d ago
Sony needs more studios exclusive to vita and offer third party corps. To develop their games using their exclusive devs for the vita, similar to what they do (with cod) but they need to do it in a bigger scale.
Use sony London to make a GTA vita, need for speed, use sony japon to make FF vita, resident evil, demons souls use new devs to help third party to make their ip for the vita in a cheap way without bothering them!

Why did they destroyed Zipper team?
They could have made a better COD by now for the vita, a better resistance, a battlefield 3 vita.
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jakmckratos  +   1095d ago
And also make Infamous, a real Jak 4, a Real Ratchet, God of War that has some connectivity with the real God of War 4, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts,Medievil 3, Ape Escape HD Remake, Legend of the Dragoon...
Kratoscar2008  +   1095d ago
Medievil 3 would be awesome.
kagon01  +   1095d ago
More Jrpgs or the handheld will die...
r21  +   1095d ago
Theres plenty of JRPGs, the only problems is localization :L
KrisButtar  +   1095d ago
Doesn't sound like a price drop. Though it seems like they would have better bundles to add to the value.

Everyone needs to remember the 16GB psp cards were almost 100 buck with tax for the 1st 18months of their life cycle, until they were getting used in many other Sony products(camera, video camera, etc) and then other companies started making them, then there price went down
Hicken  +   1095d ago
Nobody wants to remember that. They wanna seem like Sony's being "mean" with the memory card prices, as if no other memory format has been expensive at launch.

Would I like for it to be cheaper? Hell yeah. I don't wanna drop a hundred to get a 32GB card.

But am I gonna whine about it every five minutes like it never happened before? Nope.

I want more games; I'm a gamer, though. I always do. I'm not stupid enough to look at the current library, however, and say there's nothing there. And I can't really understand why developers aren't jumping at the chance to develop for such a powerful handheld.
tiffac008  +   1095d ago
Sony's fault is continuing support of the PSP in Japan, so 3rd party devs continue to make games on it rather than the Vita. This is not the case on what happened with Nintendo, when the 3DS was announced almost all support for the DS stopped and then completely ceased after the 3DS was launched.

Sony should do the same and give incentives to 3rd party devs to make games on the Vita. The successor should not be held back by its predecessor.
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violents  +   1095d ago
PSP support fell apart when they found out how easy they are to hack. People were pirating like crazy with them and all the third party support dropped out because of it. Without the thirdparty support consoles dont survive very well.
tiffac008  +   1092d ago
But that is not the case in Japan where the PSP is still enjoying support from 3rd party developers. The PSP became popular because of 3rd party games from Japan, a lot of JRPGs to be precise.

Sony really needs to get those Japanese developers on the Vita because even multiplatform games are still being released on the PSP and not on the PSV in the Land of the Rising Sun.
r21  +   1095d ago
I sense great changes for the ps vita now that Sony is recognizing 2 of its major problems, 3rd party support AND marketing. Come on Kaz you can do it!
violents  +   1095d ago
Why is everyone always crying about the price of the vita? People drop 600-1000 dollars everyday on Ipads and no one sheads a tear but ask 250 bucks for the most advanced gaming handheld made and its like your asking people to give up their first born.

More on topic I do agree some good software is whats really going to push the vita off the shelves and they def need better advertising. However some great titles are slated to come out this year. As long as we dont get any more sloppy slapped together games like CODdeclassified and actually get some games that show the hardware off is what will get people excited to own one.
Tzuno  +   1095d ago
Do jrpg's lots of them.
USMC_POLICE  +   1095d ago
no way really sony? you realize that now? Hey here is an idea how about a battlefield on vita, mass effect, gran turismo and saints row or grand theft auto
JeepGamer  +   1095d ago
This is how Valkyria Chronciles ended up on the damn PSP.
Enigma_2099  +   1095d ago
$19.99 if you're interested. ;)
Jason143  +   1095d ago
Vita $50 trade in at gs lol
Mine sits here running old psp games. that is about it. worst investment ever and sadly they are going to make it a ps4 buddy type system. I dont want ps4 lol so im stuck with something that as of a yr has nothing that interests me. time will tell
Jason143  +   1095d ago
oh brother slim vita february 20th leaked by sony
ajax17  +   1095d ago
Still waiting for BioShock vita.

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