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Submitted by Feldman9000 1020d ago | opinion piece

The fate of the Vita will be determined this year, and the outlook is bleak

The PlayStation Vita is a technological breakthrough that does not seem to be being put to good use. (PS Vita, PS3)

Dylila  +   1020d ago
looks at killzone, tear away, soul sacrifice, and a lot of other games coming for the device. its the best handheld ever available hardware-wise which is very powerful with some great games. it definitely needs a lot of original titles with a price drop to spark more interest. the vita is doing badly at the moment which isnt because its a terrible device like other consoles or handhelds with missing parts, its a device that some considers a bit pricey so a moderate price drop and some really enticing software and a lot of it should bring a lot more success and sales. i cant wait for tearaway and killzone mercenary. i wish it had its own god of war, infamous and a port of games like ni no kuni, folklore, gran turismo, mgs 4, heavy rain and a few others.
bicfitness  +   1020d ago
There hasn't even been a price drop yet either. 3DS only started performing with software AND a 40% price cut.
smashcrashbash  +   1020d ago
That is why people on N4G and who write this article could never run a company. They would toss out every product at the drop of a hat the moment it begins to loose momentum or before they try any thing to save i.
mandf  +   1020d ago
Hasn't this type of article been done to death yet? It was the same thing with the psp. I love my vita and I'm currenty replaying Final Fantasy 1-9.
Feldman9000  +   1020d ago
So has every nextbox/ps4 article/speculation/opinion.
mandf  +   1020d ago
I think people forgot that there are games to play.
CDbiggen  +   1020d ago
Currently playing through Final Fantasy IX and Castlevania SOTN on Vita and I'm loving it. Just being able to play all these classic games on the go (especially on the Vitas incredible screen) was worth the purchase let alone all the great new games on it.
CalvinKlein  +   1019d ago
yeah I never liked many turn based RPGs except FF7 is one of my favorite games ever. I recently got FF9 just to try and I really like it alot. Im on disk 3 now and have enjoyed it alot more than FF 8 or 10.

Im also playing my third version of ninja gaiden 1 as I got NGS1+ for free on PSN+ and I have to play it as its one of my favorite games ever.
j-blaze  +   1020d ago
the Vita is receiving a lot of awesome games now, really want to buy one..waiting for a price drop or slim version
iNathan  +   1020d ago
Vita will have great games
But sales-wise 3DS is way ahead already and will only get worse but again Vita will have games wich is what matters for gamers.
sak500  +   1020d ago
Too little too late.
arabiensoldier  +   1020d ago
I have a feeling that FEB 20 will change the Vita's fate. PS4 + Vita ? ;)
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1020d ago
I too, think the Vita will be part of whats coming from Sony on 20 Feb. Dont know why, but I feel Sony will reveal a significant link between Vita and PS4.
Personally, I just wish they would lower the prices of memory cards as things are at the moment.
slapedurmomsace  +   1020d ago
I have owned the PS1, PS2, a PSP, and PS3's, I walked into gamestop this weekend armed with cash for a Vita and games, problem was, what games? Every game I'd wanna play on the Vita I can play on a PS3, I walked out without any less cash. I drove to best buy and actually choose a wii u over the vita. The problem for me is this..I'm 29, married with kids. I don't exactly have all the time in the world to play a portable system. So if I'm dropping $400-$500 on a system, it better have the software to back up that purchase, cause odds are I'll be using it more as a home console. This to me is Vita's problem. The 3DS has the younger market cornered. Smartphone and tablets have the "I have 5 mins to kill games", where exactly does the Vita fit in? For someone like me, it just doesn't, not as far as I know anyway. And there are a ton of gamers in my exact situation. Sony has got to do a better job marketing the Vita, and do a better job of bringing unique games.
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Hicken  +   1019d ago
So you don't have all the time in the world to play a portable system, but you DO have all the time in the world to play a console?

You sound like you went in looking to buy a Vita for your kids.

Okay, the 3DS has the younger market cornered, and smartphones and tablets have the "I have 5 mins to kill games."

Where does the Vita fit?

With everybody who ISN'T part of those other two crowds. There aren't a ton of gamers in your exact situation, because MOST gamers understand what the Vita's purpose is, even the ones who do nothing but spout hate.

Hell, I use my Vita more at home than anything, but I take it with me pretty much everywhere I go. Even so, I've put more than 1000 miles on it since I bought it, and I'll continue to do so.

I really don't know what to tell you. If you're only looking for kiddy games or time wasters, then maybe you shouldn't be looking at a Vita in the first place.
slapedurmomsace  +   1019d ago
@hicken. An yet you have nothing to actually debate what I said. You play it at home, I have a ps3 for that. I went into it assuming there'd be something different. And seriously when do you have the time outside the house?
o-Sunny-o  +   1019d ago
PS Vita has better games then the other guy. Uncharted, Wipeout, Gravity Rush, Persona 4, Shinobido 2, Mortal Kombat, MvC, Ragnarok Odyssey, Soul Sacrifice, God Eater 2, Tales of Hearts, Tearaway, Bioshock and Killzone M. 3DS has Paper Mario, Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario bros 2, Kid I, Devil Survivor, Tales of Abyss, Animal Crossing, Luigi Mansion, Pokemon xy, and Monster Hunter 3D.
joeorc  +   1019d ago
yuppers, sure is
2013 :The fate of the Vita will be determined this year, and the outlook is bleak.

Again in 2014:
The fate of the Vita will be determined this year, and the outlook is bleak

and yet Again in 2015:
The fate of the Vita will be determined this year, and the outlook is bleak.

End of Sony and Playstation3, 2006! is the year, no 2007, no how about 2008 yea this is most definitely the year of demise!

just like what can save the PS3, 2007 will be the year, now move that to 2008, how about 2009, hey 2010 will most definitely be the year to save the PS3.

Ironic when you have Nintendo and To a lesser extent Sony an Microsoft all have the

"manifest destiny of failure" FUD being foretelling of all three companies, but..but the red ring of death, but..but the 3DS is not doing that well, but..but Sony is set at junk status now, how can the company survive..

FUD generates Money!
Protagonist  +   1019d ago
Best handheld game console ever made, no matter outlook.
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