Submitted by Phil32 774d ago | opinion piece

Reasons Why You Should and Shouldn't Worry About the Vita's Future

SuperPhillip Central writes, "A complement to yesterday's piece regarding the Wii U's future, today SuperPhillip Central is shifting focus to another struggling/doomed/dying/etc. platform, the PlayStation Vita. Like with the Wii U, there are decent arguments on both sides of the spectrum regarding why the Vita's future is up in the air. This is no doom and gloom piece. It is an attempt to be as fair as possible (note the word "attempt"), taking in account both viewpoints. Let's get the negativity out of the way first." (Industry, PS Vita)

fluffydelusions  +   774d ago
Vita is very good hw...shame it hasn't been better received. :(
delboy  +   774d ago
Vita is dead, so no worries about anything here. R. I. P.
Murad  +   774d ago
I haven't even purchased a Vita, but I believe it is as good as the 3DS, and will keep evolving.
DialgaMarine  +   772d ago
As good? Vita is superior to the 3DS in pretty much every respect. Hardware, games, online,; you name it and Vita does it better. The Vita's issue is that it aims primarily to the core market, but doesn't have the exclusive software to really back it up. It's only one hard hitting exclusive and that was Gravity Rush. Sure it has LBP, Uncharted, and Resistance, but those feel more like side projects to their console counterparts. With the exception of Killzone: Mercenary, Sony really hasn't put any of their excellent First Party to work with it, and that's why most of the first party titles come off feeling mediocre. Hopefully that will all change with the likes of Killzone and Tearaway, but we'll just have to wait and see.

I own a Vita, and personally, I think it's an amazing piece of software. It just needs some genuine support.
miyamoto  +   774d ago
Phantasy Star Online 2 is free to play.
Kamikaze135  +   774d ago
Too bad the Vita version is JP only.
miyamoto  +   774d ago
its coming in English too this year
Kamikaze135  +   774d ago
I know the PC version is, which I'm psyched for. The Vita version is only being released in Japan for the time being.
TongkatAli  +   774d ago
Sony should advertise it. If people knew it existed and had a good advertisement showing the party chat, Skype, Twitter, email and showing off Gravity Rush. I think casuals would bite.
PopRocks359  +   774d ago
I don't think so. Casual game consumers generally gravitate toward the cheapest device on the market. Why go for a $250+ - $300+ Vita when there's a $170 - $200 3DS right next to it?

The Vita would do well with a price drop and some more software variety. Some advertisement would be great too. Just make the platform itself more competitive and it will probably pick up.
Ult iMate  +   773d ago
Maybe because 3DS can't party chat, Skype, Twitter, email and Gravity Rush? Or can it?
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PopRocks359  +   773d ago
@Ult iMate

You clearly don't understand the way parents buy video game hardware. They're not looking for features like that, they're just looking for a cheap device for their kids to play games on. So no, they're not going to buy hardware by virtue of anything you listed unless it's been specifically advertized or showcased on the box.


Really guys? Is what I said so unreal to you? Take a good long look at the Vita's life at retail thus far then look at the 3DS', then tell me what you believe will make casuals dip.
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andibandit  +   773d ago
Yeah they should've but its a moot point anyway now. Vita is following in the exact same footsteps as the PSP..... Game Over.

Insert Coin to continue
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TongkatAli  +   773d ago
I played my PSP more then my DS lite so if the Vita last as long as the PSP.........AWESOME.
gamernova  +   774d ago
I don't work for sony so I don't worry...
knifefight  +   774d ago
I don't work for Sega but the Dreamcast died in less than 2 years.

...And it was selling better than the Vita.

Vita has great hardware and software. That doesn't mean people are currently buying it.
Theyellowflash30  +   774d ago
Dreamcast died because Sega ran out of money, all of their past mistakes with the Sega CD, 32X, and Saturn finally caught up to them with the Dreamcast.

If they didn't have those failures before the Dreamcast, they might still be around making consoles today...... oh and the Sega Nomad as well. Looking back, Sega F*cked up so many times with their hardware.... I don't even know how they managed to make it into the 2000s
Gaming_Guru  +   774d ago
Because you don't work for the company it doesn't mean it won't effect you. It would suck if TV only had one channel or a movie theatre only had one showing.
gamernova  +   773d ago
I just feel like it is the responsibility of the company to ensure that their device does well. From the success of the playstation 2, I do not doubt Sony could do great things; hence why I do not worry. What does worrying do for the company, anyway? I have seen hundreds of worry or doom articles and has it generated revenue for the PS vita? This is where my logic comes from.
strigoi814  +   774d ago
well vita is gonna stay for a while. just need more advertisement and attractive games. Or a re-release of ps2 classics..
Theyellowflash30  +   774d ago
I just wish they would make some more RPGs for the system. Persona 4 is cool and all but we need more. Enough with the shooters.... Killzone, Resistance, Uncharted..... uhhhh. Where the epic JRPGs at?
TongkatAli  +   774d ago
Have you played Persona 4 Golden ? I think its special enough to buy a Vita for it. It's Atlus magunm opus to me.

I know am sounding like a cars salesman, but really, REALLY! the thing is special. You have to have one to know. If something sucks that i bought I'm pretty straight up about it and i let it be known.

The social aspects of the device is so underrated. I can jump from Skype, Email, Twitter and Facebook which i use ALL. The thing is just so dam fluid, you know how you add PSN accounts on your friend list with PS3 ?

It was so effing annoying on the PS3 controller with the Vita it takes no time cause of the touchscreen. Its the swiss army knife of handhelds with dual sticks that are so tight and responsive like the Wii U analog sticks.

Psone classics look amazing on the screen, seriously i can go on and on. Dubstep hit the nail on the head.
Theyellowflash30  +   774d ago
Yeah Persona is cool, but I don't care about all the multimedia stuff. I got a smartphone will all that crap.

PS1 classics are cool... but I would like some new games that take advantage of the hardware. Something like Final Fantasy versus 13 but downsized for Vita
Hanso  +   773d ago
Ys Memories of Celceta
Muramasa Rebirth
Phantasy Star Online 2
Soul Sacrifice

all coming this Year.
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Theyellowflash30  +   773d ago
How many of those are made by Sony? 1 if im not correct. Soul Sacrifice looks good. More like that please.

Phantasy Star Online might not make it out of Japan.

Muramasa Rebirth I already played on my Wii a few years ago. Plus thats more of a action title with some RPG elements.

I have no clue about Ys Memories of Celceta.
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MASTER_RAIDEN  +   774d ago
There is really no one to blame aside from sony for the vitas shortcomings.
I urge you to go out there and do your best to try and find a device quite like the vita. its so capable in just about every way. No pathetic "mobile device" even comes close. given to a company that thinks outside the box and really looks to get creative, the vita could easily be the number one selling handheld of all time. as it should be.

sonys definitely got the blood on its hands. there is NO reason why the vita doesnt have a slew of mobile apps and incredible games. theyve just always had this terrible plan to release monster products with NO hype and just kind of hope it picks up BECAUSE its so powerful. it doesnt work like that dude...
Mcardle  +   774d ago
On one hand I really want to buy a Vita, on the other I can't really justify it as it doesn't have any killer games for me yet, It will take either a MGS game or if they come up with a bundle deal with the PS4, I might be swayed...
punkandlizard  +   772d ago
what would you like to see in the 'bundle deal', remembering that these deals sometimes only include downloaded titles which means you need a bigger memory card.
Mcardle  +   771d ago
I'm not even sure, I just know if there is an all dancing all singing Ps4 and Vita bundle I will probably bite, but if I bought a vita I would use it to play psone classics mainly.
drsnoopyseussdog  +   773d ago
@everyone: Who cares. Represent your games, not the machines you play games on. Go have fun with whatever system you have and let the companies worry about how much systems sell.
tiffac008  +   773d ago
I'm not worried, I do not regret buying a Vita. Whatever happens, happens. The ball is in Sony's court. We can all vent our frustrations and jubilation but in the end all we can do is wait for the outcome.

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