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Submitted by MattS 1086d ago | opinion piece

Boy is Sony's PlayStation Vita in for a brilliant year

Digitally Downloaded writes: "Wow. Just wow. If there is any justice in this industry Sony is going to perform a complete 180 degree turn on the Vita and come out so competitive, if not outright on top." (PS Vita, Sony)

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TheLastGuardian  +   1086d ago | Well said
Wow, you don't see headlines like this on N4G everyday.
NewMonday  +   1086d ago
Sony needs to bring more games west, Japan has more Vita games but the intsall base is bigger in the west
bicfitness  +   1086d ago
They clearly will. Look at the support Soul Sacrifice is getting. And since 90% of the Vita games are currently being made in Japan, they really have no choice. I bet that we'll see almost every one of those titles announced today over here by the end of 2013. Except for FFX HD (SE, just being SE) and the Legend of Heroes one.

Also, Aksys, Atlus, NISA and GungHo haven't announced their 2013 lineups yet. So we can expect more localizations on the horizon.
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Muffins1223  +   1086d ago
There saving the 4G announcement model for the western press conference and there probably gonna show off killzone mercenary and some new uncharted game for western gamers..
Irishguy95  +   1086d ago
Europe has the biggest PS3 install base.

We have the least and worst of everything
JoySticksFTW  +   1086d ago
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1086d ago
Mostly because they wouldn't be true. I mean how was anyone going to say that about Vita last year?
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1086d ago
Go back to halo and wait for kinect 2 to be announced..
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1086d ago
Didn't know an opinion is fact now...
kenshiro100  +   1086d ago
The least you can do is make a better attempt at trolling...
Ripsta7th  +   1086d ago
I love how shutupandtakemymoney gets all butthurt at your comment that only states the TRUTH lol He isntantly assumes your a MS fan just because you said something about the vita. THis is N4G daily though, theres only a few here thast will have a gaming convo without getting their feelings hurt. Its funny though
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1086d ago
I do like me some Halo, I can't deny that! Right now though I'm busy playing my backlog of ps3 exclusives that I missed this gen since I only got my ps3 in October.
Back on topic however, Vita had a lousy 2012, so of course there weren't going to be alot of headlines like this one then. I don't see how that is trolling.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1086d ago
Well the person you replied to wasn't talking about the Vita specifically though. He just made a general statement. Just putting that out there.

It's an opinion at the end of the day though. I bet there are some that disagree with this current headline.
Hicken  +   1085d ago
How? Easy:

Actually having experience with the system and understanding what it's about. Being knowledgeable about the handheld's library, instead of that amazingly WRONG assertion of "haz no gaemz" that continues to be put forth.

As a gaming device, the Vita had a brilliant year last year. It saw abysmal sales, but that DOESN'T AT ALL negate how good the device and its library were, overall.

What? Call of Duty wasn't good? I guess that overshadows all the games that WERE good, somehow? So Gravity Rush, Uncharted, Need for Speed, Unit 13, Assassin's Creed, and everything else don't count?

Oh, but we can't count any games that are remakes or ports... or have the same name as a game/franchise on home consoles. This rule only works for the Vita though; we can't discount the 3DS' greatest games because they're ports or remakes, since it's a Nintendo handheld.

The TRUTH is that the Vita had a great year last year in all the ways we gamers should care about. Sales should, honestly, be the LAST thing on our minds.
MikeMyers  +   1085d ago
Vita needs to be given a chance to breath, just like the Wii U.
andibandit  +   1085d ago
what GoodGuyJamal said was actually the truth, im amazed about how many vita fanboys are in complete denial. Last year the vita underperformed in every aspect, for gods sake Sony THEMSELVES adjusted expected sales from 16M units to 10 million(How do you estimate and get it 50% off the mark??)

Even though im rarely a fan of japanese games, i sure hope these new games will make the Vita flourish.
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Vanfernal  +   1086d ago
Because the Vita is doooooomed! DOOOMED I TELL YA!!!! XD
GoldenElf  +   1086d ago
If Wii U is doomed, Vita is doomeder. XD
nugnugs  +   1086d ago
I think the correct grammar is 'More doomded'.
Timesplitter14  +   1086d ago
--- I wrote my comment in the wrong article. Pardon me, my lords ---
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Snookies12  +   1085d ago
Thou art forgiven this day young pleb, lest you wish for your trousers to be set ablaze. It shall not happen again for the duration of a fortnight.

I have no idea what the heck I'm talking about...
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1085d ago

darkziosj  +   1085d ago
Everyone knew about half of these games and they are japan only i dont see the 180 degree turn Lol.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1085d ago
@ TheLastGuardian

And the reason why is twofold.

1. The owners of this site also own many of these ridiculous fanboy sites.

2. They make sure topics like this get to the front page.

Now ask yourself why? Is this place really a "news aggregator" or is it really just a marketing device?

Look at the patterns and make up your own mind.
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yeahokchief  +   1085d ago
@joysticks what are you talking about?

On topic:

Sweet if the Vita drops low enough I'll be insanely tempted to pick one up. It would have to be a deal on par with Amazon's Black Friday bundle at $170. I passed on that because I'm not a fan of the Assassin's Creed series whatsoever. Nothign against the series. I just don't want to have to play that game.

Target already currently has them on sale with a lego game for $200 but meh. i'd rather not own/play that game.

I don't really want to spend any money, but at $200 it's soo cheap!!

I'm actually tempted to buy one to maybe play older games. The newer games feel like they're trying too hard to emulate the power of the PS3. I'd rather they just took a step down and impressed me with something like a 2d rpg sidescroller with amazing visuals and fun touchscreen controls. Something like castlevania or the old metroids. I'd say if that new castlevania game came to the vita, i'd be more inclined to get one.

Actually I would probably pick up Rockstar's PSP games first. I never owned a PSP either so i'm wondering if those are Vita compatible. Probably just best off not spending any money and waiting to get lost in GTA V in September.

Soul Sacrifice will be teh only major exclusive that would really push me to pick up a Vita. Mercenaries doesn't look that appealing to me. Those little thumbticks look like they'd cramp my hands after an hour or two.
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EffectO  +   1086d ago
TongkatAli  +   1086d ago
Slow claps for you
Snookies12  +   1085d ago
I wouldn't be doing this if you weren't trolling with that comment, but...

No capitalization on either line?
Spelling "wut" instead of "what"?
A line break for no apparent reason?

That comment makes me cringe a bit... Sorry...
superterabyte  +   1085d ago
@Snookies12 Your comment made me cringe.
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Snookies12  +   1085d ago
@superterabyte - Why? The dude was obviously trolling...
Sharius  +   1086d ago
bring it on, my wallet is ready
superterabyte  +   1085d ago
Wish mine was =(
360ICE  +   1086d ago
Vita may be kind of a flop saleswise, but boy have I had some good times with it. And with these news, I say either the Vita picks up its pace saleswise, or Rocky Anderson will turn in his grave... or living room.
ConstipatedGorilla  +   1085d ago
Vita had one of the best launches in the history of console launches, as far as game line up. I had fun with it initially, but then got bored at the loss of momentum.
Jazz4108  +   1085d ago
Just like the psp go. What a flop that was.
PS4isKing_82  +   1086d ago
Ps3 price drop.
Ps vita price drop.
Ps4 launch.
New marketing partner.

2013 = best year for playstation fans ever.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1086d ago
Not sure how the new ad team is great for playstation fans exactly. . .
extermin8or  +   1086d ago
because we wont get the shit scared out of us by crying realistic toy dolls? lol
wolokowoh  +   1086d ago
We'll have more people to play Starhawk and Twisted Metal with because more people will buy them if they know they exist. Look at Sly 4 where's the commercial for that?
Gamer1982  +   1085d ago
The new ad team is better for one reason. More gamers should now hopefully notices Sonys great AAA games. See in the past they went unnoticed thanks to bad advertising and gamers missed out on great games. Hopefully this doesnt happen this time round meaning great news for gamers.
SAE  +   1086d ago
Imagine the future of ps is to stop xD. Just a joke..
DA_SHREDDER  +   1086d ago
no touch screen can ever replace L3 and R3 buttons, maybe R3, but to press any other button to sprint will never feel right otherwise
IMightBeRetarded  +   1086d ago
I'm just guessing you're against all portable games and pc gaming then?
dboyman  +   1086d ago
Sony should have dumped the old marketing partner long ago. Other than Kevin Butler, they were not very good...
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1085d ago
They outsourced it to another company for that one...for the little black kid and the psp too.
dboyman  +   1085d ago
@Sheikh Yerbouti That is why those ads were good. Really Sony should have really looked from the beginning of this gen and figured maybe try a different approach. Marketing is important to getting people to consider a console. The lack of proper marketing, especially for many games, hurt Sony and the PS3 this gen...
TongkatAli  +   1086d ago
Japan is going to love the Vita now.
a_adji  +   1086d ago
they have high disposable income so I dont think it was a price that stopped them before.
MattS  +   1086d ago
Uh, no they didn't.
Snookies12  +   1085d ago
No, they really don't.... The cost of living in Japan is very high. However, during Otoshidama, which is akin to new year's holiday, children receive a large sum of money from their parents/grandparents. We're talking upwards of a 1000 US dollars at times (or the equivalent of US dollars in Yen).
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Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1085d ago
Recession...not just a US thing.
Gamer1982  +   1085d ago
Agreed they love there JRPG's and compared to what Nintendo announced other than Monster hunter PS Vita has the 3ds beat in Japan for new releases. Outside? Maybe not however we may see a couple of other none jap dev games for Vita at US press conference.
r21  +   1086d ago
With the vita price drop for both wi-fi and 3g models and those tons of monster hunter-esque games, sales should definitely boost up. If not, Imma go to Japan and sell vitas myself!
majiebeast  +   1086d ago
This was really focused on Japan and they delivered on that. Lots of games they showed are coming out in the next few months. Soul Sacrifice looks amazing if that doesnt sell vita's in Japan then i dont know what kind of new IP would. Plus instant game collection for vita is finaly hitting Japan. Sony go pony up the cash for Dragonquest 8 on vita.

Ps3 has had the best line up of games since 2008 with 2012 being a off year which still brought us Journey ,Unfinished swan and Tokyo Jungle.
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ritsuka666  +   1085d ago
I don't think the price cut materially improves Vita's situation in japan. The $199 is still not with memory card price cut, similar deals were already available over Christmas to no real effect, and there's still no sustaining system seller games on the horizon...
DarkHeroZX  +   1085d ago
Lol are you stupid? The vita didn't much better then even Sony expected over the holiday season, especially black Friday! A permanent price cut plus games Japanese gamers actually want to play will drastically improve vita sales. I already see Phantasy Star Online 2 being a driving factor let alone all the other appealing Japanese games they're gonna get.
a_adji  +   1086d ago
It was year of the playstation every year this console cycle and it never happened. It was the year of the psp and that never happened, PSP Go, now we get "Boy is Sony's PlayStation Vita in for a brilliant year" LOL.

Just let things happen and stop with the hype. It's a good machine but maybe not worth investing in if you have a ps3 or waiting for the ps4. Sony, just comes in too high on the price end and due currently that does not cut it for some but boy they make sexy sh1t.
xursz  +   1086d ago
In terms of games you have to admit there's good stuff on the horizon. I wish publishers would get a few jrpgs out of Japan for us though.
Protagonist  +   1086d ago
Stopped using my PS3 after I got the PS VITA.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   1086d ago
I reckon Vita's big news will be with it's PS4 interconnectivity when its announced on February 20th.
Hopefully , I'll get my hands on the sony xperia Z Ive preordered, on February 28th. My real Sony Trinity is coming - PS4, Vita and xperia z; all covered with a rich Gaikai sauce lol
miyamoto  +   1086d ago
... and One Touch NFC
Protagonist  +   1086d ago
There is still the unused port on the PS VITA which no one really knows what´s for, which means it could def... be for PS4 interconnectivity.
Sheikh Yerbouti  +   1085d ago
It may move Vitas in anticipation of the PS4. I am looking for more cross play and original IPs other than JRPG.
Zichu  +   1086d ago
I still need to get a Vita, but hearing about a price drop, I hope it also happens in the UK. I can get a Vita for £175 at the moment and that's the Wifi model. Other places are selling it at like £200, £209, etc...

I'd be happy if they just dropped the price in all other places to £175 or something, that way I can buy it from my favorite online retailer and get money back.

I am really interested in Soul Sacrifice, PSO2 I will definitely pick up, I played a bit of the Beta when they didn't block IP's and it was quite fun. Don't forget a possible localization of Gods Eater 2, Ragnarok Odyssey (EU), Tales of Hearts R, Tales of Innocence R and Ys: Foliage Ocean In Celceta.

Vita is going to have some really amazing games this year and I can see myself getting it.
Snookies12  +   1085d ago
Oh just so you know, Ys Celceta is already confirmed for localization by Xseed. :]
Gamer1982  +   1085d ago
Indeed I will get myself thanks to JRPG's my favourite genre on consoles and the sole reason I get consoles/handhelds anymore having turned into a PC gamer.
squarecircle  +   1086d ago
I've always been intrigued by the Vita, I'm not waiting for more games to come out for it, I'm waiting for the price drop.

I wish they didn't add the rear touch pad and all the other stuff and just kept it simple; Front touch screen and camera, they then could of sold it much less without really losing anything significant.
DarkHeroZX  +   1085d ago
Lol the back screen cost them almost nothing to make. The most expensive part of the vita is that beautiful OLED screen with gorilla glass tech. It cost a whooping $50 bucks per vita. The back touchh pad is a huge plus because there's no way the vita could be seen as a ps3/ps4 controller or game streamer without and l2/r2, l3/r3.
squarecircle  +   1085d ago
Yes but removing the back touch pad, one camera and the six-axis would shed off some price.
The back screen is just a gimmick, one or two games may use smart use of it, but others will treat it like a tech-demo.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   1085d ago
They could have made it just a bit thicker and added physical buttons. I like the vita a lot but that touchpad on back is annoying at times when you accidently hit it because of the tiny hand rests.

Games on the phones and tablets suck because of the lack of buttons two extra shoulder buttons up top or tucked away on the back along a groove would have been great.
badkolo  +   1086d ago
im hoping to see the vita play well with the ps4, i think the vita was made with the ps3 in mind, same touch, plus touch screen, if it can play games on the vita form the ps3 like the wii u but with more games then vita will do even better.
Rampaged Death  +   1086d ago
Someone got a little overexcited.
supremacy  +   1086d ago
Now if they could get a few more classics on there from the ps2 era that would be great.

I would like to see...

PlayStation 2 games like.

Rogue galaxy
Dark cloud collection
Wild arm
Twisted metal black
Final fantasy 12
Arc the lad
Dragonquest 8

Dreamcast games

Shenmue collection
Sonic adventures collection
Skies of arcadia
Project justice

Gamecube games

Metal gear twin snakes
Resident evil zero
Resident evil one remake

Now, those would help fill the void greatly.

Current gen stuff...

Street fighter 4 arcade with vitas extras such as some of the sf characters in sfxtekken not currently found in sf4 arcade like...elena,rolento ect.

Any other suggestions? cant seem to think of any other games i would like ported. But ofcourse its all about new content so heres hoping theres a lot more coming.
skyrimer  +   1086d ago
Not listing Okami there should be severely punished! my minions, attack!
supremacy  +   1086d ago
That was a great game as well, and looking at its main draw. One would think it would be a perfect fit for the vita platform. Now, just dont know why Capcom has not ported this game yet.
dboyman  +   1086d ago
@skyrimer @supemacy Agreed Okami is the type of game that would go well on the Vita with the Touch screen for the paint brush techniques and the back touch for other things. No Okami is meant for the PS Vita, now need to convince Capcom that.

BTW + bubbles for both of you...
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execution17  +   1086d ago
they did release Twisted Metal Black... but that's only if you bought Twisted Metal (PS3)
wolokowoh  +   1086d ago
They recently released as a separate purchase on PSN. Also you can get in that big Twisted metal bundle they have on PSN.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   1086d ago
If $ony gets it down to $150 and slashes that overpriced memory then I'm all in. Long live play...for the right price.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1086d ago
Yeah these memory cards are a pain in my ass. They're so expensive, but I need them to utilize PS Plus.
Roper316  +   1086d ago
you do realize you can DL all the games onto your PS3 and leave them there until you are ready to play them. Then when your ready just transfer the data from the Vita memory card to your PS3 and the game from your PS3 to your Vita memory card.

That is how I have been doing it and it works well for me.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1086d ago
Yeah I know I can do that, but I'd rather be able to have more than just a few games downloaded on my Vita at once. I usually take my time with games and start new ones before I finish ones i'm half way through. Plus transfering games to my vita gets annoying. Having a memory card with more space and a cheaper price would just be much more convenient.
banditscout  +   1086d ago
$150 would be an incredible price point! That said, it won't happen any time soon. Consider that Sony is a business, and in order to make the consoles and games that we enjoy, they must also make money. At the unrealistic expectation of a $150 price point, Sony will NOT make money. The components of the Vita cost somewhere in that vicinity, and that's NOT including marketing, shipment, etc.
I think a price drop would do the Vita a lot of good, however, it's absurd to suggest that $150 is reasonable. Think about it.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   1086d ago
I know business is business. I want a Vita but not at the current price points. I can only hope they do drop it to $150.
DarkHeroZX  +   1085d ago

It currently cost about $159 to make a vita. At $150 they would lose huge bucks on vita. Even at the current price tag profit is minimal. You are sooo cheap and need to go somewhere with your low-ballin' self. If you want a vita that cheap try a second hand one through eBay or Craigslist. I want Sony to make money so the can afford to support their products, pay their employees, and stay in business. Just be happy with even a $30 price cut. But if they drop the price to $199 be really happy. This system isn't cheap to make like the 3DS so please don't expect them to compete in price.
profgerbik  +   1086d ago
This is all great but I think people have completely over hyped the 20th to the point they only can set themselves up for disappointment.

One thing to randomly start saying the PS4 will be announced without any actual credible source, than to assume they will be announcing a 4G PS Vita as well!? I don't get people or why you create such hype for others.

Clearly some people are not capable of using common sense and choose to believe whatever they read.

I just really hope whatever they bring it's big enough to shut people up already. I don't want to come back here on the 20th and have to read about how everyone was so disappointed with the feb 20th announcement.

I won't be disappointed with whatever they present because I didn't start assuming it was going to be the most mind blowing thing ever and they are going to be showing off everything on top of a new PS Vita.. Which is completely ridiculous to even think about.

...but sure keep raising the hype and spreading the rumors, that is always so helpful. Every damn article I read about Playstation someone is just assuming, stating rumors as if they are factual events set to happen that were actually said to happen by Sony.
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cee773  +   1086d ago
Check out shuhei yoshida's twitter that alone confirms ps4

Ps4 reveal 2 days and counting.
profgerbik  +   1086d ago
Link? There are fake accounts for him so I need to see which account you found this on, I have no clue where exactly to look on his official one as I don't see anything hinting at the PS4.

Didn't really plan on sifting through hundreds of tweets. I already looked through all of his February tweets and couldn't find anything.

The only thing he ever hints at "It's for the future."

So unless you point me directly to this or it happens to be in one of his Japanese tweets, I ain't seeing it or able to read it.
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cee773  +   1086d ago
Here you go

A follower states that Tues will be for PSP/vita

Yoshida responds with your missing A day that's all I need to hear its the little things.

Showing the evo of PS everyday
Prototype controller leaked
Sony rented A 2200 seat venue
Its live
Yoshida's subliminal messages

Its ps4
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ElectricKaibutsu  +   1085d ago

C'mon, of course it's for the PS4 reveal. What else could it possibly be?
Adolph Fitler   1086d ago | Trolling | show
Adolph Fitler  +   1086d ago
When will the masses of morons grow up, & treat Sony with equality, & stop carrying on like rabid morons about anything Sony does, turning EVERYTHING Sony does into negativity. It is getting old now, I mean, I'm sure after Sony's 2 gens of pure domination, tall poppy syndrome from American press & general onliners was a given, considering MS is the only U.S. based company that has come into the console business with a chance, so I think it became schoolyard "KOOL", to diss Sony & talk about, "giant enemy crabs that were part of historically accurate battles", & "RIIIIIIIIDGE RACER".....Krazy Ken, & all that other 6yr old, handicap kids antics..... But, the years it lasted & the 4 anti Sony jokes (including the 2 aforementioned) got real tired, real quick. I mean the "no games on PS3", & all that crap was MS fanboy imaginary moronic, mentally inept opinion......& there really wasn't much more ammo than that, other than price, which, at $100 more than 360 at that time, when PS3 had the massive added benefit of Blu-Ray, as well as inbuilt WiFi, to mention the 2 hugest & expensive advantages, that argument, or Sony bash, was null & void.

I mean, clowns who complained about PS3's $499 (20gig) & $599 (60gig), launch price point, were & more than likely still are complete morons, that should have quit gaming as soon as that thought about a $499 console price being too expensive in there basic minds, as gamers really don't worry about something that trivial, & meaningless, as the thing was priced VERY, VERY, reasonably in the U.S. (especially, as opposed to the $1000, we had to pay here in Australia).....I mean, the fact is, I even paid the $1000, without batting an eyelid, for my launch unit, & I would do it all over again, (well I will be hopefully in Oct-Nov, if Sony pull there finger out & do the right thing by us Aussies & Europeans, seeing we are far bigger supporters of there products, compared with U.S. consumers).
consoles are the cheap part for a's the games & peripherals that the big bucks are spent on......So, lets start back with the negative stories about Sony & how it's all doom & gloom for them, & how there new console is gonna suck & be 1000 times less powerful than 720, & the more negative stories I read, the more & more it will hype me for my PS4 launch unit, I will be snapping up at midnight again. As, it makes Sony's products more enticing, when internet haters & U.S. based online gaming journos & media, are so fearful that there homeland product will cop a sales difference similar to PS2vsXbox1.......because, they have seen Sony's gear behind closed doors, & they know how bomb it's gonna be.
wenaldy  +   1086d ago
Your first paragraph reminds me of "PS3 song" video on Youtube, oh boy you gotta see the comment section. It's like many Xbots are still living on 2007!!!!
Novistador  +   1086d ago
600$ for a a system with no games (at the time), yea i spent my money elsewhere. Eventually picked one up off ebay later in its life.
weirdo  +   1086d ago
not interested until sony release a white vita in the UK
Reaper9937  +   1086d ago
Americans who complain about the VITA's price piss me the F*#k off. Here in SA we have to cough up ZAR3600 = $365 for a 3G Vita and I'm about to buy my Americans GTFO.

The Vita is a great piece of hardware and worth every penny, yes we don't get MH or pokemon, but on the other hand Nintendo doesn't get Soul Sacrifice or Persona.

So I hope this year the Vita gets its due, especially with the rumored price drop for the west.
banditscout  +   1086d ago
As an American, I completely agree. The Vita is expensive because it's a great, well made, and high tech piece of hardware. Personally, I think it's priced fairly. I feel bad for the games industry for having to deal with so many entitled gamers.
Novistador  +   1086d ago
Hate to break it to you, but that's how the market works. If we are not satisfied they have to keep trying.
banditscout  +   1085d ago
I hate to break it to you, but a company like Sony would rather focus its dollars on creating products that provide them with returns on their investment. In fact, THAT is how the market works. If Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo can't make money, then we don't play games.
Qrphe  +   1086d ago
"MH-style games"

If anything, don't you mean PSO-style games? When were most of the people who keep on using this concept born?
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byeGollum  +   1086d ago
People tend for forget the game that really started it all
vanethe  +   1086d ago
they should give the current vita owners free games, or a ps + for 3 months ,

like what Nintendo did to the 3ds , i was happy about it
Protagonist  +   1086d ago
Sony has already given us MotorStorm RC for free.
telekineticmantis  +   1086d ago
Phantasy Star
Soul Sacrifice, Killzone are all on my wish list. Toukiden looks pretty good, Tearaway looks to take adatage of some ita features pretty well, but we'll see. Some more cross play gaming experiences would be cool though.
stage88  +   1086d ago
I thought positive articles about the PS Vita weren't allowed on N4G, though?
ajax17  +   1086d ago
Still anxiously awaiting BioShock for the vita. That is the system seller for me. Well, if the reviews are good enough too.
mrbojingles  +   1086d ago
Will Soul Sacrifice even make it to the US? If it does I can't see it lighting up the charts, even if it is amazing. Looks good too.

Other than a new Killzone game what major IPs are coming to the Vita in all regions this year?
Inception  +   1086d ago
It's already official that Soul Sacrifice got a US release on april 30 (EU on may 1). I don't know about lighting up the US charts, cause the way i saw it US market prefer shooter / FPS games than RPG.

For major IP (i consider this games as major IP), from the top of my head are Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2+, DoA 5+, Phantasy Star Online 2, FF X HD (cross fingers, this is SE we're talking about), and Tales of Hearts R all coming for vita this year. Maybe sony will announce new GoW, GT, CoD, or Uncharted for vita. But we still must wait on 20th Feb / E3 for that.

Meanwhile, if you like vanillaware and nihon falcom games such as Dragon's Crown, Muramasa, Ys Celceta, and Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki, they will be available for vita in this year. And namco games such as God Eater 2 and One Piece: Pirate Warrior 2 also got a vita release on this year.
mrbojingles  +   1086d ago
That is a lot ports and remakes in the Vita's line up. Sorry, I totally remember hearing about Soul Sacrifice coming to US, just forgot. Whoops!
Inception  +   1086d ago
Well, if it's a good port / remake from great games than i don't see that as a problem. 3DS also had a lot of ports & remakes (i bought Tales of the Abyss and Zelda OoT for 3DS despite i already have them).
Roper316  +   1086d ago
Vita is a great piece of hardware. I got mine on Black Friday from Amazon for $175 and it came with AC III, PSABR & 3 months of PS+. It was a deal I just couldn't pass up especially with the instant game collection with the PS+ membership. I may get screwed on the PS3 games because I already own them but Vita games I don't have to worry about that problem.
lassenwolf  +   1086d ago
Not one game will help the vita. Had 3 g one and as usual sony doesn't support thier handhelds. They can say whatever they want but there's no ads, and hasn't been , no support and its a failure
RetroRaconteur  +   1086d ago
Vita isn't dead yet...but it's on life support.
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