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."
Wow, you don't see headlines like this on N4G everyday.
Sony needs to bring more games west, Japan has more Vita games but the intsall base is bigger in the west
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.
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..
Europe has the biggest PS3 install base. We have the least and worst of everything
Mostly because they wouldn't be true. I mean how was anyone going to say that about Vita last year?
Go back to halo and wait for kinect 2 to be announced..
Didn't know an opinion is fact now...
The least you can do is make a better attempt at trolling...
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
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.
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.
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.
Vita needs to be given a chance to breath, just like the Wii U.
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.
Because the Vita is doooooomed! DOOOMED I TELL YA!!!! XD
If Wii U is doomed, Vita is doomeder. XD
I think the correct grammar is 'More doomded'.
--- I wrote my comment in the wrong article. Pardon me, my lords ---
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...
Everyone knew about half of these games and they are japan only i dont see the 180 degree turn Lol.
@ 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.
@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.
Slow claps for you
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...
@Snookies12 Your comment made me cringe.
@superterabyte - Why? The dude was obviously trolling...
bring it on, my wallet is ready
Wish mine was =(
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.
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.
Just like the psp go. What a flop that was.
Ps3 price drop. Ps vita price drop. Ps4 launch. Gaikai. New marketing partner. 2013 = best year for playstation fans ever.
Not sure how the new ad team is great for playstation fans exactly. . .
because we wont get the shit scared out of us by crying realistic toy dolls? lol
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?
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.
Imagine the future of ps is to stop xD. Just a joke..
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
I'm just guessing you're against all portable games and pc gaming then?
Sony should have dumped the old marketing partner long ago. Other than Kevin Butler, they were not very good...
They outsourced it to another company for that one...for the little black kid and the psp too.
@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...
Japan is going to love the Vita now.
they have high disposable income so I dont think it was a price that stopped them before.
Uh, no they didn't.
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).
Recession...not just a US thing.
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.
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!
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. @a_a 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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Stopped using my PS3 after I got the PS VITA.
I reckon Vita's big news will be with it's PS4 interconnectivity when its announced on February 20th. OT. 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
... and One Touch NFC
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.
It may move Vitas in anticipation of the PS4. I am looking for more cross play and original IPs other than JRPG.
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.
Oh just so you know, Ys Celceta is already confirmed for localization by Xseed. :]
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.
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.
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.
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.