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The Future of PlayStation Vita

SCEJ President Hiroshi Kawano suggests the future path for PlayStation Vita and talks Free to Play, the price drop and the importance of Hunting Action titles.

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DaveyB1225d ago

I think free to play is a great idea for Vita - Phantasy Star Online 2 is looking amazing, and it's a nice model for a handheld title. I hope it does well.

lovegames7181225d ago

Yeah i want Phantasy Star 2 online! and cant wait for Kz merc, Soul Sacrifice and tear away!!!

Protagonist1224d ago

Soul Sacrifice is coming soon and maybe, just maybe we will see some surprising things for the PS Vita tomorrow besides the PS4.

DivineAssault 1225d ago

There are many games i want for vita.. Im supporting this handheld in every way possible as long as they keep up the good work.. They need some more support from publishers but it will get there after the price drop & a few more games release..

Patashnik1225d ago

Toukiden is looking really good too - but lots of people haven't picked up on this yet. It looks like Monster Hunter but much darker - and with added dismemberment! : ) Phantasy Star Online 2 is amazing - I love the PC version, and I hear the Vita one is a solid port. Can't wait! Well done to Sega for making this free.

miyamoto1224d ago (Edited 1224d ago )

I don't know why Omega Force games are famous in Japan but I couldn't care less because for me Toukiden may benefit from OF's reputation.
Which is good because the concept of Toukiden, although "very Japanese" or niche, is too mind blowing for me and I want it to succeed.

Ancient Japan timeline is so rich and powerful.
Seven Samurai
Hidden Fortress
Ninja Scroll
Tenchu
Samurai Showdown
Shinobi: Heart Under Blade
Onimusha
Musashi Miyamoto

And Toukiden has this vibe in it.

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"Kawano felt that releasing 100 titles in 1 year after release was not lower than Sony expected. However, the problem is more to do with the fact that the titles people want to see haven’t been released – and expects this will be resolved this year. Since the two reasons people aren’t buying Vita are price and volume and type of titles – Sony needs to continue talking to game companies, to try to keep releasing titles people want – something Kawano states they are actively doing."

Sony knows what is the problem.
We'll see their action.

izumo_lee1225d ago

The price cut is a good start to judge the publics want for the system. A recent poll from Famitsu stated that over 64% of Japanese gamers are thinking about buying a Vita this year.

Although a price cut is a welcome addition a steady stream of high quality games will be the most important factor for the Vita's future. The Vita Game Heaven they showed some upcoming games that are just that. More of these Vita Game Heaven's in the future to show off more games is what the Vita needs to ease the minds of Vita owners.

That games are coming.

Patashnik1225d ago

It's a tough position to be in. Develoers need to see more systems being sold to support it. Conversely, consumers need to see loads of games in order to be convinced to buy.

This is why one 'killer app' is so important for a console to succeed. I've no doubt PS Vita will get it - I wouldn't be surprised if that games is Phantasy Star Online 2, if anything can replace the mighty Monster Hunter, then I think this is it.

regardless, that massive drop in price is a step in the right direction...

miyamoto1224d ago

Like what they did on PS3, Sony 1st party games will have the great responsibility of adding vitality to the PS Vita platform.

Protagonist1224d ago

@izumo_lee

I remember that JP poll and since JP somehow dominates how handhelds fare, we need them onboard as soon as possible.

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