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Submitted by LOGICWINS 508d ago | opinion piece

7 Signs PlayStation Vita Is a Disaster

"When Sony launched Vita a little over a year ago, it doubled down on the same strategy of amazing graphics and almost-console-like software.

But instead of improving on PSP’s performance, Vita’s first year has been much worse. Sony may have just announced that acclaimed indie game Hotline Miami (one of Wired’s top games of 2012) is headed to Vita, but it’s a lonely bright spot in an otherwise desolate situation." (PS Vita, Sony)

chrismichaels04  +   508d ago
Geez...another doom and gloom. How original. Don't forget the follow up piece: 7 signs the WiiU is a disaster. And you can finish it off with: 7 signs the Xbox 720 is a disaster ( even though it doesn't even exist yet). Yawn..........
JoGam  +   508d ago
If it aint 7 signs its 7 reasons or 5 or 10. Smh. Give me 1 reason why i should care what they are?
Aceman18  +   508d ago
@chris

agreed this article or lack of article gets a Yawn.
Mounce  +   508d ago
I'd think they're just making a 'contrast' article against the massive Pro-Sony hype for the 20th and they're aiming to get hits like douchebags by throwing something negative out there to disturb the current trend.

Asshats they are.
himdeel  +   508d ago
Reminds me of all the happy articles when the PS3 first dropped...nothing to read here.
nadchaar  +   508d ago
This is the most biased POS article I have ever read; Its a disgrace its on WIRED. Sony first party games are weak? Are you kidding me? Mario is the only guy who can make a living platforming? The author clearly didn't bother mentioning the smash success hits of Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter and Sly Cooper..

"At this price, Vita is still more expensive than the most expensive model of 3DS" Vita's price in Japan will roughly translate to $200, the same price as the 3DS XL..
Mounce  +   508d ago
And the 3DS costs like $80-100 to manufacture. Lol

We'll see if Vita gets a $100 tonight since Japan got one.
BrianG  +   508d ago
Guess the 3DS was a failure to, considering it had a massive price drop in a much shorter time frame.......

Oh wait, the 3DS is selling now. So why wouldn't you think the Vita is going to start selling with a new price?
Drainage  +   508d ago
because it haz no gamaez
ApolloTheBoss  +   508d ago
Failing troll is failing.
kingxtreme81  +   508d ago
*read it*
*same old crap*
*clicked "WTF?" and "No"*
LOGICWINS  +   508d ago
Don't know about anyone else, but I think the key for Vita's success is exposing PS Plus to the masses. I already have around 7(or more) Vita compatible games from Plus and I only payed $50...and I'm getting even more in the next 10 months =D
Bowzabub  +   508d ago
Exactly. Logic wins in this case.
Hicken  +   508d ago
Why bother submitting such an obvious flamebait article? There's more than enough crap like this already on this site; was there any need to add to it?

Edit: So because N4G promotes it, you should take part? What are you, a child?

@Mike Myers: Sorry if I'm passionate about games. It's a pretty important hobby of mine that got me through some tough times in my life. Still, I'd think anybody who's passionate about something appears to "wear their emotions on their sleeve" when it pertains to that something. Oh, and negative ads and topics may not reflect negatively on how much you enjoy them, but they DO influence people in ways they shouldn't. And that's bad for gaming.

But it seems established through your comment that what's bad for gaming doesn't really matter to you, as it doesn't change how you enjoy them... how does that work?
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LOGICWINS  +   508d ago
N4G promotes the submission of flaimbait articles by having monthly contests for the highest scoring contributor. Heck, N4G just rewarded me with points for having a submission that went over 100 degrees. I'll stop submitting flaimbait articles when N4G stops encouraging me to sumbit them...which will never happen since thats the foundation that N4G is built on.

Ever notice how every piece of news on N4G has a flamo-meter attached to it? If you don't like flaimbait articles, N4G is the wrong place to be part of.
MikeMyers  +   508d ago
LOGICWINS gets it, ignore the flamebait articles and they will fade away. Personally I don't care either way because negative ads and negative topics don't reflect on how much I enjoy the devices. The again I don't wear my emotions on my sleeve and get upset and act like videogames are all I have in my life.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   508d ago
You already know what the biggest stealth troll on N4G is about. At least he admits to liking flamebait articles and doesn't try to hide it like he usually does.

***"N4G promotes the submission of flaimbait articles by having monthly contests for the highest scoring contributor. Heck, N4G just rewarded me with points for having a submission that went over 100 degrees."***

Last time I checked it was totally possible to get a submission over 100 degrees without it being "flamebait." Just because an article has the highest score doesn't automatically mean it's a flambait article(use some logic geez). So I'm not seeing how N4G is in anyway promoting flamebait articles specifically.

Hell, I've seen flambait articles fail to get approve for the very fact that people reported them for being flamebait:

http://n4g.com/news/981514/...

http://n4g.com/news/982637/...

http://n4g.com/news/980062/...

So much for N4G promoting and encouraging flamebait articles...

It's all about the users. As long as people like Logic enjoy flamebait articles and promote and defend their existence we'll continue to see them. Hell, I got PMs from people telling me not to report articles as Lame just because I think it's flamebait as that would equate to nearly everything getting reported if everyone did that. Funny thing about that is people hardly report hence why see all these flamebait articles. It isn't N4G, it's users like Logic that are aiding the flames. And whenever someone tries to do something about it they get attacked. What is one to do?
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MikeMyers  +   508d ago
Hicken all I'm saying is these articles shouldn't bother you too much and if they do then it's quite easy to ignore them. I do agree, they get tiresome, we've seen about 2,000 articles on how Vita can do better by... or the Vita is doomed because...

We're starting to see it already for the Wii U. It's sad that negativity sells and draws more attention than it deserves but that's the nature of the beast. The Vita is the best handheld device ever made as far as I'm concerned but it does need better support. But it's far too early to be writing the system off.
dcbronco  +   508d ago
The mainstream press, with their failing print businesses, have noticed that gamers are an easy target for hits. It increases their advertising dollars. Stop feeding the animals.
DeeZee  +   508d ago
I don't even care, I'm still loving my PS Vita.
Shadow Man  +   508d ago
san andreas stories!
TongkatAli  +   508d ago
I really want a blue Vita.
Veneno  +   508d ago
There's custom computer companies out there that will customize the paint job on any console or pc. Problem is that any warranties are void after. And its expensive.
tachy0n  +   508d ago
just buy a skin......

i have a black PSVita and im thinking of getting a carbon fiber skin but they are more expensive. CHALLENGE CONSIDERED.
a_bro  +   508d ago
still buying it next month, although i sold mine 6 months ago.

just another dumbass writing a doom and gloom article.
FarCryLover182  +   508d ago
Ps Vita will sell well once the price drops some more later this year and the more games that come out.
r21  +   508d ago
It was just a matter till some 'journalist' out there would make another vita doomzed article after that vita event for japanese gamers :L
Y_5150  +   508d ago
Gravity Rush alone is a great reason to buy a Vita. Get PS Plus and you have an amazing deal. The only bad thing I had delt with the system was the price of the 16g SD card that I bought.
FlyingFoxy  +   508d ago
Vita has some great games, and other good ones already. Wheres the problem?

you pay for hardware that's better. So people won't buy it because it costs more than a 3DS? no shit it costs more, because it has better hardware.
ziggurcat  +   508d ago
seems only fitting that the day before the sony presentation, a doom article should appear...
Playstation4LyFe  +   508d ago
Coming from WIRED... yeah ok stick to MOVIE REVIEWS
Veneno  +   508d ago
Yeah their gaming division is half assed.
Studio-YaMi  +   508d ago
They finished with the Wii U for now & the 3DS before,now it's the PSVita just after the Japanese PSVita event & the soon to be revealed PS4...

F*** U doom & gloom journalists !
loving my PSVita so far.
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Theyellowflash30  +   508d ago
Seriously, can we all just ban Doom articles for the Wii U and Vita? Both systems need more games.... period. Once they get those games..... sales increase. Its not rocket science.
InTheLab  +   508d ago
Love my Vita and Cross Save is awesome...but 4m in a year is a disaster....and it's Sony's fault. They threw two high profile games down the toilet with Nihilistic. They dropped the ball with memory sticks. They ignored Vita at E3.

Vita deserves doom articles.

BTW...Hotline Miami should be a $5 mini, as it is not worth $10.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   508d ago
Concerning Kingdom hearts I dont think they need another on handheld story wise they covered everything. KHIII should be the next one after KH1.5 HD and KH2.5 HD.
ylwzx3  +   508d ago
7 signs the earth is a disaster
killerorca258  +   508d ago
Damn, these are the kind of articles I read while I'm taking a dump in the gents' room. Although I won't be reading this, as I'm liable to fall asleep. In conclusion, Android is going to fail, and yet Android phones now make up 85% of all phones worldwide, they said Apple would fail, and their founder Steve Jobs was worth BILLIONS when he died, they said Kinect for Xbox was a failure, and that sold 4 million in its first week, they said Wii would fail, and it's just about to sell its 100 millionth unit, they said the DS was a gimmick, and it's the best selling gaming console of all time (even more than PS2). When are these fu***ng morons going to shut their traps and just admit they can't do anything better with their time.
TheLastGuardian  +   508d ago
Click the plus sign under 'read full story', then click WTF? and No.

Love my Vita with a passion. F*** anyone who hates the Vita.
izumo_lee  +   508d ago
It's not normal on N4G if we didn't get one of these 'Doom & Gloom' Vita articles each week. It's kinda has become a tradition & being a Vita owner i am getting used to these by now.

So bring us more of these. When these people are so busy writing garbage disguised as news, I'll be happily playing my Vita games like Persona 4, Project Diva F (since the Vita is region free unlike another device), Rag Oddessey, & the hundreds of PSone classics.
sherimae2413  +   508d ago
hmmph see me and my vita in the pic.. thats how were close!
this article is meh ^_^
DomceM  +   508d ago
this is the first handheld i ever bought. So for me its a big success.

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