Submitted by doctorstrange 705d ago | opinion piece

Can the PS4 Save the Vita Before its Next Birthday?

Today, the Vita turns one in North America, Europe, South America and Singapore. Joining in on the birthday festivities, Daily Reaction’s Seb and Dan discuss the road so far, what’s next and if the PS4 will mean good things for the struggling little handheld.
-PSLS (Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, PS Vita, PS4)

Foolsjoker  +   705d ago
Kaz looks awesome in shorts...just saying.
doctorstrange  +   705d ago
He is a good looking man, certainly.

Happy Bday Vita!
Killzoner99  +   705d ago
I completely agree, Kaz has very strong and masculine facial features and he has a look of determination about him . He just seems like he would be a really great guy to get to know and hangout with. Maybe even camping or something if he likes that.
ftwrthtx  +   705d ago
The PS3 could do it if Sony would just give us what they said they would.

Is the PS3 and PS Vita relationship dead now? WTH?
Trenta27  +   705d ago
I agree. It's like they all of a sudden forgot.
doctorstrange  +   705d ago
The PS3 didn't call the Vita back, so they're taking a break.
ftwrthtx  +   705d ago
I hope they didn't burn any bridges.
gta2800  +   705d ago
I'm gonna be honest. I've been interested in the Vita ever since it was announced(Owned PSP and want to play Uncharted)..but the Vita didn't really have anything that made me say I NEED THAT NOW! I was just kinda waiting till they drop the price but after they showed the remote play capabilities with the PS4, that pretty much is gonna make me get one before the PS4 comes out.
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delboy  +   705d ago
Didn't you tried remote play with psp and ps3?
It's almost unplayable because of input lag.
It's enjoyable only with slow games like rpgs.
And streaming games from Gaikai to Vita or Ps4 in the future culd be even worse.
Actually it will be worse then psp and ps3 remote play, because you will use Internet connection to stream from Gaikai.
Cmo89  +   705d ago
he actually said in the conference that there wont be any lag because of new ps4 technology. or something like that
Baylex  +   704d ago
I think when they started to make the vita, the objective was to get it to connect with ps4 from the start.. But the ps3 is still here, so they had to say that they could connect with each other. But the primary objective was to the vita and the ps4 hang out perfectly.
alexcosborn  +   705d ago
No, don't think so. Remote Play is great in reaffirming the purchase of early adopters but not reason enough to shell out $250.
gta2800  +   705d ago
It is for me. I want a Vita but wasn't willing to shell out the dough for it right now...but after I saw the remote play feature, I'm ready pull that money out lol.
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pedroyamato  +   705d ago
TrendyGamers  +   705d ago
Awesome surfboard.
akaakaaka  +   705d ago
Well I did not saw myself with a vita until after the 20th, they convince me.. but I will wait for a new vita model, a better one.. and I hope I don't have to wait long for that..
Hdz54  +   705d ago
Yeah, if they release a new Vita that somehow includes triggers I may pick one up just for the remote play. will wait and see how it's implemented though.
Toon_Link  +   705d ago
As long as I can get some type of power grip with extra triggers and additional battery life for my vita I'd totally welcome that.
DigitalSmoke  +   705d ago
Vita is amazing, I'm just not on the road enough to own one.
stuntman_mike  +   704d ago
you dont need to be man, play it in your bed, on the toilet, round your grandma's, locked in side a meat locker while a serial killer stalks you, inside the cockpit of a star destroyer while it's destroying alderaan, in the stomach of a giant whale..!
DigitalSmoke  +   704d ago
Hahaha no i truly can't fit it in my life atm.
Soldierone  +   705d ago
Save it all you want, I love my Vita its sweet.

can't wait for remote play. Constantly asking my GF if I can play games when she is watching TV, I'd love to be able to just pull out my Vita and play on that instead.
CommonSenseGamer  +   705d ago
I thought Sony promoted remote play with the ps3 before the Vita was launched, now its only really coming with the ps4?!?

Remote play may be great for playing when you can't get on your regular TV however, I would rather play first time through with ps4 games on my 1080p TV and home theatre system for the best experience. A 5" screen cannot compare to 50".
Soldierone  +   705d ago
It's still there, they just used their Gaikai patents to make it "streamless" on the PS4 so its ten times better. It's a little laggy on the PS3, and I don't think that will ever be fixed.
arronax-1  +   705d ago
Does anyone know if the PS4 can allow re-downloading on your account?
zekfmejia  +   705d ago
I'm actually planning to buy a ps vita this coming march. But as the news spreads around and me noticing that the vita doesn't have much games as the 3ds, I'm kinda hesitating right now.. What do you guys suggest? should I still buy a Vita? do you guys it's still worth it?
TongkatAli  +   705d ago
My friend is a hardcore gamer with both a Vita and 3DS. He hasn't touched his 3DS in AGES and he games on the Vita a lot more then his 3DS, truth.
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Hdz54  +   705d ago
Since the Vita only has 2 shoulder buttons and no triggers, how is that going to work when controlling PS4 games?
arbitor365  +   705d ago
with Ps1 games the back touch pad is R2
Soldierone  +   705d ago
The back screen becomes two different buttons. And for the analog buttons the front touch screen will have "buttons" near your thumbs

The thing I'm curious about is the pressure sensitive buttons. From what I can tell, not a single button on the Vita is pressure sensitive.
SDF Repellent  +   705d ago
I don't think the Vita can be saved at this point. Look, lets get real here, everyone from a 5 year old to their grandmother has a smartphone these days and the casual free and 99 cents casual game apps is all that is needed for them and playing $40 to $50 for a portable game and carrying an additional device with them is not that popular anymore.

What Sony need to do is integrate their PSP games into their Smartphones, that might be a better idea.
Neko_Mega  +   705d ago
Smart phone have yet to handle gaming like that without streaming it, sorry but that is a dumb idea.

If smartphones were really hurting the Vita, then why is 3DS doing good? Plus lets not forget controls on a smartphone is pretty limit, Sony made Xperia Play and it wasn't bad. But its not like using a PSP/Vita/DS.

Anyways I been playing my AC white Vita more then I have played my PS3 right now (mostly just playing Ragnarok Odyssey).
gta2800  +   705d ago
People who buy portable systems don't necessarily buy them to play on the go. I remember playing the crap out of my PSP and I mostly played it at home lol.
KrisButtar  +   705d ago
ive only used my psp and vita at home, no where else but i do enjoy hooking my psp up to the tv, for some tactics ogre. not being able to hook my vita up to the tv is only down side to the vita in my opinion.
arbitor365  +   705d ago
wait until you can use gakkai to stream PS1, PS2, PS3, and PS4 games to your vita. its coming, peple
Wedge19  +   705d ago
If they follow through, yes, it will be the must have peripheral
Yodagamer  +   705d ago
The one problem with it is the fact it could cannibalize sales because alot of people would be playing the ps4 games on vita instead of vita games. So if that does happen third parties won't be happy with that. It's a good feature for me, but i don't think it is gonna help the vita game sales.
Cmo89  +   705d ago
I had never thought of this before and is a really good point. But you would only be able to stream games to your vita using an internet connection or being close to your ps4. im not sure if youd be able to to stream ps4 games using 3g or 4g so i think people will still have a need for vita games.
murdock55  +   705d ago
If they make a new ps vita i want me money back for the one i have now.
fOrlOnhOpe57  +   705d ago
I have this image in my head.
PS Vita is hanging by its fingertips from the roof of a burning building, in dire peril. The crowd below, all look up in helpless horror.
Unseen, across the street, a figure bursts from the doorway of a phonebox, shirt ripping open to reveal PS4 on its shiny black chest....*cue Superman theme*

Vita's going to be fine.
chrispseuphoria  +   705d ago
I have been playing my Vita every day while the 3DS has been collecting dust. Sure, most games on the Vita aren't extremely popular such as Sly Cooper, Persona 4 Golden, and PS All Stars but Sony aren't publicizing the system well enough to showcase what it can do.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   705d ago
The vita should be able to save itself.
Sarobi  +   705d ago
I was playing PlayStation All-Stars on mine not long ago, and it was really neat. Market it on T.V. channels like: Nickelodeon, Disney channel, and Cartoon Network.. you'll be seeing an increase in no time
TongkatAli  +   705d ago
This, but Sony is retarded in the marketing department.
profgerbik  +   705d ago
Can we wait for E3 before all this starts again.. jeez.
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stuntman_mike  +   704d ago
I'm really tempted to get a vita now, especially after having ps+ for the past year or 2 and all the vita games it gave. uncharted, gravity daze, mortal kombat, wipeout, metal gear collection HD amongst others now I wanna play them.

I got a feeling a price drop might be round the corner soon.
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