Sony's next-gen PS4 will not just start a new generation of amazing home console releases, but breathe new life into PS Vita, too. Here's why.
lets see if they stay true to their word. Im getting my vita back next month, although, im fairly convinced that they're going to come out with an new model this E3...
as their PS4 reveal...I stopped off and picked up a Vita. I also signed up for PS+ so i would have some games to start me off. I always wanted a Vita but like many, i was looking for the right time to validate my purchase. All the talk of how the vita will do this or that in conjunction with the PS4 was my jumping off point. I'm glad i did as the vita is a really nice piece of tech. I do hate how easily the back scratches though. the front is as tough as the gorilla glass on my GS2 but the back.......
Congrats, DarthV72! Enjoy and have fun.
Let's say they drop the price of the Vita before or during E3 to $200. PS4 starts at $400, then gets dropped to $350 about a year later. That one year allows them to fully realize the potential of the Vita to smoothly remote play most if not ALL PS4 games. A $500 bundle for the 2 would be sweet.
As long as its just a slim version and maybe a price cut I don't really care. I've been enjoying my Vita since launch so it was worth the extra 50 dollars. However if they pull an Apple and out date my Vita, I'll be pretty mad.
Agree regarding Apple, but I don't want it smaller, it's great in terms of weight and size - no slimming required in my opinion.
Just like everyone was so convinced they would release a 4G model on February 20th? Right? If they haven't even dropped the price of the original Vita in most parts of the world I can assure you that is not going to happen. There will for sure be a price drop on all Vita's everywhere, then there is a chance to see a new revision around that time. It makes no sense now though, none at all. I am not trying to be a smart ass but do people even think about that? How little sense it would make to release a new model a "YEAR" after the first one was just made? The Vita isn't made by Activision or Ubisoft. Every single device Sony has made, has always seen at least a 2-3 year gap before it even sees a revision handheld wise. Knowing how frequently that history has repeated itself, I will bet the same will happen again. It is kind of upsetting that people are even expecting a new model so soon though.. I mean jesus.
I'm more interested in Vita/PS3 compatibility with Gaikai. Playing GOW: Ascension on the go would be worth it for me. I just want to know if I will need a PS4 to use Gaikai.
If they put gaikai on ps3 it will decentivise people from buying ps4. You could just stream ps4 games since the hardware doesn't matter
ahh, but that's why they said they are only streaming ps1, ps2 and ps3 games to any platforms. For PS4 games you will need the PS4 itself, and it will only stream to the Vita. Glad I have my Vita already.
I have no interest for mobile gaming at all but a PS4/Vita bundle would be too hard to pass up.
I think a few years down the line when both the PS4 and Vita's manufacturing costs are significantly lower, Sony will "relaunch" the system or release an SKU that will compete with the Wii U. Think about it, just like the PS3's lifecycle was extended with Sony releasing the Move to compete with the Wii. The PS4's install base would be a lot bigger then and the Vita would be relatively "dirt-cheap". This would allow Sony the opportunity to bundle the Vita with the PS4, making it the official controller for the system. Remember that Sony has already done this kind of strategy first with the PS1 (from the original controller to the first DualShock controller). If Sony does this, they would effectively extend the PS4's longevity and standardize the use of a touchscreen controller on all their systems --- allowing for new ways to play and eating away at the Wii U's marketshare. Wii U games would be easily ported to the PS4, plus games would be a lot better because of the more powerful hardware and the better touchscreen controller (sorry Vita's OLED capacitive touch beats Wii U's crappy resisitive screen) 2015 - PS4 Slim + PS Vita bundle = "PS4 STREAM" --- MAKE IT HAPPEN SONY! Plus! You can still use the Vita as an actual PORTABLE machine that has its own set of exclusive games (Soul Sacrifice, FFX HD, and im sure many more in the future)
The new interconnectivity of ps4 will be amazing, being able to play most ps4 games on the go. True remote play. I am excited for the future of playstation, more power, better connectivity and amazing exclusives.
Wow the possibilities are great, this is the first time I consider buying a Vita. Still I wont be buying one untill after the PS4 release, to see how things pan out
Heres to hoping Sony to make the wise decision of creating a launch PS4/Vita bundle and advertising the mess out of the connectivity and symbiotic relationship of the two
bought 2 vitas
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Sony has a grand gaming plan and all the pieces are coming together. A gaming Nirvana no less.
I'm interested to know what Sony is going to do to make up for the lack of pressure sensitive buttons on the vita. For games like COD it probably doesn't matter, but for racing games it does.
I'm puzzled why gaikai is not coming to Ps3, and why you can't remote play ps3 games like in ps4. What's the limitation? Forcing vita owners to buy ps4's?
yeah why wait for PS4 to revive Vita?
Simple just think about it. Was the PS3 being developed when the Vita was, or was the PS4? The PS4 and PS Vita were both in development at the same times. I had always known this, I never expected them to get much functionality out of the PS3 + PS Vita simply because the PS3 was made a good 3-4 years before they probably ever got into the Vita enough. It just always made more sense to me that the Vita was destined to work more with the device it was developed next to. Everyone always set the Vita up saying it is doomed but I always knew it had a place in the future. Now why Gaikai probably won't be on the PS3 or PS4 games that is, If PS4 games are going to on Gaikai how ridiculous would that be, every PS3 owner wouldn't even need to buy a PS4 if they really didn't want to. They could simply stream every PS4 game to the PS3, just like they said how PS4 games can be streamed to the Vita but of course they aren't trying to sell more PS3's anymore.. so that is another important reason why but mainly the fact that there would be not much of a reason to even have a PS4 other than the added power and new controller if the PS3 could stream PS4 games.. They might just not allow PS4 games to be played on the PS3.. I don't know. Where did you hear Gaikai won't be on the PS3? I think it will be because they don't plan on shelving the PS3 anytime soon either so I think it will still use Gaikai just not play PS4 games. Would be crazy if it could and they just didn't care.. I would give them much respect for that but I also can greatly understand why they wouldn't at the same time.
I was planning on getting a Vita for Gravity Rush, Persona 4, and Soul Sacrifice, but I'll think I'll wait till after E3 and see if there's a new model or price cut In the works. Got a huge backlog on the ps3 anyway.
Sony has made so many promises and im still waiting on some of them so until i dont see it happening im not believing anything related remote play, vita's so call potential, heck how about adding trophies, leaderboards and full psn functionality to psmoble games first? im getting the ps4 day 1 and i love my vita but sometimes sony promise too much and they dont deliver.
Yea, it's stupid why they didn't added that functionality on ps mobile
I bought a Vita because it was a solid machine with the capacity to replace my PSP--I could play all of those old PS1 and PSP games on it. It was great. What the Vita needs to "revive" is simply more games. That's it. I don't think the PS4 will have any impact on the Vita, period. The fact that the PS4 is going in the opposite direction of the Vita (no b/c, no compatability with PSN content, etc.) means, for example, that I won't buy it. And given how often Vita fanboys fall into the, "Yes it does have good games, look at all of the PS1 and PSP titles you can play on it" argument, I get the feeling even the densest Sony fanboys may have a hard time justifying the purchase of a PS4.
The PS4 is going to have little impact on the Vita. First of all, a lot of people are confuse about remote play as they think it is the ability to play PS4 games anywhere they go on a VITA. That is not the case, Remote play only works if the VITA is connected to the same WiFi network as the PS4; in another word, it won't be a huge factor for the majority of people. Secondly, dedicated gaming consoles are a thing of the past and pretty soon mobile phones will have processors that are more powerful and with cheap games, I don't see how the VITA can survive another year.
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