"The PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) has been struggling to sell for the past year. Whether it be in Sony’s backyard of Japan or other territories, sales numbers aren’t spectacular. " | Explosion.com
The demo is going to be my deciding factor.
I need to hear an arguement why you guys think it's not right for me to judge a demo if I'm really interested or not. I've seen videos and read upp on some info. This demo is going to show me all the content.
Depends on how well they do the demo. Recent Monster Hunter demo didn't come close to showing new players what it was all about, same could happen with this one depending on how deep the game is.
Sony Fanboy Logic. If you're not 100% certain, absolutely so, that it will be the best game ever and will turn things around completely for the Vita, you're ass-backwards wrong. And also a Nintendo Fanboy. Just because.
multiplayer not lagging.. i play it.. so smooth.. really good game.. with many element and magic..
I know! Made me order one of these off ebay. My friend will be getting my regular black vita for his B-Day. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW...
Damn that's a sexy looking Vita, albeit a pricey one.
hey it was worth every penny. Plus its a newer model so I'll take that. I'll be doing an unboxing video on Youtube once it gets here next week.
Damn you Darkhero, Jealousy ensues.
SS is proving to be a great title to early to call we haven't seen Gram Turismo, GOW, Final Fantasy X, Killzone Mercenary, Mon Hun and a whole lotta lovin' yet ;)
What Mon Hun? It likely isn't coming to the Vita anytime soon.
LOL! Knowing Capcom? ROFL! Didn't they say the same with Capcom 5? Resident Evil 4, Viewtiful Joe, Killer 7?... and Look what happened? Didn't they say the same about Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and The Darkside Chronicles? How did that one go? So who knows it wont happen again? Like the PS3 the Vita will have many great games, features and won't rely on one game alone to succeed. No one thought AC III: Liberation will sell close to 600K, right? Now that's a system seller.
Day one :) Probably the game I'm most excited for out of the whole of 2013. And that's saying something cos theres loads of awesome games coming out lol
Chrono Cross composer, nuff said.
Already got this game pre-ordered and paid in full! :D
Will it push units resulting in a system seller?
That'd be nice, but it's not a must. As long as the game is good, what does it matter? And do you really even care?
It could along with the price drop that happen a week ago. Both SS and TOHR has a limited edition bundle, so the Vita system sales should go up that week. It should move some sales in the US as well as EU, if they drop the price of the system before the release.
Oh c'mon people. Could it be a great game? Yes. Could it even be GOTY material? Why not? But turn around the Vita's poor sales? Maybe in Japan for a small amount of time, but this game will be met with crickets in NA/EU. I'm sorry, its way too niche. Since when has a 'robust magic system' been the reason a game sold loads of systems? Keep expectations in check folks. Maybe this game could push another 100k units in Japan by itself but long term it will do nothing to turn around the Vita's sales. Be realistic. Even in Japan. It would take bigger more established IPs(Dragon Quest, Monster Hunter) or a run-away hit with broad appeal (think Brain Age, Pokemon, Wii Fit, etc) that is exclusive to the Vita to turn it around.
Sooo much overrated garbage you listed *vomits* We are in the Justin Bieber generation.
What does that have to do with anything I said? I suppose you're saying some of the IPs I mentioned as system sellers are "over-rated" and that's cool that you think that but its a bit irrelevant since I'm discussing the type of system sellers a particular platform needs and how Soul Sacrifice, as good as it may be, probably isn't that system seller.
Overrated or not, he's right. Check some sales charts once and a while.
I definately think you're taking a huge leap of faith. Honestly speaking, I doubt you or anyone else would have called Brain Age / Wii Fit an instant success before release. Heck I doubt many people would have said that after they released, yet as you claim, they did ultimately become a "run-away hit". The same could happen for Soul Sac, as being niche never stopped any game from being successful, just makes it harder to get the foot in the door. A perfect example of this is Demon Souls, which many thought wasn't worth publishing in the US. Despite almost everything being against Demon Souls, it was still ultimately successful in the US (many would consider it GOTY) and spawned the extremely popular Dark Souls franchise (which many would consider a GOTY title). So you can think / say whatever you want, but in the end the results might surprise you.
Demon Souls is great but its likely that it hasn't moved many systems lets be honest here. And you're right that no one could predict Brain Age/Wii Fit would be a success but since those games have much more broad appeal than others it would be much more reasonable to think they would be pre-release. Soul Sacrifice will not be a "run-away" hit. It could be amazing, it could be the best game in years for all we know but it won't be a huge hit, especially outside of Japan. People need to stop pinning their Vita hopes on this one title. A full-on, well done Vita exclusive GTA? Maybe. To be clear, I've never said SS won't be successful. It sounds good, probably will bring in massive profits on its game development budget. But it will not turn around the Vita or be a factor in it selling better than 4 million units or so in 2013. Yes, you can never know for sure (and I'd love to be wrong on this) but it doesn't really look like SS will make that big of a dent in terms of turning the Vita around.
Not really something you can compare, since the PS3 was slowly becoming successful at that point and had plenty of other games to sell the system. At that point we had Uncharted 2, Demon Souls, inFAMOUS, God of War III shortly after that and Killzone 2 all well within the same calendar year, so there were ample reasons to buy a PS3 besides Demon Souls. I'm sorry, but having more appeal doesn't mean anything in terms of sales or selling systems. If this was true, then Smart As... would have been a system seller, but instead was ultimately a flop. By the same token God of War would have been a failure, since extreme blood / gore would appeal to a minority when compared to Wii Fit, yet God of War still sells millions. In the end, you're assuming you know everything, when in reality you know nothing. Like you claim a GTA might sell systems, yet people would say the same of CoD / Assassins Creed, yet neither pulled it off. Soul Sac is EXACTLY the type of game that COULD become a system seller, since it's a unique game that shows off what the Vita can do.
The souls series are niche and look how they did
I hope there is an AC4 on the Vita. Not a port but like AC3:L. I don't think this is a system seller but it looks very good, roll on the demo and let's hope for a sequel!
i have a vita but i don't like the art design of the game
I actually understand what you are saying. I wasnt a fan of the artistic design in the beggining, but the way this game is b3ing promoted is not very good. The game will look great in motion. The character designs are actually very original and interesting. Im caustiously optomistic for this game. It wont be a Brain Age smash hit, but it could b3 4he hit that the HARDCORE gamer will gravitate to., which will be good enough for now as the Vita at the moment is trying to first get the hardcore on board, as is the usual Sony fashion.
If an Uncharted game on the Vita couldn't save it then this new IP definitely won't.
lol you mean s shoddy non-naughy dog game? lol get real! It takes more then 1 good game to save a console dude. Having a diverse library with and extensive number of cool feature do. Vita is headed toward the right direction but they really need to bring this and PSO2 out to the west now. And price cut in the west would help a great deal as well.
Uncharted is a western title, how many western titles has Japan really bought and how many of them sold well. I can think of 2; God of War 3 and Dragon's Dogma. No one was really expecting Uncharted to sell well in Japan, but it did do well in the US and EU. Japan needs Japanese oriented titles and that is what will help the Vita move consoles. @DarkHeroZX "lol you mean s shoddy non-naughy dog game?" Are you serious? Golden Abyss wasn't shoddy. It was pretty good, just lacked an online Multiplayer and forced the touch screen controls. But apart from those, it wasn't shoddy.
I'm trying not to buy into the hype....I'll wait and be surprised:D
it's godlike fun cooperative play...day one purchase,plus the demo was boss.
It looks fun but I don't think this ONE GAME will be able to "save" the VITA. Realistically speaking, the VITA's gonna require the combined support from THIS game, Senran Kagura SV, PSO2 and Tales of Hearts R for Japan. Actually, I think it's already saved.. for now.. It'll require more consistent software offerings though. At least we're inching slowly to E3 by the month with something.
It's definitely the reason I got a Vita. Bought a few other games as well.
Hopefully it can. The call of duty game sucked, assassins creed liberations was some crap. What the hell are they thinking when they release this crap.
it got great reviews from famitsu so im buying it day 1 regardless.. The talent behind that game is too good for me to overlook it
I love my ps vita, but this game looks awful. I don't see the appeal outside of japan. People claim it to be ps vita's saviour ( ps vita doesn't need to be saved btw).
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