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Submitted by Mariye 953d ago | opinion piece

Vita ports are the answer

From the article, "Sony has just announced the Jak and Daxter Collection for the Vita. It’s basically the same thing we’ve already seen on the PS3. It’s HD ports of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, and Jak 3. People get prettier versions of three PS2 games for $29.99, which is probably still less than you’d pay for all three of the PS2 versions of the games right now. While some may scoff at the idea of Vita ports, I think this is exactly what the Vita needs. In fact, I think a round of PS2 to Vita ports could really help save the system." (PS Vita)

Kalowest  +   953d ago
"Vita ports are the answer" Nope, they're the problem.
bothebo  +   953d ago
Maybe, but how could they hurt? I'm not saying all Vita games should be ports and I also recognize we need more AAA games for the Vita that will sell hardware like COD and ACL did.
beakeroo1  +   953d ago
There's nothing wrong with porting high quality titles. I've never played these and I'm a fan of Naughty Dog due to the UC series. I'm not interested in playing PS2 games on a PS3 but why not re-release them on the Vita?
miyamoto  +   953d ago
Here is the thing my fellow gamer.

Some one told me PS Vita needs exclusives to survive.
Is this what you mean?

He has a good point


it also does not hurt for the PS Vita to have a vast library of games for gamers to choose from wether ports, remasters, remakes, PSN, PS1, PS2, PSP, games etc etc for new generation of gamers and old ones.

All best selling selling consoles had a vast number of titles. And that is what the PSV needs instead of having only a few like Wii U.

From the point of view of the PS3 it may want to share its "success" with the PS Vita via ports.
At least gamers have a choice.

From the point of view of the PS Vita, it will be bad for it to have PS Vita exclusives ported to PS3 because it will cannibalize the handheld.

Look at Nintendo trying to "fill" the need of the Wii U via "remastered ports".

If you ask me, if its possible for all PS1, PS2, PSP, PS3, PSN, PS Mobile, and even PS4 games to be playable on the PS Vita .... it will be for the better.
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MasterCornholio  +   953d ago
Well in my opinion they are only a problem if there is nothing else. But if you combine quality AAA games from established franchises and mix in a few new IPs with a dash of ports then you could have a very good library.

Im expecting this to happen with the PS4.


It would be great if the Vita got a spin off of Demon Souls.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   953d ago
I would kill for a proper HD collection of the Silent Hill series on the Vita. They have a second chance to not screw it up. Also include SH4.
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jaymart2k  +   953d ago
Wii U has this problem too.
3-4-5  +   953d ago
More games are usually never the problem...

They are a band-aid though...

Vita needs and will get some new games and people will eventually be satisfied.....2,3,4 years from now.
SlapHappyJesus  +   953d ago
They're a crutch for the company. Sony is never one to shy away from a re-release.
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delboy  +   953d ago
Don't throw money away Sony, you might need it.
ToZanarkand86  +   952d ago
I've always wanted a handheld PS2. Golden age of gaming IMO.
If I can get these games in HD with trophies on a handheld im a happy guy indeed.
Plus the graphics look so much better on a small screen on these older games, you try playing PS1 games on a HDTV and a Vita and see which one looks nicer. No competition.
Godchild1020  +   952d ago
Care to elaborate? A fair share of the games that were made for the PS3 (Digital or retail) should have been made for the Vita as well and lot of people that held off buying the games for the PS3, might end up buying it for the Vita; because of the portability.

I have both the Sly Collection and the Jak and Daxter Collection and only completed the Sly collection; And that because I had more time on my hands and there was no Vita for me to say, "Hey, this game would be great if I could play it on the go."

I can tell what the problem really is and the porting of these games is not it. The problem is how late they are coming after the original release. A lot of people that bought the Sly collection might not be buying it again for the Vita, but the Jak and Daxter collection and Ratchet & Clank collection on the other hand might see some sales, because a lot of people held off buying them the first time expecting them to be on the Vita, because the system was out or coming out.

When it comes down to it, the Vita needs Spin offs, New IPs and ports that come in a timely manner to sell well.
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   953d ago
this is pretty kool but I already own the collection. For ppl who dont have the collection picking it up on Vita is a good option.
tubers  +   953d ago
Ports aren't the problem.. but we aren't really getting the killer ones (potentially);

Dark/Demon Souls
Dead Space
Dragon Age
Dragon's Dogma
God of War
Metal Gear 4/V
Ni no Kuni
Black Ops 2
and several more PS3 heavy hitters.
sherimae2413  +   953d ago
god of war, gran tourismo, infamous and other sony owned ips would likely to come in the future,
uncharted, lbp, killzone, sly is already there ^_^

there is also a high chance of another ac and cod this year if you heard all the buzz in the net heck even jak and daxter collection started as a rumor last month

about that dead space, dragon age, mass effect...
if ea can make spin offs for ios/androids... why not the vita its capable
.."its not worth it because of smaller install base?" then tell that to ubisoft, because ac liberation despite its flaws, it managed to sell 600k and even that crappy cod, it got sold well ^_^

ps vita owners are hungry for games even the indie titles are more sold in ps vita than ps3, retro city rampage is an example of that.
devolopers and publishers should take advantage of it.
thats what the indies are doing now ^_^
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tubers  +   952d ago
I'm certain a Mass Effect VITA exclusive would sell no worse that CODBOD and AC3L bundle..

(as long as it's along the production value of such and not an budget iOS/Android game)

Hope they take a chance but wouldn't really get my hopes too high.
ginsunuva  +   953d ago
What the fck is Uncastrated?
Cam977  +   953d ago
I'm overjoyed. I have an abundance of exams at this point in time which means that I only have time for handheld gaming, not on my PS3. Therefore, I have another title to enjoy in snippets! I would love R&C to be next despite owning them on my Ps3. I haven't got round to playing the R&C HD Trilogy beyond the first one.
gamer7804  +   953d ago
vita is the first game system I've regretted buying, all it has is mostly ports and indie games. Not that those are bad, but when they are the majority, something's wrong.

I really hope they can steer the ship back on course before it runs aground.
g-nome  +   953d ago
I regret buying the 3ds actually , whereas my vita keeps me busy daily.
Nothing wrong with ps2 hd ports , mgs hd collection was fantastic on the handheld and looked great.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   953d ago
Now I'm wishing I didn't buy Jak and Daxter for the PS3. I would have played it on my Vita more than on the PS3.
ToZanarkand86  +   952d ago
Same, i just paid £20 for it on PS3 :(
Xaphy  +   953d ago
for someone who never played a jak and daxter game this is amazing news for me.
enkeixpress  +   953d ago
For Vita owners & newcomers to the series who have never played those titles back when they released on the PS2.. this is an awesome purchase & excellent value for their moneyz due to there being 3 entire games on one cartridge = lots of play-time.

In fact, I've already decided that I'll be pre-ordering this as soon as I'm able to. Need more platformers on my Vita system & Jak & Daxter is a perfect fit for a handheld.. Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time proves my point, that game plays beautifully. :)
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1nsomniac  +   953d ago
Forget all about these stupid HD ports altogether!!! Honestly who is it that buys these things & encourages people to keep making them!?

I would be all for them if they were built from the ground up with the new tech in mind. but taking a 10 year old £2 game, simply upscaling textures by 10% then selling it for £25 why do people accept this!?

Don't worry im a sucker too because ive fell for it when they first came out. I own the GoW & ICO 'HD' collections & have learnt the error of my ways. I completely ignore them now, I wish everyone else would to so they can hurry up & become extinct.
imXify  +   953d ago
The real answer is....we don't know.

From Most Wanted to Liberation, as long as the game is good I have no problem.
BuffMordecai  +   952d ago
Exclusives and a price cut are the answer. Here's to new IP's like Gravity Rush, Tearaway, and Soul Sacrifice.
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MichaelLito79  +   952d ago
Ditch the ports. Establish some incredible IP's like the games mentioned above and ramp up the FPS shooters on your system. After all it is a twin stick handheld gaming device.
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Williamson  +   952d ago
I like the mix of ports/games built from scratch on the vita. Its always nice to have the option of picking up a game for the ps3 or vita.
souljah45  +   952d ago
I can see arguments from both sides but Vita owners would definatly appreciate Yakuza HD collection, DMC Collection, Resi 4/code veronica, and the gta games. I loved the MGS HD collection only play peace walker on the ps3 version
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Satirical  +   952d ago
Wii U ports = bad
Vita ports = good

Oh the hypocrisy!
boybato  +   952d ago
WiiU ports from 7th gen = bad
Vita Ports from PS2/Wii = good

there, I fixed it.
Jac5al  +   952d ago
A stand alone GTA game for Vita could help it tremendously.
greedybear88  +   952d ago
completely agree. vita needs a GTA game.

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