3DS vs Vita: A Year Passed With A Floundering Vita

"With the Vita now over a year old Sony along with third parties have now had enough time to put out their fair share of games on the system. Now it's about time we write up a comparison of the two and decide whose shooting up to the stars and whose drowning in the water for the rest of this year. " -

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NewMonday1823d ago

3DS and the PSV are both great

3DS is ahead now,but the power of the Vita can make it get a good market share in the long run. Soul Sacrifice is turning into the system seller Sony hoped it will be, that should spur them to make more 1st party games for the Japanese market.

Theyellowflash301823d ago

Soul Sacrifice barely made a dent in the 3DS armor. The week SS and PSO came out, the Vita only outsold the 3DS by 2000K.

Tomodachi came out last week and the 3DS sales surged, outselling the PS Vita nearly 7:1

I hate to say it's over for the Vita, but it's over. Nintendo still has Shin Megami Tensei IV, Monster Hunter 4 and Pokemon X & Y, Link to the Past 2, Mario Golf and Party, all coming out this year.

There is no way Vita can overcome those games.

morganfell1823d ago

But the Vita has the PS4, a system co-developed with the Vita. E3 might surprise you when you see the functionality.

SilentNegotiator1823d ago

They both have leaned way too hard on ports so far. I want to see some more original adventure titles, especially out of the Vita, with its power and the beautiful UE demo.

But hey, just one person's opinion. I WANT to want a Vita or 3DS, but every time I see look at their lineups, I just don't feel it.

NewMonday1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

"Soul Sacrifice barely made a dent in the 3DS armor"

it doesn't need to that, the task was to be a must have exclusive game for the Vita, and ever since the release it is constantly in the top 20, every 2 Vitas hase 1 SS game sold that means its a good attraction.

the PSV is only 1.5m units in Japan compared to the 3DS 10m, bit it has a an incredibly high attache rate with many games hitting the top10/top20 at release.

the 3DS doesn't have much power so owners will get tired of it in a year or 2(in the west are already falling), by then the Vita will still be good and also have PS4 connectivity.

stragomccloud1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

I have no doubt that the Vita will really start picking up this year. There are a lot of good things on the horizon.

Sony doesn't need to dominate Nintendo to be successful. Just because it doesn't sell as many units, doesn't mean that it is a failure. Vita is going to stick around for a while. Just like the PSP.

BullyMangler1822d ago (Edited 1822d ago )

relax relax dude, sony will be fiine due to awesome exclusives, the problem is the Vitas maL placed joysticks. Nintendo's next handheld's sure gonna be a beaut eh

joeorc1822d ago (Edited 1822d ago )

"hate to say it's over for the Vita, but it's over. Nintendo still has Shin Megami Tensei IV, Monster Hunter 4 and Pokemon X & Y, Link to the Past 2, Mario Golf and Party, all coming out this year. "

There is no way Vita can overcome those games.

It does not have too!

That's where many of you are making the same Mistake, Sony's PSVita is not the sole HandHeld platform that Sony only has to rely on! The PSVita is set for support cycle like the PS3 is Long term! you have to look at the larger Mobile market to see this, the 3DS and the PSVita are not in a vacuum they are no longer the main Handheld for game's; smartphone's are and now have the lion's share not just in profit but software sales and support also!

When the Iphone and Android have many more hardware sales and software sales a sale's Quarter. does that Mean the 3DS and the PSVita are not viable for a Market? No it just means the Market share is further Narrowed. between the Sony and Nintendo name another dedicated Game's mobile handheld made by another company that has the number's even Sony get's?

there is none!

that's the point Nintendo may have the largest Dedicated Game handheld market share , but they are not the largest Game Handheld market share in the entire industry. Sony is not also but by sheer number of Handhelds with Game centric as a focus. Sony is more sales per quarter of handheld's than even Nintendo. Sony is selling 10+ million xperia handset's every three month's. and those very same handsets run the Playstation Mobile software platform. the PSVita does also. soon enough playstation Mobile will have trophy support, along with more game's getting cross play.

its no longer just about dedicated game handhelds anymore. Sony knows this and the simple fact is the PSVita is going to keep getting support due to the fact it's already generating a profit for Sony.

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izumo_lee1823d ago

There is no denying that the 3DS is a great handheld strengthen by the juggernaut Nintendo 1st party games. Nintendo knows the handheld market very well so it is no surprise the 3DS is doing so well.

However don't count out the Vita. There is so much potential with the system that like the PS3 a slow start should be nothing to worry about. The PSP did over 70+ million against a company like Nintendo which is the best a competitor has ever done against. If the Vita can equal those numbers i think Sony would be satisfied.

Like the PS4 the Vita is a handheld for the hardcore gamer. Those who own one know exactly what they got & what the system is capable of. It will get games & it will do well. Will it overtake Nintendo...probably not but you know what i think that is ok.

Theyellowflash301823d ago

The PSP did so well because it was easily hackable, cheaper, and had a reasonable storage solution. The Vita is none of these.

The PSP also had Monster Hunter on it, which the Vita will not have. That's a huge blow to the Vita.

Will it do ok in the future? Maybe, but Sony needs to start supporting it with first party titles. Its been over a year now and their isn't much from Sony on there.

izumo_lee1823d ago

They already have supported the system with 1st party games. Unfortunately they released them all at the same time at the launch.

Uncharted, Wipeout, Gravity Rush, Unit 13, Super Stardust, Escape Plan, Modnation, Little Big Planet, Little Deviants, all released within the first 6 months.

The next wave will have Soul Sacrifice, Killzone, & Tearaway. Who knows what else is coming cause Sony barely does those Nintendo Directs. In the past Sony is notorious for leaks so they may be keeping things more tight-lipped...who knows.

Cause of the Vita's console like nature games take longer to be made. Games on the Vita are close to AAA console games which means higher budgets & longer dev times. To counter balance that the Indie crowd is taking a liking to the system which is why so many Indie games have been released & announced.

Again like i said the Vita will probably never reach the 3DS in terms of sales but that doesn't mean the system is going to fail.

We aren't talking about the Sega Gamegear, or Nokia Ngage, or Atari Lynx or the many other handhelds that are actual failures. Sony is the first to have a handheld that has done relatively well against one from Nintendo. They proved that with the PSP (no matter what the reason) & they will do the same with the Vita.

TongkatAli1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

Just because it isn't going to beat the 3DS in sales doesn't mean it's "over". Fing hate Nintendo fanboys, they make everything in gaming about Nintendo. I can't go to a YouTube video to look at a game I want without them fing hating.

"Persona 4, pttf SMTIV is better "

"Dragons Crown, pttf Muramasa is better"

"Gravity Rush, pttf WTF is this, lol.

There is always a excuse for everything on the Vita being subpar compared to
the 3DS. Psp got hated on like crazy and now it's the Vita's turn. I can't believe
you said it's "over", lol, you know what is over ? Wii support and that is Nintendo most succesful console.

When the Vita is not coming out with future games then you can say "its over". I like that it's a niche device, now a days anything really popular is garbage anyway. I meant some really popular shit is garbage.

SoundGamer1823d ago

"The PSP did so well because it was easily hackable, cheaper, and had a reasonable storage solution. The Vita is none of these. "

Oh, how we forget.

The PSP launched at the same price of $249 USD. The Vita basic is $249 and most bundles come at that price.

Games launched at the same price too averaging $39.99 for a regular retail game.

"A reasonable storage solution"? You forget that the PSP started out by requiring a proprietary memory card. Sony later made a deal with SanDisk allowing them to make a cheaper alternative of the Pro Duo Memory stick. Who's to say they wont do the same with the Vita?

Easily hackable? I highly doubt that's what drove the sales to 70 million+.

The Vita will pick up in the future.

stragomccloud1823d ago

Heck, even if they sell half of what the PSP sold it'd be a success.

That said I don't like when people say Nintendo products are not what "hardcore" gamers play. Last time I checked, "hardcore" gamers play games and don't really care what kind. Besides, what not hardcore about: Street Fighter IV, Dead or Alive, Fire Emblem, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Castlevania, Zelda, and the countless other titles that are considered gamer titles. I have a Vita and a 3DS, and they are both really cool. Just different. The street pass features on the 3DS though makes the 3DS get out of the house more often though.

sherimae24131823d ago

oh izumo-sensei, youre one of the few people here who speaks with sense and logical way ^_^
and never i have seen you commented with fanboyism and you explain your comments with sense and truth... ^_^

joeorc1822d ago

agreed, you do not have to slam another product to see the value and viability in the Product. I own many Nintendo product's and just as i am typing this i own a laptop with windows and linux both on the system. both are viable for my need's. Just because you do not look at the market as black n white as other people and do not outright call the product a failure does not mean you are a fanboy of said product or company, it just means that maybe you see the value in said product and support for such product is being seen where other's may call it dead.

Like the WiiU, people calling it dead this early really have not seen how this market really can change and is quite the flexible in this corner of the worlds market product's that are sold to consumer's world wide.

The fact these systems are less static and thus can gain functionality over the long haul mean's multi-purpose and multi-use. Game's just being one of them. The WiiU will be far from dead in a few year's in my opinion unless Nintendo stops support for such a platform, which can happen but to say this early about said product with no real time on the market is too early of a prediction in my opinion.

Nicolee1823d ago

I just bought 3DS to play the fire emblem and wow its an amazing game

Killzoner991823d ago

Who cares dude? Such a lame and stale franchise. Any game on the Vita blows Fire Emblem away.

Brucis1823d ago

>Who cares dude?
It was mentioned in the article.

>such a lame

>and stale franchise
>implying Fire Emblem is an overused franchise or that it doesn't mix things up

>Any game on the Vita blows Fire Emblem away.
lol really? ANY game BLOWS Fire Emblem away? You really wanna do this? I'm fairly sure I can find a Vita game with lower scores than the newest Fire Emblem

Satirical1823d ago

Other than maybe persona 4 golden, I highly doubt that.

Nicolee1823d ago

i own vita too mate. i just say that fire emblem is an amazing game. don't be such a childish fanboy. i love gaming and thats all

Theyellowflash301823d ago

LOL coming from a guy named Killzoner? Talk about lame franchises.

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drsnoopyseussdog1823d ago

Off Topic: Does anyone recommend getting luigis mansion dark moon cuz im thinking about getting it but im not sure:/

HexxedAvenger1823d ago

It's a fun game! Haven't played it since I have monster hunter. Game is like crack lol

Nicolee1823d ago

go for it, one of the best game on 3ds

InsaneChronos1823d ago (Edited 1823d ago )

And the Vita is still there. So I guess the 3DS is not a problem to the PSVita.

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