Submitted by nofilter 348d ago | opinion piece

PS Vita Is Dead; Long Live PS Vita

TSA: "Many expected Black Ops: Declassified or even Resistance: Burning Skies to be the system selling games so desperately needed by the Vita. Neither of these FPS franchises delivered on their potential and, although both seemed to attract a devoted core of fans, neither was good enough." (Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, Divekick, Men's Room Mayhem, PS Vita)

dedicatedtogamers  +   348d ago
Sony's shift to indies is a sign of things to come. The handhelds (Vita and 3DS) are poised to be the ultimate "middle ground" systems: able to play smartphone games, able to play indie games, able to play old-school games that wouldn't sell on consoles, and able to play nearly-console quality games, too.
StraightPath  +   347d ago
Vita and Wii U if they dont do anything about it will end up dead. After E3 i am sure sony will focus on PS4 and pretend vita never existed. No games available on both and support is dwindling.

However 3DS is the DS all game. Amazing librart of games and alot of new games on the horizon. The 3DS makes vita look like a joke.
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-Alpha  +   347d ago
VITA was a part for PS4 Meeting.

Sony may be suffering with the VITA, but they aren't going to cut it until it's absolutely necessary. There is still time for a turnaround, though I firmly think they need bigger third party exclusives: GTA Stories, FF games, MGS games, and the quickest solution IMO: Minecraft VITA.

Their first party exclusives aren't going to sell VITAs like those third party exclusives would. Right now the most important thing is a price cut.
GdaTyler  +   347d ago

My fanboy radar is picking up something...
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FriedGoat  +   347d ago
Its funny, everyone who actually OWNS both consoles prefer the Vita, People like me.
People like straightpath like to make assumptions but don't even have the knowledge to back up their claims.
Both are great consoles, but I feel the 3DS has rushed games, its starting to pick up now, Luigis mansion is a great game, but the hype for 3d land (short and nowhere near the quality of previous installments) and Mariokart 7 (< Marikart DS) felt rushed and to me were not worth the money. I've had a slew of 3DS games almost 25, and have sold pretty much all of them bar Zelda and a couple of others. My vita collection is now 25+ and have hardly sold any, big games and lots of content.
Septic  +   347d ago
The vita was always designed to complement the PS4. As far as I'm concerned, we haven't even seen the Vita get into its stride yet.

If Sony play their cards right, the VITA could be a must have peripheral for the PS4.
PeaSFor  +   347d ago

holy shit, pretty hard to be more delusional and confused than you are.
sherimae2413  +   348d ago
ha you think i would fell for that flamebait title, mr. chapman ^_^

"the future's bright for vita, its just panning out in a different direction than we first thought"

your right about that onii-chan, the vita will have its good and great games in years ahead,with great titles for the vita this year alone, we can say its just only the begginning ^_^

long, live the PS Vita (^_^)
Pillsbury1  +   348d ago
The vita is far from dead, it's just stagnant at the moment. With sonys future plans of true integration with the next generation ps4 there will be much more to come. The vita is a powerful handheld and its true power has yet to be tapped.
Mustang300C2012  +   348d ago
The same thing was said Declassified would stop the stagnant and now over a year later your saying it is STILL stagnant.
Pillsbury1  +   347d ago
Not me, I knew declassified would be a rushed wreck. But after seeing sonys press conference it is clear they will be bringing more content to the vita.
Hicken  +   346d ago
It is neither dead nor stagnant.

To copy/paste my own comment from a previous article:

Soul Sacrifice, Gravity Rush, AC:L, LBP, P4G, Disgaea, Wipeout, Sound Shapes, Super Stardust, Escape Plan, Unit 13, Little King's Story, PS All Stars, Zero Escape... and that's excluding quality ports like MLB, BlazBlue, DOA5, Retro City Rampage, and others... and excluding the ability to play PS1 and PSP games.

Had Declassified NOT been mediocre at best, it could well have been the "killer app" some people seem to think the device needs. I could be wrong, but that's not the same as being stagnant, especially given the games I just listed, and knowing that there are more games that could easily be added on that constitute "quality."

Another correction for you: it hasn't been a year since Declassified came out. You probably meant that it's been over a year since the Vita came out, but then your entire comment wouldn't make sense.

It doesn't make sense, anyway, since the system is hardly stagnant in the first place.

But hey, it takes actually KNOWING about a console to know that.
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Cam977  +   348d ago
The WII:U is worse off so it isn't dead.
Just look at what's coming:
- KZ
- A shipload of Indie titles
- E3 2013
Satirical  +   347d ago
They're both doing equally as poor in my opinion.
YoloSwag  +   347d ago
The Wii U is doing worse because it's a home console but worldwide is doing (marginally) better than the Vita in sales.
SolidDuck  +   348d ago
I hope they make a new vita model. One with a build in hard drive and video out, and are able to drop the price a little 199 would be great. It has some quality titles I'd like to play like soul sacrifice, with some of the best indie games on it and coming for it, and the way it's going to play some if not most ps4 titles. I think it still has a chance to be a huge success. But I think all or at least most those things have to happen.
andrewer  +   348d ago
Ugh, should have bought a 3DS :/ Will only be happy with my Vita when ICO & SotC Collection and Sly Collection are on the handheld.
GiantFriendlyCrab  +   347d ago
do you even have a vita? at least Vita has games
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andrewer  +   347d ago
not many for me when I could be living from pokemon and zelda for 3ds...
Baylex  +   347d ago
Yeah I'm feeling the same way as you... I bought a vita day one.. and I love it.. but loving a console and not having games is much worse than having a console wich we don't like but have a lot of good games!
I supported the vita as much as I could... but didn't change anything lol a water drop in the ocean... LOL
AnotherProGamer  +   347d ago
just give the vita some time. The 3DS didn't have a good first year and people said it was doomed to fail now its selling like hotcakes
ALLWRONG  +   347d ago
How long has the Vita been out? When is it supposed to be saved?
GdaTyler  +   347d ago
One year. Your point is?
SaffronCurse  +   347d ago
The vita will be a big part of this years e3.
DivineAssault  +   347d ago
if vita is dead, so is handheld gaming in my world.. but wait, PSV will be PS4s main companion so its nowhere near dead.. Hasnt even began lol.. I love my vita & sure ill love my PS4 too..
andrewer  +   347d ago
Because the PS Vita is handheld gaming. Forgot about Nintendo or just another fanboy?
DivineAssault  +   347d ago
I own both handhelds but im just another fanboy i guess.. I like nintendo 1st party games & a few 3rd on it but it just feels like a ds in 3d.. Vita feels like what a current gen handheld should be & an upgrade from psp..

The network services, trophies, multi touchscreen, dual analogs, vibrant screen, etc are things i miss whenever i pick up the 3ds.. CPP is MASSIVE & only works with certain games, the network sux, & theres no accomplishments so my gaming experiences feel diminished a bit when i play it..
LightSamus  +   347d ago
I like my Vita but it's not as good as it could be. So far, the only game I've paid for was PSASBR and that's because it came with the console. Everything else has been PS+ freebies and I can't see me buying anything for it any time soon.
Baylex  +   347d ago
Why not? I have a bunch of games and I enjoied them all.. vita has good games.. it just needs more.. The ones that PS+ offers are not enough for you start even enjoing your vita..
metalgod88  +   347d ago
I'm not a fanboy or anything like that, but I'm going to straight up defend sony on this one. I bought a Vita about a month after it's release and it didn't really have much that I was interested in. I bought it for LBP and that was amazing. From that point on, I knew the vita was going to be an amazing mobile device for games.

And now great games are starting emerge such as Soul Sacrifice, Persona 4, Metal Gear Solid HD versions, Rayman Origins and so on. So many great titles in such a short amount of time if you ask me.

Comparing the Vita to the PSP is like comparing a 4 star restaurant to hotel food.

So to make an article saying the Vita is dead shows me just how incompetent you really are. Are you truly that blind? Sony has said that the Vita will be able to house and actually play Playstation 4 games. I'm not sure exactly how that's going to work, or how it will look, but there's no doubt that the Vita is a very powerful machine and certainly has a future.

Nothing is perfect, but in my opinion, the vita is pretty close to my dream handheld device. Now if only Polyphony Digital would make a Gran Turismo game for the Vita. Then my dream would be complete =P
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Skate-AK  +   347d ago
I got the platinum for R: Burning Skies. It was not very good. The mutilplayer was pure crap.
Plagasx  +   347d ago
Handhelds in general are pretty much dead. I rarely see anyone playing with a 3DS or PS Vita..
jon1234  +   347d ago
oh no!! my vita is dead!! its was so youn-- wait it still turns on :)

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