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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."

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dedicatedtogamers1182d 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.

StraightPath1182d ago (Edited 1182d 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.

-Alpha1182d 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.

GdaTyler1182d ago (Edited 1182d ago )

@StraightPath

My fanboy radar is picking up something...

FriedGoat1182d 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.

Septic1181d 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.

PeaSFor1181d ago

@StraightConfusedPath

holy shit, pretty hard to be more delusional and confused than you are.

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sherimae24131182d 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 (^_^)

Pillsbury11182d 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.

Mustang300C20121182d ago

The same thing was said Declassified would stop the stagnant and now over a year later your saying it is STILL stagnant.

Pillsbury11182d 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.

Hicken1181d 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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Cam9771182d 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
- HD TRILOGIES

Satirical1182d ago

They're both doing equally as poor in my opinion.

YoloSwag1182d ago

The Wii U is doing worse because it's a home console but worldwide is doing (marginally) better than the Vita in sales.

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