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Submitted by Jamiex66 964d ago | opinion piece

PlayStation Vita’s Future – Bring us the Games, and Wipe Away the Past

Analog Addiction writes: "The PlayStation Vita has been on store shelves for almost 18 months, in that time the beautiful handheld has been critically praised for its hardware design. The first ever portable console to have dual analog sticks, has proven it is a competent piece of technology. However with a second E3 showing where original games for the system were in short supply, many Vita owners and consumers wanting to purchase the Vita continue to ask. Where are the games?

Sony is focusing on their next generation hardware, but is it at the sacrifice of the Vita itself? Today PlayStation Vita aficionado Jamie Briggs and Vlad Pintea, who has not yet been sold on Sony’s handheld, have come together to speak about Vita’s future.

Does Vita still have a chance to succeed? What needs to be done to sell the hardware? And more importantly, where are the games?" (Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate, Killzone Mercenary, PS Vita, Tearaway)

GribbleGrunger  +   964d ago
I think this is probably the best response to this article:

The lies need to stop.
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Jamiex66  +   964d ago
Going to assume you didn't read the article? Because we actually state their are games on the Vita, but some choices Sony decide to make when releasing the games are questionable.
GribbleGrunger  +   964d ago
"However with a second E3 showing where original games for the system were in short supply, many Vita owners and consumers wanting to purchase the Vita continue to ask. Where are the games?"

I showed the games.
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justastranger10  +   964d ago
There are still no games I would buy the Vita for. There still needs to be that special system seller. Haven't seen it yet.
GribbleGrunger  +   964d ago
Then the Vita isn't for you and you'd be better off buying a 3DS. It's that simple.
Xof  +   964d ago
Sony operates differently from Nintendo or Microsoft. They don't rely on single massive IPs to be system sellers.

They rely and always have relied on offering diverse libraries of quality titles.

The Vita is not lacking games at the moment, it's lacking a diverse library of quality titles. And... that should be zero surprise to anyone. It takes time to accumulate the kind of library Sony relies on. The PS1, PS2, PSP and PS3 all took a while to get going. If Sony supports the Vita, it will eventually gather up a sizable library of good games.

...And that's why Vita owners are upset--Sony does not seem to be supporting the Vita at all. Instead of focusing on unique games or experiences for the console, they seem intent on turning it into a WiiU gamepad for the PS4, or a portable alternative to the Playstation 3--neither of which are sufficient to support an entire platform.
Jamiex66  +   964d ago
Again if you read the actual article itself, you will understand what we mean.
HammadTheBeast  +   964d ago
I like the Bioshock Infinite inspired headline lol.
WalterWJR  +   964d ago
These games are all well and good but the only title here that has any real selling power is probably tearaway.

I don't see Sony bringing any AAA games to the vita anymore and quite frankly is a bit worrying.

I have always stuck up for the vita but thought we would see a lot more at E3 and feel like the system is now being left behind in terms of stand alone support.
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Hozi  +   964d ago
Right now, if the Vita can play all ps4 games via remote play. I won't have any complaints for now nut about the Vita, I wanted the FFX/FFX-2 HD collection to included extra bosses and missions.
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3-4-5  +   964d ago
It's not that it has no games.

It's games appeal to niche audiences though. The Vita doesn't have many mass appeal games and some of the games it has just aren't that great.

It's lacking 2-3 amazing games, 1-2 more addicting games, another JRPG, and maybe a FPS or platformer that are all 8.5 an above games.

It has some solid games that I would definitely play, whenever I get a Vita ( Late 2014-2015 ).

Handhelds usually take about 2-3 years for good games to start getting released on the regular so I'm expecting to hear some GREAT Vita news throughout 2014.

The Vita will be solid in the long term, but for now I'm loving my 3DS, and eventually I'll have a nice collection of Vita games to go with that in the future finally.
rpd123  +   964d ago
The problem there is that they get absolutely no exposure unless people are looking for them. The average person who was checking out E3 news most likely saw jack shit about the Vita. And it's getting almost no AAA titles at this point. That's not a good thing.
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bjmartynhak  +   964d ago
As most of them are indies. This is a fact.

Well, as much as I like indie games, when almost the new ones are indies, you start to realize that they look all similar: sad and introspective or extremely colourful.

I can't really complain, because I already have a nice backlog to play (I really don't find many opportunities to play beyond home).

I have pre-ordered Jak&Daxter HD, Batman, Tearaway, Killzone and Rayman Legends. These are enough AAA games to keep people busy for a quite a good time, but we don't have more AAA games on the horizon and it bothers people. Maybe at Gamescom?

After Levine saying that Sony only need to sign the check for Bioshock Vita, who knows? 2 AAA fps could really help the sales.
George Sears  +   964d ago
Am I the only one that prefers indie games to be played on the Vita? Games like Limbo, Guacamelee (which I purchased and play on my Vita) just seem perfect for the handheld imo.

Those games are simple (well Limbo is a bit clever at times), fun and just on point if you're on your way to work taking the train like I do. I can't wait for The Walking Dead (which I already have on PS3 but will purchase on Vita when it shows up).

A game like Journey, (although technically not indie) wow, I would love a port. Buy Flower for Vita people, hopefully they will bring Journey as well.
Jamiex66  +   964d ago
I do agree those games are great on the Vita, it would be great if we got those quality titles that were on found on Vita. Everything you mentioned in found somewhere else, if a gamer has a PS3 and can play those games on the console, why would he invest in an entire new handheld to play the same library?

Mutant Blobs Attack and Lumines are two great examples of extremely fun, bite-sized games exclusive to Vita. We need more of them :)
Hadoukameha  +   964d ago
Well, we need more big games as well. Last of Us Vita prequel anyone? At least some ports, even 3DS got Street Fighter 4.
Ult iMate  +   964d ago
Show me, how you play PS3 outside the house.
With Vita I'm not stuck infront of my TV. I can play wherever I want.
LOGICWINS  +   964d ago
Assuming its $199, I'll be getting that TWD bundle.
Loki86  +   964d ago
I'll wait for the price to drop pick up Persona 4 and use the remote play feature, really all I need it for till FF type-0 is translated.
Firan  +   964d ago
Type-0 would be a must have game for me to buy a Vita.
PositiveEmotions  +   964d ago
What does n4g stand for anyways?
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tachy0n  +   964d ago
News 4 Gnomes :D
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PositiveEmotions  +   964d ago
You mean news 4 gamers lol
Williamson  +   964d ago
I own 16 quality titles for the vita with gravity rush,ac liberation, uncharted, rayman being a few so those who say it doesnt have any good games are just trolling.
nigelp520  +   964d ago
I just want Phantasy Star Online 2 :(
tachy0n  +   964d ago
my body is in need for Gravity Rush 2 i hope sony announces it on TGS... i was so looking forwards to hear anything about it on E3 :(
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Wagz22  +   964d ago
I'm hoping for that too. The art style and music alone was amazing. It was so much fun to just fly around the city.
Picture_Dancer  +   964d ago
PSVita has the same amout of quality games as 3ds. Just look at Gamerankings and check how many games have avarage score higher then 80% on PSV and on 3DS.
Theyellowflash30  +   964d ago
The problem is that the Vita is missing the strong first party titles the 3DS has. No Zelda, Mario, or Pokemon. Sony hasn't put enough of their best teams on Vita to make strong first party titles.

And come this summer, Nintendo is releasing Monster Hunter 4, Shin Megami Tensei 4 exclusively on the 3DS.

Then in October Pokemon X and Y comes out. It's going to be hard for the vita to compete with those blockbuster games from a sales perspective.
Ult iMate  +   964d ago
There are enough of JRPGs announced for Vita, you know.
And Vita also has big titles: Killzone, Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice.
Tons of fun indie games released and announced.
Don't be ignorant.
Theyellowflash30  +   964d ago
None of those games you mentioned will push a lot of units from a sales perspective. Gravity Rush and Uncharted are free with PS Plus, so Sony isn't making a lot of money off them.

I doubt Killzone will sell much either. The consoles version don't sell more than 3.5 million units, and that's with an install base of over 70 million. The Vita's install base is a lot lower.

I'm not saying the Vita isn't fun. I'm saying it's going to be tough for the Vita to compete sales wise against the 3DS' huge franchises like Pokemon, Zelda, and Monster Hunter
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Hicken  +   964d ago
Stop it.
sherimae2413  +   964d ago
i think thats the problem too..
some first party titles from sony and needs to be exclusive to the vita.... not ports

but please stop glorifying the 3ds we know it also struggle in its first years.. ok
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Theyellowflash30  +   964d ago
I'm not trying to prompt the 3DS over the Vita, I'm just saying Nintendo is trying more than Sony when it comes to the handheld space. The 3DS didn't struggle for over a year like the Vita is.

3DS came out in March of 2011 it got a massive price cut by the fall and had Mario Kart + Super Mario 3D Land out and the sales shot right up.

Sony is trying to market the Vita as a really expensive controller for the PS4, instead of making games for it.

Sony is punching Vita owners in the face. E3 showed nothing for Vita owners. It was all about the PS4.
TongkatAli  +   964d ago
You always prompt the 3DS over the Vita. Actually you always prompt Nintendo stuff over Sony, but thanks for spreading the news bro. Your opinion is always unbiased and fair : | sike!

I wish I could buy a Vita for all the haters. When you ask them do you have one ? It's always a no then they proceed to tell you what's wrong with the device that you OWN and they know more about it then you.

One word, smug. If Last Of Us has proved anything is that new ips are fing great and should be bought so hopefully people look at Gravity Rush and Soul Sacrifice. They're both worth a Vita purchase.
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Theyellowflash30  +   963d ago
The Last of US had one of Sony's top teams working on it, with a sizeable budget. Who is Sony putting on Vita to make games the same quality of The Last of Us.

I want to get a Vita, but it doesn't seem like Sony is willing to invest the time and money it takes to make the system successful. No new RPGs were announced at E3 at their conference for Vita.

Just PS4 shooters like: Destiny, The Order,. ect
TongkatAli  +   963d ago
"I want to get a Vita"

No you don't. It's not good to lie bro. Gravity Rush and Soul Sacrifice are high quality for the budget the devs had. Own them, are new Ips, love both and contain plenty hours of gameplay.

I have a question is there any game on the 3DS with a Last OF US budget ? Why does Sony have to jump through hoops on fire, pick up a truck, save a kitty from a tree, but all Nintendo has to do is say Mario and you're on your knees.
Theyellowflash30  +   963d ago
Well obviously no 3DS game is going to have a budget of The Last of Us, but the Vita has far better graphics. It is said to be like a portable PS3 right?

I don't know why Sony fans always bring up Mario, but since you did, Super Mario 3D land is pretty damn good. Metecritic is like at 91 for that game.

Mario Kart is fun. Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance is good as well. But Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and Fire Emblem Awakening are the best on 3DS. Plus Shin Megami Tensei IV, Pokemon X and Y, and Monster Hunter 4 all this year.

The Vita is cool, but there is just not the blockbuster RPGs the 3DS has. Fire Emblem Awakening is much better than Soul Sacrifice. That game has a 77 metecritic compared to Fire Emblem's 92.

Not to mention I'm a huge Pokemon fan. Pokemon X and Y will suck any free time I have up. Plus Shin Megami Tensei IV is looking fantastic.

The Vita just doesn't have enough. Soul Sacrifice and Gravity Rush are not enough for me to purchase a $249.99 system. I need at least 4-5 high quality RPGs.
TongkatAli  +   963d ago
Can they both be good ? The 3DS can't do everything a Vita can, fact. The 3DS isn't all that and bag of chips. Very cheap device, you're into that.

3DS has more games that get your attention. Vita has its own games that you don't care about. Fine! 3DS gets more sales so it supports your favor for it.

Come on, this is easy to dissect, sales make other games you haven't heard about, make you want to hurl, lol. You haven't heard over million for it, so your quick to judge it and some how you think you have the higher quality product.

Did Monster Hunter on the 3DS even have online ?
infamousinfolite  +   964d ago
The way I see it someone else mentioned it earlier but indie developers should make games exclusive to the PS Vita.
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tubers  +   964d ago
GAMESCOM, Gamescom!

Hey, there's something new to grab onto LOL!

Rey Gutierrez from Sony:

07:20 of the VID:

"..And I can, I can safely say that Gamescom is definitely gonna be the PS VITA show, you'll see.."

Here's something if you guys are getting screwed again:

Here's another in case of tears for joy (or lack of lube):
lazyboyblue  +   964d ago
I've just heard of some great games coming to VITA this fall.

I could continue but you get my point?
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bjmartynhak  +   964d ago
Sorry man, but I'll play these games in my 42" TV. My Vita is for the Vita games.
TongkatAli  +   964d ago
It's still badass you could play PS4 games on the Vita. I love when people bring up that point the response is " so what" LOL! Righhhhtttttt.

No shit you got it for Vita games and you could play both Vita games and PS4 games. That is what you call being gangsta.
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bjmartynhak  +   963d ago
I really don't see the point of changing from the TV for the shitter or bed or for other couch.

But if people are enjoying the idea, fine, I'm happy. Just hope Sony brings some well-deserved AAA exclusives for the Vita.
ONESHOTV2  +   964d ago
i like the title remind me of bioshock..i have not picked up my vita in 1 month now.. im just waiting like every one else for the games i know they will come... some people just cant wait too long
TongkatAli  +   964d ago
Muramasa is coming next week and it looks hot. Never picked it up for the Wii.
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imXify  +   964d ago
There's many hidden titles no one heard about like The Binding of Isaac : Rebirth, Freedom Wars and Gravity Rush 2 coming very soon. You just need to search harder.
ONESHOTV2  +   963d ago
yeah i would like to play another gravity rush.. im waiting for toukiden and freedom wars..

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