How Sony Failed The PS Vita at E3 Again

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"This year's E3 was all eyes on the next-generation consoles as getting the right message worldwide and the execution were as important as ever. The conversation around them will span further than after the event has finished, right up to when the new consoles launch.

However on Sony's side, for how the PS Vita is also a part of the whole ecosystem with the PS4, they sure failed miserably for Vita owners - here's why."

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rawshack1636d ago

The vita is good just wish there was more games on it .more rpgs .

minimur121636d ago

agreed. I havenn't touched my Vita in a while, just wish there was a game out- a must play game :(

Transporter471636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

really i have a lot of games to play on there, a must play game is Soul Sacrifice, and after that just look at how many indie games are on there, research how many games are out at the moment.

@soul sac demo, that demo doesn't do the game justice you literally have enough content to keep you busy for months.


minimur121636d ago


I agree that there's a lot of indies, but none of which I have found I need to play.

And I played a Soul Sac. demo, I didn't enjoy it enough to spend £25+ on

TongkatAli1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

You're missing out on Soul Sacrifice, having mad fun with that multiplayer. Did 2 hours on it yesterday would have done more, but i had work in the mourning.

The whistling command is so funny, killed a boss with the team we are whistling like crack heads look up my sister is staring daggers at me, LOL!

Dir_en_grey1636d ago

They should've hyped Dragon's Crown way more, but seems like Sony is mostly about showing un-announced new IPs that is more geared towards mainstream.

People forget Sony already announced tons of exclusives for PS3 and Vita even before E3.
E3 is just to grab attention of mainstream market of the west. You can bet tons will come when Tokyo Game Show comes around.

born2live1636d ago

Quite a few RPGs are coming up:
Muramasa Rebirth (action/RPG)
Dragon's Crown
Valhalla Knights 3
Ys: Memories of Celceta

All before the end of September... Maybe not killer apps, but still...

TongkatAli1636d ago

morn2live a killer app can be any game you really want to play. I think they're to cheap to spend the money, money is the issue with these folks.

The "no games" point is a scapegoat.

jon12341636d ago

thats funny, i play with my vita everyday... i guess you dont know how to use it

born2live1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )


A killer app is a game that sells consoles (usually an exclusive) - everyone wants to play it so bad that they will buy the console just for that game. There aren't that many games at the moment that fit that description on the Vita. I'm not saying that there aren't any good games on it (that's preposterous!), just not one game that would make everyone rush at the counter to get a Vita. And that's a damn shame. It's the greatest handheld on the market right now. So much untapped potential... Hopefully, the remote play feature will bring in more buyers once the PS4 is out... Killzone is coming too...

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garos821636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

i dont inderstand how people CANT get excited about vita.
the freakin thing will play everything coming from the ps4!! next gen gaming in your pocket!

i havent bought the vita but you can bet your ass ill be interested in getting one after i get my ps4

edit : also im hoping the price of memory cards/unit will drop by then

minimur121636d ago

Yeah, theo nly way I could afford the 32 was straight after christmas xD

it is amazing havingone though, its like

'ALL THE GAMES&MOVIES&APPS' [Insert Meme here]

jcnba281636d ago

Sony proved that they don't care about the Vita by spending only 5 minutes of their press conference on it.

imt5581636d ago

Wrong, jcnba28, just wrong.

Yes, most of them is on PS3. Soon Forgotten Memories available on PSV.

born2live1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

Double post - sorry!

Mounce1636d ago

Well, even Kotaku laughed at such headlines...

No?.... Sony Failed?

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Yodagamer1636d ago

I was slightly disappointed tbh, they said they were bring ps vita games at e3 and the only one they said can be played elsewhere except for killzone. Hopefully they include crossbuy via patch or something on those ps3 ports.

izumo_lee1636d ago

Didn't anyone see that Kotaku video? Sure the Vita didn't get any screen time in the conference, but there were a lot of games playable on the showroom floor.

Making games for the Vita do not happen overnight like a lot of people think, this is not the 3DS where the specs are far less capable thus games are made quicker. The console like architecture of the Vita takes more time & most importantly a higher budget.

I am not worried about all this 'no games' talk about the Vita. People & most importantly journalists just aren't looking hard enough at the big library the Vita already has. The problem is there is just no so called 'system seller'.

Ol_G1636d ago

With system sellers you mean games people actually want to play

minimur121636d ago

If I could have any game on my vita, it would be watch_dogs (not through remote play)
any GTA
and.... thats it

and a Devil May Cry.
an original Final Fantasy

Yodagamer1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

From what i've heard the vita is actually easier to develop for when compared to the 3ds because of it's similar architecture to most mobile devices. The 3ds is alot like the gamecube in some ways, when it comes to getting special effects going. Fogging is an example where the vita can do it through simple methods, the 3ds is using something a bit more complex to use it. The same applies to bump mapping, refractions, lighting, etc. Which is why more indies are on vita when compared to the 3ds.

sherimae24131636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

yes its easy but do you think killzone mercenary budget is the same as mario 3d land?

and ofcourse you need to consider that these vita games take alot of time to work..
killzone mercenary has been in development for almost 2 years same as tearaway, dragons crown and even ffx hd...

Yodagamer1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

@Sherimae i don't think that's the case, but it's not because of the specs as izumo has said, In fact the budget according to sony on average is only a bit more than the psp. I'm sure the 3d mario games have also taken a couple years as does most vita titles. There have been plenty of 3ds games that took a couple years to come out.

TongkatAli1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

Yeah dude, but our shit looks so much hotter, the ignoring thing that seems to be going on isn't working.

Compare anything to Killzone Mercenary to anything pushing 3DS hardware. Now compare total units sales, each team has one point.

I say its a tie = )

Yodagamer1636d ago

No denying it looks better, I'm just giving examples of how it is actually simpler to Dev for the vita

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Hadoukameha1636d ago

Uncharted and Gravity Rush are the only two I care about. Love Vita, but shovelware like Germinator and Nun Attack don't count, and ports do not excite me.

Eventually, if Vita survives, it will be worth it. Early adopters got screwed though.

GentlemenRUs1636d ago

Don't blame the handheld, Blame the Devs/Publishers.

PSNintyGamer1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

The devs and publishers don't want to develop for a hand-held that won't make them money. They are businesses not charities .

sherimae24131636d ago

lol just lol
then why are you the same guys who always says in order the wii u to sell developers need to make games for it?

hypocrisy at its finest, isnt it?

PSNintyGamer1636d ago

@sherimae2413 When did I say that? Are you trying to put words in my mouth now?

Th4Freak1636d ago

@sherimae2413 Hes totally right, if Sony doesn't care about their console why should devs? I mean take a look at Borderlands and Bioshock, devs said that they would love to bring these games to the PSV but its in Sony's hands, what have Sony done until now? Nothing

I love my Vita and i've spent enough money on it to buy a high end pc but seriously im not that blind, Sony is doing a terrible job with the PSV especially out of Japan, %95 of my games are imported... There are no PSV games in the west and that's a fact.

Starbucks_Fan1636d ago

I'm selling mine :(

I don't want to but I'd rather sell it for something I'd get more use out of. I will buy it again probably in a couple years once it's cheaper. Really excellent device, but it needs more games. Hope it does well in the future.

Hicken1636d ago

I've never understood that. If you're strapped for cash, that's one thing.

But selling something just to buy it back a few years later? Why?

As to the article, it's the same wrongness as last year: plenty of games on display, not so many in the presser. There weren't many games in last year's presser, yet many have retailed, most of which were on the floor at E3. Naturally, it doesn't count to those who want to say "It's got no games," but it's not like much of the conference was spent on the PS3, either; yet we know they've got plenty of stuff in store for that system, don't we?

Hadoukameha1636d ago

Then just put it away. You slow?

xxPillsxx1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

Make your decision wisely, so you don't feel regret as hell when Killzone, Tearaway, Batman, TWD, Terraria and another 70 games with a lot of "amazing" teased come out, but if you need to sell yours to buy another thing you want, then why you want to buy it at a later time again? If you do so it seems like you're pretty rich, and if you're pretty rich you don't need to sell the Vita for money to buy another thing, just buy it without selling anything. And by the way, are you sure you bought the entire Vita's libary to find it no use for you anymore? Don't forget Remote Play.

Starbucks_Fan1636d ago

Ok I should have explained more details. What I meant by something more useful was that I'm thinking about upgrading my phone to a Samsung Note II, which I think is pretty damn cool( or maybe I'll get a S4, idk ). I know, Seems weird to sell such a neat gaming device such as the VIta for a smartphone, but I already have a 3DSXL with 6 games, and many more in the future, so that'll keep me covered gaming wise.

tubers1636d ago

Wait for Gamescom/PAX/TGS.

There. I said it.

To give you a hair of hope: KZM and Tearaway were announced at least years Gamescom.

Whatever your decision may be, just have fun :)

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