Submitted by lifesanrpg 789d ago | opinion piece

Sony killed it at E3, but their Vita news was a huge letdown

GameZone writes, 'To Vita owners watching Sony’s press conference at this year’s E3, the brief stage time probably felt like another nail in the coffin. Sony showed a handful of games, games that, aside from the God of War Collection, had already been announced in one way or another. Jack Tretton described the Vita as the ultimate companion device to PS4 with Remote Play, and spoke of a future game library bolstered by indie developers. Then, they moved on to PS3 and PS4.' (PS Vita)

MichaelLito79  +   789d ago
Its an excellent system hopefully sony can turn it around.
truthteller   789d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(5)
sarshelyam  +   789d ago

I generally play one game on my 3DS, while the Vita has offered me numerous experiences within the realm of my gaming habits.

Currently Muramasa Rebirth is in the card slot and it is beautiful. I could never get into it on the Wii, comfort of the Wii controller perhaps? On the Vita, it's perfect.

I also have nearly 100 titles between physical purchases, digital only purchases, and free PS+ content. Each and everything on there is a blast. I can't say the same for the 3DS which has always been hit or miss for me. Right now it's Animal Crossing...and that's about it.
FriedGoat  +   789d ago
This is what I mean, Anyone who owns both consoles has a valid opinion. One can speculate about what they don't own but unfortunately that is pointless.

Vita is definitely my go-to handheld, 3DS is great, but it's more of a bitesize experience rather than full blown entertainment. Luigis Mansion kept me occupied for a bit, but that was it. I think if you owned a DS the 3DS just isn't a big enough leap.
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minimur12  +   789d ago
sony killed it at E3, they also killed their Vita even more.

Being a vita owner, I am pretty happy about how I've got PS Plus, it's awesome as I've finally picked it up again. But I really want a system seller. A must have game. Games like GTA, God Of War, Devil May Cry, and alot more.

People, cam you name any AAA game coming out for the Vita other that Tearaway and Killzone?

DONT google it ;) :)
sarshelyam  +   788d ago

...see, the problem arises with the vernacular of your question. Are you asking based on the caliber of what a AAA should possess, or on its budget. If it's the former, that's incredibly subjective.

For example, I loved the hell out of "Stick it to the Man" at E3. I certainly think that's a AAA offering. Batman Blackgate is up there too, as is Dragon's Crown, 1001 Spikes, and easily a dozen other experiences I enjoyed like Hohokum, Walking Dead Season One (I'll be playing it again with that bonus episode), and Flower.
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CaptainSheep  +   789d ago
As a Sony fan, I admit they let me down with the Vita news. *BUT* Gamescom is coming up, and I remember reading something about Sony saying that Gamescom will be a Vita show. So I'm really looking forward to it.
xYLeinen  +   789d ago
That is correct and I was about to write the same thing. Sony has been very clever how they takled 2013 if this is true.

Pre PS4 show to get news rising before E3. The best show at E3 (personally). Vita on Gamescom. A few exclusives at TGS who we all have been waiting for.
extermin8or  +   789d ago
If they announce a port of Kingdom Hearts HD remix 1.5 for vita-that's it I'm happy- they announce a new assassins creed, im happier, they announce a new title from sony bend-i'll die of happiness there and then. That's all I need for vita-Rayman legends at the end of august :D I can't wait :)
Gamesgbkiller  +   789d ago
I hope the announce more than 5 BIG games.

At least 2 of them coming this fall.
Knushwood Butt  +   789d ago
Still holding out for a 64GB memory card.
superterabyte  +   789d ago
Still holding out for an affordable memory card =(
fattyuk  +   789d ago
PS4 games can run on PSV.

Yeah vita news was bad! I love my vita ever since ps plus included vita games... I actually use it now lol and psyched to see how the ps4 and vita link up is like!

As a vita owner I though e3 was fine.

Oh and 1 word.... tearaway.
cpayne93  +   789d ago
I didnt buy a vita just to use remote play. Its really only getting three big releases this year, tearaway, soul sacrifice, and killzone. Needs more big releases, not just indie games. Really looking forward to killzone mercenary tho, loved the gameplay shown at e3.
Feldman9000  +   789d ago
Who needs games when you will be able to play any ps4 game on it anywhere as long as there's connection?
fattyuk  +   789d ago
Who needs games... when you got ps plus :D
extermin8or  +   789d ago
Well we need new games to be added to the service otherwise they'd run out fo games to give us :(
SonyNGP  +   789d ago
For an extra $400+ along with the $250+ you paid for the Vita.
soundslike  +   789d ago
Got my vita for $150 in new condition with all the accessories.

I plan on getting a ps4 as with most of the gaming community.

So...its not an inconvenience at all. Its just a gigantic bonus
soundslike  +   789d ago
Got my vita for $150 in new condition with all the accessories.

I plan on getting a ps4 as with most of the gaming community.

So...its not an inconvenience at all. Its just a gigantic bonus.
Feldman9000  +   789d ago
paid $150 for mine off craigslist in spring 2012 with case, 3 games.
Mr_Nuts  +   789d ago
Right I'll be honest with how amazing the PS4 looks....I couldn't give a crap about the PSV. I hope we'll get more PS4 news at Gamescom. I'm not trying to say I don't care about it as in "I hope it fails", obviously I would like to see it do well but it had plenty of time to shine...now the PS4 has been announced and is coming I want to see more announcements for that instead
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BigStef71  +   789d ago
Gamescom 2013
Starbucks_Fan  +   789d ago
I'm really excited about the PS4 feature. Pretty much the main reason I still have a Vita.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   789d ago
See that dosent make sense to have a Vita to play PS4 games. Ur reason for having a Vita should be for playing VITA games. remote play is a kool feature but imo is not a reason to own a Vita.
Aleithian  +   789d ago
Well they did well enough to convince me of its value. I'll be buying one next year.
Prime_28  +   789d ago
Sony should stop production on the Vita and start over again. It's just not working out.
sarshelyam  +   789d ago
I'm guessing you don't actually have one?
FriedGoat  +   789d ago
And considering it's outselling wii U maybe nintendo should start again?
Dj7FairyTail  +   788d ago
Wii U sold 3.6m in 7 month. Vita is still between 4.5m - 5m after a year and half has no million seller game while Wii U has two NSMBU and Nintendo Land
sarshelyam  +   789d ago
There were over 40 games on the show floor at E3...many of which hadn't been announced...I'd hardly call that a handful.
Dj7FairyTail  +   788d ago
of ports not must have exclusives
sony fans say it all about the exclusives i guess not
sarshelyam  +   787d ago
1001 Spikes
Stick it to the Man
Batman Black Gate
Dragon's Crown
Killzone Mercenary
Ragnarok Odyssey Ace
Open Me
Destiny of Spirits
Dragon Fantasy: Book II
Fieldrunners 2
Lone Survivor
Rayman Legends
Stealth Inc.
The Walking Dead
Valhalla Knights III
Velocity Ultra
Ys: Memories of Celceta

Granted, there are a few ports in there, but to neglect the facts altogether in an attempt to make a point simply makes you look ignorant.

Now if we're talking on the merits of subjectivity, well, I can't argue what YOU like. That said, I played almost all of these at the show, and each of them are games I'd consider owning if I didn't already have quite a few of them already pre-ordered.
Dj7FairyTail  +   787d ago

Batman Black Gate
Rayman Legends
The Walking Dead
Dragon's Crown

Not Exclusive. Exclusive means ONLY ON THAT SYSTEM
stage88  +   789d ago
Sony didn't let anyone down at E3.

Gamescomm is always were they show all their upcoming handheld games. This is common knowledge.
fourOeightshark  +   789d ago
We're going to be able to play every PS4 game on Vita via Gaikai, what more do people want?
Aleithian  +   789d ago
Don't forget every compatible PS1, PS2, PSP, and PS3 game. The Vita will become THE mobile gaming platform when gaikai releases.
grassyknoll  +   788d ago
I want to play Vita games, that's why I bought it, not as a PlayStation 4 accessory.
smt_Nocturne  +   789d ago
Sony already pissed off alot of Vita owners with 1.8 FW

i hope they remove that account lock or add gift option in PS store.
Aleithian  +   789d ago
Didn't know about that. I hope they remove it before next year. My wife and I use different accounts but want to share a Vita memory card. Seems a bit silly making us buy a new card just for the second account.
smt_Nocturne  +   789d ago
that's not the worst part xDDD

all digital downloads"Games/DLCs/..et c"
locked to one account only

so you can say that account lock worst than DRM or even region lock.

also i like how yosp ignore tweets about this account lock crap and than they tell us "we listen to your feedback"
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Aleithian  +   789d ago

That's strange that they'd lock it. They'll have to open the Vita up to other accounts when the PS4 comes out, because they've already confirmed that PS+ will apply to every account on the PS4. Makes no sense to open everything up on the PS4 then lock accounts on the Vita.
breakpad  +   789d ago
...there is one BIG fact about all SONY systems ...if Japan developpers will not support them they will struggle hard against competition or they will fail..Sony must rely heavily on her country of origin ..nad not make the same mistakes as PS3 (lot of japanese made games went multi)
-Gespenst-  +   789d ago
The Vita really is a lovely handheld. I don't like how it kind of buys into the whole smartphone vibe though. I know it's not a phone, but the whole interface and vibe of the thing looks and feels like some kind of smartphone. Still, it's a great little thing and it's got so much potential. I hope it gets more support.
YoungPlex  +   789d ago
I finally got a Vita right before e3 with a 32 gig memory card, Assassins Creed, plus a $50 gift card with my purchase so it wasn't that bad of a deal. I also picked up Persona, Soul Sacrifice, Metal Gear, Need for Speed, and recently picked up Muramasa Rebirth; along with every title available on PS Plus.

I was a little disappointed with their Vita presentation but am hopeful that I'll get plenty of first and third-party support in the near future. At first I was skeptical on picking one up but I must say that I'm happy with my purchase.

I also have a 3DS XL and just picked up Project X Zone, which is a really good jrpg, and am extremely happy with it. The 3DS had a rough start but it has phenomenal games with mediocre features; the Vita on the other hand has phenomenal features with okay games but I really think that the Vita will get their set of must have titles in time.

A lot of people rave about AC and Uncharted but the game that stands out on the Vita is Need for Speed! I'm truly impressed at the fact that Criterion was about to bring such a great game on a portable system with little compromise on the gameplay, the graphics on the other hand though good, are nowhere near as stunning as the superior Wii U version. But that doesn't matter because Need for Speed is the first true portable console racer on a handheld system that is actually a great game and I recommend it to everyone.
LordHiggens  +   789d ago
I have owned a 3DS

I own a Vita, I traded in the 3DS because it was simply collecting dust. You speak of great games for it...but all I hear are childs games. Mario, Luigi, Zelda...all games that lack impact. They are...cute fun, they might amuse me for a few minutes. That's it

I got Soul Sacrifice, Gravity Rush, Uncharted and Persona 4 Golden on this thing. Now those...those are games. Rich fulfilling games with satisfying gameplay. Real core games. That's what I want, that's why the Vita wins in my book. The 3DS just doesn't deliver the kind of games I want. It's all childish it seems. Save for Fire Emblem, which was great.
FriedGoat  +   789d ago
Theyellowflash30  +   788d ago
The Vita has been out for over a year and you named two launch titles and a PS2 port.

The 3DS has more than Fire Emblem. How about Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance, Resident Evil Revelations, Dead or Alive, Tekken, Steet fighter, Shin Megami Tensei IV, Project X Zone...

You're selling the 3DS short. The Vita is lacking games right now. That's why you're naming launch titles and PS2 ports.
LordHiggens  +   788d ago
Ah yes, we have Dead or Alive...the superior one with cross play with the actual console.

Street Fighter X Tekken and Marvel Vs Capcom with the same.

Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend with exclusive Vita Content.

Tekken....mehhhh I only play SF characters on SFXT

Project X Zone...also mehhhhh...the game looks...dated and the combat...well not too good. Also it doesn't help that I don't recognize quite a few characters on there. The only thing you got for me is Shin Megami Tensei.

Since were talking about games that have yet to be released but will be very soon

Ys Celcetta.
Dragons Crown
Killzone Mercenaries
Muramasa Rebirth *Yes I know it's a Wii port, but it looks better and plays better, since you mentioned Street Fighter *a port* and DoA *a game we already have* I figured it was fair.

Oh and Gravity Rush was not a launch title. but to make you feel better I will take it out and put one in that I forgot that is Dynasty Warriors Next...god I love that game.

Not to mention the SLEW of free content via PS Plus ranging from free full indie games to free full Vita games. The ability to take my PS1 classics on the go and my digital PSP library.

So yeah...that.

****Also nothing wrong with good ports, 3DS owners constantly throw Tales of the Abyss and Super Street Figher IV at me and I don't knock them for it. It's all about what you can play on the go. Compare games like Gravity Rush and Soul Sacrifice and look at gameplay from the upcoming Killzone Mercenaries...these games blow the 3DS out of the damn water. Any day...
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Theyellowflash30  +   788d ago
Once again, selling the 3DS short. There is a reason why the 3DS is killing the Vita right now.

Content, you're selling Nintendo's first party short. It's all good though. You enjoy you're Vita, and most people will enjoy their 3DS'
LordHiggens  +   788d ago
Fair enough sir, let us agree to disagree and proceed to enjoy great games.

An agree for you. Good sir.
GdaTyler  +   789d ago
I'll wait for Gamescom for any Vita news before drawing any conclusions. After that there's TGS.
Theyellowflash30  +   788d ago
I'm really failing to see how Sony killed it at E3

They announced that their system will do all the things the Wii U does. Play used games & no DRM.

They now force you to purchase PlayStation Plus for online multiplayer.

They talked about TV and movies. Showed off a long demo of Destiny....a multiplat game. The two best games at Sony's conference were Kingdom Hearts 3 and Final Fantasy 15....both multiplats.

The Order 1886 showed us nothing. No gameplay details....

Sony didn't kill anything at E3. Microsoft had such bad PR it looked like Sony did so well. But in actuality, Sony's E3 was mediocre.
TwilightSparkle  +   788d ago
i was only dissapionted about the lack of vita games announcement, but everything else was good i hope at gamescom they annouce kingdom heart for the vita then ill be happy i wouldnt care if didnt announce any other games for the vita. oh and this my opinion not speaking for everyone
tubers  +   788d ago
I can see it now..

"Wait for TGS.."
RedSoakedSponge  +   788d ago
all i need is the streaming of ps4 games on my vita. that alone will make the Vita an amazing handheld :D
SpinalRemains138  +   788d ago
Had one since launch and I do love it.

It definitely needs more love from developers though.

It needs an NHL game, a Demons Souls game, a new Castlevania just for Vita, a Rockstar game, a version of MDK for someone to buy the rights to and make, an infamous game etc....

It needs heavy hitters. Look what Edge did with Golden Abyss! The little thing is a beast of a machine.

It does in fact need more games though.
nigelp520  +   787d ago
Phantasy Star Online 2 American release date and more footage of Freedom Wars would have been enough for me

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