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The PS Vita's future lies with the indies and the niche

Nathan Misa of MMGN.com writes: "Even if you don't buy or like indie, the amount of titles on the way collectively continue to shape the Vita into a very promising, enticing purchase. They won't be system sellers on their own, no, but so long as they keep on coming, Sony doesn't have to risk too much money, existing Vita owners will have plenty to play, and potential owners will only see a flood of game releases they need to play."

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dedicatedtogamers1063d ago (Edited 1063d ago )

Personally, I don't mind if Vita becomes an "indie machine" as long as a handful of good "big" games are sprinkled into the mix. A lot of smaller indie games with a few big games added in here and there reflects my current gaming habits.

That said, I can totally sympathize with people who want Vita to have more big games. Sony DOES need to step it up in that regard.

Apocalypso1063d ago

Well said.

You can bet that many indie releases will be on PS4/Vita, much like how we often get PS3/Vita releases now. The PS4 AND the Vita are both easy to develop for, so make it for one, may as well make it for the other.

That being said, I do appreciate it when I play a game specifically designed for the system. I personally would love a good JRPG, maybe implement use of the touch screen (I mean like navigating menus/maps, not gimmicky nonsense).

Looking forward to playing FFX on the go.

ElementX1063d ago

I have my PC for indies. Vita needs exclusives and not different stories for existing franchises. My Vita is collecting dust. I bring it to work so my co-worker can play Hotshot Golf.

mitchell11881063d ago

I hope it satisfies my jrpg niche.lol would also love a few good mech games. I loved armored core: for answer and played the hell out of Z.O.E 2nd runner. I like getting a niche game once in awhile. =]

LOGICWINS1063d ago

Thats pretty much the only reason I'm getting one. I'm not seeing to much JRPG love on next gen consoles.

mitchell11881063d ago

I agree on that one. I'm in the process of learning Japanese. I love anime and jrpgs plus the language and culture are very interesting.

thecowsaysmoo1063d ago

The biggest reason for me purchasing ps vita once it gets a price cut is ps+.

Salooh1063d ago (Edited 1063d ago )

For the million time :

AAA games or vita will be in hell . Trust me , it's the reason why people don't buy it. I can bare the prices if they release games that i love . Any fan of tekken will go and buy vita if it have TTT2 , they will play anywhere they want. Same with games like gta , gt , mgs ...etc

Indies are just extra little games. If you make it the main focus then what's the use of the vita power ?. PSP can have most of these games -.-

For the disagrees , would you go and buy wii u if it doesn't have mario or zelda or big games like these ?.

mitchell11881063d ago

True the real reason for the vita is powerful games in the palm of your hand I can agree with that. I can say tho that a few smaller indies and niche games are nice for me to kill time while they develop their bigger games. I don't want another "rushed blockbuster". Greatness takes time.

Salooh1063d ago (Edited 1063d ago )

I'm not against the indies , i actually (love) few of them like limbo , rag doll ..etc

But in ps3 , multiplatforms make me busy until big games comes out but in vita all we get are these small games with 1-3 big games a year which is really disappointing . multiplatforms don't support it and when they do they don't use vita power. Great games Ports sucks like jack and daxter , i was really looking forward to it. Only few big games and they depend on your taste.

You see what i mean ?. I support indies but that's why i'm disappointed. Developers are not serious about it ..

dedicatedtogamers1063d ago

You act as though not a single indie game uses hardware power. Setting aside the benefit of the OLED screen, do you really think that games like Minecraft or The Witness wouldn't max out the Vita if they were ported to it?

bothebo1063d ago

I think he's aruging that indies won't make people buy the system. Why pay close to $300 for a system with a 8 gb memory card and pay $5 for a 200 mb game? What is the logic in that?

Salooh1063d ago

I think vita makes indies better with it's features. The idea of playing them anywhere is tempting but not really exciting for most of the people , they are just extra kool small games to most of the people that's why you don't see people crazy about the vita.

What sony need to do is combine remote play + great exclusives + Real support from multiplatforms + indies and then market it this way. You will see people buy it like a cookies then people will market it themselfs. People who complain about price won't care any more because the vita will be in their wish list and will do anything to buy it. I see poor people buy iphones here because it's really useful , kool and their relatives have them.

To prove my talk . When gta games released on the psp i saw people who's not really interested in gaming buy it because of the game and handheld idea. Not because of indies. That's why it was successful. We saw GOD OF WAR / MGS / GT..etc

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