PlayStation Vita isn't doing so hot in sales. These fives games could help the system bounce back.
No one game or set of games will "save" the Vita, sadly. North America and Europe simply are not killer-app oriented markets. The only thing that will save the Vita is a steady stream of retail and digital content (though retail is more important) to demonstrate the platform's viability to consumers.
Well Toukiden and Soul Sacrifice boosted the Vita's sales like hell in Japan and even topped the 3DS so we should keep up with new sequels of the current best games and we're fine!
Indeed but we're talking here about North America and Europe not Japan, SS sold +200k copies in Japan but it only sold around 90k in the West.
To be fair, the Vita got a price cut in Japan on Feb 28th and Soul Sacrifice released on March 7th, so I think it's safe to assume the price drop played a big role in the sales back then. Can't say anything for Toukiden, but it probably just won over some of the Monster Hunter fans waiting to upgrade, but hadn't at that point.
It's both. Actually, it can take one or a set of games to seriously start things rolling. Spiking sales will turn the heads of more and major publishers/devs.
I'm not sure I can think of any handheld games that would qualify as 'killer apps' in the Western markets, except maybe Pokemon. But I'm not sure Pokemon is as popular now as it used to be.
if this games are announced for vita, only if -GTA vita -Infamous Vita -God of war vita -mass effect vita -fallout vita -battlefield vita im sure most western gamers will go gaga and buy vita right of the bat, because if you ask me these are the type of games why people buy their vita in the first place, "console like games on a handheld" isnt it heck even a port of demon/dark souls will make others go mental and buy a vita for it lol
Demon Souls 2 Vita Edition.?
That might do it in Japan...but this article is more focused toward Western markets
in US and EU too, many fans over the world.
@b_one Yeah, compare Demon Soul sales to CoD or AC sales. It doesn't matter how many fans are in the world it will never be a best seller as shooting games are in the west.
I finally traded mind in for a ps3
Mistake! The right choice would have been have both : )
Your right I just found out that a hack ps3 can play on vita , so im going to get it back next friday, thank for setting me straight.
I know vita is great and would love a vita but why would I buy one now knowing there is gonna be a price drop. People who wait will always get better deals.
That's true. But to others, instant gratification is worth it.
exclusives are already being made in Japan. Once companies stop making games for the psp the vita will get love. Until then we wait with baited breath.
While it would be cool to see a game save (though this is being a bit extreme, since the more games it gets, the more likely someone is going to hit their breaking point. Especially with PlayStation Plus offering so many for "free") a system, it simply won't happen. This article, like plenty more before it, will name games that have potential, but might not live up to said potential in the end. Ragnarok Odyssey was touted as the "Monster Hunter clone" the Vita needed, but it turned out to be pretty different than MH and what people were expecting. Resistance Burning Skies was originally thought to be proof the FPS genre could work on the go, but the game was awful in so many ways that the thought seems comical. I mean, I am STILL waiting on Sony to give me the avatars from when I preordered it! CoD: Black Ops Declassified was a lock to bring in the CoD fans. Sadly, that game had plenty of problems, which started with the $50 dollar MSRP and ended with the amazingly cheap AI. Soul Sacrifice was one game people bet a lot of money on, but it just was not that popular overall. The gameplay was a bit weirder than most people were expecting and could have added more diverse choices. The free DLC is great (since it adds many new things), but we shouldn't have to wait months and download additional content to have more than 12 bosses (though some you fight 1 - 4 times total). The same will happen with all the games mentioned here. Either they won't be done right, have too much hype to live up to or won't bring in the sales people were expecting.
Maaan... if you guys don't have a Vita by now.... "you obviously don't know Buick"
dam it im tired of these articles talking about whats going to save the vita the vita needs a variety of games for it to start selling we all know what big name games could help save the vita we dont need these articles every second talking about it......
A demons souls will sell vitas. That's a no brainer. I think Sony knows this and we WILL see one come out one day. Vita is the perfect place for a n3w demons souls as it will not be in direct competition with Froms Dark Souls on consoles. Sony has the right idea about killzone and having a solid shooter on vita, but unfortunately the Killzone audience is too small to make an impact on Vita. So they either need a big name shooter like battlefi3ld, cod, or a new shooter IP that takes full advantage of vitas features and is unique to the platform so that gamers can't find a similar experi3nce anywhere else but Vita. An open world game is also needed, be it GTA or something else. I would personaly love a yakuza on vita. Also a new fighting Ip thats unique to vita would be a seller. Very rarely do handhelds get unique fighting ips. That needs to change.
The only games on here I see that have a chance is MGS and GTA. FFVII remake if it happens is years away, Nintendo has hold of Monster Hunter for now. MH4 is not out yet so the 5th one is a ways off. Resident Evil is pretty sketchy
We need GTA Vita or Watch Dogs Vita! Or even Saints Row Vita!
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