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Submitted by tom_peterson 875d ago | opinion piece

Streaming Ability Of The Vita May Actually Kill It

‘Remote Play’ lets the Vita display the PS4 game you were playing by streaming over wifi and means you don’t have to stop during toilet breaks. Sony’s attempt to use another console to boost the weak Vita sounds familiar. It already has a cross-play feature with some PS3 games, such as Playstation All-Stars, which comes with a free Vita version. Both devices can then connect with each other for online play.

Will the Vita’s ability to stream PS4 games really save it or just push you to buy Sony’s latest console? (Culture, Dev, E3, Industry, Mobile, Next-Gen, PlayStation, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 2, PS Vita, PS4, Sony, Tech)

DJMarty  +   876d ago
What utter crap, PS4/PSvita will go hand in hand. PSvita will have a new least of life.
fattyuk  +   875d ago
Some people really do write stupid articles!
iamnsuperman  +   875d ago
I agree the reasons/explanation in this article are stupid but there is a negative impact PS4 streaming could have for the Vita which I am surprised the author didn't explain properly. If we can play PS4 games on the vita then it is going to be harder for third party developers to justify doing a Vita only version thus potentially removing all third party support. Its a risky move (a move as a PS Vita owner still would like but still risky for sony)
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ps3_pwns  +   875d ago
yep this is a dumb article. need more articles written about why the xbox one is fail if they want more hits and why the ps4 and vita rocks. these article writers need to be smart and write about what we want to hear if they want the hits,clicks, and ad money. I better see more playstation praise from these guys or ill blacklist there site.
tubers  +   874d ago

I completely agree.

This is potentially a "HIDDEN" issue.

Prospective devs/publishers (specially 3rd party) for supposed BIG BUDGET, EXCLUSIVE VITA games may rather do a smaller/mid budget PS4 game especially since you can just Remote Play it.

I say it's safe to assume the PS4 will have magnitudes more install base in it's first year than the total amount of VITA sold today.

By "HIDDEN", I mean devs won't outright publicly say they're cancelling the supposed VITA game and refocusing on a different platform.
EvilJeffBridges  +   868d ago

Being able to play a game on both is a factor but internet may no be available or reliable all the time. That's why physical copies of games will be useful. If vita sales rise with the availability of PS4, you can bet there will be more reason to develop vita exclusives. I would be surprised if developers and publishers were not aware of this.
Ask  +   875d ago
Sony are so desperate to get people to buy those things but I really don't really want one because the games aren't that mobile or on the go friendly. If I'm at home I'll play on y ps3. If I'm on the go I'll play soemething I can pick up and drop withotu saving.
Minato-Namikaze  +   875d ago
Cell phone games are the bane of my existence, I love having my vita with actual buttons, lol.
mitchell1188  +   875d ago
Actually I play my vita more than my Xbox and ps3 now. Depends on what ur into. I was a gameboy kid so on the go gaming was what I was raised on. From games to YouTube and Netflix I use my vita more than my phone. I still love console games and have already pre-ordered my ps4 but to say that the games on vita are not on the go friendly doesn't add up. I was playing gravity rush right b4 I saw this article, put my vita in standby, wrote this comment, now I'm gonna press the power button and continue my game. Seems pretty on the go friendly to me.
sashimi  +   875d ago
Lol go back to your angry birds while we gamers play real games!
ps3_pwns  +   875d ago
Nope sometimes you are at home and want to watch a sports event on tv but don't want to just watch that by itself because of timeouts or crap players you don't want to see are hitting the golf ball lol. You want to play the console games because you are at home and streaming them on the vita while being able to watch tv at the same time is you best option until the tv show or game is over.
Heisenburger  +   875d ago
You can stop any game you are playing on Vita literally any time that you want.

If you are playing an rpg, simply tap the power button to shut the system down.

Two days later you come back and tap that power button again, and boom, your game is exactly where you left off.

That means that even those longest of grinds in a game without save points are rendered moot.

I'm not trying to convince you to get one, nothing like that.

I'm just trying to help slow down the flow of misinformation. Not to insinuate that you are doing it on purpose.

But that stop-any-time feature is easy my favorite aspect of my Vita.


Also Mitchell touched on what I said already, I just didn't catch it.
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Protagonist  +   875d ago
Desperate? it is a new optional feature. Nobody is asking to buy one nor use the feat, and since you dont own one nor want one, why bother comment? It is not like what you are saying holds any truth or fact, just seems trollish to be honest.
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AxeCain  +   875d ago
Does anyone else have connection issues with their Vita? Remote plat doesn't seem to work well with my Slim. Seems slow/laggy and even drops connection.
I have an E4200 Cisco Router so I doubt this is the issue.
I hope this is resolved by then.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   875d ago
I dont think it will kill it but Vita sales wont suddenly sky rocket cause u can play PS4 games on it. Buying a Vita to play PS4 games is a very poor reason to purchase one.
badkolo  +   875d ago
total nonsence, i said this many times and its why i bought 4 vitas, some for friends as i knew what was up, the vits was designed for the ps4, it will also be cheaper byt the time the ps4 takes off, remote play isa hey feature of the wiiu and the ps4 and vita will trumpt that in every regard, other then the lack of games which while will obviously change as the new cycle begins. Even if it slacks in vita games it will still survive soley based on its ability to interact with the ps4 in a meaningful way and most likely at a price point that will make it a affordable second controller for you ps4 that also does so much more and has its own games. THAT will save the vita
Ask  +   875d ago
You bought 4 vitas?
imXify  +   875d ago
What ? 4 Vitas only ? Get a fifth one. :D

Jk. I'm getting a second Vita myself. Well the modded one where you can record gameplays with it.
VitaOwner  +   875d ago
Lmao! So adding a new optional feature to a system will kill it?
jjb1981  +   875d ago
Once people realize how awesome it is to be able to play battlefield 4 or any other ps4 game on a vita, some minds will change. I already own one just so I have all my favorite classic RPGs on one device whenever and wherever I feel like playing them. Streaming ps4 games is definitely a plus.
objdadon  +   875d ago
I use to think that until I bought a wii u. I love my ps3 and xbox but one of wii u's most killer features is the fact I can play my games off screen. It's a wonderful feature!
xxPillsxx  +   875d ago
Lol this article makes no sense at all... adding such awesome feature might kill the Vita? If they didn't do it you will problary be saying "Why is Sony not making any unique feature for PS Vita?"
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Williamson  +   875d ago
Um....NO! Judging from all these vita doom articles it seems like everything the vita will do is going to kill itself. I cant wait to try out this feature.
CaptCalvin  +   875d ago
I do worry about how Sony seems to be pushing for the Vita to turn into a piggy-back device for the PS4. All this focus on streaming PS4 games with the Vita really undermines it's own powers and capabilities. I don't know whether or not Vita will indeed turn into nothing but an accessory for the PS4 in the future, but that's the vibe I'm getting right now.
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Hicken  +   874d ago
I don't think I'd say it's a piggyback device, but that it CAN BE one. Like tethering with mobile stuff.

I can't say Sony's pushing it too hard, but they ARE making it known.
HurtfulTimez  +   875d ago
I will defo be getting a vita not too long after the ps4 releases. I think sales of the vita will rocket soon after ps4 releases too.
Apollosupreme  +   874d ago
Reading this article may actually kill your brain...
tarbis  +   874d ago
I still don't get why Sony didn't activate this feature for PS3 when it can be done. There were videos made by some hackers that made it possible. And since PS4 won't be backward compatible with PS3 games wouldn't be good that you can stream games from both PS3 or PS4 anytime you want?
tubers  +   874d ago
Probably licencing issues and all that fineprint when making PS3 games.

The PS4, it's mandatory to make sure games can stream to the VITA and devs/publishers agreed to sign for it.
g-nome  +   874d ago
Just makes it more awesome to me , and essential for ps4 owners.
dcj0524  +   874d ago
Never understand it when people say the vita lacks games.maybe games from certain genres ( shooters) but as a whole theres is quite alot of vita games.

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