Namco Bandai isn’t ready to lend its support to the PS Vita when it comes to Tales localizations.
At least they gave us Xillia and soon giving us ToS chronicles and Xillia 2 next year.
vita needs a price cut and you'll see how much attention it's gonna get.
It happened in Japan and it went back to similar numbers pre price drop. Software is where it's at. A temporary fix is better than none tho. Plus, the VITA could've done worse w/o the price cut :P
Price drop will fix problem for 2-3 months. More games fixes problem for good.
The ps4 may help especially with a bundle. People disagree but if the consumer base is bigger, more developers will spend money to make or port games to it. And no games r better for portable gaming than jrpgs like Persona 4. They r perfect for on the go. The graphics don't take a hit, u can grind or play a bit and save. Also, cross-play would be huge. Sell both for $80-90 or create a program for everyone with a ps4 and vita. And Tales games r perfect too. Yes, jrpgs r niche but imagine the possibilities if they couls get the vita in ppls hands...mmos, fps...etc. It may not even b the Vita that ultimately changes gaming, but mobile has a huge place in the future and Sony needs to hook ppl now even if its at a loss. Then, maybe the Vita2 becomes HUGE! Sony can't let Apple or Samsung steal the show! And they have the abilitu to offer both console and mobile to hardcore and casual gamers.
And some wanted Namco to aquire Atlus lol Developers & publishers need to understand that hardware sales are driven by software, the Vita situation exists primarily because most publishers act like Namco. They all leave it to Sony but with the PS4 releasing soon Sony can only do so much. At least Atlus gave us Persona 4, one of the few good 3rd party Vita games.
It doesn't need a price cut, it needs games.
I think some Japanese devs are tards. It would help a great deal to make the game in Japanese (voice over and text) and English (text only) from the very start. That would cut costs and make games ready for EU/US distribution.
Well, what's more likely: all Japanese developers are retarded, or you're too stupid to realize that it costs money to translate games?
it seems these companies make bad decisions left and right. it the localize their games they would see people would buy them.
Tales games WILL be on Vita once the sales pick up. At worst, you can play them via the link from PS4.
because Vita is dead.
I bet you have one. You're just another sheep in the herd. Anything the media says you'll say the exact same. EDIT: @loie Some people are just ignorant
i have one but i don't use it a lot.
Dragon's Crown, Tearaway, Walking Dead, Killzone Mercenaries, hopefully GEB2, and PSO2. Yeah so dead /sarcasm.
Sorry for my ignorance but what is GEB 2?
God's Eater Burst 2.
At this point I seriously doubt PSO2 will ever make it here.
Mine is charging, not dead yet.
Lol that was a good one xD
Pretty sure it's still selling, and there are quite a few games in development for it... So uh, not sure what your definition of "dead" is, but it's wrong.
I have a vita and it never once collected dust since purchase so dead? I don't think so oh and I'am currently playing DC so no just no.
lol same here, and im loving DC to boot.
Only missing out. Series would sell well for vita.
didn't do well enough in Japan by far
Even if it had done better, they still probably wouldn't localize it. Hell, how long did it take us to get Xillia?
so much for a region free system don't get games localize yet people blaming Nintendo
What does being region free have to do with anything?
@Misaka Then why the heck did they not localized these games on the DS where it originally came out? Both Tales of Innocence and Tales of Heart did well there.
NOOOOOOOO!!! I was hoping to get them without having to import.
Yeah.. well. -_- Well, look at the bright side, we're still getting ToX2 and Symphonia HD next year. And i'm waiting for the herd of sheeps singing "vita is dead hurrdurr"
god damn it these would actually make me buy a vita -__-
Too bad. I'd have bought them Day 1.
Neither Tales of Hearts and Tales of Innocence ever received a localisation despite being on DS. I think it's more a case of Namco refusing to pour funds into projects that didn't sell in Japan either.
nah it the fact that Baba dont localize them on low install base system but DS was very very hot
What? That makes no sense, you just contradicted yourself.
And this is why Atlus is so profitable. They give the gamers what they want.
Worst publisher when it comes to localization next to Sega.
Yep I'm boycotting Sega too. Its a shame really. I've liked a lot of their games, even bought some imports. Tired of caring about a company that doesn't care about me.
Too bad, because I would have bought a vita right away. I'm probably going to buy one at the same time I'm getting my PS4.
Namco Bandai has no plans to localize The One Piece Games like Unlimited Cruise for The Wii and The 3DS. Also they not gonna localize Unlimited World R for the 3DS.
That's OK I can always boycott their games =] Atlus on the other hand I have all their games sense they don't seem to have a problem localizing games. Plus they realize that not everyone lives in japan....tho I'd really like to.lol
How about they take some of the money from the Xillia Collectors Edition I bought from them and put it towards the localization of these two games.
I wish they had balls like Atlus in localizing SMH
Must keep pushing my brothers and sisters! If the rumor of the Ps4/PS VIta bundle is correct that will push lots of Vitas! Meaning a much higher chance for both games.
there's a petition for these games's localization. there may not be any point but one can hope
If they cannot find the money for localization themselves, can they go to Kickstarter to see if fans will support localizations of their products? If they so short on funds, I would gladly pay them in advance so they can finally start to bring their RPGS to gaijins.
I have one and its on life support. The only upcoming games are Tearaway, KZ, and FFX remaster which comes with X-2 on ps3 (but I want it on the go). FFX is the only must buy and its a rerelease. Compare it to the 3ds lineup and its like 5 mediocre titles vs 50 amazing titles. Its on Sony not Namco to make people buy a Vita. Sony needs to release games or it will be destined to become the 250 dollar ps4 controller. Put Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, Sucker Punch, Team Ico on it. Network with devs to ensure releases of Bioshock, Injustice, Dead Space, Valkyria Chronicles, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, AC, MGS, FF, Kingdom Hearts, SMT, DQ, MH exc. Release Demons Souls 2, Syphon Filter, TLoU, or make a new Legend of Dragoon. Do ANYTHING other than porting old ps2 games and porting psn games. If you do port old games make them ones the handheld market will love like Nocturne, Shadow Hearts, Xenosaga, FF12, or Suikoden. Don't port GOW for the fifth time because its played out. Most of all drop the price to 169.99 , cut mem card prices in half, and advertise the hell out of it with tons of games. From my post you prob think I hate the Vita but in truth I love it which is why I'm so baffled as to the current situation. Its a great system and it even has a handful of great games such as Gravity Rush, Persona 4, Uncharted, Dragons Crown exc. Sony just doesn't support it enough. Third parties don't bat an eyelash at it. The games that do release don't get localized. All it needs are a few key titles and people would join the bandwagon. I want it to succeed. I want competition for Nin. I just don't see it happening.
Well then I have no plans to support any Namco Bandai games on any platform.
Well as long as they localise God Eater 2 i'll be happy, i LOVE God Eater Burst
Imagine Tales of Vesperia on Vita I'd lose my freakin mind
i dont blame them. why localize a tales game when vita population is so slim in USA? I dont care if killzone mercenary comes out. At the end of the day. 2013 is not the year for PS Vita. Maybe next year. Sony is mainly focusing on PS4.
I've been considering getting a vita to play my digital psp games and a few vita games since my psp screen is a bit scratched and the thump stick occasionally comes off. However, the battery life, memory stick price, and the price of the hand held itself turn me away. That being said.....a Tales game or to would result in me buying one in a heart beat.
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