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Submitted by ALFighter27 470d ago | opinion piece

Could Indie Games Save the PS Vita?

Quote:
"The Playstation Vita is without a shadow of a doubt the best handheld console that has ever existed. Its build quality, screen, controls and specs are completely unparalleled. It has the ability to bring current-gen console-quality gaming to the mobile platform without even straining itself. So why does a console like this require saving?" (PS Vita)

ABeastNamedTariq  +   470d ago
It doesn't need "saving". It just needs a little TLC. I think PSVTV will boost sales tremendously. I'm certainly looking forward to it and remote play. Playing PS4 games anywhere? Friggin fantastic. They just need to market it's capabilities more, methinks. I think we'll see a big, big boost in sales soon. Don't really care about that though; all I know is, I want one.
jujubee88  +   470d ago
I want a VITA TV too! Can not wait!! :D

Also, I'm not sure what the hell people who play games are niggling about now. But I know people in the indie gaming community are hyped up about VITA.

Sony pays indies to put their games on a handheld. If you where a indie developer who grew up playing games on a gameboy and now you can put your games on a handheld and Sony is giving you money to do that....that's freaking awesome!

I'm not sure why some people don't get Sony's deal with indies. ~shrugs~ Haters gunna hate!
GreenRanger  +   470d ago
Having all indie games on the PS3, PS4, and the Vita isn't doing it any favors.

Why buy a game for the Vita if it can be found elsewhere?

That's probably the Vita's biggest problem.
PSNintyGamer  +   470d ago
"But, But it's portable! It's also not available on the 3ds! So that increases it's value!" That's most likely one of the answers you will get.
GribbleGrunger  +   470d ago
What it needs is for articles to stop promoting the idea the Vita has no games. All that's holding it back now is the media and those rabid fans that love to latch onto fashionable memes, or the weaker gamers who get caught up in the narrative because they fear being ostracised and mocked.

Anyone who buys a Vita now couldn't possibly catch up with the huge library of games available, regardless of what the media want people to think.

I find it really odd that these types of articles always appear just after new games are released or after news of a price cut, new design and another member of the Vita family is announced. These are written by design and not out of necessity.

Don't be fooled. Do the research and go to forums with dedicated Vita sections or dedicated Vita threads. Speak to the people that know: Vita owners. Here's a small list. All the games aren't there but it gives you an idea or two:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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bothebo  +   470d ago
"Anyone who buys a Vita now couldn't possibly catch up with the huge library of games available, regardless of what the media want people to think. "

Already played through all the games I want to play and I'm just waiting for more. I'll also drop you a hint, I think myself and lots of other Vita owners don't care for indie titles either.

"What it needs is for articles to stop promoting the idea the Vita has no games. All that's holding it back now is the media and those rabid fans that love to latch onto fashionable memes, or the weaker gamers who get caught up in the narrative because they fear being ostracised and mocked."

This makes absolutely no sense. The Vita needs AAA software and NOTHING LESS. You generally buy hardware to play software right idiot? Or are we going to buy a PS4 so we can buy MORE HARDWARE. Makes so much fucking sense doesn't it?

Why don't we do some math here:

So if we buy a Vita to play PS4 games on it it will cost us $630 just to own the two systems with an assumed %5 sales tax which is probably too conservative. Now let's add $60 for every game you are going to buy. So how much will it cost to get PS4 games on your Vita: just under $700. BUT WAIT, we could get new games for $40. What a miracle!
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GribbleGrunger  +   470d ago
Sell your Vita fella, it's of no use to you.
tiffac008  +   470d ago
^Well he has a point on the indie part, as much as I think some of them are great. Its not what I had in mind.

I was expecting boat loads of Japanese games on my Vita like I did with my PSP but Sony kinda screwed that when they went with a western centric strategy and kept supporting the PSP in Japan (until now even)

The best games on the Vita is being held in Japan without any localization. So I am hoping the new Sony 3rd party group can help get those games over to us.

God Eater 2
Phantasy Star 2
Phantasy Star Nova
Tales of Innocence R
Tales of Hearts R

Not counting Type-0, VCIII, Suikoden and slew of PSP games which is compatible with the Vita. The Vita needs these types of games in the west. So I hope the VTV can make some head way. So localization can happen.
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SIdepocket  +   470d ago
So it's now the media's fault that my Vita has been sitting unused for almost a year? Well thanks Gribblegrunger, I was laboring under the misconception that the Vita had no games to play because there was nothing on it that interested me.

Thank heavens there are people like you telling us these things!
bothebo  +   470d ago
He's a moron who only looks at the brand and not the reality of the situation that AAA software is what gets people to pick up and play their system.
Sithlord-Gamble  +   469d ago
Indie games save the Vita ... f*#% No!

But Killzone just might!
That game is amazing!
RedSoakedSponge  +   469d ago
i hope so! since playing indie games on my vita really work well and is like the perfect fit :)

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