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Submitted by s8anicslayer 214d ago | opinion piece

Why it’s OK to believe in a comeback for the PS Vita

The PlayStation Vita entered the gaming world with so much promise. With its impressive hardware specifications and dual thumbsticks, it was supposed to blur the line the between console and handheld. Over a year has passed since its launch and still the Vita just isn’t there yet; what happened? (PS Vita)

Concertoine  +   214d ago
Vita sales have no where to go but up at this point
Hicken  +   213d ago
It could still go down and be at the realm of Wii U sales.
P0werVR  +   213d ago
I believe it's going to do fine.

Just when it was at the edge of existence, looking at the games coming out for it and PS TV...I'd say those are sellers.
thehobbyist  +   213d ago
Let's factor in how VITA sales could go up:
Price drop on console
Price drop on memory
new cheaper model with alternate colors incoming
PS VITA TV incoming(Let's players will love that)
Killzone: Mercenary
God Eater 2 for all those Monster Hunter fans
Remote play
Let's factor in how Wii U sales could go up:
Pikmin 3
Wind Waker HD
Mario Kart 8... Oh wait that doesn't have a release date yet...
...
Smash Bros??? But that's a really long ways off so does that count?...
I fail to see how the VITA could fall into the same hole as the Wii U.
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Hicken  +   213d ago
It was a hypothetical. Sheesh.
Concertoine  +   212d ago
@thehobbyist
wow how onesided can you be?
the wii u had a price drop
bayonetta 2
smash bros
x
donkey kong country
a bloody new 3D MARIO

wii u has no where to go but up as well. both systems have been sitting at the bottom of sales, and both have a wealth of games coming. henceforth both will sell better from here on out.
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GirlOnFire  +   214d ago
I love all the buzz V tv has gotten. I love my Vita but I'm getting both the new model and Vita Tv. ^~^
Stsonic  +   213d ago
I hope the vita 2.0 is built just as well as the original, I have been through two tablets and a phone since I got my vita. It is built like a finely tuned German speed train.
GdaTyler  +   214d ago
Just a question. Will Vita Tv sales count as Vita sales? Reply to me please. I want to know if this will help Vita achieve more developer support eventually.
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devwan  +   214d ago
It's called Vita, has a Vita game slot, it lets you download Vita games from PSN... it's a Vita (and much more).
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iamnsuperman  +   214d ago
You question can be broken up into two parts.

1. It will count towards Sony's handheld division sale number but not specifically the Vita number (some we don't really know but only know through guess work as Sony, like all companies, lump figures together)

2. It will as it plays Vita games. Just don't expect touch compatible games but, in theory more games will get developed for the system (as it is essentially a Vita without the screen and battery while filling other criteria for the multimedia box market) if this sell very well (early signs in Japan suggest it is a hit there).
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Nicaragua  +   214d ago
if they make it compatible with the Dualshock4 then even the touch games shouldn't be a problem.
Ju  +   213d ago
As soon as the Vita TV is actually available, I am sure, we will get (more) Vita games with full DS3/4 support.
imXify  +   214d ago
It's like asking if 2DS sales will count as 3DS.

Yes it will.
BattleAxe  +   213d ago
"Just a question. Will Vita Tv sales count as Vita sales?"

Lets take a moment to psychoanalyse this question........ yes.
SonyStyled  +   214d ago
i was in my gamestop yesterday and i asked my gamestop employee how the vitas where selling after the price drop and he replied "not too bad honestly". vita can only push forward from here on out i suppose
Godmars290  +   214d ago
But should I care?
Its a product FFS. If it gives me reason to buy it, I'll buy it. If not, I wont.

Hate the way that consumerism has become "faith based".
Pixel_Enemy  +   213d ago
More sales equals more support from developers... If no one buys it but you, and you don't care what your peers think, that's good for you until no one develops for a platform with no userbase. Then how cool is your piece of tech with nothing worth playing on it.

I love my Vita and I hope more people buy into it so that I will get more games to play.
thehobbyist  +   213d ago
There's already more than 50 games folks the Vita isn't lacking on games. Most of them are good too if you actually stop to play them.
tehpees3  +   214d ago
I think both Vita and Wii U will find people that appreciate them. Forget the internet naysayers and analysts. Big systems don't just fail.

As long as the companies stand behind them people will buy them. They just need the right incentive to.
Lord_Frieza  +   213d ago
the second coming
Protagonist  +   213d ago
The Trinity.

PS Vita/PSV 2000/PS VTV
Scatpants  +   213d ago
People are going to want to remote play games when the PS4 comes out. I'm guessing that and Vita TV will cause a big boost in Vita sales.
ShwankyShpanky  +   213d ago
Yup. I expect to pick up a Vita and/or VitaTV within the next 12 months for that purpose. And I've been saving all the free PS+ Vita games they've offered, so I've already got a back catalog ready to load.

Has there been any word on when the new Vita models will be released in the US?
bahabeast  +   212d ago
the vita is in trouble or something?? i really didnt know

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