Sony's losses greatened for the second quarter of the current fiscal year, the company admitted today, due in part to its video game business swinging to losses year-over-year.
Awesome system. Can't wait to see how it works together with the PS4. People should buy this because hands down this is the best handheld on the market right now. It just needs more killer games.
*Best handheld system EVER on the market. Fixed that for you. I know some might disagree but isn't handheld gaming all about giving you full scale console couch gaming on the go? If so nothing has done it as good as the Vita does.
*Best handheld system EVER on the market. Said this from the beginning. NO dedicated handheld gaming gadget has been better.
I kept saying this before that Sony was doing very poorly still but people just kept calling me a troll just for posting the truth. Why are these people so upset over the truth. It's like they want to hide from it or run away. Face your fears.
And what does that have to do with the comment you specifically replied to? And also let me quote the article... "Although Sony's game business posted losses, it was the company's Devices and Pictures divisions that really did the damage, with notable hits to their respective operating incomes." It's no secret that they have been doing nothing but playing catch up since the 360 launched with the PS3. That is obviously about to change with this next gen. A lot of the reports are apparently from PS4 production cost too. Obviously they will be making their fully money back and then some very very soon. Think very carefully before you respond. I see you only have one more bubble of your two bubbles left. I think the reasoning is already pretty apparent.
I agree with this statement. The ability to play any full fledged PS4 game (Hoping this is as true as sony has been saying) is something that really tilted the scales when deciding which console to choose.
Best handheld system on the market? I'm sorry, but that is a bold statement. A great system without a good amount of games means NOTHING. Don't get me wrong, I think the Vita has several great titles, but definitely not enough for me to warrant a purchase.
@CanadianTurtle: Great games is subjective, but I'm of the opinion that the Vita's library is more than resplendent enough to make it the best handheld on the market.
@CanadianTurtle...not to disrespect your opinion, but the Vita has over 400 (as of Oct. of this year) titles available in it's various territories. I find it hard that you wouldn't find enough variety in that line of games to play. To say that it doesn't have a "good amount of games" is just not true. Maybe it doesn't have enough games that appeal to YOU...but it has plenty of games.
"Best handheld system EVER on the market." Vita's a nice piece of tech with a pretty decent library so far, but in terms of sheer quantity of great games, nothing really beats the GBA. You could even argue the DS.
^^ Sure the GBA had a lot of good games and I totally agree that it was a awesome portable. Like I originally said though, portable gaming seems to be all about giving the player the closest thing to a console experience. GBA launched the same year as the first Xbox. Did you ever see anything resembling anything near what the Xbox was capable of on the GBA? Nope. Yet here I am on the Vita playing Killzone with the same engine that the last Killzone console game launched with. Same thing with Uncharted. I have never seen another portable come anywhere near as close to a console counterpart as what the Vita has been able to do. That's what makes it the best handheld system ever IMO.
Some pretty big hitters are on the horizon. God Eater 2, Soul Sacrifice Delta, Tearaway, Freedom Wars, Gravity Rush 2 ect. All those plus PS Vita TV, PS4 remote-play and the new more affordable model I don't think the Vita's ever been in a better position than it is now. The Vita really is an incredible system. Sales may not be great but the fact it did as well as it did during the months the 3DS got Pokemon and Monster Hunter 4 show the Vita can surely only be on the rise Personally I find myself looking forward to a new Vita game every other day. Long live the Vita!
Gravity Rush 2 has a lot of potential to be amazing, the original was a flawed gem. If they can fix those flaws, we will have quite an amazing game on our hands.
"It just needs more killer games." killer games that appeal to a wider audience like the PSOne did. not just hardcore gamers but the younger 19 and down. make games with iconic characters and mass appeal the ps vita should handle this while the ps4 handle the hardcore gamers
I think that the games are there. They are just not the traditional retail only games. The Vita has games spread all over the place from retail to PSN to PS mobile. The most important thing for Sony to do is to really advertise the system. I think that they will probably do what they did with the PSP and have a new campaign after the PS4 rush. When they did it with PSP, and the price drop, they ended up selling like crazy. People just need to know more about it, what it can do (remote play with PS4), and what games it has.
I am enjoying my Vita more than I ever enjoyed my PSP to be honest. That and the only thing really keeping me on my PS4 pre-order is the streaming abilities to my Vita. If I had no Vita, I would have already said screw it simply because I'm broke as hell just before the holidays.
I agree, the PlayStation Vita is much better than the PSP ever was. I liked my PSP, but it didn't get nearly the amount of use my PS Vita has in these couple of years (PS+ is also part of the reason). I'm ready for the Vita to enter it's golden years of gaming (Year 2 - 5), and I can't wait to see what devs. brings out for the Vita. PS Vita TV should help fluff sales once it launches in Japan, and get sales booming once it launches everywhere.
For some reason I think Vita TV would ACTUALLY sells up to two million in one year in the US. The Vita needs this because it is struggling in the US. It has only sold 300K in 2013. I can see people murdering the Vita TV sales in the West. ^_^
For some reason, I'm enjoying VITA even more these days than usual. Could just be because it's winter and it's chilly as balls outside. lol
Or because it has so many awesome games ;)) Tearaway coming soon too.
As I'm from the UK, I have to wait till the 29th to get my hands on the PS4... But Tearaway will keep me company between the 22nd and the 29th :P
I would buy the vita if the vita slim was launched here in North America already no way id buy the first gen one knowing the slim is around the corner!
The new model uses a different screen which doesn't look a good as the original's OLED screen btw.
Other than that, its better in every other way
You people are nuts for saying Vita is better than PSP. Not a chance. If we're going by games, than clearly PSP wins by a wide margin.
Okay then if you say that PSP had a wide marigin of games what more for the vita? no disrespect on your opinion man but let me clarify something PS vita library not only includes ps vita games but PSP via digital and Ps classics so what is your point then?Not to mention the only reason that the library is not big for many people who expect too much from it is that many ps vita games and I mean many ps vita games are in Japan, like I said no disrespect but I think it has a very huge library than psp
True Sony fans own everything they can get their hands on that is made by Sony. If you have a Samsung TV then shame on you~! Thats the very reason why their stock has been tanking these past 10yrs.
You can't blame samsung for offering the same level of quality and having a more affordable price. Sony brought this on themselves.
Don't you know you are not aloud to state facts like that here;)
For once I agree with Belking. As a consumer I always go for the best bang for the buck. Though I have to say that since Samsung is the biggest manufacturer of lcd screens it's no wonder they can lower their prices.
I am just glad the Vita is picking up.
Gave you a bubble for that fact. "hubris" Plain and simple.
The financial side of Sony is just now coming around. They did their restructure. They have started to recover from the huge investment with the PS3 (losses are actually down). They sold off those facilities that were built to create the Cell. Plus, they decided to NOT go crazy with over-investing with the PS4. So, after a couple of years of PS4's being out in the wild, things should start to look up. Businesses don't go bankrupt in a day and they sure as hell don't rebound in a day. It takes time and it seems as though they are on the right track.
Sorry to say I don't have a vita, I'm just not into handhelds, but guess what? I'm getting the vita tv day one!! Their game business is gonna do just fine this gen, sick of people tryin to say otherwise. I've had great experiences from them since ps one and it only gets better with time. I've heard so much "they're so broke they have to sell buildings" and crap it's annoying. Yeah, they sold something outdated and upgraded to an awesome new headquarters right in silicon valley, perfect spot to find the next best new talent. They're gonna own this gen, mark my words. Take care of me and I'll take care of you, that's the better philosphy http://www.youtube.com/watc... EDIT: Plus, they haven't actually sold any of their ps4 yet, till release date. It's about to get real :D
has a lot must have games in japan that need to be localized. The only two new games coming that interest me are Ys and Demon Gaze
I was already in love with my Vita and now that it's remote play for games like BF4 and COD-Ghosts. How can the gaming division not keep it's own in the year to come? I already loved my Vita, and now it's the most badass portable device. Hell Yes !!!
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