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The PlayStation Vita is the little handheld that could — and just might — succeed

Like the noble ape, the PlayStation Vita has evolved. A second iteration of the handheld system, dubbed the PlayStation Vita 2000, made an appearance at the Tokyo Game Show last September sporting an improved interface and battery life. While tweaks to the game system were expected, the juicy part of the news was the release’s caveat: the Vita 2000 will not come to the West.

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KrisButtar1049d ago

I wish my Vita could get some use but my eyes have gotten worst and the screen is to hard on my eyes, now if I could connect it to my TV. I would begin buying games for it again.

Death1049d ago

I had the same bitch with my PSP. Then I got bifocal contact lenses. Huge difference. The only thing the Vita is missing is games. Sony has 17 studios and the best they can do is port over console releases. How can Sony expect third parties to take advantage of the platform if they don't support it with unique games that take advantage of the systems capabilities. The most exciting things announced are the redesign and ability to do remote play from the consoles.

mikeslemonade1049d ago

You know even though remote play is a overlooked feature, I think it will be great so I can lay down on my back and play PS4. Also usually I can't sleep as well I go from a sitting activity, so if it's 3am and I want to play a game I probably won't get done until 4am and then I must do something else for 30 minutes to fall asleep. With the remote play and me laying down in bed I will probably be asleep by 3:45am which is a good thing.

KrisButtar1048d ago (Edited 1048d ago )

@Death

I still play my PSP a lot but its hooked up to my TV with com cables.

I think the Vita does have some great games but console ports are not going to sell well on the Vita, when you can just remote play the PS4 version. Remote play kinda forces 3rd parties to make unique experiences or at least spin off titles because why buy the Vita version when you can buy the PS4 version and have it work on both systems is going to be the question when the Vita comes out with the next Fifa or Madden.

I find we rarely ever get new game announcements from around this time till the new year. It was like that for the couple of years.

HardcoreGamer1049d ago

i have been playing the games for last few months

muramasa blade
dragons crown
killzone mercenary
disgaea3

and man on man, i have yet to finish them, online on killzone is unique, and quite fun

4v4 sucks tho, should be 16 players 8v8, but isee what they did with the 4v4, its suppose to be like survivor

TwilightSparkle1049d ago

I think it can I think it can :)

SonyStyled1049d ago

ah! i see what you did there!

Seraphemz1049d ago

i think that the remote play feature is going to catapult its sales. Its an amazing feature.

ar000431049d ago

Well said, I can see Sony offering a bundle with ps4 later at some point.

Death1049d ago

I don't see how remote play will do anything for sales. What is the point of having a next gen console to play on a small screen? The WiiU comes with a second screen controller that use can use to play games on. Not exactly tearing it up in sales. Besides, Sony loses money on hardware. Selling Vita's for remote play is almost suicide. Sure, you can fill your Vita up with games from PS+, but that won't keep the lights on either.

The bottom line is software sells hardware, not the other way around. Make games and hardware sales will follow.

Protagonist1049d ago (Edited 1049d ago )

@Death

It is a feat. people (according to several forums) love, but it does not mean it is meant to move retail PS Vita´s.

May not be exciting for you, but it is for me and literally thousands of other gamers.

Seraphemz1048d ago

If i am home, i will play on my TV. But I love that I can be out and about, and if there is wifi..i can still play PS4 games.

Also, when my wife wants to watch TV, i can be right next to her, playing on the Vita.

Its a great feature. Sounds like you are just trying to downplay because you dont like Sony.

Death1048d ago

I have a PS3 and a Vita. I also have a PSP, multiple PS2's and original Playstations. I also own multiple Sony Blu-ray players. If I didn't like Sony I would probably buy a lot less Sony products.

I simply don't see the value in buying a top tier HDTV and new game console to play on a much smaller screen. Playing games off your PS4 on a Vita over wifi long distance sounds interesting. Let me know how it works when you get a chance. That actually sounds like a nice feature as long as lag isn't an issue.

byeGollum1049d ago

I lost interest in my 3DS when I got a Vita :/ one thing is for sure, Sony will continue to support it, no matter what.

Neonridr1049d ago

Love my 3DS, waiting for Zelda to drop next week on it. Vita looks good, but not enough games interest me at the moment.

I do love the Off Screen feature with my Wii U, so when I do get a PS4 early next year I may consider a Vita. But that's another $200 on top of the $400 for the system...

Still, I do believe that with the arrival of the PS4, the Vita will definitely start to do better.

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