Can Sony keep the Vita relevant? This is how they plan to try.
Make no mistake, it's going to be reeeeeeeeeeeeally difficult, due to the 3DS's dominance and the lack of system sellers on the Vita so far. It's going to take A LOT. However, if anyone can save the Vita, it's the brains over at Sony. Let's see if we can get a top-notch shooter on the Vita first. A Call of Duty maybe? I know, you may hate the idea, but we need to sell systems. How about Battlefield Vita? Gran Turismo Portable? NBA 2kVita? Ha, now I'm just going off on a tangent :P
I believe what could give Vita a sales boost would be some kind of monster hunter (Deep Down Vita Version?), and some RPG's like Final Fantasy, Demon's Souls, Nino Kuni...
imo. a few more big games isnt going to sell it, unless GR2 is this amazing killer app with so much to do in its open world, and it gets a GTAvita etc. 1. it needs more games peroid, whether it be shovelware, small games, kids games etc. the wall at gamestop is lackluster, lacks variety, and has a very small # of popular games and small games unlike the PSP and 3ds had/have. 2. bundle/price drop/vitaTV in the west. i think one more price drop or a ps4 bundle would be the sweetest spot. as well as vitaTV in the west. 3. one thing i loved about my psp was the movies. UMD movies, where i didnt have to have an expensive SD card to play them, or wait for them to DL, or buy older ones at a high digital price. i love my vita to death. but the psp was the shiz.
^ Wow I think you're the only person that actually liked UMD proprietary drives. I mean who else loves purchasing movies twice?
they were cheap and why carry around a dvd player and a stack of dvds when you can have a handfull of UMDs and a psp in your pocket? i bought very few movies twice, i mainly rented movies and only bought my favorites.
@Donmingos Your right on it. People disperate for JRPGs will buy the psvita for those games. Arc the lad is Sony only so.....They need to get busy! I Also like the plan tossed around earlier this year. A PS4/PSvita bundle for $500. I know several people that will get that instead of a PS4 only, if it is only $100 more. At the retail store Xboxone will be compared by parents to this combo side by side. Two systems one highest end Console, one highest end portable, or xbonxone with the Kinect camera. Which would a parent with two or more kids get? Obvious choice there.
A monster hunter vita in japan=saved. Also a demon's souls vita would be awesome even if it was the original souls ported with more armour and weapons.
I will tell u the truth vita needs more OPEN WORLD games like 1.dark soul or demon souls 2.skyrim 3.gta(enhanced version) 4.way of the samuria.
I don't think VITA needs to comlete with the 3DS. Why can't it be the "Console experience on the go" but with it's own uniqe spin on it ( think Gravity Rush, TearAway, Killzone:Mercanary) When I got my VITA only one of friends wanted. My friend that sees play it 5 days a week didn't find it appealing. Fastforward a year later and all of sudden their asking permission to play Killzone or Mortal Kombat every chance they get. All good things come with time and each year interest in the VITA grows more and more.
needs more apps to make the vita more competitive with smartphones and tablets. there is a 3g model so why no txt messaging app thru att. the vita is assigned a phone number when you sign up. plus aaa games games games
not trolling but the Vita brings hand cramps and so does a 3DS which leads to fybromyalgia = you become handicapped unable to even catch a ball . 2DS is siiick though . anyway the Vita has comfort grips yes makes it even more bad ass but still the wrong placed and prickly joysticks of a vita compared to >>> a wiiU gamingpad or invidia shield comfort ? so we come to the conclusion that the only REAL way to save the Vita is to give it a whole new re-design. I don't want Arthritis.
Uncharted needs to be on it and something like GoW and maybe infamous
OH PLEASE no fucking uncharted the guy is an actor who reads from the script, i really hate the vita andd ps3 version i don't know what u find init,know this he is not solid snake a true soldier.
I still feel like Sony, after having done such a good job with attracting indies, should rally look towards mobile games. Many big IPs have mobile games that could be great on the PSV. From Mass Effect and Dead Space, to Final Fantasy and TWEWY (iOS) to Rayman Legends etc... also I dont know why they dont bring their own mobile games to the PSV too. Sony have mentioned how digital distribution is strong on the PSV. To me, it just seems strange they dont continue exploring that more.
No this reliance on Remote play is not going to work.
I'd like to think everyone has realized that by now, but there are a lot of idiots on this site. It needs big games PERIOD.
I think step 2 is to show third party developers that people are interested in the VITA because of Remote Play thus they will make games attracting more people which will then attract even more games. The cycle of life.
I would agree remote may help a bit but it needs frist party games from sony. What strange here to me is sony has the ips to do this. IPs like Legend of the dragoon,Siphon filter,jak, Dark cloud or Crash. These are all games that could make a come back and they would be experiences you couldn't get any where else. Socom is another one just to name a few. Only games you can't get anywhere else will save it.
Why don't they put their superstars (Naughty Dog, Quantic Dream, Sucker Punch, Santa Monica...)to develop Vita games, I'm pretty sure that a ND game exclusive for Vita would move some units. SCEA should learn from SCEJA. P.S. I know that Quantic Dream isn't a first party, but they're on good terms.
naughty dog,sucker punch do u really care for the vita games like these r bond to fail the system
Had no idea it needed saving lol
I'll update you: Its sales have been below projections/expectations for a long time. Even with the price cut. The new model has helped it significantly in Japan, but its numbers are still trailing where it ought to be.
Well I have one and I can tell you it's alive and well. It's doesn't "need saving"
I have one too. I've have one since Japanese launch day. I have 17 games for it. I love it. But that's not what we're talking about. Sales. It needs sales. It's far behind where it's supposed to be. I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this.
Sacrifice 2 of your own monsters to destroy 1 of your opponent's monsters.... I didn't see that one coming
soul sacrifice 2 is just an extended version of the original game it won't boost the vita, if the soul sacrifice was an open world the vita would have triumph.
I was actually referring to yugioh, a card called Three pronged attack haha
Still waiting for God Eater 2 and Vita TV numbers :P
You too :D We'll see in a matter of hours!!!!
releasing vita tv is definitely gnna help the vita sell..........
Vita needs more cross play and cross save games.
no it will only be degraded as a controller.
My opinion it does need some support from Sony over here in the West, it definitely doesn't need saving in Japan. Maybe some of those ideas could be long term plans to convince people to buy Vita 1. Bigger Memory card bundles - I think this is one of the biggest problem for Sony, it seems difficult for PS3/PSP owners especially those with PS+ for awhile (tons of ps+ vita titles) to invest in a VITA and memory card. Lets admit it you need 16gb as minimum with PS+, Sony needs to bring out bundles with 16gb/32gb + games like they are doing with the 8GB Europe starter bundle. 2. Localization - Japan has quite alot of titles that aren't in the West, there is a limit XSEED and Aksys can bring over to the West. Sony needs a crew to bring over some of the games from Japan 3. Bringing in old familiar titles and building a fanbase for newer titles - bringing in old titles that PS gamers are familiar with such as GTA and spin off of popular PS titles. Sony has some new franchises such as Gravity Rush & Soul Sacrifice but it will take some time for most gamers to care about. Mixing in familiar titles and bringing in and building new franchise titles will help the Vita in the future 4. Bring over PS Vita TV! - most people have the vita play at home in the west lol (i know i do most of the time) bringing over the PS Vita TV would be great especially with DS4 support ready day 1 in the west. 5. Convince developers to implement cross-save in their games. I'm looking forward to purchasing Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD on PS3 and PSVita so I could enjoy my saved game on outdoor trips
They already doing all those number, except 4 because it's just a matter of time when Sony release VitaTV on the west. But i only care for number 2 + 3: Sony just created a new division for 3rd party relationship that bring (localize, port, etc) more 3rd party games for Vita, especially games from Japan http://blog.us.playstation.... Adam Boyes said a couple days ago, that they gather all request from the fans. But the fans need to be patient until next year. I'm sure that's crystal clear, but got confused why some site like kotaku still throwing articles like this...
Yeah, I did read up on that it's just what I mention are long term plans to keep the Vita sales stable. Most of the post and blog give ideas that are usually short term that would only give Vita sale spikes here and there and remain low in sales after a week or two. I believe sites like Kotaku just want more clicks and viewers, anything mentioning Vita needs saving or dying usually attract alot of Vita owners/haters to view and comment about it.
"most people have the vita play at home in the west lol (i know i do most of the time" Indeed, I was saving my Vita for on the go playing, but there were so few opportunities that I built a massive backlog. Now that I'm playing at home, I just wish for a more comfortable and bulkier Vita with all the buttons. Even playing on the go, my Vita always stay on my backpack, not in my pocket, so I guess it is reasonably to make a bulkier model.
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Gran Turismo and Grand Theft Auto ASAP and Japanese localization for all vita titles they seem to be the devs fully supporting it.
PSP had Gran Turismo still didn't help the west sales
80 million sold worldwide for lifetime sales thats pretty good for a non Nintendo handheld
I honestly think handheld gaming is dying.. i haven't bought a handheld since the gameboy advance, or maybe i'm getting to old for handhelds.
or maybe you don't like Japanese games which are mostly on DS, PSP, 3DS and Vita.
A final fantasy on it (Type-0) will shift units. And then more exclusives. We don't need ports of console games, when we now have remote play. What we needs is more new IP. Some will fail yes but it only needs that one game to make the whole system worth getting. But it will never get anywhere near 3DS or even PSP numbers. The vita targets a niche of a niche. The 3DS is very kid friendly, fulfills that nostalgia for the older generation. And has the odd few good jrpg's and exclusive titles to satisfy the niche.
Adam Boyes already mention FF Type-0. Be patient and let's wait until next year: http://gearnuke.com/adam-bo... And new exclusive IP's and it's sequel also on the horizon: - Tearaway - Murasaki Baby - Freedom Wars - Toukiden - Soul Sacrifice Delta - Gravity Rush 2 etc Tearaway is the nearest release. But my question is: are people will buy this new IP's? Because just look at Puppeteer. It got great reviews from the media. But it sales made me really sad...
They need to start making exclusives. The only thing remote play does is kill a small portion of vita software sales because that small portion will buy the ps4 version and play it from there. Start getting those system selling games like grand theft auto, gran turismo, a decent cod game and market them. Don't make them ports, but experience only available on portables. Heck killzone on psp is one of my favorite games on the psp just for that reason.
the only reason why i don't own a vita, anymore, is cause it never felt like a console in my hands, the controls are there, but feel far from a dualshock, but now that the vita tv is coming, for only 99 bucks, and i can use regular dual shocks, i will be picking up a few of these for every room in the house that doens't already have a smart device.
That Three-Pronged Plan would take A LOT of PERSISTENCE. They should include with their plan increase localization of JP games. Off Topic: Sony should consider increasing memory card storage and decreasing memory card prices. I am stuck with only 4GB and SOL when games are digital only.
The PSP was not really a smash hit or anything , that and the fact that sony made some really stupid decisions regarding the hardware. the memory cards are very small very expansive to the point that actually visiting the PS store and buying games is a hassle because you always have to think about storage , unlike my 3ds where i can just use a 32gb sd from amazon for $15.
Vita isn't dead. Get over it and let the healing process begin. :) I know it hurts the entitled, wannabe eggheads that claimed it to be dead so long ago, but it's the truth.
in the west it is but Japan nope.
Just can't get enough huh?? You used to make great points and build arguements, but now.. you're just another sheep in the herd.
Are you not getting a VITA this christmas? Is this what this is all about? xD
Sony's strategy to save the vita is likely to fail. The lack of a regular stream of decent games on the schedule is killing it.
Give me the VitaTv and i will start buying games for it :P
Just make it a Japan port machine. AAA games like Killzone Mercenary has failed to make the VITA mainstream and AC3L now leaving to greener pastures (PS3 HD version). May be much better to co-fund/co-publish more popular 3rd party IPs like Type-0. At this point, Minecraft (that isn't behind console versions) and RP might be more realistic to keep the VITA's "relevance" outside Japan than an big ass budget for an exclusive GTA VITA.
Make those PS Vita memory cards cheaper and it will sell like hot cakes!
The Vita will be fine. It just needs bigger titles and more exposure. If anything, it needs 'saving' from the media that keeps saying its doomed.
Its All about sales again huh? why they said the vita is struggling, Lol same news again and again, IMO I don't think it is struggling at all it is gaining momentum.
three pronged plan to save Vita : step :1 BRING MONSTER HUNTER 4,5or 6 to VITA step 2 : BRING MONSTER HUNTER 4,5or 6 to VITA step 3 : BRING MONSTER HUNTER 4,5or 6 to VITA ...this machine is designed for Monster HUnter Games its ridiculous to not have the original (don tell me about frontier its not canon)..cmon Sony
I just really wanted to play phantasy star online, but sega pretty much gave everyone who lives in the west the middle finger, they didn't even port skies of arcadia to the psn like they promised. F U Sega
Vita TV in the west with patch to make all games compatible = hotcake selling status. If they bring Vita TV to the West I can guarantee that it'll do PSP prime numbers.
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