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Submitted by nikgeo80 378d ago | opinion piece

Sony should have released God Of War:Ascension and Gran Turismo 6 exclusively for the PS Vita

PS Vita is the best handheld ever created,but it doesn't have the exclusive titles that will "force" people to buy it.Sure there are some great examples such as Uncharted:Golden Abyss,Killzone Mercenary,Tearaway,Little Big Planet but that's not enough after 2 year that the machine has been in the market. (God of War: Ascension, Gran Turismo 6, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, PS Vita, Tearaway, Uncharted: Golden Abyss)

Delsin_Rowe  +   378d ago
It would have sold a lot, if this two games came out for the PS Vita Exclusively and would have brought more fan to the base.
bothebo  +   378d ago
They did it for the money. Why would they release it on the Vita and not the PS3 since it has an install base of 80+ million.
mikel1015  +   378d ago
Think of it as a long term investment. Those games would have boosted the install base, prompting more companies to make more games for it, thus creating a larger install base. Larger install base = more money
theshonen8899  +   377d ago
A larger install base doesn't guarantee more money than they would have made than with releasing it on Vita, not to mention the ridiculous resource constraints they would have faced. The Vita is not as powerful as the PS3, and making Polyphony redo their engine again would have tossing years of work on GT5.
Tei777  +   377d ago
I think the developers probably had some say as well...

Its likely business wise it would have been better releasing them on the vita. Its goes back to the longterm vs shortterm investment.

A single piece of software will only get you so much profit (unless its pokemon, GTA). Alternatively a game could sell less on a newer, smaller platform but boost hardware sales for a few months which increases software sales (because theres more hardware), which means more software in general because theres considered to be a market on the platform which results in even more hardware sales and even higher software sales... Essentially Investing money into the Vita when it was struggling would have likely benefited sonys pockets more then invetsing money in the PS3 after its peak, where decline is inevitable regardless of how many exclusive games were releases. Just look at the sales for GT6 and GOWA, both games saw huge declines but could have set alight Vita sales and made it a viable platform.
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It wouldn't sell as much as on the ps3...
ruefrak  +   378d ago
That's really not the point though. Neither game sold all that well (compared to previous releases in the franchises) but their appearance exclusively on the Vita would have brought a lot more attention and sales. You'd be sacrificing early gains for a long term benefit for the Vita ecosystem.
saimcheeda  +   378d ago
I feel the exact same way!
OrangePowerz  +   378d ago
No they shouldn't. The home console is their main platform and that's where they need to have the big hitters. I love my Vita and would like more games for it, but I would hate to have games like that forced exclusively on the Vita just to pump sales. Those are games that if I can I want to play on the big screen. I wouldn't have minded ports with ctoss save function so I can also play away from the TV, but I wouldn't want to have only the option to play on the Vita.
MatrixxGT  +   378d ago
I think vita should have its own GT series. A custom built GT that takes advantage of vitas hardware features would be awesome. Maybe some hard to get car upgrades only available in certain manufactures regions. Could emphasize trading with friends or randoms from different regions to build what you want.

Ie: If you live in US and want to max out a nissan you'd have to trade with someone from asia a stage 5 engine turbo for a similar upgrade for a mustang. Though that would probably tick a few people off I guess.
killerluffy123  +   378d ago
Ha , dont even dream about it , all playstation US cares about is their console , just compare how many games they have made for the Vita , compare to the playstation in Japan. Thats why handhels lovers should go for Nintendo , they put their effort more on handheld unlike the dead wii u .
nevin1  +   378d ago
I won't speak on GT6. But going into it, GOW:Ascension on PS3 was a wise choice. PS2 had 2 GOWs, PSP had 2 so its makes since PS3 gets 2.

But based on Ascension being disappointing(for me it was) being on Vita would of been better.
Spacemagic  +   378d ago
While I also can't speak for GT6, and GoW:Ascension wasn't a dissapointment to me, I feel like Ascension -felt- more like chains of olympus and ghost of sparta than GoW 1,2, and 3. I feel like Ascension should have been Vita (keeping all of the "side canon" on portables) and keep the main storyline (i.e. Numbered Installments) on the console.
Becuzisaid  +   378d ago
GOW3 was really the end of the story. Ascension is really just a cash in of the GOW name. I think it would've done the Vita well. Then maybe after a few months port it over to ps3 just like Ubisoft did with AC. A Vita exclusive GT would have boosted sales too. I agree with the author here. Would've been a smart move to sell Vita
Ultr  +   378d ago
Wow I would love to play ascension on the Vita!!!

Btw hope at least the GOW:Ascension MP makes it to PS4!
dorron  +   378d ago
Totally agreed!
Skate-AK  +   377d ago
Eh idk about that. A separate GT and GOW would be better IMO.
Shacojin  +   377d ago
I agree... Just give it a year exclusivity to Vita and then release on PS3.. But too late

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