In an interview with Sony Computer Entertainment Business Development Manager Shahid Kamal, he talks about the future of Vita.
sony should make a deal with rockstar for a vita GTA game then BOOM the system will fly off shelves then other 3rd party devs will jump in then BAM, best handheld ever ! no but seriously i just got a vita and its really amazing, it has the potential to be the best hendheld, btw im surprised theres no gran turismo vita game yet
woooah a GTA Vita game would be fantastic!
I think this guy talks way too much. Everytime he opens his mouth makes it seem like the Vita will get a AAAA title (the 4 A's was intended) and when something eventually comes out its just another indie "meh" game not very different than the dozens of minis on ps3.
Sony's western push for Vita is very strange to say the least. In Japan it's getting a bunch of games, some of which are even being localized, but they are not pushing for western games at all it seems. Granted Borderlands 2 is getting ported, but I don't think that will make a huge impact in the end since it's such an old game.
@randomass171 I agree, and it's been a problem since the very beginning, the complete lack of advertising. You would expect a bit more when sony announced a new advertisement company to work the ps4 out, it was legitimate to think "that's the chage PS Vita needed" but no, everything staid the same or worst. People have been screaming for a GT and GTA since the beginning, how can sony not see that both games, or even one for that matter, would seriously improve the handheld and increase the install base in millions that's beyond everyone comprehension.
He sure is proud of Vita sales in Europe which Sony has never wanted to divulge ever.
In the UK the Vita generally sells close to the same numbers as the Wii U unfortunately. Vita deserves as much pushing in western markets as eastern. I really hope they get more big franchises on the platform. :(
Hardcore Vita support continues!
Type 0 would be great :)
You're better off playing on the JP servers. Based on their history, SEGA has a horrible reputation for forgetting about their English speaking servers.
In 2016 lol
How about we lower the price of a memory unit which is almost, if not more than half of what the unit itself costs? Then let's talk games.
^This. I really want a 32GB memory card for mine when I get the system, but it costs almost half of the system. That's completely insane pricing. :/
I love my PSVita...but every time Shahid hypes an announcement I end up being disappointed. So many ganes I wish would come...God Of war Vita, Infamous, Jak and Daxter, Metal Gear, Resident Evil, Kingdom Hearts..... Original titles, not remakes. I always have plenty of games to play...but one can only dream.
new ip would be a lot better. why does everyone want to see the same old franchise games?
I'll answer your question with another? Why Not they're fun, they bring people to the system (which helps when they release new ips on the system if people pick up the vita and look for other games), people like those games, and over all the marketing potential is greater with existing ips.
I would rather to see some new IP also. If Sony decided to make new games from existing IP, I still think that would be great, but simply porting existing PS3 games to the Vita is pointless IMO.
@Farsendor1 I think established franchise can and should be used to help people notice the Vita and make it sell more. Once that happens, taking a risk on a new IP is more acceptable. Titanfall is a rare instance where a game has the kind of appeal to sell on a new console, but Vita needs a bigger push so using new entries in fan favorite franchises might be the answer.
Dear Shahid officialy you are my Hero! But if you bring type-0 for the vita you might be my new GOD thanks for your excellent work.
Dont put ur hopes too high , until now nobody have seen even one solid evidence this guy mention . Btw seems he likes tease us that much , when the real disappointment come out , how about we whack him together ? What do u say ?
More rpgs please. Me love some rpgs on mah vita :)
this guy is always teasing stuff and never makes actual announcements
just give us type 0 and xenogears to the EU
What do you care?
I'd like to buy one when it becomes cheaper and no longer needs expensive memory cards and has some games that aren't HD remasters or indies. So naturally I'd want to know about the games.
"has some games that aren't HD remasters or indies" What are you talking about...smh
Given how you troll the Vita, I doubt that highly. It's already a great value for the price, which should be damn near impossible to deny. Compared to what its competition can do, there's really no contest, so I honestly don't see why you NEED it to be cheaper, other than just wanting another excuse. Which, frankly, is no surprise. There's quite a bit more to the library than indies and HD remasters. The lists have been put up far too many times in other articles you've trolled, so I'm not going to make another one here. If toy were actually interested, you would know better; honestly, I'm of the opinion that you DO know better, but can't admit it without making your complaints look silly. The only real point you have is that the memory cards are rather costly. Sadly, this isn't baseball; one outta three ain't good enough. Especially if you're supposedly interested in the device, those other two fails should never have happened. But, given your previous comments on the Vita, I know exactly why you've said what you did, and it has nothing to do with purchasing interest.
"What do you care?" "Given how you troll the Vita, I doubt that highly." Wow, reminds me of a certain person who trolls MS articles and then makes the excuse that he wants MS to give him a reason to buy a Xbox 360, SEVEN years in it's console life. Keep that hypocrisy alive Hicken.
I'm not going to fight with you man. I personally do not believe Vita has enough AAA games vs indie/remasters/old gen games. And when the competition has more and better games, the hardware advantage is reduced to meaninglessness. Price is not right for the amount of games it has right now.
I wish they would let him give Sony's entire press conference at E3. He's so enthusiastic!
"top flight titles" eh? Preparing for Top Flite Pro Tour: Vita Edition and Vita Flight Simulator 2015 ;-)
I don't really expect any more AAA titles for Vita outside of Japan. I guess the Vita can survive off the smaller titles since it does not necessarily need AAA titles. Hoping for more Vita love as always at E3.
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