On the eve of E3 2014, we take a look at the state of the PS Vita and offer some suggestions to help it stay relevant.
One of the reasons why Microsoft won't invest money in handheld consoles but what if I want one ? what if I don't wanna use controllers anymore. what if I want to use it anywhere ? I'll most likely never get that from Xbox, This is one of the reasons why I love Nintendo & Sony.
The one idea no one seems to think of: GAMES WILL SAVE THE VITA. And the WiiU. And the PS4. For that matter.
How hard is it to just have 10 people from each major Sony studio to work on exclusive Vita games? I'm really getting fed up with old ports, badly handled ports especially. Also they are not saving money by not marketing, they are losing money and potential customers because only the hardcore gamer even knows this handheld exists.
Some of us think the vita is doing just fine. A lot of the people thinking the vita is in trouble think so because they read idiotic articles by uninformed fanboys and unprofessional worthless websites like... Kotaku. With the ps4 it's become an almost must have purchase for owners. It's become something else. It's not just a portable gaming device. It's an external viewer and controller for the ps4 that just happens to also function as the most powerful portable gaming device. Nuf said.
When you gotta explain to people what a Vita is, then you know there is a marketing issue somewhere. It's not just users doing it, it's employees at stores too. Wal-Mart is no help since their customer service is terrible, but elsewhere you constantly see GameStop employees answering the same question "what is this, a PSP?"
Yeah big mistake to not call it psp2 Like the wiiU. Stupid. Love ma Vita though
Never really given it any thought but I completely agree. With hindsight, it was defiantly a mistake leaving the PSP name behind.
Five Ideas To Help Save the Vita: 1. Make triple A games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Killzone: Mercenary 2. Make triple A games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Killzone: Mercenary 3. Make triple A games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Killzone: Mercenary 4. Make triple A games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Killzone: Mercenary 5. Make triple A games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Killzone: Mercenary Why is this such a hard concept?
Totally agreed. IMO no game have come close to these titles and Golden Abyss is 2 years old!!! A shame...
Well that's not going to happen. Read the article… 'As for the big games: The economics simply don’t work with the traditional process', meaning there is no profit to be made in creating AAA games for the Vita. It was justified at the start of the console's life, since the potential profit outweighed the risk, but at this stage that's no longer the case. Btw, I really do wish this wasn't the case and I have my hopes that Sony brings something out of the bag at E3, but I seriously doubt it.
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