Anyone who followed this year's E3 can tell you the sad truth: Sony's PS Vita is dead.
they have been saying the Vita is "dead" for years now, but it's still here and getting even more games. http://www.psnation.com/201...
Where did you guys buy your rose coloured glasses? Because I wouldn't mind trying them out just to see how much reality will change.
They are mostly all indie games and a couple of games that are already out on consoles or pc...only one game that I'm getting for my vita out of all of those is oddworld...its not dead...but to sony...it pretty much is...it sucks but it is...they are just letting it become a PlayStation version of Wii u gamepad...so much potential just fading away
One Vita gets some " Normal" RPG's it will sell better. What is has is to niche. Vita will be fine, but an adjustment for which type of games will sell on it needs to be made. It caters to an audience of about 100,000 gamers, which isn't very smart. I love my Vita, but I wish it had more games like Fire Emblem, or Final Fantasy Tactics, or more Tales of games, or Ys type games, or maybe a LoZ type games, or possible something like Mario 64, or even like the old FF or DQ games. Too many First Person Dungeon Crawling DArk Soul Demon BOOB games.
Donot consider psvita as a console because it is not it is just like a psp Psp got its fame in west because it was cracked and we can play pirated games especially if haven't noticed the jrpg games on vita are good on psp and psvita right now the psp jrpg games are being transalated into english eg sol trigger
The lack of first party support is disappointing, but it has much more support in Japan where it is also selling quite well.
first party is working with 3rd party thru"3rd party production" the increases in 3rd party games is mainly due to them, and handhelds have always been about Japanese games, the Vita is a big seller now in Japan and that should bring even more games.
Yes, I understand that. But Sony's first party franchise have a lot of western success. I would have liked to see a bigger push with those franchises on Vita, not just third parties in Japan.
The vita is not dead. If Sony had put more time on the vita at e3, people would have complained as well. The PS4 is their newest console so of course the put the most time on it. There are still lots of games coming. The majority of people who own a vita know how good it is and how great the games are
Yes there are great games on the Vita but what about the future? Why settle for what we have? Gamescom is their last chance to give us anything significant for the next 12 months other than niche JRPG games, indies (whom I don't care for in most cases), and Freedom Wars.
Japan makes more then JRPG's...
And there is, Tokyo Game Show as well and Im expecting to see Gravity Rush/Daze 2 there. Hopefully.
They could have talked about vita instead of statistics and tv shows
I had vita since launch, they didnt talk about it at e3 in 2012 or 2013 barely. Im waiting on gravity rush 2, thats about it.
If Sony drops the price of the new slim Vita to 169.99 at the same time the console version of minecraft is released for the vita ( maybe a bundle) it could capture a wider audience.
That ain't gonna happen...Considering they just dropped the price to $200...So if it's still too expensive for people they either need to get a better job, realize that gaming is a want not a need and just not purchase one...OR just not purchase one period, the price ain't going below the already low $200.
They need to drop the price of the memory cards by 60% or bundle a 16 or 32GB card with 1 game and a year of + for $200. The memory card prices are retarded.
The memory cards are what killed them as it added another huge cost to the already high purchase price. While the 3Ds was both cheaper and more popular.
yah i still refuse to buy a memory card at those prices even tho i game on my vita alot sony can suck it money grabbing mongerers (look at ps now prices)
You guys never bought member cards at PSP launch? 200.00 for two gigs Quitchyerbitchen
This is just the beginning.
Of the end.
No, it's not. Lame title.
To make it worse, the title contradicts itself :P
Havent picked up mine for a few months. Its dead to me
You shoupd check out some of the games that came out in the past few months. I reccomend Soul Sacrifice delta, conception 2 and project diva F.
Shame on you! You forgot to include Gravity Rush :o! Didn't come out in the past few months but it's worth checking out if you haven't already.
I have soul sacrifice and it's awesome but besides gravity rush 2 and oddworld for me...there isn't really much to look forward to besides a couple of good indie games... Sony has lost faith in this handheld :(
It depends. Do you like indies and Japanese games? The Vita is the perfect handheld for you, you will drown in the amount of games that fit your taste and will have a backlog that stretches a mile. Were you expecting tons of western first party and AAA games? If so, you wasted your money. You better cherish your copies of Uncharted: GA and Killzone because you won't see much of that anymore.
I played alot of killzone merc for months after I sold my ps3/360 but i havent used mine for a long time either. Im waiting for gravity rush 2, thtas about it. I will try remote play once I get my ps4, but Id rather use the DS4 any day. Im not into turnbased rpgs or much of the indies. I wish there were more original quality games being made for it. Now they are doing re-hashes of vita games and selling them for 40$ with Ragnarok and soul sac. Id like an option to upgrade mine that I already bought for 10$ or something. Really Id like them to make sequels to those games, but there is no incentive for them too. No chance at an original dungeon crawler or an action RPG like a souls game on the vita now.
Uncharted Gravity Killzone remote play ps4 Fake remote play ps3 That is all about vita.
P4G the actual main reason to own a vita
Yet there is a large portion who don't play highschool murder mystery JRPG. Sony had us shooter fans thinking we were going to get more than 2 decent shooters in 2.5 years.
Yup thats how it is, no matter how many people are still in denial, cough sony fanboys cough
The reason why PSVITA is having a hard time penetrating the mobile market is due to more cheaper Android tablets being made in China that has similar Cortex A9 specs like on Vita but more cheaper.. Plus the tablets can be attached with gamepad for gaming with wide variety of games that you can choose from.. You can multitask on tablets while on Vita you can't.
3ds says hi
Yup and where are the console or even handheld caliber games. Have fun with that hardcore team death match on candy crush.....
Anyone who thinks the Vita is dead are dead to me. PS Vita for life!
there are some really good vita games that i want right now and with pstv vita game development will accelerate because no one would want to miss the profit of two platforms . i think that alone would justify future vita development
Just give me more RPGs and I could not care less about the "lack of games."
Only Japanese gamers give a shit bout the Vita
Both my girlfriend and I have an Asian fetish, so I think we'll both be happy to find out we're actually Japanese. Thanks! This makes for a great anniversary present!
Spotie doesn't have a girlfriend. Actually the Japanese love the iPhone more than anything else.
for mainstream gamers yes, for someone who's like something out of those mainstreamer (mostly westerner) NO, just got Soul Sacrifice Delta and i like it, cant wait to grab my hand on Tales R and of course Shinovi versus along with Dekamori huehuehue
Hell, if it's dead, I must be into some necro crap, cuz I'm rockin' that lil thing every day! Love my Vita/PS4 combo. I've even brought out the ole' PSP to boot up the fan translation patch for FF Type-0.
How are these Flame bait articles getting approved?
Its not dead, but its on life support. When the damn company making the handheld can't be bothered with making first party games and solely relies on third parties and indies to carry it forward, something is seriously wrong. Also, unless the PlayStation TV adopts Netflix like pricing for their game streaming service and lowers the price of their memories cards to reasonable prices, consider that platform dead in the water as well.
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^Don't forget about those ports!
Yes Vita has lots of games, but not enough exclusives to tempt those that already own a PS3/PS4. How many of those are exclusives? Dagganrompa, Tales, Persona 4 Dancing all Night, Freedom wars, Senran Kagura and maybe Hyperdimension Neptunia if the rumour about it coming to PC are false... that's not a lot of exclusives.....
The Wii had a bunch of games too, how many of those were worth buying? When you're bragging about My Singing Monsters and Invizimals: The Alliance, that's when you know there's a problem.
This is the only "console is dead" article i can side with. it blows my mind that some vita owners are "satisfied" after paying 200+ for a handheld just to play indies and a new AAA game once every 8 month drought
There's lots of games to keep anyone satisfied with a Vita. The problem has always been that there just isn't enough time in the day to squeeze in yet another portable to use when you are away from home. And the Vitas other features are weaker in comparison to other portable devices like smartphones and tablets such as the web browser. And it can't compete with the unlimited amount of apps you can get on those devices. the vita isnt dead, but the gaming handheld as we know it is dead. Sony s next Playstation portable has to be a tablet with Playstation controls. There is no othef way to compete. The biggest hurdle it will face will be the price. But if it can do what all the other tablets can do and play the best quality games then it will be successful. They have to take the risk if they want to stay in the portable market. They should do like apple and Samsung and make 2 different sizes, one huge and one smaller. Its okay if they cost 500 and 300 dollars as long as people see the value in them like the other tablets on the market.
if portable gaming is "dead" then why is the 3ds in great shape.
Good question. And the answer is what sony had explained at the beginning of the vita s launch in that the Vita is not in competition with the 3ds as much as it is with the tablet market. If you use a Vita you would know that it resembles a tablet more than anything else. And the 3ds is doing well but lets be real, its seen more as a children s babysitting device, a toy, for parents which is why it sells more. Just ask yourself which company Nintendo or Sony leads in taking gaming forward technologically and you might see what im saying. Is the Wii U going to blow minds like the ps4? No it never will. I had a Ds and it just wasnt for me. I want something that fits my adult tastes better which is why I choose vita but even with that the lack of support in regard to functionality outside of gaming keeps me away from it for long periods of time. If it could do what my tablet could do then I would be on it non stop. A playstation tablet. I would pay 350 dollars on it at launch easily if it did what all the other tablets could do.
@Sheed "if portable gaming is "dead" then why is the 3ds in great shap" One could ask is if the 3DS, was in such great Shape why is Rock Star Games not putting Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice city, and San Andreas on the 3DS? While all three of those games are on iOS and Android! you cannot have it both ways, if the fact that the 3DS was doing so great and the PSVita was doing so poor, why is the larger studios choosing to support Smartphones and tablets over dedicated game console handhelds.
I'll tell you what...at least Nintendo is still behind its handheld while Sony is just hoping for indies and ports...and maybe one exclusive once in a while to back up the vita...hell even Sony came out saying that they are cutting back on developing games for the vita...I have one...bought the bundle that came out a week early because I saw the potential...too bad Sony doesnt
@lunatic0001 Again you and other's are just not getting it , for some reason its not sinking in, which is pretty strange because its a very freaking simple concept! problem : Sony needs more software "exclusive" PSVita development in Hadnhelds, right? you know it takes 12 to 18 months per/ game if its a AAA budget big release! do you think they have large number of teams to do such with needing to also make support for the PS3 and PS4? No. think about it, does it matter really if the game in question is still not found on anyother device even if its indie does that make it anyless of an exclusive? for instance No Mans sky is indie! would you look at that as just "oh its just an indie developer game" ? Exclusives no matter the size of the game is still exclusive, and since the playstation TV is a Micro Game console @ $99.00 why do you think Sony is getting this ready to target indies? think real hard about this for a min...ever wonder why Sony is giving Indies such stage time @ E3 and other trade shows? its very simple China is opening up the market for gaming from the west! do you not see why Sony is doing this? is it starting to sink in yet, you want exclusives right? just because they are indies does not mean they are any less of a great game, journey, flower flow are all indie ip's. Sony is putting more of its effort into the PS4 right now, that does not mean Sony is not going to support the [email protected] system, they said expect less AAA not that they will not have any AAA the cost to develop AAA games for the Playstation Vita is quite a bit higher than many think.. I mean How come the 3DS does not get held to this high standard on games made for its handheld, because Nintendo did not promise Living room console gaming on the go? When Sony did provide such it was always seen as "just a PS3 port" thats not an excuse, that was just the majority of gamer's perception look at the official playstation Blog, on Uncharted GA! hell even here. Sony is doing exactly what they needed to do to gather more software development support for the PSVita.
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