'Sony’s E3 press conference was incredibly sparse for Vita announcements or news, besides a little bit on Vita TV and Playstation Now. It was basically relegated to a controller for the PS4, with not a single Vita game shown during the conference.'
It's certainly not neglected in Japan, and a number of those Japanese games are indeed getting localized, so I think Vita will be okay in the long run.
I think NISA, XSEED and Aksys would continue to support the Vita in the west bringing games from the likes of compile hearts and idea factory... However I would like to see a little more support from Capcom, SEGA, Konami and Square-Enix who even in Japan has not been very active on Vita, specially on comparison with 3DS
Agreed. Vita deserves better support than what it is getting, but it is still a viable platform and still has content coming to it. I'm a strong believer of "It ain't over 'till it's over" and it isn't over for Vita yet.
Sadly the PSVita is neglected and I don't know why. If they would treat it like a mobile phone and an archive it would be selling well. Put every old PS1, PS2 game on it, add more apps, add the mobile games that are becoming popular. Rockstar has remastered their GTA games for IOS, put those on Vita. The Vita could become moderately successful if Sony would support it. The PSP was successful and it didn't that many good games, there is no excuse the PSV can't be with all its power.
There were some games at E3 for vita yet the press conference neglected to mention them... That kinda pisses me off because i love my vita & it seems to be left out of any advertisement.. Its not just some companion device to the PS4... Its a very nice handheld that needs some love from AAA devs.. I know they need to sell more units to make the investment but how can more units be sold if theres no support?! Sony needs to take some risks & let their devs make some good games.. Killzone was really great on it so i know it has potential
The only game on vita I actually really like is soul sacrifice. All the other games don't keep my attention to long. It needs games unique to the system like soul sacrifice not ps3 ports
If you were at Sony's E3 Booth you would've seen the amount of games coming to the Vita that were not shown in the conference. There are a lot of new games coming, try checking Axiom Verge.
I agree. Here are the games that were at Sony's Vita booth. Akiba’s Trip Undead & Undressed – PS Vita Big Fest – PS Vita CounterSpy – PS4/PS3/PS Vita Danganronpa 2 – PS Vita Disgaea 4 – PS Vita Freedom Wars – PS Vita Gravity Crash Ultra – PS Vita Gunship X – PS Vita Home – PS Vita Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – PS Vita Hyper Light Drifter – PS Vita Invizimals: The Alliance – PS Vita Legend of Raven – PS Vita MechRunner – PS Vita Metrico – PS Vita MLB 14 The Show – PS4, PS Vita Murasaki Baby – PS Vita One Way Trip – PS Vita PS Vita Pets – PS Vita PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate – PS Vita Race the Sun – PS Vita Rogue Legacy – PS Vita Super Exploding Zoo – PS Vita Switch Galaxy Ultra – PS Vita To Leave – PS Vita I think I got all of them. Vita has no games :/
All of those games were announced prior to E3. Sony announced nothing for first time for Vita at E3.
@otakudjk1ng they announced plenty of games ie entwined, grim fandango the problem is that none were exclusives
So if they were not announced at E3 they don't count or what? What kind of logic is that? Even if they did not announce anything new, there's plenty of games coming. PC and PS: The Swapper. The Binding Of Isaac. Counterspy (android and IOS) Galak-Z" The Dimensional. Axiom Verge. Exclusive: Entwined. Metrico. Super Exploding Zoo. Bodycheck. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair. Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited. Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines. Need more examples? I suggest you attempt to do some research first. I was at E3 and I saw the games myself. Nintendo did the same as they had games that were not shown in the direct.
Yep. People act like Sony somehow forgot about Vita because they hardly mentioned it in their big press event, but when has Sony ever dedicated any amount of time to the Vita at E3. They don't. They save their Vita announcements for other events. Even big announcements like the Vita price drop weren't E3 events but saved for Gamescon instead. Anyone that was expecting E3 to be all about the Vita simply hasn't been paying attention. The Vita had roughly the same amount of games at E3 as the 3DS had and was pretty much a footnote in the Nintendo event...and yet for some reason the Vita was all but forgotten and there's nothing wrong with the 3DS. These articles are getting old. How many sites are going to parrot the exact same article? It's just like the endless stream of PSP and PS3 are doomed articles we saw for years. Just swap the name.
I agree, it's almost like how there were a ton of articles saying how MS was going to sell off Xbox...and I wonder who was constantly submitting those to N4G? When even Sony comes out and says they will limit 1st party support to the Vita then you know something is wrong with the handheld. The 3DS had way bigger and more exciting titles than the Vita ever had at the E3. It has a huge 1st party game like Smash Bros. coming and the 3rd party support is phenomenal.So that's why there's nothing wrong with the 3DS.
You see, but here's a key difference that you seem to be missing. There were a tonne of articles discussing the potential sale of the Xbox because there was pressure from within Microsoft from large investors and their own board members to sell the Xbox division. Do you get how that's different? On one hand you have articles like this, wringing their hands about the Vita's future because Sony didn't dedicate their entire E3 presentation to showing off the Vita, despite the fact that the Vita has never been showcased at E3, and what they did announce was NEW VITA HARDWARE FOR $100! In what fantasy world do you read that to mean that Sony's abandoned the hardware? Because they're not focusing primarily on first party support? Who cares? Maybe 3rd party titles and indies are far more profitable. There certainly no shortage of great titles out there. On the other hand you have numerous sources from within Microsoft publicly speaking about the sale of the Xbox brand, including Bill Gates himself. You really need me to spell out how this isn't the same thing, Mr. OffTopic? Oh and that's right. Ports on the Vita bad! Ports on the 3DS, genius! Back under your bridge! Back, I say!
Ports on the 3DS? Which is a port? Smash for 3DS has new modes, levels, gameplay and features that are not on the WiiU. If you did just a tad bit of research you would know this. Sony has all but not mentioned anything for the Vita at dang near every game show, no one was expecting them to dedicate an entire show but to not mention anything new, does that sit well with Vita owners? Obviously not as even the majority here expect something from Sony to make the Vita a worth while purchase. Only a true blind and ignorant fanboy could sit there and say it's ok that Sony won't provide first party titles for the Vita. I can only imagine the submitting rush mode you would be in if the tables were reversed and websites were "parroting" the samething about MS not providing 1st party games to their system. If Nintendo can show 3 to 4 excellent games for the 3DS why can't Sony? All of a sudden you are using the excuse of Sony never shows off Vita games at E3 as some kind of pass for them cutting back 1st party support and limiting the Vita to nothing more than a 3rd party dumping ground. There is no difference Darkride, these articles are also discussing the potential disaster heading for the Vita as many of its owners are feeling left out in the cold on an investment they made. There were no differences in the ton of articles you spammed to N4G about the potential sale of MS and if anyone said "they were sick of reading them" you would go in a frenzy telling that person to just discuss the topic. But here you are in hypocrite form wanting these articles to stop being submitted. You may proceed to claim I'm attacking you now.
So suddenly if a port has an extra mode it's not a port? You're unreal. As for Sony not mentioned anything about the Vita at game shows, now who's not doing their research? How many Vita games were shown off at E3? I'll wait while you check. How much Vita news was at Gamescon last year? The answer...a lot. People where calling it a "Vita centric" event with the Vita being thrown "multiple lifelines" at the event. You see only what you want to see to stick to your own, false narrative. Spin all you like, but when anyone can dispel your nonsense with a simple Google search you might want to consider what you're actually basing your opinions on. As for you attacking me, I have only myself to blame for clicking on your nonsense and responding even though I had you on ignore already, and for good reason. I won't make the mistake again. Now back under your bridge, troll! Back!
An extra mode? Lol, I love it. Try mode(s), feature(s), level(s)...notice the plural form(s) I'm using. Reading 101 back in elementary should have taught you that. Not to mention a new Monster Hunter, Code Name: STEAM and Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Funny how you mention Vita centric but can't name not one worth while game for the Vita at any of those conferences all you can do is make broad strokes like indie games, third party titles and "lots of games". The beach also has "lots" of sand doesn't it? What's even funnier is how you dismissed the 3DS by saying Smash is a port which just goes to show how little you know and how blind you are towards everything Sony. So much for you wanting to discuss any topic at hand as you constantly yell at others who call out your BS. Because when called out for the low level, hypocrite troll you are you PM that person with an insult and then block them. Once again there was no difference between you spamming N4G with your "MS sells Xbox" agenda and these posters submitting "Vita is doomed". At least the submitters here vary unlike you who provide 80% of the articles on N4G about MS.
These articles are getting tiresome. Sure, Sony could do more, but some of these articles make it seem like they haven't released a game in years. And FYI, the Vita booth was not empty at E3.
To those who disagreed, look above.
to be fair the problem is not just the lack of Vita presence at the conference, every Sony executive who as been interviewed in relation to the Vita only talks about indie and PS Now, nothing about retail exclusives and they had admitted they'll dial down first party support
Man don't tell these kids that
The install base is large enough now, just barely, that a decent investment on some exclusive games will yield positive returns. I don't think it will happen though. I'm the type of Vita owner who wants different games. I'm not into indie games at all, and I've already played the other big titles. Gravity Rush and UC GA were great. Why not more heavy hitters like that? Even AC Lib was fun as hell.
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