At Target, PS Vita's situation has gone from bad to pathetic.
almost every gametop i go to the vita display is hidden, either in the corner of the room or behind a wall in the corner of the room.
Quite the opposite for me. Almost every gamestop I went to got rid of their vita display and only have an XB1 or PS4 display. Looking back at the PSP, there was a lot of heavy weights driving it sales. The MH series sold 10m units, GoW series 4m units, GTA series 3m units and GT sold 4m units. The PSV lacks these titles plus its up against tablets and cellphone which are in more demand today than during the PSP era.
I get so many games from PS+ that I don't need to buy VITA games. Been enjoying NFS lately.
@Xheavy true. most of my games have been free. plus. i've realised more people buy the games directly from PSN.
That's whats destroying the Vita, it's the lack of exclusive titles that SOLD the PSP, there's no balance with the Vita, there's way more Japanese titles and Indie games than western titles. Also, i find some of the Japanese titles to be quite disturbing, it seems like something pedophiles would enjoy, maybe i just don't understand their culture idk.
Who shops at a brick-and-mortar store anymore?
Yeah at toys r us as well.
Well toys r us is going bankrupt so...ya lol
GameStop's are always regional in what they display. I know when the Vita first came out, it's display was stuck in a corner, behind a demo cabinet so was hard to see what was in there. Anyhow, now it's not really hidden and is right across from the counter and takes up a whole section of an aisle display, and while visible, and in a good location IMO, wouldn't call it particularly visible. Target in general has a pretty crappy display for all games though.
I've had a Vita since nearly the start and to date I've only bought one physical game, which was Rayman, and which my kids lost. Every single other game I've enjoyed on my Vita, and there have been a few, I purchased digitally or received through PSN+. I already put in about an hour with my Vita this morning playing Spelunky while my daughter watched Dora before everyone else even woke up. :)
This honestly just makes me sad. The Vita is my go-to console for any time I can't be at my TV (and heck, even some times when I can). There's so much magic on this console and it was never even given a chance.
The Vita is an excellent handheld console. It just needs more informative advertising.
Most buy their games digital from the store
All my local supermarkets (I'm in UK) stopped stocking Vita stuff a while ago.
Bye, bye Vita!
Did the Vita kick your Dog?
That's odd, because at PSX it was hello again Vita. As regards the article, typical hardcoregamer tripe. Proof that smaller worthless websites can be as equally hit hungry as larger worthless ones.
Grim Fandango, Banner Saga and RE:Rev 2 for me. ;P
Eyy now, don't be ignorant like that. I don't care if you're trolling or not. No matter how bad you think a certain console is they all have their own merits. And we should all appreciate what they are trying to provide to us gamers. You don't appreciate what a certain company is doing? Give them constructive feedback! We're all in this together.
No Targets near me, but my local Gamestops are pretty decent with PS Vita games.
I could say the same about wiiU. It is still behind the Vita, and both were released the same year in the west...
Huh? Wii U section is a lot bigger than the Vita
You got any sales data besides VGChartz to prove that?
I'm keeping it for remote play. Otherwise i havent touched it in months. Sad
Sounds like a personal problem to me. I've been playing Ys, Tales, Conception, and taking my first spin around the first two Suikoden games. That's a few hundred hours of gameplay represented, and it's not even all the games I want.
I got mine for the same reason. Only problem is I now have an experia Z2 with remote play and a clip that attaches it to my DS4. I no longer have to use touch screen to press R2/L2 and R3/L3. Its now collecting dust and i need to get it on ebay quick!
Ok i need myself an Experia. Gotta look into that. Thanks for the tip
At the GameStop near me the Wii U Section is tiny and in the back of the store. The Vita section is similar in size but even more pathetic lol.
Im dying to use it again, but as for now remote play is all its good for. I want more games dedicated to it im not gonna just buy ps4 ports, or all the Japanese style games that's been the primary focus.
I am loving my vita ATM. I play the crap out of Freedom Wars right now.
Same, Persona 4: Golden has me hooked. I never knew I could be so attached to a story.
"Target's PS Vita Display Has Become Depressing" Sure, cuz Target is the be all, end all of videogame retail. Best Buy is a more legitimate place to buy games than Target.
GameStop is your best best, they have pretty much every niche Japanese game available at retail. My local Best Buy Vita selection isn't much better than the picture of that shelf. That said, the current state of the Vita is depressing. This is coming from a person that has a Vita since the first edition launch. I've rode the bandwagon all the way through and it really went down the hill.
I didn't mean that Bestbuy is the most legit, just that it's more so than Target. I get all my games through Gamestop (a friend of mine works there) and Amazon. Digitally through PSN and Steam also. I agree that the Vita's state isn't what i would like it to be, but it is looking better than it has for a while. I'm assuming that, if Sony doesn't can it all together within the next 3 years or so, that it will go full digital only with no physical releases. Believe me i don't want either to happen. But still,I love the Vita regardless.
I went to my local Best Buy yesterday and they only had two Vita games.
gamestop near me has like one little row in the back of the store for Vita game. My friends and I always check to see if they have the Vitas entire catalogue. They always seem to be missing that silent hill game
I dont know about anyone else but almost of my vita games are digital,out of 37 games only 5 haven't been bought of PSN. The display in some of my local game stores dont have much of a vita section but the playstation store always has stuff i want to play.
I have a 64 GB mem card completely full but only 4 physical games.
.. I've only bought one physical Vita game and an absolute crapload of digital ones. I think a lot of us would rather not have a load of microscopic cards around when we can avoid it. It may be that the software sells fine, just not from physical stores so much..
doesn't matter.. I'm all digital on Vita. .
My Gamestop is pretty good with the Vita display of games, but the problem is that they literally have no Vita's in stock.
I only have one physical Vita game and that's because it came bundled. Other than that, my Vita is all digital.
All of the vita games are digital, so no prob for me. If I do want a physical copy, I'll just order online as the stores including walmart hardly have any vita stocks as said...
Target Canada is dipressing
I just picked up Freedom Wars at Best Buy for $15 and I couldn't be happier. Also bought Unit 13 and Smart As for $5 each. There's still plenty to play on the Vita.
Mine around where I live has a pretty good selection. But I'm also near a GameStop which literally has a Best Buy sitting next to it. I think my Vita selection will be staying big for the near future :)
TBH, I buy both digital and physical when dealing with the PS Vita. I've started to buy more physical lately with my memory card getting full and me not wanting to shell out the cash for a bigger memory card. That being said, PS Vita games are being bought. I went into a Best Buy the the other day and the guy told me that they had sold a few PS Vita games already that day and he had only been there an hour. I do believe that digital is at least somewhat hurting physical sales on the Vita because Vita is the only system (besides PC) where people have fully adopted digital downloads. That being said, I bought 3 Vita games just 2 days ago. The only reason the 3DS is beating the Vita is because a lot of kids tend to like Nintendo over Sony and Kids are the main buyers of handhelds.
im kinda both like we have 27 games physical i have 6 vita games digital, a ton of PS1 & PSP games so idk why people say theres nothing on it it has a full catalogue of games Sides it has the PSP MH though a MH built on Vita and an exclusive GTA would save the Vita heck even a real BattleField game it needs Western style support before Western gamers will buy it. majority anyway. i dont see Vita going away anytime soon has to much support going for it. Id say it depends on the stores sales itself Here its fully shelved though 1 gamestop carries mostly use games. and Wlmart has like 4-6 games smh. nowonder games dont sale when stores dont stock them
That's... better than what my local stores offer. Amazon is what I'm having to rely on, though CeX had Tearaway & Uncharted Golden Abyss at least. They've been releasing some really good titles lately & officials have been teasing more localisations.
Yeah, my local game store only carries a song copy of 3 games. Uncharted, wipeout and rayman.
My nephew is getting a Vita for Xmas. I wish my Brother had asked my my opinion first, I would have told him not to bother, as it's a dying system. They don't have a PS3 or PS4 in interact with, no PS+ subscription either, obviously. Just an Xbox 360.
Vita when first once was going to be a mostly digital platform and who cares what's in brick and mortar store anyway. Has the PC's situation has gone from bad to pathetic? No, you can get game digitally at places like Steam, GOG, and a multitude of other shops.
VITA is such a great handheld console with a hidden ability yet to be discovered by developers. That capcom deal with nintendo regarding the monster hunter franchise really hurt the vita, but i still have hope that one day will come where the vita will explode in sales, bringing developers's attention to towards the vita.
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