IGN - The crew of Beyond speculates on what PlayStation Vita 2 would need to be like in order to exist in today's mobile dominated market.
If they stop supporting Vita despite it's surge in sales due to people wanting remote play for ps4's; then nobody will trust Sony with yet another handheld. Sony needs to ride out the Vita NOW instead of worrying about a new handheld. The Vita is powerful, but lack of support is sad.
They're just going to have to ride it out. Hopefully by the time they release a new handheld (if they do), they will have finally learned that people don't want expensive handhelds when everyone has a cell phone; the 3DS has shown that handhelds can still do very well at the right price (and when you don't screw up all of your big IPs on it).
Iyes the vita is powerful . But sony should cut its losses & move on to a new handheld I can't remember the last time I saw any store even supporting a vita, probaly the walking dead bundle . My GameStop has 11 vita games total on shelf in store .And it's off in the back by the used controller section . To the normal consumer most people dont even know about the vita . I sold mine . It was probaly my worst purchase in the last 2 years . Besides remote play I didn't even touch it . Got $180 trade for it so i ended up with super smash bros wii u, far cry 4 & gta 5 .
Vita is not going to survive another year after windows 10 launches, you can play your XboxOne games library on any device like phones, tablets, pc that my friend its game over for Vita. Now you want to compare Hololens to Oculus or Project morpheus? Of course not Hololens its on another level.
you can remote play on your devices with ps4 outside of your house, where ever you have wifi, and on the vita not needing to bring a controller with you. hololens looks like the same route as the kinect, mainly Not for games. project morpheous is VR for GAmes, you know the Gamers? thats why PS4 will coninute to dominate this gen.
Remote play is starting to open up to more devices than Vita, so there's really little reason to continue with the Vita brand, especially with sales being so low everywhere outside of Japan. The best thing to do would be to try the PlayStation Phone again or a "PlayStation Tablet". A phone is just ultimate convenience, but they have to compete directly with Apple, Samsung, and other mobile manufactures which is going to be a losing battle. That's why a PlayStation Tablet is the best idea. It's easier to sell, it has a bigger screen which is even better for gaming, it's a bigger device which allows more and more powerful tech to be stored inside, and competition is significantly less than in the smartphone market (with iPads being the main competition and Android tablets being spread more evenly). If their "handheld" department continues it needs to be a PlayStation Tablet, with access to some kind of app store as well as a dedicated PlayStation Store App for PlayStation compatible games, with a big focus on GPU / RAM / and Memory, and reasonably priced $299 or less. 2017 / 2018 8-Core mobile CPU 500 GFLOP GPU 3GB RAM 32GB (wifi) / 64GB (4G) $249 / $299
Sony needs too get google playstore support and sell it cheaper( doesn't hurt too put out commercials show casing the vita cheaper then the new 3ds).
No, they are going to focus on PS Now, why make another portable device?
No not make another just make say a ps vita mini for 179.99 Canadian with 4 inch screen, no back touch, have google playstore support, and micro sd card slot(but also include current vita memory card support).
Why not just get a regular Vita? They can't be more than $199. Then you can have all the bells and whistles plus PS Now. I don't think a Vita Lite would sell well. They tried it with PSP Go, and that failed hard.
Actually Gangsta the Psp Go was a huge experiment for that phone.. I however. loved my psp go. patapon was so good playing on it
you guys don't really know the success of the PSP Go. the device itself might not sold so well but it succeeded with what it brings, which was digital distribution for games on consoles and portable.digital distribution was on the PS3 too but not embraced well by gamers until PSP Go came out and successfully drove digital distribution forward. hence the Vita's and PS'4 heavy emphasize on digitally distributed contents to follow up the success of PSP Go.
"No, they are going to focus on PS Now" lol wtf are you basing that off of? Why do you think they're "focusing" on PS Now instead of/over a new handheld?
PS Now is awesome on my Vita. I wish they would make a new vita with L2R2 L3R3 buttons. They could cut the back touch and add that and I would be happy.
"lol wtf are you basing that off of?" Hmmmm...I don't know...maybe because Sony is pushing their service called PSNow and not the Vita!! Why would they come out with a new handheld when they have invested in a streaming service that can play over all their tablets, TV's, PS3/PS4 and the Vita? What would be the point in releasing a new dedicated gaming handheld when their current one isn't blowing up the market?
I hope not! we don't need another one.
Yes we do
For what ? No developers is going to support it , lmao
It's the truth guys! you can donvote all you want. We don't need another one! Let those exclusives go to the console. Nintendo needs to do the same thing, Just imagine the Wiiu with all of the 3DS exclusives + it's own?
In all fairness, I kind of agree with you. I prefer playing games on my consoles. However, just because guys like you and me are like that doesn't mean that there's a huge market for handheld gaming. And to sustain that kind of market, there has to be exclusive content.
Their is a difference. Nintendo 3ds actually sells while Vita doesn't.
Nup. Remote Play and PSNow will take over handhelds.
They damn well better. I need a PS Vita 2.
Wait there is a successor to the PSP?
Dedicated gaming handhelds will probably be a thing of the past in the future.
3DS's massive success says otherwise.
Personally i hope yes. But with mobile market almost destroying handheld market, than i can see sony only focus with console and their Xperia series.
i honestly will buy one if they do. Ill even take a portable ps4 with a little downgrade in graphics. I love playstation and i want to support them. And Nintendo as well.
Yes. Oh god yes.
Ps vita will be a ver capable handheld for at least 5 more years. Then we can start thinking about where the handheld market is.
Just like Colin, I think Sony is crazy enough to do it. And I hope so too, same with Nintendo.
I hope not
didnt they already? the slim model..
Leave it as it is. Concentrate on the PS4 ffs.
i still say sony shouldve figured out a way to make the vita a smartphone.a smartphone with high quality playstation gaming wouldve been a must-buy for me.
I love my vita and my New3DSLL. Hard to say which one I use more. They both have an incredible variety of games to play.
New 3DS has a lot more .
Yet my vita library is at least twice as big...
I can fill up 2 64gb cards with my vita games
I love my Vita. I use it daily. But I don't think people will trust Sony with another handheld. There still isn't even a content manager for the Vita on the PS4 and there are no more announced first party games.
They stopped supporting the Vita. They damn sure don't need to make another handheld
Not sure how anyone would disagree. The Vita is an amazing system powerwise, and if you are not into indie stuff or playing psp ps1 stuff, there is little support for it, new gamewise from Sony and third parties, other than phone like games, so that is why I am baffled how some think they should release yet another handheld.
There might be a another re-design but an actual successor not for a few years. Even then I doubt Sony would back another handheld since Vita is barely getting supported now. IDK I just doubt it rlly.
I highly doubt it. Sony is out of their minds. I just bought a psvita slim. I love it. I will keep it for a long time
PSP2 would better.
Sounds great Sony put all your cash into this device.
The problem is the name. Lots of people are literally waiting on the PSP 2 but don't quite know what the Vita is.
People pretty much have access to the internet everywhere so your telling me they cant google what is a vita?
You overestimate "people"
Yeah, like how Nintendo decided on "Wii U".
I still love sony's first party. It's everyone's personal opinion on who first party games they like the best. Mine is sony's, but I respect nintendo and ms first party. But Sony in the last 5 or so years has closed quite a few studios for diff reasons or combined certain ones. My point is they don't have enough studios to support 2 platforms anymore. I don't think they will ever make a vita 2. I think an option is that u can eventually play ps4 maybe ps5 and so on games over Playstation now on your vita. No ps4, ps5, or whatever required. Therefor making it the last playstation handheld u would ever need. Just improve the vita I diff ways over the years. But that's just my idea, who knows what there plan is.
If there is to be another system. I want L2, R2, L3 & R3 buttons. I also think it would better if it's more like the size of a tablet. This way it can have all the tablet games and the PS exclusive games too.
I honestly believe that Sony might design gaming controls and a chip for gaming for project Ara. That's what I'm hoping for anyways. A phone where I can attatch the controls to play games on it. When I dont need it as a gaming device I just remove the controls to save space. Plus the fact that it will have interchangeable batteries is a huge plus as well.
Vita 2 I won't buy another Vita until it has more support for it. Sony should focus more on the first Vita and show it some more support. They should learn from Nintendo on what makes the 3DS a great little hand held. Then after the Vita has the support then focus on a Vita 2.
I think it would be a streaming device and psn games only if they did
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