SCEA's Shawn Layden says the device sold better than Sony expected, and insists that it is still a vital indie platform
I...I just want more games to play on my Vita :(
"sold better than Sony expected" Dang, not even Sony has faith in the Vita anymore "insists that it is still a vital indie platform" is that what it is now?
You can't evaluate that statement on its own as a "bad" statement. For example, saying "The Vita smashed sales expectations" is literally the same thing. Numbers, my friend. That tells the story...
Time to lower the bar or try something new?
The key to a great handheld is having franchises that are EXCLUSIVE to that handheld. Most worthwhile experiences on Vita have a bigger/badder version on or eventually coming to the PS4. KZ: Mercenaries on Vita Shadowfall on the PS4 LBP Vita LBP 3 on the PS4 Tearaway on Vita Tearaway Unfolded on the PS4 Persona 4: The Golden on Vita Persona 5 on the PS4 Uncharted: GA on Vita Uncharted 4 on the PS4 Sony, from Day 1, promoted Vita as a mini-PS3...when they should've promoted it as a standalone handheld with its OWN exclusives/mascots.
I want them to kill Vita and start on a successor. NEEDS#@%^@#$% 1080p screen, decent battery, 4G connection, and waterproof like the Xperias before it will ever take off. But it needs exclusive game support. They can make cross play/buy if they like, but there need to be many games EXCLUSIVE to the Vita 2 or w/e
No, key to a great handheld is to have a working system with working services and many great games. Exclusive or not doesn't really matter as long as the game is good. Now key to a very successful product is a mystery. //when they should've promoted it as a standalone handheld with its OWN exclusives/mascots.// You do realize that Sony doesn't have anything like Pokemon or Mario? Promoting a system with unfamiliar mascots like Locoroco and Patapon doesn't sound like a very good strategy. I also disagree with your most worth while experiences on vita part as I tend to like stuff like Senran Kagura, Muramasa and Everybodys golf a lot more. But thats just me.
During the buy $100 get $15 sale on PSN last week, I was browsing the Vita store and was surprised a lot of JRPG/JAdventure games got ported over. There were actually a lot of games I would like to have in my library but just wish the price was lower as I don't have time to play them all.
All I want is for games to be imported to the US.
"Sony "Happy" With PS Vita's U.S. Sales Last Year" I guess Sony had really low sales expectations for the Vita...
I think theyre happy cause theyre still making money
Well there are 350 plus titles coming out for the Vita and more even coming, here is the link http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Yeah they might be mostly indies and JRPGS, but it clearly shows the Vita doesnt lack games it just lacks exclusive AAA which were its main appeal, but Sony clearly dont want to waste money on AAA budget game on Vita when they wont get much return (Scott Rhode actually said this) @Blaze929 Love that spin, with Vita hitting 4 million in Japan and beating expectations in US, Sony are clearly satisfied with what the Vita is now and unfortunately that wont change for the people who want big titles that take advantage of the hardware
At least its selling better than MS's handheld, oh wait... :)
Please lower the memory card prices.
This system might not be dead like people say - it still has a following
It's doing OK on Japan and in the west it seems to have pretty good following from those who are in to "Anime games" Then there's the indie following who like to be able to play games such as Binding of Isaac and Hotline Miami on the go. I belong to both of these groups so pretty happy with the system.
So does the Atari 2600.
Vita was never dead, gamers love to exaggerate about Vita's presence. Most dont even know it has sold over 10 million units, it evens sells well as a PS4 companion. Vita just doesnt have that appeal it had in its early life so to most gamers it might as well be dead @OldDude Can you tell me the last sales figures for the Atari 2600 to show it actually has a following?? Yeah I thought so
How low were their expectations?
Sony have low standard. No suprise...
Me like my vita!! <3 ^_^
Sony should tell us how much PS3 and Vita have sold in total lifetime sales
PS3 is around 82-85 million last time i checked
from Sony not VGchartz
I love my vita. It has lots of games new and old and being able to cross buy is awesome. Iam not sure why all the hate for vita?? Sure it needs more unique third party support but it's still a great little system iam glad Sony will continue to support it and when they don't I'll still always have something to play on it so its all good.
Wow... They just left a considerable user base in the dust when the handheld could have taken off with some third party support. Nintendo is doing the same thing with the Wii U and I can't believe how quickly they decide something is doomed to be a failure without trying. Imagine if Sony gave up on the PS3 a few years in? Or if MS opted out of making game systems after the original Xbox didn't sell like hotcakes? Or even if Nintendo gave up on the game cube, a system that still ended up with a pretty amazing library for a failure.
They haven't given up on the system, there's simply just no real demand for AAA-games on handhelds they work better on Ps4/PS3. Which is why Sony is no longer developing them for the system. I mean how many 3DS games you see around with budget even close to Uncharted? awfully lot games for system that has no 1st party support some of those are even published/developed by *gasp* Sony. http://blog.us.playstation....
Nintendo doing the same thing? They have 10 games coming to the Wii U from now til Zelda Wii U releases. Not mention several unannounced games they probably have for Q3 2016 and beyond. Sony has no games from them for the Vita. It the opposite. Vita has Japanese Third Parties supporting it and Wii U doesnt. Wii U has first party games coming for it and Vita doesnt.
The Dreamcast is also a platform known for Homebrew and indy
Your point is?
Well Sega's Dreamcast is dead yet it's still a PLatform known for Indies and Homebrew. So I don't know why Sony's president is so proud to offer a product where the main attraction is Steam games?
Well, Sega made a bunch of mistakes and folded out of the hardware side of things. Sony was never in the same sort of trouble, and are already recovering; does it look like they'll be backing out of the hardware business any time soon? I thought not. I believe the Vita may also have more third party support than the Dreamcast, and it has a somewhat assured existence thanks to how it works with the PS4. Just a few more things that make this comparison of yours... not very good.
They sold 3.3 Vita last year with no 1st-party support at all. So of course they're happy. A little note to Sony, nobody bought a Vita solely for Remote Play, but yeah, a corporation will only believe what they want to believe.
Sony still don't like to talk about Vita at major conferences
They dont dare , a fan might run up and punch him in the face using the Vita
Am I the only one here that's upset that there isn't a major Final Fantasy title for the Vita?
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