PS Vita 2 Will Be Better Than Switch

The PlayStation Vita is such an underrated handheld device that it's almost sickening on how it just disappeared in the hands of gamers. And even though the Vita vanished off the face of the earth, this does not mean that a next gen Vita isn't welcomed. If another iteration of the PS Vita does come to be, than this could spell disaster for the Nintendo Switch.

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naruga301d ago (Edited 301d ago )

i m calling it now...No Monster Hunter 5 No portable console for me .....if Vita 2 is to be released with games like 'portable"Uncharted&a mp;a mp;q uot; , portable "Horizon", portable Assasin Creed , is Hell NO ...portable consoles need proprietary games (ex Splatoon Monster Hunter, Gravity Rush that can be played portbale) and not degraded versions of home console games (huge mistake from Sony to support Vita with Uncharted and Killzone (two mediocre appeal IPs that could only be enjoyed on pS3 because their graphical superiority) and most importantly Vita died because its main life source MHou series was stolen/went Nintendo exclusive ...

Kaneki-Ken300d ago

Ignorance at it finest. Vita died because no one bought it and the games. The reason that no one bought it and it was because the pricey Memory Card.

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princejb134300d ago

One of the many reasons. My reason was because I just don't game while traveling

fiveby9300d ago

I agree the pricey memory cards really diminished the sales of the Vita. I recently read that one of teh reasons Sony stuck with their pricey card rather than standard SD cards had something to do with concerns over piracy of games. One would have thought cheap standard cards would open up software sales on the PS Store. But oddly piracy was some major concern. Regardless, I'd like to see a new handheld from Sony.

The 10th Rider300d ago (Edited 300d ago )

But the 3DS floundered at first and had comparable sales, however it's now a success. I think the Vita was less salvageable due to the memory card costs. On top of that, Nintendo moved development to the 3DS, resulting in great 3DS support but poor Wii U support, and Sony moved development away from the Vita, resulting in poor Vita support but great PS4 support. On top of that, Vita was clearly the more powerful device, which is great, but games with a higher visual fidelity take more time and money to develop, making it far easier for Nintendo to turn around and get games out than it would be for Sony.

The big reason I think we won't see another Vita is because Sony would have to split their development teams between PS4 and their handheld, and it would be even more powerful leading to increased dev times and cost. It may be possible to make a handheld that plays the same games as a console (in 720p) if consoles go native 4K next gen, especially if it released a few years after the home console. Other than that I don't see Sony making another handheld that pushes power. (Maybe something different that's affordable, portable, versatile, and doesn't push power though.)

freshslicepizza300d ago

sony is about tradition, they will come out with another handheld. they invest quite a bit into in-house studios and want more than just the ps4 to sell their ip's on.

inveni0300d ago

I don't think Sony wants a new Vita. I think they want to get Playstation Now ready on all mobile devices. Then people can play whatever whenever and Sony doesn't have to worry about the hardware headaches or being first to market or anything like that.

Erik7357300d ago (Edited 300d ago )

Nintendo had better games on the 3DS , hence why third party sucks. Who wanted the shitty assassin game on vita?

zb1ftw777299d ago

By saying no one bought the vita and it's games, you essentially agreed with everything naruga wrote.

He literally listed the best games on the vita and then explained why no one bought them.

Funny how two people say the same thing, but word them differently and obtain different levels of likes.

toyzombie299d ago

I kinda disagree.... They had to release the Vita at the correct price. We've already seen what happens when something is priced to high. Lets say they would have released the PS Vita at $350 with an internal 64GB of storage. People would have lost their minds because its $350. People just arent willing to spend a high dollar amount for a high quality portable device due to cell phones.

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sd11300d ago (Edited 300d ago )

Uncharted is a mediocre ip? Have you even played the game?

xMANB3ARP1G299d ago (Edited 299d ago )

the memory prices would have been forgotten and went down if monster hunter and some other games came to it the PSP memory card prices were way worse than the vitas at release. I never understand when people want the newest and greatest up till it comes time to pay. Sometimes new things cost money sucks but it is a fact of life. uncharted wasn't bad and resistance was sick but overall they misfired on this one would of loved one now built with ps4 in mind and a real mobile connection that can be used with your current plan and plan data limits for like a 10 buck a month fee better quality stick and hopefully sd card support but it would still need stuff like monster hunter Patapon LocoRoco wipeout and final fantasy games. unfortunately mobile games ruined handhelds to many ppl are ok with the garbage mobile games anymore and its a tough sale for a handheld and a handheld game now there will always be ppl like me who love portables but now with everyone owning a cell phone and every dev having at least 1 cell phone game of all various quality its hard to sell a buck cell phone game much less a full priced handheld game.

Woolly_301d ago (Edited 301d ago )

Sony's IPs are not strong enough to drive a portable machine as you've seen with the failure that is the Vita.

The handheld space is even tougher to penetrate now. Only Ninty can handle that space, they've got the pokemons mon-huns et cetera. So tough, they had to make a hybrid.
If Sony released another handheld it would just be another peripheral or remote play device for PS4. It would be an after-thought.

Kaneki-Ken300d ago

Sony ip were strong enough but it didn't do good because the memory card cost too much that discouraged people and there was no third-party memory card so made the situation worst.

pwnsause_returns300d ago

Sony made a bunch of f*** ups with the vita....that 3G vita powered by AT&t for example was terrible....

Knushwood Butt300d ago

The 3G was pretty pointless, but was never compulsory.

deafdani300d ago

Sony's IPs, combined with third party games, was strong enough to drive the sales of the PSP, which sold just as well as Nintendo's best selling handhelds prior to the DS.

No other company outside of Nintendo has been able to do that.

The Vita, on the other hand, lacked Sony's support. Big time. It started well with Killzone Mercenary, Uncharted Golden Abyss... but then they dropped their support like a rock.

PSP had 2 God of War games, Modnation Racers, Little Big Planet, Patapon games, Gran Turismo, Motorstorm Arctic Edge, along with Grand Theft Auto games, etc.

When it comes to game libraries, PSP had far bigger support in terms of popular western games and support from Sony themselves. Vita didn't. That, coupled with the stupid-ass expensive proprietary memory cards, sealed the Vita's fate.

Indie games and niche japanese games are a good thing to have, but they aren't enough for a machine to thrive without proper support from its parent company. This is why the Vita failed and why the 3DS steamrolled it despite being clearly inferior on a technical level.

subtenko300d ago

If all the ps4 exclusives were ps vita exclusives... yea it would...

Fist4achin299d ago

I partially agree with you. Pokemon and MH games sell like crazy bc the majority of those sales go to kids. Case in point, the amount of kids playing pokemon cards vs adults who play the card game. I know more kids than i do adults with a 3ds. Each of my kids have their own 3ds as well as many of their friends. Killzone and uncharted are adult or more mature rated games so you will lose many sales not going to a younger audience. The hybrid capabilities with the switch was to tie their sales, devices, and development into one house. Smart move, but we will see if it pays off.

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EddieNX 301d ago

There is no PS Vita 2 lol so good luck with that. PS Vita had way worse games than the WiiU and was a disaster outside of Japan.

Kaneki-Ken300d ago

Good Luck with the Switch having no 3rd party support from Big Publishers after Skyrim releases. After Zelda hype dies off, no a lot of people going to buy a Switch for a port Mario Kart games and Indie, a sequel that doesn't feel like a sequel *cough* Splatoon 2*cough*. And the puchies game that doesn't seem nothing new and The only good exclusive is coming out in the fall, Mario.

EddieNX 300d ago

I was just playing Splatoon 2 before on the global test fire and I can confirm now that its fantastic, an iteration sequel like COD but its gunna be worth owning a Switch for the amount of hours you can sink into its sensationaly addictive multiplayer. Mario kart is a perfect game 10/10 the only thing wrong was balloon battle and they've fixed it made it 1080p and portable you can play multiplayer anywhere, fantastic, can't wait.

Mario Odyssey is gunna be epic, so is Xenoblade chronicles 2 and Fire emblem. Fire emblem warriors and Arms will both be great, there's a TON of amazing indie games and other games already announced, god knows what they're going to show us at e3.

Honestly, Switch is turning into my favorite ever console. The portable nature of it is amazing. Im so excited about the future of Switch and I really feel sorry for people who are going to miss out on the games I've listed above. I have an XB1S and will be getting a Scorpio as well, so I won't be missing out on any third party games. But I'll also have the ultimate portable/ hybrid console with Nintendos truly amazing games

sd11300d ago (Edited 300d ago )

"The only good exclusive is coming out in the fall, Mario"

So you think xenoblade 2 is not a good exclusive?

Kun_ADR300d ago (Edited 300d ago )


You seem to forget that Nintendo has many unannounced games that is coming such as Pokemon star, monster hunter, fire emblems...on top of that E3 is coming and who know what Nintendo has up their sleeves.

But yeah...keep putting your fanboy google on and keep on hating Nintendo, while i keep on enjoying their games.

V0LT299d ago

I think your crystal ball has been hacked. You couldn't be any more wrong.

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PhoenixUp300d ago

Switch has Dragon Quest XI

The next potential PlayStation handheld will not.

That alone spells which will be more successful

Platformgamer299d ago

Ps4 also has DQ XI and sony could do a cross-platform thing with a potential psvita2 so...

_-EDMIX-_299d ago

I don't know how you came to such a strange conclusion.

The likeliness is statistically if Sony does release another PlayStation Portable it's going to be what the PlayStation 4 is in regards to strength or near it.

PhoenixUp299d ago

If Sony couldn't get DQIX for PSP, I doubt they could get DQXI for a future handheld

Miguelitons300d ago

There will be no PS Vita 2, that's just it!

InahimeHondaSengoku300d ago

I love how you are always right. :-)