Sarcastic Gamer discusses the PlayStation Vita, and the future of portable gaming. From the article: "Portable gaming hardware, designed primarily for portable gaming, just seems to be dying – or at least in serious jeopardy."
I think it all comes down to personal prefference i dont think anyone can say for sure. I mean many here are quick to jump and say the 3DS is a failure, but they fail to see its sales are reasonable and it launched with a weak line up of games. Also the currencies between phone games and handheld games are not the same. Just put 40 dollar games versus 99 cent games, there's clearly a difference there. Though this may seem like an advantage for phone gaming, most developers don't see it that way due to the royalty differences. Sony thought ahead this time and built a platform to support various markets. PlayStation suite is an example of what i am talking about. The dedicated handhelds will fare well so as long as they have compelling games of their own. Angry birds, its a nice little game but you cant compare that to pokemon,zelda, mario, god of war, uncharted, resistance ect. The way i see it? once these handhelds are say...out for atleast a couple of years and have more games and are cheaper. Then newer phones with more powerful chips are likely to launch. But... honestly people will still buy their dedicated handhelds and their games. Its been like that despite the rise of phone gaming, though i will admit things have change.
it needs to cover itself as a tablet, open office, web email, decent ereader, divx, 720p vid it can slice into the tablet market great extra boost.
I'm not sure if it's true or not but in my eyes it is wrong.Touchscreen smartphones are shit for games and yes I do have one. Tablets are bollocks as well.
the ds and psp are number 1 and 2 this gen shut up Article man According to every analysts, and as quoted by jessee of eedar "the 3ds is on the 100+ mil pace" why would he say that? Its easy. The 3ds is outpacing the ds at the same point in time by millions of units
Agreed. I am not sure from where the idiocy in this article comes. The writer also fails to consider the ability of the Vita to render games worthy of an HDTV. Suddenly sitting back and playing on the big screen actually works with a handheld. I honestly do not believe sarcasticgamer considered the real possibilities of the Vita. But then again, they do not have a reputation for insightful or profound prose.
I don't get when people says "why would I want to play PS3-like games on a handhels?". Why not? Looks like people don't want to have better instead of worse. We should enjoy of all this beauty that PSV will deliver. Especially for such a low price. Plus remember Vita was created to live for the next 5-7 years.
I don't understand what is the sudden jump to say that handheld gaming dedicated to gamers is dying or dead. Why, because Angry Birds a game for $1.99 sold alot? If Sony sold VITA games for $1.99 they would sell alot too. But I digress. I don't have an Iphone or an IPAD. Why? Because (A) I can't afford every time Apple comes out with a new version of their products and (B) because these things including other cellphones are not gaming devices. They are devices that do gaming on the side. A VITA is a gaming device. I have a cellphone to make calls and don't need it for the VITA to add another cost to its overall price. There will alway be a market for the core gamer that understands gaming and not just the fly by night gamer who feel he is hardcore because he can throw a bird at pigs endlessly
I don't understand why people think hand held gaming wouldn't work. One huge problem in the past was simply technology. There was nothing which looked like console gaming on a handheld. Nor were there a full control scheme available. This changes dramatically with the Vita. I mean, this is the portable I was dreaming about 10 years ago. I am sure, I am not the only one. Really, having my console games on the go. That is exactly what I wanted. We'll see, but I think all this "trend experts" are douche bags. Most of what happened happened by accident. One gave it a shot, some are successful. But if you compare what people predicted and what actually happened usually does not match up at all. It is popular to cry for cell phone gaming or tablets. Simply because this is all we know, and it's hip. So everybody runs down that road. Not what I want. And I tried, tbh. BTW: Same for a console. Please stop trying so hard. I want another gen, sure. But I want the exact same thing but faster, more details, cinematic. Same controller, and all, please don't overload that crap with hype sh!t.
I agree 100%. Handheld consoles should have one demographic - children. Parents will plop down $150 to keep their kids quite in the car or out at dinner. They won't pay $250, which is why the 3ds will never succeed at the current price point. Who is the demographic for the vita? How many young adults are willing to drop $250 for a handheld when they have a $70 iPhone bill every month? I am not saying that the vita isn't awesome or that a smartphone can be a better gaming system than a dedicated handheld. That isn't the issue. Smartphones are here to say and they wil continue to cut into the handheld market, which means that the demographic of people that might buy the vita is smaller than 5 years ago.
Nintendo DS and PSP sold a lot of hardware. Dedicated Portable gaming machines are here to stay.
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