Sony's Tretton: Vita is gaming focused, for core gamer

The PSP was supposed to be this portable wonder machine, packed with music and video features that had nothing to do with gaming. Sony learned a lesson from that flub, according to PlayStation Chief Jack Tretton to Forbes in an interview. Their new portable, the PS Vita, will come out of the gate with the intent of hooking core gamers.

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DA_SHREDDER2439d ago (Edited 2439d ago )

Does anyone know if the PS Vita has L3 and R3 buttons? Just like the WiiU, if it doesn't have them then the hardcore was just an after thought from the engineering side. I know the PR and devs would include it if possible, but if the people who develop it haven't come to grasp the reality of things, im afraid this thing isn't gonna be as popular as we all would like it to be.

PirateThom2439d ago

So... not having clickable buttons, but two anaologe sticks, face buttons, back touch panal to remove need for R2/L2 and R3/L3 and it's not aimed at the core market?

Oh.. OK...

Misterhbk2439d ago

That back touch pad is likely to be used to replace any need for L2 and R2, and the sticks are true analogue sticks, so most likely they can be clicked.

sashimi2439d ago (Edited 2439d ago )

I don't know about the clickable analog sticks though since you can push them in to fit into your pockets.

SilentNegotiator2439d ago


Really? Cool, I didn't know that. Any chance you have a link, though?

metsgaming2439d ago (Edited 2439d ago )

this guy has been complaining of no l2 and R2 in many articles, its called the back touch panel and can be used for anything. What cant you understand and as for l3 and R3 you dont need them you can use the old way of running like pushing the stick all the way and use the gyro push forward for melee if they want.

xYLeinen2439d ago

You hear that Microsoft. Sony treat their core gamers..

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Tripl3seis2439d ago

man im getting one of these im want one so bad i cant wait to play uncharted or street fighters x tekken on this baby.

Lf_sIcKmAn2439d ago (Edited 2439d ago )

Im sorry, im going to ask this once... Uncharted will probably have an awesome story, but id reaaaaally rather play THAT on the ps3... same with street fighter although that does fit vita if you want a time killer... there are some games id rather have on consoles and not on handhelds... just my opinion... wouldn´t you like to?

If i were rich though, i would get all consoles and portables, except xbox, nothing that peaks my interest in there... and im serious, not bashing.

Tripl3seis2439d ago

well u have a point there but u noe i like my portable games too but uncharted on the vita is looking amazing is going to have a great story and great gameplay but if u dont like portable gaming thats ok but some of us like games on the portable also so yea i get what you are saying.

C0MPUT3R2439d ago

no Zelda, Mario, DK, Mario Kart, on the 3ds for you then?

MasterCornholio2439d ago

Almost any type of game is better on a console. But your point fails because portables are meant to be portable. You cant exactly lug around a PS3 and a TV plus a portable generator everywhere you go right? Besides you claiming that Uncharted is a port of a PS3 game when in reality its a whole new title designed for a portable device. Mario started off on a console so i see no reason why there cant be mario games on portables. I say the same thing about sony franchises.

People who complain about console quality games on the go on a portable are just mindlessly bashing it. Theres a big difference between a port and a new title. And you would have to be a moron to not be able to tell the difference.


TomHagen2439d ago

What I like to hear. Go to hell, soccer moms.

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