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Sony Pushes PlayStation Vita Into 2012: Costly Mistake (Modojo)

Chris Buffa (Modojo): If you can't wait to purchase a PlayStation Vita, Sony's decision to release the system in Japan by the end of 2011 and the U.S. and Europe in 2012 (date unknown) is probably a bit disheartening.

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Kamikaze1352628d ago

I think it was a good idea. This way, when it launches, there will be games for it worth buying....unlike the 3DS launch.

MaxXAttaxX2628d ago (Edited 2628d ago )

I think it's best to launch the PS Vita with multiple game options, than to launch with little to no games.

It also gives us more money and time to spend on some pretty great games coming out later this year.

LOOK_AT_THIS_I2628d ago

agreed. the more options the better for all of us. now I am hopeful that this gives devs the time needed to get patches made for the old psp games, in particular Socom/Resistance or any other game that will benefit from the addition of the extra stick.

That will breathe a whole new life into some of those games, as I passed them up due to not having a 2nd stick also allowing them to get more of those games up on the store in digital format to prepare for the Vita release.

fr0sty2628d ago

releasing an incomplete handheld system (no browser, etc) before it's games are ready to go, that's a costly mistake. Ask Nintendo.

Misterhbk2628d ago

very sad to hear this as I was really hoping for a 2011 release, but I can be patient. Hopefully this means we get more games at launch. As pumped as I am for Uncharted, I'm still waiting to hear some news on some JRPG games.

NewMonday2628d ago

Dragons Crown, from the makers of Odin Sphere.

you can also play any PSP game upscale on the PSV

blusoops2628d ago

Yeah remember PSP games will be compatible day one. Apart from all of the great titles announced thus far I REALLY hope Valkyria Chronicles 3 gets localized for the us PSN.

Thatguy-3102628d ago

I see the delay going both ways just because if they wait to long to launch it, the momentum and hype that it has will slowly fade away...but I agree witj everyone else that the game library has to be there in order for It to succeed in the handheld market...Just hopeits here during Jan-march because i really can't wait to have my hands on it.

miyamoto2628d ago

this is very interesting ...let's just see how it all turns out

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Godchild10202628d ago (Edited 2628d ago )

I find the launch of the vita in the US/EU good to hear. With all the games coming out from September to the end of November, I don't don't see room to pick the vita up. I feel sorry for Japan, since they don't really have any titles coming to the vita, unless we don't know what Japanese launch titles.

While Christmas will look grim for most, the summer will be jam pack with Vita games and that is what all gamers want when it comes to the summer drought.

Anon19742628d ago

I don't get it. "Pushes into 2012"? Who said it would hit EU/NA in 2011 in the first place? It was like all those who kept claiming "GT5 delayed again!" when there was never a official ship date to start with - only speculation.

And when they delayed Gears 2 or Halo 3 or pushed back Halo reach etc, etc - no one said boo.

I'll be happy if Vita launches when it's ready. I don't think that's too much to ask. If it's ready in Japan first and NA/EU later - so be it.

msbabie200342628d ago

i have a question because "i don't get it" darkride, can you not make a post without mentioning the competition??? gosh quit crying about everyone else in all of your posts for ONCE.

blackburn102628d ago (Edited 2628d ago )

Why are these articles croppibg up? Didn't we already know this? Besides it will help the VITA sidd step the mistake Nintendo made by launching the 3DS with weak games. We will have a strong line up for it.

Urrakia342628d ago

Yes we did know this already but some people apparently missed this bit of information. Can't believe people thought the PSV was releasing this fall in regions other than Japan.

specialguest2628d ago

They made it seem like this was new news.

Knushwood Butt2628d ago

Because the majority of the gaming press don't know what they are talking about and don't even bother to check facts...

Prototype2628d ago

Means my wallet can cool off and breathe

HeavenlySnipes2628d ago

now they can support there first party games better this fall, and maybe get some more games for the Vita on launch (and more units to sell so shortages don't happen).

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