A lot of Sony muscle has been put behind the Playstation Vita, but there are legitimate doubts that it’s going to be a profitable venture. We’re summarizing the top three arguments that warrant concern for the device’s success.
The top three reasons that my PSP failed me was: 1. The first dead pixel on the screen. 2. The second dead pixel on the screen. 3. The third dead pixel on the screen. Yup, it had 3.
Ouch, that's not cool. I'd like a cool hand-held console, it's just difficult to justify.
I highly doubt it will fail. Unless it gets a high failure rate like the 360... HaHa! I joke!.... Okay, not really....
Price seems high compared to 3DS, but for what you can get with the Vita, it's cheap. The ammound of things it can do could easily put it over $1000 in value. N-Routing, GPS, 3G, WiFi locator, dual cams, sixaxis, the gaming, the OLED screen, rear touch, and tons more, The mic, the party chat, the whole package does more than many phones/tablets do. On the dead pixel deal, My PSP did have one. But this is OLED and my iPhone 3G has never gotten one dead pixel. I think it will be good. Plus this will integrate with the PS3 and next PS4 system. It's got a lot of like. And the PSN integration for Online play, and more. This is a win. Oh yeah,, also Uncharted!
How about 3 reasons why this article fails.
totally agree. why the hell are they sooo negative all the time. 5 reasons sony will stay last 5 reasons why 360 will die next year 5 reasons kinect wont launch 5 reasons move wont move <pun intended> 5 reasons x products will fail. wheres the bloody positivity these days. i want more articles thats makes me want to buy a product. not knowing why its going to fail and why i shouldnt buy one.
Well that would be far too easy wouldn't it
Haters be hatin
it can't be worse than the 3ds launch unless the systems fail rate is high. the console comes with so much, Tons of good games, dual analog, amazing tech, honestly to me thats all it needs to beat the 3ds. so if people are going to complain already they should just wait. 3ds had no games till like 8 months later, and well still has no games sept for like 2. the service arent even up, no dual analog yet, lower tech at the same price as vita at launch...... so much bad with it, that its sorta hard for vita to do worse honestly
Your pain is real. I had one dead pixel on my 1000. However, this OLED tech seems to be the business so, happy gaming.
A gamers would never prefer a smartphone over a console or a handheld for the reason being that the experience isn't similar in any. The hype for this device is off the roof so I doubt it will fail. To me if it fails it has to sell less than the psp which I doubt it will happen.
I think price is going to be a big consideration has this article suggest, not only for the cost of the actual device but the cost of the games as well. I think the integration with the PS3 might save it from a novelty perspective and the up-to-date interface touch screen interfaces, but lets see. I for one will probably still stick with a "full-size" console and save my money for the next gen console editions like the new XBOX, for now sticking with what I have.
That's a good point. Next gen is around the corner and will most likely be launching the same year as the Vita. So ye, would rather blow my money on a new Playstation 4! Boom!
"That's a good point. Next gen is around the corner and will most likely be launching the same year as the Vita." Not going to happen. At least not with PlayStation 4 or the next Xbox console. Wii U is coming but it's hard to consider it as next gen since other two will obviously crush it again. The next gen will most likely start around mid to late 2013 to early 2014. It'd be stupid to release new consoles since both PS3 and Xbox 360 are doing extremely well...
I think the future of mobile gaming is not in the hardware but in the software. We've seen massive growth in gaming on iOS/android devices, and they are clearly not powerful/dedicated gaming devices...
Yeah I agree agree and that's mostly because of pricing. Most iPhone games and droid games cost less than 5 euros on the market so it's always tempting to buy them due to their low price. Sony knows this which is why they created PlayStation suite so that garage devs can bring cheap games to any PlayStation certified and android device. Seems like a great idea to me and I hope it's successful because I love indie games. XperiaRay
Ios/Android are fun for the small little games, that vita will probably do aswell and better. But there is nothing on the phone, that comes anywhere close to full priced handheld title's. Also guy that thinks we will see next gen in 2012 hell no earliest will probably be Q4 2013.
In general, yes, at the moment most iPhone / Android games are intended for short bursts. However there's a growing number of fairly hardcore titles appearing now, and no one should underestimate the growth of this market. Infinity Blade 2, Sims 3 Medieval, Minecraft, multiple RPG's that try and emulate Zelda or old SNES RPG's. There's lots of good stuff and it's getting better by the day. Infinity Blade 2 could easily stand toe to toe with almost anything I've seen on consoles - handheld or otherwise. EDIT: Smartphones and handhelds are slightly different markets though. but I can see them locking horns more and more. For me I game a lot on iPhone, but I'll consider a Vita of they have the titles I want to play.
Infinity Blade 2 sure looks awesome, but i think they will have to get some controls on those iphonies for the game to actually get the same attention as a ps3 game.. the game has the quality for sure..whats missing from smartphones to take a big leap and meybe go head to head against handhelds are the controls, wich will make a new war :PSVITA & 3DS Vs Smartphones.
1) Since when has pricing been an issue? When it was first announced people were applauding the price, and now suddenly it's a problem? 2) I don't know why they've titled this one 'release titles' when it's obviously aimed at pricing again. It's moot anyway because they even said it themselves how nothing has been confirmed yet. 3) I am so sick of the comparison between the Vita and smartphones, they're aimed at two different markets, also; i) Touch controls are no substitute for a thumbstick ii) You'll never see popular exclusives like Uncharted on a smartphone iii) App games are cheap for a reason, they're short games that are designed to give you 5 minutes of entertainment.
One word..... Hackers
I have to agree with you because hacking was the biggest problem with PSP. Sure it gave many opportunities but it increased piracy so much that it wasn't worth it to make games purely to PSP. And those good games like Peace walker or God of war sold like litrle over million copies with an install base of over 60 million PSPs.
I dont feel the Vita and the smartphones of today are aimed at different markets at all. 5years ago, yes. Todays Smartphones focus on entertainment. Im finding it hard to justify a Vita on launch as my Xperia Arc seems to do most of what it offers. The CPU is overclocked to nearly 2ghz, its got 512mb of ram. Entertainment wise ,with the exception of vita gaming, its the same. Its thin. Its light.etc. Now, all it does is still that single cpu core. Next March with the Dual Core Sony Nazomi smartphone, would be able to be clocked at 4GHz and have 1+gb of ram.Also, all 2011 and beyond Android Sony phones are Playstation Suite certified. That would make me question buying the Vita at a steep launch price even more. Im going to rather start saving for a PS4.
You think your Arc matches what Vita has to offer? You're insane. Games are all about control.That and that phones don't get high budget "proper"games.While they are cheap,being a bit duff is ok but they do not compare to console quality games. yes,I have an Android phone.Played games on it for awhile and not don't bother.
This is a lot of ***CRAP*** the price isnt stif compared to any other handhelds at launch.. the psp had the same launch price..except the vita comes with touch and graphics that can rival a ps3..and don't F***ing compare it to a home console...u don't buy a PSV to replace a console..u buy a PSV if u want something portable ..,. and then u buy a ps3 if u want bigger screen and to play mainly at home. the PSV Launch titles are gonna be priced the same as a 3ds game..where DLs are cheaper, the launch titles that was listed is less than 1/3 of the 38 launch titles announced for europe release. and serriously? smartphones?...thats another market dude. don't compare that to handhelds..smartphones are for casual players that are to dumb to use anything esle than touch.. 3 reason the ps vita will fail?..i would say that those 3 reason are the reason why this Article Fail... true the PSV will have harder time than the PSV has because of the less interests in Handhelds... but the price isnt any different from what the 3ds *HAD* and what the psp *HAD* ppl who choose smartphones over PSV are proof that they never would even bother getting a PSV.. if u really like the PSV and want it u would never buy a smartphone.. smartphones are replacing the casual gamers (a.k.a Nintendo DS Crowd/3DS..) smartphones won't rival PSV because the games u get on the vita.. u don't buy a PSV to play angrybirds..thats what smartphones are for.. u buy a PSVITA to get portable ps3 quality games like uncharted, fps games and such... games that won't make a pleasant experience on smartphones until they start giving phones with better cpus, gpus and....*CONTROLS*...
You have to look at this a different way though. I truly believe that this will be the first and maybe not the last handheld that will compete with console playtime. It all depends on the games. But this machine can do things that a console cannot especially with the cameras and AR.
yeah i know..took an agressive aproch because i'm sick of ppl saying it will fail and when they mix in buy a console instead of the vita then i get like *wtf? portable is portable..console is console* and don't even go to the smartphone crap xD thats all i can say haha. but yeah like what the vita got now its pretty bad ass, the ps vita won't fail..because its the best handheld so far..i mean... OLED screen, touch nice controls..its all that we can ask for..if it doesnt sell good then its because gaming portables arent as much uses like it was..its most popular in the kid/casual market.. and thats where the smarphones will hit soon, but the ps vita packs the best features i ever seen and looks pretty as hell, i can't w8 until i can get mine :)
Break at work + Vita + COD/Fifa ect + 3G connection.......
stupid article "Specialized gaming hand-held devices are not doing well. " Really? You mean like how the 3ds is number 1 worldwide and the ds and psp are number 1 and 2 in total units sold this gen? "With the advent of the high-spec smartphone, they leave little desire for another portable gaming platform." When you generalize and lie like that sure "Not to mention the game prices. Most games range from $1 through to $9.99" And you get what you pay for. Shallow shit. Compare street fighter iv 3ds and the ios version. Compare anything from any genre and there isnt a single ios game that is better than any dedicated handheld game " smartphones and are getting more impressive graphically with every release. Infinity Blade is the poster-child for high-end graphics and runs extremely well on your iPhone and iPad." And the game sucked. Graphics arent everything in fact they are almost nothing. It wouldnt even be in the top 100 rpgs on either the ds and psp. "It’s developed by Epic, the studio behind Unreal Tournament and Gears of War. They’ve made plans to prioritise mobile as a platform." 1 dev = everything? Generalization I am sick and tired of these talentless, knowledge less idiots thinking smart phone gaming effects dedicated gaming in any way. The 3ds is selling MORE than the ds did. MORE. Yeah smart phone gaming is really hurting............LOL
Great price Great games Great online stop these stupid articles the 3ds is lacking alot of stuff but it wont fail Vita is the best hand held ever I'm ready to sell my iPhone 3gs and Samsung tablet for it!!
1st Android 2nd ios 3rd WinPhone 7
For that hardware the price is cheap. That line of launch titles is one of the best in gaming history. The devices are not in direct competition. I have one of the best, if not the best smartphone out right now (SGS2), and while I do get some enjoyment of spending 10 minutes playing some casual games on it while waiting a bus etc, it can't compare to the games Vita will have on any level. Smartphones will and probably already have taken a chunk out of mobile gaming devices' casual user base, but everyone knows that for hardcore gaming phones and tablets are not good enough in hardware or software when compared to Vita or even the 3DS.
Well said. +Bubs. Its like a digital camera. People have phones with 8mp cameras, my Xperia Arc does. Albeit the camera is phenomenal for such a thin device and considering its a phone, but nothing beats having a digital camera or DSLR camera for those high quality photos. People still buy them, why would people not buy a dedicated device for gaming? Makes no sense. Cant wait.
I've yet to come across a single person complain about the price.The only one who are complaining are you hack,wannabe journalists.Also,I've yet to see a smartphone with a touch pad on back,dual analogs and controls specifically for gaming.I'm a smartphone owner (iPhone 4) and I see no direct competition at all.For all hardcore gamers,Vita will be primarily for gaming and a smartphone will be just a phone.Casual gamers might think Angry Bird is the gaming experiance of this generation (idiots all of 'em who think that way),but we know what we want.
Place a Skyrim port to Vita that would allow save transfer and ALL the negative views would go away. Effectively.
lolPhones. I'll stick to real games thank you very much.
Remote Play FTW!!!
What, if you guys don't write these 'most likely will fail' articles, you won't get paid or something? The thing isn't even out as yet and it is already getting hounded. Must I constant remind everyone about the sureness that Bluray was going to fail and the many reasons that were given why NO ONE wanted Bluray and why HD-DVD would win? And who ended up looking like idiots when it didn't pan out that way? I am sure everyone has their own reasons why they think everything or anything will fail but that doesn't mean it will happen that way. The VITA is selling out online in Japan and it isn't even out yet. Does that sound like failure to you?
not enough i want 20 reasons.
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