Submitted by skyward 1361d ago | news

PS Vita Wont Go The Way Of The PSP - PlayStation EU Boss

NowGamer: Japanese launch doesn't determine PS Vita's fate in the West says SCEE president. (Industry, Jim Ryan, PS Vita, PSP, Sony, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)

Feckles  +   1361d ago
Then it needs the western equivalent of Monster Hunter. Is there one?
TimmyShire  +   1361d ago
The UK don't care about Monster Hunter. What it needs is GTA 5: Los Santos Stories.
knifefight  +   1361d ago
That's exactly what he meant.

He meant that it needs something that moves units in NA and EU like Monster Hunter does in Asia.

That's what he meant by "it needs the Western Equivalent of Monster Hunter."

Uncharted will do nice things for it. We'll see if something else comes along that has HUGE mega-mainstream appeal the way MH does in the East.
ANIALATOR136  +   1361d ago
@Knifefight From what I have seen, people in the UK don't care much for Nathan Drake. Everyone I know only plays Fifa and COD. Only a tiny view will actually venture out and try something new. GTA would definitely be a seller but I don't think the UK is big on on the move gaming unless its an iphone or something. Everyone is scared of being called an Xman or PS3nerd or whatever. It's ridiculous how gaming still can't be taken seriously these days.
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knifefight  +   1361d ago
Right, I didn't mean to put "do nice things" on the same level as "sell a buttload of systems" and I'm sorry if it appeared as though I did.
LightofDarkness  +   1361d ago
CoD. Seriously, make a proper portable COD that looks, feels and plays like the console versions and watch the things fly off the shelves.
Slade  +   1361d ago
no it wont. Not even close.

Anyone who wants cod will buy it on the pc, 360 or ps3

There have already been portable COD's and the DONT SELL
Redempteur  +   1361d ago
those aren't true CODs...the silly Cod on smartphone isn't COD.

If regular COD can sell on the wii , then it can sell on Vita no problem. no need for HD ( and the vita can pull it off without problems )
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yna  +   1361d ago

The strong point in any COD game of this gen is the Multiplayer, which is something that both the DS and PSP never had.

The Vita was made for multiplayer so COD on the Vita would be a lot different than any previous portable COD if you can play COD online anywhere, also the VITA itself has two analogue sticks so it's just perfectfor the job =D
GraveLord  +   1361d ago
Call. Of. Duty.
TimmyShire  +   1361d ago
I've already seen a lot of people saying they're not going to buy a Vita because of Japan's poorer sales - they think it'll get a reduced price in the rest of the world before long.

I don't believe it will. I think Sony are too arrogant to reduce the price so soon (and they ARE already losing money on it), and are more likely to offer bundles than reduce the price.

This comment seems to prove that. Either way, I'm looking forward to grabbing me one in Feb!
LightofDarkness  +   1361d ago
"Sony are too arrogant to reduce the price so soon"

It's not arrogance, they simply can't afford to. It's why the memory cards are so expensive.
DonaldBeck  +   1361d ago
patapon was so sick, bring it to vita!

pata pata pata pon arghhhh memories.
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TimmyShire  +   1361d ago
That'd be fantastic on the touch screen too! ARGGGHHHHH!
Kurisu  +   1361d ago
I played the Patapon demo but never bought the full game...I should have, because it was so much fun and that "Pata-pata-pata, pon, pon-pon, pata-pon!" was gold xD Got stuck in my head so much!
skyward  +   1361d ago
PS vita's touch screen differentiates it from PS3/PSP/PS2 etc (maybe not iOS and tablets though) - but Sony needs to get some app-priced games on Vita to compete
Kurisu  +   1361d ago
Isn't that what PS Suite is aiming for? I may be wrong though as I don't really know much about it.
hkgamer  +   1361d ago
That is what PS suite is aiming for, but it seems that no developers care for the platform. I don't even think that the playstation certified tag is available for any mobile platforms other than Sony's.

I guess we just have to wait until the Vita comes out to see if the PS suite will actually be succesful.
Kurisu  +   1361d ago
I bought a PSP at launch with Lumines, and that was the only game for a while that really interested me. In fact, I only bought a handful of PSP games throughout its lifespan (Lumines, Crisis Core, Dissidia and Chains of Olympus).

The Vita already has so much more at launch, and they are ALL games that I want. Uncharted, Gravity Rush, Escape Plan and a new Lumines (have it on my Xperia Play but it doesn't have a thing on the proper versions).

Then there games coming out later such as Final Fantasy X HD, Persona 4 and Ruin (or Warriors Lair as it's now called). Again, ALL of which I will be buying.

So I agree with the Sony EU boss, on a personal level, due to the sheer amount of games that I want to purchase. And to think, this is BEFORE the Vita has even launched. I'm sure there will PLENTY of unannounced games that I will be sinking my...palms in to.
MasterCornholio  +   1361d ago
Whoah 33 launch titles and many of them are great games. Dang it if Sony had only 5 titles at launch it would be so much easier to decide which ones to buy. Heck at launch I will pick up Super Stardust, Escape Plan and a Vita title or 2 which could be anyone of these that I am highly interested in.

1. Wipeout 2048
2. Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3
3. Uncharted Golden Abyss
4. Touch My Katamari
5. Luminous Electronic Symphony
6. Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus
7. Shinobido 2

Dang too many games to choose from.

LightofDarkness  +   1361d ago
Wipeout and NG for me, maybe Uncharted a little while later.
knifefight  +   1361d ago
Shinobido 2 -- you and me, man. Everybody seems all bent that its graphics aren't the best on the system. The gameplay is fun and very reminiscent of Tenchu (by the same developer), so it's a go for me. Fricking graphic whores wanting every game to look as good as Uncharted, ugh -_-
Slade  +   1361d ago
they can spin control all they want

The facts are the vita is stuck in fourth and fifth in japan until they get games.

And those same games wont be system sellers in the west

You think people who own a ps3 and dont own a vita are going to buy vita with uncharted? Or just buy uncharted 3?

You need different experiences
Kurisu  +   1361d ago
"You think people who own a ps3 and dont own a vita are going to buy vita with uncharted?"

I own a PS3, Uncharted 1, 2 & 3. I have a PS Vita and Uncharted: Golden Abyss pre-ordered.

Your point?
MetalX  +   1361d ago
@ Kurisu
He doesnt have a point. He's just another Nintendo fanboy blathering on about Sony having no originality when he's likely been playing the same games (Mario) for the last 20+ years.
LostDjinn  +   1361d ago
You two are arguing with Stealth2Ks' new trolling account (yes Slade is S2K).

I just thought I'd let you know why you're wasting your time, and yes. The Mod's already know.
Dno  +   1361d ago
wait a second so your saying fans of uncharted who spent money on Sony systems and uncharted games WON'T want to buy a sony system and an uncharted game? REALLY.......
those are the only people who are gonna by it lol
thats like saying no one who owns mario on wii will by mario on ds ( the one that sold Over 20MILLION COPIES) ........... were do these ideas come from lol

Fans of uncharted are wow an uncharted game is targeting lol.
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SuperSaiyan4  +   1361d ago
The PS Vita is the first handheld console to finally give us console level visuals of the same generation on top of which the Vita has tons of top hardware packed in, touch sensitive screen and back.

The thing I like about Sony is when they do release hardware they are not 'afraid' of releasing something substantial with a lot of tech.

Although Sony tried with the PSP then with the Go it gave them in a way plenty of ways to see how the consumer reacted thusly we now have the Vita which is truely glorious.

I have not only just ordered a PS3 again (I bought a 3DTV so wanted an all in player hence the PS3) but just pre-ordered a PS Vita Wi-fi model as well with lots of extras and of course Riiiiiidge Racerrrrr!!! ^_^
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MetalX  +   1361d ago
@ SuperSaiyan4
Sorry, i hit disagree by mistake. I know it doesnt matter but i wanted to let you know anyway. :-)
remanutd55  +   1361d ago
Motorstorm RC , Escape Plan , Uncharted Golden Abyss , ModNation Racers , Little Deviants( bundle) will be mine day 1
Kurisu  +   1361d ago
Looking forward to Escape Plan! I get a £5 off voucher for it for depositing £25 for the Vita at GAME :)
hot111  +   1361d ago
Sony fans should prepare for post Western Vita launch,it will be very ugly.
resistance100  +   1361d ago

I'm sure Post Vita launch, Gamers will be too busy playing games on the device to care about sales ;)
remanutd55  +   1361d ago
no doubt about it , its gonna cost money but hey the entertainment will be well worth it

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