All PS Vita games are mostly ports, why still so expensive?

Product-Reviews writes: The majority of these games are basically ports so should gamers really have to pay this much for them? We understand that these games have been implemented with touch and motion controls to suit the new Vita control system, but we should also point out that a lot of these are priced ‘higher’ than their console counterparts which tells you all you need to know.

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GribbleGrunger2390d ago

the majority of these articles are ports, why so repetitive?

Colwyn2390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

@ gribble gunner

You should have a bubble party for all the bubbles you'll receive because you are so right.

Sony can never do anything correct when it comes to idiots. Sony releases a device that people thought was so powerful that it would cost 2 times the asking price but idiots are crying wolf because the 3ds is cheaper.
Sony announce over 30 games at launch but people are thinking that they are mostly just ports when they're not.

GribbleGrunger2390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

plus you can't begin a sentence with 'all' and then go on to say 'mostly'. There should have been a full stop after 'ports' too or the word 'so' inserted. schoolboy error

PSVITAlitysensor2390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

gribble grunger why the **** are you so butthurt? Nobody's saying PSVita is bad or anything and besides he's got a good point. Give people a chance for a second...

Game3s2390d ago

Its doesn't change the fact the psv is still port city.

Blacksand12390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

If you Downloaded PSP games from PSN store you can put them on your Vita so them ports you already have you don't have to buy them. I have a PSPgo and when i called Sony and ask them can put my GO games on Vita, he said if the games is downloads i can so stop crying about buying ports you don't have to.

ronin4life2390d ago

I saw that too...
The whole of the header sentence is mostly stupid... ^_^;

MaxXAttaxX2390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

Whoever wrote this hasn't done any research and wrote an article in the false believe that all PS Vita games are ports.

Escape Plan
Gravity Rush
Sound Shapes
HotShots Golf
Modnation Racers
Shinobido 2
LittleBigPlanet, and many more.

These are all original exclusive games.

And it's not expensive. The system is worth the price.

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HarvesterOSarow2390d ago

Who cares if he's "butthurt" or not, the article is just wrong. The games on Vita that are for PS3 are cheaper on Vita, and these "ports" that people are complaining about, are actually just new additions to existing franchises. There are already great exclusives for the system, besides if there were good ports I'd be tempted to buy them again anyway. Which is hopefully why remote play starts working properly.

_Q_2390d ago

Was gonna write this massive comment, remembered this is the front page. None of you will read.

HarvesterOSarow2390d ago

So you won't state your opinion because "no one" will read it? That seems a little depressing. Let us hear what you have to say.

supremacy2390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

I suppose the vita is the only handheld that sells ports for full retail prices.

For crying out loud the 3DS is also guilty of this, just a bout a few months ago. The best selling game on it was ocarina of time, because we all know how new that game is.

Metal gear solid 3D? Street fighter 4, star fox ect.

As a consumer you have the right to do a research and determine whats value.

Why must there always be an article trying to blow things out of proportion?

Ign had a recent chat with some potential vita owners and one of them refuse the 3g model because scott lowe told em so.

I that what the gaming industry become? And they wonder why we have a decline and studios are being shut down.

People need to just chill. If you feel the ports cost are too much for you, than simply dont buy and move on. I am sure there are deals out there, amazon usually has pretty good ones.

My only critizism and concern with the vita when it comes to all these ports is the lack of cross play or even online functionality on some(modNation Racers:road trip)of these.

Cross play is a feature I trully believe can and will seperate the vita from the rest if its utilize and taken full advantage off. This is something I strongly feel needs to be a standard across all the ports whether single player games or multiplayer games.

Ruin/warrios lair & wipeOut are great examples other games should go by. And Sony needs to make sure that titles like...

Ultimate Marvel vs capcom 3
Street fighter x Tekken
Mortal kombat
Ninja gaiden sigma+
Modnation racers:road trip
MLB the show 2012

And so forth arent just plain ports, but also take advantage of this feature, I mean this is the kind of thing(aside from graphics and controls) that would give this platform its edge in the multiplatform department.

But other than this, the vita is a great platform and I sure plan to get the U.S version as soon as it becomes available. Cant pass on a great platform and games, its amazing to think we even have a device like this and to see how fast technology is progressing these days.

joeorc2390d ago

That's like saying a side story of a franchise game is a port because they may use some older art assets or the same core game engine

There is more new ip's for the PSVita then new entrents of franchises already established.

MaxXAttaxX2390d ago

These are not ports:

Escape Plan
Gravity Rush
Sound Shapes
HotShots Golf
Modnation Racers
Shinobido 2

They're original exclusive titles.

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BX812390d ago

@PSVITAlitysensor Give people a chance for what? To prove how stupid they are? The title says it all..... ALL ps vita games are MOSTLY ports. Is it all or most?

MaxXAttaxX2390d ago

These are some of the biggest titles announced for the Vita.

Escape Plan
Gravity Rush
Sound Shapes
HotShots Golf
Modnation Racers
Shinobido 2
LittleBigPlanet, etc

I dare you to find them on another system.
They're original games.

MGRogue20172390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

... Say what? There are more than enough titles that are completely different from your typical average console titles.. Gravity Rush, Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Little Deviants, Reality Fighters, Escape Plan.. Not to mention a ton more more new & innovative titles coming in the future.

FAIL article.

Besides, If the so-called ports are well optimized & take advantage of most of the Vita's unique features.. then why complain about 'em..? the titles may cost a little more because they take advantage of most of Vita's features & because you'll be able to play the titles anywhere in portable form.

They're not even expensive anyway lol.. most ps vita titles average for around £29.99

remanutd552390d ago

yea i dont understand Ubisoft vita games pricing at all , i dont get why sony is charging $49.99 for Uncharted, i mean i know ( because i have played it ) that is Uncharted in the palm of your hands but it is still a handheld game , i think $39.99 should have been better , i hope Escape Plan is priced at $19.99 the most on psn , i like ModNation Racers pricing $29.99 and Erich said that if we get head to head online races patch it will be free

DigitalAnalog2390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

Ask yourself this: Why are price ranges so different for Vita yet ALL retail games for this console generation charge $60?

Think about it for a minute. R* is practically spending over $100 million for game development on each of it's IP this generation yet lower budget games like Enslaved still charge the EXACT same price despite having a gap in development difference.

Now take a look at games between Uncharted Vita and Gravity Rush. You can immediately tell which game clearly has the bigger budget henceforth a return must be made in order to break even. This is a very fair pricing system and it doesn't let lazy developers get away by charging exorbitant prices with minimal effort.

Moreover, if Uncharted Vita is to be priced in such a way, then expect similar budgeted titles to be the same. After all, it is COSTLY to develop graphics like that. But if gamers truly insist on lower pricing, then why did SONY bother to make a powerhouse system if no developers have the budget to fully utilize the system.

Waddy1012390d ago

You're comment is well worded and you make a very good point Kudos + Bubbles to you.

I have never seen a console launch where the prices are as varied OR as fair as the ones for the Vita, say what you will but this is my belief.

remanutd552390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

well then games with bigger budget should be priced at $39.99 no more than that , i know i wont be paying more than that for a handheld game , dont matter how good it is , i will wait to see if the digital version is $39.99 if not then i will wait for UGA to get a price drop and get it , if we pay $49.99 for a handheld game then sony will keep doing it , handheld games should be between $9.99 and $39.99 no more than that in my opinion , i wont be supporting Uncharted at $49.99 sorry

Waddy1012390d ago

@remanutd55 So you're saying that it's fair for Console games with a lot lower budgets than the one for Uncharted: Golden Abyss to charge $59.99 for their game just because it's a console game. However bend can't charge $49.99 even though they spent more money making the game because it's 'too much for a handheld game'.
If you've ever played it's quite obvious to see that it is a better game than some console games and it is more than deserving of the price tag.

coryok2390d ago

while what youre saying is somewhat more true on the vita, we still have the same problem.

we'll take for example uncharted, that probably cost a lot to develop and is selling for $50 while dungeon hunter cost much less to develop (can deduce this from the original price on psn being like $15) is selling for $40.

while i agree that its nice to have a more flexible price range, not all developers/publishers will price their games according to development cost. some games on ps3 launch at $50 (disgaea 4 did, as an example) which means that developers/publishers can decide pricing point, but few refuse to go lower than they have to.

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user39039992390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

" i mean i know ( because i have played it ) that is Uncharted in the palm of your hands but it is still a handheld game "

Uncharted on the Vita is not a port. learn the difference please.

remanutd552390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

who said is a port ? when did i say that ? learn to read and comprehend , i said its Uncharted in the palm of your hand ( meaning you get the same experience you get on the console series ) , man some of you fanboys are really sensitive and doesnt seen any bad on the company , i love gaming on playstation consoles but sometimes sony does mistakes too you know , i wont pay $ 49.99 for a handheld , if i do then i kow i will most likely be encouraging sony to do the same with God of War or Gran Turismo games

Mikhail2390d ago

Because vita games offer near console quality a mobile device!! There are many things that factor in price determination of games. The same goes on 3DS

To any people that would comment that they would rather play on HDTV+console. I ask you this. Can you carry around your big a** TV and console in your pocket?

specialguest2390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

PSP during its launch also offered near console quality games when compared to the PS2, yet the games were not as pricey. Remember that there was no PS3 during that time, just like there is no PS4 now. Therefore, that argument shouldn't apply.

Mikhail2390d ago

I believe its development cost of games nowadays. Its been higher this gen compared to last gen for consoles. As people want shiny and prettier graphic with improve physics and AA, so is the cost to make those games. Increase labor hour=increase expense for deelopers>>>>incre ase cost for end consumers.

Cajun Chicken2390d ago

The same is perfectly applicable with a Nintendo hamndheld.

cpayne932390d ago (Edited 2390d ago )

Yeah, I mean Nintendo is basically selling remade n64 games for 40. Not sure what he's talking about, "mostly ports." 'm interested in several games for Vita, and none of them are ports, they're either new ips or spin offs.

Edit: Why the disagrees? I don't think Star Fox or Ocarina of Time should have been full priced.

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