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Submitted by New-Breed 1384d ago | news

Playstation Vita Facing Launch Issues, Sony Responds

The PS Vita has officially gone on sale today, but only for those who pre-ordered the First Edition Bundle. While this is still exciting for those who decided to pay more money to grab the handheld one week early, reports are coming in that some Vita owners are experiencing issues already. (PS Vita, PS3, Sony)

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CaptainN   1384d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(6)
alexg89  +   1384d ago
Not a good start for the PSV :(
Akiba96  +   1384d ago
I dont understand the disagrees? Having problems at launch isnt a good start at all.. not to say it isnt still awesome, its just having some software problems..
solidt12  +   1383d ago
Probably because the system hasn't even officially launched yet. Probably because something so minor doesn't mean its not a good start. The Vita has had the best start I have ever seen of any console or handheld so something so minor that will be fixed immediately is not a big deal.
Boody-Bandit  +   1383d ago
Oh I dont know Akiba
Maybe, just maybe, it has to do with alex89 having 31 comments on an account nearly 2 1/2 years old. All of them pro MS and slagging off Sony. Maybe, I don't know, but just maybe, that plays a small part in it.

Or maybe it's that Vita hasn't even officially launched yet and lame articles (doom and gloom) are already starting.

Either or, alex89 is a multi troll account and no one can gauge the success, fail or possible problems of a new console that has yet to be officially released.

Bring on the ignorance.
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Akiba96  +   1383d ago
I judge people's comments based on the comment, not previous comments like so many of you do...
The Vita IS out for the first to play owners, not to mention the fact that the thing has been out for about 2 months in Japan...... yea

You people misunderstood me, I dont hate the vita, in fact I have one preordered,I cant wait for it.... I'm just saying this guy doesnt deserve so many disagrees for saying the Vita isn't having a good start..
sikbeta  +   1383d ago
PSV has it fate sealed, there is no place for a dedicated gaming device anymore, tablets and smartphones will take over no matter what

The Future of portable gaming are = Android - IOS - Windows phones, everything else will fade away
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Tanir  +   1383d ago
Sikbeta, if tablets and crap gaming took over ur right, gaming would be dead, but ur wrong because people will always crave real games, because we are gamers. we like our games with depth, not just some stupid angry birds crap
solidt12  +   1383d ago
I have a Vita and a iPhone. I can spend hours playing a Vita game but I can only spend 5-30 minutes playing iPhone games but you thing dedicated handhelds are dead. My kids have a 3DS and I let them play my iPhone games Angry Birds,Infinity Blade, Jelly Car 2, Shadow Gun, Sonic, Rage HD, Zombieville, etc. and yeah we love these games but we can only play them for 5-30 minute then we get tired of them and want something deeper with real controls so we pick up our 3DS and Vita and can play for hours. That is the difference between mobile gaming and dedicated gaming. There is a reason dedicated games on handhelds are much large in size/gigabits much more depth and content. I love mobile gaming but It will never be able to replace a dedicated handheld.
despair  +   1383d ago
I agree sikbeta, so why don't you get ahead of the curve and move to those platforms and leave the dedicated gaming devices to the rest of us. In fact go now and never bother with a soon to be obsolete again.
sikbeta  +   1383d ago

Games can evolve in those pos devices as well, smartphones and tablet will be more powerful over the years and will be able to reproduce what handheld do now


Same as above and what you saying can be achieved as well, it just need a company who makes a smartphone/tablet with buttons and you'll able to play for hours like you do now on your handhelds


N4G obsolete? no, N4G would adapt and cover smartphone/tablet gaming as some point as well as every gaming site
SilentNegotiator  +   1383d ago
"there is no place for a dedicated gaming device anymore"

Tell that to 3DS. It apparently didn't get the memo.
tubers  +   1383d ago
People just don't get it.

The iOS, Android, Win Tablets/PMPs "COULD" take over the market 2-3 years from now.

If the VITA and 3DS dies off, then tons of developers would just use another portable/semi-portable medium (Tablets and PMPs).

Android has started to integrate PS3/360/Logitech controllers. Sure they're not that portable but the VITA is borderline small tablet (not so portable). So saying the VITA is more portable isn't saying much.

The Angry Bird touts are stupid. I am sure that a year or two from now there will be more games having more depths for tablets and pmps.

Hell just google tegra games and iphone rpgs. You'll all see that it's headed to at least full blown DS/PSP/PSone games (if not already).
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LastDance  +   1383d ago
I just got a report today from our head office saying that our chain (gametraders australia) wont be receiving ps vita for about 6 months because they have granted exclusive rights to a select few chain stores.....

I have no idea what these guys are thinking.
solidt12  +   1383d ago
Dude, this issue wasn't even worth printing. I played my vita for 6-7 hours last night. I played Uncharted, Little Deviants, Rayman Origins Demo, and Escape Plan and had no issues. I downloaded all except Little Deviants from the Vita. Every system that ever launched had something that wasn't quit perfect at launch that only affected a few people. As a matter of fact the Vita hasn't even officially launched yet. The issue is probably already fixed by the time this article was posted or will be by launch day.
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arabiensoldier  +   1383d ago
Since when did any launch of a console not have launch issues? Remember that Sony is made of Humans and we make mistakes and cant really cover everything. This is why we have updates, these issues will all be resolved.
Trenta27   1383d ago | Trolling | show
tarbis  +   1384d ago
Super Stardust installed properly on me. Don't know about the other titles yet.
solidt12   1383d ago | Bad language | show
SoundGamer  +   1384d ago
I haven't had any issues since I got my Vita. I hope it stays that way.
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   1383d ago
TKCMuzzer  +   1384d ago
I thought it was going to be something serious. This sounds like an issue with the download, something that can be easily fixed. I thought it was going to be buttons dropping off or something. Everything on the web gets blown out of proportion.

Wow that disagree took less than a minute, shame you couldn't tell me why.
Do you really think a game not installing properly is serious? Especially when you can download it again once Sony sorts any issues.
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extermin8or  +   1383d ago
and firmware 4.11 should have fixed it now I believe :)
mediastudies  +   1384d ago
No problems here. Just trolling for hits, I guess.
Jamzluminati  +   1384d ago
With any sony article that is all it is.
GraveLord  +   1384d ago
These no-name sites take a minority of people's problems and make it seem like its widespread.
Friendly_fiend  +   1383d ago
i blame DINKLEBURG!!!
peeps  +   1383d ago
I don't think so... Just because it is negative for the Vita doesn't mean they are trolling...

IGN reported this yesterday ( and a lot of people got in touch to say they were experiencing issues. Just because you personally didn't have a problem doesn't mean other's aren't.

I'm just hoping they can sort out the problems in time for the official launch next week, hopefully not a major issue
kingxtreme81  +   1384d ago
I really don't see how this can be considered a "Vita launch" problem. Download errors can occur for any game/song/movie on any device out there.

As others have said, simply trollin' for hits (the headline).
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ronin4life  +   1384d ago
I tend to dislike when people jump the gun on the "for hits" argument, but this really is a trolling headline.
I agree.
PimpDaddy  +   1383d ago
So we should ignore all issues related to the Vita just because they happen on other devices that aren't associated with Sony???

Maybe this isn't a huge widespread issue but it is still a problem for a percentage of owners and shouldn't be swept under the rug just because we want to defend Sony...
ronin4life  +   1383d ago
I agree with you too. I do, however, think that the headline takes things too far, and is doing so to garner attention.
It is a problem, but not a major one. This poster should have been focusing on spreading the word to inform people, not twisting around words to make a fiery headline.
Brosy  +   1383d ago
If the Vita has a genuine problem then there is nothing wrong in the headline.

What if you were experiencing some problems with the Vita? Wouldn't you want to know what the deal is?It seems every platform goes through growing pains at first. I wouldn't get too worried at this point. But just slogging off on the people who are genuinely having a problem isn't right.
sparta76  +   1384d ago
OMG!!! The horror!!!!!

I installed about an hour ago no problem here.

Has anyone played uncharted yet? "Awesome " :))
remanutd55  +   1383d ago
awesome ? beyond awesome lol
Sikct9a  +   1384d ago
No problems here. Everything is going smooth.
lashes2ashes  +   1384d ago
My vita won't install super stardust but it's not that big of a deal. Network errors happen all the time
dragon82  +   1383d ago
I have been trying since 10:30 am to install Super Stardust Delta. I figure it will work eventually.
RememberThe357  +   1384d ago
When has any launch day ever gone smoothly in this industry?
KeybladeMaster  +   1384d ago
None in recent memory, however Vita is having a very strong launch day here. A lot of games being bought and no complaints of hardware failure as far as I know.
Rainstorm81  +   1383d ago
Not to mention, i was at home and decided to use NEAR and in a 10 mile radius 10 people were online playing their Vitas.....Thats a good sign IMO for day one and such a small radius
h311rais3r  +   1384d ago
Got mine today. Not a fan of golden abyss (bad framerate and shooting controls feel odd) but wipeout and blazblue are insane!
mcstorm  +   1384d ago
Im not too bothered what people say about consoles having problems when they 1st come out as they are made to be bigger than they are.

I am interested to see how well this device sells though as not been the best start sofar but maybe use and Europe will change this only time will tell.
rexbolt  +   1384d ago
i have a qustion to those vita owners how well does it fit in ur pocket?
moparful99  +   1384d ago
I have some cargo khakis on right now and my vita is inside my first edition case and it fits nicely in my pocket.. A normal pocket would be a stretch literally but if you put a screen protector on it I dont see why it wouldn't fit nicely into a back pocket..
KeePeR_21  +   1383d ago
it'll fit nicely in any pocket other than your two front pockets if you wear skinny jeans lol smh
GodHandDee  +   1384d ago
I am also having some serious trouble. The hardware is making me want to buy it now and not wait until next week. But I have assignments due for some classes this week!

DragonKnight  +   1384d ago
I lol'd.
Mookie  +   1384d ago
is the first edition in target ??????
They have nothing
lashes2ashes  +   1383d ago
It's pre order onlly. They can't sell to non preorders till the 22th
smashcrashbash  +   1384d ago
All systems and games have launch problems and hiccups. It's only people looking for attention who try to make a big deal about them. Whatever is wrong I am sure can be fixed with patches.
WooHooAlex  +   1384d ago
I haven't had a single problem so far and I've been playing around with my first edition model all day.
amip17  +   1384d ago
This is a normal network issue. It happened to me while i was installing a demo. Just redownload it an it'll be fine. Sheesh i can't believe this article.
byrnezy  +   1383d ago
People still taunting the Vita to fail because it hasn't sold well in Japan honestly need to think before blurting crap out as usual.

Vita is aimed at western countries not japan, vita will sell in japan once jrpg and japan type games come out.

The whole launch line up is pretty much aimed at us westerners.

Commong sense really
Hicken  +   1383d ago
I love how people are saying "I haven't had any problems," yet they're getting disagrees.

Apparently, there are people out there who KNOW that you're having problems. Guess you can't fool them.

Oh. /s
KeePeR_21  +   1383d ago
How is this a launch issue? The vita truck crashing before it can make it to stores is a launch issue, The vita not working when you take it out the box is a launch issue, the red ring of death was a launch issue. This is a misleading tale of 2 games that have errors when you try to install them, therefore the headline should read...."SSD DELTA and some other game nobody cares about is having issues installing at this time" SMH
PimpDaddy  +   1383d ago
You are trying way to hard sir. Sony shareholder? An issue is an issue. Big or small. This is a news website for games.

I would rather read 100 of these types of articles that bring "facts" to our attention instead of the opinion pieces and blogs that typically get the citizens of N4G all riled up...
KeePeR_21  +   1383d ago
Ewwwww, was it the red ring of death part that has you all butthurt? Chill out man i own a xbox too. Its just fact, its not a launch issue, instead of trying to insult my intelligence like a little butthurt fanboy why dont you explain to me how this is a VITA "launch" issue and not a game install issue?
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PimpDaddy  +   1383d ago
I could care less abut RROD. I had a console die to it and it was covered by Microsoft under their 3 year warranty.

How is this a "Vita" launch issue you ask? Because the game is a "Vita" game that won't install on a "Vita" console. What part of that do you not understand? I swear you guys try so hard to twist, spin, ignore, downplay, blatantly lie about anything that Sony does wrong...
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tiffac008  +   1383d ago
And the PS Vita is also covered under warranty and if this is found to be a product defect then it will fall under the same category.

So if you could care less about something like the RROD, why does the PS Vita issue seems so big of a concern of yours?

Sounds like a lot spin to me.
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tarbis  +   1382d ago
You don't care about RROD but cared a lot about an isolated little issue that can be fixed right away?
Hypocrite much?
tiffac008  +   1383d ago
That is considered a launch issue? My goodness...
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PimpDaddy  +   1383d ago
YES. For those people who bought the game and are having "issues" downloading and installing it is a BIG problem.

Why are half the comments on here trying to either downplay, ignore, or flat out deny that there is any problems with the Sony Vita at launch even though an article like this provides facts to the contrary?
undisputed  +   1383d ago
Pimp Daddy
Oh freaking noes, the world will end!!!!/s

I had issues downloading a game on my phone. I didn't throw a fit. This is a troll title.
tiffac008  +   1383d ago
And how big is the percentage by the way? Is this issue like the YLOD or the RROD? Is it something that cannot be fixed or has no solution?

You have to weigh the problem at hand.

I'm sorry for those who are affected but over blowing the problem is just as worse, as the one you claim.
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PimpDaddy  +   1383d ago
I don't know what the percentage is. The Vita just started selling in EU and the US. Apparently the percentage is significant enough that PS Vita owners are complaining and Sony tech support is taking the time to address and resolve the issue.

Again my statement stands. Sorry I'm not in the majority here on N4G that bows down to the corporation of Sony and feels the need to defend them. I may choose to own Sony consoles but it doesn't mean I am blindly loyal to them like some of you are...
Silly gameAr  +   1383d ago
You're worst then the majority that "bows down to Sony. You're the type that won't shut up about the mean ol' Sony fanboys on N4G. That's worst then any fanboy.

Now, let's all just relax and wait for some more of these articles to roll in.
spenn2010  +   1383d ago
Launch are aren't good but they happen with most tech hardware or software. My Xbox 360 started freezing one week after i purchased it back in 2005.
Friendly_fiend  +   1383d ago
zizco5  +   1383d ago
Every one who disagree doesnt have the money or mama doesnt buy a PS Vita.
KillerPwned  +   1383d ago
Every console/handheld whatever it is has its problems when it first launches lets move on now...

I'm still getting PSVITA regardless.
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remanutd55  +   1383d ago
23 people are playing the vita near me , 2 of them sent me friend requests , i got a challenge request on little deviants lol , 1 of them sent a modnation racers road trip gift ( i took it even though i dont have the game yet ) , im loving the system , is everything i wanted my psp to be , uncharted is awesome , little deviants is really fun
sarshelyam  +   1383d ago
This seems isolated...and a bit confusing. Super Stardust Delta installed fine for me, and runs perfectly.

Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack isn't even out yet (in North America). Is JustPushStart a European site? If not, I'm not sure how this can even be mentioned in the article as a widespread issue. If anything, that sounds like an industry member with an advance, likely unfinished build, having issues.
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