With only 12 percent of survey takers saying they'll buy the PS Vita, GameSpot's news team debates whether dedicated gaming portables can thrive in a mobile- and tablet-filled world.
*sigh* Both mobiles and tablets have been around since the DS first launched. Arguably, the iPhone was at an all-time high during the middle of the DS's lifespan. And yet... DS sold 150 million and it's still selling. PSP sold 70 million and it's still selling. It breaks my heart that so-called "gaming sites" always, always, always are taking the side of casual mobile-phone gaming without even examining the facts.
hey gamespot if its doomed so is your job . so think before u post some crap like this to get hits.
Real talk. Who gonna go there for a review on a $1 mobile game? Details on the new phone game?
"hey gamespot if its doomed so is your job . so think before u post some crap like this to get hits." If handheld gaming were to die off, wouldn't they still be reviewing PS3, 360, and PC games?
is living in denial! it's no coincidence that articles like this pop out here and there now with the Vita launch is looming near! game journalist (most of you are just pretenders anyway) are missing the mark big time! Instead of being true gamers and be happy that there will be a new alternatives to enjoy great games on and give moral support and write supportive articles, all they do are being a haters and try to condemn it so hard like it has killed their dogs or something! stop wandering in this industry if you hate gaming so much, MORON!!
If the Vita were to have good week one sales the media and the blogosphere will be stunned in disbelief.
Well badz all of this handheld doom talk was suspiciously absent during the latest DS launch.
i was thinking of not picking up Vita as soon as it came out.. but just to piss off "journalists" like these.. i'm picking up one. plus it's one hell of a freaking awesome device.
Hand held gaming will never be doomed. The highest selling "real" gaming device right now is the nintendo 3DS
Hey GameSpot, I know your staff is full of idiots, but you do understand that mobile gaming also counts as "handheld gaming" and its doing quite well. I'm sure you've seen those Apple financials, right? I'm not going to crow about great 3DS hardware sales, or the fact that Vita is already over a half million, I just wanted to point out the obvious stupidity of the average GameStop writer. That is all.
The worst arguement ever is comparing phone sales to systems. Like pc sales. And really? unreal? come on........and the games are terrible, he couldnt even defend that. Brendan Sinclair has a real arguement with real figures he wins
Well I think nintendo is done dealing with this crap from the media, It's insane. Im sure this is the last ONLY gaming handheld from nintendo, the negativity is just too much. In a few years will probably see a nintenphone. They'll add their own spin to it like you can feel the touch screen or something like that. Im not dissing the 3ds guys(it is selling amazingly well out of the gate) but the negative is just getting insane at this point.
So because phones sold more, handheld gaming is dead. You realize people buy it because it's A PHONE RIGHT??? No one buys a phone to play games. Phone games are a COMPLETELY different market than the dedicated handheld market. Stop kidding yourself.
thats the only arguement they can make because then they would have to compare total pc sales to console sales. insanity
Here's the message I would have sent you through a personal message if you hadn't been so immature and blocked me. "please only respond through the messages" I would if I could but you blocked me. HERP DERP. "According to sony it exceeded expectations" LOL! You're pathetic. "The localization was confirmed months ago. Do research man" We still have no release date. Not available for pre-order or anything. "They had no original ip for a portable? patapon........man you need to research" Ok, no INTERESTING IP. "guess what a niche vn otome is getting localized." Never heard of it. Won't sell. "GAMES DONT GET LOCALIZED EVERY GEN. IT HAPPENS. EVERY SYSTEM" I know. But since big games like Type 0 have yet to get localized and Monster Hunter which was a HUGE success in Japan still hasn't gotten localized, it's unlikely that other smaller games will get localized. Let me ask you this, when is the last time you saw a PSP title in the top 10 best sellers in the US? I don't remember any. Look at the games coming to PSP this year http://games.gamepressure.c... 10 games! Wow! No Final Fantasy. No Monster Hunter. Why? Because they still have no release date and they are UNLIKELY to ever release here in the states. I'll bet money that FF and MH end up being ported to Vita for a release in the US.
your a troll with 1 bubble why would I not block you? So you never heard of something so that means it wont sell? Pathetic dog AND I PROVED SMALLER GAMES ARE GETTING LOCALIZED NIMROD. "Let me ask you this, when is the last time you saw a PSP title in the top 10 best sellers in the US? I don't remember any." 1) Thats irrelevant 2) tactics ogre psp less than a year ago. dont quote me a nothing site thats incomplete. Of course they wouldnt list FF since the site is such a piece of garbage they dont have the inside information
More like their website is doomed.. They need hits lol.
How does "only 12% of respondents intend to buy the Vita" equate to handheld gaming going downhill? The 3DS is doing pretty damn well right now, and PSPs are still high in the running. Maybe the Vita just doesn't appeal to many gamers, or maybe the survey-takers aren't the demographic that would be interested in the Vita anyway. You wouldn't ask middle aged men about their 3DS-buying intentions and use THAT to say that Nintendo is failing, would you?
Gamespot is a pretty biased site for Vita news. Until there is no monster hunter vita in japan and call of duty vita for NA, you really can't say it's doomed yet. Sony made a mistake by letting a monster hunter game to be even developed for a 3ds. Of course if I were a japanese gamer, I rather buy a 3ds or a cheap PSP to play monster hunter and believe mem, these new PSP games that sells well in japan (new suikoden, super robot wars) doesn't help the vita in anyway. It gives them more reasons to buy PSP's and ignore the Vita.
You actually made a good point. This is why backwards compatibility should be standard. I never bought a PSP, but I want the Vita. The Vita currently has no games that I desire personally, but there are games that PSP has that I want and would like to play on the Vita. Instead of be buying the Via and getting those PSP games to play in the mean time until some Vita titles that I want come out, I'm stuck with the choice of getting a PSP or waiting for some of those desired PSP titles to be put up on the PS store. "these new PSP games that sells well in japan (new suikoden, super robot wars) doesn't help the vita in anyway. It gives them more reasons to buy PSP's and ignore the Vita." Very true. And those that already have PSP have no reason to buy a Vita because of the scenario you mentioned. I'm starting to see how backwards compatibility is important for new systems in their early life cycle.
Gamespot is becomeing the new pachter
I love doomed gaming. I just got a new Resident Evil and a Tales game on my "doomed" handheld. Im getting a Mgs title next week on the same dead handheld. As for the vita wait until it f***in launches before you judge it. Its not going to be an ipad situation and it wont hold a flame to the 3ds but it will kick ass and sell well for a non nintendo handheld. If we get a new ff or new mgs on it its a winner in my eyes.
GameSpot still exists? GameSpot is dooommmmmmmmmeedd by news aggregator sites like n4g.
No Gamespot, heres why smartphone gaming isn't good: 1) Poor Controls 2) Ever increasingly fragmented hardware 3) Battery (If a Vita/3DS go for 3-4hrs then you do the same on your phone and it's not making it through the day) Doom, doom, doom, doom, doom.
Personally, I think the Vita will do just fine. As for the paltry 12%, it's hard to tell if the demographic was totally off, or if the 12% are the early adopters. (Picking up at launch) I recently had an opportunity to drop some cash and highly considered pre-ordering the Vita, but saw that the 3DS was 149.99. Since I didn't have a lot on me, I sprung for the 3DS. It was a hell of a deal. Bottom line? I'm still getting a Vita, like many of my fellow gamer friends, I'm just going to wait a little while and let Sony work out any kinks that new hardware sometimes comes with.
Stupid sensationalist headlines....what's this site for - KIDS?
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