Submitted by doctorstrange 1270d ago | opinion piece

Looking For Hits: The Vita’s Early Mistakes

LFH takes a look at the ways Sony stumbled and missed a step in the Vita’s early days, delving into their flawed marketing and game announcements, lack of big IPs, annoying updates and whether you should buy a Vita. - PSLSxGR (PS Vita)

alexcosborn  +   1270d ago
I love my PS3 but man, the Vita doesn't interest me in the slightest.

I've already got a PlayStation console to play all the great titles, why do I need a semi-portable one?
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1270d ago
You could always get a 3DS if portable console gaming isn't your thing.

You don't "need" a semi-portable one. Personally I've always wanted a portable handheld that has games that closely resemble console experiences and Vita does just that.
Dante112  +   1270d ago
@ Outside of the box

Why would he buy a 3DS if he isn't interested in portable gaming?
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SandwichHammock  +   1270d ago
@Dante and the 8+ agrees

Reading comprehension low today?
GameOn  +   1270d ago
lol whatever, It doesn't make sense never mind your reading comprehension.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1270d ago

When did he say he isn't interested in portable gaming?

He's essentially saying why do I need a handheld that offers a PS3 experience when I already have a PS3.

And my reply to that is you could always get a 3DS if console gaming on the go isn't your thing while I however always wanted a console gaming on the go experience.
Baka-akaB  +   1270d ago
Obviously you wont play all the great titles on your ps3 alone .

Here is your why . I never needed a portable/handheld console , i only liked those because of their unique titles .

The rest depends upon if/how much you care for those exclusive titles , and/or if having multiplatform handheld games, is a plus to you . So of course you dont NEED to play cod on the go ... but you might , as an example , NEED to play Gravity daze and persona the golden , period .
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dbjj12088  +   1270d ago
I think the Vita will have a good holiday season, but summer will be bone dry.
Nitrowolf2  +   1270d ago
Summer in general is typically dried for all system, well for any big titles at least. They usually release before or during the fall/winter season.
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stormeagle6  +   1270d ago
The software lineup already looks like a shriveled up corpse and it's only been 2 months since launch.
fear88  +   1269d ago
Sad that Vita has more going for its library than the 3DS did in a years time.
Baka-akaB  +   1270d ago
The software lineup is so far great . Problem is , it will be devoid of major news for a while , bare a few exceptions .

For once it would have helped to have less launch titles and those distilled from feb to May , instead of having it almost whole , and little else afterward , beyond looking forward , in the immediate , to stuff like Gravity daze in June

It's gonna be a dry summer , as expected with most platforms , especially so on vita , even in japan with mostly psp stuff and Persona 4 to look forward to . Not a bad thing actually , since it will allows to catch on over 30 potential good vita games since launch , that were otherwise ignored .

The bad news is , it leaves the Vita out of the immediate newsfront till e3 , stuck with the rabbid media dogs on its heel and drooling without reasons over tablets and phones .
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GillHarrison  +   1270d ago
Gravity Rush should've been a North American launch title.
SuperBeast811  +   1270d ago
I want one just don't have $$$$
ftwrthtx  +   1270d ago
I love my Vita. Cross platform gaming with the ps3 should be a major selling point. If only remote play worked liked advertised.
leemo19  +   1269d ago
Vita is a beast, but the games like Uncharted, Unit 13, Super Stardust Delta etc.. are really started to lose interest now. Sony for one at e3 really needs to show some new ip for Vita not ports but actually exclusive games for the Vita. Which brings they need a game that has mp experience people want. I know Cod suppose to come to vita sometimes down the road, but until than they need mp to get the Vita online experience really going. Also Skype is finally coming at the end of this month supposedly but Vita needs YouTube app or full support of html5 cause putting the internet browser on the Vita is worthless when a lot of things require flash/ html 5.
MasterCornholio  +   1269d ago
I would like to add another complaint about the web browser. What I hate most about it is the annoying checkerboard effect. The Vita is an extremely capable handheld that should be able to handle the web better than my phone.

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