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Submitted by jtmgames 1312d ago | opinion piece

The Top 5 Apps PlayStation Vita Needs To Survive

What" about other apps that the iOS and Android handhelds have like Youtube, WordPress, Pinterest and others? As it stands, the Vita’s app selection is bare-bones at best. Horrid at worst. Because of that, I’ve listed the top apps that should be on the PlayStation Vita." - JTM Games (PS Vita)

NukaCola  +   1312d ago
Survive is a bit of a drama term. But I would like some of these.

YouTube was confirmed at the first showing at E3.

My wife loves Pinterest. I thought that is like a club though. They don't just let you join. You have to subscribe anb wait. They are tough to keep trolling and immaturity off their social networking site.

I would like to see an App Store. It would be awesome to have a fully digital copy of a Game Guide so you can pull it up with ease.
Dante112  +   1312d ago
It's weird how Skype just kinda get overlooked now by the journalists now (Most asked for feature by gamers and journalists alike. Now that the Vita has it, it's like it doesn't matter to them anymore).

But on topic, the only thing I would really want from that list is Crackle. Youtube is already confirmed to be coming.
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metsgaming  +   1311d ago
Yea apps arent whats going to make the vita survive or not, its all about the games. with that out of the way Youtube is needed, the most important. crackle eh not so much its not very good but it is welcome. Personally i think Sony is missing out on not having a HOME app. People have their opinions on home but alot of people go on it and it would only make perfect sense to have it on the vita, it makes them money. Plus people are always talking about the "social" aspect, thats what HOME is. Also I would think Home would be more desirable to go on with a handheld then a console.
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one2thr  +   1311d ago
A Playstation Home app would be awesome
mcstorm  +   1311d ago
I agree with you the psv dose not need any apps to make it sell it needs games and full games not like some we have see so far. A mnr and uc game that have full mp. Lbp, gt, are two games it needs to start boosting its sales.

I really like the psv but i do feel some games and developers have let it down. For me mnr is a game that should sell well on the console but without mp the life of the game is short the same for uc. Ridge racer needs alot more in it too mp is fun but not enough tracks or cars.

I think the psv is going to follow in the ps3 footsteps and start to pickup sales after the 1st 12 to 18 months of being on the market.
Xof  +   1311d ago
Indeed. And the Vita's game-line up is getting to be absolutely stellar this summer... in Japan.

That's the real reason the 3DS and Vita (and PS3, while we're at it) tend to look so bad early on: we're stuck in a perpetual catch-up cycle for the localization of Japanese titles, often putting us a year or more behind.

If the Vita had the exact same library internationally as it does locally, we'd see a lot fewer of these inane articles dancing around the implication that the Vita is doomed to failure.
Ravenor  +   1311d ago
Am I the only one who finds these "Features" kinda...superfluous? Yeah great I can go on Youtube on my Vita, either with a Wifi connection or you ponied up for the 3G edition, sounds kinda similar to my phone. It's like when Netflix support was announced for the 3DS, who views these things as make or break features when the device is built exclusively for games?
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1311d ago
Exactly the reason I'm not so interested in handhelds right now (well, this and the prohibitive price that Sony Brasil setted for Vita). Everyday is another news of some phone app for the handheld A or B... I don't care, I'm not dissing my phone if those things don't have phone calling capabilities, now if they focus more in the games my wallet may take the hit.

I'll probably get a Vita down the road, but right now, I'm more inclined to the 3DS since it have more cool games (no surprise there, it has been out longer), but not enough to make me buy... I still don't like the hardware, I don't care for 3D and the rest it's barelly better than PSP, which I currently own.
jujubee88  +   1311d ago
I want a music playing app with lot of colorful and pretty lights for the visualizer.

The VITA's OLED would show that off so good.
CaptCalvin  +   1311d ago
how about playlists?
jujubee88  +   1311d ago
Good one!

Come to think of it, some .m3u file compatibility and RSS/online radio play (like on PSP) also needs to be added. Even though they are more system level things (and not really apps) they still feel like they should be in the VITA.
Hicken  +   1311d ago
If it's not an app geared toward gaming in some way, it's not an app the Vita NEEDS, period. It's a bonus, and some of them can even be pretty big bonuses, but the Vita doesn't NEED them, especially not to "survive."

The same goes for the 3DS: it doesn't NEED apps.

What they both NEED is great game support. And that's it. And so far, they both seem to be getting it.
metsgaming  +   1311d ago
im eager for E3 and gamescom for more vita game announcements. Hopefully thats why they are getting GOW and All stars battle royal out early so they can show everything lol
mr_badhand  +   1311d ago
Good lord....i actually agree with you Hicken.

I don't usually rag on articles but even I find it hard to believe that the Vita needs apps to stay alive.
jeeves86  +   1311d ago
An app that lets you record gameplay would be pretty cool. But I'm more for good games over superfluous apps.
aaronobst  +   1311d ago
Man all I want right now is PSone classics support I have a LOT on my download list
Ravenor  +   1311d ago
In my mind this is the biggest thing the Vita needs.
metsgaming  +   1311d ago
having ps+ i have alot of PSone games that i havent gotten around too they will probably wait till E3 to announce its officially coming though.
BDG  +   1311d ago
The app i would most like to see would be Spotify (on Vita and PS3) but guessing that never gonna happen while Sony continue to push their Music (Un)Limited!

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