VG247: Ouch. Vita has sold 1.8 million units since last December. The console is the greatest handheld gaming experience yet created, but Sony’s on the verge of throwing away an incredible opportunity, says blog ninja Henry McNulty.
well, Kaz just took over, so i'll wait till E3 for any changes to strategy. Soul Sacrifice looks promising...
Vita needs gran turismo, mgs 4, mgs rising, cod b.o., assassins creed, bioshock, killzone, lbp, g.o.w, battlefield , gta 5. Once vita gets those games then it'll do amazing saleswise. Most of those games I mentioned were confirmed with rumours on the rest. I have faith that the vita will amazing because its the system that can break the rift between this gens fanboys. This gens core gamers can buy it to experience games akin to the hd console games they are useto playing at home. It's don't that loves making exclusive titles so the vita is guarantee to have massive amounts of quality titles made by Sony first party studio.
No, I prefer the Vita has its own games. I mean whats the point of fill it with ports of the PS3?
I agree it needs some games Like GT MGS but it needs its own versions of this game. Maybe a GT5.5 that can link with GT5 and a new MGS too. If they make some games that link with the PS3 versions I think this will also help people pickup the PSV but they also need some of there own stand out IP's as well as Online games too as this is one area Sony can out do Nintendo with there PSV over the 3DS. I hope the PSV sales start to pickup as I really like the console but at the moment I think the 3DS has the better line up of games.
but you can't have this kind of library in just less than a year .. making games takes time you know ...
Vita needs those, but even more important... It needs its own exclusive platform defining games. Like how PSP had Patapon and Loco Roco. Games made for the system alone. It made the system more special, more reasons for possible customers to buy it. At this moment, only Escape Plan does this well. Little Deviants is not that good. Unit 13 is good but its a game that is like many other games. This is what Sony needs to do, sure the quantity of games coming from ports can get certain people in, but make it more special Sony. Make the exclusives irresistable, so that people chose to buy the Vita.
Vita needs a price cut + sh*tloads of games and later a new redesigned model that can be advertised as more than just a handheld game, Smartphones are taking over, can't stop that, this E3 should be all about Vita games, if not, game over...
Ports of PS3 or PS2 games never did well on the PSP and won't do well on the Vita also. It needs fresh new games. The reality is most people will just play those ports on the console itself.
You can only save something if it needs saving in the first place.
i would buy one but I'm jobless
We see no problem with the product Sony brings out. Most people don't see a problem with the products Sony brings out Financially the company is messed up. Bad leadership, horrible decisions, and here is the kicker.... PRODUCTS SO GREAT, BUT NOT MAKING MONEY. Truth be told... I love my Vita, I love my 360, I love my ps3, I hate my wii But products and companies that made them can be separated. Watch this Truth be told... Sony's company is ran by idiots, MS's ran by money, and for some reason I love Nintendo as a company. Anyone who thinks that Playstation's and vita's are awesome fine. But you are fooling yourselves if you think Sony as a company is doing well, they are in serious trouble. I wrote this post about 3 hours ago on the same discussion, different article.
the sky is falling
I wasn't aware it was in need of saving, sure it could use some more games, but this is standard fare for any new machine.
It needs a game to draw in people, for example im thinking of investing in a new PC(my current is very old) just to play Diablo 3. Monster Hunter would be a really good idea.
All they need is a price cut! I enjoy playing uncharted on my cousins. Game is sweet! Just lower the price and release more games! (I know more are coming!) :P
Love it when they say since december where it only launched in japan give it till the end of 2012 before going teh doomzed! E3 is around the corner and it will probably be filled with Vita news. Cant wait till june for gravity rush.
Getting resistance burning skies later this month, I dont know wha this guy is talking about. On topic: To me? He sounds upset that Sony doesnt to want accept homebrew or piracy on their new platform. If you want vita games then you wait like the 3DS crowd did for 3DS games. The vita launched in december, but only in japan, I highly doubt Sony is going to waste their time chasing EA for a madden port for the japanese release of their new platform. Madden will come here in the U.S in the month of August when it usually releases. Right now you got MLB the show with cross play, which spring is the right month for it. I know, its not homebrew or anything, but even so its the right sports title for the right season. Besides those games that Sony taken down due to homebrew are slowly making their back to the store(as originally intended). Or isnt that the point anymore? Also I am no Nintendo fan, but to dismiss the 3DS for its inferiority is not neccesary. The thing has a slew of fun games available and slew more coming. And the only reason why the iphone gets mention is simply because a good percentange of people have or intent to own one in the near future and its games are extremely cheap when compared to everything else. Other than that I dont consider it anyhing special or significant in the gaming market. Infinity blade and angry birds, wow...lol Sony Isnt perfect and I must admit I wish they had a richer catalogue of games, but I also understand somethings need to be process. The guy in this article names ports of console games and embraces the idea of the vita being a console on the go. However i guess this is also one of those guys who,would most likely sit there and critisize Sony for 3rd parties choosing to port their console games instead of investing in new ips for the device. Its not as if Sony isnt doing anything about it, http://blog.us.playstation.... & http://translate.google.com... is like I said, somethings need to be process.
also dead space resident evil 4 modern combat 3 bad company 2 street fighter 4 marvel vs capcom 2 ultimate MK3 madden 11 nfl 12 nba 2k12 *lots more cant think of them all rite now lol i mean i dont expect u hardcore gaming geeks to appreciate iOS since most most of u are PC loyalists who were trained to hate apple, but seriously everyone needs to get off the angry birds thing lol. i downloaded it (free) to see what all the fuss was about and i never play it. i think it sucks personally
Thank you. It's always good to hear someone talk such sense. All you have to have is a little patience and the games will come. A business has processes that they have to go through and people yelling 'I want more games NOW' isn't going to make them come any faster. Sony is announcing more VITA games as we speak if no one noticed and we already have games like MK and RBS coming out. People had the patience to wait until the 3DS had more games and it's launch line up was atrocious. So I don't see why we can't do the same. What is with some Sony console owners seeming to think they deserve everything faster and more then everyone else? Just wait. Remember the cry 'The PS3 has no games'? And we ended up with more exclusives and just about every third party game the 360 has, more then enough games to play including some really exceptional ones. Maybe it doesn't quite have it's 'killer app' yet but despite what people say they gave us several above average games to play until more stuff comes out. MK has been getting 9s every where and people seem to be forcibly trying to ignore it. People didn't ignore STF4 despite it being a simple port to the 3DS so why the hate of MK on the VITA?
@ smashcrashbash People didn't have the patience, people got a price drop. That changed everything for the 3DS.
Nothing wrong with the price. Anyone who knows anything about technical specifications knows that this system is real value for money. It's still more powerful than any tablet and phone out there, and does pretty much all the same things except for make phone calls and email, yet it costs less than half the price of high end mobile devices. What Vita needs is games. It has plenty atm and I'm content, but it needs a multitude of big hitters to attract more buyers. Look at what having a combo of Monster Hunter, Mario Kart 7 and Super Mario 3D Land did for the 3DS (In Japan).
you can use skype app on vita to make calls. i hold it up to my face like a phone and all when im doing voice calls lol
Dont know about when you skype but it's broken on the Vita. Unless there was a update recently I cannot use it for more than 2 minutes at a time before crashing :(
I can't wait until the rpgs start rolling in.
when was the vita in trouble that it needed to be "saved", exactly? p.s. DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM /sarcasm
I wouldnt say its doomed, but it didn't have half the functions Sony promised it would.. OR that we thought Sony would put in as a standard *cough* PS1 & PS2 BC Oh and the ever so popular "remote play"... Give me those features and I'll it in a heart beat.
bro, it DOES have remote play i was using remote play to get down on some metal gear solid the other day! nuff said
THIS^^ I was just about to say the same thing. Its been out a few months and sold 1.8 million with very little games. When the games start coming it will do well consistently. Im not too concerned about remote plat, cross platform play is where its at for me. Can't wait for E3!
my vita is STILL collecting dust. :(
u already beat all ur games? or is there nothing to do on vita other than games? EDIT:or ur talking about something u dont have? -_-;; i mean if u spent the money, dont u want to use it?
Give it to me because I could sure use one.
If you bought it, chances are you KNEW what was coming on it. If it's collecting dust, that's your fault, not the system's fault. Oh, kreate says you're lying. Nevermind, then.
I can't help thinking that the multitude of doom articles that have plagued the internet have not helped in this situation. Imagine if you're not all that clued up and jump on the net for some advice and you're bombarded with articles claiming that the Vita is good but it's doomed to oblivion. Not going to instil you with confidence is it? I admit that Sony haven't exactly come out guns blazing, but the so called game and tech loving press have really delivered a disservice to not only Sony, but to every game and tech lover out there. Would it hurt for one moment to put aside the pathetic console "war" and admit that for a piece of tech it's pretty decent and control wise contains everything a gamer needs?
You hit the nail on the head. I find these days, tech sites and the like are in it for Apple and their devices. How many articles have we been bombarded with heralding the death of handheld gaming because of iPhone games? Not to mention the slew of articles from "legitamite" sites comparing the Vita to the iPhone? Yet very nearly all of these sites prop up Apple devices and knock things like the Vita. I used to listen to Kim Komando on Saturday afternoons as a good source of tech information. Now she's just another Apple sheep hocking everything Apple. When people phone into her show, you can bet almost everything she says will have something to do with Apple. I'm not trying to knock Apple here or anything (though I'm no fan), I'm just trying to illustrate media bias for Apple and how they tend to knock most things else. :)