Play-Mag writes: Vita needs an injection of white-hot gaming directly into its eyeball if it is to thrive. Here’s our suggestions for what would do that.
i wish they would just give up on hand-held gaming and focus on new games for current and next gen consoles, i mean how many devices do we need to carry around with us, smart phones, tablets etc, theres no need for hand held consoles, is it any wonder they fail sales wise?
no killer app available on vita yet hope soon. Severly lacking games.
NewZealander: Because smartphones and tablets are nothing compared to handheld consoles when it comes to core gaming. Plus not everyone carries these devices like they would a cell phone. You are taking the portability characteristic too literally. To me personally, your statement should be flipped regarding tablets. There's no need for them. The same goes with the idea that smartphones will actually be better than the 3DS/Vita. Unless they design it the same way as the 3DS/Vita with comfortable controls, they will never be better for gaming.
hardcore gamers buy a Vita because they like the best graphics and controls where ever they go. (getting a 3DS aswell) had to wait a few hours to get my car fixed n was jumping back and forth from uncharted to MGS3HD. i only play the best. the processors in the tablets aren't as good, either are the graphics and most of the games are cheesy plus they are too big to carry around. my vita plays my music at work, facebook and best games while i am on 15 min and lunch break, i even play it a lot at home; it is a console in itself. i need a 3DS tho i want more RPG's and play resident evil i heard it was good on the 3DS. assassins creed liberation's (you need a vita to experience it) blackops declassified (you need a vita to experience it) gravity rush (you need a vita to experience it) person4golden (most anticipated) rognarok oddsey ( you need a vita And it looks amazing) unchartedGA (uncharted game only experiences on the vita) hotshots golfWI (just plain fun) i only liked the online part of resistanceBurningskies but there are a lot more games to come i cant wait.
Killer Apps: Uncharted: Golden Abyss Gravity Rush My personal favorite Vita game, so far, has been Touch My Katamari.
I've already got one, but I really really really hope that Level-5 make a Jeanne D'Arc 2 or something on the level of that game.
Lumines Electronic Symphony and i got my ps vita
Severely lacking games my ass. I have plenty of great games for the Vita, many more I still want to buy and there's tons of Vita games I'm anticipating the release of. PS Vita has a great library considering how long the system has been available. I really don't get where all this "Vita has no gaems" nonsense is coming from. OT: I bought my PS Vita when Gravity Rush came out. Not because of Gravity Rush, it just happened to be a good time for me financially. I don't need a certain game to make me buy a PlayStation system. I have faith in Sony because of their history in this industry. They always deliver, PlayStation systems always have great first and third party support. Sony has yet to make a bad game system and until they do, I'll always buy their systems no matter what.
I love my Vita... currently have Uncharted Hot Shots Golf WipeOut Gravity Rush Mutant Blobs Attack Foosball ModNation Little Deviants Hustle Kings Mortal Kombat Puddle MotorStorm RC Super Stardust Delta 50 Minis (from PS+) A few PSP games ...and I've only had it for a month. Still plan on getting Resistance and Unit 13 when they go on sale. Also, there's Little Big Plane, Little King's Story, Ragnarok Odyssey, Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed, Soul Sacrifice, Madden, PlayStation All-Stars, Sly 4, Killzone, Sound Shapes, Final Fantasy X and more already announced. Compared to any other portable gaming device, Vita has the deepest feature set, and the highest quality games on the go. I can understand many still being concerned about spending the cash for it, but as the catalog grows more people will buy. The argument of a killer app is really different for every gamer. Some already think there are killer apps for Vita and have bought one because of a particular game. I've had some great gaming experiences on Vita... especially Gravity Rush. But the Vita is NOT "severely lacking games"... it's been slow for releases lately, but the current catalog along with upcoming releases is really strong. I'd rather have fewer quality games, then a packed catalog crammed with shovelware.
I guess this will turn into another Vita has no games or killer apps kind of article! My experience has been I knew when the Vita was first announced that I had to make it mine, it didn't matter how many games or, apps it had at the beginning. What mattered is that it had a tradition backing it! The sony tradition that my money would be well spent on a premium piece of technology, that would take my places that I had never been! Show me things that I had never seen! Contrary to others belief, it has done that for me, and I know the ride is just beginning. What so many people lack today is patience ! But I'm a firm believer that good things come to those who wait!
How bout GTA Vita? The PSVita now has LC Stories, VC Stories, and Chinatown Wars. Maybe Rockstar is building up anticipation and show gamers a surprise for the Vita in the future? GTA V. The V goes perfectly with the Vita. Make it happen.
LCS runs and looks great on the vits, VCS runs like crap. im redownloading it to make sure its the game, kinda disappointed. it's playable but the frame rate drops like every 6-7 seconds when driving and running (less for running). i hope it runs just as well as LCS when done DLing. and i would like a SA HD remake that would do wonders for the vita.
You can dismiss games already released and soon to be released as not being killer apps, but for many others, some of these games ARE.
More original IP's, stop comming up with ports from PS3. Little Big Planet Call of Duty Assassin's Creed Madden PlayStation All-Stars Sly 4 Killzone Final Fantasy X Uncharted Modnation THE WHOLE thing reeeeks of cashcow milking. Im not paying 250$ just so i can play a game, i played version 1,2 and 3 of, ON THE BUS.
Make me buy a vita? I already have a vita and 3DS. I wonder how a true gamer can live without games like Uncharted Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, Wipeout (on the go), Resident Evil Revelations, Kingdom Hearts 3D and Mario 3D Land. Can't wait for Little Big Planet (this is the handheld game I want the most this year) and Castlevania Mirror of Fate.
You seriously don't know what the word "port" is, do you. You think games like Uncharted:GA, LBP and AC3:Liberation are the same games from the PS3? That is the dumbest thing I've heard in my entire life. Are Mario and Zelda games on GameBoy and DS also just console ports? Are they the same thing too? Or does this only apply to Sony? Aren't those games some of the reasons why we buy Nintendo and PlayStation handhelds anyway? Troll harder.
I would like it if they released a KH hd collection.... the only one I ever played was the one on the DS
Oh if you only ever played the one on the DS then you've been missing out. I dont know if you played Coded or Days but either way the rest of the series is even better. I love Days for the story but the gameplay in every other game is just so much better.
they need EdgeWorld from kabam or somehting similar and that it!
I don't have a smart or a tablet. I have no need of them. I carry 2 things around with me. My RANT Phone and my PS Vita. Nothing else I need, wallet aside.
I just can't rap my mind around owning a tablet. There is really no need for one, well for me there isn't.
I see no need for a tablet either, especially when it comes to gaming. 1) Virtual controls are a huge detractor for any gamer 2) Size. If I'm not carrying a handbag the thing is just too big for easy portability 3) No phone/tablet games come even close to Gravity Rush on Vita, or even RE on the 3DS for that matter 4) PRICE, as it stands Apple's selling these things for over $600 WTF And if they expect me to go out and BUY a third-party controller for this Pad I paid over $500 for, that's just insane. For the price, it should come with 2 controllers, a Bluetooth wireless headset, 64gb internal memory, and $120 instant rebate or Visa gift card. For what people pay for tablets they can get a Vita, PS3, Xbox360, AND a year of BOTH XBL and PS+ for damn near the exact same price.. Tell me again why a tablet is good for gaming.....
I partially agree with newzealander, tablets have become the norm' so much so that even pc's are losing sales for them. As an older gamer i carry my 7' inch tablet almost everywhere to the point that my laptop is rarely used... Sure it has a lot of casual games which i find to be quite fun to pass the time, but it also has some games that are comparable to a handheld gaming device. Not to mention that with the emulators you can put on it you can get some fantastic games from playstation, snes, genesis, nintendo 64, etc. I wouldn't rule out handhelds entirely just yet because there is obviously a market for them and it keeps the kiddies busy. tablets have a much larger battery life than a handheld, to me that alone is the biggest selling point or defector about handheld gaming. There are only 2 or 3 games that i would consider buying a vita for (when the price comes down to under 80 bucks) but as it stands the games and battery life do not outweigh the price in my book.
Spelunky, Monster Hunter and Vandal Hearts I'll take, but the rest I could careless about.
"theres no need for hand held consoles, is it any wonder they fail sales wise? " They are doing fine. Please see 3DS sales figures, etc. Sony could simply start advertising properly, release a few games, etc., and do very well with the Vita.
1 game that would make you buy a Vita: GRAVITY RUSH.
call of duty declassified
Souls Sacrifice!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
This made me realize All-stars will be $60 on PS3 and $40 on Vita. It seems they are cannibalizing their sales regardless if the Vita version is watered down or not.
Buying both, like all of my friends.
How is that a reply?
There is no logic on this website. Just because you say you buy everything doesn't fix the problem.
Hardly every ps3 owners owns a vita to begin with . And there is most likely a market for both versions . It's not a game i'd truly bother play at home or friends (we are more addicted to "true" 2d and 3d fighting games ) , but could rather see myself play in short fun burst on handheld
A good Final Fantasy, Definitely. Remember how stellar Square Enix's support for PSP was? I hope they continue that for PSV.
Maybe an updated version of Type-0 optimized for the Vita for NA and Europe. That would be system seller for me.
Gran Turismo and Angry Birds. I have weird taste.
I'd much prefer Cut The Rope.
Nah, I'm not into that one.
A full open-world Assassin's Creed on Vita would be AWESOME! Could you imagine how cool that would be. But I want it to be a different game than AC3, maybe set in the same time period but with a different protagonist who has to deal with their own struggles and maybe even lapse with AC3 in some way. This would be SICK, but I know I'm just dreaming. :/
Have you not heard of AC: Liberation?
@trance... Have you not heard of sarcasm??
If he's being sarcastic then he's trying too hard.
Sales will probably pick up once the Assassins Creed bundle comes out in October.
So I actually picked up Resistance: Burning Skies despite its mixed reviews, and am having a solid time with the online in it. It definitely isn't a perfect game by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm having fun with it. It's also made me realize how awesome Call of Duty on the Vita could be when it comes out. (do we have an eta on that?)
Play through the campaign. It's actually pretty good, as well.
Yeah, like MySwordIsHeavenly said, play the campaign, it's actually fairly decent (but short). Its also basically a free platinum.
Gran Turismo and Battlefield would be amazing and sales would hugely increase.
If Sony would hurry up and update the Vita's firmware to support remote play for most ps3 games, it will definitely improve sales. Some of us wouldn't need these inferior handheld versions. It's already proven by hackers that remote play for various popular ps3 games could be done now.
Yea, i was disapointed that they promised that remote play will support all PS3 games and then here we are now and it barely only supports PSone titles.
Put some solid western RPGs on there, I would be much more willing to shell out the cash for one.
I want a Demons Souls kind of game for it. I beat Uncharted, Unit 13,and Resistance.
Look up Soul Sacrifice. It's not exactly 'like Demon's Souls' but they are both co-developed by Playstation's Japan Studio, who are one of the best Japanese Developers in the business imo.
MGS collection would be enough though i'm getting the AC3 Liberation bundle in October.
Why does everyone like Monster Hunter so much? I've played a few titles in the series. They all seem to be lacking that "fun" thing that so many games have these days...
It is a slower, more tactical game. And uses allot of coop. I got the first Monster Hunter when it came out, and that was most of what I played for the PS2, and followed it to the PSP, never got the Wii game, they made it to easy. Generally, it is a grinder game. But each monster uses its own methods to fight, or its own 'personality' to it, so you have to learn each monster. And the game is very challenging. *Shrugs* really its not for everyone, but mostly I liked the coop, and it was always fun to fight the bosses.
I've been a fan of MH since it was released on the PS2 back in 2004. The primary reason why MH is a great game is because of the addiction to the feeling of accomplishment. Another thing is that no other game can compare to the wonderful co-op experience. Working with others to take down a monster that would probably take 30 mins by yourself, reduced to 20 mins or less.
Only 2-3 triple-A PS VITA-only JRPGs can make me care enough to the point I could justify the money I must spent to buy one, atm there isn't even 1 such game so not enough reasons to get one in fact no reason at all at least atm maybe in the future when the library expand & the price drop.
i'm still waiting for patapon 3, ff7 compatibility, and jet set radio. when i haves those 3 games i shall be happy ^^ oh yeah, the ff10 release too :o
Patapon 3 is a PSP game, and you can play it on the Vita
no, you cannot. patapon 3 is not compatible with the vita(yet).
Yeah it is, on the EU Vita store anyways. I've played all three Patapon games on my Vita
well i'm in the NA region, so no patapon 3 on vita.
ff10 all the way. but for now ill be happy with madden
Here we go again, another article where existing Vita owners defend their purchase. Honestly, we all know the Vita is a capable piece of kit and already has some stellar games for it so why is it not selling??? I'm a long time PSP owner but am holding off on the Vita until it comes down in price and until I'm sure it will go the distance. I have to also say that there are no games that I really want on the Vita as yet. I know Vita owners will disagree but I also believe the Vita needs app support, wider movie playback support and a better browser.
Here we go again, another article where "prospective" Vita owners make half-assed excuses. WE know it's great tech, WE know it's got great games, and WE know why it isn't selling: ignorance. Owners tend to disagree with what non-owners say because, well, they OWN the damn thing and can disagree. The only thing worse than someone not owning a system and making crazy complaints is someone who PRETENDS to own the system and makes crazy complaints. No, I guess in this case, the worst is people who say smartphone and tablet gaming is on par. THOSE people are the worst.
"and WE know why it isn't selling: ignorance. " Move over Pachter, we have a new kid on the block that knows the market inside and out. You're right, it's only ignorance why Vita isn't selling as well as it should. It's not because people don't want one. Nope, that can't be it at all. It's not because they wouyld rather spend their free time on another device. Nope, that's just pure ignorance. Is this guy for real? Want to know ignorance, it's burying your head in the sand thinking we are still living in the late 90's still. Want to know what else is ignorant, thinking your opinion actually matters above all others. How arrogant can one person be to think Vita's lack of sales is mainly due to ignorance? "Owners tend to disagree with what non-owners say because, well, they OWN the damn thing and can disagree." Really? Then maybe you can explain why you keep forming your own opinion on the XBOX360 when you admit to not owning one, wanting one, or even interested in one? Perhaps you should spend more time talking about the things you do enjoy instead of arguing with everyone that doesn't hold the same opinion as yours. I own a PSP and while the Vita is a better system i too am holding off buying one. I guess that makes me ignorant too right? "No, I guess in this case, the worst is people who say smartphone and tablet gaming is on par. THOSE people are the worst." Actually what's worse is having trolls scan topics downplaying smartphones and tablets as capable gaming platforms, when in reality it's based on fear of dedicated handheld devices like the Vita that are impacted because of them. I play games on my smartphone and some of them are actually fun. I also enjoy playing games on my Playstation 3 and my PSP. How ignorant!
Android games on my smartphone are good enough for the times I can't get to my stationary console and big screen TV. Games like Zenonia 1-4, the remake of Final Fantasy 3, GTA 3, Osmos HD, Broken Sword: Directors Cut, Apparatus, Reckless Racing etc. are some really good Android games that are also much cheaper than Vita games. And I can play them on my phone. I really can't see any valid point in buying a Vita.
Sorry, but Final Fantasy III is exactly the kinda game I would expect Square to put on a mobile device. I own it for the DS, and it was mediocre at best. It had its pro's and con's don't get me wrong, but I think it's in my list of Top 5 Worst Numbered FFs. For a mobile game, the Zenonia series is pretty good though. A nice RPG mix with a little Zelda thrown in.