The future finally looks bright for the PS Vita

After a pretty lackluster first 17 months for the PS Vita in America and Europe, Joe Thomas takes a look at whether the future of the console looks any brighter.

bothebo4026d ago

Yeah we have three really nice pieces of software coming to the Vita. However, look beyond October, what is there after that? Practically nothing. Sony said at E3 they would have 80 something games coming out before the end of the year. WHERE ARE THEY and what are they? Show us something! Show us games that will have us excited about 2014! They better rock it at Gamescom.

P.S. Really fucking excited for Tearaway

joe_thomas254026d ago

Gamescom is going to be a real test for Sony, both for the Vita and the PS4. I'm just hoping they'll really pull it out of the bag.

bothebo4026d ago

I'm not so worried about the PS4. They've effectively already won the console war in Japan with an exclusive FF and KH3 which is only coming out for Xbox 1 and PS4 not the Wii U. Even with hard hitting software in Japan Nintendo still hasn't done well there other than the 3DS. Japan is Sony's.

America will be a struggle. Sony already won a lot of people over at E3. Largely the hardcore who got pissed at MS and decided they wanted a system for gamers and not a media hub. However, I find it hard to believe that Sony will win America because it is MS home turf.

Europe should be interesting. Europe is generally pretty divided but as of late the PS3 has been dominating. I'm also enthusiastic for Sony in Europe because SCEE is by far the best and most competent region with some of Sony's best 1st party developers.

Anyway, I really think they should focus on the Vita. Since the PS4 is so easy to develop for why should they continue to focus company assets on making games for it? Hopefully 3rd party support will be enough to allow them to invest more resources in the Vita.

Divine4026d ago

im hoping they do so too im very excited

flankhim4026d ago

A real fps shooter would be nice.

IMightBeRetarded4026d ago

I've never played a first person shooter shooter (or possibly a frames per second shooter), but a good first person shooter would be killzone mercenary.

Snookies124026d ago

@bullymangLer - The Vita feels great in the hands. I'm sure some people's hands won't quite mesh with it, but that's true for any handheld... Loved the DS, hated the feeling of the DS Lite for example.

BattleAxe4026d ago

I've been wanting to get a Vita, but the only games that I am really interested in are Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Killzone: Mercenary. They're going to have to show more support for AAA portable games before I take the plunge.

mcstorm4026d ago

I have been really unimpressed with the psv. I got mine on day one but there has been a reel lack of games I want for the psv and also some of the games I was really interested in were a let down like mnr with no mp.

Due to life changes I've no longer got time to play games like I have done in the past and I've had to pick between the psv and 3ds and decided to keep my 3ds as looking at what a coming out over the next few months the 3ds has a better line up. It is a real shame the psv is not getting the love it should by Sony as the hardware is amazing but at this moment in time it is really lacking in software. I hope Sony can get there act together with the psv as it could go down as one of the classic gaming Systems.

NumOnePS3FanBoy4025d ago

@BattleAxe If you haven't played Gravity Rush "Daze" TRY IT. It is a PSVita gem. And there's plenty of other great games outhere.

Saigon4025d ago

I think the part that was missed in this article was remote play and the functions that Sony is planning to apply such as mandatory that devs develop PS4 and Vita in tandem.What Sony is trying to apply is if you purchase a game on Vita you can play it on both consoles and vice-a-versa. This in my opinion will take vita a little further, because of this I am thinking of purchasing a vita.

malokevi4025d ago

Of course it is. VITA is the only companion device for the PS4. They are essentially cramming it down your throat if you want the full experience.

Some people don't like to admit it, but having that companion touch/remote screen is practically an essential feature. Already I use Smartglass about as much as I use my controller.

People give MS crap for a lack of options, but Smartglass has struck the perfect balance. I wonder if Sony will come up with an app for android/iOS devices? I don't see why not (except to spur Vita sales... which is perfectly understandable, considering it has struggled to sell)

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bicfitness4026d ago

In case you haven't noticed, the turnaround for Vita titles from inception to release is about one year max; and that's for the AAA stuff. Middle tier games take about 6-8 months from announcement to localization and release. The smaller stuff gets released at times without warning. I wouldn't be worried about Vita software. I'm a JRPG nut, so the release slate looks excellent as far as I'm concerned.

bothebo4026d ago (Edited 4026d ago )

One year max for a AAA Vita title? You can't be serious. I can tell you for a fact that Soul Sacrifice took around two years to develop.

bjmartynhak4026d ago

Which means, that whatever AAA title is revealed at Gamescom will probably be released for the next holiday...

I would really want have some for the first quarter of 2014. There is just nothing relevant after KZ Mercenary.

xxPillsxx4026d ago

"Sony said at E3 they would have 80 something games coming out before the end of the year."
Well it's 5 months to go so chill the hell down and wait for Gamescom, TGS and daily news man, more will come, it's not like they have to show us immedially after they annouce the games.

TwilightSparkle4026d ago

your right I just hope 70 of those 80 games arent indies, tgs is for japanese games cause last they announce a bunch of vita games but they were japan only so far so dont get your hopes up

dcj05244026d ago

God eater 2, ps4 remote play, Phantasy Star online 2, Freedom Wars and the rpg in tge article.

demonsoul4026d ago (Edited 4026d ago )

Will post these again for the 3rd time.

"Current" (These Games I mentioned Were all Decent games, All are pretty much Great games). If You Don't Agree, I Don't Care.

Persona 4: Golden

Gravity Rush

Assassins Creed 3 : Liberation

Uncharted : Golden Abyss

Zero Escape : Virtues Last Reward

Mortal Kombat

Soul Sacrifice

Disgaea 3

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3

Street Fighter X Tekken

Little Big Planet

Dead Or Alive 5 +

Oboro Muramasa

Unit 13

Need For Speed

Metal Gear Solid Hd Collection

Ragnarok Odyssey

And So on etc.
If You would sum up all the games of Vita, There is an average of 2 to 3 games per month for its Library which is not bad as people would want it to be. Developing Games for Vita is Much harder and longer than the 3ds.

"Upcoming Confirmed"

Killzone: Mercenary - September 9 2013/West

Tear Away - October 22,2013/West

Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD - 4th Quarter/West

Dragons Crown - August 6, 2013/ West

Toukiden - 4th quarter 2013/ West

God Eater 2

The Walking Dead Season 1 and 2/400 days

YS: Memories of Celceta

Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland

Valhalla Knights 3

Awhile ago at the Anime Expo 3 games are announced for the Vita.2 coming from NIS.

And So on etc.

+ Indies, PS1, PSP Library of Games.
+ Not Yet Localized Games from Japan.

WTF! These People are talking about that Vita Has no games? LOL! No game Your Asses. You just need to Work to earn Money for you to purchase these games.

As What Sony Have said,
"We will talk about Vita later these Year"

"Gamescon is all about Vita"

Satisfied Haters and Trolls?? if Not,. Just LOL!

chestnut11224026d ago (Edited 4026d ago )

@kingliam3 I think he meant Gamescom ;) just a normal type error. Nobody is perfect :)

admiralvic4026d ago

How in the WORLD could you forget Freedom Wars? That is looking to be one of the most exciting upcoming titles. Same with PSO2...

RockmanII74026d ago (Edited 4026d ago )

Persona 4: Golden
Mortal Kombat
Disgaea 3
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus
Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3
Street Fighter X Tekken
Little Big Planet
Dead Or Alive 5 +
Oboro Muramasa
Need For Speed: MW
Metal Gear Solid Hd Collection

Dang look at all dem ports and remakes, too bad the only original games worth playing are Uncharted, Gravity Rush, and Soul Sacrifice.

demonsoul4026d ago (Edited 4026d ago )

@admiralvic : Sorry It is just that I forgot it because there is so many games to tackle. Yeah Freedom Wars surely would be Amazing

@RockmanII7 : Yeah Right. I Pity You for having a bad taste. As if I care with Your Opinion.

Phil324026d ago (Edited 4026d ago )

Talk about needing to reassure yourself of your purchase. That is freaking pathetic. Why don't you go outside and reevalutate your life if you have to defend a *insert expletive here* electronic device like it was your mother?

SonyPS44026d ago

You can list games and they are good games, but none of these games have mass appeal and the Vita lacks heavy sellers. There is a reason the Vita isn't selling and that is not the consumer's fault.

LOGICWINS4026d ago

@demonsoul-Obviously u care about Rockman's opinion. You cared enough to respond to his comment lol. You seem very insecure about your purchase.

tubers4025d ago (Edited 4025d ago )


(likely "System Sellers/Proven")



Unit 13
RO:O Ace = PS3 multi-plat (updated RO:O) coming soon

(Pop to Niche)

Sorcery Saga


PS360 = DragonBallZ:BoZ
PS3 = ProjectVersusJ
PS3 = DragonsCrown
PS3/PS2 = GoW 1&2
PSP + Ex = DanganRonpa 1&2
xDevices PORT/MP = TWD/400

--- --- --- ---
PS2 PORT + Extra Content = P4G
3DS MultiPlat = VLR
PS360 P/MP = SFxT
PS360 P/MP + Extra = DoA5+
Portception w/ Sidegrade Feat. = NGS+
Portception = MGSHD
PS360 PORT + Ex = MKV
PS3 PORT + Ex = Atelier:T+
PS3 PORT + Ex = Atelier:M+
PS3 port + Ex = D3
PSP MP = Toukiden
Wii PORT = Muramasa
--- --- --- ---

Guess they didn't name it PlaystationPORTable 2 for the negative stigma.