Gamescom 2013: Sonys Last Chance To Revive The Vita?

It’s no mystery that Sony’s latest handheld, the PS Vita, isn’t quite living upto expectations with poor sales and a lack of support from third party developers. At it’s launch back in 2011 Sony promised us the Vita was capable of replicating our favourite PlayStation 3 experiences on the go, in portable form with no sacrifice to quality. Here at MAG we'd like to think Sony has upheld this promise however the PS Vita does currently lack a stellar line-up of great games and new IP’s. With Gamescom 2013 right around the corner and the Vita’s popularity slowly diminishing this could be Sony’s final chance to revive the handheld with a lineup of new games, a possible PS4 bundle and a much needed price cut.

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PeaSFor1889d ago

DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooommmmddd!!!!!

TomShoe1888d ago (Edited 1888d ago )

Vita's going to be just fine. It was made to partner with PS4, not PS3.

KonsoruMasuta1888d ago

It shouldn't need to piggy back off a console.

Vita is it's own gaming device with it's own games.
It should be able to succeed without the PS4. I don't remember the PSP needing to piggy back off a console.

joeorc1888d ago


"It shouldn't need to piggy back off a console.

Vita is it's own gaming device with it's own games.
It should be able to succeed without the PS4. I don't remember the PSP needing to piggy back off a console."

Thats the key point1 is it really Piggy backing at all? here is a question, do more mobile devices today connect to a living room hub than they did 7 years ago?

Think of it like this:

Most smartphones and tablets direct connect to the living room TV via a Mini HDMI or through a top set box like a sling box, or a Apple TV or Google TV and now Game console's.

think about this: both Microsoft and Nintendo both are offering, Mobile devices connected to a central Hub, IE: A GAME CONSOLE!

NINTENDO: with the WiiU touch pad controller, and Microsoft with smart glass.

Sony: with its PSVita, so again how is it piggy backing with such a function when pretty much everyone is doing the same thing. If you want to be blunt about it Sony has the more Mature developed Wireless remote Gaming Access for a mobile to living room Hub function more than anyone else for gaming purposes out there of any company currently. So once again is it really piggy backing when since the 1st PSP that Sony has been investing into remote mobile to living room gaming Hub functionality?

And we are not talking about wired, we are talking about wireless over the internet anywhere as long as your both devices have access to the internet.

this is a trend in consumer electronics, this is not just Sony piggy backing a PSVita to the PS4 for the hell of it, you have to have this in mobile devices in this day an age or your left out. Sony knows your device has to have it, they invested quite a large number of $$$ to make sure the mobile playstation platform has this functionality.

snitch_puck1888d ago

Oh ignorant. ignorant. that's what I hate about these articles, they attract too much nintendawgz and other people who can't just own the Vita (too bad). The Vita, in my opinion, and of the many, is not "dooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOO Oooomed" as you say. It has alot of games. and I mean ALOT. I have a 3DS, the last good game that I played was SMT4. It was great. But that's it. After that, Animal Crossing. Then that's it (Maybe the new Zelda will be good). Now my Vita's thumbsticks have worn out. I've been playing every kind of game Sony has to offer on the handheld. Everything was great and the Vita just got better with Open Me. So is the Vita doomed? Nope. I can't help but smirk at the pathetic haters like the one posted above. (it's a shame he got the first comment isn't it?). So 3DS or Vita? I like both. But I love the Vita. After Dragon's Crown, we have Killzone Mercenary, THEN Tearaway PLUS Project Phoenix and more will be announced in Gamescom. Hang on, don't mind the haters, the Vita has a long way to go!

PeaSFor1888d ago

i own both, and look the at the definition of "sarcasm"

GdaTyler1888d ago

lol you spelled doomed wrong.

ritsuka6661888d ago (Edited 1888d ago )

The Vita ( what a terrible name) is slowly dying due to a lot of poor decisions by a company that does not understand its audience and is crumbling worldwide.

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GribbleGrunger1889d ago (Edited 1889d ago )

"There last chance ..." It's all so dramatic LOL.

Enjoy your Vitas folks. It's going to be around for a very very long time :)

sherimae24131888d ago

a bunch of acrticles like this will be submit here in the following days before gamescom gribble-chan, im sure of that! lol

PSNintyGamer1889d ago

First Thing's first, Sony should really focus on getting the PSP console owners to transfer to Vita. Most of them haven't.

MrSwankSinatra1888d ago

that wont happen until next year or sometime after. you know since sony has there whole 10 year life cycle rule with their gaming systems.

PS1 1994-2006 (12 Years)
PS2 2000-2013 (13 Years)
PSP 2004-ongoing (10 years)
PS3 2006-ongoing (8 years)

tubers1888d ago

When the VITA games can be easily pirated as much as the PSP's been a** r**** security wise, that'll surely happen.

sherimae24131888d ago (Edited 1888d ago )

really, "Sonys"? -_-

devwan1888d ago

Article is also chock full of spelling and grammatical errors. Painful stuff to read.

laid2rest1888d ago

Im pretty keen to get one. Don't know when I will but it'll happen.

ZodTheRipper1888d ago

You won't regret it, since I bought mine I'm playing more on Vita than on PS3.
Of course, GTA5 and Kingdom Hearts 1.5 will change that :D

paul-p19881888d ago

Same here, ever since getting mine my PS3 has been on for probably a quarter of the time that it used to.

All these articles of 'Vita is dieing' are really starting to annoy me, it's probably the best handheld (easily the best in hardware at the moment, software is definitely getting there for the masses but it's full of niche games e.g. JRPGs). Just give it more time and it will start to shine :)

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