6 Reasons to Buy a Playstation Vita

The Sony PlayStation Vita is successor to the PSP, the portable console has been doing poorly since its launch in 2011 and 2012. In this article I will be discussing why the handheld device should be selling in far greater quantities.

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TomShoe1582d ago

It's an awesome device.

Games don't appeal to you, don't buy it.

Master-H1582d ago

Soul Sacrifice is the only reason i needed, everything else is a bonus.

DragoonsScaleLegends1582d ago

It's a great device but the marketing is dead for it and so is 3rd party support from big developers. Actually 1st party support is almost dead too. I think it had a bad name choice just like the wii u.

dcj05241582d ago

Japanese 3rd party devs are showering the vita non-stop

DualWielding1582d ago

but only the smaller ones, I like Idea factory and NISA but would like some support from Square, Capcom, Konami ect

DragoonsScaleLegends1581d ago

Yeah in Japan but in the rest of the world almost none of those games will ever see a release anywhere else, hence the reason Vita is dying out everywhere else. Only thing that could have possibly gotten the Vita more sells/popularity in other counties (since Sony has abandoned it for the most part everywhere but Japan) is a Minecraft PS Vita bundle but now that Minecraft is Microsoft's new pet that's never going to happen.

MrSwankSinatra1582d ago (Edited 1582d ago )

"The PlayStation 4 isn't selling in Japan currently because there is lack of appealing games to the Japanese audience." That same argument can be applied to the PS Vita though it's reversed. The PS Vita sells well in Japan, but it doesn't sell well in the West. The reason why is because it doesn't have games that appeal to western audiences. This is the only "REAL" issue with the PS Vita. Outside of Indies what type of western support does it have? Not much, I must say.

beerzombie1582d ago

phones are the reason it doesn't sale in America my children want phones and will play those games.

Moncole1581d ago

Than why does the 3DS sell so well? Stop blaming the phones.

Mrgolden791582d ago

I see what you're saying, but what about the 3DS then? There's no western support at all on that device either and it's selling like hot cakes. I think it's simply because of two things, 1. It's cheaper, 2. Marketing and brand recognition.

Paprika1582d ago

Mario kart, smash bros, pokemon. None of that on phones or vita, much stronger brand. I prefer my vita though, but it foes need more huge ip's to maximise its potential.

MrSwankSinatra1582d ago

Nintendo's IP's are universally accepted that is why the 3DS doesn't need western support to sell well.

DualWielding1582d ago

the thing is that 3DS has support from Capcom, Square-Enix, Level 5 and the like which are more mainstream than the guys that support vita, the likes of Nippon Ichi, Idea Factory and Gust whose games tend to feature sexualized imagery of underage girls who puts lots of westerners off

Viper71581d ago (Edited 1581d ago )

the western support for 3DS is literally non-existent. All the top selling games in the west are either developed or published by Nintendo. Most 3DS gamers simply ignore the games that haven't been developed by Nintendo.

The western support Vita has trough indie developers is actually something unheard off for handheld consoles, which might make or break the system in the west.

Sony just has to make it sure that porting a game from PS4 to Vita is as easy as possible so that developers can just target both platforms if nothing else then just for the better publicity (cross-buy/play/save)

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1581d ago (Edited 1581d ago )

wrong. The top selling non develop or published Nintendo games on eshop some are
Rune Factory 4
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Code of Princess
Conception II
Etrian Odyssey IV
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
Etrian Odyssey Untold
Project x Zone
Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns
Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirror of Fate
Senran Kagura Burst
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Super Street Fighter IV 3D
Ace Attorney Dual Destiny
Cooking Mama 5
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
Zero Escape Virtue's Last Reward
Resident Evil Revelations
Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D
One Piece Unlimited World Red

Steamworld Dig
Shovel Knight
Azure Strike Gunvolt
Gunman Clive
BLAZBLUE -Clonephantasma-
Cave Story
Retro City Rampage DX
Moon Chronicles
Unchained Blades
Crimesom Shrounds
Nano Assault
Mighty Switch Force

TongkatAli1581d ago


That list consists mostly of shovelware, was that suppose to make people jealous ? Stick to listing Nintendo first party games because 80% of the 3rd party games on the 3DS look like shit and play like shit.

Viper71581d ago

Neither of these may not be 100% accurate, but still accurate enough to prove a point.

Paul851582d ago

All I need is one reason jrpgs.

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