Sad news for Playstation Vita owners as Sony's President Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed that the company will no longer be producing first-party AAA titles for the handheld.
They said this like a year and a half ago, Why is everyone acting like this is new? And even just a month ago didn't Andrew House, said most of the support for the Vita from here on would be from localized imports from japan?
mostly isn't completely now is it? This confirms that the only games coming to the Vita will be 3rd party and imports from Japan.
Obviously mostly and completely are two different things. What point are you trying to make here? It's still the same old news we already had. And it's the same story of most of the support will be from japan and indies. It's the EXACT same thing they told us last year. The other half of that "most" comes from indies.
@lodossrage - I don't remember Sony saying last year that they have dropped all 1st party support for the Vita, that's what I was getting at. If you have an article you can dig up from last year then great, but I personally don't remember them saying it (doesn't mean they didn't of course). This now cements that fact that the Vita is dead to Sony.
No way in hell am I going to dig up that article here. But it IS at this site...somewhere Which is why I said this is old news. If I could dig it up for you, I would. But that's like asking me to hit a target in total darkness with all the articles at this site, even in the Vita section alone.
@lodossrage - forgive me, I wasn't challenging you to actually go and dig it up, this site is a clusterfu$k when it comes to digging up old stuff, lol. I just meant that I don't personally remember them saying that specifically. If you say they did, I will take your word for it. Regardless, it's pretty sad when the parent company basically abandons their own hardware and leaves it up to some indies and 3rd parties to try to carry it. Can't say this will help the lifespan of the Vita. Regardless, mine is a dedicated Remote Play device anyways.
People are acting surprised because not everyone reads internet articles from execs. Also, it is still surprising because in videogames, the hardware maker is one who always supports their own platform with quality first party games. Even to the end. But what Sony is doing is still selling the system, but letting third party devs do the legwork.
Yea I'm kinda glad I sold it while it was worth something. It's no spinning this this is bad. I loved it while I had it but I felt I used it mostly for ports and internet, but felt like I was missing appz and feature that was on my phone. Like nice screen but no eBook?
SO NO GRAVITY RUSH 2!!!! Screw you Sony!!!
That will probably be PS4
Yes please! I can still remote play it to my Vita, so it's all good.
@psychobabble Does remote play output 60fps now? If it doesnt and Gravity Rush 2 is 60pfps then I wont til it is.
@OtakuDJK1NG Yes, they upgraded remote play to 60fps back at the end of March, and it's glorious! :) http://www.extremetech.com/...
@psychobabble that's pretty much the disgusting attitude that killed the vita.
Cant they just port the good stuff from japan then?
Its a shame but thats life. Sony gave people a good alternative to Nintendos Handhelds, but people didnt want it, at least not in the numbers required for sustainability. People clearly want PS4 and thats where they should focus their efforts. It is a pity because the hardware seems great and the games were good at first. Personally I think they killed it from the start with the memory cards. Should have went normal MicroSD cards from the start to keep the price down and give people options. I think Vita would have been bigger had they done that.
It's not that people didn't want it, it's the retarded design decisions by sony that killed the Vita, namely the memory cards that were overpriced by a factor of 3x.
Sony would have been better to create a form fitting cradle for their smartphones that basically turned them into a Vita. No, im not thinking some bulky 3rd party grip but something that when slotted in would look like a Vita. Imagine, a phone that could access the Android store plus the PS Store for the more advanced mobile games. Applicable Android games would also benefit from physical controls. The tech in the Vita is old school now so could easily form the basis of smartphone internals so it didnt have to cost the earth to produce.
Not cool. They barely gave the system a chance to breathe. PSP and many of their home consoles take years to really hit their stride.
Several Vita titles sold over a million copies. How many copies does a handheld game need to sell before it is considered successful? If Sony is not gonna make any first party games, they should at least try and get some major 3rd party support for the Vita.
So gravity rush 2 is definitely gonna come to PS4 along with a remaster of the first game then.
Crossbuy Is enough for me at this point for the vita as well as remote play I gotten far beyond my $250 initial purchase worth. And still use it many times a weak.
That's what they get for trying to overcharge on memory cards.
im done with sony, i was a huge fan, preordered the ps2, PS3 (i still have my backwards compatible), the vita with gravity rush and all. and now all we get on ps+ for the vita is crap rpgs and indies smh.... selling everything from sony now. microsoft looks like is going to conquer everything since they are incorporating the pc with the xbone. fyi i've never owned an xbox in my life. disagree all you want kids i could care less. its the truth. i'll just sit here while sony market shares fall to pieces next year.
I love my vita because I love Japanese games and smaller platformers and indir games on the go. I would like first party games on my vita but without them i still enjoy it very much. Ps4 is doing very well and has many games on it that I enjoy and many more to come. Not sure why you think sonys market shares will fall to pieces , you either are a xbox troll or a disgruntled x sony fan . Its really hard to believe anybody on the internet and most likely arent a real fan of sony but if you were not all endeavors come out successful for everyone. Mistakes are made and no company is perfect, but to say I am going to sell all mu sony stuff because one device didnt work out as well as hoped seems either to be BS or childish. The 3ds is awesome handheld but look at the wiiu, XB1 was disappointing but getting better, but look at the kinect 2.0 its a big paperweight for the most part or an overpriced camera. Not sure how you think incorporaying pc into xbox actually helps xbox , it helps the pc more which will eventually negate xbox all together. Xbox will be a service like they initially intended , they just needed a console to lure everybody in and eventually get you to buy more windows products.
Try actually marketing your system next time.
What about Gravity Rush 2? :O Sony really dropped the ball when it came to the Vita. It started off great with games like Uncharted and Killzone, but now they've pretty much abandoned it.
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