Do Asian countries have the dole? Hopefully so, because whoever is in charge of the PlayStation Asia official Facebook page is probably going to be heading down to the local job centre to find new employment sometime later today.
Imagine applying for a new job after this: "Hey, it says on your resume that you worked for Sony's PlayStation social media team. That's a pretty desirable job. What happened?" "I got fired for quoting a review that said one of our current products was dead." "Oh. Thanks for your time. If you're chosen expect a callback within the next two weeks."
He'd be chosen at microsoft for sure
:o lol! oh sh!t. I've got no words :D
Sony need to get what one joke isn't funny when you tell more what a time.
What one tell haha how?
Stop.... I cant breathe.... Ahhhh hahahaha
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Do they speak English in What?? Say what one my damn time, I dare ya, I double dare ya!
"one my damn time."
Unless JRPG's are your thing, the Vita is dead people. There's no sugar coating it.
I just got Super Time Force Ultra for "free" along with two other games this month. I get 2 to 3 games every month and they are rarely JRPG's. There are many cross-buy/play PS3/PS4 games playable on the Vita. Sony is releasing a new aqua blue Vita in North America. In that blog post is mentioned that there are over 1000 games for the Vita. http://blog.us.playstation.... Yes, there are not many new "AAA" games that are not JRPG's, but there are still plenty of GAMES. I still play my Vita all the time and there are games I haven't even tried yet because I get so many through Plus. But whatever, I don't have the "AAA" complex some do that avoids them having fun with all types of games.
Whoa.. no need to get so defensive bro.. I don't have an AAA complex. If you saw some of my trophies you'd see I play a variety of games (shoot me a PM if you're curious).. And for the record, I like JRPG's and Japanese games as well. I currently own Bloodborne and Deception IV for my PS4. I'm also looking forward to getting The Last Guardian, Attack on Titan, Persona 5 and Naruto Storm 4 to name a few. It's not that I have an AAA complex and I only like AAA games. I'm just being objective with my thinking here. Indies and JRPG's are nice BUT.. not everyone likes them like you and I do. Those games are niche and appeal to a small crowd of people so if you're someone who doesn't like or care for indies or JRPG's then the Vita just isn't for you.. That's all I was saying
My problem is none of the above. I play anything, of any genre, as long as it's an exceptional game. I love JRPGs and indies. Thing is, I just don't like any of the ones on Vita. Oh I love JRPG's, but most all the ones coming out on Vita are a waste of time. Same for the indies, although I think the indie selection is a little better than the rest of what it offers. Unfortunately, when it does get a good indie from time to time, it's usually on every other platform already. I think RE Revelations 2 is the only game I've bought for Vita in quite a while. And I MIGHT pick up Persona 5 Dancing All Night. But all those other games just either aren't very good, or I already have on one on the 3 main consoles.
@jholden3249 Right, danganronpa is surely not very good and multiplatform can't be played on vita. Absolutely right. It's always amazing how people so actively look for a way to diminish vita.
EDIT:I know this sounds super defensive (lol)...but Super time force Space Hulk Steins Gate RE:Revelations 2 J Stars and Geometry Wars All have come out in the past 2 months, all great games, none JRPGs With: Dengki Bunko: Fighting Climax Persona 4:DAN Corps Party Super Beat Xonic Severed Tales from Borderlands Hyperlight Drifter Darkest Dungeon (RPG but not JRPG) All still coming this year, none JRPGs.
Lol you guys are getting very defensive. Read my response to the other guy. I actually like JRPG's. Hell, I own a Vita. All I'm saying is that the the Vita just isn't for people that don't like JRPG's and it's true. That's why I said "UNLESS YOU LIKE JRPG'S, the Vita is dead". But hey, I apologize for not sugarcoating things and being honest about the Vita.
The Vita has Minecraft. It doesn't matter if anything comes out in the future, with that one game it has relevancy for a very long time.
I was typing out my comment while the other guys comment was already sent so i only saw your response to him after i sent it. ;P As for the whole defensive thing, Dude you gotta understand. Alot of us play our Vitas EVERYDAY and continue to buy Vita games that we enjoy. It gets incredibly annoying when people keep saying its dead when it clearly isn't (evidence supported by games still coming out for it. JRPG or not) just because there isn't a Madden or COD (ok, a good COD) for it when you can just play those on other consoles anyways. I wouldn't care if people were indifferent to it or just commented "Man, i wish games i liked came out for the Vita" That's ok. But this whole "I don't like it, so it's dead" attitude (Not saying you) gets old really fast.
"It gets incredibly annoying when people keep saying its dead when it clearly isn't" That's the thing. I NEVER said the Vita was dead. I said that the Vita was dead UNLESS you're into JRPG's. Don't get me wrong, I like PlayStation myself but you people worship this plastic and are so fanatic with your fanboyism to the point that you are misinterpreting what I said and you are only reading what you want to read. Some of you guys are getting so defensive that you're making arguments out of things that I didn't even say and instead making arguments out of things you misinterpreted because you can't seem to handle anything anyone says that you perceive to be negative about your beloved plastic. Take the fanboy goggles off for a second and try to understand and cope with what I'm saying. The Vita isn't getting many AAA games. It is getting lots of JRPG's and Japanese games though so obviously if you're into JRPG's or Japanese games then the Vita is for you. But if you're someone that isn't into those type of games then the Vita is just not for you. That was basically what I was saying but in the mind of a fanboy I was saying something different, apparently.. This will be my last response though. I feel like I'm talking to a brick wall.
Nobody's getting defensive. They're just correcting your statement. You talk about sugarcoating the situation, but as the many games listed show, you are wrong on both your assertions.
"Correcting your statement" Can't he have an opinion unless it agrees with yours or the majority?
One thing that bothers me is how defenders attack you for stating an obvious fact. We were sold a lie. It's Sony that told us what type of handheld the Vita would be and failed to deliver. So now we are attacked for wanting those console quality games and not a crap load of indies and niche titles. They try and shame you for wanting half of what the psp recieved. No God of War. No MGS. No GT. We got a few great games years ago that people still list as the games to play and it's sad. Vita had potential and Sony failed to capitalize and fully support it. It's dead. Play your indies in denial but don't attack people for stating a fact.
Nice, play the "Shaming" card. Classy.. God forbid...NEW IPs come out for it. Oh and the Vita got all new EXCLUSIVE Uncharted, Killzone and Resistance games along with a bunch of classics collections (MGS, GOW, Sly, Jak) so you can play those on the go...but you forgot to mention those.
I said right there in the comment we received a few great games. Uncharted and Killzone were good. Gravity Rush and Soul Sacrifice were GREAT. There were quite a few cross buys that were awesome. All of that was years ago. Uncharted dropped in 2012 but that doesn't stop you guys from listing it every time someone rightfully criticizes Sony for abandoning the Vita. Are we to play Golden Abyss for another 3 years? The other issue is, the majority of the games coming out for it are also on the PS3/4 meaning they are all mostly ports. So the "new" IPs you're talking about are all made for the PS4 and ported to the Vita. No one is making games for the thing. Even the little niche titles and indies. Mostly ports with no Vita exclusives. And there is no shaming card. You're all over this thread jumping on people who want AAA games or even a single 1st party title from Sony. Killzone Mercenary dropped over 2 years ago. I guess we should play that for another 2 years, right? How about that crappy Resistance game? Guess I'll run that for another 3 years. So nothing but ports and Sony can't even give the thing away. They've moved on to trying to sell it as a second screen device which is sad. That is why the new Vita is launching. Not because people are lining up to buy Persona 4 Dancing all night....
@InTheLab It's not that I don't like JRPG's or niche titles bro. I actually like them and own some on my Vita and PS4 but there's also people like you out there that don't like them which is what I was saying in my original post. And there is nothing wrong with not liking them. You're entitled to your opinion bro. The problem is that people took my statement out of context and thought I was saying the Vita was dead when I didn't say that. What I actually said was that the Vita was dead to a certain demographic of people that don't like JRPG's but the fanboys misinterpreted what I was saying. Fanboys just can't stand it when you criticize or say anything remotely negative about their precious plastic or their favorite company even if what you're saying is true. That's the reason I'm getting attacked. I'm a PlayStation fan myself but the fanboyism that I'm seeing right now is beyond ridiculous. Btw, you are right bro, Sony abandoned the Vita and failed to fully support the Vita but don't bother telling the people in this comment section that. To them the Vita has no flaws and the Vita is a perfect godsend from the heavens that doesn't need any improvements..
" To them the Vita has no flaws and the Vita is a perfect godsend from the heavens and doesn't need any improvements.." Who said this? Did anyone in the comments section say this? No! all anyone here said is that its not dead and list evidence stating so. As a matter of fact one of my comments says its ok for you not to like the Vita if you don't want to, no one is forcing you to like it. Everyone knows Sony isn't supporting it like they really should. Yoshida himself said it multiple times in interviews. Does not mean it's dead and does not mean that the games that are coming out aren't great games. Some are not good and some are good. Just continuously saying "It's Dead" isn't criticism. I never understood this. People dont care for the system and dont like it, fine. But they always feel the need to come to Vita articles and start yelling it'd dead unprovoked and wonder why people say they like playing it and "get defensive". Granted this is an article about the comment about the Vita "being dead" but this isn't the only Vita article that this discussion it occurring in. Final thought: Neither of us are wrong or right, they're just opinions and that's great. but the fact is the Vita LITERALLY isn't dead due to it actually still getting games, updates and advertising regardless of it's budget, development team or name recognition or the games. Once Sony announces "On this date the last official Vita game will be released and Sony will no longer be producing and supporting the Vita" is when it is actually dead.
Triplec, I agree with you 100%. Given the tech behind the Vita, I wanted a console experience on the go, not just ports. Like a portable PS3 or PS4 on the go. I enjoy the games I have like Uncharted, Killzone, Ninja Gaiden, and I have my entire PSP digital collection on the Vita, so that will have to be good enough. Definitely not buying anymore handhelds...
@InTheLab "We were sold a lie. It's Sony that told us what type of handheld the Vita would be and failed to deliver" Yeah? Who is this "we" were Sold a lie? Sony put out a game handheld console, it released with Uncharted, Cod, LBP and than many gamers the majority on gamer forums. Complained, after complaint how it was just watered down ports! Or I would rather play that on the PS3 or hopefully Sony ports that exclusive PSVita game over to the PS4. Sony I would say got freaking fed up with it all and said port every freaking PSVita sought after exclusivs that were in the works to go to the PS4 instead and called it a day. Because that is what the "Majority" of gamers online told them they wanted!
InTheLab is right, if this were any other company that promised what Sony did at the beginning of their product's cycle (Kinect) we would get a mass amount of people on this site yelling how that company duped their users. The Vita at this point is on life support only being supported with niche indie games, a few jrpgs and a ton of hentai like Japanese fan service games. If anyone still enjoys their Vita, that is great. Good for them, but let's not jump down a person's throat for stating the obvious and what the majority also feel about the Vita.
Well said Its also a lot of these same people criticizing the Wii U for its lack of games. That platform has its problems as well, but i would argue Nintendo's supported their struggling platform much better. What exactly has Sony done for the Vits this year? Bought a port of Revelations 2? Like maniac said above its fine to like the Wii U or Vita but one needs to accept that neither platform has lived up to their promise, and that's why they dont sell
Unless you like shovelware the 3DS is dead.
Not only is the 3ds an older platform, but Nintendo still frequently releases first party games for it. Huge titles like two Dragon Quest games and Yokai Watch are coming, and Animal Crossing and Zelda are this year. Next year is a Mario RPG and whatever else is unannounced. This is not counting indies or third party games. The closest thing to a big game Vita got this year was a port of Revelations 2. You just sound bitter saying the 3ds is getting shovelware.
I haven't seen a game on 3DS I've wanted in the past 6 months and the next Fire Emblem game is the only one I want in the future, and yet somehow I'm getting multiple fun games every month for my "dead" Vita.
lol, it's just that funny when you try so hard denying people's argument by telling them they're being defensive. to people who see this it's you who get so defensive bro, one of the post even states the non-jrpg games yet it's 'defensive' not 'debate'. your statement can't be the one that's wrong huh?
As a die-hard vita lover, I fear its being horribly under-utilized. Makes me sad. All it needed was a gran turismo.
"horribly under-utilized" is an understatement.
I love my Vita. In my opinion, it is the greatest handheld gaming system of all time. I wish there was some way to get other people to see that, but in the end, I'll just keep playing Ultra Despair Girls, which is awesome if anyone is curious. As long as the people who own Vita continue to buy games for it, the system will never die.
Danganronpa series is so freaking awesome.
That's what I am tackling right now, in between Metal Gear sessions. I think I'm about twenty or so hours in the first one. People can argue all day about Vita, I just want to play my games, and have a nice exchange with someone else that enjoys them as well. :) I'm really a big fan of how brutal Danganronpa can be. It has a cool juxtaposition between the really dark subject matter, and the behavior of Monokuma and the lighter art style. Very cool.
I'm really looking forward to start that game. I got a few days off next week, and want to catch up on some gaming since we're at a stopping point in the home remodel.:) Vita has more of the games i like to play than the consoles right now, but the PS4 is going full force on JRPG's very soon, so the Vita will likely get less play time from me.
Vita will never die, but Sony can only wish.
"but Sony can only wish." What? How does that even make sense? PSVita is selling @profit, and since the majority of Consumers called it since its inception pretty much "just a Port Machine for watered down PS3 ports" I cannot help but think, that if the west really want to call it dead , and Sony will continue to have the PSVita support by digital download games and mainly the Asian studios supporting the system. In the Media the PSVita has been called "dead" so many times the perception has stuck despite the continued support and continued sales in the Asian market. If any thing that just makes it that much more viable to release a dedicated handheld only in the Asian Market after the PSVita. There is always importing though. I would not be shocked to see Sony just release "portable" playstation as just Software and service's after this. I own a PSVita and two PSTV's and I'm happy with releases, A) cheaper cost indies and 1st tier Japanese developed RPG's and Games are better for pick up and play for my gaming habit anyway. 2) with remote play and the ability of local LAN streaming, I do not feel AAA developments on the PSVita would net viable reception , because ever AAA release sofar released for the PSVita had many gamers saying: I wish that to release on the PS3 or PS4 I would rather play that on__* That is just a watered down PS3 port. I would think after a time that wears thin on a company to just throw up their Arms and say OK, I'm done! I think the west at this point has pretty much talked themselves out of having another dedicated game handheld made by any other company except for Nintendo that has any chance to compete with Nintendo, because many gamers are more than happy with just Nintendo's offering. Take a look at Nvidia shield, the WikiPad, Archos Game pad, all of those has no where near the numbers that Sony has with the PSVita but yet; you do not see thread after thread after post after post on line gamer forums calling those handheld game systems dead! Irony at its finest I say, the 2nd largest market share holding company in dedicated game console handhelds with selling over 10 million, has had over Two years straight gamers saying over and over how "dead" its system is online in gamer forums. And you wonder why said company feels the need or drive to try to save it? The gamers are their own worst enemy some time's and in my opinion after 3 [email protected] straight years calling it dead over and over again, beating the corpse over and over again, do you think Sony really is in any hurry to release another dedicated handheld game console any more in the west? I don't, and I do not blame them for just saying no thank you after the PSVita.
Didnt read it all -battery is dying- but, Sony never showed anything remotely considered "supporting." The only thing keeping "us" vita fans satisfied is, third-party developers (indies or big publishers).
Before someone starts rattling off Vita after Vita game that released the last month or two, to argue games have come out, that means nothing if those games did not appeal to you. Unless you like JRPGs or Indie stuff which many of us don't who wanted more sports, or Uncharted, Resistance, or Ninja Gaiden, or Cod, or new franchises, or basic, minimal software support from Sony, who has been on the PSP & Vita train since day 1, the Vita is already dead.
Tired of hearing that. It's the same with any gaming device. I mean, unless you like the same few franchises that have been a staple for quite some time now, the XB1 doesn't offer s lot, either. But why is it that I'm sure you'd tout that as some amazing lineup all gamers care about?
I own all the consoles, why bring the Xbox into this? Hilarious that you would just assume. I don't get into the fanboy nonsense of Sony vs MS vs Nintendo, I just play the games, could care less whose name is on the box, so I game on all the console platforms as I always have. Relating to Vita, well, it is my opinion, my feeling, like many, so if you disagree that is fine, go on enjoying the Vita. This is really not up for a debate as far as I am concerned. I like what I like. As far as Xbox1 goes, I don't put much into exclusives, as I buy games, it offers me quite a bit, although I also own a PS4, I buy all multiplats on the X1, so those along with its exclusives, I got too many games to play on the X1, plus its other features, I am wondering why bring the X1 into this discussion anyways, the topic is about the Vita, and depending on your tastes, some might say the same about the the PS4 as you just did about the Xbox, so why even go into that? Nothing further to say on this.
Tired of hearing this. It's the same defensive crap with you Hicken. Someone doesn't have a popular opinion of a Sony product and you instantly play the Xbox card. How hard is it for you to realize that a lot of people did not buy a Vita to play small little games or otaku type games? Especially when in the beginning the Vita was being advertised and sold as the most powerful handheld to consumers. It's funny how you are so concerned and mad about others opinions as you force your own on the same people.
Funny that Hicken. The Vita was advertised from the very beginning as a AAA gaming device on the go. Now it's dwindled down to a mobile device with controls and the odd Otaku game for the odd Otaku gamer. I've been on the Vita bandwagon since launch and I know the difference between now and then. The Vita is on life support. Not dead yet, but on the borderline. I am tired of all the defenses people like you throw at anyone that doesn't find the Vita to be the same kind of experience they thought they're getting. As Sony's in-house game development abandoned it long ago, anyone sensible knows for sure that the Vita has no bright future for it. Why are you upset because the masses won't bend over and praise the almighty Vita for no good reason?
The thing is people got used to the cliche ' the Vita is dead' and use it completely unnecessarily. A device your not happy with for some reasons or because you dont appreciate the games coming to it is not 'dead' . Id call a device 'dead' if no games at all was coming to it anymore which is not the case here. The vita is just not for you apparently and thats all there is to it
Same could be said for any console. It doesn't mean that that console is dead. I mean...the PS4 hasn't had more than a couple games that appeal to anyone since launch according to quite a few on this very forum, but would anyone call it a dead system?
Not to mention that the one COD that DID make it to vita was sh**.
Just got my hands on a free Danganronpa theme it's better than the last two I purchase.
I'm using that as well! Not the background images though, as I've yet to play through the other games. Love the little Monokuma icons. :)
The vita will give this person nightmares after he got fired lolz
I look at it like this, games keep coming from Playstation Plus every month and my Vita and PS TV get used for streaming from PS4 when im in bed at night chilling. So as far as i'm concerned Vita and Vita TV are pretty much alive and kicking.
All 5-7 targets in my areas no longer receive new Vita stock, what they have has been sitting for months. They don't even put the games on display anymore. The 3 best buys have maybe 4-5 games on one shelf. If retailers don't support it, it means it does no business for them, therefore its dead.
Not really, they pretty much preemptively stopped stocking up new vita-games, since most of its physical library consists of great but stereotypically niche jap games which they don't usually stock up even for ps4. In countries with strong retail presense (like Spain, for ex.) which are not so hilariously afraid of making decisions with at least a tiniest amount of risks, vita games still sell fairly well.
All the Targets around me have healthy Vita sections. Same with best Buy. The best buy closest to me has a larger Vita section than it does a 360 section...which is odd since 360 was pretty popular around here. GameStop's around me also have a Vita section, of varying sizes, and do get the new games in when they release. Truth be told, it's great to be a Vita owner around where I live, because you can always get the newest games on impulse, and always lots of Vita games on sale. So, just because it's not supported in your region does not mean that it's dead.
KilKarazy + 19m ago "All 5-7 targets in my areas no longer receive new Vita stock, what they have has been sitting for months. They don't even put the games on display anymore. The 3 best buys have maybe 4-5 games on one shelf. If retailers don't support it, it means it does no business for them, therefore its dead." And? Just because its @ your Location that way ; does not mean its that way every where else! Like I have been Saying, the west has pretty much talked themselves out of another choice for a dedicated game handheld by any other company other than Nintendo, and with the way Smartphones and tablets can hook up Bluetooth game pad controller to their device, its really getting kinda of moot to release one anyway. Other than Nintendo , who has the largest Market and Mind share in dedicated handheld gaming , Sony has its experiences with its xperia line of smartphones and tablets that already have playstation services and remote play anyway, and with a smartphone adding software and service's with a standard dual shock connected would be a far cheaper option and is not having to only a dedicated game handheld console to sell its portable PlayStation Software on. It could sell it on HTC, LG, Samsung ,Apple. Etc.
Sony Mobile Page, you know the Xperia series of Smartphones and Tablets. Does that Sound like to you they are looking to make another dedicated handheld game console for the west to be able once again release a [email protected] money Sink? PSPgo Xperia play PSVita I think maybe just maybe they have had their fill of it, and in the west, the following game mount to a dual shock and software services to any Android Phone or Android Tablet along with Apple devices may be exactly what they are looking at for a portable PlayStation on the go gaming in the west! http://www.sonymobile.com/g... I don't think there will be another dedicated handheld game console for the west centric market. Sony even has a official smartphone dualschock mount! http://www.sonymobile.com/g... And it will be Quite amusing seeing the media in the west claim. "Is Sony leaving money on the table by not releasing another PlayStation Portable" One would only have to look at this google search to see the reality of the situation. https://www.google.com/sear...
Balls-up? Wtf does that mean?
Massive update: The Destructoid review has been altered in wording and so has the Sony FB post... http://www.destructoid.com/... https://mbasic.facebook.com...
As somebody who still brings his Vita to work nearly everyday, that thing has been long dead. Sony crippled it at launch with those insanely overpriced proprietary memory cards. The lack of developer support that followed was only natural. The thing was essentially sabotaged from within.
What lack of dev support? Which way do u want me to prove u wrong? Do u want me to list the numerous AAA exclusives that came out early on? The plethora of 1st party titles that have come out? Or should i just list the ridiculously good library of games currently available on Vita? Ur wrong about the games/support, but the memory cards were expensive at launch. The memory cards have since gone down, but memory cards are not the reason ppl refused to buy the Vita. I've made so many lists showing ppl all the 1st party games and AAA exclusives ect. I'll do it again if need be, it's quite astonishing to see all the big-time Vita games. From Uncharted GA to Tearaway, LBP Vita, MLB The Show, Wipeout 2048, KZ Merc, Soul Sac, Soul Sac Delta, Toukidan, Freedom Wars, Oreshika, Persona 4, AC3 Liberation, Virtua Tennis 4, Helldivers, Injustice, STFU, Velocity/2x, Escape Plan, RE Rev 2, NFS, TWD, Shovel Knight, Sly Collection, Resogun, FF X/X2, Guacamelee, MK, Resistance, Toukidan Kiwami, Unit 13, FIFA, Murasaki Baby, Gravity RUSH, Danganronpa 1-3, Virtues Last Reward, GoW Collection, La Mulana Ex, Ratchet Collection, BL2, Super Stardust Delta, Sine Mora, ps all-stars, Steins Gate. That's just a small rant off the top of my head, if u want i can make a proper vertical list categorized by 1st party, Vita exclusives, AAA, jrpg's ect.
You can list as many games as you want, but I wouldn't force my worst enemy to play half of the things you posted. A quick glance over at Amazon shows the cards are also still absurdly overpriced, though slightly lower than when I bought my 32gb. Putting on the fanboy blinders and refusing to criticize does not help Sony, nor does it help us, their consumers. I love the hardware, but they killed this thing before it even launched. Here's my physical Vita library. http://i.imgur.com/RcGsQzw.... About 25% of those games are garbage. The rest are the only "AAA" gems the Vita has. You know what I play when I bring mine to work? OlliOlli 2 and Hotline Miami. Embrace reality. Criticism encourages growth.
The Vita wouldn't be so bad if it used regular microsd cards and had more apps.