PlayStation Vita: Is It Better to Burn Bright Than to Fade Away?

With the PlayStation Vita approaching its 4th anniversary here in North America, PSLS assess whether Sony's handheld still has a future to look forward to beyond 2016.

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PixelGateUk2004d ago

Some would argue the Vita never did burn all that bright

ARESWARLORD2004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

Yeah you're right it never seem to catch on here in North America I owned one for a good year and a half and then I dumped it

IamTylerDurden12004d ago

Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Uncharted GA, AC Liberation, KZ Mercenary, Super Stardust Delta, P4G, LBP VITA, Soul Sac, Toukidan, MLB, Virtua Tennis 4, Helldivers, FREEDOM WARS, Oreshika, Geometry Wars 3, Shovel Knight, OW New n Tasty, TWD, RE Revelations 2, Steins Gate, Danganronpa, Zero Escape VLR, Wolf Among Us, Broke Age, Grim Fandango, Terarria, Injustice, MK, MvC, OW Strangers Wrath, Sine Mora, Resogun, Dead Nation, Hotline Miami, OllieOllie, Guacemlee, Bastion, Persona 4DA, FF X/X2, Minecraft, Muramasa Rebirth, Dragons Crown, Limbo, Dokuro, Unit 13, Velocity Ultra, V 2x, BL2, Gods Eater, Rainbow Moon ect.

^ all off the top of my head.

Remote play



Dual analog and trophies on the go.

VITA shines bright imo, just bc people are sheep doesn't mean VITA isn't a quality system with numerous advantages.

PixelGateUk2004d ago

I never said a thing about its quality.

Unlike most of the vita defence force on here, I bought my system at launch and I'm fully aware only a few games made the most of it. I love the vita, but it could of, should have, done better

Who would of thought people could see the flaws in things they enjoy?! :D

IamTylerDurden12003d ago

Numerous games made the most of VITA -

KZ Mercenary
Gravity Rush
Soul Sac Delta
Uncharted GA
Freedom WARS

I agree, VITA should've sold better based on games and processing power alone. The problem is, people listen to smear campaigns, they're easily swayed. People continue to spew the same rhetoric they did 4 years ago. "No games" "mishandled" "no AAAs" ect.

PixelGateUk2003d ago

Aye, when Sony stopped selling the Vita as a system in the UK biggest games retailer GAME and instead sold it as a extra controller for the PS4, that was certainly not mishandleing it.

I too think people are a bit over the top in reporting the negative factors of the vita's life. On the flip side, i think there's a lot of people who are far too aggressive in their defence of the vita.

IamTylerDurden12003d ago

Ru kidding? VITA has been ripped for years. People who know nothing about it spread lies and bs. The reason it's unpopular is bc of the idiocy of people. So what if a few souls defend it? It deserves it, it deserves more defense than i can give.

What is actually wrong with the VITA itself? It kills the DS in processing power, has an awesome collection of games and features. What's wrong besides expensive memory cards?

Sly-Lupin2003d ago

Don't you love how fanboys blame the mishandling of the Vita on their fellow consumers instead of Sony?

IamTylerDurden12001d ago (Edited 2001d ago )

Fanboy or not it IS the consumers fault, and the media. Sony cranked out hot AAAs until they realized not a DAMN SOUL was buying it in North America. It sells in Japan, does ok in EU, and sells nothing in the supposedly biggest market. I blame dumb Americans first and foremost.

Have an experience like Killzone Mercenary, Uncharted GA, or Tearaway on your DS or iphone.

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InTheZoneAC2004d ago (Edited 2004d ago )

OLED >>>>>> LCD

how's that?

bjmartynhak2004d ago


I had the OLED and now I have the LCD.

Rayman looks better on OLED.
Killzone looks better on LCD.

Brighter colors x better blacks and whites

IamTylerDurden12004d ago

I have both, OLED is brighter and LCD slightly more defined.

Both are equally enjoyable.

plmkoh2004d ago

Don't bother You can never convince these people because they've been ingrained by the marketing that OLED is better or newer than LCD therefore all OLED (no matter the type, the generation and implementation) are all exactly the same (superior), despite the hypocritical infatuation of comparing LCD based on the specs.

In reality the original Vita OLED isn't as great as it is on paper, it's a generation 1 Samsung AMOLED panel, which means it has those weird 'black-spot' problems creating uneven black uniformity, yellowing as it ages due to less blue pixels therefore they are brightened to compensate, pentile sub-pixel arrangement which means the low 540p resolution is already 33% less sharp and burn-in.

There are pro/cons of the the two different panels, it depends which of the advantages you like.

InTheZoneAC2004d ago

you provided "not a reply" by saying LCD has anything on OLED in terms of picture quality.

Immorals2004d ago

It didn't do as well as Sony expected,so they dropped it. They have decided to focus on a successful platform instead, its how Sony have always functioned, move on!

IamTylerDurden12004d ago

They didn't drop it, people need to stop. They stopped developing AAA 1sty party games, they cranked down production on most 1st party games in North America as well.

They support the system, they just aren't pumping out games in North America. Why do they continue releasing new colors/versions if they "dropped it"? Recently Sony launched the blue VITA in North America, new VITAS hit Japan all the time.

Give me 1 other example where Sony "dropped Support" unceremoniously on their system. PS3 was struggling and Sony worked harder to ensure its success.

Fist4achin2003d ago

I just wish we could have seen more first party titles exclusive to the system. Also, it would have been nice to see some of the other titles like Monster Hunter, Shin Megami Tensei, Fire Emblem, Bravely Default,... However, Nintendo locked those up with some serious cash.

IamTylerDurden12003d ago

Frontier G is on VITA in Japan.

VITA had plenty of AAA 1st party and AAA exclusives up until Freedom Wars. Even after FW we got Helldivers and Resident Evil Revelations 2, not VITA exclusives but it doesn't make it any less enjoyable.

If you never had a VITA and bought one today, you'd have virtual goldmine of quality exclusives, AAAs, and indies on your plate.

Fist4achin2003d ago

That is absolutely true. I think some of those titles in previously mentioned would have attracted a lot more sales. Look at what monster hunter alone did for the 3ds. Don't get me wrong, I love my vita. It just bothers me slightly to see how sony treated or mistreated it.

IamTylerDurden12001d ago

Not Sony's fault, it's the media and consumers. VITA flopped HARD in North America, nobody bought it in the states. Sony made a business decision just as Nintendo is by dumping the Wii U after just 4 yrs.

Fist4achin2001d ago

Nintendo should have known the Wii U wasn't going to sell Wii numbers. The Wii was awesome and I still play mine. However, everybody and their grandmother had one. People bought them for parties, nursing homes, etc... The motion controls were a gimmick that caught on for Nintendo.

As for the Vita, it is definitely kicking butt in Japan because they are releasing what is attracting the masses and putting money in their pockets. I just get a little envious of some of those titles I mentioned above not being on a Vita.

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