The PS Vita is such an incredible handheld gaming system that seems to be disappearing. Here’s why you should take a second, long look at the Vita.
Another chance to do what?
There arent any newly released or upcoming games that interest me. There were a bunch of good ones within the 1st couple years but nothing to make me want to spend a couple hundred bucks on after you get the device, games and accessories. Since Im getting a Pro I could do remote play but when Im on the go I just dont really have time to play. It sucks because the device itself is great, just not enough games that interest me. Not one of those people that sees one or two great exclusives and goes out and buys a new console or handheld. Its more like 10 games to get me started. Idk if were having going to see another PS handheld again. Think Sony is just focusing on console and VR markets now.
F Sony, they didnt even mention it once at their own press...please dont copy what Nintendo just did with NS, just F dont
Sony failed it. Nothing besides jrpgs. I would have bought it if they actually supported the product.
Ummm it was highly supported the first couple of years. Just as PSVR, if nobody buys it then it will not get supported and it will get left behind. Maybe if more people didn't have your thinking and purchased it, it would be thriving right now.
There is actually more a problem of buying it,. I could not find it anymore in my country so I bought another one used,..(fist one was stolen about 2 years ago.) Damn I missed it so damn much,.. I absolutely love this device,..
Ironically, even with it's apparent lack of games, even in the first couple years, it had the highest attach rate of any handheld console to date, and even now it's attach rate is running equal to the home consoles. For a system that has no games, people are buying games for it, and a lot of the people that do have a Vita are those willing to actually buy games.
Well, if people would have bought it, they would have supported it. There is responsibility on the consumer too.
BF1 Companion App would be perfect for the Vita... It would be another reason to use it that's for damn sure... So many missed chances... Every single game that has one of those "Apps" to go along with it should be available on PS Vita...
All you needed was MGS, GTA, Syphon Filter, some good jrps, and a non proprietary memory card. Guess it was too much to handle.
This console will remain as the biggest mystery in gaming..has so much potential but they clearly didn't care about hardcore gamers they wanted the casual audience but failed miserably in being consistent in their marketing.
How about cutting those memory card prices.......
What do they mean "another" chance? When was the first chance? Sony put the PS TV on clearance two days after it launched. Still a great system for those of us who like Neptunia games though.
The first chance was when Nintendo was still scratching their heads with the $249 3DS launch price and the Vita beating them with first week sales along with a stellar launch line up of Uncharted, Wipeout, Gravity Daze and Everybody's golf.
I miss my vita.....thise treasure of montzu.a blitz scores....eish
I wish would Sony announce a PSP 3. Add triggers and updated specs and give portable gaming another try.
Maybe if the switch does well, it might inspire Sony to do another hand-held system. Hopefully, Sony would learn a few things from the Vita and make something to really kick ass. I love my Vita, but I see where they dropped the ball...
It's been dead for years, same as the WiiU. Il never buy anything other than a main console from Sony from now on. No VR, handhelds, mid gen console upgrades exc. They will drop support so quick and leave you with a paperweight. I won't buy a Nintendo system either until a few years in when there's more than a few games I want. Burned by both these.
Wiiu has still had great games. 2016 was the only rough year for wiiu and that's because the switch is out already in early 2017
Consumers giving it another chance is irrelevant at this point.. SONY needs to give it another chance. Without their support, we're just buying into a dying product.
Even if Sony came out swinging with a fresh new 1st/2nd/3rd party offering for Vita to blow people away at the next E3, or whatever, I doubt consumers are going to give them much of a chance. Despite what many said, Sony had a lot of great offerings on the system it's first couple of years, and all it got was the "no games" or "crappy ports" routine. The price of the memory cards didn't help make it easy to sell the system to begin with since people acted like you needed the most expensive one, but with the constant rhetoric that it didn't have it's own games worth playing it's hard to sell people that it was worth the ultimate hidden cost to own the system. Now if they come back, people won't let up on how it has no games now, never did, and that whatever they do will just be abandoned if they can't manage to get sales. I feel it's kind of pointless to discuss though. Sony...or at least it's western branches....have moved on. While it fills a niche, and is a great system, I doubt Sony is going to try and revive it even though it's more than acceptable by today's power standards. I could see them maybe trying a PSP3, or some phone/handheld hybrid....which would probably end up more popular than Switch if it's done right.
A GTA with online 6-8 player multiplayer thats as frantic as the PSP stories' games multiplayer and i'll buy 6 right now.
I agree, but Sony made it clear their main focus is on ps4. If they do decide a vita 2, I hope for 3 things, better storage solutions, more AAA games support, and a more ergonomically friendly design. I have big hands!
I think it is probably the best gaming device I've ever had,.. The first party storage is its biggest problem ,.. because those prices are ridiculous still,.. paid like 50 euros for16 gigs yesterday,..and that is pretty damn crazy)
The memory cards doomed the vita. Shame as its actually a really cool console. Probably too late now tbh.
Ninty Switch is what Vita was attempting to do, 'console gaming on the go', so in a way it's already too late.
The vita has been dead, their is no saving it. I will keep mine until someone offers me a good deal for it cause it's just a magnet for dust at the moment.
It seems like it has a little life in europe, does ok in japan but its completely dead in north america already.
I wanted the Vita to do what the Switch is doing. I really thought that was their direction. Also, I thought PS Home was just the beginning of a virtual social space for gamers and they scrapped that. Makes ya wonder. Imagine if they released a Vita2 or whatever that allowed you to play console games anywhere. It seemed like a no brainer. Or if they coupled with google, using an Android OS to sell it as a tablet with access to google play. Hell, they should do this with their phones and TVs and they could rival Samsung. Each comes with a yr of PS NOW access or VUE. No reason Sony should be struggling outside PlayStation.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.