— PlayStation Enthusiast: Should Sony release a new handheld as a companion for the upcoming PS5 similar to the relationship between the PS4 and the PS Vita?
Nope, a handheld should be able to stand on its own Plus a third PlayStation handheld would have a tough time having a huge selling point
I would buy it just for ports and indies and better remote play.
They just take a chance and support it help bring in games.
if it supported what vita supported as well as ps5 and unique ps vita 2 games it possibly could survive but unless they could somehow include it ps5 and not just blatantly copy the switch i dont see it working
Even if it's good, people will be reluctant to buy at first because of how they treated the Vita. Even without proprietary memory cards and with a good selection of games announced plus full backwards compatibility with the Vita digital titles, I'd still be cautious and hold off for a couple years to see if it could keep it's momentum before buying it.
If Sony would support it, I’d probably get one. I’ve never had a PSP, or Vita but it might be nice to have one.
At this point it would be better for them to a release a portable device similar to the Switch, seeing how successful the Switch is.
I think they could succeed with another handheld. They can't just abandon it right away this time though, and they'd better not go with a unique memory card format. If they avoid those two pitfalls then I think they can do it.
My dream is that Sony's next handheld is just a portable PS4. Everyone would already have a huge library, and devs would already know what to do. I get that there are technical issues with that concept, and that Nintendo beat them to the punch, but still.
A vita that played every ps1, 2 and 3 game would sell like crazy
They can’t even get PS3 games running on PS4 like you’re asking. It’s not going to happen with a handheld.
You're right. Just like people who had computers filling an entire room were saying that would never fit in your hand
You’re unfortunately talking about a rather large gap of time there. Even to get to that point took roughly twenty years to really get to. If a PS Vita 2 were to happen it wouldn’t be a twenty year period before it happened. Again, PS4 isn’t even capable of running PS3 games the way you’re talking about. PS3 at this point is twelve years old. Even the original Vita can’t play PS2 games like you’re talking about. PS2 being nearly eighteen years old. PS2 also didn’t depend on the always difficult Cell processor that is stated to be faster and more powerful than what’s available even in PS4.
I'm talking about the theory tech doubles also known as moores law which is basically deas now because we outpaced it.
Pretty sure the switch is more beefy than the ps3 btw
And its not tech holding back replay it's the lack of proper programmers emulating it. They were built on proprietary hardware that has to be retrofitted to different hardware
***Pretty sure the switch is more beefy than the ps3 btw*** One, not something to brag about ten years later, two console generations ahead. Two, the reason it can't run PS3 games isn't a power issue, it's an architectural design issue. The PS3 utilizes a cell microprocessor that relies on specific programming and memory processing that it would require a complete rework to get the games to run on another platform. This is why BC of PS3 games are impossible on the PS4. There is yet an emulator on PC that can emulate the PS3 environment that doesn't run like a slideshow. Certain games, like God of War 3, are so heavily programmed around specific SPE memory management that they had to be completely reprogrammed just to be put on the PS4. You'll see emulators of PS4 games that actually work before you will PS3.
It's a fun hypothetical... But didn't they outright say there was no chance of it?
I thought they did too. Oh well, still have plemty to play backlogged on my vita
I still stand by the concept of having a handheld that doubles as the new iteration of VR much like the Samsung VR that is a handheld device that snaps into a modular housing unit
Not when cellphones are powerful enough to handle anything- Sony would be better to create a complete PS4 companion app/ecosystem that could handle linking up to PS5 and run decent indies/emulation. No point investing in what would be a guaranteed sales failure.
If it comes bundled but affordable and at least have an attachment to make the control scheme on PSV2 more playable.
Yeah, no. I bought the Vita at launch due to the promise of “console quality on the go”. After launch the whole message went out the window. Then Sony dropped support faster than most third party devs. The initial price point was horrendous. Vita memory cards being proprietary and high priced was even more horrendous. A good majority of the titles are shovelware and by far not “console quality”. Sony shoved in two cameras, the back touchpad, and touchscreen. The only one of those features that has been worthwhile is the touchscreen. Frankly Sony proved why I’d NEVER consider a Sony handheld or mobile device in the future. Remote Play isn’t that fantastic anymore either when both Microsoft and Nintendo offer the same sort of alternatives.
Just bought a (used) vita a month ago. Playing FFX on it, i feel happy and ashamed at the same time. I used to underestimated Vita. But after playing it, i suddenly hate my 3DS. Vita should have had more support than 3DS. O~ how i wish DQVIII is on Vita instead of 3DS.
no. mobile gaming is dead.
The mobile market is just to cramped.
I've learned my lesson from buying video game handhelds other then Nintendo. Sony literally abandoned the PS Vita too early. I'm sticking to Playstation consoles because I know they will be supporting for a long time unlike their handhelds. Keeping it real.
The next vita should feel like a ps4 controller.
they should make a low end PS5 portable if the current tech allow it
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