While the PS Vita has long gone the way of the dodo in the west, it continued soldiering on the Japanese shelves until now. Yet, this will change soon.
Such potential..the only game I saw to the end was Persona 4 golden which was a game I had already played before. The support for this device was...downright horrible.
Good news. Vita was dead about 4 years ago. Sony should focus on other things.
Just got Catherine for Vita on cart yesterday. Just as well I have reading glasses as some of the text is tiny. Other than that, looks and sounds great. Still getting my head around the puzzle sections.
Thank Sony for droping the support the moment PS4 landed.
RIP. Still have and love mine. Just wish that beautiful OLED had been a little bigger. The Switch hit the sweet spot size wise IMO.
I'm a huge fan of the Psp. The Vita just wasn't for me.
I'm the exact opposite. I loved my Vita, only really used my PSP for the two GoW games.
Um, no. I think he means the PSP did way better in terms of exclusives and support. If Vita did the same, it would have fared well.
Once Sony stop supporting the Vita my Vita basically collected dust. Bye Bye!! My Pro has been the better option for me.
I still purchases/download(PS+ free) Vita games to my Vita and play them. Some games just are better for mobile. I would LOVE a new Vita with upgraded hardware to support more performance demanding indies.
I hear you but I'll always continue to buy & support PS home gaming consoles but I won't buy another handheld from Sony seeing they stop supporting the Vita early in it's lifecycle.
I'm the opposite, wouldn't mind just newer hardware and leaving exclusives to developers/studios just as it pretty much is now. I like portability.. why would you want them to create a game that is ONLY for handheld when it can be easily done on a home console? Well for sales, only. But, It's just not going to happen with Sony, sadly, they had one big handheld, late in the game and it did very well, but I think they took it too far with the Vita. I think the hype is what killed it, as well as the storage. They had a few great years, and then it just dropped off the map after the PS4 came out. I think it's too underpowered right now to be supported anymore, severely limited developers for the current gen. If it got upgraded to current smartphone level performance/tdp it'd be ready for PS4 type support no problem as was Vita compared to PS3.
Agreed still keep my Vita for ps1 classics and gotta finish metal gear 2 again and finally play through 3 might try platinum god of war 2 also but yeah majority of the big hitting franchises skipped Vita even god of war and metal gear sure they had collections of ports from the ps2/3 games but PSP has peace Walker 2 god of war games gta exclusives Tony hawks so many of the big franchises skipped Vita where was Gran turismo
I like the Vita. Not perfect and could have really used more support, but I don't regret my investment either. I do play my PSP, PS1, and Vita games with some regularity on it. It brought me the likes of Gravity Rush, P4G, and a few others, but not much in the way of great exclusives. I did very much enjoy Final Fantasy X, Metal Gear Solid 3, and Peace Walker on the go. The discontinuation in Japan could possibly mean another device is on the way. I doubt Sony is giving up on the portable market, especially when they have so much Japanese support. They just need to make a handheld with commitment. Something that's mighty and interacts seamlessly with the next Playstation.
Personally I think Sony should stick to home consoles. That's where they're at their best, and that's where the majority of their fans are. They can't fully support both because it takes away from their console business, so they should just focus their efforts where they'll have the most impact.
Personally, I don't think that's wise. By and large, Japanese gamers are big on portability. And often times, Japanese games are on devices that do well in Japan. This is why Nintendo is genius. With their hybrid approach, they're doing very well in Japan and accumulating a great amount of games that are highly appealing to Japanese gamers. Games that were once only on PS4. Now that Nintendo is doing well with third parties too, they're getting a good amount of market share on games for both Playstation and Switch. If Sony wants to remain competitive in the Land of the Rising Sun, they'll likely need a new on-the-go device. It's true that Sony does great work on home console, but they're clearly prioritizing a western appeal: playstation is headquartered in California now, their biggest games have big western audiences, and Vita has lost its support. Playstation is a global phenomenon, but they can lose their Japanese appeal to Nintendo if they don't respond to Switch with exciting portable hardware (maybe something that supports VR) and solid Japanese software. Honestly, if they came through with Shin Megami Tensei VR, I don't doubt that would do well.
@porkChop: "They can't fully support both because it takes away from their console business......" They supported the original PSP, PS2 and PS3 at the same time (if I remember correctly). PSP sold more than 80 million units and didn't take anything away from the PS2 going on to sell 155 million and the PS3 selling more than 85 million. They've already proved they can do that. They just didn't give the Vita any support at all!!
They just need upgraded hardware, and if the architecture is similar, no problem for the SDK transitions. Can keep pumping out the J games and indies, and up to primarily AAA home-console developers to create portable versions.
PSP proved that a Sony handheld could be successful with more than 80 million units sold. That was a great number especially when we take in account that is was Sony's 1st handheld. Vita had just as much potential and Sony could have supported it just like they are now supporting PS4 and PSVR. The problem with the Vita is that it was pretty much DOA due to the overpriced memory cards and because the Vita wasn't meeting expectations and Sony is in the business of making money they just went all in on the much more successful PS4 and stopped supporting the Vita. Sony didn't try their best, they just gave up.
Or ps5 having elements of switch 🤔✌🏻
B-b-but it’s not dead yet! Someone is making a game for it somewhere! lol. RIP lil homie. You fell victim to poor support. What could have been.
lol I have been hearing that from Sony fanboys for years about how it is some treasure trove of games and just that no one knows about them. Sony has a continuous problem with releasing other gaming hardware and peripherals and are quick to stop supporting them to focus on the main platform and leave it up to the indie guys.
I really the dpad on the vita. I'm sad that retroarch snes9x still runs poorly on it. Such a shame it sealed the fate of future handhelds. Also, the way it preserves your game even if it runs out of battery is genius. The final commend is on build quality. It's an absolute tank. Good night, sweet prince.
Tank isn't the word... I've literally dropped the vita 50 times, 3 intentionally demonstrating from shoulder height on cement. Thrown against walls and across rooms etc. Dropped face first into puddle morning of hurricane Sandy. Taken with me onto marble dusting pool plaster jobs in the dead of summer covered in dust cement and dirt etc.And one "ker-plunk" into the bath tub. It was eventually killed by a brand new shit nyko charger... I should have known better. I'm happy you mentioned build quality bc the vita was the best of the best and I salute it till this day.
I wish phones were like that :(
Sounds pretty durable but did it survive a gulf war 🤔😜✌🏻 129299;😂
No, did you by any chance? I bet it could have though :)
+1 A long time ago I soaked mine with water from a leaking flask. It wasn't a complete submerge in water, but it got very wet. Toweled it off, took out the cards, opened any covers, left it to dry for a day or two and... it worked fine. Still works fine to this day.
I hope this mean Sony is preparing another portable.
So they can release the PS5 and drop all first party support for it?
I think the rocky start of the ps3 was taken out on the vita. Sony didnt want to risk any more loses and just tried to recouporate what they could with what they had bc the state of them as a gaming company as a whole was very precarious. Mistakes were surly made that did not help but in the end they did ok and learned from it. They know what to do this time around I'm sure. We know what the vita could have been but I enjoyed it for what it was.
Japan did an amazing job with the vita. So long friend...welp onto the hacking scene where its still alive.
It was a truely excellent machine with a great back catalogue that still stands out even today the major flaw was the propriety storage which meant that my vita went unused as I wasn't ready to spend $120 for a 64 GB card. Once I did last year I felt like I only just truely unlocked it's potential previously I only had an 8gb card which enabled me to carry around two vita games and some PSP/PS1 games it was painful to back up all the time so I never brought anything new with the recent Xmas sales I brought the entire back catalogue I always wanted to play for under $50 and got a large card and I can't stress this enough it's amazing I truely believe Sony got greedy and crippled the vita by using proprietary storage and charging way to much for it.
Persona 4 Golden, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Killzone Mercenary, Ys Memory of Celceta, Tearaway, Gravity Rush, Danganronpa, Hotline Miami, and many others saw a bunch of playtime from me. Was my favorite portable.
I have over 110 physical games and a ton of PSP and ps1 digital games for my vita. Just about 15 to 20 more and I'll stop collecting. Greatest system no one supported, second only to dreamcast.
I agree. Basically the handheld Dreamcast. The only difference being Sega really tried to continue supporting the DreamCast and Sony stopped Vita support way too soon. Such a shame as I love mine.
Do not go gentle into that good night...
I thought they discontinued it ages ago
Best news i heard i got burned by buying this crap with no games im glad i bought the switch
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