Is it brand loyalism to Nintendo that is making the Vita launch seem so placid? Maybe it's the price? That's the question asked by this MMGN.com blogger.
You're right... Those who don't care about the Vita are most certainly doing it wrong. Whether you like playstation or not is irrelevant, the system itself is just so technically sound and feels great. Whether you're a fan of Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, or even don't care about handhelds in general... You have to admit, this thing is a nice piece of tech, and it has a lot of potential. That being said, it's not perfect, I can think of a few things they "should" have put into the design, but nothing's perfect right? Well, besides Chuck Norris...
What about the games? You'd have to be an extreme fanboy to now find at least 2 games you'd like to play on Vita.
You mean not instead of now right?
Ummm Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Escape Plan. Oh noes, I'm an extreme fanboy now.
I have 8 games for the vita. Does that make me a fanboy?
uncahrted, stardust delta, and wipeout 2048 are the launch games im getting =)
Having said what I said above I now know what you meant and retract it.
There's an old expression, "You can't make a living on potential." Sure the device has a ton of potential and is great tech, but at its basic level, it has failed to connect with gamers thus far. That can obviously change, but saying folks are doing it wrong because they aren't hyped, points the finger in the wrong direction.
Correct. If gamers aren't interested, that is because Sony hasn't hyped Vita up enough. Just yesterday, I had to tell my cousin (a hardcore gamer) about how Vita was a "PS3 in your pocket". He was interested after I told him about it. The problem is, this is Sony's job, not mine. There are so many potential consumers for Vita out there that don't care about Vita for the simple fact that they don't know that it exists or what it does. Launching a luxury item in a market where only a few people know that it exists is a bad combination.
"There are so many potential consumers for Vita out there that don't care about Vita for the simple fact that they don't know that it exists or what it does." What the hell? Now all of sudden there is "SO MANY POTENTIAL CONSUMERS" for the Vita because your cousin didn't know about it lol? I thought the Vita's price was turning consumers AWAY? Now all of a sudden since ONE person you know doesn't know about it, there are now only a FEW people in the WORLD that know about it's existence, but if they did know about it they would buy it in a heart beat??? LMAO @ U FLIPPING THE SCRIPT.
I have to agree with LogicWins If you showed the Vita to a bunch of casual gamers, most of them would problably think it was a PSP. The pricepoint altho worth it, makes people think twice.
I have to agree with logic 2, the majority of people I know I can pretty much guarantee that they don't know about vita.half of those people would be interested if they did know. So vita is out tomorrow in the uk and I haven't seen any ad on tv, I haven't seen any billboards.....Sony need to realise that they can't just release a product and hope it sells. they need advertisements and lots of them, in every part of every country their device is sold. That's how Microsoft shift so many copy's of everything they release.
One word. Software. When Vita gets the right software for each market then you'll see it sell well in those areas. If Sony made 2 or 3 good JRPGs for the Japan market instead of western games like Uncharted then the thing would sell in Japan. As for western markets I don't think Sony has enough software right now for the western market to gain massive sales in the area either. I for one am waiting for a GOW game to come along or a good RPG before I buy one because the only decent software to me on vita right now or announced and coming up with in six months is UC.
The Vita is an impressive piece of hardware no doubt, but I've never been that big into handhelds, well at least not since I was much younger, back when I had a Game Gear, Gameboy, and Atari Lynx. Still I actually WOULD have shelled out the money for the PS Vita if it had just one more feature I feel it is missing: HDMI out. If I could use this system as a touch-screen controller on my big-screen HDTV I would certainly fork over the money. As it is? I just don't have a desire for a mobile system. I owned a DS, but found myself only using it on very rare occasions. Still, if you are into mobile gaming, it is a very impressive piece of hardware, more so than the 3DS, in my humble opinion.
You have to realize, anything streamed out via hdmi is going to look like ass because the vita uses a much lower resolution than an HDTV needs to look good. I have to agree though about it being better than the 3ds. I had high hopes for it at one point in time, but it's been a few months since ive gotten mine and I'm still super bored with it.
That's a good point about the HDMI. I mean my tablet doesn't look too bad this way, but again it has a higher resolution screen than the Vita, I believe. I don't think the 3DS is bad, just not anything that exciting to me. 3D is kinda cool but compared to how the DS innovated the GBA? It doesn't seem like enough of a major change.
Finally! people who feel the same way I do about the 3DS! Its boring right? I just finished getting all the star coins in 3d Land and to be honest its an average mario game. I just wish it was bigger ala Mario 64/Galaxy the levels are 1 minute long and its too short, It did not deserve the reviews it got. Now I can sell it as I have nothing more to do on it.
Hmm, interesting. Isn't the Vita DLNA enabled/capable? I always thought it was but I'm not sure if it truly is. Anybody here who can confirm this, please? Thanks in advance. Excuse my English.
I think the most stupid thing Sony have done in the last year, is not make it compatable with the 3d visor. I wanted both on release when I first heard of them. Now, I'd like to try the visor but not bothered about owning it, and I discussed vita with my fiancée as i was gonna get it to take on hold in a couple of month but have decided to wait until the slim 3d model is released in a year or 2 plus the library of games will be awesome by then.
If I said I liked the vita, I'd get agrees. If I said I don't care about it, id get disagrees. I'm neutral.
This way you get an even amount of agrees and disagrees lol, at least when I wrote this comment.
I just agreed to make it an even 8 - 8
I have one and I am in love already.
It has nothing to do with sides on N4G. There are fanboys from all sides of the gaming world. Nintendrons will give you a 100 opinionated reasons why this is not as good as the 3DS and the most heard one is that it doesn't have Mario. The xbots will stay out of it because Microsoft wants nothing to do with the handheld gamers...hell it seems they dont even care about gamers that much anymore. And the fanboys of Sony will defend the console til they are blue in the face about how the online service is free. The point is that it doesn't matter what any one of the fanboys say. Judge the unit for yourself. I do suggest though when you do. Forget about what side you favorite for that moment and realize this is what Next Gen Handheld should feel like. Sony did something very smart with the touch screen addition. Think of it this way. They are fighting against the likes of tablets and mobile gaming all together because if it comes out for a touch screen phone a developer has the option to release a version for the Vita. That is going to lure a lot of gamers to realize they can actually pay less than 10 dollars for a good game. I am an owner of both the Vita and the 3DS and while I love my 3DS I find myself more in favor for the controls, graphics and screen that the Vita delivers. Call it Bias, Call me a fanboy I have no say in what anyone wants/needs to own in their life. I do know one thing...This is what Next-Gen handheld should look and feel like. I LOVE...My Vita.
U know u catagorizing people like that is wrong, not morally, just wrong in the sense that you are missing a lot of people that ain't fanboys but have a love for all tech and tech advancements like myself. I have a 3ds and have literally only played zelda and a bit of the Marios, until Pokemon 3d I am done with it as it doesn't interest me at all. Vita on the other hand, 5" oled touch screen, rear touchpad, decent graphics, dual analogs and psn. Point is there are some people out there that don't give a shit what name is on the device if the device is sporting great tech. Vita is sporting great tech..
My point was no matter what you try and defend on N4G some fanboys will try and justify while others protest. I am a Tech junky as well. I own both as well. I own my 3DS for Resident Evil and MGS3. To say a lot of people on this site aren't fanboys is strange. Because I have yet to see one thread about a system or tech where people aren't arguing over why the others favorite is better. Just sayin.
I think you may of miss read my comment, I didn't say a lot of people on this site weren't fanboys I said ur missing out a lot of people that ain't fanboys I agree with that point. It's such a shame people are so brand loyal and can't just enjoy tech for what it is.
Because I'm buying a 3DS Gen. 2 and I don't see the point in owning two handhelds. I'm buying a 3DS instead of a Vita because I don't enjoy the Wii due to motion controls and I have no plan on buying a WiiU, so the only way I can get Nintendo games is if I get a 3DS. Vita is the better of the two systems hardware wise, but I think in the long run the 3DS will be the better of the two systems software wise.
If it helps, most of of what I consider the best Wii games barely use motion: Mario Galaxy 1+2, Donkey Kong, Xenoblade.
It seems as though the Vita is going to get the same treatment that the PS3 had gotten, when it first came out... People claim to hate it, but once they see what its capable of doing then they jump on the PlayStation train... Choo-choo ALL ABOARD!!!... Theres always enough room for all, and any PlayStation newcomers :)
I'm not buying one because I'm already having trouble keeping up with game releases I care about from the 3 systems I currently own. Any more systems and my head will explode.
hmm why don't I have one...OH YEAH! I got fucking bills to pay.
If you can't afford one just do a quest.....Easy money... People these days, I tell ya.
Oh no you don't man...last time I got a quest, I was asked to fetch a herb. AT NO POINT DID THE DUDE TELL ME THERE WOULD BE A DRAGON. =_=
LOL!! easy money
Bub + for u, made me lol so hard here :)
I'm a PC gamer so I'm too focused on nvidia to care about the vita. Not doing it wrong; just prioritizing.
We're in a recession and I have a perfectly good xbox and ps3 that I love. I just cant justify it.
I'll probably get one eventually. It's just not high on my priority list cause i'd mainly only use a handheld gaming system for when i go on holidays. Those are far and few between unfortunately.
I don't like the tone of this article. I'm a gamer, I play games like Battlefield, Skyward Sword, Skyrim, Uncharted etc. everyday and I write for a gaming website that I co-founded with some buddies, and I'm studying my ass off to get my foot into the industry, so I consider myself a gamer. My interest in the Vita has waned since its E3 presentation. Uncharted 3 made me fall out of love with the Uncharted series, Kingdom Hearts is no where to be found on the Vita (the only PSP game I've played was Birth By Sleep) and oddly enough, I just don't see what the vita can offer me in terms of unique gameplay experiences. Maybe its come from my ignorance, as I haven't been keeping up with or maybe its because it really can't, who knows, but I'm not interested in a PS3 in my pocket because I already have a PS3. The thing is, I don't like these "true scotsman" articles that pop up every now and then. I don't believe gamers like us to be idiots who react strongly to something because someone decided that all gamers have to. If I said "you can only call yourself a gamer if you buy at least $300 a month on games" everyone would probably just shrug and say whatever, so why does this guy feel like he can say "you're not a gamer if you aren't interested in the Vita".
the reasons i dont particularly care about the vita are as follows, and none of them have ANYTHING to do with who makes it: 1. Price - here in australia its $350 without a memory card or game. thats the same price as a PS3 + a game or 2, $150 more than a 3DS, and about $100-$150 more than a 360 with a few games. 2. Games - the only launch games that tickle my fancy are Rayman Origins and Super Stardust Delta, but I have rayman on 360 and SSHD on PS3 already. the others dont interest me. 3. Size - the Vita is huge for a handheld. I couldnt, even if i wanted to, carry it around anywhere unless I had a laptop bag/backpack. 4. Usage - the only time I'd get to play it is when I'm at home, as I drive to and from work every day and very rarely catch public transport. If I'm at home, why would I play it instead of my PS3/360? If it had video output then its a possibility, but it doesnt. 5. Streaming media from a NAS - it cant do it. 6. Portable Media Player - only plays MP4s, which is no help when all of my stuff is either Xvid, DivX, WMV or AVI. I rarely play my DS or PSP as it is, so I'm in no hurry to buy an overpriced new handheld.
Don't flatter yourself with the E-stalking bit. We were having a nice conversation but you started with the insults when I proved to you of your lies. You need to have a PS3 to actually play it. Every comment you post is anti ps3 and yet you claim to have one. Right here you are trolling AGAIN. 1.Price - Don't like it wait awhile and it'll drop 2.Games - XBDF standard rhetorical no gaems. 3.Size - It is only a little bit bigger then a PSP. 4. Usage - Maybe you should try catching some public transportation so that you can have the cash to buy one. 5. Streaming abilities - PS3 didn't have any when it was first released now it is the center of many peoples entertainment room. 6. Media player - Once again PS3 had a small amount of Codecs when it released yet look at it now. See point 5.
1. price: cant afford it dont go complaining, i cant afford to live that huge house round the corner im not gonna complain so give over 2. game: ive taken holidays longer than the whole time the vitas been released here in ireland so lets give it time 3.size: you own a psp, doesnt seem to be a real difference in size so void 4.usage: you dont own one to even have an opinion on what youd use it for... void, btw if your in house & your home phone is right there why use your mobile to make a call ? same situation with handheld & ps3 5.streaming media: give it time cant be much worse that streaming 3d movies to a 3ds 6. portable media player: you said you wouldnt be using the vita outside of your home so why would it bother you if its not a portable media player ?
Your opinion is right, everyone who doesn't agree is wrong. Sorry, I don't play games on the go. If I'm away from home, it's for a reason. I'm busy doing something. There is no time for games. I have a DS and had a PSP (got stolen) and the only time I really used my PSP away from home was to listen to music at work. Playing portable games at home on the couch didn't last long before I realized I resented their existence. I want to play these games, but can't stand playing them on a handheld device. I'm at home on the couch, I want to play the game with a normal controller on my HDTV. If games is where the money's at, then let me download it and play it on my console. More sales, right?
Am I interested in the Vita? Yep. Am I getting one now? Nope. I have a PSP with games from nearly every console from the PSOne and back, a.k.a. a LOT of games. Doing it wrong? I don't think so. ^_^
I just don't see the point in handhelds. Sorry.
Don't leave the basement much, I suppose?
WOW. Any person who is saying they wont get this because they would only play it at home and there for its pointless..why dont you NOT POST IN THIS F#$KING THREAD? Your opinion is moot and you points pretty pointless. Clearly after stating that you do not have a desire to play any PORTABLE GAMES means you have no reason to even read this article yet have an opinion on it. This device is being marketed as an "on the go" experience look at all the commercials, And maybe I am one of the rare ones but sometimes playing it while your spending time with your Girlfriend or Boyfriend is pretty convenient ...I don't care to watch her shows but she wants me to spend time with her. That's how I win. Seriously no point in trolling a thread when the only thing you have to say is you really don't care for portables... oh and HA about how its "too big"...has anyone seen the 3DS with the soon to be completely needed "circle pad pro" Its bigger and thicker...anyway...this console fits nice in its carrying case no laptop bag needed and I carry it in my jacket or hoodie.
My 3DS and Iphone are doing it wrong?
Ill get one in 5 years like i did with psp im thinking of getting a cheap smartphone hear htc is good.
Someone should post one of those pics of a non-existant console, you know the ones like the ps4-720 pics we've seen. Only it should be excatly like the vita, but with a silver and white case and an apple logo on it! Hmmm.... wonder how many.. "OMG! cant wait for this" "This is my dream handheld come true!" posts the internet would get!
Well guys I have to run a midnight opening tonight. We will be giving a vita away n runners up a free game voucher. Many people getting a trade offer seen loads of people demanding a vita with a PS3. A few people traded Xbox n kinect n 3ds some wiis n some with PS3 move n many games
1. I am hardcore gamer, but please tell me why i need portable when i have many games on ps3 and new games comming every month. So i rather play on big screen with DTS surround sound, instead holding vita in hands and playing on small screen 2. There are many good games for my powerful PC too, so even less desire to play portable console. 3. It costs quite a lot if you count games, cards and other stuff. So thats 3 reasons for me why i am not interestign in it.
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