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GameStop's PlayStation Vita Promotion A Smart Idea

Chris Buffa (Modojo): It's easy to interpret GameStop's current PlayStation Vita promotion (buy two first party games, get one free) as a sign of weakness on Sony's part. After all, if Vita's games are so desirable, why give them away? It would seem GameStop doesn't feel it can move the software and even the hardware.

fluffydelusions4501d ago (Edited 4501d ago )

Why compare 2 different systems from a different point in time?

"Say what you will about Sony's top brass, but these guys know PSP came up short against DS."

Perhaps but also remember how PS1 did against n64 or PS2 and gamecube. I'm not taking away anything from Nintendo, I love both Ninty/Sony games but these are different systems here. PSV is addressing all PSP's mistakes from what I've seen. You never know what the future may bring.

Arnagrim4501d ago

Oddly enough besides Radiant Historia, Dragon Quest and Mario Kart I rarely used my DS compared to my PSP. I preferred the Game Boy Advance much more to the DS tbh.

Ser4501d ago

This ^

I still play my GBA SP more than my DSiXL to this very day. I poured countless hours into multiple Monster Hunter titles on my PSP.

smashcrashbash4501d ago

I know what you mean. Despite people going on and on about how great the DS was I never had much use for it. I am not even sure where it is right now.

@ fluffydelusions. Ignore Chris. All he does is constantly diss the VITA and try to raise up the 3DS. He is a notorious 3DS lover and has been bias against the VITA from the get go.

GraveLord4501d ago

"Chris Buffa (Modojo): It's easy to interpret GameStop's current PlayStation Vita promotion (buy two first party games, get one free) as a sign of weakness on Sony's part. After all, if Vita's games are so desirable, why give them away? It would seem GameStop doesn't feel it can move the software and even the hardware."

Ok Chris, you hate Vita, we get it. But you're wrong. It's not a "sign of weakness" it's a marketing tactic. Most people would have only bought 1 game at launch. But since its buy 2 get 1 free, THIS WILL ACTUALLY INCREASE SOFTWARE SALES AT LAUNCH. The free games given away are still being paid for by Gamestop.

Blacksand14501d ago (Edited 4501d ago )

Man shut your mouth cry baby. I'm happy Sony doing something for there gamer's.

tarbis4501d ago

Why is this idiot thinking it's a weakness from Sony. It's a promotion by GameStop only.

Hicken4501d ago

And it's not even a GameStop-only thing. But Buffa is intent on making the Vita look as bad as possible.

Lex_Dangerously 4501d ago

And Hicken is intent on trollijg at every turn. Whilst never adding a damn thing intelligent to any discussion.

Good job kid!

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10 Years Later — 'Uncharted: Golden Abyss' Deserved a Better Fortune

A relic of its time or a buried treasure from the past?

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darthv72854d ago

I was really hoping this would have made it into one of the collections. Like how they did with the GoW PSP games.

VenomUK854d ago

I recall just playing the start on PS Vita but not much more and many Uncharted fans wouldn't have played it either so this 'unknown' chapter could be ripe for an expanded version for PS5.

TiredGamer854d ago

Agreed here. Played it back on the Vita years ago, but never finished. The cramped Vita controls and the tiny analog sticks just didn't gel with me in a game where precise headshots are half the fun. It's the first Uncharted game that I haven't completed/Platinumed, and I think much of it is control related. Really wish it was PS TV compatible (natively).

I would definitely buy it if it were released as a PS4/PS5 version.

YoungKingDoran854d ago

If you ever play it again on Vita definitely turn on the gyro aiming assist, made it alot more fun to play and i ended up getting all the headshot trophies thanks to this- super accurate

TheEnigma313854d ago

I loved this game. It was like an extension of the first one. Why haven't we gotten an HD release yet?

TiredGamer854d ago (Edited 854d ago )

Lack of available dev resources and lack of a lucrative ROI probably. I think Sony has an opportunity to sell it as a separate, standalone HD remaster for like $20. Otherwise, the effort to convert a PS Vita game to the PS4/5 won't be worth their while. Unfortunate, but that's probably the only way it'd make financial sense.

deleted854d ago (Edited 854d ago )

Some of the puzzles/interactivity would have to be completely reworked. I remember having to hold the camera to a bright light. (I remember being annoyed at that part bc I was playing in bed late night while my wife was asleep next to me. Ran to the kitchen at like 3am just to get past it lol)

Also the swipe battles. I absolutely couldn't stand the final boss because the swiping felt so inaccurate and it would constantly misread gestures.

I adored the rest of the game though, and even the story! It couldn't simply just be rereleased, it needs reworking for consoles. (same reason it didn't get PS Vita TV support) The rubbing parts could still work w Dualsense/DS4 though.

I'd gladly welcome it and do hope it happens eventually!

Muigi854d ago

Glad I still have my Oled Vita.

MadLad854d ago

Sony should have tried harder to support the Vita. It ended up just a solid emulation machine that happens to have a handful of classics.

Bigman4k854d ago (Edited 854d ago )

Yeah Sony gave up on the ps vita way too fast

Bigman4k854d ago (Edited 854d ago )

I really like Uncharted:Golden Abyss on ps vita it would be dope if they remaster it for PlayStation 5