It's a shame because the Vita is a slick device and could be really awesome. Sad.
Yeah, I absolutely love my Vita (minus the web browser not supporting html5/flash)...but it needs games. And I need to see them!
If there was too much Vita stuff, people would have complained about the lack of PS3. That is what people said last year. It sounds like Jeff and Patrick are annoyed about the lack of Vita because they predicted and expected it to be there but were then disappointed when it wasn't there in a major way. What Sony showed was great, Beyond and The Last of Us are my games of the show
They should have just replaced the entire wonderbooks section with Vita content. I know they want to push Move but the tail end of this generation should have showed that people aren't all that excited for motion control anymore.
I mean Kinect sold well initially but you'd be stretching it to call it even a mild success since, the software just isn't there. The Move didn't sell well at all and even though there's been some better software support people aren't excited by it.
Anyway I'm glad that we have more Vita games on the way, it's a really awesome piece of hardware and the games that are there are good, Soundshapes and LBP Vita are both really awesome games.
The least that they could have done was to list a bunch of games and features coming, but considering they didn't even do that I doubt they actually have anything noteworthy. That combined with the amount of time they spent on wonderbook tells me that it wasn't necessarily time that is the issue, but that they just don't actually have any good plans for the Vita.
Who knows, maybe I'm wrong. But for now I think I'll either save my money or go with the 3DS if Nintendo can sell me on it tonight by showing enough cool games.
I expect Nintendo's upcoming 3DS event to also downplay 3D.
I don't know that I've heard them tout it for quite a while. At this point, it's a graphical option, but it rarely seems essential to gameplay. If I'm in the right environment, I turn it one, but most of the time I have mine off. I don't even think about it.
We knew PSOne classics were coming (and should have been there for launch). PSTwo classics would have been worth writing home about. Even to know it was in the works.
Hopefully with the Vita being easy to develop for, we'll see some good under-the-radar stuff from the indie sector (which usually doesn't get a lot of push at big press conferences anyway). I'm biased because I own one, but I'm not ready to count the Vita out.
@BestUsernameEver: So annoying. Sold my psp while I was in the middle of playing FF7 on my PSP and thought it would be up and running in a matter of weeks. Not fucking months.
What's even more infuriating is they said the emulation is working RIGHT NOW, they are just trying to implement more DRM because someone figured out how to get wipeout. So all this wait so they can figure out how to make it harder for people to steal, just take a loss Sony and serve your paying customers.
I've said it once I'll say it again. The media will always dictate what sells and what doesn't. There are games coming out. But because it's slow sales are alarming, the media has already begun to call the Vita a loss. Combined with the negative press, there's no way Sony can bounce back from this. Unless its Micrsoft 8 enabled or is from Nintendo.
@OriginalGman: I wouldn't say it was the Vita died at all, there's a lot coming for it I am super excited. It was more 'we probably should have actually talked about some of the stuff coming for it, oops'. 3D on the other hand...hopefully dead and buried, not sad to see it go.
Vita is dead in the water right now. It's Sony's own little dumpster baby. It's flopped hard in Japan with 3DS destroying it. Software sales are non existent and it would be a horrible business decision to invest money in making a Vita game right now. Sony didn't even back it in its own stage show.
Articles like this are why I despise game journalism of late. It's easier to go to hotels, eat at buffets, and make sweeping comments as to the "State of the games industry" then actually see what's really going on. Anyone played Unit 13? It's only THE BEST HANDHELD SHOOTER EVER!! Fuck Off
all I have to say is....
niconico......wtf kinda app is that. i have a smartphone. hence i already have instant youtube. i just would rather have no new apps then something that obviously doesnt appeal to an american culture.
maybe i just need to give niconico a second chance. then again... isn't there enough weird asain "videos" already on the internetz
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