Acquiring third party support for the Vita is challenging says Sony president Shuhei Yoshida
It’s no secret that Sony's newest handheld the PS Vita isn’t exactly a financial success for the company and isn’t really resonating with the majority of gamers. This could be due to any number of reasons, although there's one reason that sticks out like a sore thumb to those working at Sony and that’s the lack of support from third party developers.
You probably should have thought about that before releasing the Vita....
I have a vita, I think it's great but all my games are Japanese imports because there's really not much to play on it in America...
Screw that idea. Just pay Crapcom enough money to secure the next major installment in the Monster Hunter series (Monster Hunter 4 Portable?) as a Vita exclusive.
But then again, Crapcom has screwed us over how many times now? Fuck them.
Fuck the Vita's (and its Memory Card's!) prices.
I think a major sticking point is that you cannot play PSP UMD disk games on the Vita, thereby limiting how many die-hard PSP owners are willing to buy a Vita of their own.
Like I said. They need to stop with promoting, making and selling the Vita. They should have those departments focusing on the Vita focus on the PS4. If they don't do that then the PS4 will suffer big time. They need to let the Vita go and cut their losses.
I think Sony doesn't give a damn about the Vita, when I hear sales of the Vita, the PSP is selling more, WTF Sony?!
Price drop or not, without 3rd party support the Vita is as good as dead. Which is what I've been saying for the past 4 months. I don't see a future for the Vita. If you have one sell it now before you only end up using it as an expensive paper weight.
Deff check out Gravity Rush. New IP that makes good use of the touch screen. Also Uncharted and Soundshapes are very solid games as well.
I don't think that its entirely unreasonable to say a price drop would be good for the Vita.
The console has been out for a little while and it only has a handful of hype games for it. A few are re-releases, but it does have one or two original IPs getting attention. Now, what console's release window am I talking about? Can you differentiate this release from the DS or 360's release year? No.
Every new gen cycle we have to sit down and go over this. Consoles around release are pretty dry in terms of content and it usually takes years before we see good 3rd party support. It's been over 6 years and I'd argue you still have to hunt for good 3rd party support for the Wii. So I think it's safe to say that we shouldn't expect anything amazing from the 3DS or the PSVita for the first year or so, but that good titles will make their way to the console in time.
3DS was selling at this point of its life, where are the people who said the Vita was going to kill the 3DS now ?
YES! AC VITA! ME TOO! :D and yeah, it would be easier on an SD. I agree with your whole statement!
Hahahaha this is great....cuz I am buying one soon. If I get screwed over in price FML XD but either way, I love my 3DS and I will love my assassin's white Vita! :D
When 3ds decreased their price, they got alot more sales, they had to cut it to 170 in such short time because they weren't selling. Sony needs to open their eyes a little more and drop it to 200. Why buy a $250 portable when 360,ps3, and WiiU (a next gen console) are almost the same price or lower.
The system is still looking for that killer app to sell games. Sad that it still hasn't arrived some 8 months after launch. I'm amazed at how many people were excited for PSOne compatibility on the device. I know I'm buying the AC Vita bundle in preparation for Persona 4: The Golden, and there are several other games that I'm looking to buy as well. It's a powerful little system, but there's really no niche for it to fill.
Edit: Also, you know what would help system sales? Getting rid of your shitty ass proprietary memory cards. Fuck paying 3x the price for less storage than a standard SD card.
The answer is right in front of you Sony, drop the price.
If they dropped the price to $200 to match basically the 3DS then sales will increase for sure. I also feel like Sony is doing a shit job of showing off how the Vita plays other amazing titles from the past on the PSN. Vita is a solid piece of hardware that people would want if they could afford it.