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Article PS Vita 2 anyone? Sony says no.

Discussion in 'Frontpage News' started by NintendoBot, Nov 10, 2017.

By NintendoBot on Nov 10, 2017 at 12:02 PM
  1. NintendoBot

    NintendoBot New Member

    PSP3-PS-Vita-2.jpg Sad days indeed for those of you holding out for a PS Vita 2 as Sony remains adamant they have no plans to jump back into the handheld market.

    When asked about a potential Switch competitor, that line of discussion was swiftly shut down by Sony CEO Andrew House. House said

    It's odd that Sony have adopted such a stance as it was recently revealed they had already filed patents for a Vita successor:

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    Sony launched the Vita in 2012 off the back of its older more successful brother the PSP which over its lifetime sold 84 million units, but sadly the Vita just couldn't compete selling a poor 10 million units down to Sonys lack of support, poor third party and multiplayer offerings and funky weird control scheme all of which contributed to its demise whereas it’s competitor the 3DS went on to sell 69million units.

    Some would argue that the Vita laid the groundwork for the Switch by wetting the appetite of gamers who wanted to experience home-console like games on the go. And while the Vita may not have been a success, that’s not to say they couldn’t be successful in the future.

    Just look at the Switch; it’s off to a great start selling over 7 million units thus far and had there not been any availability issues that number may have been even higher and going into the holiday season the Switch is looking to be a hot ticket item with an impressive games lineup and a sweet price tag so we can see it being under many a Christmas tree this year!

    Would you like to see a PS Vita 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
     
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Discussion in 'Frontpage News' started by NintendoBot, Nov 10, 2017.

    1. Jonny B. Goode
      Jonny B. Goode
      Nah. I think that Sony is right by not investing in handhelds anymore. It's clearly something Nintendo mastered ages ago, and while the PSP was cool, Sony doesn't have what it takes to compete in so many markets. Sony makes televisions, computers, speakers, amplifiers, headphones, cameras, cell phones, printers, projectors, laptops, and tablets.
      Let Nintendo have this one. They consistently do it better.
      Buzz likes this.
    2. jottog
      jottog
      I'd love Sony to continue the handheld industry going. I feel with Gameshark announcing(hinting) at Pokemon US/UM being the last Pokemon game on the system is a sign that the system might be losing its production soon, and the switch will be the main focus. Not that it would be a bad thing, just seems that the handheld Era may be coming to a close. (yes the switch is a handheld hybrid, but it's more of a 'main line console' if you get what I mean?'
      Buzz likes this.
    3. Buzz
      Buzz
      I love my 3DS, there's just something really compelling about having something I can flip open and closed and shove in my pocket! I just don't see smartphones as a practical alternative right now with 'touch-screen' inputs - sorry, touch isn't a good enough substitute for physical buttons!

      Hope Sony decide to join the handheld game again, I will never give up on handheld gaming. Smartphone companies can keep shoving touch-screen phone gaming down my throat but I aint biting!
      Ra Kage likes this.
    4. jottog
      jottog
      Totally agree with the touchscreen versus physical buttons thing. I suppose that's from growing up with GB/GBA influencing me though.
      The PSP was so good;it's such a shame that the vita isn't doing so well and Sony want to pull out of the handheld market when they have something as good as the PSP on their backs.
      Ra Kage likes this.
    5. Jjmason
      Jjmason
      I think Sony's stance is understandable, handhelds are aimed at more casual gamers, where as most PS4 owners are hardcore gamers and mostly into their COD, battlefield etc, games that should be played on a large screen.
    6. madeddie
      madeddie
      It looks so wrong..... but I be willing to give it a try
    7. Avargon
      Avargon
      Yes. I want to see it. The design is very cool.

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