SONY dropping support. Vita's life expectancy? Difference with Vita & PSPGo?

#1Alias_NemesisPosted 6/22/2014 11:44:25 PM
Hey all,

After hearing news from SONY that they're dropping first party support of the Vita, what is the Vita's life expectancy now for the west??

Will we share the same fate as the floppy PSPGo? What's the difference with Vita and PSPGo sales-wise?

Will this fact deter Third Party Devs to reluctantly ignore the Vita soon enough?

Will the Vita die nearly by 80% by Summer 2015?

(Serious worrisome question. I'm not flaming. I'm just really disappointed with SONY and wish to know your opinions on the Vita's bleak future)
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#3NnamzPosted 6/23/2014 12:00:19 AM
Alias_Nemesis posted...
After hearing news from SONY that they're dropping first party support of the Vita, what is the Vita's life expectancy now for the west??


Exactly the same. 10 years. Only difference is it'll be a barren 10 years in terms of AAA games.
#4Alias_Nemesis(Topic Creator)Posted 6/23/2014 12:10:44 AM
Nnamz posted...
Alias_Nemesis posted...
After hearing news from SONY that they're dropping first party support of the Vita, what is the Vita's life expectancy now for the west??


Exactly the same. 10 years. Only difference is it'll be a barren 10 years in terms of AAA games.


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#5RjmhartPosted 6/23/2014 2:27:58 AM
Nnamz posted...
Alias_Nemesis posted...
After hearing news from SONY that they're dropping first party support of the Vita, what is the Vita's life expectancy now for the west??


Exactly the same. 10 years. Only difference is it'll be a barren 10 years in terms of AAA games.


This. Worst case scenario is it will be indies only down the road, with occasional games like Demon Gaze or Toukiden. The big 3rd party developers never showed up and it appears they never intended to anyways.

Even if Sony continued 1st party support, people would b**** about lack of support anyways.
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#6TranslatorTomPosted 6/23/2014 2:57:13 AM
In Japan, the Vita's in second place, outselling both the PS4 and the Wii U in Japan this past week, behind the 3DS by 8,000 units.

The fact is, people predicted doom and gloom every single year the PSP was out. For every major release, people would say "Is this the PSP's last major release?" It happened every year.

It's going to be the same for the Vita.

It will slowly and steadily amass a good library of games, but people like the topic creator will ignore every good game that does come out and act as if all that gets released are ports and multiplats. It's not going to dominate the market, but it's not going to be discontinued.
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#7WerzaquePosted 6/23/2014 2:58:17 AM
If there's one thing the past has told us, it's that the future is rarely an extrapolation of the present. The Vita may be gone in two years, or a miracle hit may occur. There's no telling.

... that's what my deceased pet cat told me in a dream last month...
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#8inFAMOUSJakeyPosted 6/23/2014 3:28:56 AM
TranslatorTom posted...
In Japan, the Vita's in second place, outselling both the PS4 and the Wii U in Japan this past week, behind the 3DS by 8,000 units.

The fact is, people predicted doom and gloom every single year the PSP was out. For every major release, people would say "Is this the PSP's last major release?" It happened every year.

It's going to be the same for the Vita.

It will slowly and steadily amass a good library of games, but people like the topic creator will ignore every good game that does come out and act as if all that gets released are ports and multiplats. It's not going to dominate the market, but it's not going to be discontinued.


Difference is vita is selling way lower than psp did
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#9TinyTim123Posted 6/23/2014 4:25:40 AM
So... what exactly constitutes an AAA game? Would Soul Sacrifice or Gravity Rush be considered AAA? Why or why not?
What about Muramasa Rebirth? Dragon's Crown? Ys Celceta?
I figure Final Fantasy X probably counts as AAA, right?

Even if they're not AAA as long as fun releases like that continue to happen, I'm happy with my Vita. Of course it's most definitely contingent of new and fun games, whether A, AA, AAA, or Major League (I just know for the A ratings in minor league baseball teams).
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#10iumplPosted 6/23/2014 4:32:35 AM
Nnamz posted...
Alias_Nemesis posted...
After hearing news from SONY that they're dropping first party support of the Vita, what is the Vita's life expectancy now for the west??


Exactly the same. 10 years. Only difference is it'll be a barren 10 years in terms of AAA games.


Perhaps a bit of a generous number, but pretty much this. Vita will still have localizations and indie ports, but I doubt it will get much more than that.

SCEA & SCEE have made it clear that beyond making occasional F2P games, ports or localizing first party games, they aren't going to be doing much moving forward so I'm not expecting anything from the western front.

Perhaps something occasional from SCEJ, I guess.