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Poll Results: Can the Vita survive in a world of casual iPhone/iPad gaming?

 
  • 94% (16)
    Yes, a dedicated machine is what many gamers want/need. Angry Birds is only fun for five minutes. I want the console experience on the go.
  • 5% (1)
    No, casual gaming is devouring the mobile market, and Vita-type games are too complex for a bus-ride or lunch break. I'd much rather play some Angry Birds or Cut the Rope.
  • 0% (0)
    Other (explain your answer).
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post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by steelbom View Post

How is that semantics? The graphics in those games is far above anything on iOS, especially the fourth.

He may have thought that you meant that better looking games WOULDN'T come out for the Vita. I read it that way the first time.
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Originally Posted by AllyOmega View Post

He may have thought that you meant that better looking games WOULDN'T come out for the Vita. I read it that way the first time.
You thought I meant better games won't come out for the Vita when I wrote this?
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There's no way any game on iOS is anywhere near the graphical quality of the Vita. GTA III doesn't seem to be really high quality -- it is an old port, after all.
That was the post he replied to, and he said more or less, right now iOS has better looking games. So, I'm not so sure he thought I was saying better games won't come out for the Vita.
Edited by steelbom - 2/21/12 at 10:16pm
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No, he replied to this:
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Mmm, I don't think so, this video lists five top games for the Vita: link
(Skip a couple of minutes at a time to find the next video...)
EDIT: Fixed link. lol.

The last words of the post you replied to were:
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However, I don't doubt better fidelity games will be out, though probably closer to the end of this year than not ..

"I don't doubt better fidelity games will be out..."
"Mmm, I don't think so..."
See how one might get confused?
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Originally Posted by AllyOmega View Post

No, he replied to this:
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Mmm, I don't think so, this video lists five top games for the Vita: link
(Skip a couple of minutes at a time to find the next video...)
EDIT: Fixed link. lol.
The last words of the post you replied to were:
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However, I don't doubt better fidelity games will be out, though probably closer to the end of this year than not ..
"I don't doubt better fidelity games will be out..."
"Mmm, I don't think so..."
See how one might get confused?
Maybe with that post, but my earlier one clearly says iOS doesn't have anything near the quality of the Vita right now, and he even said "I thought I took Vita seriously".
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I don't understand why there is even any doubt that the Vita, or any handheld for that matter, can survive today. While gaming on a phone/ipod/ipad can be fun (I personally don't care for it), it simply won't cut it for a lot of people. The only time I have ever games on my ipod (didn't own a phone with games at the time) for more than 45 seconds, was whenever I was taking a dump while at work. I would just bring my ipod in the bathroom with me and play angry birds while I was having "me" time for a solid 10-15 minutes. Now for my line of work at the time, a PSP or a gameboy being within reach all the time at work simply wasn't possible, but I always had my ipod for music when I was in the car or computer...and I simply wouldn't care if it got damaged at work since I hate apple. But when I am home, I can not make myself game on my ipad/ipod/WP7 now. I tried it and it doesn't last for more than 5 minutes nowadays. It is simply a horrible experience for me. The only thing my ipad is used for is reading and light web surfing while I am in bed, or for my textbooks at school.
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Something like the Vita simply won't appeal to a very, very casual gamer. Take my girlfriend, for example: she'll goof around on Angry Birds, but she deems anything else too serious. She only has Angry Birds because it's available to her on her mobile phone. If she had to buy a whole other device just to play that game, she'd never do it. But on the flip side, mobile phones are only growing the market; I'm sure there are some people that might get into gaming because they started by playing some on their phone.

More hardcore gamers tend to forget these simple facts as we wonder, among ourselves, why video game companies are not catering to our every whim. And video game companies are sticking with an antiquated model, though Sony finally seemed to wisen up a little with the Vita. Just sell the games digitally at a sale price every 4 months or so, as Steam does, and clean up. Price your killer apps at max retail value. But if you discount good games every so often, people will snap them up. I would never, ever but Hot Shots gold for $40, but if I saw it for $20 on PSN I'd grab it up in a second.

The hardware is great. Now they just need to get the attractive killer app and supplement it with great value on its "second tier" library of titles.
    
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Originally Posted by Axon14 View Post

Something like the Vita simply won't appeal to a very, very casual gamer. Take my girlfriend, for example: she'll goof around on Angry Birds, but she deems anything else too serious. She only has Angry Birds because it's available to her on her mobile phone. If she had to buy a whole other device just to play that game, she'd never do it. But on the flip side, mobile phones are only growing the market; I'm sure there are some people that might get into gaming because they started by playing some on their phone.
More hardcore gamers tend to forget these simple facts as we wonder, among ourselves, why video game companies are not catering to our every whim. And video game companies are sticking with an antiquated model, though Sony finally seemed to wisen up a little with the Vita. Just sell the games digitally at a sale price every 4 months or so, as Steam does, and clean up. Price your killer apps at max retail value. But if you discount good games every so often, people will snap them up. I would never, ever but Hot Shots gold for $40, but if I saw it for $20 on PSN I'd grab it up in a second.
The hardware is great. Now they just need to get the attractive killer app and supplement it with great value on its "second tier" library of titles.

It depends on how you define "hardcore". I would say the Playstation 2 catered to the "hardcore" and that console sold a sh**load. If the Vita can hit the same "hardcore" market the ps2 did (I think it can) then it will be very successful.

Plus don't forget the "social gaming" aspect of Vita.... like the Near app. The Near App is a pretty big hook that no one has now and I doubt the iOS or anybody will have anything like it for a very long time if ever at all.

About game Vita prices..... you could always buy used Vita games. People say you can't earn trophies in used games but that's bulls---.... all you have to do is delete the data on the game cartride and BAM you can now earn trophies. The downside to buying used games though is if you want to play online you have to buy a PSN online pass ($10).
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It depends on how you define "hardcore". I would say the Playstation 2 catered to the "hardcore" and that console sold a sh**load. If the Vita can hit the same "hardcore" market the ps2 did (I think it can) then it will be very successful.
Plus don't forget the "social gaming" aspect of Vita.... like the Near app. The Near App is a pretty big hook that no one has now and I doubt the iOS or anybody will have anything like it for a very long time if ever at all.
About game Vita prices..... you could always buy used Vita games. People say you can't earn trophies in used games but that's bulls---.... all you have to do is delete the data on the game cartride and BAM you can now earn trophies. The downside to buying used games though is if you want to play online you have to buy a PSN online pass ($10).


The near app is awesome. I had about 10 people just in my area add me last night lol. Got to talking to most of the people who added me & we have alot in common. Now I got more friends that are gamers locally.

 

 

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