Originally Posted by Sylon
Understand this is a portable gaming system, it will sell once the games for it are good enough and plenty enough. There is no blockbuster title on the vita, aside from uncharted. You'd have to be one hell of a fan to buy a new console JUST for that, or you are an impulse buyer. Sony needs to bring in some AAA games, not just the big names but actually deliver.
People have tablets, smartphones for all the other stuff. Sony is struggling enough selling it as a gaming machine, not like their phones/tablets sell particularly well.
I would look at Gravity Rush to be more a AAA title than Uncharted. I have plenty of Vita games to keep me busy. The psp was a skip for me because I couldn't stand having only one d pad. Now that I have a vita I've been going back through and playing all the games that I've missed as well as the vita games that are slowly being released.
Personal, I don't feel enough risk were taken with Uncharted. The game had a lot potential but didn't end up being as good as I hoped it would be.
Originally Posted by Tippy
Nobody is going to carry around a Vita or 3DS because their iPhones and Samsung Galaxy's can achieve the same amount of entertainment. It's not about graphics when it comes to portable gaming, it's portability - i.e. people don't want to carry around more than 1 large rectangular device.
I'm in the samsung Galaxy camp and yes I do game a bit on my phone and here is the result:
1) It kills my battery life leaving less phone time which is what it is used for.
2) Great for casual games but doesn't have a lot of higher end content that I actually find enjoyable. At least not when you compared it to the Vita which completely blows my phone out of the water in the game department.
3) Phone calls and saves. Phone calls can close your game if the android system chooses not to keep them open. Not all big developers have built in save features that saves your games every few minutes so all is not lost.
To me, phone games need fast saves and needs to be able to be enjoyed in quick sessions. With the Vita I'm looking for more of a challenge that might take some more time than I would want on my phone.