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Old 05-27-2018, 02:45 AM   #1
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Despite the Vita's failure, Sony CEO hints they could return to the portable game

Maybe just in the form of porting/making games to smartphones, just like Nintendo.

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PS5 Switch?

It's an interesting time for Sony. The PS4 is sitting at the top of the totem pole, encroaching 80 million in hardware sales. It's already broken into the top 10 all-time best selling console list, and is poised to break the Xbox 360's 84 million mark to enter the number six slot, in an attempt to overtake the Wii's 101 million mark. It did all this while introducing the most affordable form of mainstream VR to the market.

The Vita, however, isn't doing nearly as well. It's basically bombed in the west, and Sony is even pulling support for all physical cartridges within a year outside of Japan. Yet, John Kodera, CEO of Sony, told Bloomberg that everyone shouldn't count them out of the portable game, even in the near future.

Kodera notes, "In my opinion, rather than separating portable gaming from consoles, it’s necessary to continue thinking of [portable gaming] as one method to deliver more gaming experiences and exploring what our customers want from portable. We want to think about many options."

It's entirely possible that a traditional PS5 was in the works, but with the worldwide success of the Switch, companies are rethinking their strategy. If Nintendo's whole idea of "multiple hardware units per household" takes off, platform holders will see dollar signs that surpass the traditional one console model.


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Old 05-27-2018, 04:51 AM   #2
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They can make a successful portable system if they actually invest in marketing the damn thing or even put barely any effort in doing so.
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I don't even remember seeing ads for vita games or the system on TV.
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They can make a successful portable system if they actually invest in marketing the damn thing or even put barely any effort in doing so.
I don't think they can.

They made terrible mistakes with the Vita. They jumped ship early and kept nailing it to the floor in favor of VR, wich was a huge mistake.

Now, they burned customer confidance. Who in their right mind is gonna support them knowing they might just drop it 2 years in again?

No, i think that smartphones might be a thing for them, but console? They commited the SEGA mistake (saturn to dreamast).
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Being an JRPG fan. The PSP and the PSVita have been fantastic maybe even better then the consoles in that regard. Sony never really cared much for the PSVita and gave up early on when it came to it's own games.
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Really? Because almost all of those RPG's on vita were on the PS3 or PS4.

I think Tales of hearts R and persona 4 golden are the only exceptions i'm aware of.

The PSP is a different story.
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