Posted 22 June 2012 - 00:37
I have absolutely no doubt at all in my mind that the Vita will wind up being successful. Yes, I am well aware of the horrid sales basically to begin with. People can also bring up the point about tablets taking away the market. No doubt it is somewhat the truth, but for "real" gaming, there is simply no better experience then a dedicated handheld device. I put real in quotes as obviously there are some very enjoyable gaming experiences to be had on other tablet like mobile devices and phones. But those games that do work on those devices are a very specific type of game. The control scheme is usually incredibly simplistic. No doubt fun, but incredibly simplistic.
And I truly believe that people enjoy gaming enough that there are enough people who eventually want a fuller gaming experience on the go. They already have a console. They also already have a smartphone or iPad. And they will be willing to carry one more device to have that much deeper gaming experience. And this is a small example of titles convincing people it is finally time to pick the Vita up.
There will be even more titles within a year, maybe even two. And as soon as a Gran Turismo gets announced, or a Grand Theft Auto, there are enough gamers who are gonna want in on that action. It is no doubt not going to be the same sales that we have seen historically in the dedicated market, but it will be enough sales to the point the Vita will make a full "recovery." It is going to be a painfully slow recovery, but nevertheless, it will eventually see success. A price drop for the holidays will also go a long way.
Main reason I believe this... it is truly a fantastic piece of hardware. It already has some damn good experiences to be had, and it is just going to keep getting better.