It needs more interesting games. The only games I like so far are Little Big Planet PS Vita, Persona 4 Golden, and Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, and even then Persona 4 is a Director's Cut port while Zero Escape is available on the 3DS.
i thought from the start you could play ps1, ps2 and ps3 games from the store. i mean its shown its perfectly capable of doing all three right from day one when we first discovered the consoles actual existance.
but i thought even if they scewed us the psp was supporting the ps1 classic range or so id heard so i thought the vita would have at least had that from the start but no it didn't.
well obviously. if they didnt it wouldn't still be on the market and it wouldn't be still so high in price.
its currently the most powerful handheld device in history. and despite the games not being so great they still beat anything nintendo have done in a long time. and thats not limited to there handheld devices.
perhaps. but sales doesn't determine how good a console is. nintendo technology has been crap for a while now.
but they could sell ice to Eskimos. casual gamers are who buy there stuff people who just want to get there kids a mario game. the vita is a console bought by real gamers and has already done things no other portable console has ever done. id say that is one of the things that make it better.
I'm sure your 'real gamer' qualifications are well respected in certain sun-deprived circles but you have to understand that to the rest of us your baseless sweeping statements make you sound like a typical Sony fanboy who jumped on the Nintendo hate bandwagon and who instantly went out to buy Sony's next device powered by future potential rather than actual merit.
dont get me wrong nintendo has its good points. alot of my most cherished shildhood gaming moments were nintendo.
i love there gamecube. and the n64 was pretty bloody good to. 007 goldeneye on that console is my most played game of all time. so as you can see i dont play any favourites, but nintendo simply aren't even trying to be competitive or doing any good anymore. if they went back to making consoles and games for people who actually are there to play games and at least attempted to keep with the times even a little bit my opinions wouldn't have seemed so one sided.
but as it stands nintendos competion not just sony are totally destroying them. and as many people state on a regular basis its there amazing ability to sell thigns that have kept there sales alive as much as what it is. there console and games have very little to do with it. and it pains me to see it to, because you have no idea how bad i want to play a new metroid game that isn't flooded with all this motioon based nonesence. id prefer it 2d but perfectly happy with 3d also.
also you are right i did buy the vita based on potential. but could you blame me? im a massive first person shooter fan, so i jumped at the chance to get a console with 2 analog sticks and the graphical capabilities of a ps3. the tilt and augmented reality do annoy the hell out of me mind you and have ruined a number of titles ive played. whether its poorly implemented or poorly used im not completely sure but currently that part of the console is a huge fail.
So they aren't specifically catering to you, fine. But don't give us this nonsense about Sony totally destroying them because that is demonstrably ludicrous. Especially with all the reports of Sony's failing subsidiaries, their sales numbers plummeting and their biggest holiday title being a clone of Super Smash Bros.
I'm also not convinced that you even know what Nintendo is actually doing wrong. From your responses it seems like you just looked at Wii Sports and figured that every Nintendo game is somehow like that.
no well if you want to focus on the wii its a rehashed console. it was based on an old and failed console. i forget its exact name but the wii was basically a re-release of it with a new control and different looking exterior. obvious some updates parts but its foundations were basically the same.
but that aside lets such forget about that for a moment. the games obviously focus heavy on motion based stuff. i mean why would they the cnsole is built around that concept. but its that fact that lets the console down. when i come home from a hard day i want to relax when playing a game not have to work while playing. and the longer my arm is up trying to play the games the less accurate i am because im becoming more and more tired from using it.
that and soo many other things let it down. now wwe look at the games on the console, virtually every good game ive found on that console is just a rehash of something they did previous. like mario tennis for example just the same game with a slightly different layout. that was just an example but most games you can buy ona previous console and you'll find its remarkably similar to there current title. there are some exceptions but alot of those exceptions can be bought on other consoles.
now i move to there eshop. now there is good and bad there. every game has screenshots and they all load quickly. each title they have also has a trailer you can watch for free and they also load quick. i give them praise for that because nintendo dont have so much as a single screenshot in there store. however theres never any new titles in there store. i have a 3ds and i just want to play some older games on there. there is some old gameboy games in there store but there was only a couple of them.
they also rewarded some people a wile back with a pack with some good old games in it. metorid fusion being one of them. would it have killed them to make those titles available for others to purchase at some point?
i mean i just want to play some gameboy advance games, some NES even SNES would be nice anything...but theres nothing. they put up current 3ds titles and thats about it...i dont have an xbox 360 anymore and i never used there store so i cant comment on them. but sony they have not all there old titles but the best of them accessable to any user to repurchase and download onto there console. granted the vita still isn't able to get ps2 or ps3 games from the store but there normal consoles can get them.
hopefully ive fairly provided good and bad points of each company. although everything ive said up till now is truth, hopefully the orguemnt isn't as one sided with what ive provided this time.
in anycase your arguments thus far have relyed heavily on sales statistics. and that isn't always very accurate. espeically considering most playstation users are buying online at the moment for the vita and those sales stats are for actual units sold in store.
plus once they release a few more titles like gta i suspect those figures will sky rocket. nintendo have released a majority of there good titles already. that and there incredibly, unparrelleled sales abilities are what i think have made there stats what they are. as soon as they release paper mario and luigis masion 2 (im actually waiting for that last title, its the reason i own the console. well that and mario 3d land.) there slaes will spick a bit and they wont have a good new title until super smash bros which wont be out for ages. so that console wont go much further...
like everyyproduct theres a point were it reaches it pinacle. i elieve the 3ds isn't there yet but its not to far off. i believe the vita hasn't even really begun to yet. i believe in six months time the sales stats for both consoles will be a very different picture.
anyway all this talk of portable consoles i just realized why does microsoft (the people who own xbox) have a portable console?
No, you cannot seriously claim that a videogame system is better, when the games are "not being so great". Technically yes, the hardware is probably more powerful than a 3DS (barring the 3D screen), but the games are the reason to buy the hardware. It could ten times more powerful, but it means nothing if there are no games.
your points are right. power doesn't mean better. but i thought i made the point in that [ppost that although the games aren't so great they are still better then everything out on the portable consoles at the moment.