PlayStation Vita production officially ends in Japan

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  1. tbb043

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    they were still making this failure? even the wii u seemed successful in comparison
     
  2. FAST6191

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    Wonder how history will ultimately view this one. I reckon it could either go a Saturn (flop at the time with some bonehead decisions but several highly sought after games) or go a N64 (horribly aged failure with a few notable efforts).

    Assuming firmware updates stop with this (barring any fun and games with the EU or something in years to come like saw that 360 update a while back) do we have relatively achievable hacks for any commercially sold Vita out there?
     
  3. WaluigiMan

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    yay
     
  4. Retroboy

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    I'm surprised the vita has finally stopped production...... not.

    It's a shame because the system had great potential, but if Sony couldn't be bothered to back it then no wonder third parties didn't.

    I liked that Sony pushed portable console hardware to something Nintendo never would, it had great promise for console quality portable games.

    Now I cant see Sony doing another portable console for a while, theirs no sense with the switch on the market and chances are it gets littered with its indy shit.

    Or if Sony are able to allow remote play of titles you own on disc, streamed to your handheld device and play on the go.
     
  5. raxadian

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    The 3DS/2DS is still going... for now.
     
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    They were still producing it??
     
  7. sblast3

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    You may be surprised by this, but the Vita had a fairly successful run in Japan, outselling the N64 and Gamecube.
    http://www.vgchartz.com/analysis/platform_totals/Hardware/JP/


    7 years is a good life cycle for a handheld console, especially when you consider that the iPhone 4S came out a few months before the Vita. With the rise of the Switch and Sony USA screwing over Japanese developers, it's also a good time for it to retire.
     
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  8. Memoir

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    No surprise at all, actually. The Vita has always been a huge hit in Japan due to the on-the-go nature of that country.
     
  9. p1ngpong

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    AS I said, no good portable consoles are being made any more.
     
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  10. LuigiXL

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    RIP. Amazing little thing.

    PS: Does anyone know the RRP and a good game store in Tokyo where I might pick one up for a decent price?
     
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  11. raxadian

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    The Vita is really unpopular in Japan, you are better buying it online. Unless your Japanese kanji reading and writing is really good, in that case you should be asking in a Japanese gaming forum.
     
  12. Coto

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    1) I think the Vita should´ve had used a better GPU since that´d have hidden the system slower CPU. (like switch does), so the aging hardware would somewhat stand out

    2) any smartphone from 2013+ has similar hardware.

    3) and Sony should've supported something like registering your UMDs online for a small fee so these could've acquired through PSN. Ninty knew very well backwards compatibility was a great deal (and they did it for years) as a backup plan if the selling points of a given console would flop.
     
  13. Silent_Gunner

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    "It was not by my hand that I could not buy your games. I was denied the ability to play the games I downloaded, by the proprietary cards that no one should've had to buy in 2011/2012 when microSD cards were on the horizon!"
     
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  14. raxadian

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    Unless they figure a way to make it compatible, Gamefreak is gonna get a lot of heat from people who use the paid Pokebank service that are unable to transfer Pokemon to Sword and Shield.
     
  15. Silent_Gunner

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    Eh, it's winding down at this point, the only game that I can think of that's a new release is the US localization of Persona Q2. I'd rather have a port of Persona 5 (preferably the new enhanced version) to the Switch. Nintendo better not perform self sabotage and make a successor to the DS product line though if that quote from Furukawa was anything to go by a year ago!
     
  16. raxadian

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    Well, if by new games you mean no ports, we did had Wario Ware Gold last year.

    Then there is the pointless remake of Bowser Inside Story, that yes is a remake we are getting this year.

    Nintendo will keep the 2DS/3DS going until Pokemon Sword and Shield is released, then maybe a year more so people has time to transfer their Pokemon from the Pokebank.

    So yeah, the 2DS/3DS either dies at the end of this year or on the next year.

    Considering the rampant piracy, is a miracle they haven't killed the console already.
     
  17. matpower

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    There are public exploits to versions up to 3.68, and two unreleased exploits for versions 3.69 and 3.70, a downgrade tool which allows you to go back to the golden standard 3.60 firmware, a FreeShop-like utility, plugins to allow newer games to run in any version, a full PSP virtual machine, a thriving homebrew community, etc.

    And unlike the 3DS scene, it hasn't died out. It is pretty much full blown unlocked, even hardware encryption has been cracked.
     
  18. nathone

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    Wouldn't be surprised if Sony continue putting out stability updates even though the hardware is EOL...
     
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    Too bad the proprietary memory cards suck and are overpriced.
     
  20. matpower

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    SD2Vita is a thing, dude. If you have a 1000, you just have to get the cheapest memory card and then you can go SD2Vita, on the 2000, the internal storage is enough to set it up.
     
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