Vita hackers suggest Vita successor is in the works

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    Take this with a grain of salt as it's just a guess from Vita hackers xyz and yifan lu. xyz made a post about how Sony was able to fix Henkaku in firmware 3.61 and 3.63. You can check it out here. In the post he says that Sony's fix in 3.61 was enough to kill off Henkaku, yet he finds it odd that Sony even further put more effort in blocking Henkaku with firmware 3.63, two months after xyz made public how Henkaku works. He suggests that it doesn't make sense for Sony to implement an unnecessarily throughout Henkaku fix for a console that is considered legacy hardware by its manufacturer, unless Sony is working on a new handheld, arguably and possibly to compete with the Nintendo Switch. Fellow hacker yifan lu provided further backup. Check out his tweet below.


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    I'm kinda inclined to believe it but fear it'll suffer the same fate as the Vitanic.
    Then again, with the advances in mobile hardware, processing power is no longer limited (batteries are) so it wouldn't be to odd for Sony to release a Vita successor.

    This time I hope for non proprietary storage (64 GB memcard have corruption issues, yay Sony) and less shitty OLED screens.
    Don't get me wrong, I fucking love the OLED on the 1000 but the screen suffers from blotches and OLED rot or whatever you want to call it.
     
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    If this is true, i'm curious to what Sony will do differently from the Vita. The Vita flopped in my own opinion. I have only purchased a total of three games for that beast of a handheld. If it wasn't for Yifanlu and xyz, i would have never picked up that thing again.
     
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    looks nice...

    EXCEPT THAT FUCKING SHOULDER BUTTON PLACEMENT
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    Even if the Vita is a failure, they can still make money from games either physically or digitally, so it still makes sense to patch it.

    If they do make a 'Vita 2', I wonder if it will be a mobile phone similar to the Xperia Play?
     
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    It is a really old mockup of the, back then, assumption of how the PSP2 would look like.
    Pic is like what, from '09?

    Sony treated the Vita like an unwanted child.
    There was supposed to be a Bioshock game for it.
    Not to mention a shit ton of more games which never got past alpha/techdemo state.
     
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    I'm confused why them fixing firmware for vita means they're making a new handheld? a new vita version i could understand. but what does vita firmware have to do with a hypothetical new handheld?
     
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    I actually just learned about the cancelled Bioshock game last week and that made me super pissed. The original Bioshock sits at #4 of my top 10 games i've ever played. I would have played that thing nonstop if it came out for the vita
     
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    Lmao, that's just a mock-up I picked up while searching for a Vita 2 news picture :P
     
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    Possibly shared code?
    Nintendo has recycled the 3DS's code for the Switch.

    You're not the only one.
    I've known for years that it was cancelled.
    If you dig through old posts on announced Vita games, you can see how much potential that thing had.
     
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    Maybe, but then surely they'd save the fix for the new handheld no?
     
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    inb4 it's graphically superior to the switch but doesnt sell because it's not nintendo.
     
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    Hmm. It does fit in line with the fact that Sony has been doing R&D on handhelds, including having a patent that is exceptionally similar to the Switch. But as for the firmware thing, I'm a bit unsure if that's really too big a deal. The vita is "legacy" in America, sure, but you have tons of Japanese games still releasing for it, and I would assume that Sony would need to push out firmware updates to prevent devs from getting angry, since they would be releasing games on a consistent basis, on a fully hacked firmware. That seems more like a thing they're doing for the developer's sake, and not something to prove that there's a new successor console in the works.
     
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    Probably to reduce costs.
    Then again, it's Sony.
    You know they never can keep secrets inside their consoles ;')
     
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    Sony Fanboys do exist, but even they realized how bad the Vita was. The system was very powerful but developers were making highend-ish games at 2/3 profit of a console game.
     
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    Vita still has a pretty strong lineup of upcoming games in Japan. If a successor does happen, then I would be stoked about that.
     
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    Stronger vita with L3 R3 L2 R2 buttons and HDMI out.
     
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    Not a chance in hell.
     
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    CMon $ony, give us a favor and let ur Vita go :)
     
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    Whats vita successor? When will it release?