Sony concedes defeat with PS Vita

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#1 Edited by charizard1605 (54348 posts) -

On the official Sony Twitter account, they sent out a tweet 'Portable Gaming Perfection' with a picture attached.

You'd expect this to be a picture of the Vita, maybe the Vita 2000, to promote their own portable handheld system, right?

Lol. No.

This is what the picture was:

Looks like Sony has thrown in the towel, guys. #Vitameansdeath

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#2 Posted by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

Sony tablet...

#3 Posted by charizard1605 (54348 posts) -

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

#4 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

Looks more like advertising their upcoming tablet. Though it seems they didn't put much thought. It might come off as if the vita isn't the ideal way to play.

#5 Edited by tonitorsi (8112 posts) -

It was a failed concept that couldn't catch on on a market that has moved on to smartphones.

They should either re-design it or introduce a PlayStation "Phablet".

#6 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6610 posts) -

So let me get this straight ,Sony is supporting a Sony product? #SDC

#7 Posted by blackace (19697 posts) -

I hope they have some new games to show at the E3 for the PS Vita. I just purchased Persona 4 Golden off Amazon.com for $20. Still got to get Y's.

#8 Edited by lamprey263 (22418 posts) -

Wasn't there a topic created yesterday of MS releasing more of their tablet integration on the Xbox One? Because it'd make sense this would be Sony's tit-for-tat response to that, less to do with the Vita and more to do with the tablet integration with the PS4. One doesn't really need to abstractly look at announcements like this to know where the Vita stands.

#9 Posted by Nike_Air (18246 posts) -

Vita had a good run.

#10 Edited by charizard1605 (54348 posts) -

So let me get this straight ,Sony is supporting a Sony product? #SDC

Yeah, Sony seems to be great at supporting all of its products. Except for, you know, the Vita.

#11 Edited by lbjkurono23 (12544 posts) -

@Nike_Air said:

Vita had a good run.

More like a sprint.

In all seriousness I have no regrets of my purchase. I'm enjoying it. Dat Hotline Miami on the go.

#12 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5883 posts) -

LMFAO cows get destroyed on a daily basis anymore. Sony cant stop wasting and bleeding money.

Bu, bu VR will be good!

#13 Posted by charizard1605 (54348 posts) -

#14 Posted by inb4uall (5120 posts) -

Wasn't there a topic created yesterday of MS releasing more of their tablet integration on the Xbox One? Because it'd make sense this would be Sony's tit-for-tat response to that, less to do with the Vita and more to do with the tablet integration with the PS4. One doesn't really need to abstractly look at announcements like this to know where the Vita stands.

Yes that much is obvious. the thread is just pointing out that their wording wasn't very well thought out considering they have an actual gaming focused handheld device

#15 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5883 posts) -

Lol cutbacks. They went back to the DS3. Sony hold back its own self as usual.

#16 Posted by j2zon2591 (2234 posts) -

Yup. IMO, this is actually part of the future.

Hope Sony can make a portable PS4 and reasonably priced with newer features, a few years from now.

It will be competing against a flurry of Full Windows 8 tablets that'll play multi-platform games around the X-1's graphical settings.

iOS/Android (Android device on the pic) will try to catch up as new multi-platform devices (Windows obviously ahead).

#17 Posted by clyde46 (43446 posts) -

Lol cutbacks. They went back to the DS3. Sony hold back its own self as usual.

No cutbacks, Sony just knows that the DS3 shits on the DS4.

#18 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3022 posts) -

No. Just no.

#19 Posted by charizard1605 (54348 posts) -

No. Just no.

Is it the Android that bothers you or the lack of the PS Vita? :p

#20 Posted by cainetao11 (15790 posts) -

@lbjkurono23 said:

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

Maybe PSNow. It is going to non Sony devices. No more exclusives LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

#21 Posted by charizard1605 (54348 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

Maybe PSNow. It is going to non Sony devices. No more exclusives LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Suddenly PS3 lost the exclusives war...

#22 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (5883 posts) -

@clyde46: I thought the DS4 shat on the DS3?????

#23 Posted by charizard1605 (54348 posts) -
#24 Posted by AppleFan1991 (3022 posts) -

@charizard1605: both for various reasons lol. The Vita is solid and their wording kinda undermines the Vita a bit. And android, well that's a whole different story.

#25 Posted by cainetao11 (15790 posts) -

@blackace said:

I hope they have some new games to show at the E3 for the PS Vita. I just purchased Persona 4 Golden off Amazon.com for $20. Still got to get Y's.

I recently picked up Injustice, and I may crack and get Amazing Spiderman discounted on PS+. Half of my game collection are PSP games though.

#26 Posted by inb4uall (5120 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

Maybe PSNow. It is going to non Sony devices. No more exclusives LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Suddenly PS3 lost the exclusives war...

Yeah after the gen is over. Who cares.

#27 Posted by clyde46 (43446 posts) -
#28 Posted by LJS9502_basic (149455 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

Looks more like advertising their upcoming tablet. Though it seems they didn't put much thought. It might come off as if the vita isn't the ideal way to play.

This exactly.

#29 Posted by freedomfreak (38143 posts) -

Why not the DS4? God, I can't imagine using the DS3 anymore.

Oh wait, I do. And it's annoying as hell.

#30 Edited by inb4uall (5120 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@clyde46: I thought the DS4 shat on the DS3?????

Lol no, the DS3 is the controller that stood the test of time.

@charizard1605 said:

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@clyde46: I thought the DS4 shat on the DS3?????

DS4 is amazing. DS3 is meh.

Lies!

Also the DS3 doesn't have an annoying light, shorter battery life, or sticks that turn to dust after 30 hours of use.

#31 Posted by cainetao11 (15790 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@clyde46: I thought the DS4 shat on the DS3?????

DS4 is amazing. DS3 is meh.

I still cant find a PS4, so I only have limited time with the DS4, but I prefer the DS3 to be honest. 360 is still my favorite controller overall.

#32 Posted by charizard1605 (54348 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@clyde46: I thought the DS4 shat on the DS3?????

DS4 is amazing. DS3 is meh.

I still cant find a PS4, so I only have limited time with the DS4, but I prefer the DS3 to be honest. 360 is still my favorite controller overall.

DS4 has great ergonomics, next to the cramped DS3.

The greatest controllers of all time are Gamecube, 360, DS4, in that order IMO

#33 Posted by cainetao11 (15790 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@charizard1605 said:

@cainetao11 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

Maybe PSNow. It is going to non Sony devices. No more exclusives LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Suddenly PS3 lost the exclusives war...

Yeah after the gen is over. Who cares.

Not according to some in the Who won second place thread. They say as long as the consoles are being made, the competition is going. If that's the case, when PSNow really gets going on tablet and PC PS3 might have the least exclusives. But I bet THEN, the gen will be over. If you get my meaning.

#34 Posted by tyloss (829 posts) -

Both that Tablet and the Vita have far superior graphics.

#35 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (2926 posts) -

I wonder if sony will make another handheld. Probably not.

#36 Posted by cainetao11 (15790 posts) -

@cainetao11 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@FoxbatAlpha said:

@clyde46: I thought the DS4 shat on the DS3?????

DS4 is amazing. DS3 is meh.

I still cant find a PS4, so I only have limited time with the DS4, but I prefer the DS3 to be honest. 360 is still my favorite controller overall.

DS4 has great ergonomics, next to the cramped DS3.

The greatest controllers of all time are Gamecube, 360, DS4, in that order IMO

Funny, the thing some complained about with the 360 controller, the batt pack in the way, is what feels strange to me on the X1 controller. Its not there, and I'm used to resting my fingers there. I like the X1 controller, but 360 is still my favorite. Although the Genesis with the curved design was like Newton getting hit on the head with the apple.

#37 Posted by inb4uall (5120 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@charizard1605 said:

@cainetao11 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

Maybe PSNow. It is going to non Sony devices. No more exclusives LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Suddenly PS3 lost the exclusives war...

Yeah after the gen is over. Who cares.

Not according to some in the Who won second place thread. They say as long as the consoles are being made, the competition is going. If that's the case, when PSNow really gets going on tablet and PC PS3 might have the least exclusives. But I bet THEN, the gen will be over. If you get my meaning.

No the gen is over. Nintendo shut down their servers already.

1st nintendo

2nd Sony

3rd Xbox

#38 Posted by cainetao11 (15790 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@cainetao11 said:

@inb4uall said:

@charizard1605 said:

@cainetao11 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

Maybe PSNow. It is going to non Sony devices. No more exclusives LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Suddenly PS3 lost the exclusives war...

Yeah after the gen is over. Who cares.

Not according to some in the Who won second place thread. They say as long as the consoles are being made, the competition is going. If that's the case, when PSNow really gets going on tablet and PC PS3 might have the least exclusives. But I bet THEN, the gen will be over. If you get my meaning.

No the gen is over. Nintendo shut down their servers already.

1st nintendo

2nd Sony

3rd Xbox

Well I disagree. The gen is over, or was over when WiiU began a new one, imo. And PS3 wasn't ahead of 360 at that point.

#39 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Ugh, The Vita got me into handheld gaming and now that i've had a taste it's over =(

Btw, that picture they posted looks terrible, uncomfortable, unfun, inconvenient, non-portable and expensive.

#40 Posted by blackace (19697 posts) -

@blackace said:

I hope they have some new games to show at the E3 for the PS Vita. I just purchased Persona 4 Golden off Amazon.com for $20. Still got to get Y's.

I recently picked up Injustice, and I may crack and get Amazing Spiderman discounted on PS+. Half of my game collection are PSP games though.

I also got Jeanne d Arc for PSP. That's what I love about PSP & 3DS. So much JRPG goodness.

#41 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2535 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@FoxbatAlpha said:

Lol cutbacks. They went back to the DS3. Sony hold back its own self as usual.

No cutbacks, Sony just knows that the DS3 shits on the DS4.

Then why design the Dual Shock 4? The original Dual Shock is archaic.

#42 Posted by hoosier7 (3667 posts) -

@charizard1605: They're just advertising their tablet? Expect more of that with PS Now as being able to play on a table is one of the major draws of it imo.

#43 Posted by inb4uall (5120 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@cainetao11 said:

@inb4uall said:

@charizard1605 said:

@cainetao11 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

Maybe PSNow. It is going to non Sony devices. No more exclusives LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Suddenly PS3 lost the exclusives war...

Yeah after the gen is over. Who cares.

Not according to some in the Who won second place thread. They say as long as the consoles are being made, the competition is going. If that's the case, when PSNow really gets going on tablet and PC PS3 might have the least exclusives. But I bet THEN, the gen will be over. If you get my meaning.

No the gen is over. Nintendo shut down their servers already.

1st nintendo

2nd Sony

3rd Xbox

Well I disagree. The gen is over, or was over when WiiU began a new one, imo. And PS3 wasn't ahead of 360 at that point.

the important part is that wii beat both of them.

#44 Posted by Mozelleple112 (6610 posts) -

@inb4uall said:

@cainetao11 said:

@inb4uall said:

@charizard1605 said:

@cainetao11 said:

@charizard1605 said:

@lbjkurono23 said:

Sony tablet...

Yep. Looks like even they've given up on their handheld. What a shame.

Maybe PSNow. It is going to non Sony devices. No more exclusives LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

Suddenly PS3 lost the exclusives war...

Yeah after the gen is over. Who cares.

Not according to some in the Who won second place thread. They say as long as the consoles are being made, the competition is going. If that's the case, when PSNow really gets going on tablet and PC PS3 might have the least exclusives. But I bet THEN, the gen will be over. If you get my meaning.

No the gen is over. Nintendo shut down their servers already.

1st nintendo

2nd Sony

3rd Xbox

Well I disagree. The gen is over, or was over when WiiU began a new one, imo. And PS3 wasn't ahead of 360 at that point.

Gen is finito.

Sales:

1. Wii

2. PS3

3. 360

Games/exclusives:

1. PS3

2. 360

3. Wii

#45 Posted by p3anut (5838 posts) -

RIP Vita!

#46 Posted by lostrib (31456 posts) -

Does the stock tablet actually connect to the PS3 controller?

#47 Edited by gamecubepad (6069 posts) -

Sony so desperate they've given up on vita and gone back to milking peripherals. >_>

also, portable gaming perfection...

#48 Posted by mems_1224 (45723 posts) -

Good. Now they can kill that shitty Vita version of Persona with the busted Chie.

#49 Posted by Bigboi500 (28804 posts) -

Should have been a picture of the 3DS.

#50 Posted by Big_Pecks (5193 posts) -

No, that tablet's vaporware is not comparable to the 3DS, the true victor.