Sony Direct: Web Based Conference To Announce PS Vita Games (Lol PS Vita)

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#1 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -

Ripping off yet another thing from Nintendo (I'm kidding! :P), Sony has announced that, in the vein of Nintendo's hit (albeit almost always anti climactic) Nintendo Direct web based conferences, they will be hosting one on March 9, 2012. This conference will be held to announce as yet unannounced Vita games.

According to Sony's announcement, the broadcast will include information about unannounced Vita titles, upcoming releases, and Vita services, as well as new information about in-release titles. The broadcast will feature presentations from game creators.

I will be updating the OP with any more information that we get, but in any case, this should be interesting. The Vita is floundering, and it has no momentum as of right now. Some major announcements would certainly change that.

Tune in to the official event site on March 9, 2012, 8PM Japan Time to watch the conference.

EDIT:

Here are the timings for other time zones:

6AM ET, 3/9/12
5AM CT, 3/9/12
3AM PT, 3/9/12
11AM GMT, 3/9/12
7PM Australia (Perth), 3/9/12
4.30 PM IST, 3/9/12

EDIT 2: Here's the link to an English liveblog.

  • Phantasy Star Online 2 coming 2013.

DETAILS OF WHAT WAS ANNOUNCED

THERE WAS NO CONFERENCE, JUST A COLLECTION OF VIDEOS DETAILING UPCOMING GAMES. What upcoming games, you asked?

  • Phantasty Star Online 2
  • Super Robot Wars
  • Persona 4
  • JRPG is Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki (thanks Frostbyte)
  • Gundam Mosou
  • MGS HD edition
  • Inafune project discovery
  • New announcement about UMD transfer (don't understand Japanese)

courtsey of NeoGAF

So it was basically the biggest troll move ever. No new games announced. Well, no system sellers anyway. Except for Phantasy Star Online 2. And that's due in 2013. A year from now.

The Vita has a long, long year ahead of it in Japan.

#2 Posted by Shirokishi_ (11206 posts) -

Sounds good to me. Here's hoping some good looking exclusives are announced. Looking for an excuse to get one.

#3 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
more japanese streaming goodness? SWEET
#4 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

More Japanese games that'll never see the light of day overseas?

#5 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -
I've added some more time zones to the OP. If you guys have any more time zone conversions (or any corrections), please let me know and I will add them to the OP ASAP.
#6 Posted by nitekids2004 (2981 posts) -

Vita needs some Japanese-centric games fast.

#7 Posted by Renzokucant (3148 posts) -
i dont think its floundering... its certainly not power swimming, its not sinking either.. its in a comfortable spot. time shall reveal all though
#8 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -
i dont think its floundering... its certainly not power swimming, its not sinking either.. its in a comfortable spot. time shall reveal all thoughRenzokucant
In Japan? it's about to dip to sub 10k levels. It's not just floundering, its Gamecube levels of failing.
#9 Posted by Renzokucant (3148 posts) -
[QUOTE="Renzokucant"]i dont think its floundering... its certainly not power swimming, its not sinking either.. its in a comfortable spot. time shall reveal all thoughcharizard1605
In Japan? it's about to dip to sub 10k levels. It's not just floundering, its Gamecube levels of failing.

gamecube was a valid and popular system with legs for over 6 years all the way up until nintendo's new system...
#10 Posted by Renzokucant (3148 posts) -
besides, Japan =/= world, just like America =/= world.. world = world
#11 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
they NEED japanese centric games... bad
#12 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -
[QUOTE="Renzokucant"] gamecube was a valid and popular system with legs for over 6 years all the way up until nintendo's new system...

A system with next to no third party support and failing sales that barely lasted the expected lifespan of a console. It was a wonderful system, and I love it, but it was a monumental disaster.
besides, Japan =/= world, just like America =/= world.. world = worldRenzokucant
Worldwide, the Vita has sold 1.2 million so far. This includes the 600k that it sold in Japan since its December launch. Hardly what I would call a 'comfortable spot.'
#13 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -
they NEED japanese centric games... badcampzor
To quote myself from Neogaf: [Quote=" "]A new Demons/Dark Souls game exclusive to the Vita by From Software. It's the one arrangement that would really not only legitimize the Vita in Japan, but also open up the series to a wider audience.

#14 Posted by Nega3 (1069 posts) -

A Souls game on the Vita would be AWESOME!

#15 Posted by Shirokishi_ (11206 posts) -

A new Demons/Dark Souls game exclusive to the Vita by From Software. It's the one arrangement that would really not only legitimize the Vita in Japan, but also open up the series to a wider audience.

Oh my lord... Please Sony... please From Software....
Not exactly a pick up and play/handheld game but sweet jebus Id be all over that.

#16 Posted by Slashkice (13774 posts) -

I'm going to guess imageepoch is going to be present. They have an announcement in Famitsu, which hits shelves the day before this event.

Oh, and FFVII Remake.

#17 Posted by finalfantasy94 (27024 posts) -

well lets hope most of those games are not ports of console games.

#18 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
with all the software that the psp is selling...do you think that japan WANT retail copies of games and hence not buying a vita because they can only buy them digitally? Oh wait...there is a umd program isnt there?
#19 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"]with all the software that the psp is selling...do you think that japan WANT retail copies of games and hence not buying a vita because they can only buy them digitally? Oh wait...there is a umd program isnt there?

But you CAN buy PS Vita games at retail. And yes, there is a UMD Passport Program too (though it's pretty much useless). The Vita isn't selling because it has no games, plain and simple. Once it gets games, it will sell. Same as the 3DS.
#20 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="campzor"]with all the software that the psp is selling...do you think that japan WANT retail copies of games and hence not buying a vita because they can only buy them digitally? Oh wait...there is a umd program isnt there?

But you CAN buy PS Vita games at retail. And yes, there is a UMD Passport Program too (though it's pretty much useless). The Vita isn't selling because it has no games, plain and simple. Once it gets games, it will sell. Same as the 3DS.

no i meant psp games (retail) FOR vita. Im sure that is at the back of a lot of japanese folk.
#21 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"][QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="campzor"]with all the software that the psp is selling...do you think that japan WANT retail copies of games and hence not buying a vita because they can only buy them digitally? Oh wait...there is a umd program isnt there?

But you CAN buy PS Vita games at retail. And yes, there is a UMD Passport Program too (though it's pretty much useless). The Vita isn't selling because it has no games, plain and simple. Once it gets games, it will sell. Same as the 3DS.

no i meant psp games (retail) FOR vita. Im sure that is at the back of a lot of japanese folk.

Backwards compatibility certainly matters in this case, because the Vita is not just competing with the 3DS, it is also competing with the PSP. If it were fully backwards compatible with the PSP, this would not be the case. It is somewhat similar to the situation with PS2 and PS3 back in 2007.
#22 Posted by nintendoboy16 (28527 posts) -
[QUOTE="charizard1605"][QUOTE="Renzokucant"]i dont think its floundering... its certainly not power swimming, its not sinking either.. its in a comfortable spot. time shall reveal all thoughRenzokucant
In Japan? it's about to dip to sub 10k levels. It's not just floundering, its Gamecube levels of failing.

gamecube was a valid and popular system with legs for over 6 years all the way up until nintendo's new system...

GameCube had legs? What? :?
#24 Posted by waltefmoney (18030 posts) -

Open world WRPG Sony, you know you want to.

#25 Posted by Basinboy (11536 posts) -

Bets CoD will be shown?

#26 Posted by SRTtoZ (4800 posts) -

Awesome news for us Vita owners. Just got done playing Wipeout and Lumines...my god so gorgeous.

#27 Posted by Slashkice (13774 posts) -

I think Phantasy Star Victory and the next Project Diva are likely announcements too.

I'm not expecting any megatons like Type-0 2 yet.

#28 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
kaz avatars, im calling it
#29 Posted by shinrabanshou (8458 posts) -

LTTP: Sony copies Nintendo again!

#30 Posted by shinrabanshou (8458 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"]they NEED japanese centric games... badcharizard1605
To quote myself from Neogaf:
A new Demons/Dark Souls game exclusive to the Vita by From Software. It's the one arrangement that would really not only legitimize the Vita in Japan, but also open up the series to a wider audience.

Interesting. They could turn Sony-owned Demon's Souls IP into their "handheld" IP for the series, without conflict with Dark Souls which can be a multiplatform console IP.

The game would probably work well with the Japanese portable market.

+

One Piece exclusive.

+

Monster Hunter Portable 4th

#31 Posted by hakanakumono (27455 posts) -

Ripping off yet another thing from Nintendo

charizard1605

I know. Nintendo may not have invented conferences, but they made them popular. Sony just biting off Nintendo again.

#32 Posted by hakanakumono (27455 posts) -

I'm going to guess imageepoch is going to be present. They have an announcement in Famitsu, which hits shelves the day before this event.

Oh, and FFVII Remake.

Slashkice

Maybe we'll see some Japanese games that are based on compelling concepts instead of cute girls.

Nah.

#33 Posted by SRTtoZ (4800 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"]

Ripping off yet another thing from Nintendo

hakanakumono

I know. Nintendo may not have invented conferences, but they made them popular. Sony just biting off Nintendo again.

Yep, lets remember that Nintendo invented conferences like they invented motion controls and white bread.

#34 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -

Bets CoD will be shown?

Basinboy
Why in the world would they show Call of Duty at a Japan oriented Japanese conference? Seriously...

LTTP: Sony copies Nintendo again!

shinrabanshou
Already said that :P

Interesting. They could turn Sony-owned Demon's Souls IP into their "handheld" IP for the series, without conflict with Dark Souls which can be a multiplatform console IP.

The game would probably work well with the Japanese portable market.

+

One Piece exclusive.

+

Monster Hunter Portable 4th

shinrabanshou
One Piece has already had a game on the 3DS, if I am not wrong. Unless of course, you meant that they should have an exclusive One Piece game, in which case I agree. Monster Hunter on Vita.... ehhh, seems like a stretch at this point, to be honest. Capcom seems committed to the 3DS as far as that franchise is concerned.
#35 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -

[QUOTE="charizard1605"]

Ripping off yet another thing from Nintendo

hakanakumono

I know. Nintendo may not have invented conferences, but they made them popular. Sony just biting off Nintendo again.

Totally. Before Nintendo came along, the general public didn't care two hoots about conferences.
#36 Posted by _Matt_ (9591 posts) -

Hmm, usually not fussed about Japanese games... Though if they did announce something like a portable Demon's Souls type game... I don't think I would ever get my trousers clean!

Cheers for the thread Char

#37 Posted by shinrabanshou (8458 posts) -

Maybe they'll just throw everything and hope it sticks.

Final Love Hunter Musou Hearts Plus.

I would buy that.

#38 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -

Hmm, usually not fussed about Japanese games... Though if they did announce something like a portable Demon's Souls type game... I don't think I would ever get my trousers clean!

Cheers for the thread Char

_Matt_

Buy a new pair! Keep plenty spare :P

Maybe they'll just throw everything and hope it sticks.

Final Love Hunter Musou Hearts Plus.

I would buy that.

shinrabanshou

I think it will be New Final Pocket Love Hunter Mosou Hearts Quest Plus

#39 Posted by hakanakumono (27455 posts) -

[QUOTE="hakanakumono"]

[QUOTE="charizard1605"]

Ripping off yet another thing from Nintendo

SRTtoZ

I know. Nintendo may not have invented conferences, but they made them popular. Sony just biting off Nintendo again.

Yep, lets remember that Nintendo invented conferences like they invented motion controls and white bread.

I forgot about white bread, those clever geniuses.

#40 Posted by SRTtoZ (4800 posts) -

Hmm, usually not fussed about Japanese games... Though if they did announce something like a portable Demon's Souls type game... I don't think I would ever get my trousers clean!

Cheers for the thread Char

_Matt_

A portable Demons souls?? My life would be over...

How bout a Skies of Arcadia remake....zomg.

#41 Posted by babycakin (1597 posts) -

yes yes that's fine, Sony also going the conference route like Nintendo, but man its just a conference lol. If I was Nintendo, I would be flattered. Man, I hope I HOPE Type 0 gets announced for US!! Make it happen conference!

#42 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -

[QUOTE="SRTtoZ"]

[QUOTE="hakanakumono"]

I know. Nintendo may not have invented conferences, but they made them popular. Sony just biting off Nintendo again.

hakanakumono

Yep, lets remember that Nintendo invented conferences like they invented motion controls and white bread.

I forgot about white bread, those clever geniuses.

And sliced bread. Don't forget sliced bread.
#43 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

[QUOTE="_Matt_"]

Hmm, usually not fussed about Japanese games... Though if they did announce something like a portable Demon's Souls type game... I don't think I would ever get my trousers clean!

Cheers for the thread Char

SRTtoZ

A portable Demons souls?? My life would be over...

How bout a Skies of Arcadia remake....zomg.

demons souls would be a terrible thing for the vita... imagine the stockpile of thrown vitas.

#44 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -

[QUOTE="SRTtoZ"]

[QUOTE="_Matt_"]

Hmm, usually not fussed about Japanese games... Though if they did announce something like a portable Demon's Souls type game... I don't think I would ever get my trousers clean!

Cheers for the thread Char

campzor

A portable Demons souls?? My life would be over...

How bout a Skies of Arcadia remake....zomg.

demons souls would be a terrible thing for the vita... imagine the stockpile of thrown vitas.

Causing more people to go and buy replacement units, driving sales through the roof. It's genius!

#45 Posted by _Matt_ (9591 posts) -

[QUOTE="hakanakumono"]

[QUOTE="SRTtoZ"]

Yep, lets remember that Nintendo invented conferences like they invented motion controls and white bread.

charizard1605

I forgot about white bread, those clever geniuses.

And sliced bread. Don't forget sliced bread.

and grilled cheese toasties! :o

On topic, I really cannot get hyped for this conference at all. I can just imagine it being some kind of new FF Crisis Core, or other JRPG along those lines. Fine for Japan and those who like that sorta thing I guess though...

#46 Posted by _Matt_ (9591 posts) -

[QUOTE="campzor"]

[QUOTE="SRTtoZ"]

A portable Demons souls?? My life would be over...

How bout a Skies of Arcadia remake....zomg.

charizard1605

demons souls would be a terrible thing for the vita... imagine the stockpile of thrown vitas.

Causing more people to go and buy replacement units, driving sales through the roof. It's genius!

I would never throw my hard earned cash like that! *plays Demon's Souls for 5 minutes on the Vita and throws at wall*.... :cry:

#47 Posted by _Matt_ (9591 posts) -

[QUOTE="_Matt_"]

Hmm, usually not fussed about Japanese games... Though if they did announce something like a portable Demon's Souls type game... I don't think I would ever get my trousers clean!

Cheers for the thread Char

charizard1605

Buy a new pair! Keep plenty spare :P

I shall have to buy many a spare pair if that were announced!

#48 Posted by charizard1605 (63117 posts) -

and grilled cheese toasties! :o

On topic, I really cannot get hyped for this conference at all. I can just imagine it being some kind of new FF Crisis Core, or other JRPG along those lines. Fine for Japan and those who like that sorta thing I guess though...

_Matt_
And sunlight! Yeah, one up that And I don't know, more Japan oriented titles means more Japan sales, means more third party support, means more games for the system, means increased likelihood of a game you DO want coming to the system. I'd say that works out.
#49 Posted by SRTtoZ (4800 posts) -

I acutally never threw my controller during Demons or Dark souls. Although I did throw my Logitech g35 headset at the wall and broke it from playing SSF4 :( Fighting games get to me more than anything, so maybe I shouldnt get SFxT

#50 Posted by babycakin (1597 posts) -

I acutally never threw my controller during Demons or Dark souls. Although I did throw my Logitech g35 headset at the wall and broke it from playing SSF4 :( Fighting games get to me more than anything, so maybe I shouldnt get SFxT

SRTtoZ

sounds like you really into it :D, more reason for you to get SF x T jaja