Sony missed an opportunity with God Eater 2

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#1 Posted by gamenerd15 (4529 posts) -

Why did Sony allow God Eater 2 to be developed for the PSP. God Eater is a game that could spike Vita sales, but Sony blew its chance. I wanted this handheld to do well, but Sony keeps shooting itself in the foot again and again.

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#2 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

Because it was already annunced/leaked in Japan for close to a year.

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#3 Posted by Juanny_Mallardo (25 posts) -



http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/18/god-eater-2-announced-for-psp-and-vita-simultaneous-release/

Fear not.

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#4 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -



http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/18/god-eater-2-announced-for-psp-and-vita-simultaneous-release/

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It's just the PSP versions upscaled, like Lord of Apocalypse. Still good though.

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#5 Posted by damann22 (7655 posts) -

Upscaled or not Im siding with the OP. They really need to slowly release less games on the psp and focus on the vita. But this probably wont happen for at least another year since the psp has such a strong foothold in JP.

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#6 Posted by gamenerd15 (4529 posts) -

I kind of get why Sony does not want to drop support for the PSP due to the large fanbase in Japan, but if God Eater 2 was exclusive to the Vita, then a lot of people that bought the PSP would buy the handheld. Dragon's Crown is another game that should have been a Vita exclusive. Sony needs to get SEGA to make a Yakuza game for Vite. That would help sell the system. A port of a four year old Wii game is not going to get systems off shelves. Phantasy Star Online 2 is impressive for the platform, but then again, the Japanese are not really into online that much.

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#7 Posted by Ghost120x (5224 posts) -
God eater 2 was being made way before the vita even released so it is too far along for them to start from scratch. Plus this has nothing to do with Sony, as namco the publisher decides what platform this game goes on.
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#8 Posted by Spinnerweb (2995 posts) -

First there's a Vita version being developed, and second; Sony isn't developing GE2, Namco is.

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#9 Posted by gamenerd15 (4529 posts) -

God eater 2 was being made way before the vita even released so it is too far along for them to start from scratch. Plus this has nothing to do with Sony, as namco the publisher decides what platform this game goes on.Ghost120x

My point is that Sony should have abandoned the PSP and so that developers would go for the Vita. With the PSP still in action, no one will ever see great things on the Vita from third parties. Why develop for a platform no one has, when there are 70 million PSP's out there. Software sells systems. Persona 4 helped spike sales a little and the same would have been said if God Eater 2 was exclusive to the Vita.

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#10 Posted by Granpire (2749 posts) -
So if Sony stopped selling PSPs, you think every PSP developer would instantly move over to the Vita? (assuming that's what "abandoning the PSP" means...) Who's to say they wouldn't simply move to the 3DS, which is arguably more similar to the PSP? Abandoning the PSP just wouldn't make sense for Sony. It still makes them money, and it needs such money to be able to push the Vita off. And Sony itself is doing what it can. None of its first-party studios are actually developing for the PSP anymore.
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#11 Posted by gamenerd15 (4529 posts) -

So if Sony stopped selling PSPs, you think every PSP developer would instantly move over to the Vita? (assuming that's what "abandoning the PSP" means...) Who's to say they wouldn't simply move to the 3DS, which is arguably more similar to the PSP? Abandoning the PSP just wouldn't make sense for Sony. It still makes them money, and it needs such money to be able to push the Vita off. And Sony itself is doing what it can. None of its first-party studios are actually developing for the PSP anymore.Granpire

If the developer of the game did not want to develop for the Vita, then why is there a Vita version? If the developer was not interested in the Vita, why isn't God Eater 2 just a PSP game? In order for new hardware to sell, in needs exclusive games that people are interested in. Keeping the PSP around only gives the impression that there is no reason to buy a Vita. The same thing happened with the PS3. Sony kept the PS2 around and third parties chose to keep developing for last generation. This is why the 360 library looks so big. Microsoft cut off the orignal Xbox and forced developers into moving to the 360. Since the system had games, people went out and bought it. Sony is giving people no reason to buy a Vita with PSP still around. The developers of God Eater could have still made the same game. It is not like anyone is saying that they need to use the maximum power the Vita has inside of it.

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#12 Posted by Granpire (2749 posts) -
Big third-party publishers don't care how well the Vita does, though. They just want to sell games! I'd imagine Sony provided incentives for God Eater 2 to be Sony-exclusive, but as a third-party publisher, Namco-Bandai probably wanted their game on the PSP, because that's where the money's at (In Japan, especially). Sony's always been known for producing/selling consoles long past their generational lifespan, and the PSP will be no exception. It makes them money! I think you're being a little dramatic about this. That I know of, God Eater 2 is the only game being released on the PSP and Vita (besides some major sports games), and I don't think the similarity of games is what's causing gamers not to buy the Vita.