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Over 100 PS Vita Titles Coming in 2013

By - Source: VG247 | B 17 comments

The Vita has quite a few games coming down the pipeline.

The Vita's release slate has been quite paltry since its release in February last year. Since the handheld has been rather slow to cinch developers and move numbers at retail, naysayers were certain that the Vita would be another dud handheld.

Like the 3DS, a price drop did the Vita some good and helped revitalize the Vita's sales figures to the point that it's managed to scrape by the 3DS in sales.

Moving forward from 2013, Sony's plan for moving units is to do the only thing it can: bring more software on board. PlayStation’s Director of Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation Don Mesa revealed to IGN in an interview that Sony's got over 100 titles in the pipeline for just this year. One of these titles is Telltale's award-winning point-and-click The Walking Dead. Others include Hotline Miami, Thomas Was Alone, and Frozen Synapse. While Sony is definitely playing the indie angle for the Vita, there will be AAA releases coming too.

Mesa then went on to reveal some of the Vita's stats. Apparently, a third of the content sold for Vita is done digitally through the PlayStation Store. In a survey Sony conducted on Vita users, 90% of Vita users use it on a regular basis, that is to say at least once a week, and the average usage for those that took the survey is 18.7 hours a week.

Impressive figures and upcoming titles aside, will it be enough to make the PS Vita a success? The same strategy worked for the 3DS, but can Sony deliver as good or better titles? It'll take plenty for the company to turn the Vita's fortunes around. Bringing indie developers on board is just the first step.

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    renz496 , March 24, 2013 10:18 PM
    if vita can really get more AAA titles on board i will consider to get one
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    de5_Roy , March 24, 2013 10:29 PM
    no one cares. >:-D
    sony should have launched this console-slash-soon-to-be-glorified-input-device-for-ps4-like-the-ones-in-wiiu at a cheaper price.
    it's fate is sealed as sony's alternative joystick for ps4 and prolly competition for ms kinect.
    peace out!
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    de5_Roy , March 24, 2013 10:34 PM
    okay... i can't edit my previous post so here goes the addendum:
    i care about psv! enough to post! twice!
    moar price drops plz. tegra3 doesn't have much life in it i.e. not suitable for long lifecycles. nvidia didn't design it that way.
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    tubers , March 24, 2013 10:34 PM
    And most consists of ports, cheap indies and psm games with two to three decent exclusives.. not amazing.. just decent.
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    jossrik , March 24, 2013 11:01 PM
    I remember when the first PS came out and about all they had going for it was a crap ton of games, a few turned out to be good, a lesser few turned out to be great, but it was the sheer number that impressed me. Hoping they do another Parasite Eve some day. They've rebooted so much crap...
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    hakesterman , March 24, 2013 11:45 PM
    I'm not buying in, they have lied to us before. And i actually like the clarity of the 3DS screen better, so i'll pass on the integrity of the story and the handheld itself ..........
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    excella1221 , March 25, 2013 12:40 AM
    I've always been a fan of Sony gaming device. I've owned a PS1, PS2, PS3, and a PSP. So far, the Vita is only the one I haven't considered on getting and I don't see myself doing so anytime soon as well.

    There's just..... no games to look forward to with it. I remember spending over 2000 hours on the PSP due to its huge arsenal of great games. -_-
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    DSpider , March 25, 2013 1:36 AM
    While Sony is definitely playing the indie angle for the Vita, there will be AAA releases coming too.

    Ok... So can we see a list, then?
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    slomo4sho , March 25, 2013 1:43 AM
    I would buy a Vita if Sony would actually adopt SD or mSD instead of requiring me to pay 3-5x the price for their inferior proprietary memory.
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    kinggraves , March 25, 2013 10:08 AM
    It's odd what passes for news these days.

    "This just in, the Playstation Vita will continue to have games released for it this year. Reports state a few may even be AAA."
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    janetonly42 , March 25, 2013 11:07 AM
    This is still for sale too, Smart Phones signaled the end of dedicated hand held s.
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    g-unit1111 , March 25, 2013 12:13 PM
    Does anyone even own a PS Vita?
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    bustapr , March 25, 2013 12:37 PM
    PSV is definitely a good gaming console, but like nearly everyone has said, theres just not many good games on it. I feel the main problem with this console is the lack of original IPs. the original PSP also had this problem because aside from Patapon, there were no other notable original IPs on the system. Sony and publishers would be better off not porting over established franchises. walking dead and frozen synapse are great games, but many of the people interested in those games already have them.

    bring over some good new IPs and I will consider buying. however with this big games problem this console has, if you are considering getting one and are also considering getting a ps4, it might be a good investment.
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    shikamaru31789 , March 25, 2013 5:57 PM
    Glad to see that the Vita might just pull through. If they can get some decent AAA games for it then I'll definitely get one. Remote Play with the PS4 was the first big hook for the Vita for me, and then they announced the price drop, another plus. Now I just need some good Vita games and I'm sold.
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    thillntn , March 25, 2013 7:58 PM
    If they allowed you to port your UMD games from the psp, or let you send them in for a free digital download of it, they would not have a shortage of games to begin with.
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    NuclearShadow , March 26, 2013 3:11 AM
    janetonly42This is still for sale too, Smart Phones signaled the end of dedicated hand held s.

    For the casual games sure, but very few hardcore games smart phones and tablets deliver
    and when they do the controls are awful. Handhelds are by far the superior device to game on because they are specifically aimed towards such.

    With the Vita you get Persona 4, Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

    With the 3DS you get Ocarina of Time, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Resident Evil: Revelations

    With Smartphones/tablets you get what? Can you even name one game that can compare to the ones above and has great controls? The fact is no one who likes more serious gaming whether it be deep game-play, story telling, or any of the big appeals of good modern
    games would prefer a phone or tablet over a dedicated handheld console. The market is still there and it will continue to be there.
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    immanuel_aj , March 27, 2013 1:57 AM
    Lol, I just got my PS Vita today! Imported the Soul Sacrifice Limited Edition from Japan. Now I just need to figure out how to read the manual...
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