As next month's PlayStation Vita launch edges near, publishers have revealed prices for the games that'll be available, with some titles even stretching to a big-ticket £45. The news that games could cost the same as PS3 titles won't to win favour from gamers, especially when smartphone games can be had for extremely low prices …
Are Sony going for a portable gaming hat-trick?
<< Because the Vita has this written all over it. Just like their last 2 handhelds.
are in the region of 60m units.
Not too shabby at all and makes Microsoft's Xbox360 sales look rather pathetic considering almost all Xbox owners have bought more than one over the last 5 years.
60m units - yeah, not too shabby
Until you look at the sales of the DS, which has sales in the region of 152m units.
Even the 'failed' 3DS, has sold 15m units in less than a year.
mobile phone games <> mobile console games...
...admittedly, so claiming that a iOS game is 1/10th the price of a Vita game isn't a fair comparison
However, equally, a mobile console game <> a ps3 game. I seriously doubt there is the longevity in the gameplay, you're not going to be getting a game the size of a Final Fantasy or a GTA4 released on the Vita. So who is going to pay 45 quid for a Vita game when the same money will get you a more fully featured game in the same franchise on the PS3?
You say that...
... yet Final Fantasy X and GTA 3/Vice City are coming out on the Vita, so yeah.
Errm, yes you are
The Uncharted Golden Abyss on Vita, the single player story is about the same as Uncharted 3 (14ish hours).
I'm sure GTA:SA is also out on Vita soon too.
Vita is a full-blown home console in your hands, it can even play all PS3 games remotely too apparently.
Day one purchase for me... Tesco have it for £220 pre-order and gamed for £15.
The final nail
Oh dear Sony, one less sale now... your pricing is screwed, just like the Vita will be... its one huge cost after another. £280 for the Vita. Extra £100 for a defent size memory card. £40ish for a game... with a 3-5 hour battery life... sigh. Not good, not good at all!
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