Sessler's Soapbox: Here Comes the Vita

Posted: January 24, 2012
Sessler's Soapbox: Here Comes the Vita
Adam got his hands on the PS Vita and points out why he thinks it's an amazing piece of gaming technology, but has an uphill battle to success.

Games in this Video:

Escape Plan (PS Vita)

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  • cwhas2godhands

    I'll wait until they cost $150.

    Posted: January 24, 2012 1:40 PM
  • Heartland


    There are too many electronic appliances, making me reminiscent of GODFATHER'S' "leave the gun, take the cannoli", because in going out, I'll have to decide between my kindle and this Vita. What if I spend $ on an Ipad? I'll feel pretty stupid playing the Vita, while that massive glass screen is lying dormant with all of its fun apps on my desktop at home.

    Other tech is speedily catching up to ACCEPTABLE quality both in screen resolution and lower costing games. This is why I started to become skeptical about portable handheld gaming devices a year ago, but that argument already irrelevant.

    Vita MUST BRING ITS OWN IDENTITY. Sony can't afford to couple it with a Playstation 3, because technologies diverge. Sell it as a hard core gaming device, where the consumer KNOWS that he/she is going to invest hundreds of dollars AND hours in the years to come. TECH INDUSTRIES HAVE ALREADY SPENT BILLIONS (!) in perfecting smartphones' communications capacities -- from twitter, to facebook and even certain high profile blog-sites -- and my Galaxy S performs said applications flawlessly.

    Don't compete with cell phones or Ipads!



    Posted: January 24, 2012 1:22 PM
  • crocodilius

    give me a new yugioh game
    and a puzzle quest game
    and im good to go.

    Posted: January 24, 2012 12:25 PM
  • Hydronide

    Adam "the payne" sessler

    Posted: January 24, 2012 12:22 PM
  • njdss4

    I always knew the tech of the Vita looked promising and worthwhile, it's just a question of whether or not the games will be there to justify buying it.

    Posted: January 24, 2012 12:11 PM
  • MLCodest

    Great Soapbox as always Adam.

    Posted: January 24, 2012 12:02 PM
  • meleeftw

    Is he auditioning for the role of Sabretooth in the next X-Men movie?

    Posted: January 24, 2012 12:01 PM
  • xOmniCloudx

    I agree with Adam's point that everything about the Vita has been handled right besides advertising and release window. Not making it a global Christmas season date was a huge missed opportunity for Sony. Having some of the highest prices out there with lots of alternatives that the consumer actually knows about could hurt them.

    To counteract that they need to extensively and cleverly advertise to get the name out there and actually make people want to buy it despite the prices and alternatives. As for the manpurse argument, I hardly see that being a factor.

    Those and technology hardly go in had plus there's other bags and methods of carry that people have used and currently used to bring their technology along with them. Many don't even sue bags in the first place and still carry it along. The Vita isn't say an iPad so lots of people will carry it along or be able to fit it in their pocket (if they wear pants with big pockets), bookbag or something similar. No major or noticeable sales will be lost that way.

    So yeah, advertising is basically what Sony has to nail. They need to start on that ASAP since release is close and barely anyone knows what it is outside the dedicated circle. From now on, they need to start a few months in advance to get people at least aware of new things they want to sell.

    Posted: January 24, 2012 12:01 PM
  • AmericanKing01

    I have no worries about the Vita the launch line up is strong( pay attention Nintendo) and the hardware is impressive, Adam might be right about the launch not going that great but it will definetly make Sony money and gamers happy.

    Posted: January 24, 2012 11:57 AM