Vita To All The Haters: How Do Ya Like Me Now, Bitch?
Although it remains to be seen if all this great news will result in a serious uptick in sales, I don't think there's any doubt that the PlayStation Vita has some serious momentum going after an unbelievable Gamescom.
All we've seen throughout the summer are articles predicting the Vita's doom, articles desperately calling for a price cut, and complainers and skeptics in every forum and community around the Internet. And admittedly, not much has come out for Sony's new portable after a really solid launch. We need the software and oh yeah, we need support for all our favorite PS1 classics, too.
Well, we're getting that very soon and the system is really coming with the software. Not only are we looking at super huge titles like Assassin's Creed III: Liberation and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, we'll be receiving highly imaginative and innovative titles like Tearaway, which is in development at LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule. And did we forget about the newly revealed Killzone: Mercenary?
As if that wasn't enough, Sony will be pushing the Vita like crazy with that Cross Buy promotion, which is a fantastic deal no matter how you slice it. In the Vita, Sony appears to be focusing on their strengths (first-party work) while still catering to the mainstream masses by offering hugely popular names in Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed. Of course, we have to assume these games will be pretty damn amazing; if they're not, the plan backfires. Still, based on the potential we've seen from the Vita thus far, we'll take the leap and make that assumption.
We're just wondering what the haters will come up with now...we're sure there's something else to complain about. The price? Probably. Well, just keep complaining, because it really won't matter to all the happy Vita owners out there.
8/14/2012 9:28:52 PM Ben Dutka