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Recently, the supreme god of all the Tales series was quoted saying that there are no plans to release the Vita remakes of Tales of Innocence and Tales of Rebirth due to the poor Vita sales in the western markets. Sales of the 3DS only perked up after there were games people wanted like Ocarina of Time and Mario Bros. Why do devs think that people will purchase game systems when there is a critical lack of good games coming for them?

Don't misunderstand me. I have a Vita and am happy with the few games so far, but I'd really like to see the two Tales games and ones like it come to NA and EU. Am I alone in thinking that the devs are thinking a little oddly?
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It just goes to show that games sell consoles. If I recall when the 3DS was launched it was said have very little good titles during it's first year, unlike now which to some is considered to be a "renaissance": developers are stepping their game up offering variety good games, plus some titles in the east are being localized to the west and hopefully Europe.

I agree with you on the Vita part, I too have one and greatly enjoy the games released thus far as well as future titles (Muramasa and Dragon's Crown). Publishers can be a fickle when it comes to supporting a console which can be seen to have shaky sales, and it should be the publisher as well to show better support to their product regardless on the platform. Like many have said lowering the price of the Vita may show better sales just like the 3DS did and not long ago the Vita in Japan. On a lighter note though their will be hopefully some good remakes for the Vita sooner or later, I am really glad to see Jak and Daxter series being remastered for the Vita.
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I just stick to PC ... the devs here get it... and there is a lot of them.
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Not to mention no Vita Monster Hunter either. But at least we have Persona 4 Golden, Ragnarok Odyssey, Soul Sacrifice is out soon as well. It's sad though, there are a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of great RPG's available in Japan that we'll never see.
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I agree with you. But I also see the point of the devs. They see it as a risk, something that they feel is to great. As they do what to risk making something there not going to get much return on. Plus with all the smartphones and tablets that are out on the market, there eating into handheld gaming units. The gaming experience isn't the same or as good on smartphones and tablets, but they are with us each and every day. Plus with nvidia new toy "shield http://shield.nvidia.com/" in the pipeline, vita and the 3ds are both on shaky ground. As shield is going to be compatible with the app market.

So in all, it really comes down to the point of now much a game will cost to develop to will they sell enough units to recover the development cost. As there's been a few devs that have been closed down. The French devs who made TDU is a good example
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myslexic wrote:

I agree with you. But I also see the point of the devs. They see it as a risk, something that they feel is to great. As they do what to risk making something there not going to get much return on. Plus with all the smartphones and tablets that are out on the market, there eating into handheld gaming units. The gaming experience isn't the same or as good on smartphones and tablets, but they are with us each and every day. Plus with nvidia new toy "shield http://shield.nvidia.com/" in the pipeline, vita and the 3ds are both on shaky ground. As shield is going to be compatible with the app market.

So in all, it really comes down to the point of now much a game will cost to develop to will they sell enough units to recover the development cost. As there's been a few devs that have been closed down. The French devs who made TDU is a good example


I honestly would not worry too much about nvidia. Smarphones and tablets already took a huge bite out of the market like you said. 3DS took much of the remainder. Vita is basically picking up the scraps. There is no room for nvidia. There is little to no third parties supporting them, nothing particular in their first party area, and if all they have is the app market going for them, people will just say to themselves, "lets just get a smartphone or tablet." That is on top of the fact that it is freaking going to be priced at $350. Maybe if it was 3DS price or cheaper, it would have some chance. But they are dead on arrival with this.
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botogamer wrote:


myslexic wrote:

I agree with you. But I also see the point of the devs. They see it as a risk, something that they feel is to great. As they do what to risk making something there not going to get much return on. Plus with all the smartphones and tablets that are out on the market, there eating into handheld gaming units. The gaming experience isn't the same or as good on smartphones and tablets, but they are with us each and every day. Plus with nvidia new toy "shield http://shield.nvidia.com/" in the pipeline, vita and the 3ds are both on shaky ground. As shield is going to be compatible with the app market.

So in all, it really comes down to the point of now much a game will cost to develop to will they sell enough units to recover the development cost. As there's been a few devs that have been closed down. The French devs who made TDU is a good example


I honestly would not worry too much about nvidia. Smarphones and tablets already took a huge bite out of the market like you said. 3DS took much of the remainder. Vita is basically picking up the scraps. There is no room for nvidia. There is little to no third parties supporting them, nothing particular in their first party area, and if all they have is the app market going for them, people will just say to themselves, "lets just get a smartphone or tablet." That is on top of the fact that it is freaking going to be priced at $350. Maybe if it was 3DS price or cheaper, it would have some chance. But they are dead on arrival with this.


Well the shield doesnt just support android games. It can also link up to you'er gaming pc, as long as you have a nvidia gpu. Meaning your be able to play games on your steam account. So of like how the psp or vita can link up to a ps3 and play any ps1 game that is saved on the ps3, by wifi. But the shield will use the gpu in the gaming rig to run the steam games. I think its a pointless aspect, just like the psp and vita ps3 link up. As you'er have to leave your rig on.

After more news came out about the shield and how it works, the more and more i started to hate the whole idea. Its a good idea, just not one thats going to pay off in the long run i think. Maybe nvidia has to learn this, by making this mistake. But then again it might be a big hit, but at this time now i think its a risk that is going to fail. When i posted saying about the shield i had high hopes and thought it might work, but as always time has gone on but not in a good way for it to really make a big splash in the handheld market
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