PlayStation Vita Cancelled?

Will the PlayStation Vita suffer the same fate as brilliant shows do on the ABC network and get cancelled before it really has a chance, that’s right I still haven’t forgiven them for V?

It has been predicted that the Vita, which is already on sale in Japan, will not be released in anymore countries.  This rumour spawns from the high price of both the Vita and the memory cards that are required to turn the Vita on.  For those reasons, many game sites, are saying that Sony would sooner give up than fail to sell significant numbers when it is released.  The logic is sound, but it’s hard to imagine they would be saving money by stopping competing with other handhelds, like the 3DS, when they’ve already spent so much money emulating and surpassing it.  Honestly, with the release date being just over a month away, it seems extremely unlikely that any money would be saved on Sony’s part by cancelling distribution; the customer would save big bucks though. 

So now that that’s settled let’s move on to some of the cool stuff that comes along with the Vita.  Handheld consoles have evolved so much over the years and, though they can’t yet heal people or give you the ability to shoot lasers from your fingers, they now seem to come with augmented reality built in.  For those who don’t know what augmented reality is just think of a virtual reality helmet; you look through the console and can see your real surroundings but with characters from the game in them.  The 3DS had this and now so does the PS Vita.  Another, rumoured, feature is that it can stream PS3 games allowing you to play them on the go.  The rumour is that it will achieve this via an upcoming update for the PS.  PlayStation helping PlayStation it’s like a little Sony family.  However, the console switch will cause the game to run in a lower resolution, 480 x 272 instead of 960 x 544.

The PS Vita sold around 392,000 units in its first two weeks on sale in Japan, which isn’t as good as it sound especially when you consider it was coming up to Christmas.  Still it’s extremely unlikely that the Vita will suffer the same fate as my beloved V.  Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing what the Vita can do, though I doubt I’ll be able to afford one considering the price of the memory card can, depending on the size you buy, come up to around half the price of the Vita itself and these memory cards are required for even the simplest things like turning it on.

Just because I can’t get one doesn’t mean you can’t, so what do you think?  Are you going to buy one?  Do you think that the price will be its downfall?  Would you be disappointed if the Vita got cancelled?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to subscribe/follow and click the like button.  I also have a Twitter, just saying, no pressure.


One response

  1. Amy

    The features of the vita sound cool but I’m not gonna buy one. It sounds really expensive and that’s without the required memory card. I don’t think with the current economy the vita will succeed.

    January 3, 2012 at 1:32 am

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