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The PS Vita Videos Sony Should Have Shown You This E3

Clean up on aisle 10.

Twenty minutes. That’s how long we suffered that terrible, boring book demo thing during Sony’s E3 press conference a day or two back. It was dull, badly paced and just a little bit broken, no matter which way you try to dress it up.

What should have been in its place? The poor PS Vita, practically abandoned during the 90 minutes save for a brief snippet of an Assassin’s Creed side-story, a confirmation of a PS3 port and a subtitle. Did I miss anything? Didn’t think so.

As far as I’m concerned, whoever made the decision to fill that most valuable slot the way it was might well have sentenced the Vita to an early bath – anyone on the fence about what the machine is capable of is probably filling Nintendo’s pockets instead.

But there are games on show at E3, at least away from the crowds. Fewer people will see them, naturally, but if you dig around a bit they’re there. And thanks to this guy on YouTube, those of us that couldn’t make it to the event can at least see what’s going on.

So let’s see.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale:

Foosball 2012

Jet Set Radio

Orgarhythm

Retro City Rampage

Sine Mora

Sly Cooper

Snapshot

Super Monkey Ball

Sunflowers

Will any of these games make a huge difference to the PS Vita’s sales? Possibly, yes, and that’s why – in my opinion – they should have been shown off during the presser, when millions were watching. Millions of people that are keen to know what the Vita can do.

And millions that never got the chance.

33 Comments
  1. gazo69
    Member
    Since: Forever

    The mind boggles why they showed none of this!

    Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 19:35.
  2. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    ARGH. FACEPALM FOR SO LONG. SONY, WHAT THE HELL?!

    Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 19:41.
  3. DixNeuf
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    TBH, there’s not a lot there for me to re-affirm my faith that the Vita will live up to it’s potential, but it still would have been better to show some of that than what did get shown.

    Also, I’m terrified that as lovely as JSR looks, it’s going to feel awfully dated to play – anyone else thinking the same?

    Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 19:43.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Pfft Dreamcast is never dated *leaves*

      Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 00:02.
      • DixNeuf
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        I’m hoping you’re right…

        Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 07:32.
  4. flatspikes
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    No huge hitters shown here but when the market is concerned that too few games are coming surely it’s sensible to show what you do have lined up?

    Does this mean Sony don’t have faith in these titles? Does it also mean that there is precious little else lined up for the Vita. It all leaves me feeling ever more anxious about this potentially great device I now own.

    Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 19:57.
  5. Kivi95
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    They should also have showed LBPVITA and Soul Sacrifice. And what happend to Killzone vita??

    Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 20:04.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      They so should. Do they have a Killzone for the Vita? deffo needs huge games.

      Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 00:02.
  6. mynameisblair
    hisnameisblair
    Since: May 2009

    Snapshot looks decent, but I really have no idea why it doesn’t harness the touchscreen to take the snapshots, would be a great use of it.

    Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 20:11.
    • dcarrigg
      Member
      Since: Jun 2012

      Good news! Snapshot does support the touch screen. You can touch once to take a photo, and double tap to paste. In the final version we’ll also support using the rear touch screen to scroll around where you’re looking.

      -Dave
      http://www.retroaffect.com

      Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 22:51.
      • IAmJacksMedullaOblongata
        Member
        Since: Nov 2011

        Give this man a blue header (and an interview!)
        =)

        Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 23:45.
      • mynameisblair
        hisnameisblair
        Since: May 2009

        Thanks for clarifying, Dave! Sounds like a brilliant use of the Vita’s features.

        Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 12:38.
  7. uncharted86
    Member
    Since: Jan 2012

    Sony, the masters of montages, without a Vita game montage? Hmm…

    And not even a single mention of Gravity Rush during the press conference neither. A unique game coming out for Vita next week with a current Metacritic average of 87 from 31 reviews. Surely that would also shift some Vita units if it had been given some show time…

    Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 20:11.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      What…wait.. next week? O…..O

      Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 00:04.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Nothin’ beats a montage…. Montage!

      Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 20:48.
  8. sparkyscrum
    Member
    Since: May 2011

    I wonder why they arent pushing the Vita? It could do so well if given a better chance.

    Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 20:24.
  9. parryman
    Member
    Since: Apr 2012

    I love my vita, but needs moar PS3 crossplay though

    Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 21:11.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Its moar RPG, I really want to see Ruin since its bound to be cross-play….erm it had a name change but it looked nice. Will be fun with four players

      Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 00:05.
      • Sympozium
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        *Meant to type It also needs moar RPG

        Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 00:06.
      • Winkle
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Give me demon or dark souls on it and this would shift vitas

        Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 09:08.
  10. poulter653
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Looking forward to seeing more of that LBP2 cross platform DLC coming. But I hope Sony have learnt their lesson from E3 and put Vita at the forefront of their Gamescom presser and show off some new games and apps for the system

    Comment posted on 06/06/2012 at 21:15.

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