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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


Retro City Rampage

Sine Mora

Sly Cooper


Super Monkey Ball


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.

  1. Bilbo_bobbins
    Since: Jun 2009

    Some good games there that should of definitely been shown. I thought SOny would of gone big time for Vita, but with nothing….what the hell is going on? Seems like they need some guidance on marketing over there.

    Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 08:57.
  2. lotrek
    Since: Feb 2012

    Decided to get Sony Super Smash Bros for the Vita instead of the PS3 as its a game i wouldn’t sit and play for hours, Sly looks just as good as the Sucker Punch games, Jet Set Radio brings back the memories of me not revising for my GCSEs and instead just sit playing on my Dreamcast, Retro City Rampage and Snapshot are the others i’ll be keeping a eye on.

    Comment posted on 07/06/2012 at 21:46.

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