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Will there be a PS Vita Successor?   Will Sony Ever enter the handheld market again?/

I personally dig my Playstation Vita.  I've played it quite a bit... PSN integration is done very well with trophies, messaging and all.  In fact, I like the format, design and layout.

Personally, I hope Sony decides to release something else.   I think Handhelds are the way of the future... at least very portable systems.   The Switch in my opinion is the future.  In manufacturing, we now run much smaller systems (fanless machines - super small terminals).  I'll create a topic on this later.

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Re: Will Sony Enter the Handheld Market again? PS Vita Successor?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 05:32:47 PM »
I think its a toss up. Handhelds have a role, as well as home consoles. This hybrid idea is interesting and could take over both markets but I'd be disappointed. It'd be like gaming on a laptop. The screen will always be smaller, there will always be power trade offs, and it's always more expensive to make similar components smaller. I love the switch but its not my primary console.

A ton of others feel different, and there's even a charter spectrum commercial making fun of my sentiment. The pitchman is talking about all these different ways to watch their cable service and when he mentions on the tv the kids laugh at him. My daughter has a huge tv in her room but she still watches netflix on her iPad and probably hasn't turned her cable box on in a year.

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Re: Will Sony Enter the Handheld Market again? PS Vita Successor?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2018, 11:19:58 PM »
If Sony does have a successor, they need to reinvent the way they approach portable gaming. Support on their part would have made the Vita very big in the handheld market. The way it was treated by Sony and it still had the impact, that it did in gaming, says a lot for the possibilities it had as a portable. Sony could have made it as big as the PS3 and PS4. All it needed was a little of their attention. It was being mostly kept alive by a trickle of imports and indie games. If that is still happening. Hard for me to tell. There is really no activity in my town's gaming stores, except for a few used games being offered. I don't think the console is being manufactured any more, is it?  I really don't want them to bring anything out if they are just going to kill it after it is released.
I miss what my Vita used to be.  :(
I think there is room for a second portable in the market. I have a PSP and a Vita. I would be more than willing to invest in a Vita 2.
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Re: Will Sony Enter the Handheld Market again? PS Vita Successor?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 09:49:36 PM »
I agree... Sony missed out on a BIG opportunity.  They had a great concept - and knocked it out of the park with the PSN integration... syncing trophies... and being able to have mobile friends / users lists.  Heck... I would do all my messaging from the Vita because it was 5x more convenient.


@ Target,... I honestly think that's the way consoles will be in the future.  Like the Switch Concept.  I called that about 5-7 years ago.  NOW... will it look exactly like it?  No... but I seriously think large consoles aren't long for the world... and companies are continually figuring out how to push more into less.   Graphics cards will be the hardest part - to keep up with consoles and high end GPU processing in a smaller package.

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Re: Will Sony Enter the Handheld Market again? PS Vita Successor?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 09:58:37 PM »
They could have a chance but they really have to work on battery life. Personally that was always my #1 issue with Sony handhelds.

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Re: Will Sony Enter the Handheld Market again? PS Vita Successor?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 03:10:38 PM »
Yeah, Sony's battery life wasn't the greatest. I agree. The systems did charge fast though. 

Outside Nintendo, no one... and I mean no one has every got the battery life equation correct.  I guess NeonGeo Pocket color did.  Let me rephrase... no one what backlit screens.

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Re: Will Sony Enter the Handheld Market again? PS Vita Successor?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018, 06:50:43 PM »
I know it's been awhile.  Any other thoughts on this? 

Personally I'd really like to see another Vita.  More remote play capabilities -  Maybe even switch-style of play.  Remote play was a great idea. It wasn't a perfect translation but a good attempt in most cases. 

Oled - yes please. 

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Re: Will Sony Enter the Handheld Market again? PS Vita Successor?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2018, 11:20:57 PM »
OLED is a must have for any new Sony portable. I love my OLED Vita.  ;)
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Re: Will Sony Enter the Handheld Market again? PS Vita Successor?
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2018, 02:05:15 PM »
@retro junkie you know... I've really looked into the Playstation Vita OLED once you said this... I thought I about upgrading.  I think I'll create a topic on the OLED PlayStation Vita.  Some love it and others do not due to colors shown.

I dig OLED for the most part... so this is an interesting topic.  They really should look amazing IMO.