Sony’s had a pretty shitty 2011. Between earthquakes, hacks, and London riots, Sony’s 2012 can only be less of a dismal failure. It’s hoping to rebound with a slew of PS3 exclusives slated to release for the rest of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 and with the PS Vita. However, the PS Vita’s only selling points are its PS3 compatibility, low price, and touch screen. In the end, it really only adds up to be a glorified mobile device with analog sticks.
Still, Sony’s gunning to have the PS Vita do well as they’re selling it at a loss for the first three years of its lifeline. To avoid the same sluggish sales as the 3DS, which is mostly due to its lack of third party support, Sony’s whoring out Vita dev kits whenever possible, and it looks like their pimping efforts have paid off.
Ubisoft, the premier publisher of shovelware, is bringing more of its shovelware goodness to the PS Vita because they think it’s a device of magical glittering goodness. Some of the gems that are coming to the Vita are Asphalt, Assassin’s Creed, Dungeon Hunter Alliance, Lumines, Rayman Origins, and the brilliant Michael Jackson: The Experience.
These six titles make me absolutely ready to shell out $250 for a PS Vita for all the things that my Android already offer me and the compatibility for the PS3 I don’t have.