Neoseeker : News : Sony denies Vita developers are jumping ship in favor of supporting 3DS
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Crafter Feb 16, 12
It all hinges on Monster Hunter for Japan. If Nintendo ends up with Pokemon AND Monster Hunter exclusivity then it's pretty much GG on the Eastern Front.

I'd consider buying a Vita if it got a true, new Monster Hunter, but English MH fans are still waiting for older titles...
Then again, I already have a 3DS which is getting a brand new MH so I'm probably good.
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THM Feb 16, 12
Well, if we look at the history of Sony PSP, one of the major problems it faced in the last four years or so was the lack of good games and the lack of third party support despite the classic games like 'Monster Hunter', 'Metal Gear', 'God of War', 'Gran Turismo', 'Final Fantasy', 'Killzone', 'Silent Hill' and so on...

But even in the last years of PSP, the third party games like 'The Third Birthday' kept the PSP fans happy regardless of the severe and consistent lack of good games throughout its lifespan; particularly if you compare with Nintendo DS game releases which are about five times bigger than the total library of PSP games; we can safely assume that Nintendo has had a much bigger in-house games library and third party supports for its DS console in the last six years or so.

If the Vita were to have the same problem like the PSP in the coming years, then SCEI will lose more money simply because of the lack of third party supports for the Vita...I know there will be, to some extent, classic games like 'Resistance', 'Killzone' and even 'Call of Duty' on Vita in the near future.

One crucial thing the Vita needs to have, if Sony truly wants to compete with Nintendo, is a more affordable 'price range' (of both games and memory cards).

At this stage, there is no way Sony Vita can beat Nintendo's mighty 3DS in the areas of game library including the third party support! Yes, it's also crucial to note that 3DS also had a difficult time during the first three months of launch simply because of its high price and the lack of good games in general...but in the long term, the Vita needs to have more games than the 3DS; the limited backward compatibility and expensive and proprietary memory cards will further compound the high price of Sony Vita console in the coming months.

All in all, the wherewithal of the Vita to attract third party developers simply relies on the capability of the Sony Computer Entertainment Incorporation and its profit in the coming weeks/months, both of which are considered to be gloomy in today's global economic conditions...
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Boreas Feb 16, 12
quote Crafter
It all hinges on Monster Hunter for Japan. If Nintendo ends up with Pokemon AND Monster Hunter exclusivity then it's pretty much GG on the Eastern Front.

I'd consider buying a Vita if it got a true, new Monster Hunter, but English MH fans are still waiting for older titles...
Then again, I already have a 3DS which is getting a brand new MH so I'm probably good.
Do we actually know about an NA and EU release? I can't remember if so, but getting one would be epic. Would be my first of the series.

Nintendo is having lulz, but it they let their guard down Sony may get in a jab that they may not be able to recover from. However, I'm sure the Wii U (or whatever they change the name too) will be an excellent release. If we get some good games, like Kingdom Hearts 3 (eventually), Nintendo may be safe for a while.
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Carter478 Feb 17, 12
I'll get one when the price drops I think... right now its way too much not including the memory stick and games...
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Crafter Feb 17, 12
Boreas, A booklet thing on display with the game at TGS (I think it was TGS) was in English, with English names for monsters that haven't appeared in an English version previously. It isn't expressly confirmed, but based on the evidence people think there's a good chance.

If you have a Wii, I'd definitely recommend Monster Hunter Tri. It's loads of fun, particularily online and it has great visuals and combat. It isn't a typical 'western' action game though. There's a certain amount of tactics to fighting in that you more or less get locked into attacks, so if you get greedy you'll end up dead. A lot.

Monster Hunter seems to be a polarizing series in the west. If you like it, you love it. If you don't like it... you probably hate it.

PS: If you get MHT, pick up a classic controller. They work a heck of lot better than wiimotes.
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Boreas Feb 17, 12
quote Crafter
Boreas, A booklet thing on display with the game at TGS (I think it was TGS) was in English, with English names for monsters that haven't appeared in an English version previously. It isn't expressly confirmed, but based on the evidence people think there's a good chance.

If you have a Wii, I'd definitely recommend Monster Hunter Tri. It's loads of fun, particularily online and it has great visuals and combat. It isn't a typical 'western' action game though. There's a certain amount of tactics to fighting in that you more or less get locked into attacks, so if you get greedy you'll end up dead. A lot.

Monster Hunter seems to be a polarizing series in the west. If you like it, you love it. If you don't like it... you probably hate it.

PS: If you get MHT, pick up a classic controller. They work a heck of lot better than wiimotes.
Teenager living in a rented room with 200 dollars to pay for food, medicine and other amenities. A Wii isn't high on my priority list :/
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rpg Feb 18, 12
meh I won't buy the vita until more games that appeal to me are out (like one atm at NA release) there was two for the 3ds realease :/ I guess I'm just picky? dunno
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