Like a good butthurt fanboy, I took to the comments section and fired off a diatribe - mostly standing atop Mogs' sage wisdom last week - and I blathered on for so long I figured "well heck, this is a blog post."
The gist of Schreier's article is that the platform is too expensive and doesn't have enough good games that aren't ports. Well...
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Sony's platforms have always been the pricy ones, but I fail to see having some seriously sweet ports like Metal Gear Solid HD, (the oh-my-God-gorgeous) Rayman Origins, the upcoming Muramasa: The Demon Blade and yes, P4G as a negative. Those are all games I want to carry around in my pocket.
Sure, Persona 4 Golden is the best all-round game on the system - it's a phenomenally polished, refined and accomplished version of one of (if not the) best turn-based RPGs of all time - but that doesn't make Gravity Rush any less awesome.
Also, I really enjoyed Golden Abyss. It felt like a proper Uncharted to me - though the way they shoehorned in touch controls reeked of the silly sixaxis crap at the dawn of the current gen - and that's what this whole discussion echoes to me. A friend pointed out a disturbing similarity the other day, and he's right:
It's 2012 and "the Vita's got no games." Once upon a time it was 2008 and "the PS3's got no games." What these platforms also have in common is a company behind them which wields the largest and arguably most accomplished first-party development community in the world.
I too feel spikes of fear when I see news that the 3DS outsold the Vita 47 to 1 in Japan a few weeks ago - fear that third party devs may abandon the system for the greener pastures of more popular platforms - but I'm not too concerned about having awesome games to play on my Vita. If Sony have anything, it's talented first-party devs - and a pub fund that gets great-looking stuff like Guacamelee in the pipeline.
Now, if only they would ink a deal with Klei Entertainment and give me someShank and Mark of the Ninja on the go... ignoring the Muramasa port, we've already got a new game from Vanillaware on the way, after all...