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PS Vita games and apps drought needs to stop

If you ask all PS Vita owners what their biggest disappointment is with the system at the moment, you can bet that most will say that a drought of frequent game releases since launch is probably the prime candidate.

Going back to launch, you could argue that the PS Vita had a better launch lineup than even the PS3. First party games such as Uncharted Golden Abyss, combined with top third-party releases such as Rayman Origins, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, FIFA and Virtua Tennis 4 ensured that players had a great selection of varied genres to keep them busy in the few months to come.

That was then though and four months to later we have hardly seen anything to get excited about. The Vita version of Mortal Kombat has just arrived though so that should keep Vita owners satisfied for a while longer before Sony’s crucial E3 event takes place next month when we’re expected to see much more titles announced.

Resistance Burning Skies is also looking promising for Vita owners, so hopefully Sony will make an effort to have at least one AAA title releasing every month for the system. The lack of game releases for the PS Vita certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed though, as even Nintendo’s legendary Shigeru Miyamoto has decided to chime in with his own thoughts.

In a recent interview with Edge, he said that while the system is good in terms of hardware potential, he feels that Sony are yet to find the right balance with software, as there isn’t enough quality games out for the Vita yet. We have a feeling that not many people are going to disagree with his comment, and Sony are obviously well aware that they need to do better if they are going to be successful with their new portable.

While we’re still content playing the likes of Rayman Origins, we would still like to see a YouTube app sometime soon. Skype was a nice addition, but new and frequent apps are definitely needed in our opinion. If you have a Vita at the moment, either WiFi or 3G, let us know what apps and games you would like to see. Do you agree with Nintendo, that Sony hasn’t found the ‘right balance’ yet?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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