PsVita @ Gamescom: Price cut, Borderlands 2 and more

Sony’s Gamescom 2013 conference just wrapped up and it brought some vital announcements for the PlayStation Vita to keep it going strong.

Its finally here; starting immediately, the PS Vita will get a much needed price cut to 199$ and 199EU respectively. Sony also just announced that they will cut the price significantly on the proprietary memory cards for the Vita in both regions. Something that is long overdue.

Along with that, the Sony press conference brings news of some indie games that are coming to the Vita, including a huge indie game; Minecraft. The full list of indie games coming to the Vita soon includes:

  • Minecraft
  • Resogun
  • Helldivers
  • Bigfest
  • Starbound
  • Fez
  • Velocity 2X
  • Murasaki Baby
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Binding of Isaac
  • Volume
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
  • Gravity Crash Ultra

And for the “biggest” announcement of the conference was that Borderlands 2 will be making its way to the PlayStation Vita soon.

So what did you think of the conference in terms of the Vita? Good? Bad? Let me know in the comments below!

 

  1. Obito’s avatar

    Indies, indies everywhere… T.T But no big games for Vita.

    Also, I totally LMAO at the 1$=1€ conversion rates that they always use.

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    1. ??’s avatar

      if you don’t consider Killzone or Borderlands big, ur retarded xD

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      1. Edward Carnby’s avatar

        2 big games and you are excited already.

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      2. Leires’s avatar

        To me, big things are entirely new genres, or games that people rarely make. That or games that set new bars. Killzone is a franchise, borderlands has been done on consoles..They’re not ‘big’ games, they’re just more games that are safe to place money into because they know they’ll sell.

        Soul sacrifice is an example of a ‘big’ game, it’s a genre that hasn’t been milked to the ground like every other FPS ever. I understand that sony needs to baby it’s console with games that it knows will sell so it can grow up strong, but i can totally understand why BL2 and Killzone aren’t ‘big’ games for the vita..

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        1. Norml’s avatar

          “Soul sacrifice is an example of a ‘big’ game, it’s a genre that hasn’t been milked to the ground like every other FPS ever.”

          Ja ja ja ja ja, good one, yeah the RPJ gene is just so super rare. No way are there more RPJs out in the world than fps….Make sense much?

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          1. Norml’s avatar

            Also note, Borderlands 2 is another type of FPS and RPG…dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuuuN!

    2. MalaPersona’s avatar

      shut up, in south america we pay it about 2 USD X every USD

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      1. Jomann’s avatar

        so when are you getting your us citizenship so you can actually earn money for what your work is worth?

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        1. squiggly ass’s avatar

          damn

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    3. jd20dog’s avatar

      minecraft is a big game, a very big game
      but i dowt sony will open it like the pc for custom mods

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      1. 13pokerus’s avatar

        I think that it doesn’t really matter if it’s open for custom creations… I want minecraft just the way it is.
        but it should be more like the pc one than the xbox versione since it was pretty limited… I mean a fullfledged minecraft on a portable device??? take my money… all of it XD

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  2. Minimur12’s avatar

    I didn’t mind the conference, but I was definitly hoping for a stronger vita show, I wouldve loved them to play Borderlands and showcase it there and then on the Vita, and more. I want more AAA games, don’t get me wrong all these indies are great but I want a game I can spend more than 8 hours on :)

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    1. Jd8531’s avatar

      Well dont forget there are other upcoming events including TGS 2013.

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      1. DongsMBm’s avatar

        since when TGS been a big factor for the western market anyway? how may of the games been released into the western world? very few, 1/10 maybe?

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  3. immson’s avatar

    minecraft + borderlands 2, wow, bravo gearbox and notch

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    1. HateMachine’s avatar

      Don’t “Bravo” Notch. He’s sitting back in his fat-ass throne watching other’s fix his pile of bugs and messy code. Thank the workers of Mojang.

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  4. Tnutbutter’s avatar

    Took 2 years to cut the price of the vita, but at least I waited long enough for the memory card price to decline. Just when I was about to buy one.

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    1. AMD’s avatar

      Couldn’t have timed it better. Just got myself some spare cash; 16GB here I come.

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      1. squiggs’s avatar

        What they really need to make is a 64gb card

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        1. SsJVasto’s avatar

          Indeed, my 32GB is almost full…

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        2. sathriel’s avatar

          Yeah, as someone did point out: the cards are the same size as the PSP ones when the games are on average about 4 times bigger.

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  5. BeastyX’s avatar

    Is this gonna be $199 for the wifi only or is the wifi/3G still gonna be $249 like the wifi was before the price drop

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    1. Jd8531’s avatar

      It will be for both models.

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      1. ViRGE’s avatar

        Which means I wouldn’t be surprised if they eventually discontinued the 3G model, especially in the West. Price has been part of the reason it hasn’t sold well, but there’s also the fact that cellular connectivity just hasn’t been that useful for the Vita.

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        1. squiggs’s avatar

          It needs 4g and to be unlocked

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          1. ReapersRage’s avatar

            Agreed, and all they really need to do is upgrade the ‘Cellular Carrier’ chip inside which looks like a WLAN card in a laptop. I don’t see why they make this card for the Vita knowing that the chip is not embedded onto the board of the Vita, I think more people would like to use the service at high speed instead of ‘close to Dial-up’ speed. My main problem here is that the 4G sucks in my area, at least for the next 6 months (as the carrier said, it will take to get a couple more towers in my area).

        2. mlc’s avatar

          This. The 3G model is entirely useless with the plans that are available in the US, so, unless there is some way to carrier unlock it, that model is pretty much a waste. I have one, and I might even consider buying another if I got another Vita, but it ends up being a pretty useless feature in America. Also it won’t ever be fast enough for gaming, so the best we can hope for the 3G is some future homebrew that makes interesting use of it. Or perhaps, if there is a 4G Vita, some 4G exclusive apps will be ported back to the 3G in lower quality.

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  6. AlphaKiloCharlie’s avatar

    Wow, that’s pretty damn good. I might have to start putting money into my PS vita, I only have 2 games now that my Plus expired. Do you think Borderland 2/indie games will require latest Vita firmware? I currently have 2.12 GOLOR and I am hoping for TN-V with high memory accessibility.

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    1. squiggs’s avatar

      You know it will, the indie games will most likely be digital

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    2. mlc’s avatar

      Anything announced today will presumably require 2.61+, assuming there is an exploit release and therefore a small update.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if these games ended up coming out on 2.7x-2.9x, since they’ve only just been announced and anything new will be on 2.60 minimum as a given.

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  7. squiggs’s avatar

    Mine craft and boarder lands need to be a physical game as well as being digital.

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    1. Edzo’s avatar

      Generally I choose physical whenever possible but in the case of those two games with massive playability, id rather have them constantly on my vita as digital games. I also have 2 physical copies of borderlands 2 already :P

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    2. Soosthemoos’s avatar

      If the Xbox is anything to go off of, Minecraft probably won’t be a physical copy at first. I think Borderlands 2 will be both at the start.

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    3. mlc’s avatar

      While I never really got into the Minecraft trend, I would assume that it will be digital. It probably has a relatively small install size, and the company specifically produces digital games, so I would be shocked if they put that on a cartridge.

      Borderlands 2 will probably have a cartridge, though, since the Vita is lacking in beloved recognizable games for store shelves.

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  8. Crzylegz’s avatar

    Good news and all and I can’t wait, but that seems to be the path of vita games…we get word of a few decent games then…….nothing.

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  9. UraniumDude’s avatar

    I will be getting Borderlands 2 on its launch for the vita when it gets announced for a release date.

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  10. mlc’s avatar

    I want a True Blood game! loljk, but it could be a Western reimagining of Japanese dating sims, with a fancy brand and some dumb fighting mechanics.

    I’m pretty sure nobody would produce something like that in America that will appeal to mostly women after accounting for the tiny Vita install base, but Walking Dead has gotten some games so True Blood seems like a pretty obvious option. (also I’m stressing over last week’s weak finale of this short, so-so seaason, so I’ve got True Blood on the brain)

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  11. somthing something something light side’s avatar

    Hey Wololo and Wololo Followers, which console do you think will be hacked first? PS4 or Xbone?

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    1. UraniumDude’s avatar

      This, I can’t say for the console is brand new and It won’t be hacked so easily but, from what I know is that Sony has better encryption system than Microsoft. [To most people would say XboxOne will be getting hacked first]{For me it would be, I don’t care and I am going to get the Xbox one cause my friend and I was planning that he gets the PS4 and I go for Xbox one so that we can switch and play both consoles that would be great ya know!}

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  12. TelcoLou’s avatar

    I just came in my pants. Minecraft for the Vita = WIN! Holy crap!! When?! WHEN?!?!!!?

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  13. Yukon’s avatar

    Borderlands 2 on the PS Vita? Finally a big step.

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  14. SSj-Vita’s avatar

    I’m just kind of mad, I was considering selling the tablet wanna-be and now it’s worth too much less to properly replace it with something equal, forget greater than -_- Come on native vita hack, pappa doesn’t give a flying about free games just a mini computer will do : D

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  15. theinfuser599’s avatar

    WAIT WAT BO BO BORDERLANDS 2 OMG

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  16. daxanoxe’s avatar

    Finally the ps vita gets better and get some good games on it :D

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  17. lightstar’s avatar

    Personally I’m hoping that the minecraft port is along the lines of the modable PC version, rather than the stupidly limited Xbox version. Being able to get onto my server from my handheld at work would be great… You know at lunch times…

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  18. rob’s avatar

    Any one here any thing about terraria for the vita??

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    1. Zhar The Mad’s avatar

      Not yet, but I saw some screens a while back
      Since I assume you like Terraria, I suggest you keep an eye for Starbound. Looks promising. Will be out for Vita too.

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  19. Zhar The Mad’s avatar

    Wagic on Vita. I’ve literally dreamed of it. Make it happen! XD

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    1. ReapersRage’s avatar

      I second that!

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  20. filodude’s avatar

    I think we all agree that all of these shitty little games are the ontree and Capcom is waiting for the timing to announce MonsterHunterVita. I’m sure you all agree with me, in the end we all only play monsterhunter just like psp i still play MHP2G/MHP3 on ps3 adhocparty

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    1. NoNo’s avatar

      No we all do not agree. I don’t even like Monster Hunter that much; maybe have tested it for 1 hour.

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    2. looool’s avatar

      Why would they announce MH for the Vita? There is no profit in it.

      All we get in the US are new Call of Duty games. rofl.

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  21. svenn’s avatar

    I always said, if borderlands 2 comes to Vita, ill buy it; Since they are dropping the price, and also working closely together with PS4 (yet to be confirmed IRL!)I’m pretty sure Ill be getting a Vita soon. So for me, yes this was great.

    Borderlands 2 is just … amazing.

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  22. Colito13’s avatar

    Why is no one as excited for Binding of Issac as I am? I’ve been waiting for this on Vita for so long. SO MUCH WIN. Pumped for Borderlands 2 as well.

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  23. BahamutBBob’s avatar

    IMO, Borderlands 2 is the wrong choice to get a Vita version. I enjoyed the first game a lot more than the second, so IMO they should have started porting that, or making a new game completely.

    The rest of the news is better, even if I’m not interested in most of those games.

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  24. DQEight’s avatar

    Gah, I finally bite the bullet and bought Borderlands 2 during the summer sale and then it comes for vita.

    This makes me a sad broke college student.

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    1. Thrawn’s avatar

      You poor sad boy ;)
      You already bought it at I guess steam summer sale 66% – 75% off the normal price and you’re still whining?
      And also Borderlands 2 isn’t that kind of game that would make a big hit on the vita, it’s a fast paced multiplayer fps, now imagine that on the vita with touch controls or the tiny controller sticks XD.
      And another thing, gearbox said they were working on a port of borderlands 2 for the wii u, they canceled it half way through :).
      Now the vita sold less than the wii u and gearbox talks again of a possible port? Nope, this is gearbox like, announce something, try to do it right -> see that there is more development and cost involved than it could earn back, stop the project half way through.
      Or another gearbox like thing (aliens… XD) show some feed, develop another year, bring out the finished product thats completely different from what they showed. ;)

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  25. psYos’s avatar

    I cant believe BL2 is finally coming to the vita! :D I’m so excited….. i just peed a little bit…….

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  26. Kyu’s avatar

    Here you can find Vitas (brand new) at that price (bundled with games most of the time),so meh :>

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  27. Toshirou’s avatar

    i think the vita needs n wireless wifi as well as 4G it would be nice to have faster wifi like the psp it had b wireless urg terrible! i think if it had g the experience would have been way better with downloads and online

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  28. poec’s avatar

    dayum, no more indie games…..

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  29. Zhar The Mad’s avatar

    @jJ8531: You left out Rime, dude. Easily my game of the show

    http://www.neoseeker.com/forums/63623/t1895997-rime-headed-to-ps4-vita/

    Everyone must have this on their radar. It looks lot like Ico!

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