10 games added to the compatibility list of the Vita TV, including Soul Sacrifice

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I’ve been hugely disappointed by the Vita TV when it came out, especially when it came to the actual Vita Games compatibility. I mean, let’s be serious, there’s 2 words in Vita TV, and somehow the Vita TV manages to be bad at both being a Vita (lack of Vita games support) or a TV (lack of basic applications such as youtube).

Sony is however putting efforts in updating their list, which is better than nothing. As of yesterday, the Vita TV supports 80 vita games, up from 73 last month. Naysayers (like me) will say that a console that only supports 17% (there are 472 Vita games according to Wikipedia) of the Vita library shouldn’t be called a Vita, but at least they’re trying.

Bitterness aside, what are the new supported games since last month? Sony doesn’t say, so we have to look for the differences ourselves.

After a quick comparison of the list from January and the one released yesterday, the new Vita supported games on the vita TV in February are:

  • Akiba’s trip 2
  • Malicious Rebirth
  • Mind=0
  • Samurai Warriors 2
  • Soul Sacrifice
  • White album 2
  • Ys Celceta
  • Slotter mania v highschool of the dead
  • Pro baseball spirits 2013 vita
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention

Yeah, that’s 10 titles, I don’t know how 73 + 10 = 80… but it’s difficult to really count given that the official list sometimes mentions up to 10 variations of a same game, and it is impossible to know if those count as 1 or 10 games.

soul-sacrifice

Soul Sacrifice is probably the main addition to this list, and a large majority of these new titles are specific to the Japan market. As a reminder, the Vita TV is only available in Japan and a few Asian countries. The official list of games published yesterday in English can be found on the Sony Asia website, and gives additional precisions for each game, in particular if the localized English version is supported or not.

The lists of compatible PSP and “Classic” games don’t seem to have changed since last month. They contain all time hits such as King of Pool and 101-in-1 megamix (wink, wink)

  1. LennyVita’s avatar

    I hope this catches on enough for them to bring it to North America. I would like to own one. Disappointing as it is for compatibility, im sure as time goes on there will be more games compatible and make a excellent emulator machine with some TN-V

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  2. Hazer7’s avatar

    /PSnow will probably come to the Vita TV turning it into a full fledged console.
    I wish we could just force flash Vita ofw into the vitaTV so US accounts can work.

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    1. hgoel0974’s avatar

      from what I’ve heard, they’re the exact same firmwares, VitaTV has some built-in ‘flags’ which enable/disable certain functions.

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  3. Tjoeb123’s avatar

    It should be noted that the games mentioned are the Japanese versions. So don’t go checking for patches if you don’t own them.

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  4. k3nn’s avatar

    ^.^ i didn’t know King of Pool and 101-in-1 megamix were all time classic hits!

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  5. gunblade’s avatar

    I jus wanted to take a vita tv apart..

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  6. Vitality’s avatar

    So, erm..why not all games? Why Sony can’t just make all Vita games compatible with Vita TV? Do they need to have permission from game developers to allow their contents streamed through media?

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    1. Thrawn’s avatar

      Because most vita games use the touchscreen, either front or back, the vita tv does not have that.

      Bad example, dragons crown uses the touchscreen, however the ps3 version does not use a touchscreen, they could take that version and slim it down for vita, probably not happening.

      Good example, dynasty warriors next, uses both touchscreens, front and back, there won’t be a redone version nor will there be a re-release.

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      1. Pirate Cat’s avatar

        How many games actually require use of it? Uncharted has been the only game I’ve played so far that required it and the boss ‘fights’ were awful.

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        1. franzkb420’s avatar

          dude thers so many touch screen AAA games uncharted, gravity rush, tearaway, lbp lol and there like the best games to get for the vita no wonder vita tv is failing no youtube either sony should step it up if they wnna sell more vita tv

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      2. Moonfolk’s avatar

        Uhh… Dragon’s Crown IS Vita TV compatible. The Japanese version (being the version that the machine should be running) does, at least.

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  7. Antichrist84’s avatar

    I see a trend so is doing….they seem to mess up everything that has the word “vita” in it.

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  8. Antichrist84’s avatar

    so = Sony*

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  9. roneyizpie’s avatar

    Wouldn’t using the PS4 controllers touchpad be a better way to boost compatibility? I think that would be great, and maybe use the R-2 and L-2 buttons as a way to switch the touch pad from controlling the touch panel to the touch screen? idk, just a thought.

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    1. gunblade’s avatar

      The newer psp had like touch pads.could make a bluethooth umd with a psp and a psp go.. and a usb media reader..

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  10. LuKe_AA’s avatar

    So, Soul Sacrifice wasn’t even compatible by default with the Vita TV? Is that a new way to throw money off a bridge?

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    1. Mikumikufan’s avatar

      Japanese version of soulsacrifice has been compatible since day one

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  11. BakaOsaka’s avatar

    It mentions Atelier Totori Plus (EN), but it’s only a download outside of Japan I believe. Curious and curiouser…

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  12. Paperytale’s avatar

    So, i still haven’t understood how the Vita TV is beneficial with PlayStation now coming in soon..

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    1. fate6’s avatar

      One would assume since the V-TV uses DS3 that it will be able to play all PS3 games on PS Now

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  13. Edzo’s avatar

    I dont quite get why you cant use your vita as the controller and make compatibility 100%. It cant be that hard

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  14. hgoel0974’s avatar

    and there’s another list on the /talk forums, http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=35419

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  15. MadZiontist’s avatar

    I def plan on getting one if/when it hits NA. I really like what I’ve heard of it so far. It needs some time for improvement, but the hacking potential of this thing has me geeked.

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  16. ivo’s avatar

    Whatsthe tar or zip command to make a vita ready package ?
    does the brew need to be signed ?

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