Originally Posted by Sonyxbr
Why not both new games and remakes? Hot Shots is a remake and is still very fun. Both Ninja Gaiden and Rayman are a blast.
One of the big problems right now is that publishers aren't willing to risk exclusive/new IP for the Vita, so it's an either-or proposition at the moment. Either
the Vita continues its anemic sales trajectory and continues to get a handful of third-party ports, or
sales pick up considerably and we start seeing third-party exclusives.
For the foreseeable future, the only significant exclusives will be first party. Until Sony can prove to publishers that the system is a worthwhile investment (i.e. break the 10-million consumer mark) that won't change. Even with a strong E3 showing that means winning over consumers in the fall/winter--which means publishers wouldn't start bothering to begin project development until sometime in 2013, which means no significant third-party titles until 2014 at the soonest.
The best hope for the device is for Sony to turn it into an awesome outlet for first-party titles and indie development. Major third-party publishers will be too slow to make any real difference one way or the other. And even with its slow and steady sales, some major third-party ports have already been canceled (PES was recently pulled from the lineup).Sony of Japan recently announced
a major refocusing on the device, so it sounds like they're committed. But it's all rhetoric at this point. No substance yet.