Vita games 2018

Vita games 2018 DEFAULT

December 2018

Root Letter: Last Answer Dec 20 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comAtari Flashback Classics Dec 19 (PSN)Dreamwalker Dec 18 (PSN)London Detective Mysteria Dec 18 (PSN)London Detective Mysteria Dec 18 (PSN)One Word By POWGI Dec 18 (PSN)One Word By POWGI Dec 18 (PSN)Scintillatron 4096 Dec 18 (PSN)Scintillatron 4096 Dec 18 (PSN)Death Mark Dec 14 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comPanic Palette Dec 13 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comDragonfly Chronicles Dec 11 (PSN)Super Life of Pixel Dec 10 (PSN)Fast Striker [Limited Edition] Dec 7 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comEnergy Cycle Edge Dec 5 (PSN)Energy Cycle Edge Dec 5 (PSN)Emerald Shores Dec 4 (PSN)Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight Dec 4 (PSN)Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight Dec 4 (PSN)Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Dec 4 (PSN)Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Dec 4 (PSN)Super Life of Pixel Dec 4 (PSN)

November 2018

Beniiro Tenjyo Ayakashi Kitan Futaai Nov 29 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comI Am The Hero Nov 27 (PSN)I Am The Hero Nov 28 (PSN)Race the Sun Nov 23 (Limited Run)Hatsujou Sprinkle Nov 22 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comHatsujou Sprinkle [Limited Edition] Nov 22 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comGundemoniums Nov 21 (PSN)Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut Nov 21 (PSN)Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes Nov 20 (PSN)Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut Nov 20 (PSN)Shiro to Kuro no Alice -Twilight Line- Nov 15 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comShiro to Kuro no Alice -Twilight Line- [Limited Edition] Nov 15 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comPerils of Baking Refrosted Nov 9 (PSN)Rabi-Ribi Nov 9 (Limited Run)Night Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition Nov 2 (Limited Run)Revenge of the Bird King Nov 2 (PSN)Siralim 2 Nov 2 (Limited Run)

October 2018

Death Mark Oct 31 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comDeath Mark [Limited Edition] Oct 31 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comDeath Mark Oct 31 (PSN)Chronus Arc Oct 30 (PSN)Dragon Sinker Oct 26 (Limited Run)Chicken Range Oct 26 (PSN)Chicken Range Oct 26 (PSN)Sakura Sakura Oct 25 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comSakura Sakura [Limited Edition] Oct 25 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comPerils of Baking Refrosted Oct 23 (PSN)Word Sudoku by POWGI Oct 23 (PSN)Word Sudoku by POWGI Oct 23 (PSN)Halloween Forever Oct 22 (PSN)Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten DX Oct 19 (Limited Run)Fast Striker Oct 17 (PSN)Fast Striker Oct 16 (PSN)Sengoku Hime 7: Sen'un Tsuranuku Guren no Ishi Oct 11 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comPunch Line Oct 9 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comWand of Fortune R2 FD: Kimi ni Sasageru Epilogue Oct 4 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comPato Box Oct 2 (PSN)

September 2018

Koshotengai no Hashihime Noma Sep 27 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comTayutama 2: You’re the Only One Sep 27 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comJack 'N Jill DX Sep 26 (PSN)Jack 'N Jill DX Sep 25 (PSN)Punch Line Sep 25 (PSN)Revenant Dogma Sep 25 (PSN)Timespinner Sep 25 (PSN)Timespinner Sep 25 (PSN)Kiniro no Corda 3: Another Sky feat. Jinnan / Shiseikan / Amane Gakuen Sep 20 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comKiniro no Corda 3: Full Voice Sep 20 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comSteins;Gate Elite Sep 20 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comSteins;Gate Elite (Limited Edition) Sep 20 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comDragon Sinker Sep 19 (PSN)Salt and Sanctuary Sep 14 (Limited Run)NG Sep 13 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comSTAY Sep 13 (PSN)STAY Sep 12 (PSN)Super Mutant Alien Assault Sep 11 (PSN)Super Mutant Alien Assault Sep 11 (PSN)Sigi – A Fart for Melusina Sep 7 (PSN)Sigi – A Fart for Melusina Sep 7 (PSN)FullBlast Sep 5 (PSN)FullBlast Sep 4 (PSN)

August 2018

Punch Line Aug 31 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comPiofiore no Banshou Aug 30 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comSanzen Sekai Yuugi: Re Multi Universe Myself Aug 30 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comWorld End Syndrome Aug 30 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comFernz Gate Aug 28 (PSN)Gunhouse Aug 24 (Limited Run)Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit! – Full Course Aug 24 (Limited Run)Floral Flowlove Aug 23 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comKoroshiya to Strawberry Aug 23 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comThe Long Reach Aug 15 (PSN)The Long Reach Aug 22 (PSN)Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Aug 10 (Limited Run)Bullet Girls Phantasia (Multi-Language) Aug 9 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comBullet Girls Phantasia [Limited Edition] (Multi-Language) Aug 9 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comBullet Girls Phantasia Aug 9 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comCharadeManiacs Aug 9 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comDevious Dungeon Aug 9 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comTETRA’s Escape Aug 8 (PSN)Word Search by POWGI Aug 7 (PSN)Word Search by POWGI Aug 7 (PSN)The Dreamlands: Aisling’s Quest Aug 7 (PSN)TETRA’s Escape Aug 7 (PSN)Grisaia Phantom Trigger 03&04 Aug 2 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comRoundabout Aug 1 (PSN)

July 2018

Chasm Jul 31 (PSN)Chasm Jul 31 (PSN)Bastion Jul 27 (Limited Run)Exile's End Jul 27 (Limited Run)Collar x Malice -Unlimited- Jul 26 (Retail, PSN)Severed (Limited Edition) Jul 26 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comFill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure Jul 24 (PSN)Fill-a-Pix: Phil’s Epic Adventure Jul 24 (PSN)Hue Jul 20 (Limited Run)Ice Cream Surfer Jul 18 (PSN)Ice Cream Surfer Jul 17 (PSN)Super Destronaut DX Jul 17 (PSN)Super Skull Smash GO! 2 Turbo Jul 17 (PSN)Super Skull Smash GO! 2 Turbo Jul 17 (PSN)Spacejacked Jul 16 (PSN)Spacejacked Jul 16 (PSN)Super Destronaut DX Jul 11 (PSN)Muv-Luv Jul 10 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comMuv-Luv Alternative Jul 10 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comSeven Days: Anata to Sugosu Nanokakan Jul 5 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comZanki Zero Jul 5 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comWaking Violet Jul 3 (PSN)Waking Violet Jul 3 (PSN)

June 2018

Sengoku Hime 7: Sen'un Tsuranuku Guren no Ishi Jun 30 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.com2064: Read Only Memories Jun 29 (Limited Run)Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk Jun 29 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comPsychedelica of the Ashen Hawk Jun 29 (PSN)VA-11 HALL-A Jun 29 (Limited Run)Xenon Valkyrie+ Jun 29 (Limited Run)Dynamic Chord feat. apple-polisher V edition Jun 28 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comKurenai no Homura Sanada Ninpou Chou Jun 28 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comRainbow Moon Jun 27 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comRainbow Skies Jun 27 (PSN)Rainbow Skies Jun 27 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comRainbow Skies Jun 26 (PSN)Roundabout Jun 26 (PSN)The Lost Child Jun 22 (PSN)MUSYNX Jun 22 (Limited Run)MUSYNX Jun 21 (PSN)Antiquia Lost Jun 20 (PSN)The Lost Child Jun 19 (PSN)God Wars: Great War of Japanese Mythology Jun 14 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comGod Wars: Great War of Japanese Mythology (Limited Edition) Jun 14 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comMuv-Luv Jun 12 (PSN)Muv-Luv Alternative Jun 12 (PSN)Muv-Luv Jun 8 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comMuv-Luv Alternative Jun 8 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comSuper Hydorah Jun 8 (Limited Run)Fate/Extella Link Jun 7 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comFate/Extella Link (Premium Limited Edition) Jun 7 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comCosmic Star Heroine Jun 5 (PSN)Riddled Corpses EX Jun 5 (PSN)Riddled Corpses EX Jun 5 (PSN)

May 2018

Cafe Cuillere May 31 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comSweet Pool May 31 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comLiar Princess and the Blind Prince May 31 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comDead Ahead: Zombie Warfare May 29 (PSN)Antiquia Lost May 25 (Limited Run)Cosmic Star Heroine May 25 (Limited Run)7’sCarlet May 25 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.com7’sCarlet May 25 (PSN)Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon May 24 (PSN)Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon May 24 (PSN)Persona 3: Dancing Moon Night May 24 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comPersona 5: Dancing Star Night May 24 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comStardew Valley May 24 (PSN)Persona Dancing Deluxe Twin Plus [Limited Edition] May 24 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comStardew Valley May 22 (PSN)Amatsutsumi May 17 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comReverie (Limited Edition) May 17 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comInkSplosion May 9 (PSN)Dead Ahead: Zombie Warfare May 8 (PSN)InkSplosion May 8 (PSN)Siralim May 4 (Limited Run)

April 2018

Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly Apr 27 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comPsychedelica of the Black Butterfly Apr 27 (PSN)Sir Eatsalot (Limited Edition) Apr 27 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comDoukoku Soshite... Apr 26 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comJikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2018 Apr 26 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comNadeRevo! Apr 26 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comNatsuiro Kokoro Log Apr 26 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comSuper Robot Wars X (English Subs) Apr 26 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comUtawarerumono: Chiriyuku Mono e no Komoriuta Apr 26 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comDevious Dungeon Apr 25 (PSN)Pic-a-Pix Color Apr 25 (PSN)Cosmic Star Heroine Apr 24 (PSN)Devious Dungeon Apr 24 (PSN)Pic-a-Pix Color Apr 24 (PSN)VA-11 Hall-A Apr 20 (PSN)Metal Max Xeno Apr 19 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comBunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils Apr 18 (PSN)Dragooned Apr 17 (PSN)Rogue Aces Apr 12 (PSN)Rogue Aces Apr 12 (PSN)Deep Ones Apr 11 (PSN)Deep Ones Apr 11 (PSN)League of Evil Apr 10 (PSN)League of Evil Apr 10 (PSN)Reverie Apr 5 (PSN)The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match Apr 5 (PSN)Metropolis: Lux Obscura Apr 4 (PSN)Metropolis: Lux Obscura Apr 4 (PSN)Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 Devils Apr 3 (PSN)Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ Apr 3 (PSN)Penny-Punching Princess Apr 3 (PSN)Sir Eatsalot Apr 3 (PSN)Sir Eatsalot Apr 3 (PSN)The King of Fighters ’97 Global Match Apr 3 (PSN)

March 2018

Code: Realize ~Future Blessings~ Mar 30 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comCode: Realize ~Future Blessings~ (Limited Edition) Mar 30 (Retail)Buy on Play-Asia.comPenny-Punching Princess Mar 30 (PSN)Bit Dungeon Plus Mar 29 (PSN)Memories Off: Innocent File Mar 29 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comReverie Mar 29 (PSN)Super Robot Wars X Mar 29 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comBit Dungeon Plus Mar 27 (PSN)Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition Mar 23 (Retail, PSN)Buy on Play-Asia.comNeuroVoider Mar 20 (PSN)Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms
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PlayStation Vita

Handheld game console by Sony

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Original model of the PS Vita (PCH-1000)

Also known as(abbreviations)
DeveloperSony Computer Entertainment
ManufacturerSony Electronics
Product familyPlayStation
TypeHandheld game console
GenerationEighth generation
Release date
  • JP: December 17, 2011
  • NA: February 15, 2012 (1st ed.) / February 22, 2012
  • EU: February 22, 2012
Other regions: see[note 1]
Lifespan2011–2019
Introductory priceUS$249.99[6]
Discontinued
Units soldSee Reception and sales section
MediaPS Vita Card, digital distribution through PlayStation Network
Operating systemPlayStation Vita system software
CPUQuad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore
Memory512 MB RAM, 128 MB VRAM
Storage1 GB flash memory (PCH-2000 model only)
Removable storageProprietary PS Vita memory card (4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 GB)
Display5-inch (16:9) OLED (PCH-1000)/LCD (PCH-2000) multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, approximately 17 million colors, 960 × 544 qHD @ 220 ppi
GraphicsQuad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4+
SoundStereo speakers, microphone, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Bluetooth
Input
  • Touchscreen
  • Rear touchpad
  • Sixaxis motion sensing
  • Three-axis electronic compass
  • D-pad
  • 16 × Buttons
    (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square, D-Pad, L, R, Start, Select, PS, Volume ±, Power)
  • 2 × Analog sticks
CameraFront and back 0.3MP cameras
Touchpad5-inch multi-touch capacitive touchpad(back of the console)
ConnectivityIEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Power2210 mAh[11]
PCH-1000:
approx. 3-5 hours for games, 5 hours for video, 9 hours for music (in stand-by mode)[12]
PCH-2000:
approx. 4-6 hours for games, 7 hours for video, 12 hours for music (in stand-by mode)
Online servicesPlayStation Network
DimensionsPCH-1000:
83.55 mm (3.289 in) (h)
182 mm (7.2 in) (w)
18.6 mm (0.73 in) (d)
PCH-2000:
85.1 mm (3.35 in) (h)
183.6 mm (7.23 in) (w)
15.0 mm (0.59 in) (d)
MassPCH-1000:
260 grams (9.2 oz) (Wi-Fi)
279 grams (9.8 oz) (3G)
PCH-2000:
219 grams (7.7 oz) (Wi-Fi)
Backward
compatibility
PlayStation Portable(download only)[13]
PS One(download only)
PredecessorPlayStation Portable
Websiteplaystation.com/en-us/explore/games/psvita-games/

The PlayStation Vita (PS Vita, Vita, or PSV) is a handheld video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was first released in Japan on December 17, 2011, and in North America, Europe, and other international territories beginning on February 22, 2012. The console is the successor to the PlayStation Portable, and a part of the PlayStation brand of gaming devices; as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles, it primarily competed with the Nintendo 3DS.

The original model of the handheld includes a 5-inch (130 mm) OLED multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, two analog joysticks, and front and shoulder push-button input, and supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and optional 3G. The Vita features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore CPU and a quad-core SGX543MP GPU. The PS Vita 2000 series, a revised version of the system, was released across 2013 and 2014. It has all of the same features with a slightly smaller size, extended battery life, and an LCD screen instead of OLED. Sony released the PlayStation TV, a short-lived, re-purposed version of the Vita that uses a television screen like a home video game console, discontinued at the end of 2015.

The Vita's design was intended to meld the experience of big-budget, dedicated video game platforms with the then up-and-coming trend of mobile gaming as seen on smart phones and tablets. However, in the year after the device's successful launch, sales of the hardware and its bigger budget games stalled, threatening to end its lifespan. A concentrated effort to attract smaller independent developers in the West, combined with strong support from mid-level Japanese companies, helped keep the platform afloat. Though this led to less diversity in its game library, it strengthened support in JRPGs, visual novels, and Western-developed indie games. This built moderate sales in Japan and a smaller yet passionate userbase in the West. Though Sony has not released exact sales figures, late-lifespan sales estimates are around 15 to 16 million units. In the platform's later years, Sony promoted the PlayStation Vita's ability to work in conjunction with its other gaming products, such as Remote Play of PlayStation 4 games, similar to the Wii U's function of Off-TV Play.

Whilst the Vita hosted several acclaimed titles and built a small but loyal and passionate fanbase, the system is regarded as a commercial failure, with a lack of support from Sony and major third-party developers along with competition from the significantly more successful Nintendo 3DS and smart devices noted as major factors. Production of the system and physical game cards in the West ended in March 2019, with Sony having no plans for a successor.

History[edit]

Background[edit]

After the success of Nintendo's Game Boy family of handheld game consoles throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, with little market competition, and Sony's massive success with its PlayStation and PlayStation 2home video game consoles around the same time, Sony entered the handheld market as well. In 2004, it released the PlayStation Portable (PSP) to compete with the Nintendo DS as part of the seventh generation of video game consoles.[14] After a slow start in the worldwide market, it was invigorated in Japan with multiple releases in the Monster Hunter series.[14][15] With the series being less popular in western regions, it failed to revive the platform in the same way. The PSP ended up being a mixed result for the company. It was seen as a success in that it was the only handheld video game platform that had ever significantly competed with Nintendo for market share, with almost 80 million units sold in its lifespan, roughly the same amount as Nintendo's Game Boy Advance had during the sixth generation of video game consoles.[14] This is only a little more than half of the sales of its actual market competitor, the DS, which was more than 150 million units by the end of 2011.[16]

Rumors of a successor to the PSP came as early as July 2009 when Eurogamer reported that Sony was working on such a device, which would utilize the PowerVR SGX543MP processor and perform at a level similar to the original Xbox.[17] Through mid-2010, websites continued to run stories about accounts of the existence of a "PSP 2".[18][19][20][21][22] Reports arose during the Tokyo Game Show that the device was unveiled internally during a private meeting during mid-September held at Sony Computer Entertainment's headquarters in Aoyama, Tokyo.[19] Shortly after, reports of development kits for the handheld had reportedly already been shipped to numerous video game developers including both first-party and third-party developers to start making games for the device,[23] a report later confirmed by Mortal Kombat Executive Producer Shaun Himmerick.[24] By November, Senior Vice President of Electronic Arts, Patrick Soderlund, confirmed that he had seen that the PlayStation Portable successor existed, but could not confirm details.[25] In the same month, VG247 released pictures of an early prototype version showing a PSP Go-like slide-screen design along with two analog sticks, two cameras and a microphone, though the report mentioned that overheating issues had since caused them to move away from the design in favor of a model more similar to the original PlayStation Portable device.[20][22][26]

Throughout 2010, Sony would not confirm these reports of a PSP successor, but would make comments regarding making future hardware. Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios revealed that his studio, despite usually being more involved with software, had a continued role in future hardware development at the time.[27] In December, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Kazuo Hirai stated that Sony aimed to appeal to a wide demographic of people by using multiple input methods on future hardware; buttons and joysticks for traditional handheld game system users, and touchscreens for smart phone users.[28] The device was officially announced by Sony on January 27, 2011, at their "PlayStation Meeting" press conference held by the company in Japan.[29] The system, only known by its code name "Next Generation Portable", was announced to be a handheld gaming device that aimed for PlayStation 3 quality visuals,[29] which was later clarified to not be taken at a literal level because, according to David Coombes, platform research manager at Sony Computer Entertainment America, "Well, it's not going to run at 2 GHz [like the PS3] because the battery would last five minutes and it would probably set fire to your pants".[30] Its power was later described by Sony engineers as about halfway between the PSP and PS3.[31] As rumors had suggested, the device was designed to present "the best of both worlds" between mobile and handheld gaming, including a 5-inch OLED touchscreen, a rear touchpad coupled with physical buttons and dual analog sticks.[32] Sony also revealed that the device would be using a mix of retail and digital distribution of games.[21] Further details were announced at Game Developers Conference 2011, including that Sony would be dropping the PSP's UMD disc format in favor of small game cartridges of 2 GB or 4 GB size variants.[33] along with two cameras, facial detection, head detection and tracking capabilities.[34]

Launch and early years[edit]

On June 6, 2011, at E3 2011, Sony announced that the device's official name would be the PlayStation Vita, with the word "vita" being Latin for "life".[35] Despite reports of the 2011 earthquakes in Japan delaying the release of the device, Sony reconfirmed that it was on track for a late 2011 release in Japan[36][37] and a February 2012 release date for other major regions of the world.[37][38] The release date was later narrowed down to a December 17, 2011, release in Japan,[39] and a February 22, 2012 release date for America and Europe, although a limited edition was released a week earlier in North America on February 15, 2012, which included the 3G/WiFi model of the device, the game Little Deviants, a limited-edition carry case, and a 4 GB memory card.[38] The Vita launched with 26 titles in Japan, with Sony announcing that there were over 100 titles in development prior to the system's release overall.[40] The Vita launched in the west with 25 titles,[41] including original titles such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Wipeout 2048, and ports of games such as FIFA 12 and Rayman Origins.[42]

The sales of the Vita started strong at launch but then stalled and greatly underperformed. The Vita had a strong launch in Japan, selling over 300,000 units in its first week of availability, though figures shortly afterwards shrunk down 78% to under 73,000 sold in its second week, and then settled into about 12,000 sold per week in the following weeks.[43][44] Similarly, in the United States, the system debuted with 200,000 units sold in the first month, before slinking down into an amount of about 50,000 a month.[45] 1.2 million units were reported as sold as of February 26, 2012 – after it had launched in most regions.[46] The system continued to get high-profile games over the course of 2012, including Gravity Rush, LittleBigPlanet PS Vita, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, Persona 4 Golden, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, and Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified. Despite this, the system still only managed to sell 4 million units worldwide in its first 10 months on the market,[7] and estimated by analysts to only be at 6 million units sold after two years of availability.[47] After 2012, Sony ceased releasing direct sales figures of the Vita, instead opting to release combined sales figures with it and the PSP.[47] Still, the system under-performed; while Sony projected selling 16 million units of combined Vita and PSP systems, it had to slash its forecast twice in the same year—down to 12 and then 10 million units sold.[48]

With higher-profile games not pushing the system sales enough in 2012, big third party companies like Ubisoft and Activision started reducing or eliminating support for the system, especially in the West.[32] Additionally, while the Monster Hunter series had significantly boosted the sales of the PSP, its absence instead hurt the Vita. Its developer, Capcom, had decided to release Monster Hunter Tri and future Monster Hunter games exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS, where it would sell millions of copies for Sony's main competitor.[15][49] With support diminishing, Shahid Ahmad, Sony's Director of Strategic Content, instead began a new approach to software, through directly reaching out to, and making accommodations for, smaller, independent developers who were previously release games for mobile and PC platforms.[32] While not completely reversing the sales trends of the Vita, the lower costs of making or porting smaller-budget games made it easier for developers to make a profit on the systems's smaller userbase, and in turn, increased consumer attention on the console, keeping the device afloat.[32]Fez, Spelunky, Hotline Miami, and OlliOlli all found success with releases on Vita.[32] Ahmad also maintained interest in the device by directly interacting with consumers on social media; the game Tales of Hearts R was localized into English only because it was number one in a survey of games desired on the platform.[32] Sony continued to support the system with games through 2013 as well, albeit lesser so, with titles such as Killzone: Mercenary and Tearaway, along with a handful of other Western-developed ports such as FIFA 13 and Rayman Legends.[50]

While the focus on indie games kept the device afloat in the West, in Japan, no such measures were necessary, as the Vita maintained moderate hardware sales.[51] While it was routinely outsold by its main competitor, the Nintendo 3DS, the Vita still managed to be one of the top consoles sold overall, partially due to Japan's preference towards handheld gaming.[51] Strong support by Japanese developers also helped, with companies such as Bandai Namco, Falcom, Koei Tecmo, 5pb, Compile Heart, Spike Chunsoft, and Atlus releasing many games in the JRPG and visual novels genre to help kept a steady flow of mid-level releases coming to the system.[51] Additionally, big games such as Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster sold well and roughly in-line with their home console counterparts.[52] The heavier support from Japan, in turn, also helped support the system in the West as well, with many games in the Atelier, Ys, Danganronpa, Persona, and The Legend of Heroes series localized into English on the Vita, or made playable through the system's backward compatibility with digital PSP games.[53]

While the system managed to stay afloat as a minor success, other issues continued to persist, including the high price of the system in comparison to its main competitor, the Nintendo 3DS,[43] and its sibling device, the PS3,[50] the high price of its memory cards used for game and data storage,[50][54] and the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets.[44][48] In August 2013, Sony addressed the first two, dropping the price to $199 in North America and €199 in Europe, and cutting the suggested retail price of the memory cards as well.[55] The price cut also coincided with the release of a slight redesign of the system, the "PS Vita 2000" model.[56] The redesign included making the system 20% thinner and 15% lighter, while adding 1 GB of internal storage, and an extra hour of battery life.[56] However, the redesign did remove the OLED screen in favor of a cheaper LCD screen.[56]

Shifting focus[edit]

Towards the end of 2013, around the launch of Sony's next video game device, the home video game console the PlayStation 4, Sony began making comments in regards to the change in focus with the Vita.[57] Yoshida stated that Sony would be releasing fewer first party games for the platform.[58] Sony Computer Entertainment's Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation Director Don Mesa stated that the "economics simply don’t work with the traditional process".[59] Sony addressed the "economics of Vita game development" issue with beginning on focusing on the fact that almost all PlayStation 4 games could be streamed and played through a Vita through Remote Play.[60] Sony attempted to attach the device to the PS4 due to its extreme popularity; it took only a few weeks for the sales to surpass the sales of the Vita over the course of almost two years.[47] In July 2014, Yoshida stated that the company would focus on it less as a dedicated handheld video game console, and more on its combination of uses, stating "it's not about individual Vita games any more. It's more about how Vita can have multiple uses – with PS4 Remote Play, PS3 games with PS Now, and the dedicated games. The whole ecosystem with PS4 at the center, the Vita's a part of that."[61] Sony later announced that the Vita will have PlayStation VR integration in the form of a second screen as well.[62]Open beta trials for PlayStation Now functionality on the PS Vita began on October 14, 2014 in North America.[63] The PlayStation TV, released across late 2013 and 2014, also aimed to expand the system's userbase by allowing for Vita games to be played on a television like a home console,[64] though the device was discontinued in the West by the end of 2015, and did not fare well in Japan's handheld-focused region either.[65] In November 2014, SCEA president Shawn Layden suggested that the new approach was working on hardware level, stating that Vita sales had increased since the implementation of PS4 Remote Play,[66] though he and another Sony representative did not give specific figures.[66] Sony continued to make games for the device, though in smaller number than in past. The last major Sony-developed title, Freedom Wars, still found success, selling over 188,000 copies in its first week of release in Japan.[67] The debut was the highest Sony game debut for the system, and the second highest, only to Namco Bandai's late 2013 release of God Eater 2 on the platform.[67]

In September 2015, Yoshida stated that Sony had no current plans for a Vita successor, stating that "climate is not healthy for now because of the huge dominance of mobile gaming."[68] At E3 2015, he had stated that Sony would not be making any more AAA, big budget games to the system,[69] but by October, the comment had been revised that Sony would not be making any more games for it at all.[70] Reasons cited included the company focusing on supporting the PS4, and the fact that it felt that third party Japanese developers and Western indie developers were sufficiently supporting the device.[69][70] In March 2016, Sony announced that instead, it would be forming a new company, "Forward Works", and be instead concentrating on bringing PlayStation-based games to mobile platforms like iOS and Android.[71][72]

Despite Sony's focus on the PS4 and mobile for the future, the Vita still continued to receive substantial third party company game support in the way of Japanese-style role-playing games and visual novels and Western-style indie video games through 2017.[73][74]Minecraft in particular was successful for the platform, with it selling over 1.2 million physical copies in Japan alone as of September 2017.[75] The device is considered to have sold fairly well in Japan,[68] and still a crucial part of Sony's overall strategy in the region,[74] while Sony has acknowledged that the device still has a very vocal and passionate user-base in the West as well, with the company still encouraging third party companies to create games for the device.[76] At the 2016 Game Developers Conference, research analyst firm EEDAR estimated the sales of the Vita to be about at 10 million unit sold through the end of 2015.[77] Multi-platform releases with the PS4 have also incidentally helped sustain the Vita's stream of software, even in the west, through 2016 and 2017; games receive a Vita version more to appeal to Japan's larger Vita user-base, and receive a PS4 version more to appeal to North America's larger user-base.[78][79] The March 2017 launch of the Nintendo Switch, which operates on a similar concept of providing high budget video games on a portable unit, further overshadowed the Vita, though niche support through indie games and JRPGs continued into the year.[80] In mid-2017, Glixel estimated the Vita userbase to be around 15 million.[80]

On September 20, 2018, Sony announced at Tokyo Game Show 2018 that the Vita would be discontinued in 2019, ending its hardware production.[81][82] Production of new physical Vita games in Europe and America ceased by the end of Sony's 2018 fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2019.[83] At the time of the announcement, USgamer estimated that the Vita userbase had grown to approximately 16 million units.[84] Production of Vita hardware officially ended on March 1, 2019.[85] In March 2021, Sony announced that the Vita's online storefront would be closing on August 27, 2021, making it impossible to purchase digital games for the platform, though still allowing for the download of previously purchased games; this decision was later reversed following consumer feedback.[86][87]

Hardware[edit]

PlayStation Vita Layout.svg

In line with Sony's ambition to combine aspects of traditional video game consoles with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, the Vita contains a multitude of input methods. The device features a "super oval" shape similar to the design of the original PlayStation Portable, with a 5-inch (130 mm) qHDOLEDcapacitive touchscreen in the centre of the device.[88][89] The device features two analog sticks, a D-pad, a set of standard PlayStation face buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross and Square), two shoulder buttons (L and R), a PlayStation button and Start and Select buttons.[89]Motion control is also possible through Sony's Sixaxis motion sensing system, consisting of a three-axis gyroscope and a three-axis accelerometer.[89] In addition to these input methods, specific to just the Vita, is a secondary touchpad that is on the back of the device.[90]

Other hardware includes stereo speakers, a microphone, built-in Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR connectivity, and two cameras.[89] The cameras are both 0.3 megapixel and run at 640×480 (VGA) at 60 frames/s, or at 320×240 at 120 frames/s.[91] They can be used to take photos or videos using built-in applications on the system. The two cameras feature the abilities of face detection, head detection, and head tracking.[34][92] The platform also launched with a model with 3Gmobile data support, which required a separate data plan through a data provider.[93][94] The 3G service has been partnered with NTT DoCoMo in Japan, AT&T in the US, Rogers in Canada and Vodafone in Europe and Australia. The 3G model was discontinued in 2013 and not made available in the system's future revised models.[95]

The proprietary PlayStation Vita memory card (16 GB version)

Internally, the device features a custom system on chip with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processor and a quad-core GPUSGX543MP4+.[88] Sony has stated that the Vita generally runs well under its full clock speed due to overheating and battery consumption issues that would ensue, instead placing its processing power "around halfway between the current PSP and the PS3".[30] The Vita's internal battery has between 3–5 hours of power for game playing, depending on the processing power required for the game, screen brightness, sound level and network connections, as well as other factors.[96] Additionally, the battery can supply about five hours for video watching, and up to nine hours of music listening with the screen off.[12] The system does allow for additional external battery solutions as well.[97] The PlayStation Vita has 512 MB of system RAM and 128 MB of VRAM.[98][99] The amount of RAM allows cross-game chat to be used on the system.[99]

Software for the PlayStation Vita is distributed on a proprietary flash memory card called "PlayStation Vita game card" rather than on Universal Media Discs (UMDs) as used by the PlayStation Portable.[100][101] The shape and size of the card itself is very similar to an SD card. 5–10% of the game card's space is reserved for game save data and patches.[33] The PS Vita is incompatible with standard memory cards, such as SD cards, and instead stores data on proprietary PS Vita memory cards, which are available in sizes of 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB[102] and 64 GB.[103] A maximum of 500 applications and games can be stored on the device at a time, regardless of data storage available.[104] When the limit is reached, applications or games must be moved or deleted in order to access those beyond the limit.[105]

Remote Play interactivity with PlayStation 4[edit]

Main article: Remote Play

All games developed for the PlayStation 4, with the exception of games requiring the use of special peripherals such as PlayStation Camera, are playable on the Vita through Remote Play.[106][107] With the use of a Vita, PS4, and PS4 game, this allows a PS4 game to be run on the PS4, but its output transmitted to the Vita, with the Vita being used for the controller input, and the image and sound being transmitted to the Vita's screen and speakers instead of a television.[108] The end result is similar to what a Wii U console does with its GamePad controller through Off-TV Play.[108] The Vita technically has Remote Play functionality with the PlayStation 3 as well, though very few PS3 games supported the feature due to limitations with the less-powerful PS3 hardware.[109] More PS3 games are available for streaming on the Vita through Sony's cloud gaming service PlayStation Now, though they are streamed over the internet in the form of cloud computing rather than directly from a physical PS3 console.[110] First implemented in 2014, the service was announced to be discontinued on the Vita on August 15, 2017.[111]

Revised model[edit]

The second generation PS Vita system, PCH-2000

A revised model of the Vita was released in Japan on October 10, 2013, in Europe on February 7, 2014[112] and in North America on May 6, 2014.[113] The revised model, officially called the PCH-2000 series[114] and commonly referred to as the PS Vita Slim,[115] is 20% thinner and 15% lighter compared to the original model.[103] While it largely maintains the original's overall structure and layout, the original's OLED screen has been replaced with a lower-cost LCD display.[103] The model also roughly added about an extra hour of battery life.[103] The newer model also comes with 1 GB of internal storage memory, although it is not possible to use both the internal memory and memory card concurrently.[116] Upon inserting a PS Vita memory card, the system will offer to copy the existing data from the internal memory to the new card.[117] This model has a micro USB Type B port, which can be used to charge the device along with any standard micro USB cable. The model was released in six colors in Japan (white, black, light blue, lime green, pink, and khaki),[103] although it was only released in black and light blue in North America and Europe.[118]

PlayStation TV[edit]

Main article: PlayStation TV

A picture of the PlayStation Vita TV, showing the ports on its back side

The PlayStation TV is a non-portable variant of the Vita; instead of featuring its own display screen like a handheld video game console, it connects to a television via HDMI like a traditional home video game console, and is controlled though the use of a DualShock 3 or DualShock 4 controller.[119] Due to the difference in controller input between the Vita and a DualShock controller, Vita games that are dependent on the system's touch-screen, rear touchpad, microphone, or camera are not compatible.[120] It also shares the Remote Play and PS Now functionality of a regular Vita. The system was released in Japan in November 2013,[121] in North America in October 2014, and in Europe on November 14, 2014.[122] The device did not fare well and had a short retail shelf life in North America and Europe, where it was discontinued at the end of 2015.[65]

Software[edit]

Game library[edit]

PlayStation Vita game card

Further information: List of PlayStation Vita games (A–L), List of PlayStation Vita games (M–Z), and List of cancelled PlayStation Vita games

Physical software for the Vita is distributed on a proprietary flash memory card called "PlayStation Vita game card".[100][101] All Vita games are also made available to be downloaded digitally on the PlayStation Network via the PlayStation Store,[123] although not all games are released physically.[124] Since its launch, digital-only releases have slowly become more prominent, partially in an effort to reduce production costs for release on the platforms comparatively smaller user-base, and partially due to the influx smaller-scale indie mobile phone games that have always been digital-only releases.[124] Like the PS3 and PS4, the Vita contains Trophy support for games.[125]

The system was designed so that it would be easy for developers to extract PS3 game assets and in turn use them to make Vita versions of games. Prior to the Vita's release, several third-party studios showcased tech demos of the device by exporting existing assets from their PlayStation 3 counterpart and then rendering them on the device, high budget examples including Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Yakuza 4, and Lost Planet.[126] While none of these particular high budget tech demos materialized into actual game releases, and few big-budget Western games would be made for both outside of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale,[127] many Japanese development teams would go on to develop mid-level games that would release for both platforms, including Falcom's Trails of Cold Steel duology, Compile Hearts' original Hyperdimension Neptunia trilogy, and many entries from Tecmo Koei's Atelier and Dynasty Warriors series. The trend continued on the PS4 as well, with Vita/PS4 releases becoming common due to the spread of their userbases – Vita versions for Japan, where the Vita was larger in its initial years, and PS4 versions of games for North America and Europe, where the PS4 userbase was substantially larger. Few PlayStation 2 titles were ported to the Vita due to the PS2's complicated infrastructure – games that did, such as Final Fantasy X/X2 Remaster and Persona 4 Golden required extensive reworking,[128] or were based on their PS3 counterparts, such as Jak and Daxter Collection, Ratchet and Clank Collection, and Sly Cooper Collection. Towards the end of its lifespan, Vita versions of games began to be cancelled, in favor of PS4 or Nintendo Switch releases.[129]

Backward compatibility[edit]

Main articles: List of PSP games, List of PlayStation Minis, and List of PSone Classics

The device is backward compatible with most PSP games; however, its lack of a UMD disc drive limits this capability to those titles which have been digitally released on the PlayStation Network via the PlayStation Store, but not physical PSP games or films.[130] The Vita is also backward compatible with the majority of the PS one Classics – the group of PlayStation 1 games Sony has made available digitally for download, and PlayStation Minis – small-budget downloadable titles originally created for the PSP and PS3.[131] Games from Sony's PlayStation Mobile initiative had initially been compatible, but were removed when the service was shutdown in September 2015.[132] In Japan, select downloadable PC Engine and PocketStation titles became backward compatible as well.[133]

Applications[edit]

A number of applications are available to run on the Vita, some initially pre-loaded on the device, while others are available via Sony's PlayStation Store. Pre-loaded apps include an internet browser,[134] a "Content Manager" app for monitoring data saved to the device,[134] an email app, a music playing app,[135] a photo app,[135] and a video playing app.[135] The system's web browser supports HTML5, cookies, and JavaScript, but not Adobe Flash.[136] Also included was "Near", a social media/GPS like app that allowed the user to see other Vita players in the area, and what games or applications they had been using, with the opportunity for some limited interactivity and communication,[135] although most of its functionality was disabled in 2015.[137]

A number of other third party apps commonly found on mobile devices have also been made available on the Vita: Crunchyroll,[138][139]Facebook (removed in 2015),[140][141]Flickr (broken),[138][142]Google Maps (removed in 2015),[143]Hulu,[139] LiveTweet (Sony's third-party client for Twitter),[138]MLB.tv (broken),[138]Netflix,[144]Redbox Instant (discontinued),[139]Skype (removed in 2016),[145]TuneIn (broken),[138]Twitch,[138]WeatherNation[138] and YouTube (removed in 2015).[137] Facebook, Flickr, Google Maps and YouTube no longer function as Vita apps, but continue to be available by using the Vita's web browser.[140]

System software[edit]

Main article: PlayStation Vita system software

LiveArea, the user interface for the Vita

Unlike the PSP and PlayStation 3, the PlayStation Vita does not use the XrossMediaBar interface. Instead, it uses a touchscreen-based UI dubbed LiveArea, which includes various social networking features via the PlayStation Network.[100] Each game or application is represented by its own circle icon, and selecting it leads the user to a panel with multiple options present, including running software itself, going to its respective website through the internet, seeing if there are downloadable updates available for the software, and seeing a newsfeed-like list of activities related to it, such as installing it or obtaining trophies, for both the user and others the user has interacted with recently.[146]

Reception and sales[edit]

According to review aggregatorMetacritic, the Vita's original hardware release was generally well-received with critics, although a few concerns persisted as well.[147] Metacritic editor Jason Dietz noted that reviewers tended to praise the Vita's actual hardware design and operating system, but expressed some concern on its practicality, namely competing in 2012 onward, with a large size and price, where mobile phones with large screens and cheap games were prevalent as an alternative.[147] As of its initial Western launch in February 2012, out of 44 professional critic reviews, 9 fell in the "Great" rating, 29 in the "Good" rating, 6 in the "Mixed" rating, and 0 in the "Bad" or "Awful" rating.[147]

Its initial launch sales were generally seen as positive, selling over 300,000 units in Japan,[148] and 200,000 units in North America.[149] However, a large dropoff occurred in both regions. In Japan, second-week sales dropped 78%, and leveled off at selling about 12,000 units per week.[148] Similarly, sales dropped off to about 30,000 to 50,000 units sold per month for the year after launch in North America.[149] Overall, Sony fell far short of the worldwide sales targets of 10 million Vitas sold by the end of March 2013.[150] The device sold 1.2 million units as of the end of February 2012,[151] 4 million by the end of 2012,[7] and were only estimated by analysts to have reached 6 million by the end of 2013,[152] figures that have not been confirmed due to Sony's ceasing to release Vita sales figures after hitting the 4 million mark at the end of 2012.[153]

Views on the hardware dropped to more moderate levels in 2013, after the platform's initial sales lulls. Surveys in Japan showed that consumers were not purchasing the device due to its high retail price and perceived lack of software variety,[154] and that current Vita owners only showed a 46% rate of approval for the device and its software library.[155] Similarly, many Western critics felt that the low sales through 2013 would lead to an early death for the product.[154][156][157][158]

From 2013 onward, Sony was able to reverse the trajectory of the system by changing focus, aiming to be more of a niche product than one with mass market appeal – focusing more on small Western mobile phone games and mid-level Japanese developed games, and attaching it to the rise of popularity of its PlayStation 4 platform with its remote play connectivity functions.[159][160][161] Sony also released the Vita model revision, the PCH-2000, which was generally well received by critics as well for addressing a number of prior complaints about the system, which included a price and size reduction.[162] However, reviewers felt more mixed on the decision to change from OLED to LCD screen in the revised model,[163] with some feeling it led to a minor downgrade in image quality.[162][164]

While not giving specific figures, Sony stated that Vita sales beat projections in North America in 2014, which it was happy and surprised with, sometimes even falling out of stock.[165] Similar response was found in the UK as well.[159] The platform has been considered to have sold well in Japan,[166] where it outsold the PS4 in 2015,[167] and reached 5 million units sold in 2016 according to sales tracker Media Create.[168] It also obtained million-selling software in the same year, with the Japanese Vita release of Minecraft.[169] By the end of 2015, research firm EEDAR estimated the sales of the Vita worldwide to be around 10 million.[170] Despite the smaller userbase, the platform continued to be viable for game releases into 2017 due to the high attach rate of software sold per hardware user.[80][161][171][172]Limited Run Games and various indie game developers praised the platform for its wide selection of more original and niche video games, and the strong respective sales of them.[80] In mid-2017, Glixel estimated that approximately 15 million units of the system had been sold,[80] while by September 2018, USGamer estimated it had grown to about 16 million units.[84]

In a 2021 retrospective by The Verge, Sony employees attributed several factors to the Vita's poor sales in contrast to the PSP, which had an estimated 80 million sales in its lifetime; a similar drop had been seen by Nintendo with its transition from the Nintendo DS to the Nintendo 3DS.[173] Christian Phillips, a former senior director in Sony, said they had underestimated the impact of mobile gaming at the time of the Vita's release. They had considered gaming on smartphones to be "just good enough for gameplay" and instead felt tablet computers to be more their competitors to the Vita, according to Phillips.[173] While some technologists in Sony had cautioned that mobile device computational power could outpace current consoles around 2010–2011, but the design of the Vita did not incorporate this caution. Thus, the Vita was released at the same time that mobile gaming was greatly expanding, losing potential consumers to that market.[173]

John Koller, the former vice president of marketing at Sony, also believed that the Vita had been released too late into the main PlayStation console cycle and too close to the PlayStation 4's release in November 2013. As one of Sony's flagship products, many of their first-party developers had put more focus on games for that system rather than the Vita. The lack of interest from Sony's first-party teams reverberated to third-party developers, who felt the Vita was not worth the effort to develop for over the upcoming PlayStation 4, leaving the Vita without a strong software library. Koller believed that if the Vita had launched earlier into the PlayStation 3's lifecycle, they would have been able to capture more interest from developers during that time and build out a more compelling library for the Vita.[173]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Release date in other regions

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Best PS Vita games 2018: 12 must-play games for Sony’s under-appreciated handheld

The handheld PlayStation Vita was the ill-fated, underappreciated follow-up to the PSP. Released in 2012, the Vita never quite took off in the West – but it’s had a renaissance in recent years, becoming a particular favourite for RPGs and Japanese gaming on the go.

Not every Vita game is a winner, though, and it can be hard to know where to start. Here’s our guide to Vita’s must-play titles, along with some general purchasing tips for eager shoppers.

Buyer’s guide: The best PS Vita games

How much storage space will I need?

Before you start splashing out on new games, you’ll need to think about storage. There’s only one gigabyte of storage built into the PS Vita itself; that’s fine if you’re buying physical game cards, but if you intend to start downloading new titles then you’ll definitely want to invest in a PlayStation Vita Memory Card.

These cards come in sizes ranging from 4GB to 64GB. PlayStation Vita games are normally less than 1GB in size, so if you just want to try out a few new titles then 8GB or 16GB should do you fine. If you plan to suck up the entire breadth of Vita’s library, opt for something larger.

Should you buy digital or physical games?

Although Sony no longer sells the PS Vita, its digital download store is very much alive – so you can normally choose whether to buy a game physically or in digital form. Digital titles tend to be cheaper than their physical counterparts, especially if you keep an eye out for Sony’s regular sales on the PlayStation Store.

However, some of the best games are Japanese and aren’t available for download in the UK. You can set up multiple PlayStation Network accounts, allowing you to access different regional stores, but it’s a lot simpler to buy physical cards. There are no regional restrictions on the software itself, so you can happily play Japanese game cards on a British Vita. You may also be able to save money buying second-hand game cards, rather than paying full-price for downloads.

Best PS Vita games: The must-have titles for your Vita

1. Persona 4 Golden

In a sleepy Japanese town, people have started mysteriously going missing – then turning up dead a few days later. Meanwhile, a strange new channel has appeared up on TV, airing only when a fog descends upon the village. Intrigued? This absorbing RPG places you in the shoes of a new student at the town high school, trying to cope with both the ups and downs of teenage life and the emergence of powerful supernatural forces. Not merely one of the best games for the PS Vita, Persona 4 Golden is one of the best games ever made, full stop.

Buy Persona 4 Golden now from the PlayStation Store

2. Danganronpa 1 & 2

This uniquely Japanese puzzle game plays out like a visual novel crossed with a Phoenix Wright-style courtroom drama. Placed in the shoes of a student trapped in their school, your only way out is through a murder game orchestrated by a sadistic remote-controlled bear. Yes, you read that right. It’s your job to figure out who’s murdering students, and then take them to task in the school’s courtroom. The original game and its sequel are sold together for the PS4, but if you’d rather play on the go, you can snap both instalments up pretty cheaply on the PlayStation Store.

Buy Danganronpa or Danganronpa 2 now from the PlayStation Store

3. Tearaway

This colourful adventure from the minds behind LittleBigPlanet makes fantastically creative use of the Vita hardware. The screen acts as your window onto a world made of paper: shifting the Vita around in your hands gives you new perspectives, with some levels even letting you push your fingers through the rear touchpad to interact with the environment directly. Your face meanwhile is continually captured by the front-facing camera, and you’ll occasionally catch yourself in cutscenes. The whole adventure feels like a wonderful, memorable journey; not even the PS4 remake Tearaway Unfolded quite matches the magic of this Vita gem.

Buy Tearaway now on the PlayStation Store

4. Gravity Rush

Gravity Rush is a mind-bending 3D platformer that continually challenges your perceptions by essentially allowing you to “fall” in whichever direction you choose. Playing as Kat, an amnesiac with the power to control gravity, it’s your job to protect the citizens of Hekseville from a hive-mind known as Navi. You’ll quickly find yourself diving deep into the world of Hekseville, uncovering Kat’s past and unravelling the driving forces behind the Navi. A sublime experience that shouldn’t be missed.

Buy Gravity Rush now on the PlayStation Store

5. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward


Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward kicks off with a pretty arresting premise. After waking up in a locked facility with no memory of what’s happened to you, you have to work out how to break out... while playing ball with a crazed rabbit puppet called Zero who’s locked you into a murder game within the facility.

The game plays out as a split between a visual novel and an escape-room game, featuring a novel mechanic where you have to keep repeating sections to uncover new narrative branches. It’s not for everyone, but if you love a good narrative and want to play one of the best puzzle games out there on the Vita, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is an absolute must.

Buy Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward  as part of the Nonary Games now on the PlayStation Store

6. Velocity 2X

Part speed-runner, part puzzler, part shmup, Velocity 2X is one of the finest games the PS Vita has to offer. Gameplay is split between intense top-down flying sections and on-foot exercises more reminiscent of Metroid. It’s actually the sequel to a PSP game, but you don’t need to have played the original to follow what’s going on: Velocity 2X stands very much on its own feet.

Buy Velocity 2X now on the PlayStation Store

7. Hotline Miami

Very early on Hotline Miami asks “do you like hurting people?” And make no mistake, this is a violent game – hyper-violent, in fact. Each mission requires you to work your way through a building, floor by floor, killing everyone who’s inside as you get to your goal. It might sound like a romp; the catch is that if you take just one hit you’re dead. This means you’re forced to tackle each floor like a puzzle, albeit one backed by pulse-pounding electronica and oversaturated imagery. Your only respite from the madness comes between levels as synthwave and hazy beach pop punctuate surreal scenes of mental distress and fatigue.

Buy Hotline Miami now on the PlayStation Store

8. Wipeout 2048

Wipeout has always been a showcase title for Sony, and even though Wipeout 2048 was one of the PS Vita’s original launch titles, it’s still one of the platform’s very best games. You can also download Wipeout HD and Fury as extra content, giving you the entire contents of PS4’s Wipeout Omega Collection in a nifty handheld format.

Buy Wipeout 2048 now on the PlayStation Store

9. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

Everyone has their favourite Final Fantasy game, but this classic double-bill from the PS2 days is always a strong contender. Stepping into the shoes of famous Blitzball player Tidus, you embark on a journey to find your missing father and help rid the world of the plague of Sin. The two games together clock in at close to 100 hours of gameplay, so the package is fantastic value for anyone wanting to get the most out of their Vita.

Buy Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster now on the PlayStation Store

10. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

The word “collection” perhaps oversells this twin-game pack, but Metal Gear Solid 2 Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater are still a formidable duo. The former title is sometimes regarded as a misstep for the series, but in today’s climate, its drama of government deception, misdirection and the manipulation of a nation has never been more relevant. Snake Eater meanwhile is more of a hardcore survival stealth game: fans will appreciate its drama and backstory, even if its sprawling journey isn’t as tight to play on the go. Together, you’re looking at two era-defining games from one of the finest minds in games, yours to play absolutely anywhere you like.

Buy Metal Gear Solid HD Collection now on the PlayStation Store

11. Spelunky

Deputy Editor Alan Martin's favourite game, Spelunky is a roguelike platform adventure that's brutally difficult. In principle it should be possible to finish it very quickly – there's an achievement for beating the game in under eight minutes – but in practice you’ll find it takes a long time, and a lot of dying, to master the “grammar” of the game. Even then, the challenge is unpredictable, as no level is ever quite the same twice. Spelunky is available for a wide range of platforms, but we love the portability of the Vita version – and it’s great preparation for Spelunky 2 later this year.

Buy Spelunky now on the PlayStation Store

12. Luftrausers

Luftrausers is the PlayStation Vita’s perfect all-out arcade shooter. It’s not just about pow-pow, though: while aiming with your right stick, you need to stay propelled to keep yourself in the sky and target both boats on the sea and jets in the air. As you take out your enemies, tougher ones come along, including huge sky fortresses and nuclear kamikaze pilots. One particularly engaging feature is the ability to mix and match plane parts to create unique loadouts that push you to play in different ways – and potentially reach new high scores.

Buy Luftrausers now on the PlayStation Store

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10 GAME PS VITA Terbaik Sepanjang Masa
My Aunt is a Witch

My Aunt is a Witch

Platform: PlayStation Vita
November 25, 2020
My Aunt is a Witch is a Visual Novel full of adventures and quests in the world of magic where you have an incredible chance to become an apprentice of one of the most peculiar and charismatic witches. The protagonist, a boy named Thomas, has a difficult life. It gets even worse when his father marries a woman who simply can't stand her stepson. His whole life changes with a sudden trip to his aunt, whom he visited once many years ago. Now he is definitely distracted from all sad thoughts, because his aunt Alice is a real witch who has a talking cat and a bunch of magical things, and her house is not exactly the right place for little boys. But despite all the dangers, Thomas accepts the challenge and firmly decides to reach the heights of potion-making and to reveal all the secrets hidden behind the magical barrier.
Contraptions

Contraptions

Platform: PlayStation Vita
October 28, 2020
How many steps does it take to change a light bulb? If your answer is 10 or more, then you are ready for "Contraptions" - a game where the goal is to fix whacky contraptions that perform simple tasks in indirect and convoluted ways, Rube Goldberg style. Use camels as trampolines, champagne bottles as cannons, balloons to lift objects, fireworks wheels to drive conveyor belts, magnets to attract metal objects, and many more gadgets to solve the puzzles and clear the levels.
Takotan

Takotan

Platform: PlayStation Vita
October 23, 2020
The world has been taken over by an alien invasion. On the eve of destruction, humanity calls out for help! Takotan is a retro shoot'em up inspired by 16-bit classics. Save the world from alien invasion by shooting and dodging your way through 8 action-packed levels with sinister bosses! Collect a variety of power-ups including lasers, bowling balls and ninja stars to take down enemies and defend the planet.
Swordbreaker The Game

Swordbreaker The Game

Platform: PlayStation Vita
September 30, 2020
Through the dense fog our hero noticed a dark silhouette of a dark castle. Eventually his old rain-soaked map brought him to his target. He didn't have anything with him except for his favorite sword and remainings of an old armor with an unusual device a sword-breaker. The hero looked around and stepped on the castle bridge... This game is about a hero who, as fate would have it, finds himself in an abandoned castle. There will be many obstacles on his way to the treasure hidden somewhere inside, with most remarkable adversaries he will have to face and mysteries to unravel. All this to receive his well-earned reward in the end! "Swordbreaker The Game" gives you a rare opportunity to find yourself in interactive fiction, where each player has their own storyline to develop. Every action or decision will have an effect on how the story unfolds and how it all ends. Some moves you make will change your character's karma, and others can lead you to the darkest corners of the castle, so be careful! Because any step you take may turn out to be the last one!
Xeno Crisis

Xeno Crisis

Platform: PlayStation Vita
September 22, 2020
Xeno Crisis is an arena shooter in which up to two players take control of battle-hardened marines embarking on a deadly mission to confront an alien menace and get home alive! Run and gun your way through thousands of adversaries as you explore the research outpost, searching for survivors, and ultimately confronting the origin of the outpost's demise. Featuring seven areas and a legion of deadly enemies and intimidating bosses, Xeno Crisis is a formidable challenge, and you'll need to make wise use of the various weapons and upgrades to stand a chance. Only with a combination of lightning quick reactions and guile will you be able to complete your mission, but be warned - only the most adept of players will be able to see the true ending! - Three game modes - Arcade, Infinite and Boss Rush - Two difficulty levels - Seven distinct environments, each with their own enemies - An arsenal of 10 weapons to master - Over 40 enemy types to confront - Upgrade system allows you to play the game your way - Superlative pixel art from Henk Nieborg - Intense soundtrack by Savaged Regime
Task Force Kampas

Task Force Kampas

Platform: PlayStation Vita
September 1, 2020
Task Force Kampas is inspired by the Golden Age of japanese shmups, and adds new mechanics, randomly generated levels and handcrafted bosses. It is an endless loop: you can finish it, but also find the way to continue past the ending and get the highest score! Space shooters were never that punchy before. Task Force Kampas emphasizes music and game feel to create the perfect game you'd want to spend all your coins into (if that were still a thing, you know.) The story revolves about a team of outcasts fighting for their future, who happened to be at the worst place during the Evil Invasion. Can you contain the breach? Can you save the whole universe before it becomes corrupted? More importantly, can you save your friends?
Alphaset by POWGI

Alphaset by POWGI

Platform: PlayStation Vita
August 25, 2020
This new word puzzle is a mix of crosswords and sudoku, challenging both your vocabulary and your deduction skills. There are 26 blank squares. Each letter of the alphabet must be placed exactly once in order to fill the grid with valid English words. Reveal a terrible joke each time you solve a puzzle!
Norman's Great Illusion

Norman's Great Illusion

Platform: PlayStation Vita
August 19, 2020
Kawaii Deathu Desu

Kawaii Deathu Desu

Platform: PlayStation Vita
August 14, 2020
Collect the souls of your fandom as an idol from the underworld! In Kawaii Deathu Desu, supernatural beings find themselves incarnated as cute Japanese idols! Halfway between cute and terrifying, these hellish idols start a competition that spans the world with a singular goal; to decide who can claim the throne of the underworld. What type of competition will this be, however? As beings of the underworld, the next to inherit the throne will be determined by whoever can collect the most souls from faithful followers. With that in mind, as idols, there's no better way to victory than mowing your own fans at shows! For fans of fast-paced beat'em ups, you'll feel right at home here. Pick a supernatural idol and beat the hell out of - no pun intended - as many overzealous fans as you can. Features: Simple, Addictive Mechanics - Play with just two buttons; easy to pick up, hard to put down. Fast-paced Gameplay - Quick matches that makes you enter on a frenzy! Hi-Fidelity Graphics - Beautiful pixel art, visual effects and clean sound effects Special Abilities & Unique Characters - Every idol has a special power that can be activated during the the show, as well as a unique gameplay style. Travel the world - Perform in lots of different arenas and stages as you travel the world to collect souls Replayability - Each show has three different modes; prove your worth with a high score to aim for the leaderboards. Customization - Use souls to choose outfits for each idol to change their appearance to your liking Competitive Local Multiplayer - Go head to head with a friend in couch PvP mode! Unlockable Content - Unlockable gallery images, achievements, music, and more for the completionist in you.
Steam Tactics

Steam Tactics

Platform: PlayStation Vita
August 5, 2020
Mushroom Heroes

Mushroom Heroes

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 28, 2020
Retro platformer where the player can switch between three different characters. You have a 3 mushroom hero and each mushroom has special abilities, some of which the player needs in order to pass certain obstacles. Jumpi can jump higher and float in the air. Yuppi can kill enemies with his bow. The bow can also be used to detonate some walls and bombs. Dombi can block enemies projectiles with his shield, and he can push or pull some objects. Mushroom Heroes brings back the look and feel of the very best classic platformers from the 90's, introducing refreshed and engaging gameplay mechanics. If you miss platformers from the 16-bit era, and think games nowadays aren't that good anymore, think twice! Mushroom Heroes is for you.
Big Dipper

Big Dipper

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 27, 2020
A miracle beyond the polar circle. They say it's hard to find a place to call your own, but what if such a place was not uniquely yours? What if both of you were not willing to give it up? Big Dipper is a kinetic visual novel, available in English, Simplified Chinese, and Russian, which tells a romantic story of the unusual circumstances that brought two lovers together one fateful New Year's Eve.
Need a packet?

Need a packet?

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 24, 2020
Yumeutsutsu Re:Master

Yumeutsutsu Re:Master

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 23, 2020
Yumeutsutsu Re:Master is a girls-love adventure game set in a small Japanese game studio. The story is set in the town of Koenji, not far from the imperial capital of Tokyo, where a small game studio called Eureka Soft has set up shop. The heroine Ai, a country girl, joins her sister Kokoro who works there, after receiving a mysterious email from studio head. There she meets the quirky all-girl (and a dog) cast: the big sisterly head of the studio, her sister, giving her a cold shoulder, the maid/voice talent, the "tiny dinosaur" scenarist, the uniformed artist, and Banako, the dog and vice-president. Ai starts learning about game making as she slowly pieces together the mysteries of her colleagues.
Yumeutsutsu Re:After

Yumeutsutsu Re:After

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 23, 2020
To answer the requests of the fans, here are five new stories of what happens After. Yumeutsutsu Re:Unification - Follow Ai and Kokoro as they find themselves in charge of the creation of a fan disc for their succesful game. This time, Ai is tasked with the SD arts, while Kororo is tasked with the plot! Deadline rather than paradise - Saki is now relaxed and planning a trip overseas with her lover when a call for help from the second game team comes in: "Our scenarist went AWOL." What will Saki choose? Ghosts of the Past - Nana, now a successful voice talent and happily wed to Ai, receives a letter from her long dead mother... Married Life - Ai and Maria have moved out of the dorm and now live in their own house. But married life is fraught with its own challenges. Love Story, With Her and the Dog - Ai decided Honoka looked best in her swimsuit, but she seemed so completely out of reach, until...
Ultracore

Ultracore

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 21, 2020
Epic Word Search Collection 2

Epic Word Search Collection 2

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 21, 2020
Epic Word Search puzzles are huge - and they're back in this second epic collection! The Epic America Word Search - Celebrate the very best of America - with fireworks! The Epic Ancient Word Search - By Zeus, it's historic! Visit Greece, Rome, Egypt and Stonehenge! The Epic Animals Word Search - The furriest word search you'll ever meet and want to tickle the tummy of! The Epic Journeys Word Search - Fasten your seatbelt as you travel in luxury or go an epic expedition. The Epic Shakespeare Word Search - Friends, Romans, countrymen, find me some words! Each epic puzzle contains over 1,500 words, hidden in a grid that's much too large to fit on screen! It takes many hours of gameplay to solve each one. Scroll with the D-Pad or Circle Pad, then touch with the stylus to highlight words. Jump straight in and get solving right away with this fast-loading game. Switch between puzzles at any time and share your progress with other players using StreetPass.
Awesome Pea 2

Awesome Pea 2

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 14, 2020
Awesome Pea 2 - the next chapter of the classic platformer game. Greedy Pea is back! Now even more dark dungeons, deadly traps and gold!
Crypto by POWGI

Crypto by POWGI

Platform: PlayStation Vita
July 7, 2020
Crack the code to reveal the quote in this classic cryptogram puzzle. Decrypt the ciphers to find 180 funny and inspirational messages.
Pic-a-Pix Pieces 2
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Games 2018 vita

The 25 best PS Vita games of all time

While Sony’s second handheld failed to capitalize on the 82 million units sold by the PSP, it’s far from a failure. 18 million units isn’t a shabby figure by any standards and it remains one of the most technically impressive handhelds of all time, with an OLED screen that makes the Nintendo Switch look washed out in comparison. Those 18 million sales weren’t enough to convince Sony of the machine’s future however and it’s looking highly likely that the Vita will be Sony’s last entry in the handheld market.

Of course, the flip side to this is that if you are the owner of Sony’s handheld, you’ll already know just how versatile the console’s library is, and we've got the best PS Vita games ranked below that prove it. You’ll also know quite a few of its games are now becoming highly desirable on the collector’s market. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the best games on the system so that you can fill out your collection before prices get even higher. 

25. Killzone: Mercenary

Considering its capabilities, the Vita was decidedly short-served when it came to excellent first-person shooters. Fortunately, Guerilla Cambridge was able to fill the void with a superb effort that made its peers look laughable in comparison. While the frame rate can take a hit at times and it’s a little on the short side, it looks tremendous, has great shooting mechanics, and offers you the opportunity to play as both sides of the conflict. Sadly, its excellent online multiplayer is no longer up and running, so you’ll have to make do with the single-player campaign which clocks in at a brief but action-packed five hours.

24. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition

The accessibility of Mojang’s world builder means it’s perfect for gaming on the go. While some will be disappointed with its lack of story or instruction, the real beauty of Minecraft is the sheer freedom that it offers. Pretty much anything you can think of can be built (providing you have the right resources or are playing in Creation mode) and you’re only really limited by your own imagination. While it lacks the huge playing areas of the PC original, the Vita version still manages to impress on its own terms and looks fantastic too.

23. Soul Sacrifice Delta

With Nintendo locking up Monster Hunter for the 3DS, numerous other developers rushed to plug the gaping hole on Vita. Soul Sacrifice Delta is easily the most ambitious of these clones, and it’s the brainchild of Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune. Sacrifice plays a big part in Delta’s mechanics as you’ll have to not only sacrifice fallen enemies to boost your stats but using certain powers will directly debilitate you, meaning there’s a little strategy to go alongside the combat. Delta is an enhanced update of Soul Sacrifice, rather than a proper sequel, and didn’t get a physical release in the west, although an expensive Asian English language version is available.

22. WipEout 2048

There was no shortage of great games for the PS Vita’s launch and WipEout remains one of the best racing experiences you can have on the console. Yes, it’s hampered by some slow loading times and the weight and speed of the craft take a little while to get used to, but once the new handling does click you’ll discover the racing and combat to be just as satisfying as earlier games in the series (which are actually set many years after this prequel). While its online multiplayer is a thing of the past, there remains plenty of cart-based content to keep you busy.

21. Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours

Few Vita shoot-’em-ups are as ambitious as this gargantuan game. While many balked at its high digital asking price, it makes perfect sense when you realize just how much content Taito’s magnificent shooter actually contains. In addition to featuring all the extras from the numerous arcade versions, including the 3,000 stage variations of Chronicles mode, Saviours also adds the brand-new Chronicle Saviours mode which gives you over 180 more stages to tackle and all sorts of delicious goodies to unlock, from new ships to bosses and audio tracks. Just be mindful that the nature of the arcade games means Arcade and EX mode are severely letterboxed, which can make it tough to tackle the water-themed bosses.

20. Mortal Kombat

The PS Vita is blessed with a wealth of great fighters, but few can compete with the insane amount of content that Mortal Kombat offers. While its online servers have long since shut it features virtually all the content from the PS3’s Komplete Edition, meaning there’s a genuinely excellent story mode to battle through, sickening X-Ray Moves to enjoy and a gargantuan Challenge Tower to climb. Amazingly, the PS Vita version improves on this by retaining all the excellent gameplay and adding new costumes, touch-based finishing moves, and a brand-new Challenge Tower with 150 new missions to complete.

19. Lumines Electronic Symphony

Q Entertainment’s sound-based puzzle game made its debut on the PSP and this new Vita iteration keeps the same base mechanics while adding in a few clever wrinkles of its own. Touch-based controls are usable as well as a more traditional set-up, while musical skins are now unlocked via a new experience system. Two brand-new blocks are introduced allowing you to shuffle on-screen blocks or chain together blocks and there’s a new Voyage mode where you must continually create colored squares, which is easier said than done. Coupled with a stunning soundtrack and the PS Vita’s OLED display it makes for a beautiful fusion of sight and sound.

18. Dragon Quest Builders

As great as Minecraft is, its freeform gameplay certainly isn’t for everyone. If you’re like us and need a little more structure with your digging and building, you’ll find Dragon Quest Builders to be the perfect tonic. It takes the core concept of Mojang's phenomenally successful game, but marries it to the popular Dragon Quest universe and fills it with likable characters, lite RPG mechanics, and an engaging story. It’s clever with its structure too, slowly giving you simple tasks to complete that rarely tax you, but as the game reaches its conclusion you’ll be overseeing objectives that will be beyond your wildest dreams.

17. The Walking Dead: Season One

It’s possible to purchase several TellTale Games titles on PS Vita, but its first entry in the popular Walking Dead series remains its strongest. While the game doesn’t give anywhere near as much agency over events as it would like you to believe, there’s no denying the weight of each choice you make as every decision seemingly dictates the future of protagonist Lee Everett and his young charge, Clementine. Yes, it’s built on a flimsy game engine that would become ever more problematic with later games, but the distinctive-looking visuals, magnificently written episodes, and numerous tense situations mean your Vita will rarely leave your hands.

16. Rogue Legacy

This charming roguelike is one of several PS Vita games that didn’t receive a physical release, meaning you should pick it up sooner rather than later. The clever mechanics at the base of Cellar Door Games’ adventure is that dying lets you carry on playing with a direct descendant of your character and they’ll often have abilities that can enhance or hinder your progress, from shortsightedness to smashing anything they blunder through. You soon realize that every trait can be exploited in some way meaning there are always new ways to explore the procedurally generated castle. It’s certainly not an easy game, but an excellent skill tree and perfectly balanced combat mechanics make each new run that little bit easier.

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Top 25 Upcoming PS Vita Games for 2018

2018 has highest game completion rating of PS Vita's lifespan

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As GameCard production for the PS Vita winds down just about everywhere but Japan, a very particular subset of players is helping sustain the handheld. Completionists appear to be embracing the Vita's easy trophy collection, effectively determining the system's top games in its twilight years.

TrueTrophies reports some interesting statistics for the Vita's lifespan, showing that since the system's release in 2012, average total completion time of game releases has gone down, while completion percentage has gone way, way up. The graph below takes into account the top 50 games released on the system for each year, based on overall player count.

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Also notably, despite the overall trend of Vita releases toward visual novels, the top ten games in recent years have largely been quick, simple indie games--again reflecting the influence of completionists. Compare the top three games of the Vita's release year: Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, with the top three from 2018: Little Adventure on the Prairie, Midnight Deluxe, and Inksplosion.

With cross-buy games allowing trophy hunters to complete two lists on two consoles with one pop, it makes sense that quick, cheap, trophy-heavy, easy games might invite the bulk of software financial success on the Vita as new releases become fewer and farther between. At any rate, for trophy hunters, it's the only handheld currently viable for such endeavors, meaning the completionist community may enable the Vita to cling to life a bit longer than expected.

Sours: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-07-23-2018-has-highest-game-completion-rating-of-ps-vitas-lifespan

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Title Genre(s) Developer(s) Publisher(s) Release date PS TV compat.[1][2]Ref.North America Europe Japan &: Sora no Mukō de Saki Masuyō niVisual novel Akatsuki Works5pb.Unreleased Unreleased Dec 26, 2013Yes [3]@FieldSportsSonic Powered Sonic Powered Unreleased Unreleased Mar 29, 2012No [4]1001 SpikesPlatform 8bits Fanatics Jun 3, 2014Oct 7, 2015Nov 27, 2015Yes 10 Second Ninja XPlatform Four Circle Interactive Curve DigitalJul 19, 2016Jul 19, 2016Unreleased No 12-ji no Kane to CinderellaOtome gameQuinRoseQuinRoseUnreleased Unreleased May 21, 2015Yes [5]2013: Infected WarsThird-person shooter Action Mobile Games Action Mobile Games Mar 24, 2015Jul 2, 2015Unreleased No [6]2064: Read Only MemoriesAdventure MidBossDec 9, 2017Jan 10, 2018Apr 5, 2018Yes 36 Fragments of MidnightPlatform Petite Games Petite Games Oct 6, 2017Sep 20, 2017Unreleased Yes [7]3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Jigoku-henTactical role-playing B.B. StudioBandai Namco GamesUnreleased Unreleased Apr 10, 2014Yes [8]3rd Super Robot Wars Z: Tengoku-henTactical role-playing B.B. StudioBandai Namco EntertainmentUnreleased Unreleased Apr 2, 2015Yes [9]5-nin no Koi Prince: Himitsu no Keiyaku KekkonVisual novel Asgard Asgard Unreleased Unreleased Jun 25, 2015No 7'scarletOtome game May 25, 2018May 25, 2018Jul 21, 2016No 99VidasBeat 'em upQuByte Interactive QuByte Interactive Jul 18, 2017Unreleased Unreleased Yes A-MenAction-puzzle Bloober TeamAug 13, 2013Feb 22, 2012Feb 1, 2012North America only [10]A-Men 2Action-puzzle Bloober TeamBloober Team Nov 5, 2013Nov 6, 2013Unreleased No [11]Aabs AnimalsPet-raising simulation Aabs Aabs Jul 9, 2013Sep 11, 2013Nov 29, 2012No [12]Abunai Koi no Sōsashitsu: Eternal HappinessOtome gameGignoSystem Japan Asgard Japan Unreleased Unreleased May 21, 2015No [13]Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium TwilightRole-playing ArtdinkBandai Namco EntertainmentJul 7, 2017Jul 7, 2017Mar 16, 2017Yes Active Soccer 2 DXSports The Fox SoftwareThe Fox SoftwareJul 25, 2017Dec 14, 2016Unreleased Yes [14]Actual SunlightRole-playing Will O'Neill WZO Games Aug 11, 2015Oct 7, 2015Unreleased No [15]Adventures of ManaRole-playing Square EnixSquare Enix Jun 28, 2016Jun 28, 2016Feb 4, 2016No Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless KingdomAction-adventure WayForward Technologies
  • JP: Bergsala
  • WW: Little Orbit
Nov 18, 2014Nov 18, 2014Dec 16, 2016Yes Aegis of Earth: Protonovus AssaultTower defense AcquireMar 15, 2016Apr 22, 2016Jul 2, 2015No Aerial LifeAdventure Entergram Entergram Unreleased Unreleased Oct 24, 2019Yes [16]AeternoBladeAction CoreCell Technology Arc System WorksFeb 10, 2015Feb 4, 2015Dec 18, 2014Yes [17]Age of ZombiesAction-adventure Halfbrick StudiosJan 14, 2014Dec 18, 2013Mar 23, 2017No Air Race SpeedRacing Qubic Games Circle Entertainment Dec 20, 2016Dec 20, 2016Unreleased Yes [18]AirVisual novel KeyPrototypeUnreleased Unreleased Sep 8, 2016Yes Airship QMiracle Positive Unreleased Unreleased Nov 19, 2015Yes Aiyoku no Eustia: Angel's BlessingVisual novel AugustDramatic Create Unreleased Unreleased Jun 26, 2014Yes Akai Suna Ochiru TsukiOtome game Landkarte Dramatic Create Unreleased Unreleased Mar 10, 2016Yes [19]AKB1/149 Ren'ai SōsenkyoDating sim ArtdinkBandai Namco GamesUnreleased Unreleased Dec 20, 2012Yes [20]Akiba's BeatAction role-playing AcquireMay 16, 2017May 19, 2017Apr 27, 2017No Akiba's Trip: Undead & UndressedAction-adventure AcquireAug 12, 2014Oct 10, 2014Nov 7, 2013Yes Alia's Carnival: SacramentVisual novel NanaWind Dramatic Create Unreleased Unreleased Oct 29, 2015Yes [21]Alien BreedAction Team17Team17Feb 12, 2013Feb 6, 2013Unreleased Yes Alien ShooterShooter Sigma Team 4 Hit May 19, 2015Apr 15, 2015Unreleased Yes Alone with YouExploration game Benjamin RiversBenjamin Rivers Aug 23, 2016Aug 23, 2016Unreleased No AltericPlatform Sometimes You Oct 11, 2017Oct 11, 2017Unreleased Yes [22]Amagami EbiKore+Dating sim, mahjong game Kadokawa GamesKadokawa Games Unreleased Unreleased Jan 30, 2014No Amaekata wa Kanojo Nari niVisual novel GigaEntergramUnreleased Unreleased Oct 26, 2017Yes Amatsumi Misora ni! Kumo no Hatate niVisual novel Clochette PrototypeUnreleased Unreleased Sep 17, 2015No [23]AmatsutsumiVisual novel PrototypePrototype Unreleased Unreleased May 17, 2018No [24]The Amazing Spider-ManAction-adventure BeenoxActivisionNov 19, 2013Nov 22, 2013Unreleased Yes Amenity's LifeVisual novel Hooksoft PiacciUnreleased Unreleased Nov 22, 2017Yes Amnesia Later X Crowd V EditionOtome game Idea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased Oct 16, 2014Yes Amnesia: MemoriesOtome game Idea FactoryAug 25, 2015Aug 26, 2015Dec 19, 2013Yes Amnesia WorldOtome game Idea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased May 22, 2014Yes Anata no Shikihime KyouikutanAction role-playing Nippon Ichi SoftwareNippon Ichi Software Unreleased Unreleased Mar 8, 2018Yes Angelique RetourDating simRuby PartyKoei TecmoUnreleased Unreleased Dec 17, 2015Yes Angry Birds Star WarsPuzzle ActivisionOct 29, 2013Nov 1, 2013Unreleased Yes Angry Birds TrilogyPuzzle ActivisionOct 15, 2013Oct 16, 2013Unreleased Yes Ano Ko wa Ore kara HanarenaiVisual novel GigaEntergramUnreleased Unreleased Mar 20, 2014Yes [25]Another World: 20th Anniversary EditionThe Digital LoungeThe Digital LoungeJul 8, 2014Jun 25, 2014Unreleased Yes Antiquia LostRole-playingExe Create KemcoSep 5, 2017Jun 20, 2018Aug 16, 2017Yes Ao no Kanata no Four RhythmVisual novel Sprite PiacciUnreleased Unreleased Feb 25, 2016Yes [26]Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DXShoot 'em up Tikipod Nov 25, 2014Nov 26, 2014Mar 23, 2016Yes [27]AR Combat DigiQ: Tomodachi Sensha-taiAction KonamiKonamiUnreleased Unreleased Dec 17, 2011No [28]Arcana Famiglia: La storia della Arcana Famiglia AncoraOtome game HuneXComfort Unreleased Unreleased Dec 23, 2015Yes [29]Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!!Fighting Examu Sep 23, 2014Nov 21, 2014May 29, 2014Yes [30]Army Corps of HellAction Entersphere Square EnixFeb 22, 2012Feb 22, 2012Dec 17, 2011No Ar Nosurge PlusRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Koei TecmoJul 2, 2015Jul 1, 2015Oct 2, 2014Yes Asdivine HeartsRole-playing Kotobuki Solution KemcoJan 10, 2017Nov 7, 2017Dec 13, 2016Yes Asphalt: InjectionRacing GameloftFeb 15, 2012Feb 22, 2012Dec 17, 2011No Assassin's Creed III: LiberationAction UbisoftOct 30, 2012Oct 31, 2012Nov 15, 2012No Assassin's Creed Chronicles Trilogy PackPlatform Climax StudiosUbisoftApr 5, 2016Apr 5, 2016Feb 25, 2016Yes [31]Assault GunnersAction ArtdinkMarvelous AQLUnreleased Unreleased Jun 28, 2012Yes [32]AstralAir no Shiroki Towa: White EternityVisual novel Favorite Dramatic Create Unreleased Unreleased Sep 22, 2016Yes [33]Atari Flashback ClassicsCompilation AtGamesAtariDec 19, 2018Jan 17, 2019Unreleased Yes Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of DuskRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Koei TecmoJan 13, 2015Jan 14, 2015Mar 27, 2014Yes [34]Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk SkyRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Koei TecmoJan 19, 2016Jan 20, 2016Jan 22, 2015Yes [35]Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious JourneyRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Koei TecmoMar 7, 2017Mar 10, 2017Nov 2, 2016Yes Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious PaintingsRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Koei TecmoUnreleased Unreleased Dec 21, 2017Yes Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of ArlandRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Tecmo KoeiSep 3, 2013Sep 4, 2013Mar 20, 2013Yes [36]Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of ArlandRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Tecmo KoeiJul 22, 2014Jul 2, 2014Nov 21, 2013Yes [37]Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk SeaRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Koei TecmoJan 17, 2017Jan 20, 2017Mar 3, 2016Yes [38]Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious BookRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Koei TecmoJun 7, 2016Jun 10, 2016Nov 19, 2015Yes Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer of ArlandRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Tecmo KoeiMar 19, 2013Mar 20, 2013Nov 29, 2012Yes [39]Atomic NinjasPlatform Grip GamesGrip Games Oct 8, 2013Oct 2, 2013Unreleased Yes Attack of the Toy TanksShooter Ratalaika Games Ratalaika Games Jun 26, 2019Jun 26, 2019Jun 26, 2019No [40]Attack on TitanAction Omega ForceKoei TecmoAug 30, 2016Aug 26, 2016Feb 18, 2016Yes Attack on Titan 2Action Omega ForceKoei TecmoMar 20, 2018Mar 20, 2018Mar 15, 2018Yes AttractioPuzzle-platform
  • GameCoder Studios
  • Renderfarm Studios
Bandai Namco EntertainmentJun 14, 2016Sep 9, 2016Unreleased Yes A.W.: Phoenix FestaSimulation A+ Games Bandai Namco EntertainmentJul 26, 2016Jul 26, 2016Jan 28, 2016Yes [41]Axiom VergeMetroidvaniaThomas Happ Games Apr 19, 2016Apr 20, 2016Unreleased Yes Ayakashi Gohan: Oomori!Otome gameHoneybee Honeybee Unreleased Unreleased Oct 8, 2015Yes [42]Ayakashi Gohan: Okawari!Otome gameHoneybee Honeybee Unreleased Unreleased Nov 27, 2015Yes [43]Azayaka na Irodori no Naka de, Kimi RashikuVisual novel Prekano EntergramUnreleased Unreleased Feb 22, 2018Yes [44]Azkend 2: The World BeneathPuzzle 10tons 10tons May 3, 2016May 3, 2016Unreleased Yes Baboon!Platform Relevo Videogames Relevo Videogames Unreleased Jan 28, 2015Aug 11, 2015Yes [45]Backgammon BlitzSports VooFoo Studios The Fyzz FacilityApr 15, 2014Dec 18, 2013Unreleased Yes [46]Back to BedPuzzle Bedtime Digital Games Aug 25, 2015Aug 25, 2015Feb 9, 2017Yes [47]Bad Apple WarsOtome game OtomateOct 13, 2017Oct 13, 2017Nov 19, 2015Yes [48]Badland: Game of the Year EditionPlatform Frogmind May 26, 2015May 28, 2015Jun 7, 2017Yes (1-4 players)Bakumatsu Rock: Ultra SoulMarvelousMarvelous Unreleased Unreleased Sep 25, 2014Yes Banbutsu Otome DungeonsDungeon crawler UserJoy Japan UserJoy Japan Unreleased Unreleased Dec 21, 2017Yes [49]Bara ni Kakusareshi VeriteOtome game Ichi Column Idea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased Aug 4, 2016Yes [50]Bard's GoldPlatform Pixel Lantern
  • JP: EastAsiaSoft
  • WW: Pixel Lantern
Jun 17, 2016Jun 17, 2016Dec 15, 2016Yes [51]The Bard’s Tale: Remastered and ResnarkledAction role-playing inXile Entertainment Aug 17, 2017Aug 21, 2017Unreleased Yes Baseball RiotAction 10tons 10tons Jan 19, 2016Jan 20, 2016Unreleased Yes [52]BastionAction role-playing Warner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentDec 5, 2015Dec 5, 2015Unreleased Yes Batman: Arkham Origins BlackgateAction-adventure Armature StudioWarner Bros. Interactive EntertainmentOct 25, 2013Oct 25, 2013Dec 5, 2013Yes Battalion CommanderShooter A-steroids Smartphone Labs Dec 1, 2016Dec 2, 2016May 11, 2017No [53]Battle RocketsShooter, Fighting Gumbo Machine Mar 31, 2020Mar 31, 2020Unreleased Yes [54]Believer!Otome game HuneXD3 PublisherUnreleased Unreleased Dec 17, 2015Yes [55]Ben 10: Galactic RacingRacing Monkey Bar GamesD3 PublisherFeb 22, 2012Mar 16, 2012Unreleased Yes Beniiro Tenjō Ayakashi Kitan FutaaiVisual novelHolicWorks Dramatic Create Unreleased Unreleased Nov 29, 2018Yes [56]Bentley's HackpackArcadeSanzaru GamesSony Computer EntertainmentFeb 5, 2013Mar 28, 2013Unreleased No Bento Fujiyama TamagoyakiSimulation iTA-Choco Systems Pygmy Studio Unreleased Unreleased Apr 11, 2017No [57]Berserk and the Band of the HawkAction Omega ForceKoei TecmoFeb 21, 2017Feb 24, 2017Oct 27, 2016Yes Best of Arcade GamesArcade Eko Software Bigben InteractiveJan 20, 2015Nov 28, 2014Unreleased Yes [58]Best of Board GamesArcade Bigben InteractiveBigben Interactive Oct 14, 2014Sep 24, 2014Unreleased Yes [59]BigFestSimulation Sony Computer EntertainmentDec 1, 2015Dec 2, 2015Unreleased No [60]Big Sky: InfinityShooter
  • Boss Baddie
  • VooFoo Studios
Ripstone Dec 11, 2012Dec 12, 2012Unreleased No [61]BinaryStarOtome game Idea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased Sep 4, 2014Yes [62]The Binding of Isaac: RebirthRoguelike NicalisNov 4, 2014Nov 5, 2014Oct 28, 2015Yes Bit.TripPlatform Choice ProvisionsChoice Provisions Dec 5, 2015Dec 5, 2015Unreleased No Bit.Trip Presents... Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm AlienPlatform Gaijin GamesGaijin Games Dec 17, 2013Dec 18, 2013Unreleased Yes Bit Dungeon PlusRoguelike Dolores Entertainment Mar 27, 2018Jun 13, 2018May 9, 2018No [63]Bitter SmileVisual novel Technical Group LaboratoryUnreleased Unreleased Nov 28, 2013Yes [64]Black Wolves Saga: Weiβ und SchwarzOtome game Idea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased Jan 26, 2017Yes [65]Blast 'Em BunniesShooter NnoooMar 8, 2016Mar 9, 2016Nov 24, 2017Yes Blasting Agent: Ultimate EditionPlatform
  • Axol Studio
  • Ratalaika Games
Ratalaika Games Jun 20, 2017Jun 20, 2017Unreleased No [66]BlazBlue: Chrono PhantasmaFighting Arc System WorksJun 24, 2014Unreleased Apr 24, 2014Yes BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma ExtendFighting Arc System WorksJul 28, 2015Unreleased Apr 23, 2015Yes BlazBlue: Continuum Shift ExtendFighting Arc System WorksFeb 14, 2012Feb 24, 2012Dec 17, 2011Yes Bloodstained: Curse of the MoonMetroidvania505 GamesMay 24, 2018May 24, 2018May 24, 2018Yes BloxiqPuzzle Blot Interactive Blot Interactive Apr 14, 2015Unreleased Unreleased No [67]Blue-Collar AstronautAction Mutated Software Mutated Software Mar 14, 2017Unreleased Unreleased No [68]Blue ReflectionRole-playing Gust Co. Ltd.Koei TecmoUnreleased Unreleased Mar 30, 2017Yes BodycheckSports Ludometrics Ludometrics Sep 12, 2017May 30, 2017Unreleased Yes Boku to Nurse no Kenshū NisshiVisual novel Prekano EntergramUnreleased Unreleased Aug 23, 2018Yes [69]Bombing BustersAction Sanuk Games Sanuk Games Dec 7, 2015Oct 28, 2015Unreleased No [70]Bonds of the SkiesAction role-playing Hit Point KemcoMar 5, 2019Mar 5, 2019Mar 5, 2019No BoolinkShoot 'em up Planet G Planet G Unreleased Unreleased Oct 31, 2013No [71]Borderlands 2First-person shooter Sony Computer EntertainmentMay 13, 2014May 30, 2014Dec 4, 2014North America/Europe only Boss!Action Fair Play Labs Fair Play Labs Dec 9, 2014Unreleased Unreleased Yes [72]A Boy and His BlobPlatform Majesco EntertainmentJan 21, 2016Jan 19, 2016Unreleased Yes Breach & ClearTurn-based strategy Mighty Rabbit StudiosGun MediaMay 12, 2015Unreleased Unreleased Yes BreakQuest: Extra EvolutionAction BeatshapersBeatshapers Aug 13, 2013Aug 7, 2013Unreleased Yes [73]The BridgePuzzle The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild Aug 18, 2015Aug 25, 2015Unreleased Yes Bridge ConstructorSimulation
  • Clockstone Studio
  • Stage Clear Studios
Headup GamesFeb 14, 2017Feb 15, 2017Unreleased No Broken Age: The Complete AdventureAdventure Double Fine ProductionsDouble Fine Productions Apr 28, 2015Apr 29, 2015Unreleased Yes Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse, Episode 1Adventure Revolution SoftwareRevolution Software May 6, 2014Dec 18, 2013Unreleased Yes [74]Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse, Episode 2Adventure Revolution SoftwareRevolution Software Dec 23, 2014May 28, 2014Unreleased No [75]Brothers Conflict: Precious BabyOtome game OtomateIdea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased Apr 7, 2016Yes Bullet GirlsThird-person shooter Shade D3 PublisherUnreleased Unreleased Aug 28, 2014Yes Bullet Girls 2Third-person shooter Shade D3 PublisherUnreleased Unreleased Apr 21, 2016Yes Bullet Girls FantasyThird-person shooter Shade D3 PublisherUnreleased Unreleased Aug 9, 2018Yes [76]Bunny Must Die! Chelsea and the 7 DevilsPlatform Platine DispositifMediascape Apr 5, 2018Apr 18, 2018Jul 21, 2016Yes Burly Men at SeaAdventure Brain&Brain Brain&Brain Sep 19, 2017Oct 3, 2017Unreleased No [77]Burn the RopePuzzle RingZero Game Studio Big Blue BubbleDec 18, 2012Oct 17, 2012Unreleased No [78]Cafe CuillereOtome game Takuyo Takuyo Unreleased Unreleased May 31, 2018Yes [79]The Caligula EffectRole-playing Aquria May 2, 2017May 9, 2017Jun 23, 2016Yes Call of Duty: Black Ops: DeclassifiedFirst-person shooterNihilistic SoftwareActivisionNov 13, 2012Nov 13, 2012Dec 20, 2012No Captain Earth: Mind LabyrinthVisual novel Bandai Namco GamesBandai Namco Games Unreleased Unreleased Feb 26, 2015Yes Castle Invasion: Throne OutTower defense Cat Trap Studios Cat Trap Studios Oct 11, 2016Oct 11, 2016Unreleased No [80]CastleStormTower defense Zen StudiosNov 5, 2013Nov 6, 2013Mar 11, 2015Yes Catherine: Full BodyAtlus Unreleased Unreleased Feb 14, 2019Yes Cel Damage HDVehicular combat Finish Line Games Apr 22, 2014May 14, 2014Unreleased Yes Chain Chronicle VRole-playing SegaSega Unreleased Unreleased Sep 11, 2014No Chaos;ChildVisual novel 5pb.Oct 13, 2017Oct 17, 2017Jun 25, 2015Yes Chaos;Child Love Chu Chu!!Visual novel 5pb.5pb. Unreleased Unreleased Mar 30, 2017Yes Chaos;Head DualVisual novel 5pb. Unreleased Unreleased Aug 21, 2014Yes Chaos Rings III: The Prequel TrilogyRole-playing Square EnixUnreleased Unreleased Oct 16, 2014Yes Charade ManiacsOtome game OtomateIdea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased Aug 9, 2018Yes [81]ChasmPlatform Bit Kid Bit Kid Jul 31, 2018Aug 1, 2018Unreleased No [82]Chicken RangeShooter NYX Digital Funbox Media Oct 26, 2018Oct 26, 2018Unreleased No [83]Child of LightRole-playing Ubisoft MontrealUbisoftJul 1, 2014Jul 2, 2014Jul 31, 2014Yes ChronovoltPuzzle-platform Playerthree Playerthree Dec 31, 2012Nov 21, 2012Unreleased Yes Chōchō Jiken RhapsodicOtome game Red EntertainmentIdea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased Nov 30, 2017Yes [84]Chō no Doku Hana no Kusari: Taishō Enren IbunOtome gameAromarie PrototypeUnreleased Unreleased Feb 20, 2014Yes [85]ChuSinGura46+1Visual novel Inre Dramatic Create Unreleased Unreleased May 28, 2015Yes [86]Ciel NosurgeSimulationGust Co. Ltd.Tecmo KoeiUnreleased Unreleased Apr 26, 2012No Citizens of EarthRole-playing Eden Industries Jan 20, 2015Jan 21, 2015Oct 26, 2016Yes Civilization Revolution 2 PlusStrategy Firaxis Games2K GamesMar 29, 2016Mar 29, 2016Dec 3, 2015No Cladun Returns: This is SengokuAction role-playing Nippon Ichi SoftwareNippon Ichi Software Jun 6, 2017Jun 9, 2017May 26, 2016Yes Claire: Extended CutSurvival horror Hailstorm Games Hailstorm Games Aug 30, 2016Aug 31, 2016Unreleased Yes [87]ClannadVisual novel KeyPrototypeUnreleased Unreleased Aug 14, 2014Yes Cliff DivingArcade Spiral House Sony Computer EntertainmentFeb 21, 2012Feb 22, 2012Jun 28, 2012No [88]Clock Zero: Shūen no Ichibyō ExTimeOtome game Idea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased Apr 23, 2015Yes [89]Clover Day'sVisual novel ALcotALcot Unreleased Unreleased Sep 28, 2017Yes [90]Coconut Dodge RevitalisedPuzzle FuturLab FuturLab Jul 9, 2013Jun 5, 2013Unreleased Yes [91]Code: Realize − Guardian of RebirthOtome game Oct 20, 2015Oct 21, 2015Nov 27, 2014Yes Code: Realize − Future BlessingsOtome game Mar 30, 2018Mar 30, 2018Nov 24, 2016Yes Code: Realize − Shirogane no KisekiOtome game Idea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased Dec 21, 2017Yes Collar × MaliceOtome game Jul 28, 2017Jul 28, 2017Aug 18, 2016Yes Collar × Malice: UnlimitedOtome game Idea FactoryUnreleased Unreleased Jul 26, 2018Yes Color GuardiansAction Fair Play Labs
  • JP: CrossFuction
  • WW: Fair Play Labs
May 12, 2015May 15, 2015Jan 27, 2017Yes [92]Conception II: Children of the Seven StarsRole-playing Spike ChunsoftApr 15, 2014May 14, 2014Aug 22, 2013Yes [93]Corridor ZEndless runner Mass Creation Mass Creation May 3, 2016May 3, 2016Unreleased No [94]Corpse Party: Blood DriveAdventure Oct 13, 2015Oct 20, 2015Jul 24, 2014Yes Cosmic Star HeroineRole-playing Zeboyd GamesZeboyd Games Apr 24, 2018Jun 5, 2018Unreleased No CosmophonyRail shooter
  • Bento-Studio
  • Moving Player
Moving Player May 5, 2015May 6, 2015Unreleased No [95]CounterSpyAction Dynamighty Sony Computer EntertainmentAug 19, 2014Aug 20, 2014Aug 21, 2014Yes The Count LucanorAdventure
  • Baroque Decay
  • Ratalaika Games
Merge Games Jan 9, 2018Jan 9, 2018Unreleased No [96]Coven and Labyrinth of GalleriaRole-playing Nippon Ichi SoftwareNippon Ichi Software Unreleased Unreleased Nov 26, 2020Yes [97]Crank InOtome game Petit Reve Future Tech Lab Unreleased Unreleased Aug 31, 2017Yes [98]Crazy MarketPuzzle The Game AtelierThe Game AtelierOct 29, 2013Oct 16, 2013Unreleased No [40]Criminal Girls: Invite OnlyRole-playing ImageepochNippon Ichi SoftwareFeb 3, 2015Feb 6, 2015Nov 28, 2013Yes [99]Criminal Girls 2: Party FavorsRole-playing ImageepochNippon Ichi SoftwareSep 20, 2016Sep 23, 2016Nov 26, 2015Yes [100]CrimsonlandShooter 10tons 10tons Aug 19, 2014Aug 20, 2014Unreleased Yes Croixleur SigmaHack and slash Souvenir Circ. PlayismMar 1, 2016Mar 8, 2016Dec 24, 2015Yes [101]Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryū no Rondo tr.Action Shade Bandai Namco EntertainmentUnreleased Unreleased May 28, 2015No [102]Cross Channel: For All PeopleVisual novel 5pb.Unreleased Unreleased Jun 26, 2014Yes [30]Crypt of the NecroDancerFeb 2, 2016Feb 2, 2016Jan 18, 2016Yes (1-2 players)Cure Mate ClubVisual novel Atu Works Daidai Unreleased Unreleased Mar 14, 2013Yes [103]Curses 'N ChaosBeat 'em up Tribute GamesTribute Games Aug 18, 2015Sep 11, 2015Unreleased Yes (1-2 players)Daidai DaisukiVisual novel Kadokawa GamesKadokawa Games Unreleased Unreleased Mar 31, 2015No [104]Dance with DevilsOtome game Rejet Rejet Unreleased Unreleased Mar 24, 2016Yes Dance with Devils: My CarolOtome game Rejet Rejet Unreleased Unreleased Mar 22, 2018Yes [105]Dairansō Dash or Dasshu!!Arcade Planet G Planet G Unreleased Unreleased Feb 27, 2014Yes [106]Daisenryaku Daitōa Kōbōshi 3 Dai Niji Sekai Taisen Boppatsu! Sūjiku-gun Tai Rengō-gun Zen Sekai-senTurn-based strategy SystemSoft AlphaSystemSoft Alpha Unreleased Unreleased Mar 26, 2015No Daisenryaku Exceed IITurn-based strategy SystemSoft AlphaSystemSoft Alpha Unreleased Unreleased Apr 29, 2015Yes Daisenryaku Perfect: Senjō no HashaTurn-based strategy SystemSoft AlphaSystemSoft Alpha Unreleased Unreleased Mar 3, 2016Yes Daisenryaku WebTurn-based strategy SystemSoft AlphaSystemSoft Alpha Unreleased Unreleased Oct 24, 2016No [107]Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Library PartyVisual novel AugustAria Soft Unreleased Unreleased Feb 12, 2015Yes [108]Damascus Gear: Operation OsakaAction role-playing A+ Games Arc System WorksMar 7, 2018Unreleased Unreleased Yes [109]Damascus Gear: Operation TokyoAction role-playing A+ Games Arc System WorksMar 24, 2015Apr 29, 2015Dec 26, 2013Yes [110]Damascus Gear: Saikyou ExodusAction role-playing A+ Games Arc System WorksUnreleased Unreleased Mar 22, 2017Yes [111]Danball Senki WRole-playing Level-5Level-5 Unreleased Unreleased Oct 18, 2012Yes [112]Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc[b]Adventure Spike ChunsoftFeb 11, 2014Feb 14, 2014Oct 10, 2013Japan/North America only Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair[A]Adventure Spike ChunsoftSep 2, 2014Sep 5, 2014Oct 10, 2013Yes Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair GirlsAction-adventure Spike ChunsoftSep 1, 2015Sep 4, 2015Sep 25, 2014Yes Danganronpa V3: Killing HarmonyAdventure Spike ChunsoftSep 26, 2017Sep 29, 2017Jan 12, 2017Yes Daredemo Shodan ni Nareru Igo KyōshitsuGoSilver Star Silver Star Unreleased Unreleased May 25, 2017Yes DariusBurst: Chronicle SavioursShoot 'em up Nov 30, 2015Dec 8, 2015Jan 14, 2016Yes Darkest DungeonRole-playing Red Hook Studios Sep 27, 2016Sep 27, 2016Unreleased Yes Date A Live Twin Edition: Rio ReincarnationVisual novel Sting EntertainmentCompile HeartUnreleased Unreleased Jul 30, 2015Yes [113]Day D Tower RushReal-time strategy Creobit 4 Hit Aug 26, 2014Jul 16, 2014Unreleased Yes [114]Day of the Tentacle RemasteredAdventure Double Fine ProductionsMar 22, 2016Mar 22, 2016Unreleased Yes [115]Dead Ahead: Zombie WarfareSurvival horror Mobirate Studio Mobirate Studio May 8, 2018May 29, 2018Unreleased No [116]DeadboltRoguelike Hopoo Games Hopoo Games Feb 20, 2018Feb 20, 2018Unreleased No [117]Deadman's CrossRole-playing Square EnixSquare Enix Feb 17, 2015Unreleased Feb 24, 2015No [118]Dead NationAction HousemarqueSony Computer EntertainmentApr 15, 2014
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