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The PS Vita: Year One is an unofficial look back at the events of the Vita’s launch and its first year on the market and how those events defined the rest of its life.

About the book

The Vita struggled to make an impact on the game market but it found its audience of loyal fans (including myself) that continued to support it long after Sony stopped releasing games for the system. In this book, I take a look back at the launch of the Vita and its first year on the market. The Vita was labelled a “failure” just months after its launch. There were many reasons for this and I intend to explore the highs and lows of the Vita’s first year and how its performance and the negative reputation it obtained, continued to define the Vita for its life.

You can’t talk about the Vita’s launch without also discussing Nintendo’s 3DS and how a series of smart decisions from Nintendo (coupled with some bad decisions from Sony) sunk the Vita early on. The book will be broken up with retrospectives on some of the games that had the biggest impact (both positive and negative) on the system’s reputation. 

The book is A5 size and 104 pages. It includes the history of the PS Vita, game retrospectives and interview with developers.  

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The history of the Vita’s launch and first year.

The history of the Vita’s launch and first year.

Retrospectives on some of the biggest games.

Retrospectives on some of the biggest games.

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Interviews with developers

Interviews with developers

Just some of the satisfied customers.

Just some of the satisfied customers.

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