This month's issue of Play Magazine reveals the best selling Vita titles to date. And not surprising Nathan Drake’s portable adventure come out on top.
I remember there was talk from Sony Bend of multiplayer being patched into the game. i wonder if we will see this happen at E3... i am in the camp that he PSV will see a bunch of bundles instead of a price cut... IF this is true, then I think UC will be one of those games.
There are few companies, few goods and services and few opportunities in time where some key item in an ecosystem (like an electronics device) actually places a dent in relevancy in the mass consumers mind by creating a bundle. I can attest to first hand experience that the "bundle" mentality typically makes a core item seem weaker. Especially if I already own the device or am more than a small leap behind in wanting to own this thing which is the key to an ecosystem (be a gaming device with a free game, a speaker system with a fancy "universal" control, etc). The "bundle" mentality is not good for a retail disturbance which would put VITA in good graces.
i understand your logic, but youre wrong. If bundles save people money they can entice new customers that have been waiting for a deal, like myself.
im waiting till after E3 to get a vita for possible bundles official or not. Aswell as to see more games, memory above 32 gb with everyone getting knocked down in price to the level below it. Ex 32 gb would be the 16 gb price, 4 would be phased out or only for pack in.
I wanted a Vita for Gravity Rush. I bought one a few weeks ago when Target had a sale for a free copy of Unit 13 and a 4 GB memory card. I know it's not a traditional bundle, but it's still basically a bundle and got me to purchase early.
I tell everyone the Vitas problem isnt games its online!!!! If they can come up with a reasonable yearly price for 3G/4G gaming sales will sky rocket. Just imagine call of duty,madden,nba 2k any where online on your way to work or school with those amazing graphics.
Not bad for a game that is: $50 USD, on a new mobile platform, not made by Naughty Dog, Not promoted on TV, has a digital option ... all of that and UC:GA still managed to sell 500k in the VITA's launch window. This is actually a really nice showing of VITA heading into its stride for retail presence. Def, more VITA's need to be sold and a stronger presence need to be made in countries where the retail infrastructure is still strong (i.e. Europe, Japan, and parts of America). I would not mind another VITA title doing the same. Also, another Uncharted game exclusive to VITA would be a good move since iteration is easy on both the games creator and provides the gamer with something good that he/she could look forward to buying. Happy gaming, ladies and gents! ^_^
If multiplayer is being patched into the game, it is bound to sell even more, but I´m pretty sure, the game will sell through the entire lifespan of the PSVITA anyway.
Gravity rush will sell more i think:)
A great new IP like Gravity Rush deserves that.
With such a small install base i never expected it to sell as well as Resident Evil Revelations on the 3DS. Vita: 2 million 3DS: 16 million
Wow, hopefully this brings more games to the vita. Especially with that ratio pretty impressive
Hopefully the install base will multiply after E3.
Fact is some people are just waiting for a Vita price drop. I believe it will sell more when the price drops for Vita. Some people just can't afford one at the current price and most parents just won't buy their kid a Vita at current price.
I've only just managed to save for one!
Expect to see a price cut at E3 for the Vita.
What's stopping me from buying a vita right now is the price of the memory cards. A price drop of both the vita and the memory cards would be absolutely killer.
500k + 2 million install base = not bad. But bigger install base = more UC: GA sales.
Thanks Pachter. 500,000 is pretty good actually. But sales drop off dramatically from there, the next one is at 200,000. Sony will be very aggressive this year and E3 will be a huge show for it. They need to market the hell out of Vita if there is any chance it to be even as popular as the original PSP. Anyone who thinks the market hasn't changed due to smart-phones and tablets isn't very bright.
Shipped numbers no doubt
Shipped is sold . retailers buy multiple units of the game to stock in their stores because of consumer demand.
yep even if it is shipped Sony and the devs have that money.
Shipped doesn't mean sold though... Pretty much every retailer only works on the basis of consignment sales aka sales on return. i.e Sony only gets money per item once it has been sold at the store. All items which go unsold get sent back to Sony or whoever. The only money Sony makes before that is on loan insurance and deposits. Which is what GAME wasn't allowed to loan from EA.
because @ the time of print that would be about over about 2 month's ago for this data to go into this @ the time of printing. Not Bad. @units "Shipped numbers no doubt" shipped is sold, the only way you can know for sure how many you sell through with the closest you can get with factual number's is invoice order/restock number's from the companies that order your product. some loss in theft, and damaged product is going to happen no doubt. but the only real measure for How much any product has sold is invoice order /restock. only company that has that info for world wide is Sony every thing else is just a guess. Even Sony can only account for a % that is missing or damaged. and even then they may even miss some of the product. this shipped vs sold argument is just plain Moot.
Now is this retail or retail + digital ? Either way that is a huge amount of sales considering the total amount of vita's. cant wait to get copy. Edit - i just glanced at the numbers i didnt see any other writing lol
Now is this retail or retail + digital ? I would say only retail only unless there is a download counter on how many times the game has been downloaded off of PSN..which there is no download counter, so pretty much you can bet this is just brick and mortar shop sales :guess based on sample sizes from data from 3 months ago.
'The magazine didn’t specify if the total number of sales for the above titles included digital copies.' Sometimes clicking on the link and reading what's written gives you more information than the headline alone!
500k in 4 months! I guess that's not bad. Makes me wonder how much ninja gaiden and blaze blue sold?. I just wish uncharted had a multiplayer? I would also love to see naughty dog step in and actually make an uncharted for the vita that takes place in a more urban like place like uncharted 2.
so 17.3-0.5= 16.7 million between uncharted 1,2,3. About 5.5 million average while it can only grow especially uncharted 3. Sony should put them on psn for future sales. Its huge franchise, no more doubt about it.
I lost this game after I left my vita carry case at a coffee shop this week, the game card was in the case! Ah well, it was never a great game in my eyes anyway.
I would expect more really. This was THE GAME, the one everyone wanted and bought at launch. I would think 3/4 of all vita owners would have it if not all. I had to buy it DD because the stores were sold out of it so im thinking that number doesnt account for psn sales. Vita games and the system have the shittiest stocking ever. Idk wtf sony is thinking or doing but i couldnt buy Resistance on launch day at Best Buy, Walmart, or Shopko. I had to go to Gamestop, same for Unit 13 and most everything else. Shopko doesnt even have the vita in stock at all.
Only good 1st party title to have.. It should be around 500k
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