Sony has said no to a PS Vita price cut. Sony Worldwide Studios chief Shuhei Yoshida told Eurogamer that the Japanese company is happy with Vita's current price - despite it struggling to sell.
This is the worst move possible.
not having games (compelling) for a gaming system is the worst possible move
^ This. And it also needs to be able to play all PS1 classics available in the PS store since this would instatntly provide a ton of content for it. I'm pretty shocked this hasn't been fully implemented yet & I'm sure I'm not the only one who is a little leary of the 'coming this summer' promise. I'd really like to be able to play Parasite Eve & Silent Hill on my Vita...
I honestly think they only made that announcement to try to keep Vita users from just trading in their stuff. But I guess they didn't expect such a backlash. Wonderbook should have been shown at TGS or something. That 30something minutes would have been great to at least put a 5 minute montage of games coming to Vita.
The price is not turning people off from the Vita, it's the lack of AAA games on the Vita (except for Uncharted:GA) that made people hold-off on buying one
So how about lower prices for the memory cards?!
Maybe they will drop the game retail prices. You know the 99 cents PS Mobile games. maybe PS1 games will be $1.50. That is a great move! Maybe they will bundle lots of stuff like memory cards, games, accessories. More apps, more features, functionality
First off I don't own a Vita. The Vita has been out for 4 months and hasn't got a lot of software currently (like most platforms after 4 months), Sony shouldn't drop the price until it has a lot of great software and still isn't selling well. If anything they should give a price cut to the memory cards. Entitlement is becoming the cancer of the gaming industry and is slowly killing it.
That has to be one of the best comments I've ever seen on N4G. The fact that it makes so much sense is probably the reason why it feels so out of place here.
Why would Sony want to sell the Vita at a loss? I called this with all the idiotic price drop predictions. The Vita is priced perfectly with the quality of the device.
Yes finally someone else with a brain that can use simple logic :D why would you want your console to sell millions if each one makes a loss? *cough Dark Souls*cough* you don't; and I;m pretty sure nintendo can tell you that :p when they do drop the price however if they are smart they'll have loads of new games, although I'm still expecting some proper AC:liberations gameplay and some of that COD soon.... Although the price is actually very reasonable for what you get it's worth the price and the memory cards are a null point as most places have unofficial bundles that net you things like a free memory card when you buy one :p alfter all I got a free 8gb :D
Vita needs a price drop because the 3DS got one when Nintendo messed their paints when they saw the Vita's price. You could tell that the 3DS was WAY overpriced because Nintendo though Vita would be like $300~350. Vita should have been $500 then dropped suddenly to $250. That way the whining kids could stop their crying and think they were getting a deal like with the 3DS.
I thought Sony sold the PS3 at a lost for the first few years. Dont they do that to gain market share and then make the money back with software and periferals etc...? I thought that was a very common thing for new consoles
stop thinking like fans and start thinking like a company. Sony make money from PS2, PSP and PS3s, why the hell would they want to lose money on the Vita by dropping the price? only fanboys think in terms of 'winning'. Sony thinks in terms of making a profit. the Vita will begin to sell better when more games are released. short term thinking is what has caused Microsoft to concentrate on casuals and drop hardcore. it might help them in the short term but it will hurt them in the long term. this is why Nintendo are going to have a hard time selling the Wiiu.
Sony (-_-) you break you buy. no no price cut.
even worse then loosing 50$+ on every Vita sold...?
Man I was hoping for a revision for the 3ds and a dropped price for the Vita, but I got neither. I had a feeling the Vita wouldn't drop yet though, it's too early.
i will go for a price drop at gamescom i eu
If it gets a price drop, it'll be around October or November
it needs that must buy game more than a price cut. there arent any must buy games coming out till the fall. im enjoying all the psp games i never played and stardust right now though.
Gravity rush next week, resistance is fun as hell, uncharted, mortal kombat I know is a port but if u don't have it awesome game,FIFA,marvel vs capcom, this thing has games trust me it has picked up a lot since launch I use to say needs games but not anymore. Unit 13, Raymond origins,etc,etc, $250 $300 is alot of $$ for handheld ps3 is like $200 Xbox with kinect bundle is like $200 so I could see ppl passing this up on a tight budget. But the no games on vita. Child please
there are games on vita, but there arent must play games. I own a vita, i know whats available. I am thoroughly enjoying the psp catalog right now. The must play games arent there yet though. its early, and i am optimistic about its future.
The vita doesn't need a price drop, what it needs is a system update and lower price for memory cards... Fun fact when I offered to trade my 8gig on for a 32gig vita card, Gamestop only offered 6 bucks for it(store credit) so I bought the 16gig instead... What a rip off
This doesn't affect me as I already have a Vita but it shows that Sony are confident in their product. It's a shame that they decided not to back this up with some stellar software at E3 though.
After their E3 conference "confidence" is not a word that springs to mind when thinking about the Vita.
Why the hell would it get a price drop, it isn't even a yr old yet.
why the hell did the 3ds get a price drop within the first 8 months? why is the sky blue? why is water wet? why are some people dull and stupid? why dammit why?
Nintendo reduced the 3DS price as soon as Sony announced that Vita will be sold at the same price of said 3DS. And Nintendo knew that they didn't have a chance of matching the Vita head to head unless they made that price cut happen. And everyone was appalled that they spent and or found out that something of better quality would/ well did sale at the same price of something of lower quality... Put it like this, a $2 BigMac thats sold for $1.69 will sale a lot faster than a $2 skilled chef burger thats being sold at a reasonable price... Sky is blue because water molecules, and reflection of every body of water... Water is wet, because fluid matter tend to have that characteristic.... And people are unpredictable, and are just being people... And "dammit", "dam" that holds water, plus oven "mit" would probably equal "dammit".... And that is why "Dammit"
that's cute brah, but I'm pretty sure the price cut was long before the vita even had a release date as well as very poor initial sales for the 3ds. nintendo could care less if their competition has more tech specs. put it this way, if the WiiU sells like hotcakes, nintendo won't drop the price just because ps4 or nextbox is coming out with 5x the power. supply and demand trump everything in the business world, even profit.
1. It wasn't 2. They do 3. Up to consumers, but I believe people want what's "Powerful" 4. True for the most part Fun fact: I used to be Nintendo fanboy, but I grew up and they stopped growing up with me*bummer* I have no hate for Nintendo, but I dislike the hatred towards Sony, as of lately people are doing a lot of hating on Sony consoles.
day 1 vita purchase for me, ps3 once it came down to 299.99 and i own a 55' Sony LED 3DTV. Thinking a price cut would be a good idea for a company that just posted half a billion dollar loss and is struggling with the Vita launch does not mean i hate Sony or will stop buying their awesome products. Take a hit on the Vita profit, earn it back with software which they will need to really get behind if they are under the gun to re-coup lost profit from the Vita. I love Nintendo for what they do, I love Sony for what they do and I love Microsoft for what they do but I still hate dull stupid comments like "why the hell would it get a price drop". I can give you a handful of reasons why a price drop would be a great move for Sony, yet it's hard to come up with a good reason for them not to, other then of course money and shareholders. Also, if Nintendo cared at all about tech specs, they would load up the WiiU with Ram, which cost next nothing now. They could have given the Wii HDMI if they cared about tech specs. Their priority has always been Unique Innovation, that's why they went with dual screen touch over power, motion over power, 3D over power and Tablet over power. <3
It'll be dead in 2yrs. Unless the new school of marketing is to not show software for a device that uses said software? Like wtf?! Sure their are games coming...but E3 is about showing what gamers need to expect in the remainder of the year. A way of saying "hey! Don't spend your money....because we need it!" lol
i like to think that they saved some stuff for the TGS. Thats my hope anyway.
there's gamescom in august, and the blog shows off vita stuff quite well, plus shops like the newly revived GAME here in the UK are really pushing to try and shift Units :p and they seem to employ people that actually like gaming just on a side note ;) whereas a year ago or so many of their employees didn't know what was going on in the gamin world now they talk about E3 and have signs up advertising games announced at such events etc :) I've digressed abit though- my point is hopefully hardware stores will make people aware of the games; although I think they need new advertising in europe and they should put out an AC liberations trailer now and a COD trailer so people know about them and when they are out; and can save if they need to :p
it will not drop in price for a long time, sony style as long as great games keep coming it will be fine i love my vita, use it every day
more quality games would help sony sell more ps vita. unfortunately the one showed in E3 isn't enough to boost its sales. my vita is stuck without being played for a while now. i hope gravity rush is worth it
i have to ask what games u got? because the vita and psp games are a huge linbrary of good to great games
i have a psp so its pointless to buy my games again for the ps vita. i have uncharted, unit 13, modnation, ninja gaiden and UMVC3. i know some ps vita games are good but its been months from the last time i buy these games. although i want to buy new games there isn't much to quality games choose from.
cue the vita doom articles.
oh well, get a job hippies!
People will work TWO jobs to afford a Vita!!!!
I have a part time job and I was able to save for one in two months
is it REALLY needed? its been out 3 months and its already gone from £299 to £199
The Vita needs more games...and then a price drop. Those two factors will ensure success. I won't be buying a Vita until there are more games and a price drop. Once Sony gets their act together I'll buy one, because it looks very promising.
This and: - No decent place in the E3 - No exclusive IP's for Vita, just PS3 game's small versions. - They'll start selling it like an accesory for the PS3 with Little Big Planet. I kinda like the vita, is a great console... it's not doomed, but Sony will make it happen if they dont get it out from the PS3's shadow.
I havent got a Psvita simply cuz of the price and lack of games!
At the end of the day, is $250 really that much for a handheld system as powerful as the Vita? Look at the history of price tags with new hardware: PSP - $400, PS3 - $500, 360 - $400, 3DS - $250, Wii - $300. If anything, Vita already has a fairly low price point. Just give it some time, and the hard hitting AAA titles will come. We've got Gravity Rush around the corner, which is already a critical success. Give it time people. No system ever has a perfect start, unless it's called the PS2. It grows with time. If anything, Sony needs to do a price cut on Memory cards, or release a model with a decent sized internal memory.
Well, then I say 'No' to buying one just yet. Want one. But I'm not paying $250 for one, plus memory cards, and games.
compare the capabilities and the price of the PSVita against an iPhone(no contract).. the PSVita is a steal for the price it has.
Yea but I buy a phone for its 'phone' capabilities. These days they can do so much more, like gaming and internet browsing, but for now, thats still a bonus because its only been available for a few years. A Vita is just a game system.
Price drop complainers....if you can't afford it, stop talking about it. Easy right?
Since the console is kind of hurting with sales it's better not to do a price cut honestly I think the price as it stands right now is reasonable
I wasn't unsatisfied about the price of my vita, and the memory card was on sale. I wan't more games that interest me though. The ones i wan't haven't come out yet :( But yay for gravity rush coming next week :D and project diva F in august.
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