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Submitted by nofilter 686d ago | opinion piece

New PS Vita Ad Finally Shows Some Games, But Is It Too Late? | TheSixthAxis

TSA: "If the PlayStation Vita’s fortunes aren’t turned around this Christmas, it’s fair to say that it’s going to be a very rough ride for the powerful but slightly misplaced console. Faced with a market dramatically different from when the PSP launched and a competitor well in its strides, the Vita needs luck, a price drop and some new, top drawer games." (Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified, Need for Speed Most Wanted, PS Vita)

MultiConsoleGamer  +   686d ago
Everything hangs on the holiday season.
Raccoon  +   686d ago | Well said
Yup and if the #'s don't add up every ps vita will detonate and seize to exist.... Like Pokemon most gamers will evolve into sales analyst and fortune tellers by next generation. Michael Patcher sure made an influence.

I remember the days where there was no such things as sales figures or reviews just word of mouth, a time when you bought games based on impulse or just off the vibe that the cover gave you. When you bought magazines just because there was a demo inside and wouldn't even have time to read it because you have so many games to PLAY...

I'm getting back to PLAYING these awesome games and gonna leave the #'s and fortune telling to Michael Patcher, mrs.Cleo, the big 3 and friends...
MmaFan-Qc  +   686d ago
Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooommmddd!
NewMonday  +   686d ago
well said

those were the days
crazysammy  +   682d ago
Its MS Cleo, no one put a ring on that finger.
mayberry  +   686d ago
Vita has been out almost ONE year .... NO its not too lat friend!
andibandit  +   686d ago
The Vita was doomed from the moment the idea was born.....the handheld market has been in a steady decline for some years now. Sony should've just skipped the vita and focused on the PS3 or PS4.
BlaqMagiq24  +   686d ago
Oh look a one bubble troll who wants the Vita to fail.

What a surprise.
darkride66  +   685d ago
Trolling or not, he raises a good point. The handheld market is now flooded with something like half a billion smartphones and tablets. Personally, all the kids I know who used to have DS's glued to their hands - not one of them has a 3DS or Vita, every single last one of them now has either an ipod touch or a cheap tablet they game on - and those are the 3DS's core market, right there.

However, I don't agree that the Vita or 3DS are doomed. There is still a market for people looking for a mobile, dedicated game console and there probably always will be. The 3DS is still targeted directly at the kids and the Vita is targeted at a much older demographic, but those markets still exist. I doubt very much we'll see the 3DS or Vita ever put up numbers like we saw with the GBA, PSP or DS, but they're far from doomed.
Om3ga370  +   685d ago
Please explain why there is so much support for iOS, android, 3DS and yes, even PS Vita games then. I would seriously like to hear your opinion. Hell, the PSP, which should have "died" years ago, still outsells home consoles like the Xbox 360 and sometimes the PS3 in Japan. Support will follow gamers, and if gamers buy the PS Vita and its plethora of games, support will not cease. The PS Vita is a glorious piece of hardware, and I for one am glad I bought it. A price drop would help, but hey, if you don't want one, please don't think that it's okay to force your opinions on anyone else.
eferreira  +   686d ago
Thank you. These articles are so pathetic. No one has patience anymore.
Mathew9R   686d ago | Spam
MariaHelFutura  +   686d ago
It`s never to late. All it takes is 1 or 2 high profile titles and people jump in and get the ball rolling.
dorron  +   686d ago
All Vita needs is a price cut (especially with those nasty memory cards) and some more appealing games, but I agree that Sony is really really bad at marketing and advertisements. They should stop with those strange artsy adverts and just show the product/games they want to sell...

They have quite a lot to learn from Apple and Nintendo at advertisements...
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Jihaad_cpt  +   686d ago
No
dorron  +   685d ago
Yes
Hicken  +   686d ago
Yes, it's too late. It hasn't been out a year yet, but let's go ahead and DOOM it like everything Sony is DOOMED...
GreenRanger  +   686d ago | Funny
All it needs is proper advertising and maybe a price cut.
This ad i made is guaranteed to sell billions of Vitas.

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raWfodog  +   686d ago
An ad so simple, it's genius. Everyone loves kittens! Bub up+
Shikoro  +   685d ago
Simple and effective, just wonderful. Sony, hire this man, STAT!
jek7  +   686d ago
3mil vitas sold in less than 1 year? not good but not BAD either.
vikingland1  +   686d ago
I love my Vita. Didn't the Dreamcast only sell 3 million?
shammgod  +   686d ago
Speaking of the vita, just bought one last week with ACLiberation (great game by the way) and I decided to download the gravity rush demo....F'n amazing!!!!!
medziarz  +   685d ago
Sony didn't need to start the ad campaign early, they need the games lineup first (AC3-L, NFS-MW, COD-BOU) and then it makes sense to start 2 weeks before black friday in NA and into the holidays in Europe,

you have to have the games and bundles out first for present shoppers
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DivineAssault  +   685d ago
9 years left to say its too late or doomed.. I guess all production of hardware/software is going to just halt all of a sudden...

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