Five Little Things To Boost PS Vita Sales

As the PlayStation Vita approaches its very first holiday season, the one and only system owner at shares some suggestions that might help Sony sell a few more units of this floundering handheld.

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Vickistheman2138d ago

Bundles, bundles, bundles.

Include a game and an 8 gig mem card for each Vita.

LX-General-Kaos2138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

A price cut would likely cause the greatest boost of them all.

At the moment, the price is competing with home console offerings. As you mentioned above, including an 8 gig memory card would do the platform justice as well. The price point is probably making the device a hard sale for many a consumer. It tops off close to $300 after the much needed purchase of memory before the purchase of a single game.

A price slash would win over the hearts and cash flow of millions, and put an end to the sales slump.

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GribbleGrunger2138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

But the greatest loss of profits for Sony... there's the problem. They just can't afford to take that risk just yet, shareholders would have a duck fit. Then there's the matter of Sony selling $1.9 Billion of Convertible Bonds to expand their business, largely because they borrowed money to buy Gaikai.

LOL... I just want one year to pass so that we can finally put the doom and gloom to bed once and for all.

LX-General-Kaos2138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

I agree that Sony would take a loss at first. But developers desperately need a larger install base to sell their product. The latest Japanese hardware sales released today show that a price cut is needed sooner than later.

It would be nice to see the platform flourish. Especially at an important time like now during the holiday season. Hopefully Playstation All Stars will provide some sort of a momentum change.

mcstorm2138d ago

@Lx i really do hope psv sales pickup soon as it is an amazing device but after seeing the lbp sales i dont think all stars will do any better.

Im getting it but everyone i know who wants a handheld machine is getting the 3ds because the collection of games on it is broader and its alot less.

I own both and the list of games i want for both is bigger on the 3ds too but the PSV has some amazing games and i hope sony can do something to pickup the sales.

Nutsack2138d ago

Sales are already going up, especially with current PS+ owners on PS3 after this announcement:

BTW, prices have dropped overhere in Europe, check out the picture attached

porkChop2138d ago

They really need to bundle an 8GB memory card with the Vita. The main problem people have with the Vita is that you literally can not play anything without a memory card, so the "only $249" claim is a complete lie.

Another huge problem is that in a commercial Sony advertised the Vita playing PS3 games like Killzone 3 via Remote Play, however Sony claims they have no plans to support PS3 games via Remote Play. That was a huge lie, it was false advertising.

Before the release of the Vita they also advertised that you could Play PS1 games on the Vita, with no disclaimer saying that the feature would be coming months after release.

When the Vita was first announced everyone wanted it and it had a huge amount of hype, but many people were put off by all of the lies and false advertising. Sony is going to have a very hard time getting all that support and interest back. They shot themselves in the foot, basically.

frelyler2138d ago

For 250 you get a system 4GB memory card and a full game. That seems pretty good.

princejb1342138d ago

i was gonna buy it this christmas
but its to expensive
$250 for a vita without tax
$50 for a memory card
40-50 for a game
like god damn thats expensive for a handheld

tiffac0082138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

The only thing that makes it looks expensive is the memory card since you do not get one for free.

The games you should not have any problems with since retail prices goes down pretty fast.

Its also the holiday season, so there are bound to be good deals going around. You may find a deal that will work for you.

GribbleGrunger2138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

Mate, that's the equivalent of someone going to a party and stampeding in through the door shouting and screaming in excitement, only to find everyone slumped about drunk and disinterested. Your late to the party. That ended months ago.

It HAS games... bless.

Hicken2138d ago

Don't you think it's funny how people are STILL saying this?

sdozzo2138d ago

CoD will move units. It had to be the best selling vita game.

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