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Submitted by fathoms 689d ago | opinion piece

To All The Vita Haters: Remember When The PSP Started Slow?

The PSP didn't exactly storm out of the gate, either. And now, 80 million+ sales later, are we really going to call the PSP a failure? This sounds familiar... (PS Vita, PSP)

Nitrowolf2  +   690d ago
And remember when the PS3 started slow? Look where it is now, pumping out exclusives left to right and having strong sales numbers that are nearly equal to Xbox 360 now.

People love hating on new consoles, the 3DS received the same hate treatment, but now that PS Vita is out and selling far less, it's all doom and gloom for it (vita). In a year tops it will be a completely different story, maybe the shift will go to the next gen console, who knows, either way we are going to see a lot more of these next year when MS or Sony announced their next console.

@Below
Not only that, but Doom and Gloom articles are the best kind when it comes to getting site hits. Look, every website goal is to get hits, I understand that but there are far more legit ways to get the same affect.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   690d ago
The funny thing is people still view the PSP and PS3 as failures. The PSP is a failure because it didn't out sell the DS and the PS3 is failure because it failed to maintain the 90+ million gap between it and the next best selling console like it did last gen, crazy I know. So I doubt the Vita will be seen as a success no matter how much it sales in the future as people will find every excuse in the book.
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insomnium2  +   690d ago
Yeah people are extremely quick to brush this gen under the carpet so they can declare X360 the winner or at most tied with PS3 in lifetime sales. It's easy. Just put your fingers in your ears, close your eyes and say "la la la la" and all the things you don't want to see or hear will suddenly dissapear.

Who me? Yeah I'm the one who's been saying "just you wait" by the time when X360 folks called me the "waitstation" supporter waaay back 5 years ago and laughed at me for it. Silly people.

This gen is just about to hit it's last phase where PS3 sells another 30-50 million consoles atleast. In the end we all know who has the egg on their face. What can I say. I told you so. There I said it. This has ALWAYS been a 10-tear-"marathon".

The hate is big on every Sony console wether it's a handheld or a home console. Everyone wants to see the big players crash and burn and even though Sony's TV section has pretty much done that people are not satisfied until their GAMING department does the same. It's strange I give you that but that's the way it seems to be. The 3DS got some hate on it for the very same reason though not in the same ballpark as Sony consoles.

I'm sorry for bringing once again some of the old stuff on the table. Please don't be offended. I'm doing it to bring insight to the table NOT because I'm trolling. I think it's very relevant regarding the TOPIC at hand so if you want to mark me for trolling I'll smh in disbelief and cry with all my might.
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CaptainPunch  +   689d ago
This is why you give things time.
miyamoto  +   689d ago
Happy gaming to all, specially to those who play software and hardware that "sold less'.
Playing SD Gundam G Generation World right now.
Its awesomely fun

Like I said before the gaming media on the internet has corrupted and perverted the way many kids today think of video games.

Its ridiculous sales, sales figures,sales trivia, whoring.
Good luck to those who are infected with this dreadful disease. See if you can shake that disease.

Hardware and software and game companies are mainly judged on sales figures without even hands on experience with them products.

You guys know who are responsible for this foolishness. Who brought upon us this false view of success.

The power of the dark side is very strong in this gen.

The only way to shake this off is go back to your gaming roots when you were younger and never mind the fanboy, console war bollocks.

Enjoy your gaming machines & games regardless of sales figures.

Less listening to the blood sucking gaming media and sales fanboys.
They can distort bend twist the truth for all I care.
Nature has a natural way with dealing with them.

Happy gaming to all, specially to those who play software and hardware that "sold less'.
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DOMination-  +   689d ago
Actually this is very different from how i remember the psp launch.

I remember it being very successful and by far outselling the ds. Then a month later GTA came out and blew everyone away. It wasn't until six month or so later when the ds lite hit with brain training and new super Mario bros. That things swung the other way. After that Nintendo kinda ran away with it.

That's how it happened in the UK anyway
Detoxx  +   689d ago
The Vita is gonna do better after some more major releases, like GTA
Fishy Fingers  +   689d ago
With headlines like that you lose your credibility, out of the gate.
H4all  +   689d ago
it's take time.. all people will know... the sale going up now...

Vita user is special, they have powerfull handheld in palm of their hand... the game, the graphic, the future...

vita going to be legend... wait and see...
skyrimer  +   689d ago
remember xbox1?
Also remember how xbox1 was laughing stock for the gaming industry, but MS supported the brand and look how's Xbox360 now. If you want to survive on the gaming industry you have to think long term, and Sony will no doubt support the Vita. Sooner or later prices will fall, user base will grow, and suddenly the Vita is attractive for developers and great games will arrive.
pedroyamato  +   689d ago
I remember, I also remember how Monster Hunter saved it. Now Monster Hunter is on the 3ds, the world is in a financial crisis and the vita is the same price a ps3.

I really hope it does well, but the time left to sony to fix the wrong things is getting shorten...
Hicken  +   689d ago
If you hope it does well, why are you forever proclaiming doom for it?
nevin1  +   689d ago
The PSP is at 80m total sells?

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