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Submitted by ftwrthtx 1115d ago | news

Convince Your Friends to Get a PS Vita System and Earn PSN Cash

Want to introduce a friend to the PlayStation Vita and earn some PSN cash for yourself? (PS Vita, Sony, Sony Entertainment Network)

TerminalGamer  +   1115d ago
I'm down for this.
jujubee88  +   1115d ago
It's a pretty good marketting ploy.
Much better than that stupid Taco Bell thing they had at launch.

=_=
ftwrthtx  +   1115d ago
Locking in the 3G service to AT&T didn't help either.
UltraVegito  +   1115d ago
Sony should just fire thier marketing division.

Just...goddamn...this is embarrassing.
I know I know ~everyone does it~ but given the situation the Vita is in right now the timing on this is bad as hell.

Why won't sony fire them,i mean ANYONE would be more qualified than they are.
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iamnsuperman  +   1115d ago
Is is a standard form of marketing that works very well. Jeeezzz Sky Boxes here in the UK did it with Marks and Spencer vouchers and they are certainly not in trouble. They shouldn't need to fire their marketing department because this is showing they are doing their job. It is standard practice. I am not sure how people don't understand this
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TerminalGamer  +   1115d ago
Their PS vita marketing division has been completely inept.

When NFS: Most Wanted came out, I didn't see the Vita anywhere, even when it was a PlayStation commercial.
ftwrthtx  +   1115d ago
1 million reward points would be sweet!
TerminalGamer  +   1115d ago
That's roughly $10K in cash for Sony stuff.
jujubee88  +   1115d ago
Hmmm.
This would work awesomely for me if VITA would be at a price point my friends wallets could swallow.
TerminalGamer  +   1115d ago
Maybe a price drop is next.
Sev  +   1115d ago
OMG, this is getting embarrassing for Sony.

Sony: Please, please, please tell your friends about the PS Vita.

People: No!

Sony: We'll give you $20 on PSN!

People: Still no!

Me: In all reality, I love the Vita hardware and tell everyone how much I love it. But until there is a steady stream of good software, it's hard to recommend it to people just based on the quality of hardware alone.
TrendyGamers  +   1115d ago
@Jujubee

How much would they pay?
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jujubee88  +   1115d ago
What? This is just about the only act of humility SCEA marketing has had!
And people I know want to buy the VITA but (as I wrote before) they are waiting for a price drop.

@Trendy:

Between $99 and $175. (That is about the price range they could get a VITA when a price drop comes and they buy an old one used.)

Something tells me a few people I know would just go for the $200 if they see Bioshock or some awesome JRPG come to VITA.
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ftwrthtx  +   1115d ago
GTA V: Vita might just move quite a few Vita's if they do a good job on it.
ftwrthtx  +   1115d ago
With PlayStation Mobile slowly getting on board, it is starting to look up for Vita owners. More quality games (emphasis on quality) are needed, but with games like CoD being way less than sub-par, the Vita is just getting slapped around.

It is a great way to watch Netflix on the road if you have a wifi hotspot though.
G20WLY  +   1115d ago
Very entertaining, but I think you're being a bit overly dramatic...

Sony, as we all acknowledge, are not the best at putting effort into marketing the Vita and people moan (rightly so). Then they do this and you pop up calling it embarrassing and implying desperation!? This is a step forward, for a change - a good thing!

It's a form of marketing that's very common and can be effective. It's often used as a reward for introducing new customers to insurers or even in large corporations (banks and the like) to reward an existing member of staff for introducing a successful candidate to a vacant position.

I for one hope it works :)
iamnsuperman  +   1115d ago
-_- It is a standard form of marketing. Sky boxes here in the UK did it with Marks and Spencer vouchers. It is very common.
G20WLY  +   1115d ago
I'm sorry, I disagreed by accident - I completely agree with you.

I'm a senior figure in one of the big global banks, based in UK, Canary Wharf. Our European marketing directors use this to boost custom in UK, Italy and Portugal - the latter market, in particular, is aimed at high-net-worth individuals. Hardly the kind of custom we'd seek using embarrassing marketing techniques... :)
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1115d ago
Thank you. Someone who gets it. How can they ask people to recommend a device to their friends when they themselves don't market it right, price their memory cards ridiculously, not have enough 3rd party support?
Jio  +   1115d ago
I guess I should have waited since I already convinced 3 people to get Vitas :C
SpitTake  +   1115d ago
I hope you all realize that this is a pyramid scheme right
KrisButtar  +   1115d ago
I think Sony is doing this cause they are not going to price drop it any time soon.
WiiUsauce  +   1115d ago
desperate
G20WLY  +   1115d ago
What? Your attempts at trolling?

Tell me about it -_-
2pacalypsenow  +   1115d ago
Anybody that is close to buying a vita friend request me i need the $20!
dbjj12088  +   1115d ago
Hey everyone. Buy a Vita. Done.
metroidfusion2  +   1115d ago
Ha ha lol
SonyNGP  +   1115d ago
That's pretty sad.
Y_5150  +   1115d ago
I'm buying a Vita for my brother and getting $40 dollars free!
deafdani  +   1115d ago
Wow. So, instead of pushing the Vita themselves with more games, Sony prefers to try and make US, the gamers, do the advertising?

Agh. You're doing it wrong, Sony! Put games on the Vita, you have a lot of awesome IP's that could help push sales for your little system, and also try and lower the price a bit, either of the system, or the memory cards.
Dread  +   1114d ago
Please sell the vita for me because i cant

Lol

Come on sony ur better than this
danny818  +   1114d ago
I dont get it. I've convinced 5 friends.
ftwrthtx  +   1114d ago
I've convinced quite a few, but that was before this promotion.
PhoenixRising37  +   1114d ago
but i like my friends! anyway, guys buy my vita that is currently selling on ebay!

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