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Submitted by elnacho 475d ago | opinion piece

Opinion: 5 things the PS Vita needs to be revived

The Vita is a great bit of tech, but it is severely under-performing at the moment, which isn’t fair.

The article describes 5 points that would dramatically help the Vita (PS Vita)

TheLyonKing  +   476d ago
1. It doesn't need reviving
2. A price drop has already shown how well it can stimulate sales
3. Articles like this just need to go away.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   476d ago
Price drops always stimulate sales when they first occur. Question is sustainability. 3DS outsold the Vita again by 2:1 this past week in Japan.
izumo_lee  +   475d ago
Yeah but the 3DS is still cheaper over there & there are 2 models for people to choose from. The Vita doesn't have to win the 'war', all it needs to do is do what the PSP did.

Take market share away from Nintendo. If it has higher sales occasionally than that is a bonus. Also if some people think that huge sales gap that the 3DS has on the Vita is insurmountable...let me remind people that the 360 had a 10 million lead on the PS3 once upon a time. So don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Paul_Murphy  +   475d ago
It's not about a war. It's about finding an identity, and an audience. Who cares if it is outsold by the 3DS in this "war". Great games, on great systems benefits gamers.

And did anyone really think that the Vita was going to outsell the 3DS?
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sherimae2413  +   475d ago
is bragging about sales all you have to do.....

what i want is the vita to sell fine, competetively with the 3ds it doesnt need to outsell the 3ds, just doing a better sales
will give a better support for developers

and as a portable gamer, i will be very happy
besides the vita gives me a lot of variety in games ^_^
Lvl_up_gamer  +   476d ago
So since the Vita was outsold in Japan last week 2:1 against the 3DS even though the Vita had a price drop and the 3DS has been on the market longer resulting in shrinking market, your conclusion that sales for the Vita are stimulated by price drops....so are we to expect a price drop every week in order for the Vita to sustain sales? Because as of right now, that price drop only helped the Vita for an extremely short period of time.
sunnygrg  +   475d ago
The PSV is already on steroids. You should judge a console by its games, not by it sales.
yeahokchief  +   475d ago
I agree with simba here 100%.

Price cut it to $200 and you can have my money.
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Kingthrash360  +   475d ago
Words out of mouth...
ApolloTheBoss  +   476d ago
This article is invalid. All those things are all pretty much inevitable. And what does he mean the vita needs PS4 integration when Sony clearly stated that the PS Vita will be fully integratable with it already? It would be stupid for Sony not to drop the price worldwide by E3, along with a plethora of new games. Sales will utterly SKYROCKET if this happens and once the PS4 comes out, OH LAWD don't get me started!
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Viper7  +   475d ago
Why stuff like this even gets approved?

And no, only thing Vita really needs is games that sell well in Japan. Handheld games market is pretty much dominated by the Japanese.
Theyellowflash30  +   475d ago
I don't understand the constant steam of doom for Wii U and Vita. They both needs games, that's it. Just games. The Wii U finally got some games this month so things look to be getting better. And once the Vita price drops hits this E3, you should see a increase in Vita sales.
sherimae2413  +   475d ago
i dont understand it too oni-chan....
but atleast we both know that this two system will be fine
like you said all it needs is games, and games will come eventually ^_^
sdozzo  +   475d ago
Fun games. Imagine if it had game sales like Steam.
Paul_Murphy  +   475d ago
The DS outsold the PSP by 2:1 overall. I'd hardly say the 3DS selling twice as many Vita units in a week - where neither had a standout release - as anything other than where the Vita probably should be aiming for. At least it isn't being outsold 14:1 like it has been. And still managed 24% of the market last week.
minimur12  +   475d ago
Thats my article! :O it made it on here :) lol
erikthegman  +   474d ago
an Xbox live avatar like implementation would be cool to have on the vita. might not improve sales but would be cool to see your avatar give you the middle finger every time you start up your vita

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