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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 ^_^
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.
The PSV is already on steroids. You should judge a console by its games, not by it sales.
I agree with simba here 100%. Price cut it to $200 and you can have my money.
Words out of mouth...
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!
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.
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.
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 ^_^
Fun games. Imagine if it had game sales like Steam.
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.
Thats my article! :O it made it on here :) lol
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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