VG247:Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz has said in an investor’s note not to expect either Microsoft or Sony to discuss used games policies for each respective console during E3 next week.
I'm sure the incoming vita price drop & integration with PS4 will be enuff to spark a spike in sales. look what happened in Japan after the Vita price drop.
It is now back to selling just above 10k per week in Japan however. They need to do something that will sustain sales more long term. Don't ask me what, I do not have the answers.
They could sell the damn thing in the U.S. if they just unlocked it from AT&T.
I don't know why people are disagreeing with you. It has sold fewer than 13,000 units for 4 straight weeks now. Sources: Week of May 26 - http://www.playstationlifes... Quote: "Now, however, we’ve just seen three straight weeks with the Vita unable to clear even 13,000 units." And then this happened, Week of June 2 - http://www.playstationlifes... Guys, he put a number on it and said "it's selling about this much." It's not an opinion, it's a factual statement. The charts are right there.
Analyst are the "Krusty" of the biz. They are really funny :) http://www.audioholics.com/...
I keep saying the Vita's year is 2014. This year is all about the PS4 and PS3's farewell (once again I'm not saying no more PS3 support, just significantly more PS4 support). The PS3 is likely to get a price drop this year to bring in money for the PS division along with The Last of Us, Beyond 2 Souls, GT6 and a bunch of other games, so it makes sense to drop the PS3 instead of the Vita and have them compete with one another. 2014 is the year for the Vita. 2013 PS4 > PS3's graceful exit > PSVita 2014 PS Vita = PS4 > PS3
Sinking? The VITA is getting tons of games every day and wait till E3 cause Sony got something very very cool planned for it!
I agree. The vita is my most played handheld so far. I don't know why everyone is so negative about.
Haters gonna hate, what can we do...
It's a good handheld it's just that right now in terms of amount of games and price (especially now that loads of games have been released recently for the 3ds) the 3ds seems like a better purchase. The vita will pick up eventually though. I mean the original psp didn't do as horribly as people like to pretend it did and that was against the ds.
Tons of games every day, huh?
Lol, these folks are in lala land...
He's over reacting. But he have some truth. Every while(Almost every week) we hear another game coming to the vita. But these games are not for hardcore. Developers are not serious about the vita.
If the Vita is sinking then the Wii U is dead. Seriously both consoles are going to get some great games which will boost sales.
flop more than the heat.
That's the info many are waiting for. At least for things to be cleared up. Other than Vita Sinking, the other sinking feeling I have is that neither console maker wants to make clear their plans for DRM, used games fees or online passes. Or even prices on their consoles. What is the whole secretive vagueness all about? It all feels disingenuous to me.
You mean the vagueness where Microsoft has given multiple answers to the same question or the vagueness where Sony said the PS4 can be played off line, without an internet connection and that DRM is up to the publishers? One is clear, the other isn't.
Always amazes me people disagreeing with pure facts.. I really can't get over that. Do people really need to post links of Mark Cerny actually confirming this along with Sony's president? I am sorry but these links have been posted so many times and even articles made of them on N4G. I am for sure as hell not wasting my time because some are so misinformed.
I know its pretty stupid , how much clearer can sony be , but then ppl try to stick them in the same boat as M$ which is not the case at all. Sony have said they arent making games have DRM , they have said you can play offline and never have to log on ever, they have also said you can play your games at a friends house without worrying about fees On the other hand M$ have done nothing but be vague and dodge questions. OT i really hope sony announce the console prices i need to know how much more i have to put down on my preorder.
PS4 will have a price announcement because it will be cheaper than the xbone.
Vita really needs a system seller game. Right now they don't have one.
You need to open your eyes. It has plenty of great games.
I'm pretty sure we'll hear about the Price at E3, it's the main point of E3 when you have all eyes watching you
The main point of e3 is games but I don't disagree with you in That I believe they will reveal pricing and release
I wont pre order until I know the price of the machines.
We need those questions answered or the internet will make up even more stupid crap. So much for "We need to be more clear :3" then "MS cancels E3 post questions".
uh... we'll get pricing on xbone, and PS4, you twits. and the vita isn't sinking.
Meh, it can sink. I can already play all the games i have and Gucamelee will be there forever. You can sink Vita, but I'm going to buy games for you till the end.
wow, what a dumb analyst... im an analyst to and i guarantee your gonna see pricing...
“For Sony at E3, the challenge will be how to differentiate the PS4 from what Microsoft is offering, given how badly the PS3 has lagged the 360 in Western markets." note: "given how badly the PS3 has lagged the 360 in Western markets" Oh' you mean North America..LMAO , YES LETS JUST IGNORE THE WORLD WIDE MARKET! "For Sony at E3, the challenge will be how to differentiate the PS4 from what Microsoft is offering" Oh' you mean like exclusive content? like the fact you can only get on the system and only that system? Rain The Last of US beyond two souls Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness Dragon’s Crown Gran Turismo 6 Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Puppeteer Tales of Xillia (localized) The Guided Fate Paradox The Witch and the Hundred Knights Time and Eternity Until Dawn I say it now , Do you really have to Question will Sony be able to "differentiate the PS4 from what Microsoft is offering" Really? after a List like that for a PS3, and you think that Sony's challenge will be to "differentiate the PS4 from what Microsoft is offering" Im Sorry but if any company has proven that they are able to "differentiate" their platforms, its Sony no question in my book, that of course is in my opinion.
"40 games across PS4, PS3 and PS Vita" at E3. New studios working on Vita games also which was posted on N4G that they will have booths. Even some bigger names like Deep Silver. Yea it must be sinking. On top of the fact it actually does almost have new games announced for it daily. Just look at the Playstation blog and one would know that. Now will these games appeal to you? I can't say as that is your own personal issue. They are new games none the less. So trying to say there aren't any games or new games being released on the Vita has become such a moot point. Even if there weren't there are games from before that cover about just every genre. I really don't know what you expect.. I can't help you don't like the games but other people actually do believe it or not. I do. Another thing is I would never use IGN as a reference usually but they did have this one interview with someone from Sony about Vita statistics. Many of you would be surprised how much people are enjoying their Vita's and not only that but are playing them heavily almost just as much as a console weekly. I don't see how it could be sinking. It is more popular than you think, not a single person complains about the device itself. If anything it is always it doesn't have the games "They want" but it does in fact have many games. Your personal taste in games really doesn't depict the Vita in anyway, shape or form.
Its no secret that the vita isn't doing well although I'll wait till E3 if Sony does in fact abandon the vita ship.
There's a few things PS Vita can do to raise sales. 1.) Offer more carrier options then AT&T. (ex: Verizon) 2.) Release more games. 3.) PS3/PS4 Cross Play with all games.
number 1 correct number 2 incorrect...(have you been reading articles?...somethin new announced every day this week) replace with price drop for system and mem cards including japan....they didnt get a true price drop. number 3 half correct... ps4 all ready has remote play so cross play os irrelevant for the system...ps3 doesnt however and would be a nice addition though I wouldn't hold my breath
Bad word of mouth from Nintendo fanboys is also effecting Vita sales, 3DS owners are so pathetic they have hijacked the Vita board on Gamefaqs I check out the board once in a while and it's crazy how the same trolls that I read talking shit about the Vita before it even debuted are still there to this day trolling. The Vita board in Gamefaqs is the 3DS board 2, LOL.
To think that a single Monster Hunter title could turn the life of the Vita upside down... <sigh>
Very well said,, even though i hate monster hunter ahah xD
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