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Submitted by auragenz 947d ago | news

PS Vita is now crushing Nintendo’s Wii U

A fascinating drama is playing out in Sony and Nintendo’s home market — the PS Vita has found a new lease on life, while the Wii U continues flatlining. (3DS, Microsoft, Nintendo, PS Vita, PS4, Sony, Wii U, Xbox One)

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GreenRanger  +   947d ago
Sony's last handheld vs. Nintendo's last console.

@ disagrees
If Sony cared about the Vita as much as they do about the PS4, it wouldn't have been completely ignored for 2 E3s straight.

The Wii U should have been released 4 years ago.

Nintendo should go handheld-only because the Wii U won't get the support from old ladies, like the Wii got.
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sarshelyam  +   947d ago | Well said
I love when people say Sony ignored the Vita at two E3's. I wonder what those 30 some-odd games I played at this years E3 were all about...apparently my imagination.
GreenRanger  +   947d ago
@ sarshelyam
Maybe if Sony advertised those games, I wouldn't have to find out that they existed a month after E3, in the comments on N4G.
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LOL_WUT  +   947d ago
The Wii U should have been released 4 years ago
@ GreenRanger Sad but true ;)

Not irrelevant when i'm agreeing with the first comment. ;)
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PopRocks359  +   947d ago

Also completely irrelevant to the discussion at hand.
Apollosupreme  +   947d ago
To the guy complaining about advertising, how many 3DS adverts do you see? How many Android game adverts do you see?

There is a lot of math that goes into determining the value of add campaigns and companies tend to follow the numbers. If it's a big time game they get it out there everywhere, if it's not then it's more subtle, lower cost advertising.

Do most gamers not read gaming sites... Like this one? What, do you deem yourself and the rest of us a minority of savvy gamers? Get real.
MelonSaurus  +   947d ago

Funny, his name resembles most people's reactions to anything that comes out of his mouth.
rpd123  +   947d ago
Would've been great if they, I don't know, showed them during their stage time. Games on the floor equates to an incredibly small amount of people knowing about those games. Also, the upcoming list is pretty weak. Mostly ports and indie games, with little to no big name support. And yes AAA support is necessary. If I wanted to play indie games I'd take out my phone and play some. Nobody buys a Vita for the indie support it gets. I love the Vita, but Sony is incredibly bad when it comes to promoting it and making sure it gets quality titles.
bullymangLer  +   947d ago
ha haa haaa again with the saLes of things? . heh heh jelous fanboys are more hardheaded than a little boy when he finds out Santa was just a HoaX . .

sales? haaa. . so this article is saying that sales determine somethings glory ha ha haaaa faiL . .

ha haaa im about to END this whole sales sharade ha haaaa . . just like this . .

then justin bieber crushes Biggie smalls the destroyer because justin has had more saLes ? < (:

get out of my office!!
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gaffyh  +   947d ago
@GreenRanger - -_- Is that you TheMart?
TheTwelve  +   947d ago
The Vita now officially has too many games for me to keep up with.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   947d ago

What green ranger meant was vita was shown for about 15 mins to the mainstream and that was it.
DATNEWYAWKER  +   947d ago
Yep, you nailed it. @GreenRanger so you only learn of games through advertisements? Funny I've never seen a commercial or posters/billboards for games like Journey, dark/demon souls I can go on. The point is the last I checked Sony isn't a marketing firm. It's up to the publishers to decide based on development budget if "advertising" the hell out of a game is worth it. They know that true gamers will know that the games are out there.
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RetardedIceCream  +   947d ago
theres no reason nintendo should stop making home consoles and sony to stop making handhelds
Benjaminkno  +   947d ago
You always have the fanboys clamoring on different levels. The Nintendon't crowd will always there. Older gamers are fixated on blood and guts and graphics. It doesn't matter what Nintendo does, WiiUselessness is a must to help make things better for Sony and MS.

These guys think that Nintendo needs to conform and make games on their consoles, with the same controllers, for decades on end. They've made up their mind and now it's crunch time.

I fail to see what Sony and MS has done that PC doesn't do better.
XisThatKid  +   947d ago
Sell games. It's been a long time that PC game market has been getting alot better as the same goes by but console sales in game software trump pc for decades. Also compatibility every PS3/Xbox game I buy will work on my system this is not the same with every PC owner without upgrade or OS differences. This is why console is a viable market although slumping due to increase in tablet and phone stuffs
Firan  +   947d ago

"Older gamers are fixated on blood and guts and graphics."

It's teens who are most fixated on those rather than older gamers.
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   947d ago
I get what your saying, but imo I think they ignored the vita @ e3 becsuse its more then likely that the ps4 will sale it.
Concertoine  +   947d ago
yeah, because the first thing people want to do after spending 400+ dollars on a next gen console is drop another 250 for the vita.
mxrider2199  +   947d ago
tbh the cross gameplay thing makes me want to do that would be awesome for when im in a boring class or at work with no customers or even on break so ya makes me want to
MysticStrummer  +   947d ago
I want to see more than cross and remote play with Vita and PS4, but it's a good start and if devs make them interact in interesting ways I'd certainly pick up a Vita.

PS4 first though.
PsychOff  +   947d ago
They have said several times now that TGS and Gamescon is all about PS Vita and PS4. Just maybe before everyone jumps to conclusions they should wait to see those first.

Then if nothing is shown there you can go back to saying everything you have been. No doubt the PS Vita will sell a little more with PS4 but I highly doubt Sony is completely banking on the PS4 to sell them.

That would just be a really stupid business move to rely on the PS4 to sell it alone, clearly that isn't the case.

Good games exist and are coming for the Vita, why people constantly ignore them and say stuff like this is beyond me but that is the world I suppose. Not meant to ever fully understand.
Mariner1  +   947d ago
They didn't IGNORE the Vita, they only have a allotted amount of time and they didn't have an extra hour to talk about the Vita which would not have been hard to do.
sarshelyam  +   947d ago
There were simply too many games across all three platforms to mention in one pre-E3 show. They said there'd be over 30 Vita games on the didn't hear that part, or did you choose to ignore it.

Yes, I understand you have to do some of the legwork here, some research, but missing the mention or simply not taking the time to look up what they spoke to doesn't bolster your argument.
GreenRanger  +   947d ago
@ sarshelyam
I'm talking about post-E3 advertising.

There are a lot of Vita games that I didn't even know existed until I browsed PSN.

It's Sony's job to make people aware of these games, and they're not putting any effort into it.
abc1233  +   947d ago
Why would Sony put money into advertising games which will inevitably sell relatively little? Go do some research, Sony shouldn't have to put billboards up of every Vita game in development for you to realise that they exist.
SilentNegotiator  +   947d ago
I've seen cock fights with headless chickens more interesting and competitive than "Vita vs Wii U"

They both have absolutely foolish directions (expensive handheld in time of many people owning a handheld and successor to one of the most successful consoles of all time, with nothing learned from what made it so popular) and they both seem to think that throwing the same old IPs at gamers will save it.
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DarkHeroZX  +   947d ago
Lol all of the 3ds' best selling games are the same old and extremely tried IPs. All vita and Wii U need are price cuts and more exclusives. Like Nintendo shot the Wii U in the face by announcing Smash bros an the 3DS. And Sonic lost Worlds will only have mp for the 3ds. Two less reasons to own a Wii U if you got a 3DS.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   947d ago

The wii was fraudulentley successful and that wont happen again its a disgrace that console almost sold ps1 numbers.
SilentNegotiator  +   947d ago

They only sold so many copies of games like Mario Kart Wii (~35M) because they had a massive install base from getting the system into so many homes.

IF they had learned from that technique of appealing to such a broad audience, Nintendo could have sold similar numbers on their own software. But now they will likely not even sell half as many copies. And third parties will mostly get mediocre sales on it (but that's expected for a Nintendo console these days, unfortunately).
chrismichaels04  +   947d ago
Certain people can continue criticizing the Vita but the reality is the PS Vita continues to slowly but steadily increase in sales. The Vita may not drop as many games as the 3DS, but Vita games continue to impress with quality must have award winning titles like Tearaway which won this years "GCA E3 Best Portable/Handheld Game" award.
N4Flamers  +   947d ago
@bullymangler. Props for the long john peter reference. Justin Bieber is more important than biggie to his targrt audience. It seems to be young girls everywhere. I dont think most were alive when biggie died.
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Hozi  +   946d ago
Poor advertising or not, SONY is supporting the VITA with games. It's not hard to do a google search and see all Vita games (upcoming ones too)
Psychonaut  +   943d ago
Quiet GreenRanger, we know you're evil, and the WhiteRanger is the good guy. I had nothing clever to add to this conversation. Though I do disagree with you about the Vita being ignored. I like many others must have created games in my mind and played them on a blank Vita screen.
dedicatedtogamers  +   947d ago
Seems like a very odd comparison, although I am glad to see the Vita doing poorly instead of horribly (if you catch my drift).
TongkatAli  +   947d ago
Poorly, My Vita gets played everyday. Idc about how many units sold, my games are the best and my friends on my buddy list send me naked pictures of ladies all the time in the chat box.

I have slutty women photos all over the backgrounds of my bubbles. Which i have 7 walls. I have many multiplayer games. I have the best indie game ever made Gucamelee.

Sales is the only thing I'm misssing : ? i don't understand, are these sales DLC for a game ?
PopRocks359  +   947d ago
I don't think dedicatedtogamers was trying to say the Vita was useless...

More like, it's doing less badly in sales than it was previously and he's happy it's improved somewhat. I don't see what in his comment made you feel the need to justify your purchase of a Vita.
Protagonist  +   947d ago
Your drift does not work.
TongkatAli  +   947d ago
Pops it may appear I'm trying to justify it, but I got it really good. This isn't a opinion that i have it good. I'm speaking for myself so disagrees can kiss the whitest part of my ass.

Vita has a Xbox live type of communication on a HANDHELD, with good fighting games, good shooting games, good rpg games, good monster hunting games, good indie games, good racing games, good sandbox games, PSP games, Ps one classics good smartphone games, good exclusives and an above par OLED screen.

The bubble OS is soooo underrated too. It's a handheld that can have a shitload of backgrounds each swipe up . The gaming community need to justify not buying one not me who owns one, for real.

Forget to mention Dual analog sticks FTW! See how many pros i listed what is the other sidse argument " I'm broke", riiiigggggghttttttt.

2 years and look at the game catalog. 10 year life cycle with everything Sony baby : )
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Zhipp  +   947d ago
Yup, totally justifying it.
dedicatedtogamers  +   947d ago
@ TongkatAll

I own a PS Vita, too, and I play it pretty much every day. If you want to add me on PSN send me a PM. Currently playing through SoulSac and Gravity Rush.

(My comment was meant to say that I'm glad it's selling slightly less horribly. I wish it sold like gangbusters but I'll take baby-steps at this point)
Phil32  +   947d ago
Worldwide it is a different story, but the article in question is from BGR and reads like fanboy drivel. Why wasn't the 3DS mentioned? I know agendas and all, but c'mon. Rise above this, people.
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2pacalypsenow  +   947d ago
Because The vita ,(which everyone says is dead) is outselling the Wii U (which everyone says its doing fine in sales)
Phil32  +   947d ago
The 3DS is competing with the Vita. The Wii U will be competing with the next gen consoles (and will fail).

And again, this was just Japan that the Wii U was outsold. It's a different story worldwide.

What released on Wii U this week compared to Vita? Oh. Nothing. Oh. It's like some of you are living in your own fantasy worlds, where the Wii U with no new releases is supposed to outsell a system with a new release.
Theyellowflash30  +   947d ago
This was only talking about Japan....Worldwide it's not so much apparent.
Protagonist  +   947d ago

Same people who says Wii U will be fine, claims the PS Vita is dead...smh.
Zhipp  +   947d ago
Who in the hell is saying that the Wii U is doing fine? It's selling atrociously! People are saying that it's sales will pick up "when the games come," but no one in their right mind would say that it's selling fine currently.
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Saints94  +   947d ago
Yeesh, that Mario.
chadboban  +   947d ago
I'm glad to see the Vita doing better (Toukiden is apparently selling really well in Japan). Of course Wii U sales in Japan are not going to be great, they haven't released anything for it and they will continue that way until they release some games for it. I'm curious to see if Pikmin 3's release next week will have any impact on sales. As someone who loves the Pikmin franchise I'll be the first to admit, they aren't exactly system selling games, but we'll see if it can give the Wii U a boost next week.

Also this article is from BGR, the same folks who claimed that healthy sales of the 3DS was a bad sign for Nintendo because it will delay their move into mobile sales for iOS. I felt stupid just typing that out.
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MegaLagann  +   947d ago
"the same folks who claimed that healthy sales of the 3DS was a bad sign for Nintendo because it will delay their move into mobile sales for iOS"

I just... I mean... what!?
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kewlkat007  +   947d ago
In other news, hows the 3DS doing?
mii-gamer  +   947d ago
destroying everything else lol. Funny thing is that the 3DS was doomed according to same naysayers of the Wii U
wishingW3L  +   947d ago
the 3DS went from $250 to $160 in less than a year because it was flopping real hard.
imXify  +   947d ago
It's not like Nintendo is making any money with the huge price drop they did last year. I thought they were only making money on softwares...
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   947d ago
Price drop came in 2011, which is almost 2 years ago.
kewlkat007  +   947d ago
You thought wrong, Nintendo even made money selling the Original Wii Hardware..
That was 2008, they sold about 100M Wii's.

Most other console makers hardly make money on the hardware...
Clunkyd  +   946d ago
Isn't the 3ds like dirt cheap? Maybe that's why is selling.
Prime_28  +   947d ago
The Wii U has sold 4 million units in 7 months, it has taken the vita 17 months to sell just over 5 million units. You do the math. Come christmas the Wii U will have outsold the vita.
2pacalypsenow  +   947d ago
And The Ps4 and xbox1 will have outsold the Wii U
thezeldadoth  +   947d ago
and you'll still be spewing out fanboy drivel
Dj7FairyTail  +   947d ago
what does PS4 and XBONE have that can outsell a 3D Mario
2pacalypsenow  +   947d ago
So because i don't like Nintendo and do like Xbox and Ps4 i'm a fanboy? i'll take it ,you nintendo fanboy , And who cares about 3d mario i'll take all the games coming out on Ps4 and Xbox 1 (Ps3/Xbxo 360) over Wii u or Ds games
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deafdani  +   947d ago
By Christmas? Yeah, VERY unlikely.
bass4g  +   947d ago
That's very unlikely. Even with record preorders I doubt they will sell over 2 million at launch
DialgaMarine  +   947d ago
If VGChartz is any source to believe, The Vita has been very slowing gaining momentum in weekly sales, whereas the Wii-U isn't even outselling the Wii atm, which is also doing horribly. This past week, Vita outsold Wii-U by 10K + units, and that's about the average it's been for a while now. Wii-U is doing really bad right now.
Kos-Mos  +   947d ago
I`m afraid they are not, so back to the drawing board with your comment.
DialgaMarine  +   946d ago
@Kos-Mos They probably are, but even so, if the Wii-U numbers are undertacked, it's highly likely that the Vita numbers are too, meaning Vita is most likely still selling better than Wii-U. No need for a drawing board here.
chestnut1122  +   947d ago
@Prime_28 Nope. Not 4 million, 3.1 million, Get Your facts Straight and Don't Be Delusional (LOL! at the People who agrees with Your Delusional Number :P) .,PS Vita is 5.3 Million. And lately, PS Vita is Outselling Wii U World Wide total Sales.
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wishingW3L  +   947d ago
3.5 millions to be exact not 4. The PS3 at $600 sold that in just 2 months and 12.6 millions total in 12 months. That the PS4 will outsell the Wii U in pre-orders alone is pretty much a given based on the fact that PS3 at a higher price and weak launch did it.
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swerve121  +   947d ago
But remember alot of people are gonna get the Vita just to pair with there PS4
cpayne93  +   947d ago
Hope both improve, and i hope vita gets more games announced at gamescom. Killzone mercenary and tearaway look awesome though.
chadboban  +   947d ago
Thanks for being balanced and not contributing to the console wars. And damn tearaway looks amazing!
PopRocks359  +   947d ago
In all fairness, there were some folks who disagreed with you, whether that they feel console wars are somehow productive or that Tearaway doesn't look amazing (which I honestly think it does).

Besides, in what time I've spent in this community, I get disagrees no matter what I say. I've said positive things as well as critical things about every big name console maker and someone apparently doesn't like it.

This community is crap. Hope the comment system can be altered to make up for it.
PopRocks359  +   947d ago
Most definitely. I want both Wii U and Vita to do well. Frankly I want all of the consoles to do well and make their respective fanbases happy. More competition means more development and more/better games in the long run.
chadboban  +   947d ago
People are disagreeing with what you said? What the hell is wrong with the gaming community?!
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PsychOff  +   947d ago
People are disagreeing because they know PopRocks better than that. He says that but he only means the Wii U.

Just like no matter what GreenRanger says most people here know better than to listen to the dribble, half the time they never mean it. Only to contradict what they said anyway later on.

Or you could just look through their comment history and that usually speaks for itself.
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Mecca4  +   947d ago
Damn wii u is and old ass console, Nintendo with their cheap shit
ape007  +   947d ago
"Nintendo with their cheap shit"

says the guy with a generic soldier avatar

no just no
Phil32  +   947d ago
MidnytRain  +   947d ago
Lol, his avatar is completely irrelevant!
PsychOff  +   947d ago
Thing is everything they do make is really cheap compared to everything else hardware wise. It has always been like this.

It really can't be an insult to a company when that is simply what they themselves decide to do every time. Why blame people for having eyes or knowing about technology?

It really isn't that hard to figure out their devices are cheap. They are durable though, I will give them that.

The 3DS is a perfect example having no second analog stick and its price being cut so heavily so early on. Clearly that shows they do in fact make them pretty cheaply, to be able to cut the price like that without much thought.

I guess reality is just too hard for some to face. I own a Wii U, I own a 3DS XL but I am not going to sit their and lie to myself about them either. They have their down sides just like anything else in the world.

What upsets me is Nintendo has done very well for a long time, making the most money. Oddly their devices are always so cheaply made which I don't understand.

Here come all the disagrees just for being reasonable or like I said having eyes and a brain.
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Mecca4  +   947d ago
It's a battfield 3 avatar , oh sorry wii u owners won't know that
Clunkyd  +   946d ago
@ Ape007
lol what does that have to do with anything?
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jcnba28  +   947d ago
"Sony manages to nearly close the gap with 3DS — the most recent tally showed the 3DS at 45,000 units and the PS Vita at 34,000 units"

The most recent tally of JAPAN only (which is what they're talking about) is actually 39,000 3DS to 13,000 PS Vita. Worldwide it's 200,000 3DS to 33,000 PS Vita. That's no where near "closing the gap".

It's fine to talk about the WiiU's faltering sales, but to then try to convince people (with lies) that the PS Vita is not completely failing as well, makes this article nothing more than biased BS. This was either written by a fanboy or someone that was paid off.
live2play  +   947d ago
you gon learn today!
Hicken  +   947d ago
Interesting, because the most recent Media Create numbers http://nintendoeverything.c... show something else, entirely.
TechnicianTed  +   947d ago
You're right Hicken, 3ds actually sold over 50k, not 39k, outselling the Vita by 20k. Thanks for clearing that up. Good boy.
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OMNlPOTENT  +   947d ago
Vita has had longer (; Give it the same amount of time and Wii U will catch up. It just needs dem games. Not saying anything bad about the Vita though. I love my Vita. Hopefully the Vita catches some more attention with the ps4.
Williamson  +   947d ago
At the moment the vita has better games than the Wii u but not for long as tons of good exclusives are coming in the a couple of months-to a year. Sony should announce more games next month.
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klecser  +   947d ago
The Vita has games? I still go into stores and don't see anything.
xxPillsxx  +   947d ago
You must be blind! Go on google and find list of PS Vita games(before you say it's full of ports and indies don't forget the good stuff), if you can't find anything either then I must say you're a hater/troll
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Dj7FairyTail  +   947d ago
someone hates the truths. If it has games it would be selling. Exclusives Must have games moves hardware units not hardware itself.
Protagonist  +   947d ago

Hey Troll! If the PS Vita ain´t got games, where does that leave the Wii U?
jcnba28  +   947d ago
But I thought the Wii U ain't got no games either according to you haters?
BlaqMagiq24  +   947d ago
Go to an eye doctor then
klecser  +   947d ago
You can't be a troll when you're basing your opinion off facts. I went here:

and here:

Out of those lists, Persona 4 and Gravity Rush (and maybe Disgaea 3) are the only games I have any interest in playing. I could care less about the rest. Guys, the Vita's library sucks. Its very Sony-like: All fighting and FPS' and racing/sports. Very 17 year-old school boy. I'm a 36 year old man. I'm not defending the Wii U. I'm pointing out why I still won't buy a system that is great hardware that I want, but can't justify buying. NOT...ENOUGH...GAMES. Now, the Vita may have plenty of games YOU want, but it doesn't have games I want. Of course, this is a place where anyone can have an opinion, so long as its YOUR opinion, apparently.
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Hicken  +   947d ago
The games you care about are irrelevant. Your original claim is that you go into stores and there are no games. You didn't state an opinion, but something that could, potentially, be verified as fact(that there were no games in stores).

That's why you're trolling.
Gameratheart  +   947d ago
@klecser, you're right, to most people, the vita library sucks, that's why it sells like shit. @hicken, where I live, I can go to bestbuy, GameStop (3 of them) or, yes, even lowly Walmart, there just aren't any games. It doesn't matter if there's a million of them, stores just aren't dedicating shelf space to them. Your not blind, if you can't see what's not actually there. A troll like you, calling everyone else trolls... Later troll.
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demonsoul  +   947d ago
@klecser Gonna copy my comment at the other page and will slap it into your face.

Here it is

"Current" (These Games I mentioned Were all Decent games, All are pretty much Great games). If You Don't Agree, I Don't Care.

Persona 4: Golden

Gravity Rush

Assassins Creed 3 : Liberation

Uncharted : Golden Abyss

Zero Escape : Virtues Last Reward

Mortal Kombat

Soul Sacrifice

Disgaea 3

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3

Street Fighter X Tekken

Little Big Planet

Dead Or Alive 5 +

Oboro Muramasa

Unit 13

Need For Speed

Metal Gear Solid Hd Collection

Ragnarok Odyssey

And So on etc.
If You would sum up all the games of Vita, There is an average of 2 to 3 games per month for its Library which is not bad as people would want it to be. Developing Games for Vita is Much harder and longer than the 3ds.

"Upcoming - Confirmed"

Killzone: Mercenary - September 9 2013/West

Tear Away - October 22,2013/West

Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD - 4th Quarter/West

Dragons Crown - August 6, 2013/ West

Toukiden - 4th quarter 2013/ West

God Eater 2

The Walking Dead Season 1 and 2/400 days -August/ West

YS: Memories of Celceta - September 24, 2013/West

FIFA 2014 - September 24, 2013/ West

Rayman Legends - September 3, 2013/West

Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland

Valhalla Knights 3

And So on etc.

+ Indies, PS1, PSP Library of Games.
+ Not Yet Localized Games from Japan.

WTF! These People are talking about that Vita Has no games? LOL! No game Your Asses. You just need to Work to earn Money for you to purchase these games.

As What Sony Have said,
"We will talk about Vita later these Year"

"Gamescon is all about Vita"

Satisfied Haters and Trolls?? if Not,. Just LOL!
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Gameratheart  +   947d ago
Demonsoul, nobody is arguing with what YOU consider good games... He was just saying that, when you go into a store, there's very little on display for vita. Maybe not where you live, because some areas will have different levels of product on display... But, apparently, where he and I live, the stores just have nothing in the way of games, on display for the vita. Around here, near Sacramento, the vita displays make it look like its on its last leg. Don't hate the people who see this type of stuff, it's not our fault the vita isn't selling well enough to stock more games. Fact is, the vita is selling poorly worldwide. One good week in Japan won't change that. And yes the wiiu is selling as bad as it deserves. No games either. So far the vita and wiiu are equall flops. No need to be defensive about that. Sorry, but defend it all you want, with long lists of awesome games. It's still not selling. No matter how hard you try. And your long list of games isn't adding any to store shelves either. Sorry. The shelves are still empty.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   947d ago
The author of this article states this like handhelds don't routinely outsell consoles in Japan.

Gotta push his/her agenda somehow I guess.
xxPillsxx  +   947d ago
This news doesn't help PS Vita at all... does PS Vita crushing the Wii U make it suddenly boost up and crush everything else? We still need more good games here, Killzone and Tearaway are 2 but that won't be enough, but we're surely gonna see some good stuff at Gamescom, so just stop saying the Wii U did better or will get better AND stop saying the Vita has no games this has been around since launch and it won't work anymore Vita is getting tons of games now.
So can we go and enjoy and support the system we love without having to hate on each other?
Subzero200  +   947d ago
lol crushing? a system that hasn't even been out a year? wow some people on the net have no life.
Salooh  +   947d ago
Whatever , we want games..
Yep  +   947d ago
> Yahoo news
PopRocks359  +   947d ago
Even if the Vita was crushing the Wii U (which is inaccurate given neither platform is exactly selling very quickly and the Vita has been out longer to boot) would it even matter? This headline makes it sound as if Vita outselling Wii U is that big a deal. Shouldn't it be comparing sales to the 3DS? You know, its direct competition?

Either way, it doesn't make much difference. No matter how you shake it, right now neither the Wii U nor the Vita are selling well. Both need to improve; whichever one sells more is completely irrelevant to both of their futures.
lizard81288  +   947d ago
Console vs handheld
This just in, Food is selling more than Video Games. The Video game industry is over.

You really can't compare the two. They are two different items. It should be 3DS vs Vita or Wiiu vs PS3.

The Wiiu is still off to a slow start. I think by the holiday season, it will pick up.
sincitysir1  +   947d ago
Yeah that's what we all said about the vita "slow start". The wii u is a decent machine as is the vita but both fail to capture people with games. The few exclusives coming out will not increase the sales of the wii u or the vita. The wii u is a bigger 3ds minus the 3d and all the games are going to the 3ds. Both will have a strong fan base but it's a fan base that slowly grows.
Protagonist  +   947d ago
Well if you want to compare the Wii U to the PS3.

Here is this weeks Worldwide Hardware numbers.

PS3 - 133,230

Wii U - 22,135
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TongkatAli  +   947d ago
and the PS3 still is gonna sell for years to come eating out potential Wii U buyers. Start eating that humble pie haters the Sony fanbase have eaten their share last gen and this gen.

Humble pie for all you b******
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abc1233  +   947d ago
I love the PS3 as much as the next guy but why would you compare a console which has been out for quite some time, is considerably cheaper and has amassed a massive games library to a just released one?
MegaLagann  +   947d ago
Saying one is "dominating" the other when both are selling poorly is not a good argument.

(And before both Sony and Nintendo fanboys disagree this post to hell, remember that sales =/= quality. I'm not saying either system is bad, but if you think one or the other is doing fine then you're delusional)
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sherimae2413  +   947d ago
sigh, in neogaf there is also a thread for this, and also here eh....

just give these systems the time it need to establish its library...
like a man it will grow from infant-child-teen-adult-old
its not like in just a few months all the great games will come out of it suddenly, let it grow one step at a time

have a nice day ^_^
Belking  +   947d ago
Vita isn't crushing the 3ds though.
hazardman  +   947d ago
I dont know why you got disagrees. The Vita will never do 3DS numbers.

On topic tho if the strategy is gonna be to obviously support the selling systems, Nintendo is
gonna have to start pumping out some games asap. I cant believe Nintendo(one of all time favorite game company)is the position its in with WiiU. Is a move like Sega best for Nintendo? Its not what i want, but if it saves Nintendo in the long run...Do it!!!!
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   947d ago
I sold my vita a few months ago and haven't regretted it since. It's a good system but just not my thing. Maybe in a few years...nah who am I kiddin ill never buy a vita again.
TwilightSparkle  +   947d ago
You and me both I sold my vita to but got a ps3, and not getting it back unless they announce kingdom hearts for the vita.
Loki86  +   947d ago
I just got my Vita 3 days ago, I literally can't put it down. Amazing handheld, with PS4 remote play it will be so much sweeter. That I picked up the Vita, Persona 4, and an 8 GB memory card for $150.
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Apollosupreme  +   947d ago
This article is stupid. Why the heck would you compare the Vita to the Wii U? It's apple and oranges.

I own a Vita by the way. I don't own a Wii U.
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PigPen  +   947d ago
The Vita is dead, and the Wii U is on life support. Wii U still has a chance before it flatline. Keywords: still has a chance.
demonsoul  +   947d ago
I think You Mean If The Vita is Dead, Then The Wii U's Already descended to the Heaven after it's Death :D. Vita Means Life and It was Revived ;)
PigPen  +   947d ago
A year and a half on the market and only sold 5 million handheld hardware worldwide, the Vita is very much dead. 8 months for the Wii U and the lights are dem. If you're thinking the Sony Vita still has a shot to success, then you're the failure.
AdvanceWarsSgt  +   947d ago
Stop being a damn fanboy. If the Wii U is dead, then so is the Vita, because it hasn't sold well at all despite what you want to believe.
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jcnba28  +   947d ago
The Wii U is only 7 months old and Nintendo hasn't released one major title on the system yet and you think it's dead? Well you're in for a treat come this holiday lol
demonsoul  +   947d ago
Sorry, Wii U ain't gonna do better than the Vita In the coming Years.just 3 million for 8 months as a next gen console is already a failure. sad to say but Wii u Ain't gonna do better when the PS4 and x box 1 already make their debut :_). I do feel before the end of these year, Wii u will barely even sold 5 milion.
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PigPen  +   947d ago
Stores are still taken PS4 preorders. Every bundle is available, but the standard (+console +controller -no game). In fact, I won't be surprise if it have a slow start too. I think the current gen (Xbox360/PS4) will be the true winners.
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