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Submitted by ChaosKnight 935d ago | news

Namco Bandai Trash-Talks the PS Vita

Hardcore Gamer: Well here’s one you don’t see every day. Namco Bandai EU posted the trailer for the upcoming “Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!” which was an otherwise fairly unremarkable video featuring some of the developers and voice actors briefly discussing the game in a humorous way. What made it interesting, however, was the way Namco Bandai EU responded to a comment expressing displeasure about the game not coming to Vita, with Namco stating “Yeah bad Namco. Who has a PS vita by the way? Oh wait I DON’T KNOW!” (Adventure Time: Explore The Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!!!, Namco Bandai, PS Vita)

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majiebeast  +   935d ago | Well said
I guess this guy was playing, hey lets go to the unemployement office today.

Yeah insult the fanbase that you are relying on to buy God eater 2 and Tales of Xillia for ps3. Hope Namco fires his ass there was no need to react to the question this way pure unprofessionalism Adam Orth syndrom.
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PopRocks359  +   935d ago
Like with that one EA exec on Wii U, this guy was pretty tasteless about Vita. Don't blame Namco for making their business decisions, but they should probably keep a tighter lid on public account managers like these.
abzdine  +   935d ago
oh well i have a Vita and i'm very happy for it. PS4 remote play is argument enough to go get one. Remote play with PS4 is gonna be insane.

And since i bought Vita last November i have tons of great games and only bought LBP, PS+ is the best thing that happened to gaming in so long time. That right there is a huge add value to the Vita
Loadedklip  +   934d ago
Funny ... but real answer ... Wii U will sell a lot more than Vita due to Nintendo First Party support while Vita most likely will never sell.

So yea ... while Wii U is doing terrible and might end up in dead last this coming gen ... it will still outsell the Vita for sure.
Loadedklip  +   934d ago
For all those that disagree ... I would like to hear WHY they think Vita is going to sell.
PopRocks359  +   934d ago
The price drop in Japan has given it some traction. If Sony would get its head out of its butt, slash the price in the west and localize Toukiden, it can do better. Not GREAT per se, but better.

I think that's why Wii U will have a cleaner holiday season. Pikmin 3 caused a small spike in Japan. Now imagine Mario or Zelda doing that in all regions. Sony needs to take that same "games, games, games" approach on Vita.

@Loadedklip below

I don't see why you're getting disagrees. I agree with you. Sony should focus on exclusives. Yes, it has games, but it needs more exclusives, just like 3DS did and just like Wii U right now.
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Loadedklip  +   934d ago
@ PopRocks359 ... that I can agree with. But so far it doesn't look like Sony will devote as much time to Vita as Nintendo did to 3DS. It's the reason why Nintendo dominates handhelds. They really put out AAA games on their portables.
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DragonKnight  +   934d ago | Well said
@Loadedklip: Clearly you're a Nintendo fanboy but let me just remind you of two things. First, Sony's Shahid Ahmad (sic?) has previously announced that Sony are going to be throwing a lot of support behind Vita this year and next year. Sony themselves have stated that Vita will play a larger role in PS4 integration as well, and finally...

Vita is continuing to outsell the Wii U in Japan. People don't want the Wii U. I'd even go so far as to say that sales of Nintendo's first party Wii U games will not be as impressive as everyone seems to think for 2 reasons. Firstly, too late to be as effective as they could have been. Second, the casual audience isn't buying up the Wii U like they did the Wii and they don't have the same franchise loyalty as a Nintendo fanboy such as yourself has.

The Wii U will most likely be successful, but don't count on it being anywhere close to the Wii.
PopRocks359  +   934d ago

I've made this point in the past before; I don't see PS4 integration helping the Vita all that much in the long run. If anything, it's a convenience for Sony fans who have both systems and want the features that come with them. I don't see the masses paying $700+ for a PS4, a system that can double as a Wii U-esque controller and at least one game to play on them.

I'd also like to see how Sony plans to support Vita this year, because we're at the halfway point and I haven't heard much about new releases outside of Toukiden which hasn't even been localized (but is selling impressively).

With the sales figures you linked, I'd like to point out that the Vita has been outselling Wii U, but the Wii U hasn't had a new game to its name since, what, March? First party titles have always moved Nintendo platforms and if the 3DS is anything to go by, the Mario brand is pretty strong right now.

I could be wrong about all of this and I'm not going to pretend I know what will happen. But for this holiday I'm pretty convinced that Wii U will, as you said, not make Wii numbers, but as he said will probably outsell Vita. We'll just have to see.
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Loadedklip  +   934d ago
@ DragonKnight ... if I am a Nintendo fanboy ... why is the PS3 my most used system? Want proof ... look up my stats on Call of Duty Elite (Loadedklip). Hope you like my 3-4 K/D ratios in all of them. PS3 is my main system (for shooters, fighters and Sony exclusives)and the best overall system this past generation. As for Vita outselling Wii U right now in Japan ... Wii U hasn't had it's best games come out yet. Pikmin 3 JUST came out. Let's see which one is winning in Japan by the end of the year.

PS ... original put this in the wrong thread ... how do I delete the other post?
andibandit  +   934d ago
Isnt it kind of weird to pull convincing statistics based on Japan....
DragonKnight  +   934d ago
@PopRocks359: First paragraph: And I don't see the Wii U's tablet doing anything to sell it either, but apparently according to many it's "innovative" and is going to help sell the console. The Vita integration with the PS4 is going to open up a lot of mobile gaming options that people will definitely want. I don't see how being able to take, say, inFamous: Second Son on the road can be downplayed and NOT help sell Vita systems.

Paragraph 2: Year's not over yet. We don't know what they have in the pipeline.

Paragraph 3: 3DS doesn't have the recognition problem that the Wii U does, or the late game offerings, or the price. You can't compare the Wii U with the 3DS just to say that Mario sells strong. The Wii U will be in its second year before getting the true must haves of Nintendo's first party, and the casuals will have long since stopped paying attention or they'll simply continue thinking the Wii U is an extension of the Wii. Nintendo has a lot of problems beyond just games. They don't know who they're targeting with the Wii U, and Nintendo Directs aren't going to be seen by the casual audience because they don't go looking for them. Nintendo first party titles sell, but Nintendo isn't the same as they used to be. In the Gamecube era, the hardcore would have been all over that. But Nintendo shunned them with the Wii so I'll really be interested in seeing just how many by a Wii U to play a Mario game after years of waiting and/or being shunned and/or being the wrong market.

Final Paragraph: I'm not going to make specific predictions about the holidays myself, but I definitely think the Wii U will seriously underperform in comparison to the Wii. As for the Vita, I can't say for certain how it's going to perform this year.

@Loadedklip: Your Call of Duty stats doesn't mean that you don't favour the Wii U over the Vita. Your comments literally show it more. If you don't want to come off as a Nintendo fanboy, don't act like one.

@andibandit: Considering that the Wii U and the Vita are both Japanese products and should do best in Japan, no it's not weird.
kupomogli  +   934d ago

Whether the Vita sells one console a week or one million, it's still selling. That's why you got the disagree from me.

I wouldn't care if the Wii U sells more. The Vita will continue to get third party and first party games since Vita owners actually purchase first and third party titles.

As a side note, I am getting X and Super Smash Bros, but Nintendo first party title quality is worse than ever. Except for a few games, they've lately been releasing games that wouldn't rate higher than a 7/10 if they weren't Nintendo branded. Opinion only, but there are a ton of games I've played that were in the exact same genre that were a lot better than the Nintendo version of that game.
The_Con-Sept  +   934d ago
From a PlayStation gamer to Namco Bandai:


When are you going to make another Digimon game? Last one I remember was Data Squad and it sucked balls!

The F2P MMO game on PC is the only Digimon game I like playing. When can I run around as the Digimon wreaking havoc or beating up bad guys in an action packed brawl? Rumble Arena was fun but I'd like to roam around a digital universe with some friends trying to figure out which combination of Digimon I should be hanging with to tackle certain enemies.

But no, you don't have enough creativity for a good Digimon game.
Murad  +   934d ago
I need to buy a Vita one day, but sadly I have so many games in stock that I don't even think ill get the chance to play
HyFackingDro  +   934d ago
You're all stupid fanboys, Vita is trash and everyone knows it. Why aren't Vita returns posted up? Because it would retract about 60% of the numbers posted by Sony, anyways, why develop on a console that Sony themselves don't even support. when was the last vita commercial? I don't remember, but leave it to some idiot fat respond with the exact date and time...
yeahokchief  +   935d ago
we need to do our best to immunize ourselves from AOS. it's a crippling disease.
Cryptcuzz  +   935d ago
I would fire this guy if I was in charge of Namco Bandai. There is no reason to be making a smart ass comment like he did, especially when he works for a multiplatform company that should always neutral and optimistic towards all platforms. I hope he loses his job so he learns a lesson to not step outside his boundaries in the future and to keep his emotions in check.

This guy and Adam Orth must took the same course in public relations. Here's to hoping I read an article in a few days about this guy getting the boot for being a "bad ass"
FriedGoat  +   935d ago
I don't understand his logic, if they are worried about how many consoles have been sold, why is there a Wii U version?
wishingW3L  +   935d ago
because... mmmm
Yodagamer  +   935d ago
I think they probably see more chance of the console moving units in the future other than killzone and tearaway there isn't much in the vita's known future to move units. I'm sure it will change with gdc coming up, but right now wii u has a better chance of moving units compared to the vita.
Summons75  +   935d ago
Easy wii u has been out less than a year, low sales should be expected. Vita has been out a year and a half and has low sales and few games, that is not to be expected. I have a vita and do enjoy it when the occasional good game releases but other than that it sits in a drawer until a new game comes out.
Aceman18  +   935d ago
meh i don't give two sh**s what he says all i know is its the best handheld ive ever purchased, and its exactly what i wanted in one.

you piss off people who support you, you'll find it can cost you where its more important and that's sales.
andibandit  +   934d ago
Getting riled up huh? Quick start a petition on the forums
Aceman18  +   934d ago

No not really Lol that's how I generally answer stupid responses like this guy in the article.

There was no anger in my response.
MattS  +   935d ago
I reckon! Every person that ever dares make a joke at would should totally be fired.

People should try being less sensitive.
Baka-akaB  +   935d ago
If you are publicly disparaging part of your job's customer base , of course you could be or will be fired .
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HakatoX  +   935d ago

thats like ordering a combo at a fast food place and hearing "Yeah, number seven for the fat ass" over the P.A.

There is a useful tool even I know but dont use... its called tact.
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Fez  +   934d ago

It's nothing at all like that. It would be more like slagging off a meal that someone ordered, not the customer.

He's joking about the device in that it evidently hasn't done enough to entice lots of people to buy. He's not slagging you for buying it. He's not even slagging the device for being rubbish, just for it's poor sales - which is a fact.

Can't believe someone would want him fired for that! So funny how people project "insults" -if you can call it that- to a console onto themselves lol
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SuperLupe  +   935d ago
"Yeah bad Namco. Who has a PS vita by the way? Oh wait I DON’T KNOW!”

Haha I'm sorry man you Sony guys are going to feel hurt but that was damn funny. Great response, not to be taken at face value though, just a joke. Sony fanboys are are so sensitive.

And their futur games such as Tales of Xillia 3 on Playstation 3 will do just great for several reasons:

1 - most PS3 owners who like JRPG's or games in general arent fanboys so they dont care. They arent like you, they don't get their feelings hurt for meaningless things like that. Hell, there's a 95% chance they will never hear of this

2 - People actually own PS3, except for that random guy at work .. who owns a PS VITA ? I DONT KNOW MAN !! True Story.

So no matter how hard you wish it would, these comment arent having any effect whatsover on sales :)

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majiebeast   935d ago | Personal attack | show
sourav93   934d ago | Offensive
BlaqMagiq24  +   934d ago
Tales of Xillia 3? That alone just made you look like an idiot.
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andibandit  +   934d ago
The bees are out stinging today
RememberThe357  +   934d ago
"Yeah insult the fanbase. . ."

Really? Your insulted when someone laughs at the low sales of a product you like? Get a life and have some real experiences. Make love, get pissy drunk, smoke til you pass out, fist fight your best friends, go on vacation, something. I've spit loogies more important than this article.

They made a joke about a fact, what kind of punk gets their feelings hurt off something like that?
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ritsuka666  +   934d ago

My suggestion is simple to you dude:Just don't give attention for this guy...
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   934d ago
"get a life and have some real experiences"
bro, can i ask what the hell this has to do with anything? you really that just because he identifies with a fanbase that he automatically has no life?

your comment reminds me a lot of those guys who claim that anybody who beats them online has no life. the guy just mentioned how namcos statement could insult vita owners.
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RememberThe357  +   934d ago
If this is important to you, you have no life. In case I wasn't being clear.

Importance is about context, if the context of the rest of your life makes this important you need more of the rest of your life and less of this. Stop being fanboys.
demonddel  +   934d ago
So if a developer said the same thing about the xbox would we be in here defending it NO that's insane mane
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andibandit  +   934d ago
Defending LOL

People would be out in droves backpatting the developer
kayoss  +   934d ago
It would be so freakin funny if the PS Vita takes off once the PS4 is released. Until then this guy can prepare to eat crow.
I'm always dumbfounded by representatives from companies making stupid comments like this. As a game developer, are you not worried that you will may be working with the people you just talk trashed too?
Loadedklip  +   934d ago
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GameCents  +   934d ago
People are so touchy about Playstation. Also, what do PS3 owners that buy tales have to do with the Vita?
You people need to realise that the rest of the world isn't divided into playstation, xbox or nintendo camps. Just because someone disses the vita doesn't mean that the ps3 fanbase is going to be mad as well just because they are both SONY products.

Why are people so emotionally attached to a freaking piece of plastic and circuitry? I mean wanting a guy to get fired because he made a joke at the expense of your precious vita?? Come on buddy. Grow up.
ritsuka666  +   934d ago
honestly this guy is right, Ps vita sucks right now..

I won a free Psp vita from the taco bell promotion which i was super happy about but theres no friggin games to play on it. or at least games WORTH playing on it.
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dcj0524  +   934d ago
Dude. Are you crazy. No really are you ok? There are so many good VITA games. Did you try call of duty and just said all vita games suck? Seriously, people like you blow my mind.
Ol_G  +   934d ago
Sorry but God eater. Isn't their only game and the Tales Series is on every platform so Let him say what he wants
wastedcells  +   934d ago
Who is namco bandai? I joke.
Major_FitZZ   934d ago | Spam
xtremeimport  +   934d ago
I have a Vita. That's who.
marie11frizzell   934d ago | Spam
iamnsuperman  +   935d ago

But also F you. Haha its been flag as spam.

edit Like PopRocks359 said they really need to control people with these accounts. He could have just lied about it but instead tried to go whitty by pissing off a community. There are way to be witty without pissing people off
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RmanX1000  +   935d ago
Namco Bandai has been fairly cool regarding their Tales Western market... So i'll give them a pass. Only because one idiot saying this.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   935d ago
Reckless but as long as the Tales games keep coming ill be ok.
tubers  +   935d ago
He's forgiven if there was a GE2 localization as an offering.
Tewi-Inaba  +   935d ago
He made a pun...
That just made this go from bad to vita

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tehpees3  +   935d ago
Reminds me of EA and the Wii U. Ok companies I understand if a system isn't to your liking business wise but don't go slamming the system because it damages your relationship with the manufacturers and upsets the fans of your games who actually own the system. Plus it comes off as extremely unprofessional.

I wish companies would keep these kinds of comments to themselves. Just because you don't find success on the system doesn't give you a right to thrash it.
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Dj7FairyTail  +   935d ago
except EA bashes the power, sales, install base, online and Nintendo
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dragonopt1  +   935d ago
All I know is when I can play my PS4 games on my Vita away from home it will be well worth it.
xxPillsxx  +   935d ago
Along with many Vita games, mixed between indies and AAA, with the Killzone: Mercenary with beast graphics for a handheld, it's like you're remote playing PS3 but you aren't, the PS Vita is totally running the game, but Vita needs more AAA exclusive games, that's no doubt, but I have a feeling Gamescom will annouce plenty more games for Vita(many legit reasons by the look and Tony Clark recently teased it too)
Thehyph  +   934d ago
Indeed. Also, I don't know if I'd call it AAA, but Dragon's Crown, unless by some fluke blows on Vita compared to ps3, looks to be a great game that I will purchase on Vita.
The best will be KZ though. When I let people play black ops declassified (don't judge, I didn't pay extra for it, it was the only bundle available at time of purchase) on my Vita some of them think it's awesome. If that game can pull that off, Killzone should be beast.
Playing some piece of crap Gameloft FPS on your iPhone or android device is not the same either. Not even close.
tubers  +   935d ago
Goodluck with the input lag.
PsychOff  +   935d ago
Good luck with with upgrading your internet tubers. Mine works fine already with remote play then again I have the internet speeds to support it.

Pretty much common sense it won't work well on slow internet basically like everything else.

Assuming everyone will deal with input lag..? Come on now. I honestly haven't tried using remote play on slower net speeds so I can't even say its that bad if you did have slow net but..

I did use Gaikai when I had slower net before I upgraded. It worked perfectly with only a 6mbps connection and I never experience input lag using Gaikai. So I am certain it is gonna work fine for most people. If you have less than 6mbps, you should know better. Chances are very big you can't even play online games well directly on a connection lower than 6mbps.
abzdine  +   935d ago
what do you know?
remote play on PS3 runs so smooth i already played Ico on Vita remote play 5000km away from my PS3..Sony said PS4 Vita remote play would work way better. So why do you open it big only to say BS?
Thegamer41  +   935d ago
Input lag? I guess you dint watch Sonys E3 when they showed this feature live with Knack. also I highly doubt they would advertise this feature as much as they did if it did not work flawlessly.
baodeus  +   935d ago

so how does this streaming work?

1. It got to be a 2 way communication since you constantly controlling the game remotely correct? So if the information has to travel back and forth, doesn't that mean that latency is always present?

2. Will they up date the vita to 4g since 3g is pretty slow (supposedly 10 times slower)

3. A couple of weeks ago, people were pretty sure cloud is pipe dream because of slow speed internet, limited bandwidth, and worst, most people still don'tt have internet connection. So how does vita remoteplay won't have latency issue, input lag, or better yet even be able to play since most people on here have confirmed that people still don'tt have reliable connection or internet if at all?
Baka-akaB  +   935d ago

because for starters most uses of psp and vita remote play are not the same , and about locally even if wirelessly accessing your console in the same place , not over the internet .

You are just being streamed a (potentially) 1080p feed into a 960x544 native vita resolution using the PS4's in-built hardware h.264 video encoder to compress the image .

Of course there will be limitation if going online , depending on your connexion , but for the most part , when even allowed to the psp handled it quite well , and the vita's version will be better .
kayoss  +   934d ago
I travel for work at least once a month, but i have to admit the remote play on the vita is really nice to have. Sometime i go across country and my Vita works great. but there's a little lag occasionally but its not a game breaker.
IcicleTrepan  +   935d ago
I don't really see the point in buying a vita. I had a PSP and I didn't use it much. I find that handhelds for me I would use mostly during travel but when you have your own car you spend that time driving instead of having need of something to pass the time. I guess I'm just not the target demographic. At home, I have a PC, PS3, 360, Wii U, Android Tablet and Android phone to play games on, with PS4 and Xbox One preordered. At any rate, the stories I've heard of Vita screens spontaneously cracking are a bit disturbing, although Sony is replacing them at least.
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iamnsuperman  +   935d ago
I agree with you. I do have one and long journeys are more suited for the Vita (actually why I bought it as I was going away for a long time). However if you are a PSN+ subscriber I recommend you download the games they release every month. Just incase you do decide to get one further down the line. We don't exactly know what Sony is doing with the Vita + PS4 combination.

Funnily enough the target demographic is apparently young teenagers or females (which I am neither) I feel Sony is targeting to much of the wrong audience by trying to go for my demographic

Like porkChop said I haven't heard the screen spontaneously cracking. Mine is slightly broken with an internal screen problem which I am battling with Sony to fix. I am putting the cause down to the heatwave at the moment.
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porkChop  +   935d ago
Huh? Screens spontaneously cracking? I've never heard of that. I've dropped my Vita a couple times and the thing is still perfect, not a single scratch anywhere on it. It's built like a tank, really great build quality.
slivery  +   935d ago | Well said
If you travel alone that is.

Also I have never heard once. I mean seriously once of a Vita screen cracking.. That is hard to do. I really have no idea where you pulled that from. I know plenty of people with a PS Vita, I am on PS Vita forums all the time and that is something I have yet to come across.

Lol spontaneous cracking...

The only thing you will usually hear is OLED burn in. That only happens when someone stupidly leaves the same static image on the screen for several hours without changing it. So it is hard to burn the screen also.

You can even look on youtube, people have dropped it for fun. The PS Vita is quite durable and the screen didn't crack even after a couple drops on a paved street.

Lol spontaneous cracking, that made me laugh... If a paved road will not break the screen I can almost put my life on it that they are not just magically cracking randomly on their own.. That is completely absurd.

In all my years of owning anything with a screen period. I have never once heard of a screen magically cracking by itself.. Now that I think about that.
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IcicleTrepan  +   934d ago
for those that disagree with my comment regarding the cracked screen, has an article about it from Feb 26, 2013. Perhaps they've resolved the issue in new iterations of hardware but I'd want to be sure before buying one personally.
Hicken  +   934d ago
Hmm... launch day Vita here. Dropped a few times on concrete. Some light scratches. Not even a hint of a crack.

I know (personally) roughly a dozen or so others with Vitas. No screen cracks. Especially not of the spontaneous variety.

Yeah. I remember that article. Guess you weren't really paying attention to it, though, as even in the article, he states it as more of a personal issue, including adding video of other people just dropping theirs with no problem.

So yeah, good job blowing that out of proportion.
porkChop  +   935d ago
Interesting. He makes a childish comment about no one having a Vita, yet the game is going to the Wii U? Last time I checked the Vita has far outsold the Wii U.

And this guy must be a moron, he just directly shit on an important market for Namco. Does he expect people to go buy God Eater and any other Namco Vita games after that?
PopRocks359  +   935d ago
The last figure someone showed me, and do correct me if this is incorrect, of sales was Vita at 4.5 million and Wii U just under 4 million. And that's based on, what, a yearlong head start that Vita had over Wii U?

I wouldn't really call that "far outsold" it that's the case, but whatever. Neither one is necessarily selling fantastically, but it seems with the release of a new game (Toukiden for Vita and Pikmin 3 for Wii U) sales have managed to go from awful to less awful for both systems.
GribbleGrunger  +   935d ago
Vita: 5.3 million
Wiiu: 3.2 million

But that's besides the point. He's just saying something that he knows will resonate with the general perception but it's going to bite him in the ass eventually. The Vita has a solid fanbase of enthusiasts that are forming communities across the web. It's the 'cool' handheld to own regardless of it's small install base. That install base will eventually grow and more people will be scratching their heads at the ludicrous claims of it having 'no games'.
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OldGirl  +   935d ago
I think it is a little over 5 million now for Vita. Still isn't a huge difference just throwing that out there.

Edit: Gribble beat me to it.
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demonsoul  +   935d ago
LOL! Fact is Vita is already 5.360million and Wii U is only 3.2 million Don't be so delusional going in for 4 million already when it doesn't. Keep Dreaming :D. Lately Vita is Outselling Wii U WorldWide .
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Dj7FairyTail  +   935d ago
Wii U is above 3.6m

Vita worldwide numbers arent given.

It between 4.5m - 5.2m
Dj7FairyTail  +   935d ago
uh that Namco EU not JP or US. Who have a Vita in EU. There hardly any news for EU.
demonsoul  +   935d ago
lol no!

Total vita sales: 5,371,598
Total Wii U sales: 3,243,363
That is the fact ;)
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Dj7FairyTail  +   934d ago
As of March 2013

Wii U
Hardware: 3.45 miilion units / Software: 13.42

vgChartz GIVE ESTIMATES not Accurate Numbers
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HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   935d ago
PS Vita in my opinion is great device I just think Sony is not doing a great job with marketing.
porkChop  +   935d ago
They're not even marketing it, that's one of the big problems. They've pretty much sent the Vita out to die. They had a perfect opportunity to help the Vita at E3 but they hardly touched it. Their excuse was that they were focusing on PS4. That's fine, but when you have a system failing you cannot just dump it to focus on another one. That's unacceptable. You need to at least try to support both.
xxPillsxx  +   935d ago
Still, E3 means Electronic Entertainment Expo, that means a place mainly to show off your new devices, and yet people always think it's a place to show your games, but still, they still show off games in the E3 booth, look at Vita's E3 booth, it got 35 high rating indie games so it's not totally abandon at E3.
I think there is a chance they will focus more on Vita in Gamescom. Now that they have showed almost everything about PS4 Gamescom they will just be showing games, so it's no harm to take 15 to 30 minutes to show games for PS Vita.
But yeah, they don't seem to be trying to market it at all
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Thehyph  +   934d ago
My money is on Gamescom. Teasing from Sony aside, if they don't put a real push behind Vita before ps4 launch, they probably wouldn't be able to properly try again until next summer or later. News coverage of next gen rapidly changes (at least the majority of) from hype and marketing to sales numbers, stocking stuffers, shortages and reviews once that release date goes by. One exception I can think of would be a heavily discounted sale or bundle for black Friday, though I still don't think that would move units like building the hype now.
iceman06  +   934d ago
Both??? They really had to show support for 3 systems. That is really difficult to do in a 2 hour show that HAD to somewhat focus on a new console. I believe that the Vita will get similar treatment to PSP. It was sent out to the languished a bit...then renewed efforts were placed on both marketing and games...then a price cut...then the mass market. Sony is still trying to figure out how to fight the battle in the handheld space. They know that Nintendo is pretty much "untouchable", but every bit of marketshare counts. Sony will provide more support for the Vita, they have to. The real question becomes how patient will early adopters be in waiting for that support?
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wishingW3L  +   935d ago
flagged as spam, 200+ likes?
Williamson  +   935d ago
"Who has a PS vita by the way" I do and its a fantastic device! Best handeheld Ive ever owned due to it being comfortable, giving console like games, and having a second stick.
Dj7FairyTail  +   935d ago
do you live in Europe because that Namco EU.
PsychOff  +   935d ago
Ok? And..?
Firan  +   935d ago
Hmm.. I've always wondered about this "giving console like games". What makes a game console or handheld like? Is it just the graphics or maybe something else entirely? Not trying to bash Vita or whatever, I'm just curious.
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Williamson  +   934d ago
Well IMO its the experience which consists of similar gameplay, controls, and graphics to an extent. Playing Uncharted golden abyss on the vita gave the same experience as the ps3 games, and at times felt like I was playing on a ps3. A lot of other games do the same such as AC liberation, gravity rush, wipeout, need for speed,P4G, rayman origins.
Firan  +   934d ago
Fair enough. I would say most of those games you listed resemble modern console games while Nintendo handhelds usually get more oldschool games.

Man I really hope Sony can make me want a Vita sooner than later. So far it has some nice games but there hasn't been any real system sellers for me. Which is a shame since I really liked what PSP offered to me.
demonsoul  +   935d ago
Thumb These F _ _ ckers Down. Namco shows it's Immaturity -_-
TwilightSparkle  +   935d ago
I dont have one but when ps4 comes you can be damn sure ill have one
dcj0524  +   935d ago
This is literally exactly the same thing with the psp. At first iymt sales like expired milk and then it rapidly increases in momentum.
mike32UK  +   935d ago
What have they even done that's worth playing in recent memory? Trash talking Platforms is not cool, this isn't 2007
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wishingW3L  +   935d ago
the last good Tales game was Vesperia....
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goldwyncq  +   935d ago
Not unless it's called Xbox One, apparently.
tiffac008  +   935d ago
I am more surprised that the account handler (for the official Bamco EU account) didn't think his comments through before posting.
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JohnS1313  +   935d ago
One more reason to hate Namco. Whoever that moron is they must have worked at Microsoft. They seem to say things Microsoft employees would say. The Vita is doing fine. It has a lot of great games. When the PS4 comes out the Vita will do even better. Namco should fire that idiot.
boybato  +   935d ago
Would anyone happen to know the sales figures between sega racing transformed between wiiu and vita?

Niway guys do not overeact as the xomment was clearly a tasteless joke derived from the games title.
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lucidity  +   934d ago
Namco-Bandai shouldn't really be casting stones re: relevance.
He's certainly not wrong. 3DS is the best handheld out and has been for quite some time. Vita may have had an ok launch but it's slipping and has no games.
Hanso  +   934d ago
you are wrong troll
Vita has a lot of games already
Protagonist  +   934d ago
You are on N4G, yet you claim the PS Vita has no games?

How Ignorant can one choose to be!

Nintendo fanboys are the worst.
maniac76  +   934d ago
If it werent for the indies vita wouls have huge inbetweens of the huge least rerelease psp games with real vita controls.not sub control options lol.its all good thi.u can use vita for that youztube lmfao
Spontogical  +   934d ago
Does it really matter? It seems like whenever someone in a company makes a comment of any form online - it is seen as a big thing = when usually these are the conversations that occur in our day to day lives.

Sometimes I think people forget that businesses are not entities or deity's from heaven, but real people who have shitty opinions on everything just like the rest of us.

Move on.
Sephiroushin  +   933d ago
Yes it do matter, a company, before anything else MUST have a good image, so that means no assholes in it... A company should never choose X or Y when it's working for both X and Y, stupid comment can piss of X fanbase or Y fanbase and that can limit your sales so it do matter....

"Sometimes I think people forget that businesses are not entities or deity's from heaven, but real people who have shitty opinions on everything just like the rest of us."

No, just no; it's not about saints from heaven or w/e it is about the kind of jobe you has, especially when there are customers involved ( source of companies money ) if you'll joke in your work when you're not a clown then quit all together and do not take the job its not for you, its like me working as a Doctor when I am an Engineer; or joking about stuff from my job... shitty comments that can damage the image of a company should never be made public and whoever made them public should pay the price!
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Spontogical  +   932d ago
Ok, I guess I can see where you're coming from now tbh.
MoveTheGlow  +   934d ago
That was just an unprofessional move. Game companies thrive on their fans, and some of them are bound to be Sony gamers exclusively. I know that a lot of back-office discussion might focus on ROI when making a Vita version of a game (but WiiU? Really?), but come on - you already made the PS3 version, and you scaled it down for 3DS. It can't be that tough or expensive to do.
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GraveLord  +   934d ago
There are actually more Vita owners out there than Wii U owners even in America where Adventure Land is popular with the kids.
E2S  +   934d ago
Would Namco be what it is without Sony? Doubtful.
supergravity  +   934d ago
smart move dbag, way to improve your companies position with the playstation fanbase. speaking of relevancy yours has been on the decline for quite sometime, but that was a cheapshot, i loved ridge racer on my psone...
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