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Nintendo: PS Vita Sales Don't Suggest That They’ve Found Something That we Haven't Discovered

You already know of Reggie Fils-Aime saying “meh” (and Shuhei’s response) when it comes to the PlayStation 4′s launch titles, with the Nintendo of America’s President adding how “we’ve got Zelda. We’ve got Mario. We’ve got Donkey Kong.”

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Hatsune-Miku1564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

Sony could say the same about the wii u. The government should investigate Nintendo and the wii u because it's a bomb. Lifetime sales will be about 10million. Wii u hasnt shifted a million units this year. Ps4 will outsell wii u this year or within two full months

Bundi1564d ago

3DS to Vita ratio is 6:1 worldwide. That there is horrendously hilarious. Nintendo have plenty of room to speak on the matter.
What's the PS4 to Wii U ratio? Why should Sony been bring up home consoles when the interview was about handhelds?

MrMister1564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

@Bundi:

Hold on a second there mate,

Have you ANY idea what the ratio of PS3-to-Wii U's sold are in the entire time that Wii U has been available? Considering that PS3 is an aging system well beyond the 5 year point, it still embarrasses the Wii U in sheer sales in the past year. You would think sales would die off, but the PS3 is stronger than ever despite the fact that anyone who would have already wanted it, probably already bought it before Wii U came out. So don't go there, because the Wii U's sales are a joke--even compared to 360, which hasn't had a meaningful exclusive in YEARS (except for Halo and Forza repeats).

Trust me, the Wii U is a non-issue for the PS4. The PS3 alone is wiping the floor with the Wii U, leaving room for the PS4 to focus on tackling real Next-Gen competition (technologically) = The Xbox One.

So don't start.

j-blaze1564d ago

@ MrMister

Wii U is doing fine, the console is new and still have to complete its first year cycle, ps3 did worse in its first year, so i suggest you wait before putting ps3 and Wii U head to head

NewMonday1564d ago

one thing that worked out for the Vita is the very high attach rate

in Japan Vita games are frequently in the top10, and Conception2 a new multi-platform release sold more on the Vita than the 3DS

and Indy devs keep saying how Vita is the highest selling platform for them

TheHierarchy1564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

just add an S and you get Vista.....and that's how you get families worried. anything starting with a V and ends with an A is jinxed.

Misaka_x_Touma1564d ago

To make Vita feel better by bringing Wii U.
It coming logic thrown around lately when every Vita being compared to 3DS in sales.

mistertwoturbo1564d ago

"Wii U is doing fine"

Seriously???

Anybody that thinks it's doing fine is living in their own world. It's doing horrendous by any console sale standards. 160,000 in 3 months is terrible :(

Kingthrash3601564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

@ misaka

^^ nin fans do the same when people bring up the wiiu...always a vita comment but truth be told the vita sold more than the wiiu.

on topic Nintendo wasnt saying this before a 3ds price cut imagine if they waited a year and a half like sony did with the vita. they would be looking worse that the vita.
they didnt do anything but sell a cheap kids handheld...wtf is 3d bit a gimmick....nobody cares for 3d not even Nintendo (2ds)....what new ips have they had? the vita had things like gravity rush & soul sacrifice...its the price that matters....thats why the wii was such a huge success and the wiiu is a flop so far. thats why ps3 almost lost to 360 and thats why ps4 will out sell x1 from the gates....also why Nintendo chose to drop its prices on the wiiu ps3 &360 are 200$ and wiiu was just 50$ under ps4....in the red zone.

smh ..sometimes these wars have no level of intelligence.

adorie1563d ago (Edited 1563d ago )

After a price cut, the 3ds really took off. The Vita barely got a price cut after more than a year out, how long did it take for the 3ds to receive a price cut?

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ritsuka6661564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

The government should investigate Nintendo and the wii u because it's a bomb.''

Wow,you not get tired of trolling in all articles of Nintendo?? SHM. Anyways,Sony just doesn't have a clue what to do with the Vita, other than being a add-on for the PS4.

listenkids1564d ago

The simple facts behind Nintendo handheld success, is children. It's aimed at children, as are the games, and parents purchase for their kids.

Vita isn't primarily for kids with many mature games, it's main age group struggle with money that their parents aren't there to give. Simple.

As for those above saying Wii u is fine, hasn't ps4 and xone preorders already outsold?

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Paytaa1563d ago

Sony and Microsoft have a good clue on next-gen in the console market. PS4 and Xbox One will decimate the Wii U. The Wii has been selling better than the Wii U which is pretty bad. Plus Nintendo relies on franchises that are almost 30 years old still. They need to bring out something fresh.

PSNintyGamer1564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

And the Vita isn't a bomb?

One failing console outselling another failing console ones does not equal a successful console. Also have you not forgotten that Sony's been combining PSP numbers with Vita's?

Besides why are you bringing a console into a hand-held discussion?

KonsoruMasuta1564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

But this discussion is about handhelds. It's no secret that the 3DS is outselling the Vita right now.

The Vita is also a bomb.

3-4-51563d ago

All Nintendo is saying is that in the end, Games matter more than Hardware.

Nintendo knows Vita is the better handheld in terms of specs, they won't debate that, but they give a different kind of value with the touch screen, dual screen, and the games they offer.

Both handhelds are really good.

AbortMission1563d ago

"The government should investigate Nintendo and the wii u because it's a bomb"

Lol that's pretty clever and funny.

Infamous2981563d ago (Edited 1563d ago )

Is it me or Nintendo are becoming more annoying day after day.

BullyMangler1563d ago

lol sales = caca

Nintendo is sony's daddy.

get over it. (:

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GreenRanger1564d ago

I think he completely overlooked the fact that Remote Play on the Vita is designed to be used with the PS4, not the PS3, so it's not going to affect sales at this point in time.

zeal0us1564d ago

Oh lord how long before the Nintendo and Sony fans be at each other throats.

GreenRanger1564d ago

Sit back, relax, and grab some cop porn...er..I mean pop corn.

majiebeast1564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

Soccer moms/pensioners dont participate in the console wars.

BlackWolf1564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

*Watching the first comments*
And it has started... Again...

coolasj1564d ago

You mean how long has it been? It's almost nostalgic.

Jaqen_Hghar1564d ago

A man loves Nintendo for classic platforming and local MP goodness but loves Sony even more for their fresh IP every gen and even late in the gen, online model (free games constantly and stability), controller, and steady stream of SP focused games.

schlanz1563d ago

Why can't we be friends. ..

I love Sony and Nintendo.. I have a Wii, PS3, 3DS, and PSP. I'll eventually get a Wii U, a PS4, and a Vita. Nintendo and Sony support their systems with enough first party games to justify their purchase.

I can't say the same for another system manufacturer.

TheDivine1563d ago

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MORTAL KOMBAT!!!

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yellowgerbil1564d ago

the thing is, sony markets to older people. older people are the ones driving the cars, they aren't the ones in the backseat to be entertained by portable gaming.
If I am away from home that means
A I'm at work
B I'm at the store buying essentials
C I am at families or friends
Not really a good time for gaming.

Sony really needs to market younger for the handheld. Knack shouldn't of been a PS4 game, it should of been a vita game, that is the type of game kids would care about and maybe get them interested in something besides their gameboys.

porkChop1564d ago

Gonna have to agree with that, Knack really should have been a Vita game. I'm surprised that there isn't at least a Vita version in addition to the PS4 game. Very odd.

tubers1563d ago

Interesting.

Knack would've been more interesting as a PSV exclusive sometime after Tearaway's release.

AbortMission1563d ago

Why are you cuing yourself Lol

PSNintyGamer1563d ago

Really, Did I say anything sucks or Nintendo fails or anything like that?