Sony’s PS Vita has been marginalized by Nintendo’s 3DS over the past two years. Let’s take a look at 3 big reasons that the console flopped.
The Vita failed? Smh here we go.
"the loss of third-party support, the higher price, the less appealing hardware features, and the lack of full backwards compatibility -- Sony has tried to sweep the PS Vita under the rug." Whatever brah, meanwhile im enjoying my PsVita games(wich also include most of my psp games), that's what really matter. even if the 3ds is a giant fad, it wont make the ps vita less appealing for me.
I agree the vita isnt a failure yet but the 3ds is a "fad"? What does that even mean? The system has achieved success through a steady stream of system sellers. Before that it was selling like shit, the 3ds is far from a fad.
FAD=an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, like the wii "fad"(everyone and its mother got the wii)
Lol i like how you left off the part that made you look condescending. Full def: Fad: an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, esp. one that is short-lived and without basis in the object's qualities; a craze. By your definition anything remotely successful is a fad... the 3ds earned its success is my point. The wii was a fad, 3ds is just a good system with good software
if it make you happy.
Say it to my face!
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the 3DS is no fad, its nothing like the Wii... The Wii sold on the novelty of its motion controller... the 3DS TRIED to be a fad based on the 3D and it failed, nobody cared about 3D... then the games started rolling and now its selling well simply because it has a great library with something for everyone in it
Many people still do not get it, well here is something many have not thought about, and yet Sony done it before. but this time they have a platform product name that leads upto it's ultimate Goal.. a playstation in every living room of your House. Example: Sony has a Plan for the PSVita TV and take a look at this and see if you can guess what that plan is.... https://www.youtube.com/wat... Hint: they have done it before, and i think they will do it again. Now the Tv Line can be unified into playstation Also! the Component cost's are much cheaper, and the size is small enough that adding an internal or external Playstation Vita TV box to the TV as a Bundle would in effect be cheaper to do. Why just worry about getting a playstation into only a Livingroom? Put A PLAYSTATION in pretty much every room in your house! that a TV would Go into. but do it at a cost effective Price point! the psvita is not designed to the mobile market the way nintendo does with its mobile platforms. AGAIN: Do you see Nintendo making a 3DS system into a Micro-console? That is a very clear No! Unlike Nintendo Sony has indeed made the PSVita as also a Micros-Console the fact that they released it so quickly means they already had this very idea from the start. Despite these "SONY IS GOING TO DROP THE PSVita" or its a flop or failed product line, it seems many are in such a hurry to write off any platform so quickly, that many cannot see the forest for the trees.
I don't know, but Vita seems to be more like a niche hardware than anything else. I really enjoyed my time with Rainbow Moon, all the Atelier plus versions, P4, New Little King's Story, Gravity Rush, Ragnarok Odyssey and now I'm having fun with Sorcery Saga and gonna start Ys right after I finish it. Really, how have it failed if it appeal to a large crowd of people who cares for those games? The market isn't all about selling more than your competitors, but having sales that pays for the costs and turn it all in profit.
I'm not hating on you in any way but maaaaan, you don't have UGA in your collection? Or do you?
Looks like a biased moron wrote an article. Good job, OP! /s
LOL at my disagrees. It hasn't failed...
It needs more games and not to be advertised as a remote play device.
@LoliconMaster "It needs more games and not to be advertised as a remote play device." What does it really matter if its advertised as a remote play device? it still does not take away form the fact its still also a mobile game handheld! Sony has over 4 platforms now that they have to put resources into and get development's team sizes and promote, they do not have this surplus of cash reserve's. but on the same token, sony Playstation Portable concept is not like it was for the PSP! its designed, to the market as a "platform" that once again is not just built as only "just a mobile game handheld" its a platform to be built from the ground up for a Eco system. Once again Nintendo: Does not make Smartphones Does not make game's for smartphones Does not make the 3DS into Micro-Console Does not make 3DS game distribution channel distribution for Smartphone and Tablets Sony on the other hand does all those thing's More and More games are being made for the PSVita hell Unity 3D game engine just released this month for it.
What a stupid article. These things should have been mentioned. 1) Memory cards are way too much $. 2) Lack of advertising. 3) Stupid name 4) Not showing free Vita games or allowing to download them on the PS4.
I love my Vita, and enjoy playing it on a regular basis. I'm very excited for Borderlands 2, and the rest of the games that will come with the increase in install base.
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