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‘We hoped for higher Vita sales’ – Sony

Speaking to Play magazine, PlayStation UK managing director Fergal Gara reveals that Vita sales haven't met internal expectations and that Vita is unlikely to surpass sales of the PSP. “Being open and honest, I think we would have hoped for higher sales,” he said.

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PrivateRyan1350d ago

As long as the indie games keep coming, I'm happy with my Vita

OlgerO1350d ago (Edited 1350d ago )

Vita might not be a sales wonder, but it has its market and can be profitable in its own way. I love using remote play in bed before sleeping

TheKayle11350d ago (Edited 1350d ago )

na it cost too much to produce...isnt profitable at all and will never be..

it lost the train

Team_Litt1350d ago

You bought you "oh so powerful most capable handheld" for indie games? :/

from the beach1350d ago

This.

The line about Vita being 'great for indie games' is extremely offputting to me - surely people who say that are underselling this machine massively?

Anyway, surprisingly candid interview..

PrivateRyan1350d ago

The games are good. The controls are good. I don't see why it matters tbh - I'm not going to be snooty about indie games as long as I'm enjoying myself.

PrimeGrime1350d ago (Edited 1350d ago )

Really? People are going as far as dictating what a person should enjoy to play on a handheld they purcashed with their own money? This is a joke right?

You people have some pretty legit problems if what a person enjoys playing on a Vita bothers you..

What is utterly offputting is this whole misconception that indie games are trash and belong no where and that apparently the only games the PS Vita has are indie games. So freaking what if the Vita gets a ton of indie support. So people supporting a system is a bad thing now? The only way that would be bad thing is if you simply hate indies for whatever moronic reason.

Sony gets so much flack for wanting to support indie developers.. No one else does..

Sick and tired of people acting like there are no games to play on the PS Vita also. I play it every single day along with my other consoles. I am sorry you people are just so close minded and have such a poor imagination that barely any games appeal to you.

You'd be surprised if you actually owned a Vita and played many of its game, just maybe you might actually end up enjoying them. I just find it hard to believe anyone who says these things about the Vita has ever owned one let alone tried the games on it.. Maybe you did buy it but you are like most people and instead listen to others instead of trying out something for yourself.

You know I am not going to act all high and mighty either about this because I was an ass once too and I used to think when I was a young that PC was so superior and nothing was worth playing unless it was on PC.. How dumb I was then. Unfortunately some people just aren't capable of ever growing up or looking at themselves realizing how stupid they were being.

I'm not by any means saying it is perfect no gaming machine is but the way people make the Vita seem is so over exaggerated. Maybe that would have flown when it was first released but not anymore.

PrimeGrime1350d ago

Absolutely ludicrous you even have to justify enjoying indie games.. Play what ever damn games you want, you don't have to justify it to anyone. It isn't like they bought the PS Vita for you.

TheOrder18861350d ago

Just let Rockstar bring a new Grand Theft Auto for the PS Vita.

rhcpfan1350d ago

Would the development costs be justified? Easier said than done.

hulk_bash19871350d ago (Edited 1350d ago )

If Sony would help with some development cost I'm pretty sure they would be more than happy to develop one. It would be a win-win for both companies. Sony, make this happen asap.

e-p-ayeaH1350d ago

San andreas is avaiable for the android why not PS Vita?

vazurahan1350d ago

GTA V will do. Since it can run games like Borderlands 2, it doesn't need anymore half-assed low budget spin-offs just like the PSP.

e-p-ayeaH1350d ago (Edited 1350d ago )

yeah but developement costs are higher that way PS Vita isnt exacly a console with high demand quite the opposite actually.

vazurahan1350d ago

That's why a GTAV port is cheaper than creating an exclusive GTA for it.

ninjahunter1350d ago

Haha, developers are happy on vita since all their games sell quite a bit compared to development costs. Buuuuutttt, that aint the case for sony themselves.

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