Since yesterdays launch of the Borderlands 2 Vita Slim Bundle several retailers have sold out of stock.
That's good to know and hear.
PS fan here ... We'll see a spike in sales, that's a certainty but it will rapidly decline in sales two or three weeks later. What I'm interested in finding out is the new average AFTER the spike. Japan is doing fine, Europe could be better and America is yet to see any significant sales. If Sony can raise the average in America to between 10k - 12k and in Europe 15k - 20k then that would be just dandy. Either way, the Vita is just fine and will continue to sell and grow every year. Of course a price drop at E3 on both the Vita and the memory cards, coupled with a decent advertising campaign, could lead to those averages being 10k -15k higher in both territories. I've got NO idea how Borderlands will effect sales in Japan when it releases there.
Same could be said for my redheaded step child that is the WiiU haha!
Dude ... Minecraft.That's the kind of game PS Vita needs.
The Vita price is fine. $200 for the device is very affordable. Memory cards however, needs another price drop ASAP!
As much as I would really love the PS Vita to be selling "like hotcakes", I'm pretty sure the reality is that the retailers didn't order a lot of stock to begin with. In any case, I'm glad consumer demand exceeded expectations.
@theshonen8899 I expect you are correct, I find it hard to believe retailers would suddenly decide the massively increase their stock of Vitas. Yes it's a good sign that they sold out but it's far too early to say whether this will have any lasting impact.
Do hotcakes really sell that well? Hmm.. Also, yes, I hope Sony has something planned for the Vita at E3. Some additional effort from them in the handheld department would.....please me.
Vite deserves these sales, now Sony, bring us more exclusives!
Good stuff. Wonder if it will receive a similar reaction in Europe. I really hope Sony get a Minecraft bundle set up as I can see that selling like hotcakes as well.
Especially if they give it a custom Minecraft blocky paint job. Maybe shades of green like the creepers?
Who the hell disagreed with you? A creeper faceplate would be brilliant!
Haters gon hate. Great idea btw..
Yeah, that's a awesome idea. A whole Minecraft bundle like this would do great (creeper imprinted on the back touchpad 'n' all): http://i1-news.softpedia-st...
Yeah I don't get the disagrees lol. When someone thinks of Minecraft they likely think of Creepers, and a Creeper Vita would look amazing. And yeah dodgemoose, it should also be printed on the touchpad.
Basically I was thinking something like this, just threw this together in PS. http://oi58.tinypic.com/zis...
Nice accomplishment Sony
Oh shit, this could be big.
How well it's actually selling depends on the size of the shipments, but I'm really hoping these were large ones. The Vita really needs sales right now to bring in interest from AAA 3rd parties.
Would had sold better if it was an exclusive and new borderlands
what wrong with wanting Vita to have more exclusives, new and original games. I own a Vita. Exclusives drives handheld systems.
agree, i love borderlands 2 but i already played on ps3, cant wait for gravity rush 2 though
I read some of your comments your absolutely bashing the vita, so why come here?
Great! Why aren't they marketing it?
I didn't know it had been released.
How many did they send to the stores?
That's the problem with assuming sales were huge because there is no stock. I'm sure it will do well its first week, but I don't know about after that. Some marketing would probably help.
PS Vita marketing is terrible, Ive never seen a TV advert and in stores its always just blending in on the shelves. No wonder I didn't know about this, didn't even know there was a slim.
Marketing for Tearaway was massive here in Aus.
IM in the UK and the Vita has had virtually no promotion here. Not enough for the average consumer like myself to notice anyway.
It was? I live in Australia and have yet to see one advertisement on TV for it?
@ClownSyndr0me I'm from the UK too and whilst I agree that the marketing is poor, I have seen many adverts for the Vita, most recently Invizimals. The advertising is easily more prevalent on or around children's TV but I have seen the Vita on primetime ITV and Sky Sports. PlayStation UK also sponsored The Simpson's on Sky One for a while. For more news you should keep any eye on my site, The Vita Lounge. ;) On topic, it's easy to get carried away here. We simply do not know how many units we are talking about - the Vita has been selling abysmally in North America, I'm sure Sony didn't think that they would stock up on large quantities of 2000's. We will have to wait until we get the NPD figures to know how effective this has been.
Ahh, well theyre not doing a good job of advertising as theyre not reaching a very wide audience. I watch a fair bit of TV, go out around town alot etc and while I cant say Ive never seen PS Vita advertised none have ever grabbed my attention enough to remember them. Its not like Im not interested either, I notice advertisements for PS4, X1 and 3DS everywhere!
Good, the vita needs to take off. It's an awesome handheld that deserves to stick around another 5 years
Selling out of stock without knowing how much was in stock =/= selling like hotcakes So stupid.
I just want the game, I already have a Vita lol
While I can't speak for all stores I went looking in my area (Massachusetts about 30 minutes outside boston) and the three Walmart two targets and four gamestops I called were all sold-out but only had 1 unit per store. Kmart and sears decided not to stock it anymore period citing poor sales Movement in the past and have discontinued anything Vita related (explains the clearance vita memory cards and cases at the local kmart)
Hmmmmmm hot cake
The Vita is the best designed handheld ever made. Period. It just needs more triple A titles (E.g. GTA San Andreas Stories for the west and a new Monster Hunter for Japan), memory card price drop and more aggressive marketing. C'mon Sony...
RockStar haven't even mentioned Vita, but imagine they making a Getaway for the Vita. Getaway will sell so Awesome, like when the PSP sold GTA amazing in a blink of an eye.
Yes. The Getaway needs a comeback on the Vita. It needs an open world crime drama.
wasnt expecting that but its good to hear.. I was thinking about getting the game but i already have it so its prolly not worth it
All I can guess is that developers are hesitant to make dedicated games for it because the vita isn't selling good enough. Its such an amazing machine and deserves to have more true exclusives like golden abyss. Ports like FF X-X2 and Injustice are nice but they aren't reason enough to buy a vita.
Good to hear good Vita news.
Man I really need to go pick up one of these bundles
doubt many were actually sent to retailers. Gonna pick it up for by the end of this month tho
It's a shame the handheld doesn't have more must have titles really..THe handheld itself is the pinnacle of how a handheld should be designed but 85% of the Vita Library is ports,Indies,or games that exist in superior version elsewhere....Oh and PS1 classics that everyone with an android device just emulates on the go anyways. As far as true unique Vita games exclusive to the Device i can name perhaps...5 That interest me? Where as i currently own 40 Games for my 3DS (Physical games not downloads or old NES classics etc) And for the record i'm a 32 year old married man not a young one clinging to Nintendo Dogs the game or something. Hopefully Sony gets their act together at E3 as i love sony...my PS4 is my primary console as was my PS3 last gen...PS2 before that...PSP in the last handheld Gen i preferred to the DS...and so on.
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