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Can PlayStation Vita Succeed Where 3DS Failed?

Apparently, Sony (NYSE: SNE ) hasn't gotten the message that Nintendo (OTC: NTDOY) is sending that the portable handheld gaming market really isn't what it used to be.

Ignoring the fact that the only way that Nintendo is able to boost sales is through massive price cuts, Sony is charging forward with its own "next generation" machine, the PlayStation Vita. The handheld will debut on Dec. 17 in Japan, while those in the U.S. and Europe will have to wait until next year.

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Community2276d ago
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Misterhbk2276d ago

Here's the article all summed up;

"the vita cost too much so it's gonna fail."

They could have tried harder than that. The 3DS had a slow start but I think it's safe to say that it's far from a failure. The Vita will be just fine, and it certainly will not fail.

Wintersun6162276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

Totally agree with you. A slow start doesn't necessarily mean failure. PS3 had a slow start, and it's not a failure. Also I think it's safe to say that the best is yet to come for the 3DS as far as games go, and good games usually mean good sales. While it's not selling as well as was expected, it's definitely not a failure. And neither will Vita fail, with such impressive line of games and features it's getting. And 250 for Vita is very cheap IMO. I'm getting sick and tired of these doom & gloom articles.

cpayne932275d ago

First everyone was saying that the vita was gonna be 400, then everyone said it was great when it turned out to be 250. But now its like its too high again, when really its just right for what you get.

UltraVegito2276d ago

I think that both the 3DS and Vita will succeed.And the price of the vita is a steal with what your getting....and the 3ds is showing signs of recovery from it's slow start.Gezz can't we ever have a "they're both gonna do great" article than a " Doom and gloom article" about the 3DS And Vita :/

MasterCornholio2276d ago

Me too i am sick of it as well.

MasterCornholio2276d ago (Edited 2276d ago )

So they attack the Vita because the 3DS failed to have massive sales at 250 euros. LOL this is just to funny.

Sony will not have the same problem as Nintendo because they already justified the 250 euro price tag with great games and a powerful handheld.

supremacy2275d ago

All Sony has to do is market this thing well and it will do just fine.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi2275d ago

I think it's a bit too soon to call the 3DS a failure. Though I do think the vita will be more successful (or at least should be)

gano2274d ago

these articles are starting to make me feel stupid
and it's just the headline.
I'm buying both so.....next.