Andriasang: Media Create reports today that PlayStation Vita's twenty launch titles combined for 300,000 unit sales in the system's first week of release (covering, in Vita's case, just the 17th and 18th).
I don't get how attach rates can be lower than 1 at launch. Did people seriously but it with no games?
Remember all games release digitally too, doubt there is anyway to track those sales unless Sony or the publishers release the data.
going all digital myself, its a super saver
@newmonday - what about when you get sick of the game and want to trade or sell it? Or what if you cousin calls you to borrow one of your DL games?
And with that said, a year or so ago there was an incident where sony finally just stopped releasing figures or something to that effect with NPD. Remember the days of inaccurate VGchartz?
@MAiKU That would be every day iirc.
That's like buying a prostitute and no condom, wheres the fun.
Don't forget digital sales, especially since they are 40% cheaper than buying at retail. It is almost like buying 2 for the price of one in comparison to a retail purchase! As an example, if I just spent £270 on a Vita (£230 on a Vita and another £30 on a memory card and £10 on a case), I can either spend: 1) £70 in retail buying Uncharted and Modnation or 2) £42 on the PSN store for Uncharted and Modnation It would only make sense to buy it digitally unless money wasn't an issue. Another thing to note would be Playstation Mini's, psx and PSN games people already have. I can buy no games and have a ton of games imported from my PSN account that I got for free thanks to PS+.
Jesus H Christ! next up: the Vita is too shiny
They shouldn't report news because you don't like it?? Thats less than 1 game per system sold, granted digital sales aren't counted in this case and will probably account to half the total sales or more considering their attractive pricing but as it stands these numbers aren't term encouraging. Let's not forget that SONY make the bulk of their profit off of software when it comes to gaming.
@PSPEE And you feed them by acting like a Sony hater. That doesn't help the situation either! Help the situation by not escalating things.
I am sure a lot of the people that bought the Vita are probably buying their games digitally with the exception of importers. Sony said digital downloads have exceeded their expectations so digital downloads are probably taking off better than we can think. I know of three games I am buying at launch for my PSV but I am not buying any hard copies. I am buying them all digital. Does that mean my sale doesn't count in the software charts? They probably wont show up on the software charts but I know that I have bought games for it and that's all that matters.
Why would that be the exception? Digital downloads are cheaper than retail--and WAY cheaper for importers.
in the long run it is, but at the time of the purchase you also need to include the price of the memory card, so depending on the size of card some people could be spending over $350 and just have 1 game, so its understandable that the attach rate at 1st might not be so big, not everyone can spend $400+ dollars at lunch
The price of the memory card shouldn't be attached to software value, it should be added on to hardware value. Whether you import or not, you really NEED to buy a memory card for the Vita. If you can't play music, movies, view images, play PS1 or PSP games... you're barely using any of the functionality.
Bad news guys for us eu uk people gravity rush psn only. Looks like i will have to import it hopefully from america that's if they have a hardcopy http://blog.eu.playstation....
I don't understand that though. Granted, it'll be cheaper, but why can't they just do a hard copy like they have in Japan?
Well here we go with the doom articles the system barely a week old give it more time to see the results for God sake
I'm going all digital. :) I don't like even having the option to sell my games. It's too tempting when I'm broke. That's part of why I love Steam so much. I've been downloading some PS3 games on the network lately, too. I'd love lower prices though. The store I work at sells used games WAY cheaper than GameStop, so I'm used to much lower prices.
A 32GB memory card is over $100
32GB $99.99 http://www.1up.com/news/vit... i try to help people and i get disagree not that i care but there is a disagree troll hear lol
Not when Sandisk gets ahold of them. ;) Trust me. The prices will go down soon enough.
Forgot to post this before. More bad news for us eu uk people no 32gb ps vita memory cards. Looks like i have to import that too http://blog.eu.playstation....
You've already posted this. That does suck I do agree, I want a hard copy of that game and that 32gb memory card. I'll settle for a 16gb I suppose :(
Well it makes sense, there was a story about Vita download sales exceeding expectations. Combine that with this news and...*shrug* there you have the reason
Damn it sucks that the 32GB won't be available here. Oh well it's 16GBs for me then and instead of just Touch my Katamari it will be Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom, SuperStardust Delta and Katamari for ne at launch then. Im going all digital this gen. XperiaRay
*16 and 32gb cards have sold very well in Japan. *Sony says digital purchases are higher than expected. *Phisical copies sell lower than expected. It's obvious that a LOT of people are downloading instead of buying games in store.
These doom and gloom articles about the Vita are getting on my nerves.It's no different from articles here on N4G proclaiming the PSP as a failure when it went on to sell north of 70 million units.
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