Sony Computer Entertainment Japan CEO Hiroshi Kawano spoke briefly about PlayStation Vita sales during a press conference for Gung Ho Entertainment's Ragnarok Odyssey yesterday.
They better. Especially considering retail failed your expectations.
Reading stuff on the internet if you know were to look hackers are very close to hacking the PS Vita..and CFW can come sooner then expected one hacker said that the sony changed the keys or somthing but likes a challenge.
"Especially considering retail failed your expectations" Obviously you can't read Sony are really pleased how well PSV has done, it's just silly articles and people like you believing them who think that the PSV has "failed"
Only 72k sold in d 1st full week that too at at loss!? R u f**king kidding me?? Those are the worst launch numbers i've heard for Sony in Japan nd no matter hw much they say they are pleased they should be feeling the pain financially somewhere.
Despite the second week drop (which always happens), the Vita had the second most successful Japanese launch in Sony's history in the gaming industry. It dropped on average with all their other systems. Fail?? Nahh, son.
Let the naysayers whine, it's their job. Can't wait to pick up my Vita.
At least back up your claims , what were those expectations again ? Talking about their , not your own made up ones they'd always fail to reach anyway
What where Sony's expectations? Are you a Sony CEO or something? You seem extremely confident that retail failed their expectations. That is the problem with writing first and thinking afterwards. Also if you check your gaming history the second week has always dropped drastically for every system Sony has ever had and they all went on to sell tens and hundreds of millions of units. Please, if your going to diss Sony, do it with sense and knowledge, not with ignorance
"exceeding expectations" so to all of the doom and gloom articles check this out.:)
It's easy to say that when A: you had low expectations and B: have kept those numbers a secret. Besides, they said almost the exact same thing about the PSP Go meeting expectations and it flopped so thats not really saying much now is it?
well the majority of my vita games will be digital versions , of course i will get some physical versions here and there but the majority will be digital , oh and they better bring down Uncharted Golden Abyss price , i think $39.99 should be good
Haters will be haters Go vita! No rush!
Seeing that Downloads are cheaper than retail copies i'm not surprised. Was about time this happened and does tempt me to download rather than buy a physical copy for the first time.
they didnt say it was more........... retail is ALWAYS higher so they didnt need to say it.
Going by PSN and XBL. Downloadable versions are more expensive at launch compared to retail copies. E.g. Infamous 2 was £49.99 on PSN when it launched compared to being able to pick it up for £37.99 at retail. At least in the UK this is the first time i've seen a downloadable version of a game RRP for less than the retail version.
Its telling they wont say the same thing with hardware.................. Retail is always higher so they dont need to say anything about that
"Retail is always higher" Not always.
That's the beauty of having low expectations.
http://www.gamezone.com/new... "This past Friday saw the Japanese launch of the hotly anticipated PlayStation Vita console, with gamers lining up outside their favorite retailer in hopes of being the first to get their hands on this sexy new portable. Interestingly, though the 700,000 units produced for launch day didn't sell out, the overpriced memory cards did. Both the 32GB and 16GB Vita memory cards were all eagerly snapped up Vita purchasers, the large capacity cards useful for containing the slew of downloadable titles on their way to the device. 8GB and 4GB cards were not reported to be in short supply, though it's no surprise that after spending hours in line for the device, Japanese gamers were willing to splurge a bit for some memory. And if you think the Japanese are crazy for waiting in line for the chance to drop $120 on a measly 32GB of memory, just remember the iPad..." Im really not surprised that Sony says this. Digital copies are a lot cheaper so that would explain why the largest memory cards are sold out in Japan. Should be interesting to see the sales for digital copies and i wont be surprised if they are higher than the retail ones for some games. @Matrix2k Cut the crap we all know your an Anti Vita troll in N4G just like Matey or DarkCharizard(who is on vacation)
iPad? Why do people like comparing iPad to handhelds only when the price is involved?? As soon as anyone mentions how much stiff competition handheld consoles have in mobile devices and tablets then people go on a media hating frenzy spewing how the 2 markets have nothing to do with each other!
Okay lets compare ipad games to handheld games....Uh OH!!!! I dont consider the ipad to be a gaming device so where is the stiff competition you are talking about? Because the Ipad sells well? Laptops sell well is it the end of PCs? Tablets have been selling well is it the end of laptops? Phones play music is it the end of MP3 players? Handhelds are more than capable of handling "competition" from a device that doesnt specialize is the same thing....Gaming? Oh yea you must believe everything you see in the media
A ton of people are angered because of what i posted. All i wanted to show was that the big memory cards for the Vita are sold out in Japan. I choose a poor source i admit that but at least it shows the information that i wanted to display. Heres a different article if it makes you feel better. http://www.technobuffalo.co... "The system’s “optional” memory cards, however, are selling even better than retailers likely suspected. Destructoid has it that 90% of all consumers buying the PS Vita are also picking up the extra storage units. The larger of the memory cards, the 16GB and 32GB flavors, have sold out completely." I apologize for using a poor source and i hope this one is acceptable enough to prove my point. @Stealth2K Yep i agree with you i only see one troll as well (looks at stealth) Didnt you have a really nasty history of trolling?
I only see 1 troll.
master, i think your defence is warranted, but even you used the rumoured 700,000 and not the real number of 500,000. the internet has everyone conned, even Sony fans (but not this Sony fan)
I see the Vita is going to have alot of bad articles over the years for game sale numbers. Because NPD, VGchartz and Media Create are not going to beable to track PSN download numbers. Im going to get most of my Vita games off PSN. For example say Uncharted or Fifa only sell 200k box copies worldwide. Thats going generate alot of 'Vita games sell like crap' articles, but for all we know them 2 games could of sold another 500k on PSN.
exactly what i've been saying. the success of downloadable games is actually going to be used as proof of Vitas failure.
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