IGN: With Japanese sales lagging, the Podcast Beyond crew lays out a plan of action.
Jesus christ... It dosen't NEED saving...its fine It's doing just fine
yeah, Jesus Christ! is about right. the media has finally gone barking mad. what next? an article on how to save the PS4 maybe
You know, the way things are going, they probably already have draft articles of them
the only thing the vita need is to release a lot of software to cater to different types of gamers and non gamers. the vita will cater to every gamer on this site, from hi def gamers on ps3 and xbox 360 to the fans of the ds and 3ds. the ps vita is amazing which a lot wont see until they try it. the vita is powerful enough where it can stream movies and be used as a phone but itll be up to sony to decide. i have a ps vita and it just crushes all mobile devices i have in features and power. all it needs are software and majority of gamers and fanboys alike will line up for it. most hardcore gamers love to play games but cant play those games outside in a park or on a train but the ps vita solves that or can solve it. its powerful enough to satisfy the techies and graphics whores such as myself who loves cutting edge graphics and gaming technology but itll be in mobile form. the vita is the saviour for all the hardcore gamers and casuals who wants a powerful device on the go. ::bows in respect::
Now IGN is just trolling for hits. Ain't clicking the link. Keep in mind that they did almost the same thing for the 3DS once it was out for a month, but this being a Sony system, I'm not at all surprised that they're pulling this a full month before the thing is even released. I can't wait for articles after the first few days of sales to be like "VITA HAS ALREADY FLOPPED! SONY TO CANCEL PRODUCTION?!?!" It's a sad time to be a gamer. It's sad when these so-called "gaming sites" are absolutely pissing on everything it means to be a gamer.
IGN... IGN has been seriously going downhill these couple of years. Oh, before i forget: PS VITA does not need saving, it hasnt been released in the west, so how can you say it needs saving?
TIME TRAVEL IS POSSIBLE!!! I'm back in 2006/2007. It's a miracle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ign recently are relently destroying the vita with articles..does that mean sony fans will hate them now after giving UC3 10/10 they decided to love them :D
Like many other sites, they see something developing and capitalize on the situation. Vita sales in Japan not up to expectation? Slumping? Time to go ape s*it and churn as much out of the situation as possible. There's always a bit of truth to these things, but the end result is always exaggeration, assumption, and mayhem. Sure, the Japan sales aren't as strong as some hyped them to be, but this is just the equal negative reaction to all the positive reaction the Vita had. These sites just reflect the extremes of the current situation, Sony fans will of course get annoyed with it, but they should also remember the ridiculous 3DS articles IGN created. Sony fans did not complain about those, and now we are seeing the opposite: Non-Sony fans supporting Vita doom articles while Sony fans cursing IGN. Happens all the time. It's a constant back and forth game. It's like the army of fans fight the wars and the website gods jump in from time to time to stir everything up. If you like these websites when they favor you and hate them when they don't, you can't ever complain about the stupidity of the website in general.
It hasn't even gone worldwide and it needs saving. I suppose the PS1, PS2 and PSP needed saving too when this exact same situation happened to them? Oh yeah, the PS1 which sold 100 million units and is one if the best consoles ever made in the history of gaming needed saving according to Forbes. Any chance we can cut the Sony will fail BS early this time before people make fools of themselves again? Or would you rather look stupid when the sales figures get better so you can backpedal and make excuses like 'Well. it still didn't do as good as the........ Gameboy Advance.'
Getting rid of all the gimmicks would be a start. The main reason I chose PSP over the DS was because the PSP had less gimmicks. Now the 3DS has less gimmicks so I'll purchase that over the Vita (if I decide to get a handheld at all).
I don't understand what you mean by gimmicks.
Do you know what a gimmick is? That's all the 3ds is, the crappy 3D function is the main selling point, that and Mario.The only gimmicky thing about the vita is..... its smartphone like functionality which isn't really a gimmick but a plus. And spec wise this thin is pretty damn epic. But I have both so I can judge both
3DS: near useless 3D, SpotPass, StreetPass + MiiPlaza/FindMii/PuzzleMii, single analog stick, sketchy download service, etc. etc. ...as compared to full PSN support + trophies, dual analogs, plus 100s of excellent, downloadable PSP games already available via PSN... ...and you're calling the *Vita* for having "gimmicks", in comparison to the 3DS? Wow. Next, people will be upset that PSN is free, when you could be paying $60/year for it instead.
The Gimmicks are optional For example you can play Uncharted GA with the touch screen or normaly.
I think the article should be called "How to save the hating, doom&gloom journalism thats spamming my N4G page these days"
This type of Chicken Little "The Sky is Falling!" donkey shit is getting out of hand.
Have Jessica Chobot Lick it But seriously it is not even out in North America yet calm down people
At least wait to be released in the US to call it a failure.
Saving? Oh ya I forgot: becauz Veeta is teh doooooooooooomedzz!
More like how to save the Vita from gaming journalism. Too late, it was already dead on arrival. I can't believe people get paid for these troll articles.
Disgaea 3 is coming out soon, so theirs a JRPG for Japan to buy the heck out of Vita. In Japan Vita started like the 3DS did, so give it time and the world will be saying it isn't doom (Or at least the smart people won't).
same old story
Vita is fine, give it some time. Only two reason it's sales aren't that great at the moment: 1) It doesn't have enough launch titles to cater to their Japanese audience. It needs a JRPG or a big name Eastern game like Metal Gear. 2) Nintendo pretty much threw a haymaker at the Vita launch and got a knockout with Monster Hunter, Mario Kart and Mario 3D Land out for the Holidays at a lower price point. Give it a month or however long it takes to get a killer app and sales will get a lot better, I'm sure most are just holding on for that RPG or whatever game they're looking forward to. On a side note I can see the Vita launch in NA Europe faring a whole lot better.
the real question is how can we save ign?
Man,IGN's Vita doom wagon has been going for days now.Of course,anyone with half a brain would remember the 3DS also had a doom wagon.Hell,even Modojo took a ride and now he kisses Nintendo's ass at least once a day.If I worked for Sony,I'd keep my ass clean.Won't be long until the guys at IGN want to kiss it.
Whats with IGN constantly bashing the Vita? They need to just shut the hell up...
The Vita is doing so badly the only place its selling is Japan. EDIT: Do i really need to add a /s?
But it isn't selling there either so. . .hehehehe
Im surprised sony hasnt asked the ign ps team too shut up with the ps vita doom articles
If I was in charge over at Sony, I would actually consider holding a short, to the point press conference online to explain this situation to people who clearly don't understand it. I'd bring up the sales figures to show it was the second most successful Japanese launch of any PS device. Explain that all of them saw a VERY similar drop off in sales the following week(s) and hell, maybe even announce a new game or something. That would probably slow down these articles.
The Vita will be fine, I really don't understand these articles. Its not like there are millions of PlayStation Vitas sitting on shelves in Japan, (as far as I know) they are still on the initial shipment of 500,000 units. They've sold roughly 450,000 units so far. Most of the remaining stock I'm imagine are the 3g model which they're having a hard time moving. Its simple, get more wifi units out there, the sales should go up. So I guess if I was in charge, the only thing I would do is consider dropping the price of the 3g model to $249 to clear out stock, then concentrate solely on the wifi only model, for now.
its funny how most people here complain about this type or article comparing it to previous consoles that started poorly and then did just fine. Have you considered the fact that SOMETHING WAS DONE at the time that allowed X or Y console to eventually grow. Im not going the deny the title is sensationalist and looking for hits, but its dumb to deny that sales are way below whats expected(unles 72k on its second week is considered good), so just as Nintendo had to do something to boost 3DS sales, Sony will have to do something as well, not just sit around pretending things are perfect
The media loves to take any shred of bad news and multiply it by 90000. The reason why they do this is that bad news calls for attention a lot more than good news does. I bet you that once Nintendo announces the new 3DSlite model many sites will make a ton of articles with these types of headlines. "Early adopters of the 3DS get screwed by Nintendos new light model" Heck if there's a big exclusive that gets announced for the Vita the media will claim doom on the 3DS because of it. All i am trying to say is that the media attacks anyone they don't care if its Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo as long as they have a story to sell that is what matters to them the most.
It's like the PS3 all over again.Geez,gaming media concentrates 50% of their resources on tired old "Doom and Gloom" articles like these.
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