GameZone's Lance Liebl addresses all of the PS Vita haters in a letter.
buy a vita, ok give me money then i buy :)
The PS Vita is already a bargain, and Sony is basically passing the savings onto you. Deductive logic shows that the money you spend will be given back to you. I am not kidding, btw.
"The PS Vita is already a bargain" Tell that to the average Mom and Dad who want to buy their kid a gift and see a $250 price point. The price will drop in six months or less, just wait and see.
@LOGICWINS In terms of the hardware it contains it is obvious that it will be expensive, it's not a bargain as such but it is definitely well priced for the base console.
Gamers who have thier parents buy things for them are not gamers. That is why most wii sales dont count.
Vita is not for a kids for now ... the main interest is for people who can afford it .. ( aka gamers, people with a job , or rich kids ) Sony will think for the famillies when christmas will be around the corner ..it's not like the poorer family can't afford a psp in the meantime.
"Gamers who have thier parents buy things for them are not gamers. That is why most wii sales dont count." ???????
@Logic Then tell me why I see 10 and 12 year old kids walking around with iphones?? 4-5 hundred dollar iphones.. If you count the cost of the 2 year contract its even more... But thats different right? Give me a break man, what about all of those moms and dads that whent out and bought the 360 kinect bundles? Way more then $250 dollars... People will buy something if the percieved value is there.. The vita has the best of the iphone and console gaming in a fairly small compact design that has the content to go with it... Logicfail
"People will buy something if the percieved value is there.." The worldwide perceived value of an iphone is MUCH different that the worldwide perceived value of the Vita...and you know I'm right. Most gamers don't even know what Vita is...yet everyone and their mother knows what an iphone is. An iphone also doubles as a phone, which is a necessity in this day in age. That simple fact alone makes an iphone more worthy of a purchase in the eyes of the mainstream.
@logic So a $400 dollar phone is essential for a kid? You're stretching here.. I myself have an iphone 3g and yes I have games on it.. But I barely play them and most were the (lite) or free versions of games.. THe only games I payed for was tetris(mistake) and a gt racing game that was hard to control.. But as far as a kid goes, I would never spend that kind of money for a kid to have an iphone.. My child would be lucky to get a Lg neon, or a nokia flip phone.. Not because I am stingy but because there is no need for a kid to have that kind of phone..
@Pushagree how is that so? your parent buys you games so you not a gamer? what backwards logic. if they play FF, BF3 skyrim dark souls resistance killzone halo and whole assortment of games. how are they less of a gamer than you? and unless you have bought every game you ever owned by your self you must fall into that "non gamer" category to.
guys its not bargain you would pay about 250gbp for vita and imagine how much you will spend on games? i would spend atleast 700 in a year. so total price for vita would be 1000k for one year, witch is expensive like hell. i do have a job, but i need to eat and pay taxes etc, not much money left to throw around
*first n4g comment comes from a person who states he will not buy a PS Vita unless it is $50 USD* Holy crap that is funny. Also, "Brosy" wrote his comment about 30 minuets before this article was approved. That is some high quality "trolling" (as the kids say). All this crap and I have not even read the article, yet! I think I will do that now. :)
Sounds more like to me someone came to this URL specifically while in pending to stir up some controversy.
I fail to see how sitting on the toilet with a photoshopped iPhone has anything to do with this article. Maybe he likes to play games while sitting on the toilet? Maybe he explained this in the article, but I didn't wanna read it.
well there ya go, read the article and you'll see.
Good article, VITA Day one no matta What
I haven't read the article because of the picture. Felt it is a troll article.
If you read the article you will understand why that picture is used.
lol @ pic,she be like damn son! I'm buying a Vita around E3,that's when i have enough saved.
Listen man just have Jessica Chobot lick the sh!t and the Vita will sell like hot cakes. It did wonders for her career. Did that boost her modeling gig, get her, her own show on IGN AND get her on Mass Effect 3....hmmm maybe shes the one benefiting from the make out session with SONY hardware.
I will be buying a Vita on the 22nd when it releases. I started saving up when it was announced and i have enough money to buy it and a few games now. The writer mentions the cost of the Vita's components in this article and says they sell it for more to make a profit but the actual price of a Vita is more than that. The reason behind that is because that's the cost of the components, then you've got to factor in R&D, Manufacturing, Shipping, Advertising etc. which makes the base price jump up a bit.
im getting it day 1 with 4 games i think, i payed about the same price for my launch 3ds, i think its well worth it.
what games are you getting? i'm definitely getting LBP and The Show when that comes, but other than those Uncharted and Escape Plan have my attention.
im getting uncharted, mod nation, ninja gaiden and Shinobido 2, the mrs has just seen lbp so maybe that too, plus im sure i will be tempted by others but have to reign in the excitment, gonna be expensive enough lol, have to admit though i love new hardware launches lol
I, myself am getting uncharted, escape plan, rayman: origins, gravity rush at launch. I havent really decided what I am getting afterwards but we'll cross that bridge when it comes...
"People hate on the price of the Vita as well, simply because it costs an estimated $159.10 to make, and they're selling it for $250 to $300. It's called a business, people. Why would Sony spend a ton of money making a PS3 that fits in your pocket and then sell it at a price that doesn't make them a profit? That's not a good business model. That's like a painter spending a day painting a house and only charging his clients for what the paint costs. They have a company to grow and run, and I think that $250 is an excellent starting point for the Vita." This guy knows what he's talking about!
You don't have to tell me twice. I say that all the time. I said it about R3, the PS3, Okami, Motorstorm PR, Move, GT5 and I will again with the VITA. I judge myself what i want or what is worth it, not everyone else.
If there was an okami game on the Vita, that would be so awesome. I wish I could get a vita, I chose a gaming laptop and I saved a little bit on that but its really hard to resist getting a vita. Maybe I can coax my GF to get it for my birthday this month.
I agree. An Okami game for the VITA would rock. Just imaging all the things you could do with the touch screens and the motion sensors. I was even thinking about a technique how you could move the earth beneath you using the back touch screen
Okami on Vita= automatic buy.
I think the Vita will do really well, I think they're going to have some kick ass games. But, this article is pretty idiotic. "Have you played a fighting game on the iPhone? Don't you think it'll be a lot better with like, I don't know, actual buttons?" There are now bluetooth controllers you can buy that have buttons. If they become mainstream, I can see controller/phone combos becoming actual competition to handhelds. "use a smaller TV to play games (ugh), or I can whip out a high-powered Vita" A smaller TV is ugh? But a 5" screen is OK? "Why would Sony spend a ton of money making a PS3 that fits in your pocket and then sell it at a price that doesn't make them a profit?" Maybe, because they've done it with they're last three consoles? When the Wii sold for a profit on day one, everyone said, HUH?! because it was so abnormal for a company to make a profit. "Lastly, Nintendo and Xbox fanboys – just shut up. You're making yourself look stupid whenever you point to poor sales or bugs or whatever. Mobile gaming tech isn't for everyone, so it isn't going to sell like a console." Four of the top seven pieces of hardware sold are handhelds.... The DS and the GB both each sold more than the Wii. Granted they were on the market longer, but handhelds usually sell as good or better than a home console. I'd say a good portion of the "venomous" gaming community are actually fans of Sony and just want them to create the best product possible. But, since people are different, there are different views of what the best product possible should be. Personally, I think the back panel is a waste of money, it'll end up being a gimmick like Kinect and PS Move. I think the back panel will have that tacked on feeling for 95% of the games that come out. I just think they'd be able to sell more units without it.
It does not really matter if some of what the guy said is dumb, the intent is pure. He was basically aying "I really like this machine because it brings me some joy". The intent is good and that is what the PS Vita needs more of. Normal people with good intentions saying, "F*ck yeah! This thing rocks!". Ugh, never mind this is the N4G commenters box (I am arguing at). Places like these pretty much skewer anyone with good intentions. Not that it is always bad but, it is not doctors or trained professionals doing the proverbial skewering (mind you).
Not exactly, his whole article is about everyone "hating" on the Vita. I'm of the opinion that we need far less mindless fanboys on N4G. Too many people get de-bubbled for having sound logic behind their arguments in the wrong areas. Speak negatively about Kinect in a 360 area or Move in the PS3 area and you get bubbled down. Also, he makes it sound like the entire world is against the Vita. Go look through the Vita section of N4G, there really aren't that many doom and gloom articles. Anything negative against the Vita is usually just a small gripe about a certain aspect of the Vita, like the memory card pricing or the price of the Vita itself.
My only real gripe with your statement is the bluetooth controllers... Ok first of all the very people that are complaining about the size of the vita are the very people who are iphone gamers.. Do you really think that these people who dont want to be inconvienced by a dedicated handheld are going to carry around a controller for their iphone, especially an ipad?? The types of people that a controller peripherial would entice are the very people that would rather have a vita or a 3ds..
My mention of the screen size was because of the hypocrisy of not wanting to play games because it would be on a small tv, but it's ok to play games on a 5" screen. I personally, haven't seen anyone complain about the size of the Vita. I'm sure you know, a huge benefit to a handheld is portability. You really start to lose that when you go with tablets, imo. As far as controllers, what I said was IF they become more mainstream, phones will really start to compete with handhelds in the gaming market. There are a couple controllers on the market and they sell like crazy. The iControlPad is costly, but sold out atm. SteelSeries is working on a controller, too. These controllers COULD start a new trend of serious gaming on smartphones. All it would take is a couple AAA games to sell well on the Android OS and that would pave the way for more developers to get in the mix. It makes more sense to me, to sell your software to an install base of over 130 million(number of android devices - July 25th). My guess is that in 2-3 years, we'll have a 3rd handheld platform.
Fair enough.. I honestly could care less about screen size though, heck an iphone screen is one of the smallest for smart phones yet the iphone sells like gangbusters.. But that 5" oled screen on the vita is gorgeous.. I just wish people were more open to the awesome feature set the vita has and stop hating just because it says sony on the box...
Ill be picking one up. Get your hands on one and tell me you don't like it in some way =)
I am going to buy one just to piss haters off. Lol just kidding I am getting one because of the great games it will have. XperiaRay
This article was great. I chuckled to myself more than a few times. Im sure quite a bit of people feel the same way the author does. I know I do! Keep up the great, outspoken work. It was an awesome read!
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