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Submitted by Chupa-Chupa 1302d ago | article

Sony Assures PS Vita Will Suceed With Sales Promotions

Sony has come out to assure consumers that there shouldn't be a problem with the PlayStation Vita taking off. Despite trailing each month since its release to the Nintendo 3DS, Sony believes that this will eventually change. A little help from Kevin Butler appears to be in the horizon. (Industry, PS Vita, Sony)

SoulMisaki  +   1302d ago
They already did this with me.
I was on the fence at first, but after that Trade-In promotion at EBGames Canada, I went for it.

Cancelled my Last Guardian pre-order, put that on Gravity Rush, and preordered the Vita and WipEout 2048 - I actually have WipEout 2048 with me right now, since they were selling it before they even sell the system.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1302d ago
What? Vita games are in stores?!

*hops in the car and takes off*
remanutd55  +   1302d ago
lmao
SoulMisaki  +   1302d ago
Yeah, it's weird, but they're selling some of them before release - at least at my store.
Army_of_Darkness  +   1302d ago
Yaaay! I'm gonna buy the vita screen protector and case now!!!
so the day I get my vita... It will be well protected once it gets removed from its 2 month old box....heheh... yes... my precious!
DarkBlood  +   1302d ago
you tell me what games u traded in :P i gotta figure this shit out sir so i can hope to get one soon
SoulMisaki  +   1302d ago
Go to http://www.tivs.ca/ for the Canadian trade in values of games
DarkBlood  +   1302d ago
even better thanks
Colwyn  +   1302d ago
im buying two 3g ps vitas and 10 games first day.this is the best handheld device ever and it is a powerful kit that will quench my console game appetite anywhere
Pikajew  +   1302d ago
Cool story bro

I will probably wait to get the Vita
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Game3s  +   1302d ago
You again lol
Bastion17  +   1301d ago
Its almost pathetic, this guy.
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MacUser1986  +   1302d ago
Sony really shouldn't assure anything considering their last two release have been less than expected.
Half-Mafia  +   1302d ago
Does anyone really think Sony is going to let the Vita fail. The Vita is going to be almost as important to the whole of Sony as the PS3 is.
remanutd55  +   1302d ago
have you seen the first party launch line up ? its by far the best i have ever seen on a sony console , if that is an indication then i think they will support the system a lot , heck Gravity , Little Big Planet , Resistance and Killzone arent part of the launch line up so there are 4 big titles to look forward after released
Half-Mafia  +   1302d ago
I was talking more like how the media see's it. I know how amazing the launch line up. I personally think its the best launch for any gaming device ever.

Toward the end of the year the Vita is going to have games like

COD
Assassins Creed
MGS HD
ZoE HD
enkeixpress  +   1302d ago
I hope they're not just relying on Kevin Butler to sell the handheld lol..

They need to start showing lots of commercials (not just Kevin Butler) & put posters on high streets. Anything that's eye-catchy to attract attention to it.

Sony was never any good with advertising their products.. I don't see why that'd suddenly change with the new PS Vita..
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Neko_Mega  +   1302d ago
Sony was never good? Where have you been?

Last I check PS2 had not problems at all.

PS Vita is most likely going to blow 3DS away with this: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
RememberThe357  +   1302d ago
Yeah dude, is this your first generation? Sony's been bad this gen, but before this they killed it in advertising.
DebateMaster  +   1302d ago
Are you mentally slow?
izumo_lee  +   1302d ago
This is a good sign that Sony is going back to what they did the last 2 gens when they marketed the dickens out of the PS1 & PS2.

This gen they for whatever reason lacked any marketing punch that were interesting for the masses to really care. This really hurt to overall sales of the PS3 & the reason they are doing well this gen for the most part is cause of brand recognition.

I have yet to see any Vita advertisements mainly cause Microsoft has basically flooded the market with their advertising juggernaut (in the US & Canada at least). Hopefully Sony can get the word out on the Vita despite Microsoft's hold cause it is worth the investment in my opinion.
kmanmx  +   1302d ago
Sony has been struggling for the past 5+ years now, i'm sure the advertising budget took a knock.

Got my Vita ordered though, can't wait!
izumo_lee  +   1302d ago
I agree. Not only have i seen any good (there are too few of them) PS3, Vita advertisement that makes me wanna go out of my way to buy said product but even their ads for TVs, cameras etc. have not been interesting. I do not see a lot of ads for them anyway at a regular basis.

Look i am a Sony fan boy to an extent i will buy stuff from them regardless but i really wanna see them go back to what they use to be good at.
Trenta27  +   1302d ago
Spelled succeed wrong.
erasure242  +   1302d ago
The bottom line is while people seem to be on mainly one camp when it comes to Nintendo and Sony, BOTH systems need to have healthy system sales.

I am sorry but as a gamer of 30+ years now, I really don't see the future of games on a "tablet" with no buttons and your only means of controls are touching the screen. I LOVE BUTTONS!!! Playing a game on a tablet is like tying to wipe rain off a window. Give me my buttons...

I am glad I have alternatives like the 3DS and PSVita. I have 2 3DS's and I already pre-ordered the First Edition Vita bundle.

I don't know about you guys... I want both Nintendo and Sony to succeed...
rockbottom3076  +   1302d ago
Same boat I have iPads and iPhones the games are good but I want buttons too.
jujubee88  +   1302d ago
This sentiment was made in the context of a Japanese discussion ...
Which means EVERYTHING for the success of the PS Vita. Apologies if people in the US, EU and elsewhere feel slighted by the thought of less marketing of the PS Vita but, sucess of the PS Vita in Japan is pertinent.

The:

Games
The majority of hardware sales
Culture

of handhelds revolve around Japan (and to a similar exent) Asia.
GraveLord  +   1302d ago
Ugh. Please no Kevin Butler.

"However, after almost 7 months since its announcement, the $249 price is starting to feel overpriced. Think about it, a PS3 for $249.99 or a PlayStation Vita?"

Its actually the PS3 that's over priced. $250 after 5 years? Really Sony? The Wii launched at $250 you know....
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dcortz2027  +   1302d ago
The PS3 overpriced at $250? Right. The Wii launched at $250? Well guess what? The Wii doesn't come anywhere near the PS3 in terms of power or games!
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TBONEJF  +   1302d ago
Should i buy the PSVITA OR THE SONY WALKMAN ANDROID PLAYER Z?
GezForce  +   1302d ago
imo get the vita
Growlancer2012  +   1302d ago
Where are those TV ads Sony?. I havent seen any yet, maybe they'll start this week?!.
ginsunuva  +   1302d ago
Do they have a superbowl commerical?
MasterCornholio  +   1302d ago
Do people really expect Sony to not do anything to market the Vita? I find their mentality just sad I mean if Nintendo pushed a ton of MK7 and Super Mario 3D land ads in order to push sales of the 3DS why wouldn't Sony do the same? Anyways I have a theory that we will not see most of the ads until the holidays because that is when they get most of their sales.

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