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What if the Vita had an Apple logo instead of Sony's?

Call me crazy. Call me misguided. But I preordered a Sony PS Vita the other day. That's right, I plunked down a $50 deposit at a GameStop near work, thereby earning the right to own Sony's new handheld game console the day it comes out here in the U.S. on February 22.

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LOGICWINS1636d ago

"So despite being more optimistic about the Vita's fortunes than some my fellow editors, I can't help but think that Sony will most likely have to drop the price of the system to $199 or $179 to really start moving units after the early adopters have their fill (in Japan, Vita launch sales were initially strong but have dropped off precipitously in ensuing weeks)."

Yeah, the price will drop, but Sony should wait till the holiday season to do it. A lot of people are willing to pay $250 for it right NOW. Sony might as well get an extra $50-$70 from the hardcore nerds in the first couple of months...then announce the price drop at Gamescom.

Nitrowolf21636d ago

Yea I expect a drop to. Wish I could buy it now but i'm short on the cash for it.

Also if this had an Apple logo it would be $500+

LOGICWINS1636d ago

"Also if this had an Apple logo it would be $500+"

Thats the unfortunate truth of the matter. Even worse, a $500 Vita with an Apple logo behind it would actually sell more units than a $250 Vita with the PS logo behind it.

FriedGoat1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

Do any of you know Sony at all? The price will not drop, even if it does sell badly (which I don't think will happen in the west) the ps3 initially sold badly, how long till a price drop? Consumers are wishing for a pricedrop but it's not gonna happen. The 3DS dropped its price due to a poor launch and no good games for 6 months, vita is a different story. And yes I've had a 3DS from launch an I have a vita preordered.
All these people speculating a price drop in months? Are you mad? This is SONY they hardly do pricedrops and when they do it's years after not months. So those of you not buying are gonna be paying the same price but months later, maybe more because these early deals are good!

Dasteru1636d ago

assuming every other aspect of the system was the same, only difference being an apple logo instead of sony, $500+ AND 10x as many sold with lineups 5 miles long on launch day. Oh yeah and people beating each others faces in and smashing windows to be the first ones into the store.

kneon1636d ago

Also if it had an Apple logo it would be hailed as "revolutionary" and "magical".

Elimin81636d ago

Vita will sell like hot cakes.. As for selling boat loads with Apple logo? Yeah ,it would sell like HOTTER CAKES! Just saying...

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farhad2k81636d ago

If it had Apple written all over it, it would have sold more than actual home consoles! People would be buying 2 for 1 person!

And the Memory Card woes wouldn't even exist, people would just look past the price!

CynicalVision1636d ago

'Call me misguided. But I preordered a Sony PS Vita the other day.'

Why would anybody call that misguided? The Vita is a fantastic product with a wide range of launch titles.

LOGICWINS1636d ago

"Why would anybody call that misguided? The Vita is a fantastic product with a wide range of launch titles."

Maybe because despite the fact that its a fantastic product, theres a strong possibility that the price will drop in the summer. Don't know about anyone else, but I have a friend who buys every new console Day 1 and he felt like a retard when the 3DSs price dropped so quickly.

I'm inclined to agree with him. Paying a $50-$70 premium just to have a console a couple months before everyone else is kinda dumb...at least in my opinion.

GamersRulz1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

what a f#$ed up logic you have. by your logic, you don't have to buy anything unless its handed for you for free !

just look at the specs of the device, if you think it worth the said price then buy it, if not then leave it and stop labeling people "dumb" just because they bought it early.

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Its really sad for me, seeing you (Logicwins) blinded by such fanboyish ideas. I used to enjoy your comments in the past because you were LOGICAL back then. Its just sad.

LOGICWINS1636d ago

^^Ummm...wow. Well, I hope you feel better now.

PamPoovey1636d ago

The thing is though even if it did get a price cut BUT it manages to hold out longer then the 3DS did, people will still find a way to nit pick it.

cervantes991636d ago

Everything drops in price. If everyone waited for a price drop then nothing would sell and we would'nt have any inovative products in the marketplace.

You know, not everyone is strapped for cash and $250 is hardly anything to lose sleep over if the price drops.

Quit labeling people based on your own biased beliefs.

jthamind1636d ago

"what a f#$ed up logic you have. by your logic, you don't have to buy anything unless its handed for you for free !"

that makes absolutely no sense. how did you get that idea from him wanting to save some money?

Pushagree1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

Just because the 3DS got a price drop prematurely does not mean that NGP will.

The difference between the two is NGP gives gamers what they want so they will buy it. 3DS did not so they had to cut the price.

GodHandDee1636d ago

Considering recent Sony financials, unless the vita is a super bomb (which is unlikely) they will not reduce price any time soon. They don't have to either. Once the games start pouring in gamers will buy the device in Japan as well.

RockmanII71636d ago

You should know by now never to talk bad about anything Sony, you'll get thumbed down into oblivion here.

360ICE1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

Agree with Logicwins! Don't know on which planet people on this site live, but if the price is considered a little too high, a lot of people will wait for a drop which again will make the drop come faster.

GamersRulz and cervantes99's comments are comments that make me worried about the educational system. Whether Logicwins likes one console better than another or not has nothing to do with anything at this moment, because he is completely right and I can assure that ANY market researcher (or in an ideal world any kindergardner) would agree. Even thought I don't agree with the timing of the price drop.

rezzah1636d ago (Edited 1636d ago )

My 1st comment was wrong.

In the case of waiting to see if sales will lower, it makes sense if you wish to save money.

However, expectation that a lowered price will come as quickly and resemble that of the 3DS is questionable.

The only thing that a person could lose out on by following this set of mind is losing the possibility of a 1st edition bundle.

So basically it is up to that person if they wish to sacrifice possibility of a quickly lowered price to getting a 1st edition.

Overall LogicWins is right in his speculation.

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mayberry1636d ago

because CynicalVision, cnet has a preconcived negative attitude toward Sony products. jus sayin!

Majin-vegeta1636d ago

*What if the Vita had an Apple logo instead of Sony's?

It would cost $500+ and we would see a new ones every year with minor upgrades e.g.psvita4s or something along those lines :D.

Queefy_B1636d ago

Exactly, and why should the price be dropped? 250 is fine, heck if people wanna be cheapskates let them, look at the 3ds that was 300 at launch and i wouldnt even buy one if it was 49.99.

supremacy1636d ago

Agreed, I just think as long as the ecosystem remains the same across all apple products then many wouldnt mind upgrading their devices every so often.

I strongly feel Sony should offer all those mobile games found on cellphones for the same prices they are on the cellphones.

For example instead of jacking up the price for something like angry birds to say $5.00 from 99cents. They should just sell it for its original 99cent price off the ps store.

You know, fill the store with thousands of 99cent games. Doesnt matter if they are ports or not, the vita is already build to play like a smartphone with its touchscreen controls. The transition I am sure will be a rather painless one.

Imagine the ps store full of 99cent games, along with psone classics which retail for $5, then add $9.99 psp games for download as well as regular psn titles and vita games. And simply give the vita owners access to all of these.

This is something that would change things and potentially add a whole new audience as well.

Also Sony should consider making new skues which should include a decent size memory card, headphones and a 10dollar psn card.

Reduce the price on each model by $50.00 and you got yourself a winner.

user39039991636d ago

"Imagine the ps store full of 99cent games, along with psone classics which retail for $5, then add $9.99 psp games for download as well as regular psn titles and vita games. And simply give the vita owners access to all of these. "

But then you'll probably have a bunch of idiots saying it's useless because they already have it on their phones.

And those 99 cent apps are almost never 99 cents. In app cost on some app are up to $99.
And some developers make their games to where you have to buy in app crap to advance.

Pikajew1636d ago

It would cost 2000$ more and sell a lot more

Akiba961636d ago

Then mindless apple fans would eat it up... and it would probably get a ad push as well..

Even if you don't like apple, you have to admit, they are very good at pushing product.

On the other hand I have only seen crappy taco bell Vita ads...

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