The Vita, a system that everyone loves to bash before it is even launched. Should Sony be concerned or are they sitting on a potential game changer with this hand held?
"Nah, I think Sony is just now putting on the boxing gloves and is preparing for another long fight. Sure, they are coming into this generation of hand helds with a slight black eye due to the way the PSP was handled (UMD’s not becoming a standard of any kind like Sony wanted, the lackluster sales of the PSP Go, etc) but they are poised to come out on top with the Vita if they handle it right." I agree. I think the Vita will hang around. Edit: I like how Dark360 had this approved until I made my comment.
As I mentioned in the article, Sony has proven they will support their systems, even if they are not #1. That should speak volumes to consumers but probably falls on deaf ears for the most part.
the title says it all troll ,troll, troll. give it some time before u fail something this is what was said about the 3ds and look at it now . games came out for it a price cut . to many people thought it was nothing but 3d added to ds and thats it .people where not going to spend money on something that is a add on . not a upgrade . the price for the vita compared to ipads and iphones or pnones is at a sweet spot . u pay a hefty price for smartphones and i pads but oh its sony . no matter what if it was 200 dollars trolls will say its to much. every one thought sony was going to charge anywhere from 4-500$for it when they say what the specs and 2 touch screens . oh my , then bang 250 -299$ nice .
I'm surprised this was even approved...but it attracts chumps like me to post it up, heh. It'll happen if it happens. Sony's backing it up tremendously compared to the psp. I say let the Vita fans be. Let'em enjoy their handheld. It has a solid lineup, although the japan sales are weaker than expected. Same goes for the 3DS. Only people I won't respect are mobile phone "gamers" (hahaha...) who claim they recieve the same handheld experience.
I would simply put No but one word comments aren't the most welcome on N4G. The Vita will be going good on launch out with Japan as most of the launch titles are geared towards a western audience,which is partly why it's had a slow beginning in japan.
Vita did better than 3DS at launch..not that this has anything to do with the article. But If they bring down vita wift to 200$ an 3G to 250 itll sell more. Oh an a MC Price reduction
I don't think they will drop the price too much too soon, Sony has a proven track record of releasing a better hardware revision later and adjusting the prices as needed then. I agree with you though, they really need to come in at the $199 price point for the wifi version.
I think Sony priced it as such, so they can have a much more flexible pricing option without sacrificing the profits if they do make the price drop down the line. And I agree if Sony can nail it with the digital pricing of their games then bring out some PS Suite games and free apps, that could very well justify the current pricing for early adopters. Sony can't win against the frugal gamers but you can make them want the Vita with the right software in place. Read the article guys, its actually opposite of what the title may have unintentionally suggested.
The Wifi version IS $199. lol What are you talking about? That's a steal for what's packed in the thing. Imagine how much an iPhone would be if it had all the tech the Vita has. IT would be like $400 even with the subsidization.
wifi allready is at 199 and 250 for 3G..not officialy though..but alot of retailers ether give extra bonus like gift card or free game while the store where i bought mine sells the vita itself for 1999 kroners for wifi and 2599 for 3G..and 1 month ago the same website had it priced 2399 and 2999 and these prices are for my country the same as a 199/250$ price in the US. u just have to find there right retailer.
bashing is internet normality now and again, another article like the psp was actually bad for sony or a "black eye:" It sold 80 mil units to the ps3's 63 million. You tell me what the black eye was
Yes, the PSP platform has sold over 80 million units world wide, but it is still considered a financial failure for many developers/publishers from a software standpoint. The actual buy rate of systems to games is quite low (many claim this is due to piracy). No matter how you slice it, the PSP Go has left Sony with a black eye in the eyes of consumers. It simply did not go over well with gamers in any conceivable manner.
is that why namco put 3 tales on it? or 6 legend of heroes? or 2 god of wars? or 6 metal gears? it wasnt a financial failure for any developers or publishers. The psp go was irrelevant. A side model. They even said it would never replace the 3000
failure before launch? if the 3ds which had one of the worst launches is doing fine now when it had no games for 6 months, no services,and priced way too high for what it was capable of, then Im not sure why they would say that about the vita. Haters gonna hate
And lovers gonna love!
isnt the real lunch for u.s.a 22? 15 one was supose to be for thous who cant wait and have to much money on their hand to waste instead of waiting for the 22 one they prob waste money on a 4gb and a ugly game and a case that prob one better can be bought for less. about fail..we have to wait for 22 and a year after that.
If it fails it will fail. Why the premature negativity? I have never seen a generation so hellbent on things failing before. I didn't see anyone predicting or celebrating the Dreamcast's failure.
I agree with you. Why oh why do gamers want the technology we rely on to play cutting edge games to fail. It used to be new gaming tech was celebrated and highly sought after, now I only see hate and personal agenda. You would think gamers today are running for political office with their negativity. They must be lonely people.
No, this is pathetic. Who's passing this crap?
"The Vita, a system that everyone loves to bash before it is even launched." Its a Playstation. That kind of goes without saying now days.
so I got the System..... interface is extremely intuitive and simple.... feels that they did not want to over complicate things. excellent uncharted graphics :) my only two gripes is 1) the remote play does not work.. I was really expecting streaming sling box style for all ps3 games 2) they really need to make a partnership with google to have the android market on their back
Remember guys Sony is always Dooooooooooomzzzz!
I'm the staunchest Sony defender around (within the realms of non-fanboy sanity), but the ommission of a decent internal memory, I believe Sony have doomed themselves to failure.... Either they should have included 32gig standard in the machine, or they should be packaging a 16gig (or even bettter 32gig) card with the unit. They have screwed over there fanbase by offering up yet another confusing memory card system.. I mean, plenty of people ain't tech savvy & don't know a Memory stick pro duo from a memory stick pro, or a sd card from a mini sd card....It's rough, & it's scummy from manufacturers to have all these different, expensive, formats. And seeing as MSProDuo's are now obsolete, where the hell is consumer confidence in yet another dumb asses format & blatent money grab attempt. I really didn't expect this from Sony, as they usually are good with this kind of thing, compared to others (in the PS side anyway), like how there controllers & memory cards have almost always crossed over console to console.
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