Tri-State Area GameStops Cannot Guarantee Extra PlayStation Vita Systems

Chris Buffa (Modojo): Critics have bashed PlayStation Vita for being overpriced, but it appears their harsh words may not prevent consumers from crowding stores to buy Sony's newest handheld.

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jc485732373d ago

people aren't that poor after all.

rezzah2373d ago

Well since the poor far outweigh that of the middle and the rich, what you say is likely false.

These are probably the middle class trying to purchase the handheld. Of course if they can't get it in-store then they can buy online.

DeleteThisxx2373d ago

Not hating on Vita in anyway, had mine pre ordered for months and I am beyond excited. You only called 10 gamestops, I live in the tri-state area and I have 6 gamestops within driving distance of me. Hell, my two local malls each have two gamestops.

Snookies122373d ago

Glad I already put some down on mine. XD

Snookies122373d ago

It's expensive yes... But the thing is just too awesome for me to pass up.

cpayne932373d ago

It ain't cheap but it isn't all that expensive either. I'm not getting one right at launch but I probably will not too long after.

Optical_Matrix2373d ago (Edited 2372d ago )

It's not expensive at all considering its the most powerful handheld device on the market. For you, personally it might be, but in the grand scheme of things, it's not expensive. People need to look at value more than they do numbers.

ronin don't talk to me like I'm some kind of idiot. If economic value is measured in numbers then you've further proved my point, PS Vita is not expensive. It's the most powerful handheld device on the market and yet costs half of what an iPad or iPhone does, despite the only difference being it can't make phone calls.

Where are the people saying that the iPad or Smartphones are too expensive? People fail to look at the value proposition of products these days and instead look only at the price tag.

ronin4life2373d ago (Edited 2373d ago )

... economic value is measured in numbers...
...actually, all value is measured with numbers...

one2thr2372d ago (Edited 2372d ago )

What optical said...

ronin4life2372d ago (Edited 2372d ago )

I think the ipad and smart phones are too expensive.
And while I dislike the iphone (and apple in general), I also realise that tablets and smartphones nowadays are things average people deem "neccesarry" to mantain a specific standard of life. Which is why they are so willing to spend (waste) their money.
The Vita is a game machine (even though it can do many things that the "smart" devices can.), and is seen as an added luxury. It doesn't carry the same social distinction given to other "needed" luxuries like laptops and phones, so many won't consider it to be worth what is being asked.

Edit* I never intended to treat you like an idiot. I apologize.

MasterCornholio2372d ago (Edited 2372d ago )

Expensive yes. Worth it definitely.

What you pay for in the Vita is the quality of its hardware. There isn't any other handheld that matches it.


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Mikhail2373d ago (Edited 2373d ago )

Critics bash the price of memory cards..not the vita hardware which is justifiable.

On-topic: Good start, I expect a minimum of 500k in its first week in NA.

ThanatosDMC2372d ago (Edited 2372d ago )

The memory cards are said to be fast around UHS Class 1 speeds, which are around 45mb/s.

For comparison check this big SDHC card's price:

But... who know's they're probably class 4 or 6.

Mikhail2372d ago

Is there any proof of this info? Perhaps this would truly justify those prices.

ThanatosDMC2371d ago

None. There's no way to check since they are propriety cards so readers would not work.

metsgaming2373d ago

Yea they cant even guarantee preorders, alot of the time they give away your preorder to walk ins. Hopefully they wouldnt dare do that with a system but you never know.

Game4life2373d ago

ive never had that happen at my gamestop. idk Maybe its because im one of their best customers lol and i know all the guys a little bit.

Mediocritysells7182373d ago

i dnt knw if this is a viable way to judge how well vita will do but when i got my first edition pre order and used near i saw a good amont of ppl witjin the five mile radius and tht wasnt even reg launch day soi assume it will sell well at launch.

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