NowGamer canvasses the opinion of industry analysts to assess the PS Vita's chances of post-launch success in a competitive handheld market.
Article in a nut shell. "I think it has limited appeal. It is clearly best in class for handhelds, but the handheld market is shrinking due to cannibalization from iOS and smartphones," explained Pachter." Smartphones vs handhelds with price comparisons (lol).
I bought two ps vitas. Anyway, this Matey should fix deflated tyres
From now on on N4G we should all work together as a force and ignore/report these types of articles. Turn N4G into a real news site like it was years and years ago.
This is a serious question. Is there a reason why you need two? you can't play 2 can you.
I also bought two Vitas. One for me and one for my wife :)
meaning that while the rest of the world goes gaga over tablets/phones there is a core segment that will embrace the vita and what it offers. If that means that i am a minority in the grand scheme of things....then i am happy to be a member. Viva la vita! edit: @yabhero yeah it may seem strange having more than one. but it makes gaming that much more fun if you have someone to play with. I have multiple psp's and of course the kids each have a ds. It keeps them from fighting over who gets to play if they each have their own. we have one ps3 though and that is mine...all mine.
i bought 2 ,1 for me and one for my son he doesnt want the 3ds he has a dsi , so he was waiting for this, as i am .
Don't you dare mention his name. Because I'm sure that in any moment he will return from his vacation and will resume bashing the Vita. XperiaRay
I bought a first edition and I'm buying 2 more tomorrow. 2 are for boosting online trophies and the other one is for a friend who has limited funds.
Why does this guy still have his job? All he does is change his mind as and when stuff happens or states the blindingly obvious. If I was paid what Pachter gets for every time this guy either contradicted himself or predicted wrong I would be living in a mansion.
It really is amazing how some corporate executives or financial analysts can become so filthy rich, even when it's glaringly obvious they suck at their job. America - Where dreams really can come true.
"but the handheld market is shrinking" I'm sorry, didn't 3ds sell like 15 million in less than a year? Pachter never uses facts or history in his predictions. He's a quack.
He keeps comparing it to the astronomical numbers of smart phones which has boggled me for some time now.. ITS a dedicated gaming handheld not a phone quit comparing them... The games on smart phones are atrocious anyway that why I bought a vita.. I have a smart phone but it hasnt stopped me from buying a vita in the least...
exactly. phones are now universal in the same way TVs are. people want to communicate. yes, they also like playing games but they didn't buy the damned phone for games! games are just fillers for them while they wait for the taxi or wait for their partner to get back from gamestation with their Vita.
@LX-General-Kaos, If i had my way anything from Patcher would be banned. The guy makes weather predictors look incredibly accurate.
Hey guys don't you know that Pachter is wrong 95% of the time? This is a GREAT article! 12
The man has no idea what he is talking about once again.
Seriously, please stop interview Pachter. No one really cares about his opinions anymore.
@LX-General-Kaos You serious? he always claim obvious things as his predictions, in this one, his doing exactly the same :/
Isn't this always the case with him?!?!? I keep on marveling on the fact that he still holds onto his job yet he is wrong about EVERYTHING.
Think he might have a point about non-gamers - great device yes, but too expensive.
The "device" is made for gamers. Gamers are the target audience. It's like complaining that this bike has limited appeal because the non-bikers won't be interested......well what can be said about such logic?
Pachter as a gamer knows exactly what gamers want. Everybody knows that. i mean obviously.
so does patcher patcher has limited appeal. He will never mention how even in the US the 3ds doubled up on ds first year sales.
The same guy who called the NPD's data 'wrong' based on nothing other than that it didn't meet his predictions. No evidence to the contrary, just that his prediction was totally wrong about Jan/Feb sales.
If limited appeal are gamers and not smart phone users who somehow think phone games are as good as console games then good. I would prefer them then people who think Angry Birds are on the same level as UC:GA. Sony can't make the VITA a phone and can't have games that are 99 cents unless they hire phone developers to make games. So they are going to have to settle for the uncorrupted gamer who still sees the VITA's potential.Hopefully we are not so far gone that we can't even see that.
People need to realise this isn't the same as you're 'shudder' iPod touc/iPhone, it's a proper gameing console, you'll get true gammig on it and it will not fail IF sony change their adds because they're not going to sell the vita, people will think it's a new modle PSP, got your heads out your bums Sony, scrap the ads you had, make new ones.
Everyone else but can people please stop approving Patchers stupid predictions? He has never been right from what I have come across and on a couple of occassions has stated the obvious. I am glad to see hiphopgamer nonsense doesnt get approved anymore so now we need to work on stopping patchers posts.
i love how everyone says this man is always wrong when he got a lot of big things right. 1st Wii HD 2nd 3DS big launch price 3rd Call of duty sub service. Tose are pretty huge guesses that came true. He has gotten sone things wrong but guys stop being bitches take what he says with a grain of salt or look into. Its no big deal. I happen to disagree with this one tho as 3ds is the fastest selling portable so far of all time. i think the market is small for sony if they can not lower the price thats all.
he said nothing right First of all number 1 was a given. He wasnt the first 2) He was actually wrong about the 3ds selling at that price 3) again not the first He is 90 percent wrong
3 things right and like 30 things wrong. My pet rock would be a better analyst than he is.
Wii HD? No, he didn't get that right lol. 2008-2011 he kept on saying Nintendo would release a new HD Wii and it never happened. What are you talking about?
1. He was actually wrong with the Wii HD, its a tablet based product with more focus on being the link for the seperation of a tablet and console, so the HD part is about all he got right. 2nd. 3DS did not sell for what he predicted it to be....plain and simple. 3rd. He predicted that Call of Duty would be subscription based, meaning that you had to pay to play multiplayer at all. This dude does nothing for you but feed your need for fanboy paraphernalia do me a favor, make a list of everything he got right, and everything he ever got wrong, then subtract the obvious predictions and tell me if the number will be greater than 0.....doubt it.
Well, I suppose that is true and to be expected because no product can have UNLIMITED appeal.
Yup. There goes Pachter pointing out the obvious again.
I guess this means it has appeal since he's wrong 99.9% of the time
i agree, the appeal is limited to people who value their time being alive, and would not resort to iOS life wasters merely used to keep people occupied while providing hardly anything positive of artistic value (or even decent design). but that is a social problem.
Well he is the Expert
Thats coming from a guy that couldn't predict 1 O'clock at, 12:59...
Once again if it is not Microsoft releasing their new product then it is a bad idea and product. We see who lines this guys products. smh
Pachter tastes billy gates food to make sure it isnt poisoned, he tries too hard.
I bought one my little brother will buy one in next few weeks I am sure and my dad plans to see if it's any good when mine arrives tomorrow before maybe buying one himself :)
Yes, smartphone games are like $1 but what about the phone itself and the monthly bills? People always seem to forget about this.
Must I remind everybody that pachter has been wrong with juss about......EVERYTHING. This is the same guy who said the Wii was a gamecube with a gimmick and will be the end of nintendo when they unveiled it. He has been predicting the PS3's demise since its price was announced. For christ sakes, he said that this generation will be the last and there will be no more consoles after the PS3/360/Wii. Which we all know isnt true, Wii U and we all know there will be a new XBOX and PS announced in the next two years. Who is this doosh anyway, why do we listen to him, he is more dumbass then controversial and his analyzations are way off. I'm starting to think he posts his own news on N4G, I mean really? No one in there right mind would take this guys word for anything based on his past predictions.....to sum it all up, dude is a big fat FAIL in the flesh....Real Talk.
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