Michael Gartenberg, technology industry analyst at Gartner Inc isn’t expecting a bright future for the recently released handheld gaming device from Sony, the PS Vita.
The would bankrupt Sony faster than the money being bleed by their TV division... the Vita cost $150 to make, $79 and $99 makes no sense.
This guy isn't much of a analyst, any twelve year old could predict this happening at those prices.
then again i can sympathize with them. I mean you have to figure that allot has changed between the time of the PSP and now. People (especially analysts) have gotten spoiled with the current trend of the does everything tablet/smartphone that it may be hard for them to look back at a dedicated gaming system. To them, if it doesnt let you create word documents and download apps then it has no relevance in today's social oriented on the go society. Im glad Im not one of those people. I can see the entertainment vale a dedicated unit still provides and will gladly plunk down my $300 to have one.
U mad? Do u know what losses on each unit if they sold it at 99 bucks let alone 79 bucks 250 is a good price but memory cards are out of order for the consumer
I feel like they would start using PSP's as happy meal toys at that point.
'If they would give every buyer 300$ instead of taking 300$, the VITA would sell like crazy.' - now give me one one of them crazy payed analyst-jobs.
It would be better for revenue and market share. I am guessing there break even point is higher, but then again, I dont understand why psp isn't this price.
The price is fine and I got the 3G and I'm saying that cause it's that hot.
the article says Vita is doomed, and I say gaming analysts people are doomed.
Not likely, more money in the industry means more money-men, and by and large these money men don't really understand or care about gaming, just money. So they contract these guys to tell them what they need to know and help them make decisions. This sort of position will only be on the increase if things keep going as they are.
Xbox 360 and Ps3 would fly of shelves at 49.99$.
I remember the times that PC gaming is doom, the Ps1 is doom, the xbox is doom, ps3 is doom, wii is doom, and 3ds is doom. Every analyst said that those should be $100! TO think that this is finance.yahoo.com
Even Bender thinks so! http://goo.gl/6s12H
The advanced and beautifil oled scteen alone is worth it. ppl talk so much crap but do u knw how much a 13 inch oled screen costs at nest buy? over 2000 depending on brand. This system is mote advanced and powerful thn any hanheld yet thy should sell it for less smh just stfu
An analyst can't figure out that when you buy a phone with a contract, YOU're PAYING for the PHONE... "It costs more than most phones" No, it doesn't. Go figure... What an idiot. Edit: you know what, could be that he just thinks people who are reading his comments are idiots and won't read right through them. Which is a terrible shame because the average consumer, who doesn't know better, will eat up every word he's saying.
Exactly. Go buy an iphone off contract and then come back crying.
I do not think the market is fading... i think the retailers... such as Best Buy, Target, and Walmart did such a poor job stocking the game system and games. I went to walmart to pick up the vita... not one system on shelf. I went to target and no vita.. the employee said they were sold out on tuesday.. employee was clueless.. went to best buy and they had the systems.. 4 game titles.. 2 of each game.. vita was supposed to have a huge game lineup at the start out of the gate.. i would hate to see something fail due to retailers being slack..
"Consumers shrugged off Nintendo's last handheld, the 3DS, when it came out last March. Less than four months later, the company had to cut the price by $80 from $249.99 because of disappointing sales." Lets tell the truth on this. 3DS sales were always good. They cut the price to break fiscal end of year records which they are doing. The 3ds was the top selling system in 2011, and is breaking records in all regions. How are smart phones and tablets effecting it? This article is complete nonsense BS. Ignore it and move on
Who actually pays these analyst?
if you read the article apple. The only people commenting were apple employees and research firms that dont have anything to do with the game market
Oh but they do... Now that you mention it. All these "iPhone vs Vita" articles, now that I think about it, are probably the opposite of what I was seeing them for. To me it was an idiot dumping on a great product (the Vita), but in reality it's probably hopelessly trying to convince us that iPhones are still relevant. Apple is afraid the Vita will cut into their market, not the other way around... Conspiracy theory, I know, but we have evidence right in this article.
Getting my PS Vita in the mail today, so exited!
You should be very excited. I haven't touched my PS3 or 360 since last week it's so awesome.
Whoa, you just left?! Shouldn't you have at least stayed until you got the Vita :p
The vita is priced incredibly fair....its cheaper than most tablets and is more powerful than just about all of them.
It's amazing how just recently people were saying 'This thing can't be less then $400. If it is less then that I will be first in line to buy it'. Now suddenly that isn't good enough either. Now it should be $200. I am not sure what is going on. Maybe people think they can strong arm Sony into lowering the price to the price of the 3DS so they can get all the features for peanuts.
Lol I remember reading some of those articles saying the vita will be very expensive
I remember when everyone went absolutely nuts over the Vita price matching the 3DS.
So much stupidity in this, I don't even want to begin...
Just got back from best buy, every employee i talked to said they were selling well. Everyone one of them also said their buying one. I think the Vita is generating a lot of interest in the US. Real gamers know what this thing is all about. Mine comes in the mail tomorrow, took off work for the occasion.
$99.99 the PS-VITA and $9.99 The PSP 3000?? yea keep dreaming!
add me if you have a vita! Psn-Gtxgamer2
Fading? hahahah! Look how 3DS broke records.
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