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Submitted by Wedge1082 1445d ago | opinion piece

Sony Sets The Bar For Being “Pleased” About U.S. Vita Sales Really Low

Speaking to Reuters, Sony’s U.S. CEO of PlayStation Jack Tretton stated that he would be “very pleased” if the company’s recently launched PlayStation Vita were to sell half a million units in the United States during its first three weeks at retail. While selling 500K units in three weeks is hardly a failure, after some comparative analysis the comment seems to be a warning that Sony is not expecting much in the way of Vita sales in the U.S. at launch. (PS Vita, Sony)

Dante112  +   1446d ago
Lol, this whole article is based on an assumption that Sony must've had low expectations to exceed it's original goal. Then they try to use the 3DS to say if it sold x amount, the Vita an't do the same. "It just can't". Gotta love the US media, never know when to admit that they were wrong. Handhelds are not doomed.

"No way they could have good sales. We predicted that it was DOOMED!...DOOOOMED!"
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Keats  +   1446d ago
It's not a US site and the Vita got a really good review there. You have to admit the expected numbers are low for all of the US.
longcat  +   1445d ago
Given the (relatively)recent events surrounding console launches, people are gonna be gun shy.

the weak early PS3 library; RROD; 3DS price drop
LX-General-Kaos  +   1446d ago
All i heard from this was the same song and dance..

Wenis  +   1446d ago
I dont know whats more annoying, articles saying anything about Sony is doomed, or lame sarcastic comments like those shown above in defense of Sony.
Dante112  +   1446d ago
@ Keats

Do you have a link to Sony's expected numbers for the US (Not talking about any "I'd be happy to see", but a set official number to make)? So how would you or I know? Exactly...

@ Wenis

I know! Comments that add nothing to the topic and "complain" about other people complaining about the quality and actual contents of an article.
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metsgaming  +   1446d ago
Who else thinks no matter what the sales numbers are these websites will call it a failure. I want to know what the number these sites are looking before hand to consider it sucessful and a reason why they come up with that number.
Mikhail  +   1446d ago
I think the numbers are wrong for the 3DS..If you set the 3DS sales number as your target then there is nothing wrong about that.
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brew  +   1445d ago
500k seems like a very high goal to me all things considered - time of release , price , less hype than PSP , and the growing question - is dedicated handheld gaming on a steady decline in general ?
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ronin4life  +   1445d ago
Nintendo had quite a few problems at launch, but the most damaging was that they set their expectations too high.
Sony is being more realistic/less hyperbolic, and setting their expectations lower so as to not make overarching statements and assessments they can't keep,
erivera1994  +   1445d ago
any one know the sales for the US Vita so far?
Razongunz  +   1445d ago
from 15th to 18th the vita sold 88k in global, and it was only out in japan and US at that time. and i heard the vita sold 12k in japan so that would make it 76k vitas in the US from 15th of feb to 18th.

i don't know the exact numbers on the japanese sales but around there.

but there havent been released a chart including EU and AU yet. so i don't know what the vita as sold in total as of today.

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