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Only 66K PS Vita sold in France during 1st month

Sony has sold just 66,000 PlayStation Vita in France during its first month while 117,000 Vita games have been bought over the same period. The Nintendo 3DS is now selling better than the Vita (7000 sales for the last week for the first against 5000 for the Sony machine). Total for the Nintendo 3DS is now 874K units in France.

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GribbleGrunger2340d ago

so are we going to be breaking Europe down into regions now just so they can cherry pick the results they want? how about we concentrate on the fact that the Vita outsold the 3DS in Europe again this week. it might not stay that way, but those are the facts

Emilio_Estevez2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

It's DOOMED! lol

Kidding of course, Sony is in it for the long haul and will continue to support the Vita

GribbleGrunger2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

you disagree with DrStabwounds that it's doomed or you missed the joke?

jony_dols2340d ago

This is like an article about PS Vita sales figures in North Dakota or something. Show me the SCEE overall Vita figures before baiting with 'Only' doom & gloom articles.

ronin4life2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

@jony
France is an entirely different country than it's European pears, with its own culture and people.
The lands of North Dakota haven't been different from the rest of the US since Its current "owners" stole it.
So no, it is not the same. -_-;

jony_dols2340d ago

@ronin4life :

You could argue that every US state is 'stolen', but regardless of that, just like France is one of the countries that make up SCEE, North Dakota is one of the territories that make up SCEA.

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360GamerFG2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

Why stop there? Why break down the world by continents? Why don't we talk how 3DS has outsold the VITA WORLDWIDE yet again for the umpteenth time?
How's that for not cherry picking Gribble?
Wrong, this is an article about FRANCE. Not Europe. You are the one that brought Europe into this. I just followed your que since Europe is a continent on Earth.

GribbleGrunger2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

you see, this is what bugs me about you. if this was an article about world figures and you was a Sony fanboy, i'd point out that the 3DS has outsold the Vita (and would end up getting disagrees from Sony fanboys). this is an article bases in europe so the debate IS about European numbers, which i addressed and probably got disagrees from Nintendo fansboys.

so cut the crap and stop moving the goal posts to favour your own argument.

@Myst: absolutely. it's far too early to call yet. we need a good six months of sales first and even then we need some new games to judge it by. for instance, if MH comes out in Japan and doesn't have an effect then we can 'really' talk about potential 'doom' (not that that is a very adult way of looking at it anyway)

@financialgamer: but the point i make is that they are cherry picking a region of Europe in order to write this. France is a part of Europe and the Vita outsold the 3DS in Europe this week and the week before and the week before that. like i said, it may not stay this way, but let's just be honest for a change and not pick and choose

Myst2340d ago

@Gribble - Exactly there is a MH slated to come out soon that I know of and has been price marked just forgot the date (if they even gave it one). Honestly this whole time it seems people like to jump the shark way early.

Dante1122340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

Gotta admit this is kinda funny. They compared the Vita first month sale in France with the 3DS LTD one year sales. Then brags about the 2000 unit lead there for the week. I think the Vita's holding up well and once more games release it'll even do better.

Edit: @ Gribble Yeah, the Vita has outsold the 3DS in Europe as a whole for it's launch and still does if the VGcharts europe numbers are to be believed. Probably gonna get a disagree for agreeing with you though.

FatGayandbald2340d ago

I agree why dont they add UK germany spain italy etc , I have never seen so many hate articles about vita on any other sites like this, strange how 1 site has so much hate against 1 company .

BrutallyBlunt2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

Wonder why we keep seeing negative topics? It's because there are enough emotional fanboys who care.

After a year or so is when we can actually have a better grasp of how well Vita is doing. If it does well, great. It is a well made system. If it doesn't catch on oh we'll, why get upset about it. The consumers will decide in the end. Not analysts and certainly not anonymous people who make comments in forums.

gapecanpie2340d ago

Handhelds are a dying breed....

tokugawa2340d ago

gribble, surely you are on sonys payroll right? you are now up with the best of the sdf that i have ever seen lol

anyway, i live in france (im from the uk) and this is playstation land. this will do fine! it is also worth noting that france has a high import tax, so consoles and especially games retail higher than most parts of europe..

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Myst2340d ago

Okay well it just recently came out just state that when some more games make it's way to the system I'm sure the sales will shoot up. As it stands now I personally find some of the choices on the "Eeeh" side. Only getting some games because I need something, yet when the PSV becomes like the PS3 and has a choice for almost everyone then the sales will surely be stronger. So really if we were to spell out doom (as some may insinuate from the sales figures) it would probably be best to wait a few months and then see. Though overall so far the system itself is good just needs the game support on it. Well PSV games and not just PSX and PSP.

joeorc2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

Pure an Simple, already there is plenty of

1)PSP games that already work on the PSVita
2)there is a good number of PSVita only games for the system @ launch, many are already enough for many taste's of the types of Games. Not just only a few types.
3) PSP mini's
4) 4 AR games already you get 3 for free when you buy the PSVita.

the real truth of the matter is the Price of the UNIT COMBINED WITH THE COST OF A BLANK MEMORY CARD.

when people could buy the unit @ launch for $299.00 with a 8 GB blank memory card. Many still say it's too expensive.

the truth of the matter is Sony's new Hand held price is being dictated on its value of worth in the market by perception of what Nintendo prices it's handheld systems for. Not what the true value of what the system is worth.

Agree or disagree it does not really matter, but Nintendo reduced cost of entry of the 3DS an now many Gamers expect For Sony to do the same, not because of what's in the hardware really, it's because of the "perceived" Value of what they want it to be, not what it's value is. Its like asking luxury auto sales to drop the price of a much more expensive car to not only make but also secure parts for the unit to drop the price to with in the price of a mid size mid tier cost auto.

it's being just plain unrealistic in my opinion.
I really do not think content is the issue, for one the PSP sold alot of hardware but the software dried up.

There was many PSP games only released in regions that was not in other's so would that be a new game for some consumer's who never got to play that PSP game?

An many PSP games run on the PSVita already. there already is a catalog of games on the PSVita.

http://blog.us.playstation....

because i would really like to meet a single person who has played all these games an completed them, which i think is a very high % chance that they have not played all of them!

i doubt that very much.

for many who still think its not the main reason is price:

Nintendo releases 3DS for $250.00 people complained
Sony talks about Price of the PSVita, people think its going to be way too expensive.
Sony releases Price of $250.00/$299.00 Many Gamer's gasp an clap at the price reveal.
Nintendo drops PRICE of 3DS
Sony's new Handheld is too expensive. add in memory card cost it's way too expensive.

Tell me it's Not the main complaint is its Price:
How many Gamers say that it is not based on Price of PSVita on its Value vs. Nintendo system's an now add in the Apple an Android devices?

that's what i thought!

Myst2340d ago

The price is certainly an issue that I agree with I had the trouble of choosing whether or not I would get a Vita over some other things when my tax return came back. The main difference I see though in the two is what you get out of them for said price. While the Vita offers some amazing things it could be argued that it should be 300. Dual Touch screens, Dual analogs, playing some "high-grade" games, use of dual cameras. If there was a forseeable price drop it seems like it would come down at least by 50 but not more; at least not for a while.

In the way of games I kind of say eeh..only cause the selection at this point I don't know. I have Lumines and Hotshots and while Hotshots is kind of cool I find myself playing Lumines more. Barely touched Hotshots and while I do like fighting games I can't really see myself playing Blazblue on it just yet when I have it on PS3 also :/. Again this is all from my own perspective though so certainly wouldn't take it too much as fact :)

I guess I'm just waiting for some action RPG type games similar to Monster Hunter or even just Phantasy Star Online.

joeorc2340d ago

"Dual Touch screens, Dual analogs, playing some "high-grade" games, use of dual cameras. If there was a forseeable price drop it seems like it would come down at least by 50 but not more; at least not for a while. "

Like i said before :

"perception of what Nintendo prices it's handheld systems for" is having a direct on the perception of what the PSVita's Value not what it's real value is. Its one thing to say I do not think the Price is worth it at this point in time. which is fine , but many Gamer's think it should be priced far lower than what it's cost is to make an distribute, far below realistic cost's.

Not even Nintendo got this much flack for it's perception of it's value in the market. Even when it was first released.

What i have been saying all along, is basing it's value on what other devices are charging. Like i said the Price of Sony's machine is.

"In the way of games I kind of say eeh..only cause the selection at this point I don't know. I have Lumines and Hotshots and while Hotshots is kind of cool I find myself playing Lumines more. Barely touched Hotshots and while I do like fighting games I can't really see myself playing Blazblue on it just yet when I have it on PS3 also :/. Again this is all from my own perspective though so certainly wouldn't take it too much as fact :)

I guess I'm just waiting for some action RPG type games similar to Monster Hunter or even just Phantasy Star Online."

while i see where your view on the PSVitas lack of content are i really have a doubt about the idea that the PSVita lacks games right now. I mean once again i doubt very much that a single person has played an completed all of these games on this list.

http://blog.us.playstation....

Now granted those are PSP games and PSP mini's, Im just saying that the idea there is games lacking on the PSVita and with many gamer's saying this is their first Playstation Portable system. the dual analog system + an increase in resolution of the PSP games itself with the added 2nd analog control added to that PSP games it's kinda doubtful in my opinion that people can really view there is not many games on the PSVita right now, even @ release.

Myst2340d ago

Well I know someone who does have all the games and played a least a small portion but in terms of beating them? No. most certainly not. Not that it's not many games just that games I personally don't find some games worth while at least at this point but then again it did just come out which I know.

Well could one not argue that what you say from the vita based on it's statics one could certainly come to the conclusion that it's value is worth it?

joeorc2339d ago (Edited 2339d ago )

"Well could one not argue that what you say from the vita based on it's statics one could certainly come to the conclusion that it's value is worth it?"

based on statistics depends on what the criteria that you are basing your statistic's on what the value of something is worth.

its one thing to say for example,That there is not enough content that you or I Deem to make the PSVita a viable choice for Me or you at this point in time. Nothing really wrong with that.

Its also a point that one could say they do not care about what's in the Hardware, just as long as the games are there. that is also another point of the value that people can place on in this case as criteria for the system.

On the same token when the price is set by the value of the company for it's hardware, saying then that it cost's way too much, by the same person who's above criteria was not based on A) the Hardware but based on the value of the games that interest them, or the number of games that interest them. You cannot say on one hand that the Value of the Hardware is not how you judge the criteria for how you view its value. but than "say that the 3DS cost's this much" why should the PSVita cost this much? It needs to be lower priced.

Like i said, if Hardware is involved in your value criteria of its statistic's of how you view the cost of said system.I do not think you can look at the Price of the 3DS Hardware an Look at the Hardware that's in the PSVita an expect it to be anywhere in the same ballpark in pricing, to be realistic about it.

Of course that is my Opinion an we of course can disagree, Im just saying that the Value of the systems in this case is pretty much based on perception. Not what the system is based on what value of the hardware that goes into the system. because if it did.

There should be no complaints on the cost of this Machine, because it's value based on the hardware that's in it far an i do mean far an away is more than what it's selling for. if the PSVita was selling in a phone telecom store based on what is inside the system itself off contract it would cost over $800.00 off contract an that's being really..really generous that is if the Telecom is going to let it go even still cheaper.

to put this into perspective..
The Nintendo 3DS has two GPU's in the system with a combined max

Vertex performance: Maximum 15.3M polygons/sec (at 200MHz)

Just one Core out of the 4 core's that's on the PSVita's GPU does

33.25 Million Polygons/sec @ 200MHz

there is still 3 more cores to go!

to even say that the PSVita should be priced anywhere near the cost of the Nintendo 3DS if you were basing it on what hardware is inside the Machine is being Quite unrealistic in my Opinion. Based on the Value of GPU's alone the Nintendo 3DS is in no where near the same league in hardware performance. Which like i said the value of system is if based on games is one thing but trying to base it on Hardware would be no where near the same value. that's just the honest truth.

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Ulf2340d ago (Edited 2340d ago )

That's actually decent for the country of France, by itself. The EU is a MUCH larger market than merely France, after all.

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Shivan2340d ago

who cares about this........only worldwide sales matter really......only new game support matters.....

the psp outsold the ds worldwide for an entire year.......who cares if the vita outsells the 3ds in europe (the third most important game region) or visa versa

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