Sony Computer Entertainment America has now issued its NPD report response, and as usual the company decided not to mention any actual hardware sales figures, but provided the following quote about the PlayStation ecosystem.
PSV is a solid piece of hardware just needs more support on the software side
I have a good feeling this E3 is going to be all about Vita at Sony's press conference.
If that actually happens then E3 will blow big time... I want the focus on PS3! Not on ps2, not on PSP, and certainly not on Vita. Whoever actually wants Sony to focus on Vita the whole presentation then lol at you.
This console generation is at the end. The Wii U releases at the end of this year. We have multiple reports that developers have already moved onto to next gen games for PS4/Durango. Nintendo and Sony have both released new handhelds signifying the beginning of the next generation of handhelds. All of the production for current gen games have slowed down especially with Nintendo and Microsoft. With all of this evidence stacking up and the current problems the Vita is facing in the market, do you honestly think Sony is going to focus on PS3 at E3? I LOL at you because you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.
No kid, hope E3 is about unveling game after game for Vita...
With some really cool surprises ;o)... Gravity Rush and P4: The Golden still coming though.
Yeah I have one and I agree. It's a very solid gaming machine. It'll pick up once better software ships.
That's sadly been the pattern for a long while now. Sony loses out to MS every month. MS states that it sold X amount and then Sony doesn't really address the situation.
Reminds me of politics where they just focus on the positives. It's much like Microsoft's response when it comes to worldwide sales. As for Vita it will continue to have an uphill battle. Not because the system is weak (far from it), it's just lack of marketing and todays times. It's a tough sell now to offer a handheld gaming device for $250 and then expect consumers to then invest in a memory card and $40-$50 software.
This is just my Opinion on the matter, Here we go.. MS we sold X amount of this and that.. Sony-- Silent on the subject.. ----------------------------- ----- Media Bashing Sony Sony pulling money from god know where. and drop Exclusive after Exclusive.. MS stashing that money in there wallets.. Sony Providing their fanbase with new IP's late in this Gen. MS-We'll just keep giving them kinect games and the same ole XGames, Because the it seems to us that, that is all they want from us..
Why do you want the numbers? You have a share in Sony's stock or something? Or do you want the numbers so that you can post something sarcastic in a serious tone?
Sales, like it or not, are important. To think otherwise is naive. This is a business, making money is all that matters to these companies, MS, Sony, and Nintendo.
@Janitor It's imporatant to them...not to us We don't run the company for them so sales shouldn't matter.
No sales=no support, so you should care. Dreamcast anyone?
@ Janitor Its fine for those companies to care about sales but gamers are losing their focus. To many fanboys are getting caught up in this game of sales when what should matter to us is features and good gameplay etc for the same price (or cheaper given the digital only movement). Gamers are losing with this day 1 DLC crap or games with a lack of features their earlier iterations had etc etc. I don't give a crap about a company or its sales if they aren't offering me what I want and thats how gamers should look at it. If X company isn't providing me with said features then no, they should not continue to exist.
we need the numbers to get the developers to back the thing. sorry ass numbers will resort in sorry ass support for the device. look at the history of the sega gamegear or atari linx. god im old lol
@Janitor NES SNES GENESIS N64 XBOX GAMECUBE The Playstation 3 has outsold all of those consoles. I don't think the PS3's sales are going to effect it's support at this point.
lol Yes sales are important, but not that important to us consumers. Consumers don't have to care about how much the product they bought/are buying is selling lol. Besides we all know the reason why 'the gamers' that actually 'do care' about sales isn't because they are worried that they won't get support from the company. It's because they want to fuel console wars. They want to brag about how "my console outsold your console." Seriously, you have people crying foul about how vgchartz is cheating the numbers lol. Their numbers are never official. Sometimes they don't even correct it after Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo release the official numbers lol. Gamers shouldn't really care about sales. If you bought the console you did your part. There is nothing else you can do to increase sales besides either buying the console again or recommending it to other people. Other than that worrying about the sales isn't going to get you anywhere.
bayb cuz is tru
@Jabberwocky Who's talking about the PS3? This is a Vita discussion....try to keep up chief. Thirteen agrees for a totally off topic comment.....LOL
No, they never reveal numbers even when they are doing good.
I do a lot of gaming shopping and locally in las vegas the ps vita is in stock everywhere. I'm not sure that's a good sign as it looks really poorly advertised. I think people are a little scared with sony phasing out the psp and dropping the pspgo quicker and more deliberate then ms dropped support of the original xbox.
I want the Vita to do well but Sony not releasing any numbers can only means the numbers are not that good (don't be naive Sony would release the numbers in an instant if they were impressive)
Really? They didn't in the ps1 or ps2 era. They gave quarterlies and fiscals for the stockholders.
exactly 100% Sony would rather talk about thing's like this February 22 PlayStation®Vita launches in North and Latin America, and Europe, introducing the most immersive handheld gaming experience available on the market. At launch, nearly 25 games are available for the device with nearly 100 total in development. PS Vita supports both Wifi and 3G and includes revolutionary advancements in portable gaming such as dual analog sticks, 5-inch OLED front touch screen and rear touch pad, front and rear cameras. http://us.playstation.com/c... notice At launch, nearly 25 games are available for the device with nearly 100 total in development. so there is [email protected] near already 75 more games in development for the PSVita already, and people are worried, that there will be low support? hell even @ it's current sales pace that's without, any price drop's, with many gamer's saying the price is way too High. Sony has managed to sell over 1.9 million in less than 4 months the system being on the market. That's with a price tag of $249.00+ and already there is 25+ games for the system not including the PSN and PSP orig. Digital Download games Sony can sell for the system. with soon to be PS1 and Playstation Suite games and application's. not to mention the system has only been on the market for less than 4 months. what the hell can gamer's expect for software support this [email protected] early in the systems life? there is already over 25+ freaking games for it already released, this is without the PSVita even having it's first full sales year fall season without it's first E3 to premere new software for the system. Let alone all of the resources needed to take care of not only making games, but working on updating the onboard system software. there only so much you can do at one time. Sony's putting out more games, they are working on service updates, working on updating the HTML5 web browser, Near..and its less than 4 months on the market. Give them some time [email protected] many gamer's today it seem's have the IMPATIENCE of a child of the age of 5 who keep's asking "are we there yet"
MOMENTUM! It's like a drinking game. Take a drink every time a Sony exec says "momentum".
Yes it is. 1.8 million sold world wide. http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed...
This is the 5th or 6th time Sony has used "momentum" to try and spin their (hidden) numbers and try to diguise the fact it hasn't beaten the 3DS or the 360 in FIFTEEN MONTHS.
Why does it matter if the Vita beats the 3DS or 360? Will you get money in your pocket if the Vita beats them? It's obvious that the Vita isn't outselling those systems. You don't need Sony to tell you that.
Because if you owned a business and you weren't #1 you would definitely use the words "losing", "not as well", "lesser", or similar to describe your business because it would definitely help to increase sales... Look, we know they're not selling as well in the U.S., globally in comparison to the DS for the Vita. I mean, think about it. What does MS say about their sales in Japan and Europe, which fall below the PS3? Nothing. What does MS say about their sales of Windows Phones? The same thing Sony says about NA sales of the PS3 and worldwide sales of the Vita, nothing. Why this is a mystery confuses me. You know why they're saying it, but you don't know that they're not saying anything important because it wouldn't reflect well on their business? Seems kind of weird to know only half of that, IMHO.
Some people can only play sales. I'm not even talking about people who only have a particular console. But people whose sole purpose is to trumpet sales as if they ARE games. To that end, they will try to twist and manipulate any numbers and words to suit their needs, and they will disregard anything that directly refutes their view.
As usual, cgoodno hits it right on the head. Month after month you hear "What's Sony hiding!" when NPD numbers come out. It's no different than when MS is silent on Europe and Japan, no one should be confused by this silence. When Kinect was flying off the shelves, Microsoft was shouting it from the rooftops. Ditto when the 360 was a force in Europe. Now, not so much. This is public relations, plain and simple. Microsoft in the past has even left 360 sales figures numbers out of their financial releases when the console suffered year over year declines. Sony is no different. It's all about emphasising the positive.
Well just a point, micro didnt trumpet sales for any region other than the US all last year, yet they couldn't have done too badly outside of Japan, they had to been at least close in some key WW regions if not winning some (UK maybe) since they marginaly out sold the ps3 worldwide last year...I think the reason both Sony and micro are mostly "silent" about Euro sales is because there is no official sales report on a monthly basis. So sonys silence in this situation is a little more obvious, epecially for a region they recently dominated. In fact up until WW sales had been released I cant tell you how many times I heard on n4g that 360 only sales in the US, logic says the results at the retail stores worldwide must be alot different than what n4g folks believe. That said yes I agree its understandable why they're silent but again both are silent for the most part on Europe since there's no report to comment on, thus the situation isn't the same in comparison.
people buy the vita, it will be worth it! its a great device for gaming, music and videos :D
the vita is solid and it will only get better price cut and new games will make it catch fire!
A price cut is all I'm waiting on. Specifically on those overpriced memory sticks. I'll take one on the Vita as well though.
I dunno, I have a full time job, I work 12 hours and drive my own car. Therefore, I have no use for a portable, but I did play with a Vita at Walmart. Impressive, but pointless for me except maybe when taking a dump.
most people actually play at home at least in the US and maybe Europe (not to sure). Pretty sure there have been polls to confirm it but generally i have found most people play at home.
That's the thing though. I'm pretty sure most people in the same situation as me would prefer to play at home on a big screen with surround sound. I know this is not a popular statement to make here, but the vast majority of mobile gaming takes place on smartphones now.
The Vita is useful when my daughter or wife wants the TV in the living room I'll just bust out my Vita and sacrifice pretty much nothing.
I usually play mine at home. I have all consoles but play handhelds because theyre fun and have great exclusive games. I cant play kid icarus, re revelations, golden abyss, and others on a tv. I also like laying back and gaming on a handheld or walking around the apatment trying to beat a boss. Some people like me just like the tech and have a love for handhelds. The 3ds' 3d is also really cool which isnt possible on a tv (glasses free 3d). Your like my bro though, he works 6-7 days a week and doesnt have time for anything else so i understand your situation.
I usually only play on a handheld if i go away on holidays. Helps for passing the time while travelling in the air or train.
Only use my Vita at home, it has even replaced my PS3.
Why is it I'm seeing people get a little wound up over the fact Sony has said "momentum" a lot. It's not the end of the world
I was more creeped out over the use of the word ecosystem when talking about their products.
cant wait to see what they have in store at E3 and gamescom regarding vita games.
sony dropped the ball remote play is where its at ps3+psv was supposed to be the wii u wayyyyyyyy b4 the wii u
People worry to much about hardware launches, it takes about a good year most of the time till we start to see software for the systems, you have to remember that the Vita was not in the hands of every Dev before the system came out. Sony only lets I guess you can say top tier devs get a hold of the system first. Even then they have to take the time to learn the Dev kit and tools, come up with a prototype for a game, get it approved, start production, ect... The fact that the Vita on its own right now even with out many games is worth the price in many peoples eyes says a lot about the platform itself. Their is a reason I always wait one year before I get any new hardware. Same goes for OS's and Service Packs, or like with 3DS Max 2012 and the animation issues with the curve editor.
Sony to the haters. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
what the.. fuck?
Just give me 1 year, Sony. When all of my debts have been paid, I will support the Vita. I hope by then cross-play is already well established. Still, even if that's not going to be the case, I will buy a Vita and enjoy its games to support you. On the side note: Sony has been generous enough to give us many games in the previous years. It's only right to show them our love back by buying their products more. Yay, Sony!
I bought the special edition early bundle and I love it.. but I haven't had anything to play in two months.. Cant wait for gravity rush later this month and resistance.. Im hoping sony makes alot of announcements at e3...
"Everything is alive, everything is breathing, nothing is dead, and nothing is bleeding." Just enjoy what we have and quit criticizing the #9 best selling gaming machine of all time because it's not #8.
I doubt the vita is gaining momentum. The only way it's going to achieve that is if sony reveals atleast 10-15 games at e3 for the device. I own a vita my self and I truly think that's it's not a success.
What games have you bought? I feel like you haven't utilized it properly.
I've bought uncharted golden abyss, unit 13, FIFA football, ninja gaiden sigma plus that's about it. I'm thinking of getting rayman origins, wipeout 2048 and mortal kombat. But they don't sell mortal kombat were I live it's banned I was really pissed off.
I highly recommend Touch My Katamari, Rayman: Origins, and MLB 12: The Show. Very good games. :)
NPDs were universally bad...nobody really should be happy with the April numbers.
According to basic physics, it is impossible to gain momentum without additional mass (Software) or forward thrust(Heavy Marketing, Major announcements etc.). So, as things stand now I find it hard to believe the Vita is *Currently* gaining momentum. ^_^;
I'm not sure quality games are what people want. Sony pumps out game after game...on a consistent basis. People still buy the Kinect. They are the unsung hero of gaming, currently.
Yeah it is selling less and less each month. Momentum!!!
You've should have stayed to PSP this generation but greed has his downside you know.
the vita will definitely carry on well into the next gen. Shit if you look at its capabilities and the power inside, one could arguably say it is the first next gen device. Just wait and see when the PS4 comes out it will be intertwined with the Vita.
okay lets get psn and ps1 going "without" remote play and we're golden although I can't wait for Resistance and Lego Batman 2.
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