Walmart Manager, ” I have not personally sold a Vita in over a year”.

In a recent interview with a Walmart Electronics Department Manager I have been made aware of some frightening information. The Manager, who wanted to remain anonymous, told me that he has not sold a Vita in over a year. He also said that the Vita is a very nice handheld, but he thinks people just prefer playing DS’s. When he said DS, I assumed he meant the Nintendo DS, since he was the Department Manager and all.

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Snookies123136d ago

It's really unfortunate. People don't know what they're missing out on if they haven't owned one.

SonyPS43136d ago

Looking at the current game lineup there isn't much to be missed out, and I own a First Edition Bundle that released a week before launch. It's Sony's Wii U at this point.

BullyMangler3136d ago

neh . sony is in a league of its own this time . . the wiiU has way more to offer than an uncomfy vita < fact

GdaTyler3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

There are great games available. So do some research please.

GdaTyler3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

The only people who claim there are no games are people who only like one genre. It has a pretty good library and it's only on its 2nd year. The only reason why the 3DS is doing so well and the Wii U will succeed as well is because the 3ds is as cheap as dirt and Nintendo milks the Mario and SSB franchise like there's no tomorrow. I hate trolls who complain a franchise that gets a third game is too much and yet people play 100 games from the same franchise. -__-

zebramocha3136d ago

Of course he didn't because he's not a cashier.

Yodagamer3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

@gdatyler the 3ds sold better in the first months at the same price as the vita. Plus nintendo is not the one milking franchises with lackluster for their portable. Modnation (didn't have online), resistance (need I say more), Ratchet and clank, and the newest port of the jak and daxter collection. Nintendo has new ips (many of which i bought my 3ds for) and tbh i don't see how some of the things i listed got through sony like they did. Even assassin's creed and call of duty (name brand should have sold it) didn't help sales like most thought they would

SonyPS43136d ago

People are so defensive in their replies, saying there are great games but didn't even listed one. Proves my point, like really.

rpd1233135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

I have to agree. When I first got my Vita there were a ton of games that had already been released. Within a few months I was done with them. The replayability of a lot of the games is almost non existant and I don't want to only play indie games on my Vita. I'd rather have a good balance between smaller games and AAA titles, which are pretty lacking on the system. Sure we have Killzone on the way but other than AC3 Liberation and LBP, most of the AAA titles have been busts.

jujubee883135d ago

But C'MON! Drop the price or do something to lower the barrier of entry Sony!!!

This thing is still in demand otherwise people wouldn't be talking about it. People want it, so do something or at lest say something! :(

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JoGam3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

The key word is personally. Yeah dude you wouldn't. The cashiers would.

Besides, Walmart is not Best Buy. Employees just don't walk up to up and ask how may I help you. If I go into a Walmart game section, I already know what Im looking for.

yugovega3136d ago

u must not have ever worked at walmart. dpt managers do ring people up. and in electronics systems have to be purchased in electronics. so this managers experience is valid.

HammadTheBeast3136d ago

I dunno, I really do want to buy one, but there's just nothing that has amazed me yet. I played for days on my PSP, but I guess I'll just save up until PS4 comes then see if I feel the need to get one. It is great tech and it looks nice, but I just don't have the need for it.

jimmywolf3136d ago

i enjoy the system an the games on it but for $200 + would wait in till their library expand a bit, or the ps4 remote play turn out too be really good.

GribbleGrunger3136d ago

With a display like that, is there any wonder?

lilbrat233135d ago

He is a manager wth does a manager sell you something at walmart? Well once the Ps4 is release more people will buy the Vita I also hope for a price drop which could be another reason why not many buy it.

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komp3136d ago

He is a sh*t salesman then. His boss needs to get someone in who can sell to people the products they offer and tell this dude to GTFO.

Hint, salesman = selling something to someone, not sitting on your backside streaming porn in the back office waiting for people to come in and say "can I have that please?".

Kevlar0093136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

Because it's up to the store manager to go out on a limb to support the Vita? I thought that was, I don't know, SONY's job? You're obviously butthurt the Vita hasn't matched the 3DS or even close to matching it. Get mad at the people who have a say in the Vita's life, not a Walmart employee at one store out of thousands

MetalProxy3136d ago

Walmart employees are as helpfull as wet toilet paper...are you xone of them?

komp3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

No. Read my post again and you will understand why I do not repeat myself. Where did I mention Vita? Or does walmart only sell Vita's in your world?

Kevlar0093136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

Neither of you have to act so immature. Implying I'm a MicroSlave off of nothing, telling the manager he's a "sh*t saleman" because he hasn't sold a Vita (the fact this article is solely about the Vita means your comment was based off of the Vita, no other topic at hand), or that he's jacking off to porn any chance he gets (it's a weird accusation to make out of the blue).

@Komp it seems to me (just my opnion) you almost act like Walmart is playing favorites with systems, also a bit of resentment towards Walmart and its management, (whether it's blind resentment towards Walmart or from a past experience)

GdaTyler3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

The 3DS is crap. The only reason it succeeds is because it's cheap and it has Mario on its side. In my opinion it's a horrible console.

feeter3135d ago

@Gda Tyler... 3DS has some great games and more on the horizon... Yes the Vita is more powerful but the 3DS has games may people want... plus Sony needs to push the Vita more, give a larger memory card as a bonus (8gb)...portable has always been Nintendo's market if you want to succeed in it you have to be more attractive

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SonyPS43136d ago

It's been almost a year and a half and the Vita has a single digit (probably no more than 6) number of games worth playing on it. It's nothing special. I own a Vita since the release of the first edition and all it does is sit there collecting dust.

-Gravity Rush (I really don't like this game)
-Uncharted GA
-Disgaea 3
-Persona 4

This is all I can come up with. The rest are cross-buys, ports, Lego games, mediocre spinoffs (CoD, Resistance, Assassin's Creed, ModNation) and free Park apps.

GdaTyler3136d ago

Of the entire library that's all that interests you? That's nice. Nice story bro.

Hicken3136d ago

Your list is missing:

Atelier Totori
Soul Sacrifice
Mortal Kombat
Escape Plan
New Little King's Story
PS All Stars
Sound Shapes
Super Stardust
Unit 13
Zero Escape

And a few others I could have mentioned, as well.

By the way, it's stupid of you to leave out cross-buys and ports, since they have, on numerous occasions, been called the best version of the game. Especially if you're gonna have two ports on your list of the system's best games.

Make no mistake, they ARE among the handheld's best. But so are a lot of games you obviously know nothing about.

SonyPS43136d ago

"By the way, it's stupid of you to leave out cross-buys and ports"

"The rest are cross-buys, ports, Lego games, mediocre spinoffs (CoD, Resistance, Assassin's Creed, ModNation) and free Park apps."

Didn't leave them out, Hicken. Didn't feel it was necessary listing each and every game of those categories but thanks for the rather defensive reply, it was fun reading it.

Hicken3135d ago

You dismissed them as unimportant. You listed all of six games, then dismissed the rest.


If you didn't feel like making a list, you shouldn't have started in the first place. Since you did, you should have made it comprehensive.

Instead, you decided to make it seem like the few you "felt like" listing were all there were that was worth buying or playing. Clearly that's not the case, but if you acknowledged that, you wouldn't have a point.

izumo_lee3135d ago

That is your decision & i have no qualms about that but i am going to say that you are missing on a lot of games cause of that simple minded thinking.

Unlike the 3DS the Vita is region free so if you are willing there are a lot of games that one can import if they desire. I have 2 Vita's, one for playing localized games & the other is set for Japanese that require DLC.

My import library alone was worth the purchase of the Vita & i bought the Hatsune Miku limited version that cost me over $400.

Hatsune Miku Project Diva f
Senran Kagura Shinovi vs.
Demon Gaze
Monster Monpiece

Also having PSone games on the Vita is a nice shot of nostalgia. Often i get questions about that when i play FF7 when i go to work on the bus.

Your thinking is the same reason why the Vita is where it is at now. People are unwilling to have an open mind about the system. There are tons of games for the system that do not have to be 'system' sellers to be good.

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GusBricker3136d ago

Do Walmart employees get commission pay?

girevik3136d ago

No. There really is no incentive to sell more of anything other than feeling good about doing your best each day. I use to be a Manager at one.

Yo Mama3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

I have my Vita pre-ordered with my PS4 and 7 games. It's the perfect companion. Paying it all off weekly.

NYC_Gamer3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

Sony might not visit the traditional gaming handheld market again if Vita sales don't turn around

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