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Sony: PS Vita Will Be Profitable On Day One

At its press conference on Monday, Sony unveiled for the world PS Vita, coming with a plethora of games and a very good price point. The base model will retail for $249.99 in the U.S., however many analysts thought Sony would not be able to sell the device at that price because it would be too costly. They were wrong, because not only is Sony able to sell the handheld console at the reasonable price, they’ll be making a profit on it from day one

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iamnsuperman4754d ago (Edited 4754d ago )

This is more than nice. I wonder how much of a profit. This could mean price cuts if Nintendo try to undercut it. This has got me thinking. Sony has learnt to make a profit on this device (and handheld are notoriously more expensive to cram the hardware into a small space) what have they learnt and how would this effect the PS4

StbI9904754d ago (Edited 4754d ago )

Hello, it is not ken kutaragi anymore...isnt obvious?

They have learnt sound vague, would put as they already had it going just needed the right person at the right position to make it happen and kaz is looking like the bringer for playstation domination all over.

Vita just look like a ps2 with a lot of place to take over for.

Btw, they talking about analyst, what was this asshole patcher saying about the vita being the stupidest name ever and it going surely to fail at a higher price tag? would love to read his next hypocrisy, and smear a good email to his eyes.

movements4754d ago

Sony's learnt many lessons. Happy to hear.

jahcure4754d ago

this will be good for sony if true. New hardware that will certainly sell millions and be profitable out the gate? WOW.

Lets hope the games are equally affordable

Dannehkins4754d ago

I think the PS3 initial launch price was actually a good thing in some bizarre way, because Sony have learnt so much from it.

For instance, PS Vita is powerful and at a very competitive price and they already said they're going to invest themselves massively into the PS4 so I am hoping that there will be a nicer price launch for that as well.

Glad to hear that Sony is on the right track.

iamnsuperman4754d ago (Edited 4754d ago )

I agree in a bizarre sort of way too. The PS3 taught Sony a lesson and lets hope they do not repeat it

Dannehkins4754d ago (Edited 4754d ago )

Sorry mean to say Sony already said they're NOT going to invest massively, My mistake.

I completely agree superman. Sometimes it's a good thing when a company is taught a harsh lesson.

TheViper4754d ago

Your story fails. Sony just announced that they expect to take hardware losses for the first 3 years.

Surfaced4754d ago

Yeah I saw that too:

http://n4g.com/news/781198/...

Would be nice if we could get some clarification here.

DJMarty4754d ago (Edited 4754d ago )

There is a GT video interview where they say PSVita profitable day one.

http://n4g.com/news/781774/...

Watch and listen at 02.00

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Sony shares big new PS Plus stat, but not the one we want to see

PlayStation Plus has improved the split of PS4 and PS5 players on its priciest tiers, but Sony continues to hide total subscriber numbers.

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mandf13d ago

lol acting like it’s equivalent to ms numbers

Mr Logic13d ago

Uh...They're definitely not equivalent.

"Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service now has 34 million subscribers."

"the total number of PS Plus subscribers across all tiers was 47.4 million"

darthv7213d ago (Edited 13d ago )

That PSN number seems like it should be much higher... especially when you consider that PS4 alone has a sell through of over 117m. To not even be at least half that is rather interesting.

To the XB side, having 34m to an install base of roughly 50m (XBO sell through) or even 85m (360 sell through) is a greater percentage of unit to member ratio than PSN.

bloop13d ago

That's not the "gotcha" you think it is Darth.

darthv7213d ago

^^it's not supposed to be bloop.... it's just an interesting observation.

Einhander197213d ago

darthv72

"That PSN number seems like it should be much higher... especially when you consider that PS4 alone has a sell through of over 117m. To not even be at least half that is rather interesting.

To the XB side, having 34m to an install base of roughly 50m (XBO sell through) or even 85m (360 sell through) is a greater percentage of unit to member ratio than PSN."

Have you ever heard of a PC before? I hear they are pretty popular.

fr0sty13d ago

MS started lumping gold subscribers in with those GP numbers... keep in mind.

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shinoff218313d ago (Edited 13d ago )

What. Definitely more os plus subscribers but that makes sense due to actual console sales

Darth the difference between the bases are huge your right but you gotta think. Ps players buy more games, where as the Xbox base relies on gamepass for their gaming. So it makes perfect sense

darthv7213d ago (Edited 13d ago )

What makes perfect sense though? You say PS players buy more games... so then logically there should be more PS+ subscribers given the increased number of online multiplayer games in the PS4 generation alone. The PS4 was the first time that + was required for online play much like Gold was for 360 users.

Keep in mind we are talking subscribers, not simply XB/PS users. I assume you meant to say offline single player games, which is most likely true as well. That gen also saw a significant increase in games with an online component comparted to the previous gen.

victorMaje13d ago

I for one will be going back to essential at the next renewal. When I feel a game is good & right up my alley, I’ll check trusted reviews & just buy it.

jznrpg13d ago (Edited 13d ago )

I have the top tier until 2028 as they gave me a massive discount for all the years I had left but I’ll most likely go to essential as well. I buy my games but my kids do use the service occasionally. They do prefer to own their games as well since any game can leave the rental service at some point and they don’t like that idea. They mostly use it to demo games then ask me to buy games if they really like it.

RedDevils13d ago

For me, I will cancel it all together but unfortunately I still have it till 2030 lol