While Sony has yet to make public how many PlayStation Vita systems it plans on selling this year, SMBC Nikko Securities analyst Kazuharu Miura shared some forecasts today ...
I can definitely see the Vita hitting that many this year in Japan. It's gonna be flying off the shelves over there. They truly love their handhelds.
just look at their price point of vita. If this was few years ago this thing would be selling for 399. And i can't wait to pick up vita when it launches in the states i would go ahead and spend $50 extra to get the 3g edition. let's hope fro great software support from both 1st and 3rd party developers.
I know am getting one
Dual Touch Screen Dual Analog Sticks (with L3 and R3) Dual Shoulder Triggers Dual Cameras Dual Microphones Dual Stereo Speakers Quad Core Processors Organic Light Emitting Diode Screen Custom Google Android OS (Ice Cream Sandwich?) Google Search Skype Video Calling Party Chat PS3 & PSP Cross Platform Play Remote Play 2.0 Cloud Saving GPS WiFi b/g/n Bluetooth 3.0 USB 3.0 Augmented Reality Games PSN Games PS One Games PSP Remaster Games PS2 Remaster Games PlayStation Suite Android Games 50 + Real Games in development YouTube Netflix Google Apps Video Player MP3 Player Sound Recorder This baby is almost as good as a smart phone and a tablet! Now all we need now are HDMI TV output or DLNA and we are all set! Though considered a dedicated gaming device, its good to know that the PS Vita's usability does not rely on gaming alone but every other aspect of the digital lifestyle.
And its a new family member to the playstation brand...... It Only Does Everything..... That list alone has more features than 2 too 3 tablets put together and on top of that, there are possible unknown features that might be added. To it via system update in the future...... Loco roco is going to look freckin sweet on that OLED screen!!! Oh yeah it also has a "multi-purpose port" on it, that might just serve as a PSV unique HDMI or Video output thingy
@axelstone How long you been working for Sony? Honestly, consumers who get excited about a features list need to take a step back and see things objectively. Its not just enough to put a tick in the box but its also about how well that feature has been implemented. For instance Sony's PSP can boast a web browser. In reality the PSP's web browser is absolute $hit. I will wait to see real reviews of the hardware and software and not rely on marketing to make my decision. However, a lack of built in storage and no word on video codec support almost put me right off the Vita at this stage.
Its not a case of people not believing sony learned anything from this gen, its a case of SONY fanboys not believing there was anything worth learning. But you are right, that smug arrogance has been wiped off of SONY's face and that pleases me
Yeah, that's nice... so what about the games?
-I Want To Get Started Looking On what kind of Video Files it Plays, Does the Music have an Equalizer?, or Sound Crisp in Loud From The Speakers Built In?, can i View huge 12 MegaPixel Pictures In all There Glory and not get a Dumb Down Version?, Will This Have Cooler Music Visual Effects?, How Well Does The Internat Work? , Can i Play Flash Games off The Internet?, How Long Does The Battery Last?, Can I Use The Built in GPS as a TomTom, What Kind of Memory Stick Does it Use?, Whats The Biggest Size Stick i Can Afford?, How Responsive is this Touchscreen?, How Visible is the Screen OutDoors, Will the Sun Kill Pixels in Oled Screens? - Im an American , What Happens When i Import it From Japan? What are the Negatives apart from getting charged a little extra? , InLighten Me.... I see the OLED being very Power Efficient and the fact that no Disk are spinning this time... But Scarred cause my laptop running PS3 graffix dies after 1 hr 30 Minutes
Okay so judging from my disagrees, no one actually cares about the games or for that matter, even PLAYING this thing? You're all buying it for the hardware and I assume you'll just sit it on your desk and stare at it? Awesome.
Anyone know if this thing will be region free?
Yeah, except I heard the O button and the X button are swapped.
@ChiVoLok0 You're kidding... right?
In Japan it has always been like that. The action button is O while the back button is X. What is weird, is that friend has a Japanese PS3, and even when playing american games, they are swapped.
Thank's guys... bubs for helpful. I think I'll wait for it to release in the US. Don't want to be fumbling with the buttons, especially since some games will be playable on PSV and PS3... I'd hate to have to switch play style between hardware.
I thought I heard that but I know for sure its region free. I would google it now that I think about it. Tell me what you find and ill tell you what I find if I can edit this comment afterwords.
Yea I can agree to that. Still wish the Vita would have R2 and L2 buttons, would be happier if they could add R3 and L3 buttons but R2 and L2 are needed.
The rear touchpad can be used as a L2 and R2.
They do have l3 r3 buttons. Go watch the modnation racers vita demo. In the map creator on the bottom of the screen there's an l3 prompt.
2.5 Million...I'm going to participate on that number.
vitas perfect for me because im going for seals training soon and i would like to carry this along. doubt they would let me, but still. yea, here is an old pic of me back in 1999 in the army, tuff stuff.
Doubt it if it's thing like bootcamp. I knew someone who went into seals school
If you have the strenght to hold a Vita in your hand after what BUDS will do to you, then god bless you bro. I am in the army and what I have done has taken a toll on my body, but living in the water for 6 months....no thank you.
You probably won't be thinking about a Vita once you hit BUDS training. But I tell you what, make it through BUDS and your PS Vita is on me. I think a Vita would come in handy for entertainment in between whatever mission you may ensue. But you prove that you made it through BUDS, your Vita is on me. And for those who think I am nuts, if he makes it through BUDS, he would've earned the Vita. God bless the troops and God bless gamers. God bless gaming troops!
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SEALS? that's brave bro. good luck.
Dont worry about the Vita,because you will not have time to play it during the seals training.All your free time will be spent sleeping and getting energy for the next move.
Wow is that really bf3 on vita waycool if it is. Why the disagree's on you guys. Japs do love handheld. Good luck with being a seal. wow top dog.
dual analog sticks sold me and the release date game line up just seals the deal this is worth more than the 3ds day one for me
The hottest game coming out of E3 for the PS Vita was actually "Sound Shapes" and just recently NIS announced "Disgaea 3 Return" both of which are not high res but, still award winning and really fun games. There will be AAA type-ish titles in there but, there is no invisible rule which states games like Sound Shapes can not live asside COD (or vica-versa). PS Vita is a game device and any genre or budget game is more than welcome to jump aboard whith the security for devs knowing people are going to buy it. There is also the fact that people who make games actually want higher res environments to work in because it illustrates the world, characters, objects, etc in the intended manner. Low-Res would mean a lot of sacrifices and console/PC type high res would be harder to make as a game (from the ground up). We'll see.
Damn that white Vita looks so sexy. I hope it's avaiable at launch.
I think 2.5 million is a pretty confident projection. That would be a huge success if they reached that by this year.
That is good if Sony sell that many by the end of the year. plus they are not losing that much on each handheld sold because they can make it back with the games coming out for it.
Fiscal year guys. That's March of next year. They can soooo out do that.
I thought the Fiscal year was June/July, March should be the end of Q3. But of course your point still stands.
Sexy White PSV is Sexy
Didnt sony state they had 250 on mind when they made it and shot to have it cost around that to make and that theywere still crunching the numbers? Yea i agree 2.5 seems like a liberal number to me but idk what japense games that would be at launch so idk
Can't wait to get me a vita.
i hope overseas get the option to pick a white one as much as i love red and black this would glady feel like fresh air for me
Lol that white vita is sexy ;)
White tends to look REALLY good on Sony systems, and the Vita is no exception. I still wish I could have gotten my hands on that FFXIII PS3 with Lightning on it.
Kaz (or someone of similar stature) was quoted as saying they will be around breaking even on every unit at launch. 5000 yen or around $65US is not even close to breaking even. So either that was a lie, or the analyst doesn't know what he's talking about.
im going to paint mines black!!...no wait mmmm red! :D
I am pretty sure that this holiday season the Vita will sell out in Japan. And i expect it to sell out in the EU and the USA as well. Because if theres one thing that cant be beat is a great handheld at a great pricepoint. Despite the sales i am pretty sure people are going to bash it by saying it hasnt sold as many as the 3DS yet. I know this is going to happen because theres no limit to a fanboys stupidity.
lol it hasn't even been released yet so of course ninty fans are going to poke fun until it releases and i put it this way i dont know many people who want a 3ds, all i hear is ps vita, looks like a possible turn around, but we shall see ps im getting the wifi version:-D
Does anyone know yet how much the 3g monthly fee will be yet?
2.5m at the end of March 2013? Possible, but I doubt Sony is able to put out that many PSVs, but I might be wrong.
People with brains and tech knowledge will gladly pay the reasonable amount Vita is going to be launched at,especially with all the features it comes with and not to mention games that will rival what we play on our PS3/360.I'm certainly buying one without question.
WOW The PS-VITA is a sexy portable Super Machine
About a 40 quid loss on each Vita sold , cost of a game then ?
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