IGN: Vita is destined to sell better than 3DS

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Oct 24, 2011
  1. prowler
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    For better or for worse, Vita will be pitted against the Nintendo 3DS. But the comparison doesn't make a whole lot of sense, and even if you were to pit them against each other, Vita is still destined to sell better. That's because in addition to games (which Nintendo 3DS is still sorely lacking), it's also a much more powerful machine capable of doing a whole lot more than 3DS.

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    Nintendo isn't the primary competition for Sony this time around. The major complaint against something like Vita is that its space is being encroached upon by the phone and tablet market, and hence the real competition for Vita will come from Apple and Android devices. There's certainly something to be said about that. People are playing games on iOS in insane amounts. Hell, 30 million people play Angry Birds everyday. That poses a real problem for Sony.

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    When you combine everything the PlayStation Vita can do, it could easily make you wonder why it's been short-changed by many people in the gaming community. The Nintendo 3DS is certainly not going to take the Vita out with N64 ports and tired, worn series. The iPhone and Android phones are in everyone's pockets, but who's going to play a competent first-person shooter or action-heavy games like Arkham City on them any time soon? The Vita seems to be the best of both worlds – a technologically-advanced and connected handheld that's tailor-made for gamers.

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    ... No but really, just wanted to post a laughable IGN article.
     


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    I agree with this, Nintendo needs new IP
     
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    IGN AREW SO RIGHT!!! THEY KNOW WHAT HARCORE GAMERS WANT AND HARDCORE GAMERS WANT THE THE PS VITA! I'M HARDCORE MATURE GAMER WHO ONLY READS HARDCORE MATURE GAMING SITES!!!
     
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    They know the future? :rofl:

    Don't lemme laugh, trying to predict. it can turn ALL ways.
     
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    In all seriousness I hope the work experience boy wrote that article, because it's mediocre article. It's the kind of thing I'd expect to see in blogs.
     
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    I'm pretty sure thats true.
    Look at how many pre-orders for the vita are made.
     
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    Why didn't you post this troll article? i know everyone knows this is one,but still...

    Man, hate some of the media trying to portray Nintendo into something they never was while some people and even maybe some devs eat up.
     
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    But still, it can turn all ways.... I am not against Vita(Well a bit but Final Fantasy X is my love on this console)

    But still...
     
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    I saw this on Nintendo3DSBlog...

    I don't take things like this seriously, because they're obviously trolling. It just made me lose respect for IGN.

    While the Vita looks... okay. I don't see it selling any better than the 3DS. Both lack games as of right now. By the end of Q1 2012, the 3DS will have more games great than needed, and the Vita will be launching with barely anything. That's what I think anyway.

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    Also, it's the same thing with the DS and PSP. I remember everyone predicted the PSP to destroy the DS. I had a DS, and remembered I could not wait until the PSP came out. On paper, the DS had no chance... but it all comes down to games, and look how that war turned out. Just remember, the DS had no games at first too.
     
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    I don't know about that... The Vita has some pretty slick titles at launch (Uncharted, Little Deviants) which is, in my opinion, far better than what the 3DS launched with. While the 3DS isn't doing bad, Nintendo could be doing a lot better. I imagine the Vita could very well keep up with the 3DS' sales numbers in a few months, even though the 3DS has been on the market for a year by then.

    On the other hand, the 3DS is getting some pretty nice titles this november, which will move a lot of units this season. When you add the 2012 line-up, you know this race is not over yet.

    In defence of IGN: while they're quotes seem pretty fanboyish when taken out of context, they do have a point. Nintendo can't rely on ports like they could with the DS; the Vita will be much more of a competition than the PSP was. I also agree that the 3DS and Vita don't really compete each other (I think there's a market for both), but rather with other mobile devices like smartphones. Neither Nintendo nor Sony will be blown away by competition of other gaming handhelds. The smartphones are their biggest fear.
     
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    I'm not sure about that, they are both marketed to different audiences. I think the 3DS will probably sell more as it is marketed toward old people and children who tend to pirate a lot less. Whereas Vita seems to be aimed at the same audience as the PSP, the tech savy young male. I have a 3DS and I'm going to buy a PSVita.
     
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    Man was this article written by some sort of PSVita loving 40 year old virgin because it looks like something you might see in a newspaper. IGN were fools to publish it. I like the 3DS and some of the "N64 and tired, worn series" are some of the best loved games of all time. PSVita will be good but its not going to be perfect nothing is.
     
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    How exactly is that an insult?

    I think I don't really give a shit if the Vita sells more than the 3DS, just so long as it sells well so it can get continued support.

    Also, you all know if this article was "3DS is destined to sell better than Vita", you'd all be nodding your head in agreement until your neck snapped.
     
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    +1 Romee. Nintendo has a huge market that it only half satisfies. They need to make more of their games lingually available to non Japanese gamers. I love Nintendo and always will but the 3DS is up against some stiff competition and at the very least I hope it encourages new ips, not one, many. This competition can bring bright beginnings to new franchises and further technological advances in gaming control and preferences. I love both systems but I will not purchase a 3DS until a 3DS XL hits store shelves.
     
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    We never had a chance to read an article like that, everytime a new nintendo console is released, everyone predict the end of nintendo.
    What I see, is that the sony fanboy are trolling a lot more than nintendo fanboy, maybe because of that "different audiences", who knows?
     
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    Finally see that I am not the only person who remembers that. Will the Vita do better at sales in the beginning than the 3DS, highly possible. I really don't care though, I like the games that comes on both systems.
     
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    From what I see, we are all in the same audience.
    I didn't believe there are "causal" and "hardcore" markets. That something some group people made up and some others had a jolly over it.
    Which got completely out of hand and now companies have to work around it.

    Ie, You tube There like teens and adults arguing and trolling which systems(not just these) is better with kids on both sides acting like they know
    what they are talking about. I was :lol: all day going through you tube videos.
     
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    It doesn't help that the N64 and the Gamecube were huge flops in comparison to their competition.
     
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    3DS just needs to get Mario Kart 3DS and Super Mario Land 3D, and it needs it fast. Those games are real system-sellers and will both sell MILLIONS in their first month. By then the 3DS is a decent competitor for the PSV, at the moment it totally isn't. PSV games obliterate the 3DS games atm.
     
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