Kazuo Hirai has said the Vita has sold on the low end of expectations.

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    The Sony CEO has stated the PS Vita, successor to the PSP which also struggled to get as solid a footing as Nintendo's handheld lines has said the Vita "has sold on the low end of expectations". Though not a tacit admission of failure it is a masterwork in diplomatic phrasing and does not paint all that bright a picture.
    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/09/hirai-vita-sales-on-low-end-of-expecations/

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    Oh this thread is going to end well. Most definitely.
     
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    7 pages, 5 instances of soulsnatcher bitching and a loss of dignity and self respect for the entire forum.
     
  4. lokomelo

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    It sold bellow the expectations, but it still is the best hardware that I ever hold in my hands.

    It is not selling just for 2 reasons: lack of good games and high price.
     
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  6. FAST6191

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    "on the low end of what we expected"
    I have been known to phrase things delicately, or at least I thought I had, but it seems I still have a lot to learn.

    @Lurker2 you seem especially put out about having to type a line or two up at the moment. Though some may not care a bit of light analysis or an amusing aside is always welcome.
     
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    I kind of like Lurkers intro, because it truly is fitting. Although, after submitting about seven 'news' threads, it would be a good idea to not just copy/paste :lol: Keep up the good work.
     
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    I love my Vita!
     
  9. Arras

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    "on the low end of what we expected"
    Well duh. If those sales were expected they never would've made the device in the first place.
     
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  10. Veho

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    That's quite a diplomatic way of putting it.
     
  11. Ryupower

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    the vita has games
    but is missing key games that will help sell the system
     
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    Such a thing exists?
     
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    And an equal or greater amount of Guild yelling at soulsnatcher

    On topic: Maybe if the Vita had games this wouldn't have been a problem
     
  14. McHaggis

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    I bet he doesn't phrase things delicately when he walks into the executive conference room.
     
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    Maybe if we repeat this three times and click our heels, it will!

    This thread will end well, this thread will end well, this thread will end well...
     
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    Since we're talking in diplomatic way, I would like to point out that the Vita uses his mouth to draw (liquid) by movements of the tongue and lips that create suction
     
  17. DSGamer64

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    Maybe if it was cheaper and had better battery life too. Oh, and smaller as well. If it can't fit in the pocket of my pants, it's not portable.
     
  18. RodrigoDavy

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    Putting the obvious Vita low sales aside, Sony is really passing through a crisis. They're even selling one of their buildings in Japan to make up for low sales of electronics goods, mostly because of competition from Samsung and other korean/chinese companies, Sony's future doesn't seem too bright after all, huh. :unsure:

    EDIT: Before someone asks, source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/10/sony-asset-sale-idUSL4N0AF2OE20130110
     
  19. Valwin

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    Sony little by little finally telling people this thing flop it was one of the biggest flop of 2012 not only that but the hit it will take this October i don't want to even see those sales numbers Apart from wipeout, nothing on the Vita is playable for more than maybe 10-20 seconds, just a graphics demos really bad ones

    this in noway is good news none wants a single handheld monopoly cuz them Nintendo will think they can get away with anything


    best hardware sell this dint so is not a best hardware it seems ;)

    just a neutral opinion
     
  20. xist

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    It's funny, this news kind of mirrors the predicament the Wii U finds itself in at the moment.

    Invariably both systems will be fine in the end, and after all when a system has the "highest rated handheld game ever released", it's certainly not going to be struggling to exist indefinitely.
     
  21. Valwin

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    >>comparing 2 month old wiiu to almost 2 year old vita

    :D sure xist
     
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