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

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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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    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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    "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!
     
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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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    That's quite a diplomatic way of putting it.
     
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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
     
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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!

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

    :D sure xist
     
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