Sony's Portable Console Dying Ugly in Japan

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  1. Valwin
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    Could we get situation were Sony pulls the plug of the vita in japan and just focus in the west to see if they can make some money out of it ? also we have to wait for the suppose price drop next year that could help the system a lot cuz last thing we need is gaming handheld monopoly.

    competition is good it helps keep prices low

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  2. Devin

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    So... Anyone want to buy a Vita? :lol:
     
  3. dickfour

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    I doubt Sony is going to give up on the Vita
     
  4. Foxi4

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    Assassin's Creed III - Liberation was never expected to help the Vita get back on track in Japan, the franchise doesn't have a cult following in that region like it does in Europe and the States. It's western-oriented, Japanese audiences are not its target.

    I'm also not exactly sure what the author had in mind when saying that the PS3 is aging badly when for all intents and purposes, it recently started being profitable and closes in to XBox 360-like sales worldwide.

    Someone here is full of it, it seems...

    Buying one tomorrow or wednesday, actually.
     
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    If stores start selling Vitas for really cheap in order to get rid of them, I might consider getting one.
     
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    What about the sales of the Vita outside Japan?
     
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    Hope Sony won't follow in Sega's footsteps...
    But this is far from a situation like in Sega's last (hardware)years, luckily.
    Sega had the tides against them AND made stupid choices. That's what killed them as a hardware developer.
     
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    Forbs just has an article that came out today titled 3 reasons why the Vita will end up crushing the competition while I wouldn't go that far it seems like the Vita is poised to take off with the release of great titles and the price drop. I can't wait to buy kill zone and I'm loving Rayman
     
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    What killed Sega as a hardware developer was in fact a change in the company's management. A decision was made via a mutual consensus that they will retreat from the hardware field to pursue software only, and in the long run, it turned out to be a beneficial decision. I'm not sure what "stupid decisions" you're referring to, but if it's about the Dreamcast, its only fault was that it didn't have DVD support unlike the PS2. Feature-wise, it outclassed the PS2 easily, especially when you consider the modular implementation of Windows CE, allowing for expansion via on-disc content. It was revolutionary for its time.
     
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    Same, I'm going to wait for it to be dirt cheap before buying one. I rather pick up a tablet this holiday season over a PSV.
     
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    Oh hey it's not like we banned Valwin for these shit threads.

    Great job.
     
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    It may be too early to pronounce the Vita dead, but if it dies in it's home turf, we can safely assume that. Shame such a powerhouse never got a nice homebrewing scene, I would love to see what homebrew and emulators the Vita would be capable of.. But if it dies before then.. such a waste.
     
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    Only Sega can revive the Vita.
     
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    Wasn't there an agreement where you get promoted to Mod if Valwin fucks around?
     
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    I used to have a handy map to post in these kinds of threads, showing the size and population relations between the little fart that is Japan as compared to the "rest of the world", but I'm not even going to bother with that. It's no suprise that the sales are low - they're meeting Sony's predictions. The Vita is catered to a completely different market of gamers - it's a somewhat luxurious device that's western-oriented and media-oriented, in a lot of ways it's the polar opposite of the 3DS. More expensive devices tend to suffer from lower sales when there is a cheaper alternative available, but with that being said, there's little overlap between the two userbases due to pointless Fanboy Wars.
    I'm not sure if the Temp is ready to accept an ethnic cleansing... but we're getting there. :creep:
     
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    They released blue and red systems.
    It'll likely be back to normal next week.

    13k sales is still absolutely awful, and I've been kind of embarrassed to see people treating this as a victory for the system.
     
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