[citation][nom]GreyMachine[/nom]Also these sales are only in japan, im sure the numbers will be bigger than 18K four weeks after the world wide release...[/citation]
there isnt one japanese game at launch, uncharted is the only system seller it has, and i have no idea if that is even popular over there.
[citation][nom]fatalshot808[/nom]@de5_roy you do realize that Sony is actually losing money per Sony vita sold? How is being overpriced?? Sony's vita just might have the same fate as the PSP. Sure the graphics are great but I'm sure it will be lacking games. I don't even play with my PSP anymore.[/citation]
they are screwing us with memory sticks, and are they really loosing money each sale? not do you think they are, but are they for sure?
[citation][nom]nottheking[/nom]I personally am not all that surprised; I think that this is rather similar to the 3DS' lukewarm welcome. Sony has a pretty nice piece of kit, very similar to the PSP upon its release. The problem here, of course, is that while Sony may be losing money on the hardware, it's still not priced low enough to move in the market. If they can drop it to at least $199US, it'd likely start moving again.No, the 3DS was much more comparable to the PSV. The specs are far, FAR closer than the DS/DSi were to the PSP. And yes, even then we saw how poorly the 3DS sold at a $249.99US MSRP.And does anyone really pay $300-600US for a smartphone? They don't; they pay $100-200US typically, getting it subsidized through their service contract. While they wind up paying the same in the long run, (Contracts run $100US+ a month when equal non-contract service typically goes for $40-50US/month) for the vast majority, this makes the price invisible to them.Then show them a $250US handheld, and they freak out, as that seems entirely too high to them compared to a PS3 for the same price. (or an Xbox 360 or Wii for less)It's overpriced to what people are expecting to pay for something in that segment. In devices like that, much of the high cost comes not from the "power" components, (CPU, GPU, RAM) but rather the "interface" components. I'm sure the cost of the higher-resolution touchscreen, COUPLED with having a more complex set of the PSP's input devices on top of that, AND the touchpad on the back likely stack things up there.Oh, and suffering the PSP's fate wouldn't be all that bad, given that it's managed over 70 million units sold, which makes it, by far, the most credible handheld to ever be made by anyone but Nintendo; vs. the DS it's managed a 32.4% market share... Which is better than the PS3's market share of 27.5%.,, And the next-most-successful handheld was Sega's Game Gear, which sputtered out at a mere 11 million units sold, and an 8.5% market share vs. the Game Boy.[/citation]
3ds didnt sell because no games.
it continued to sell crap because when 1 game came out, it was so long after launch that no one trusted that they would put the good ones out fast enough... as it stands im waiting till next christmas for mine
and than it sold well because by christmass it had its 5 great games and 3 serious system movers.
psv is currently only in japan, and not one system seller is on it yet for japan. (again how popular is uncharted there)
[citation][nom]adamboy64[/nom]The West seems to have a "doom and gloom" approach to Sony. Remember how the PS3 was going to be a massive failure?Give it time and the PS Vita will pick up.[/citation]
the ps3 was moronically expensive, but still a good value if you consider it has a ps2 in it, and no memory cards any more... i so want a 60gb version...