Is PS Vita Dying?

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  • RobTheBuilder 23 Nov 2012 23:19:46 6,521 posts
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    Vita Sales figures in Japan are so low that people are talking about it being about to die.

    http://onforb.es/Uy2P7q
  • Deleted user 23 November 2012 23:23:06
    Along with sony
  • RobTheBuilder 23 Nov 2012 23:25:03 6,521 posts
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    @CrispyXUK very possibly. If microsoft go all out and take a hit on the new Xbox Sony won't be able to afford to compete.
  • Psychotext 23 Nov 2012 23:28:12 53,855 posts
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    It's already dead.
  • Help_me 23 Nov 2012 23:32:34 940 posts
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    Hmm.
  • mikew1985 23 Nov 2012 23:36:10 12,610 posts
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    It's done imo.

    Wish it wasn't but I just hope it's hacked soon do I can get some long term functionality out of it.
  • ico 23 Nov 2012 23:37:12 230 posts
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    where to start
  • Blaizefm 23 Nov 2012 23:39:35 232 posts
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    It's done I'm afraid. I owned one for a few weeks and while the hardware was great the software was years behind. Plus it's a hard sell for anyone to spend > £30 for a handheld game.
  • mikew1985 23 Nov 2012 23:40:41 12,610 posts
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    ico wrote:
    where to start
    With what? It's dying a death, performing worse than dream cast and Sony seem to be content with doing little to turn things around. The mere fact they let that abomination of a cod game release on the system is proof enough.

    If they were really throwing weight behind it they would have given Activision a massive money hat a year ago.

    Edit: and I say that as someone completely uninterested in cod games but recognising their pulling power.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 23:42:00 23-11-2012
  • ico 23 Nov 2012 23:42:40 230 posts
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    @mikew1985 so do you think there is a better alternative in the handled sector?
  • RobTheBuilder 23 Nov 2012 23:43:20 6,521 posts
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    Just discussing briefly with the editor of tech for the Guardian on twitter and he wondered if Sony will even make a new Playstation console.
  • RobTheBuilder 23 Nov 2012 23:44:22 6,521 posts
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    @ico What's the point of being the best in a dead sector.

    If 3DS is outselling it 40odd to 1 some weeks its clear what the public think is best
  • ico 23 Nov 2012 23:45:10 230 posts
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    @RobTheBuilder well the guardian is certainly renowned for its insight into videogames. I remember Angry Birds getting 5 out of 5 stars.

    Edited by ico at 23:45:36 23-11-2012
  • mikew1985 23 Nov 2012 23:46:00 12,610 posts
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    ico wrote:
    @mikew1985 so do you think there is a better alternative in the handled sector?
    Hardware wise; no.

    Software wise 3ds definitely edges it and will out strip it by orders of magnitude in the next year.

    I say this as someone who owns both and literally never uses my 3ds. Wish it were a different story but it's not.
  • RobTheBuilder 23 Nov 2012 23:46:56 6,521 posts
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    @ico well you can't be tech editor without some reasonable knowledge! Also one review is hardly proof!
  • ico 23 Nov 2012 23:46:59 230 posts
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    @RobTheBuilder you mean the hand-held secor is different from the mobile secto?
  • mikew1985 23 Nov 2012 23:47:00 12,610 posts
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    EatMyCow wrote:
    That's a shame if true, as it's such a nice piece of kit.
    Yep. Oh well.
  • Sandbox 23 Nov 2012 23:47:06 339 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    Just discussing briefly with the editor of tech for the Guardian on twitter and he wondered if Sony will even make a new Playstation console.
    The dev units are AMD A10's, which is a £80 PC part, whilst a fantastic budget PC APU, not really cutting edge. I am also doubting if Sony will survive long enough to actually get the PS4 to market. The Vita is toast.
  • mrpon 23 Nov 2012 23:47:29 28,485 posts
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    I hope PS+ gives it a much needed boost.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Psychotext 23 Nov 2012 23:47:59 53,855 posts
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    lol, ico sent me a pm to call me an idiot. I'm moderately amused.
  • RobTheBuilder 23 Nov 2012 23:48:18 6,521 posts
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    @Sandbox Do we know that for sure? (a10s)
  • mikew1985 23 Nov 2012 23:48:48 12,610 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    I hope PS+ gives it a much needed boost.
    If I didn't already own everything (worth having) in the offering I'd be tempted. Not including wipe out in the European plus is a disgrace imo.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 23:49:44 23-11-2012
  • ico 23 Nov 2012 23:48:57 230 posts
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    @Psychotext Why?
  • Psychotext 23 Nov 2012 23:50:05 53,855 posts
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    Why am I amused? I would have thought that was fairly evident.

    Here's a clue, I'm laughing at you, not with you.
  • ico 23 Nov 2012 23:50:09 230 posts
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    @Psychotext You're comment was idiotic. The PS Vita is far from dead.
  • mikew1985 23 Nov 2012 23:50:10 12,610 posts
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    ico wrote:
    @Psychotext Why?
    Because it's Fucking retarded. Grow up.
  • ico 23 Nov 2012 23:51:37 230 posts
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    That makes me a sad panda
  • mrpon 23 Nov 2012 23:52:26 28,485 posts
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    Personally speaking I've a fair few titles on my Vita wanted list that'll keep me going most of 2013.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • mikew1985 23 Nov 2012 23:52:27 12,610 posts
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    ico wrote:
    @Psychotext You're comment was idiotic. The PS Vita is far from dead.
    Far is seriously stretching it. Nintendo had to dig themselves out of quick sand with the 3ds, which in fairness they did.

    Rodger Sony seems content to stand still in the  same position with his fingers in his ears screaming lalalalala.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 23:53:20 23-11-2012
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