Vita didn't flopped

#1vyseskiesPosted 12/29/2011 7:27:40 AM
Though it's not good either since everybody loved PSP there, but with a several lack of system sellers for Japan, and quite few amount of software flaws (freezing, firmware, touchscreen issues), not to mention the price there on Japan currency is about $310 no 3G model, plus the obligatory expensive memory card sticks, were responsible for that below average sales on second week.

When Sony fix all bugs and release real system sellers, this should improve. But still, its too soon to get any conclusion.
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#2astronautcowboyPosted 12/29/2011 7:37:20 AM
The price of the WiFi model is 25000 yen, not 310 dollars when converted. The money might be "strong" but it's essentially still worth the same, save for when you buy pricey imported goods or try to export Japanese goods. 100 yen still buys the average person the same amount of whatever at the supermarket. There hasn't been any inflation or deflation yet, and therefore the money still "feels" the same in spite of global economic trends.
#3zelda_king3Posted 12/29/2011 7:38:59 AM
Don't forget that it's the late holiday season. Everyone already blew out their wallets.
#4mahgah91Posted 12/29/2011 7:49:02 AM
vyseskies posted...
Though it's not good either since everybody loved PSP there, but with a several lack of system sellers for Japan, and quite few amount of software flaws (freezing, firmware, touchscreen issues), not to mention the price there on Japan currency is about $310 no 3G model, plus the obligatory expensive memory card sticks, were responsible for that below average sales on second week.

When Sony fix all bugs and release real system sellers, this should improve. But still, its too soon to get any conclusion.


As th second poster notd, there's a reason why games in Japan are priced more relative to US currency. 250,000 yen is the relative equivalent to $250. The Japanese see their price point the same way we see the $250 price point.
#5Kurgan777Posted 12/29/2011 7:56:16 AM
mkbk posted...
As th second poster notd, there's a reason why games in Japan are priced more relative to US currency. 250,000 yen is the relative equivalent to $250. The Japanese see their price point the same way we see the $250 price point.

You might want to check your decimal points....

250,000 Yen is $3,215.85

astronautcowboy posted...
The price of the WiFi model is 25000 yen, not 310 dollars when converted.

You need to check the current exchange rate, 25,000 Yen is $321.63

Sony has ALWAYS tried to screw people over on the exchange rates, Europe is getting hit the hardest, 250 (pounds) or 250 (Euros) is NOT the same as $250 Dollars.
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#6TalicusPosted 12/29/2011 8:16:19 AM(edited)
Kurgan777 posted...
mkbk posted...
As th second poster notd, there's a reason why games in Japan are priced more relative to US currency. 250,000 yen is the relative equivalent to $250. The Japanese see their price point the same way we see the $250 price point.

You might want to check your decimal points....

250,000 Yen is $3,215.85

astronautcowboy posted...
The price of the WiFi model is 25000 yen, not 310 dollars when converted.

You need to check the current exchange rate, 25,000 Yen is $321.63

Sony has ALWAYS tried to screw people over on the exchange rates, Europe is getting hit the hardest, 250 (pounds) or 250 (Euros) is NOT the same as $250 Dollars.
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200 Euros comes pretty close though and that's what you're actually paying for the system. The rest is taxes which are not included in the $250 price point.

Not to mention that for people in Brazil it's cheaper to grab a plane, fly to the US, get one there and fly back then to just get one in their home country. Now -those- are messed up exchange rates.
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#7vyseskies(Topic Creator)Posted 12/29/2011 8:33:30 AM
zelda_king3 posted...
Don't forget that it's the late holiday season. Everyone already blew out their wallets.

Indeed
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#8zerooo0Posted 12/29/2011 8:34:53 AM
vyseskies posted...
zelda_king3 posted...
Don't forget that it's the late holiday season. Everyone already blew out their wallets.

Indeed


Double Indeed. I know I sure have
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#9TalicusPosted 12/31/2011 10:47:34 AM
zerooo0 posted...
vyseskies posted...
zelda_king3 posted...
Don't forget that it's the late holiday season. Everyone already blew out their wallets.

Indeed

Double Indeed. I know I sure have


But.. But.. we're commenting on the sales BEFORE the holiday season, in other words the week ending on December 25.
Which means that if everyone already blew out their wallets, they did it on other stuff while they could have bought the Vita. That's bad.
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#10ArevinPosted 12/31/2011 11:26:12 AM
They blew their wallets because they didn't want the Vita? Flop confirmed
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