If the Vita completely bombs in Japan, can it still survive?

#1-Equinox-Posted 1/15/2013 8:42:34 PM
If the Vita completely bombs in Japan, can it still survive? - Results (90 votes)
Yes
38.89% (35 votes)
35
No
61.11% (55 votes)
55
This poll is now closed.
Before you mention Microsoft and the 360. Yes that is evidence of a system being successful without Japan as a crucial market.

Sony is a Japanese company however, if it fails there it doesn't bode well internationally.

I would appreciate legitimate responses, no trolling or fanboy crap. Real thoughts onto wether they it will survive without home country support.
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#2bandit_wolfPosted 1/15/2013 8:49:10 PM(edited)
If it makes money somewhere it will continue to be sold.
#3Shadowfxd2Posted 1/15/2013 8:50:15 PM
360 is a western game system and doing great to insanely great in the west. Vita is a Japanese game system. If Vita keeps failing in its homeland, then I'm not entirely sure what Sony would do, since it's not doing all that great worldwide anyways. If Vita sells good somewhere else, then maybe they'd keep it in that region? I really am not sure what they'd do, but as of now, it's not selling good anywhere...
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#4kakashik99992Posted 1/15/2013 8:50:55 PM
Unless it is as successful as the Xbox360 in the US or in another county no.

If it stays a bomb everywhere in the world like it's now it probably won't last this year
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#5GodMWOLFPosted 1/15/2013 8:55:15 PM
Unfortunatly the Vita fails everywhere
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#6DarthFloatyPosted 1/15/2013 8:57:36 PM
I believe the Dreamcast (and possibly) the Saturn did well in Japan but poorly elsewhere, and were discontinued. I feel that if the Vita fails in Japan, it doesn't have a chance of getting great enough sales elsewhere to give it long term survival.
#7MetalZoicPosted 1/15/2013 8:58:46 PM
Hasn't it already completely bombed in Japan?
#8j2zon2591Posted 1/15/2013 9:00:04 PM
It can survive. It still is selling outside JPN.

It's very possible for Sony to release some real system sellers.

But for 2013.. It just looks very grim so far.
#9robertwarnes91Posted 1/15/2013 9:06:51 PM
Well the Sega Master System bombed in the USA and Japan. But was big in Europe and other PAL regions and became the dominate game system.

When you look at the games on the Vita, I dare say Sony is banking more on the Western market. I mean the PSP was a huge hit in Japan, but that didn't do much favour for us in the West, because of the high piracy. This resulted in dozens of games like Type 0 and Valkyria Chronicles 3 never crossing the pond. So I'm going to vote Yes, because success in Japan is not going to affect the Western market.
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#10FindmeElseweyrPosted 1/15/2013 9:13:01 PM
Without JP support the vita is going to crash hard.

If JP game devs don't think the vita is worth their time (lookin @ u capcom) then we're going to be hurting for good games pretty bad.

Not many western devs make rpgs anymore (i can only count a handful, and even then less than I'd actually play.. RIP bioware) and that's what handhelds need to thrive
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