So, uh, how's the Vita supposed to compete against the 3DS again?

#1XeedragonPosted 4/29/2013 1:24:25 PM
I never get a straight answer from this board about this, so I was hoping one of you could enlighten me. Given the 3DS' head start on the Vita, the games on both systems, and the current support coming from Sony and Nintendo, how can anyone say that the Vita will "soon sell better"? Hell, Soul Sacrifice was supposed to be a big thing, and it bombed in Japan, so I guess that's out of the question. Maybe Killzone, which probably won't sell more than Call of Duty? Gee, I guess it must be the indie games, of which there are going to be a hundred of this year. Which is funny, considering I've never heard of indie games being system sellers. Maybe ports of old PS2 games? Price cuts for Japan only? Little to no advertising anywhere? Functionality as a $250 PS4 controller? I just don't see how selling the Vita as a glorified Gamepad, or any of the other fantastically stupid moves Sony has made every day since the Vita's launch is going to increase sales. Sorry for the lack of optimism guys, but I really don't see anything in the future other than Sony saying "We will support the Vita, just wait till _______".
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#2Shacky_101Posted 4/29/2013 1:26:56 PM
I dont think Soul Sacrifice bombed in Japan. I thought it sold 150000 copies in its first week.
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#3stargazer64Posted 4/29/2013 1:27:00 PM
I don't think many people here think it will compete with the 3DS in terms of sales.

I think it COULD, with the right amount of price cuts and timed big software releases and marketing, but I'm not holding my breath.
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#4CrankShaftPosted 4/29/2013 1:27:55 PM
how did the psp compete against the ds?
who says it has too as long as there are games to play?
does the vita HAVE to be number one so it's cool enough for you to own it?
#5ServantOfErieosPosted 4/29/2013 1:28:21 PM
"...bombed in Japan..."

Sadly, read this far into the post and had to stop reading.
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#6gldooriiPosted 4/29/2013 1:29:24 PM
Aw, 3DS reassurance topic.
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#7Lord_VishanaPosted 4/29/2013 1:31:10 PM
ServantOfErieos posted...
"...bombed in Japan..."

Sadly, read this far into the post and had to stop reading.


This
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#8Shadowfxd2Posted 4/29/2013 1:32:05 PM
gldoorii posted...
Aw, 3DS reassurance topic.


As if 3ds needs reassurance. Reassurance is reserved for vita.
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#9Xeedragon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/29/2013 1:32:23 PM
*Sighs*. Look me up on PSN, I do have a Vita. And even if Sony got their act together right now, the damage's been done. Hell, I hate the Wii U, but even it got better support than the Vita,
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#10Xeedragon(Topic Creator)Posted 4/29/2013 1:33:18 PM
Lord_Vishana posted...
ServantOfErieos posted...
"...bombed in Japan..."

Sadly, read this far into the post and had to stop reading.


This


Because we all know how well it did compared to sales of 3DS game, or even other video games/sarcasm.
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