Ways to sell the Vita...

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2 years ago#1
If Sony wants the Vita to sell well, they should make games for it. No games = no sales. Also, ADVERTISING works wonders. I see ads on TV all the time for PS4, Xbox One, and 3DS. And those memory cards are way too expensive, another thing that's hindering potential Vita sales.

Imagine if Nintendo had abandoned the GameCube, N64, and 3DS when they sold poorly. They would have been out of business years ago. Thankfully Nintendo still supports their systems even if they sell poorly. This guarantees a steady flow of games to entice new buyers.

This is all common sense, yet Sony doesn't seem to care.

One more thing, if PS4 had sold poorly would Sony abandon it too? No, they'd make more games for it to lure new buyers to their platform. They did just that with PS3 when it sold bad.
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2 years ago#2
Sony doesn't have the money to turn around a system that is flopping so badly. Nintendo just dumped billions into their Wii U to try to save it. Sony is already having trouble staying over water as it is, so their only option is to cut off the weights and focus on the systems that are selling.
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2 years ago#3
Sony is bigger than Nintendo. They certainly have the manpower to save the Vita, with all their first party studios. If Nintendo could turn around the 3DS and Wii U, Sony can turn around the Vita. All it needs is more compelling games. Sony managed to turn around the PS3 after it lost them billions of dollars.
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2 years ago#4
See I don't understand why people keep saying they need to make games to save it.

The PS4 barely has any games, in fact Sony has published more games on the Vita than the PS4. Yet the PS4 has already outsold the system.

Killzone Mercenary and Tearaway couldn't shift units, I doubt any game really can.

I the issue with the Vita doesn't stem from the games on it, people flat out don't want a Vita.

It will be very interesting to see how well Tearaway sells on the PS4. A system in the West, people actually care about.
2 years ago#5
The PlayStation division is doing fine. It's pretty independent from Sony, it operates autonomously. Sony has the manpower to save the Vita, it just needs more games.

Nintendo saved the 3DS and is bringing big games to the Wii U, why can't Sony do the same with Vita? They managed to turn around the PS3 after it sold terribly.

Games sell hardware. Nintendo knows this, why doesn't Sony?
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2 years ago#6
If games don't sell hardware then explain why Smash Bros. and Mario Kart were highly anticipated by many people. Explain why Xbox became popular because of Halo. A game system is useless without good games.
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2 years ago#7
I guess people only care about Nintendo handhelds for some reason. People assume handhelds are only good for kids, but Japanese gamers don't make that distinction. Handheld games can be just as good as console games, the only difference is the screen is smaller.
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2 years ago#8
Games can sell hardware, but not all the time.

Knack outsold Super Mario 3D World last Christmas. Yet Knack was awful and Super Mario 3D World won Eurogamer's game of the year.

More people wanted a PS4 over a Wii U at Christmas. It was the hype around the hardware that lured to them the PS4 over the Wii U, not the games.
2 years ago#9
Keep the Vita exclusive to Vita owners.
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2 years ago#10
It's over. They could have turned it around to a degree but it's too late now. Sony doesn't have any system-selling games either for that matter, as shown by the poor Vita sales during the first year when first party support was strong.
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