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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.