and so what if it does die?
" There is nothing unique about the system, no one gives a **** about its ass back touch wannabe nintendo bull****. People prefer 3DS & smartphone/tablets, there is no room for a PissStation handheld.
Vita will die a worse death than Sega gamegear. as for PS4, lord have mercy, Wii U and 720 will eat them alive. "
for the people that Lamb basted Sony about being arrogant. lol i guess arrogance only apply's to sony I guess right sparky?
Remember What happens to the Arrogant?
Karma can apply to Nintendo just as much as it can to Nintendo
Yoshida: PlayStation Vita Sales Are Below Expectations
Posted Tue, 06 Nov 2012
“Consumers now have multimedia devices, such as smartphones,” the outspoken executive noted. “These devices include the ability to play, and it is difficult for us to justify the purchase of an additional machine.” http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2012/11/yoshida_playstation_vita_sales_are_below_expectations
No what this is pointing out, Is That Sony may not make another dedicated Physical control Handheld game machine for the market, and go just touch screen Only.
The PSVita's support most likely will hinge on how many retail chains keep re-ordering stock, Until Than Sony is just going to keep Moving units and keep supporting the best they can. until the stores stop re-ordering the units Sony will keep shipping. Price reduction on the PSVita will be done when Sony feels they can without taking a loss Hit, its about profit, and they already stated it will not be until next year, until they do drop the price. With Yoshida's comments in this Interview i think Sony's Board of directors will not give the go ahead to produce another Dedicated physical control game handheld like the PSVita, as a matter of fact Sony may only go with Xperia Smartphones and Tablets and other hardware made by other companies with PSN and Playstation Mobile support being their only handheld platform from here on out.
that way They still have a Handheld platform in the market , but the touch screen only smartphones and tablets will be their handheld's going forward. 3RD party resources are moving toward that trend anyway.
while the sales of dedicated Handheld game machines like the Nintendo 3DS is great and all, it is in the minority of the Mobile handheld market not the majority.
It takes Nintendo which is the leader in the dedicated Handheld game console market 10 months to reach 16 million units shipped, while fantastic pales in the point of smartphone sales just apple alone sales 15+ million iphones in 1 sales quarter, hell Sony sold over 7.4 million xperia smartphones last sales quarter.
the trends are there, its not that dedicated handheld gaming will go away, its just that it is no longer the largest market anymore, this happened to the dedicated PDA with smartphones, the same is happening in this market. the dedicated PDA is not gone and dedicated handheld gaming will not go away also.
It just means Nintendo will pretty much be the only one with large sales for such a market of dedicated machines for gaming in the Handheld area of this market.
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