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KBG29 said:
d21lewis said:

Controllers that rumble were stupid, too...until they weren't anymore. Basically, "It's stupid until we decide to do it."

Back on subject, it's a shame the Vita didn't reach the level of success that the PSP did. It really was cutting edge and even now it impresses next to the Switch. I figured it was another Sony "10 year plan" device. I guess it goes to show that companies don't decide how long their product will stay on the market. Consumers do.

I still believe Vita was killed by Sony. Sony wanted people to look at Sony Mobiles products, and forced Sony Computer Entertainment to do things that would take it out of competition with the Xperia line. AT&T said Vita would get really amazing once 4G hit, but Sony killed the 3G model in the 1st year, and never even made the 4G model.

If Sony kills Xperia instead, and focuses on a 4G Vita, with Calling/Texting, and Available on contract, things would have been very very different. As Vita grew PlayStation Mobile would have gaind attention from major app developers, and it would have been a Handheld/Phone that could have competed for a small share of the market the Android and iOS completely took over.

Sony would have saved about $5 Billion in losses over the last 7 years, and have a viable Mobile business. The Vita/Xperia snafu is multiple times worse than the PS3 blunder. It cost them billions more and it still hasn't turned around.

I mostly agree. I think SNY and/or PS are up to something. They mention they can't turn a blind eye to Switch, they mention maybe working on a mobile game plan going forward. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a similar situation to Nin before Switch. Dropping the Wii brand, and completely separate hardware, and focusing on one sector, handhelds, even though their new device could cover home console still in a way. Whether SNY ties mobile and PS together to some degree, or a mobile handheld of sorts, I don't know exactly, but there is no doubt potential there, if they want to do it. They learned from PS3 and ended up with PS4, so if they learn from Vita, who knows.

They also may have flat out killed handheld so there was only strong focus on SNY mobile and PSVR, which makes a lot of sense right now to strengthen those two divisions. If they can build both up, you could potentially have a future where mobile and VR come together, but that's probably down the line a bit, if they can get there.

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