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Could PS VITA OUTSELL 3DS In Lifetime Sales? Or Will Nintendo Keep Its IRON GRIP On the Handheld Market?!

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Who will win the handheld gaming system battle?

Playstation Vita 135 36.68%
 
Nintendo 3DS 212 57.61%
 
Nintendo will win the bat... 13 3.53%
 
SONY will win the battle,... 8 2.17%
 
Total:368
ph4nt said:
I think Vita will put up a good fight in the first year, trading blows with 3DS depending on game releases. But once Pokemon comes out, I think 3DS will pull ahead.

Sony will be losing money with every Vita sold WW so they wouldn't be able to drop the price, I honestly don't know how long Sony can continue to sell consoles at a loss, since it's a handheld it probably won't sell as many games as PS3 to make up the difference. Originally they said they wanted to sell Vita at a profit, but clearly the decision to drop the price screams to me "we are scared and can't compete with 3DS at a profitable price point".


you got a source on they are selling at a loss? it's the first time I've read that.



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Beuli2 said:
sapphi_snake said:
Beuli2 said:
sales2099 said:
its simple: 3ds

- the headstart is a no pressure way to gain a free lead. Bad launch lineup? who cares when ur competitor isnt out yet?

- PS Vita missing a Europe christmas? bad move

- Proven fact that handheld releases of popular ps3 franchises (lbp, modnation, etc) sell far less then ps3 counterparts.

- Nintendo has mario kart and mario 3d coming out this year.....games that each sold over 20 million on the ds.

- most sensible gamers are waiting for the price cut/slim 3ds like nintendo ALWAYS does with handhelds.

Only Mario Kart sold over 20 millions.

NSMB sold over 25 million and is the best selling game on the DS.

Apparently, you want to compare a 2D Mario sales to a 3d's one, what is as hilarious as it can get.


Your idea of whats hilarious disturbs me :P

Your nitpicking. I meant a dedicated mario game on the ds VS one thats coming out for the 3ds. 3d or 2d gameplay never occured to me.  Fact is its mario and its a new adventure. 

the overall point still stands.........mario kart and dedicated mario titles sell ridiculously and move a ton of hardware



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Even if the Vita was launching with more games and even lower price- this is still Nintendo's market.

They have always owned the handheld market.. so the safe bet is to go with Nintendo. Logic and facts don't weigh into it, Nintendo owns the handheld market.

-until they screw up worse than ever before and leave the door open.

Is that time now with the impending release of the Vita?

only time will tell.



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3DS will win, but with a much smaller gap than the DS to PSP.



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Outside Japan if 3DS struggles hard (both hardware and especially software wise) PS Vita will bomb hard, if 3DS under-performs then PS Vita will disappoint badly. The more 3DS sells the better for PS Vita since it will have more chances to be a success. This is not about consoles wars but portable console gaming ecosystem that it is apparently in a real bad shape. Mainly due to the western media and developers that hate portable consoles, they just can't conceive anything outside smartphone games. 



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Loads of parents bought the DS for their kids, then some parents even bought them for themselves. so can Sony capture this Pokemon, Mario type craze for the PS Vita.

maybe... the price is still expensive, and the games are unlike those of the casual DS nature. theres a few games in there like Uncharted and Little Big Planet that might have a shot at doing what the PSP couldnt.

however the big thing this time is Call of Duty. personally i think COD needs to be the game that is advertised with the PS Vita. its then only game i can see with enough weight to rival Mario and Pokemon. maybe people wont buy a PS Vita because of smartphones, but will teenagers and kids get it, maybe... lastly the dual analogue stick is key, this offers people a way to play FPS, or any game properly, unlike smartphones or the 3DS.



A203D said:

however the big thing this time is Call of Duty. personally i think COD needs to be the game that is advertised with the PS Vita. its then only game i can see with enough weight to rival Mario and Pokemon.


Sounds like GTA4 vs MKWii all over again.



“When we make some new announcement and if there is no positive initial reaction from the market, I try to think of it as a good sign because that can be interpreted as people reacting to something groundbreaking. ...if the employees were always minding themselves to do whatever the market is requiring at any moment, and if they were always focusing on something we can sell right now for the short term, it would be very limiting. We are trying to think outside the box.” - Satoru Iwata - This is why corporate multinationals will never truly understand, or risk doing, what Nintendo does.

There is no doubt in my mind that the 3DS will win by a decent margin. However, the gap will be much smaller than in the 7th gen and I wouldn't be surprised if in the first year or 18 months PSV is ahead launch aligned




megaman79 said:
A203D said:

however the big thing this time is Call of Duty. personally i think COD needs to be the game that is advertised with the PS Vita. its then only game i can see with enough weight to rival Mario and Pokemon.


Sounds like GTA4 vs MKWii all over again.

I think COD is bigger than GTA tbh. and the other thing is the dual analogue, which lets you play it properly. so imo, i dont know, but this is the best shot Sony have at the handheld market.



Call of Duty is a console game. No way is a handheld port going to sell even close.

Call of Duty was already on both the DS and PSP. Go look how good it sold. And the franchise does not even come close to Mario Kart. Call of Duty had 31 different games made in its name with about 100 million in sales.

Mario Kart had 6 with 80 million in sales.

3+ million per title, or 13+ million per title.