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PSV v 3DS v PSP v DS - TRUE Aligned launch - Week 80 update. BRUTAL

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Includes the first 80 weeks aligned launches.

Essentially a comparison of the PSV versus its predecessor and PSV versus its main competitor (with DS thrown in as extra evidence)

After week 80:

These are the aligned launches per region:

 

Now combining the 3 for the folllowing graph (US + Europe + Japan).  This represents about 90% of the global market.   Note that the graph is configured to show a true aligned launch.

 



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Great post. You should update it weekly.



For Japan, Captivate next month is to me the last hope. You can't do well there without capcom support, Well you can, but you must be Nintendo. Also needs Level 5 and Square-enix support. TGS is too late to announce things, as they'll be all for 2013, and 2D Mario and Monster Hunter 4 will make this 7:1 beating into a 20:1 massacre easily.

But while SCEA and SCEE are doing good jobs (since to me Sony is not a japanese developer anymore), SCEJ is a disaster, so it's hard to have hope.



Paul said:
Great post. You should update it weekly.

I will keep the records and will update now and then.

Whats your view on this?  Sony like to use the word momentum... Vita has none at the moment.



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PSV getting beaten pretty bad by the psp. :(



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Action required/possible?

Not yet. I think we won't see anything done till E3 - at E3 Sony should probably annouce they are bundling 4 gig card into Wi-Fi Vita and 8 gig card into 3G units accompanied by some new game annoucments are some release schedule beyond June



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The PSP launched in the last week of March in America, so it's not a perfectly alligned launch like in Japan. This doesn't matter right now, but eventually it will become a little bit skewed (when PSP enters its first holiday while the PSV has still one slow month ahead of it).

What makes matters worse for the PSV is that you can't even make a chalkboard for it. There aren't many big/semibig games announced for it right now.



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Zlejedi said:
Action required/possible?

Not yet. I think we won't see anything done till E3 - at E3 Sony should probably annouce they are bundling 4 gig card into Wi-Fi Vita and 8 gig card into 3G units accompanied by some new game annoucments are some release schedule beyond June

Monster Hunter at Captivate in early April is a real possibility, it all depends on Nintendo's iron grip on this one.

Sony knows it needs it and even slow SCEJ must be selling it's soul to get it. Capcom must be hearing indecent money propositions from them.



Oh dear...things really are dire it would seem, and, as you said, it'll only get worse...

You should update every week. See how things go.



 

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kowenicki said:
Paul said:
Great post. You should update it weekly.

I will keep the records and will update now and then.

Whats your view on this?  Sony like to use the word momentum... Vita has none at the moment.

I really enjoyed the 3DS-DS first year thread that someone had going. It was cool to see the massive turn around for the 3DS once the price was cut and the mario games were released.

It will be very interesting to see whether Vita has a massive turn around as well and what Sony does to achieve it. It's definitely not looking good right now.

Looking at the pre-order charts for Japan, it's covered with PSP games and not a single Vita game. The sales in Japan should continue to slowly decline for the next few months.