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Why do this Sony? Your fans gave you nothing but appluase at E3 2011.

 

What happened?



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Wh1pL4shL1ve_007 said:
Im afraid it might be too late next year...

 

I agree...... The sales are at a pitiful level, and if this continues much longer then 3rd party studios will put projects off for a LT period, say 9 months or a year, as in delay them until sales are more acceptable.  

 

Im hoping and thinking that the price cut will be early next year,  do you know which major events during the 1st quarter that would possibly be a good time to make an announcement?  What are the big gaming related events in Q1 ??



10 year plan where did we here that before?

may as well make it a 20 year plan.



 

 

Cobretti2 said:
10 year plan where did we here that before?

may as well make it a 20 year plan.


In theory, I think that the vita can be a real moneymaker for Sony.

It has the advantage of reduced production costs bc it doesn't need a physical media, and Sony relies on just porting over from the ps3, which keeps development costs low, also Sony sells a lot of these games online, thus reducing the need for a retailer to get their cut.  Of course a few exclusives are needed, but the bulk of sales would work just fine as ports.  So, over the long term, I think that the vita will be great for aony



good to know Sony now people can wait for the price drop! lol



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There is simply no way a current handheld can stay relevant for 10 years. Not possible.



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I thought that Sony was all about adding "value" and not price cuts?

Also, as kowenicki just said...10 year life plan for a handheld at this point in time that isn't "a nintendo".

Pshh...yeah right.



A 10 year life span is very optimistic, but in generally translates into 6 years of proper support, then several years of fifa ports and japanese games.



fillet said:
I thought that Sony was all about adding "value" and not price cuts?


It's pretty obvious that if a product gets cheaper (without cutting its content) you get more value per dollar. A price cut adds value.

 

OT: Was bound to happen. If they had been less stubborn they would have done this before the holidays to raise as much awareness as possible.

But still... Isn't one of the Vita versions already sold at a loss? I wonder how much of the price they are actually able to cut.



Seems like a dumb statement he will get in trouble for. All I read is...

"Hey everybody! Don't buy a PSP until next year! I know it's X-mas and all but your ripping yourself off."


As for the 10 year plan... now they're just making it sound comical.