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Why do Japanese gamers prefer 3DS over PS-Vita?

Base hardware price dispa... 10 5.81%
 
Uses standard SDHC memory... 6 3.49%
 
Smaller size of base hard... 1 0.58%
 
Flip screen design makes ... 2 1.16%
 
StreetPass feature encour... 5 2.91%
 
Mario and other Nintendo ... 65 37.79%
 
Local Wifi multiplayer su... 2 1.16%
 
It's all about whomever ... 35 20.35%
 
Something else: Explained in Comments 9 5.23%
 
Just show me results 37 21.51%
 
Total:172

@ OP:

Because Mario + Animal Crossing + Monster Hunter = HEAD SHOT.

Add Dragon Quest to the mix + Gen 6 Pokemon and it's a bloody massacre.  Vita never had a chance.



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kowenicki said:
Why are you singling out Japanese gamers? Gamers from all countries prefer 3DS over Vita.

Its cheaper and it has a better and larger selection of games they prefer.

Focusing on Japan because portables are more played and more important there than home consoles and whatever happens there is what happens everywhere else with regards to portable gaming.



the_dengle said:

Is this a serious question?

Everything you said, with an emphasis on Mario, MonHun, and the price.

Honestly, I can't think of a reason for Japanese gamers in general to prefer the Vita. Of course an individual might choose it because of a certain game or two, but for the most part the 3DS is just a way better deal for them.


Yes and I'd argue price doesn't even matter



what happened to the option, it is a better system overall?



 

 

monster hunter.



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It's not one or two reasons, but a lot of them.

Obviously it's mainly because of the games. 3DS has a sidescroller and a 3D Mario, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Layton, plus tons and tons of other important franchises, both big and small. Vita just doesn't have the same sort of heavy hitters.

Also yes, it's cheaper, but imo the games are the bigger reason why 3DS is far more popular.

All the other reasons listed in the OP -portability, Streetpass stuff, multiplayer, memory cards- are added bonuses that together all add up, but aren't the main reasons Japan prefers 3DS over Vita.



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Super Mario and Pokemon (amongst other Nintendo first party titles) by themselves is the reason why the 3DS is selling.



    

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cusman said:
Ragnarok Odyssey sort of like a Monster Hunter game isn't it?

Isn't LittleBigPlanet Vita a good answer to Mario?

PS-Vita already has it's Super Smash Bros or closest equivalent in PS All-Stars Battle Royale while the 3DS equivalent is 1-2+ years out.

I suppose there isn't any Mario Kart equivalent, but the moment Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed ends up on Vita wouldn't that be an equivalent?

No. There are no equivalents to those games.

You cannot counter a Mario game with a similar game and expect it to draw consumers away. It's Mario.

You cannot counter Mario Kart with Sonic Racing and say they are equal. It's Mario Kart.

A popular IP like Mario Kart, Monster Hunter or Animal Crossing will sell based on the name of the game even before you factor in how good it is.



Cheebee said:
It's not one or two reasons, but a lot of them.

Obviously it's mainly because of the games. 3DS has a sidescroller and a 3D Mario, Mario Kart, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil, Layton, plus tons and tons of other important franchises, both big and small. Vita just doesn't have the same sort of heavy hitters.

Also yes, it's cheaper, but imo the games are the bigger reason why 3DS is far more popular.

All the other reasons listed in the OP -portability, Streetpass stuff, multiplayer, memory cards- are added bonuses that together all add up, but aren't the main reasons Japan prefers 3DS over Vita.

Here is the thing

Nintendo manages to sell more of Brain Age etc than Sony manages to sell games like Resistance, Killzone, God of War, inFamous, and Uncharted

You mension Animal Crossing and Layton... Nintendo managed to have huge sales success for both those when they were new, while Sony struggles to sell a ton of system exclusive like Gravity Rush on PS-Vita.

I think problem is with Sony's marketing approach or brand and not with their actual products which are very good.