interesting spin to look the bad vita hard and software sales look better. but it is no more than trying to be a spin doctor.
I see many here keep saying its "to spin" bad number's to Make it better in the light of how it is. and that is not the case at all.
I think many in here are quite ready to write off the PSVita when the fact is the PSVita is pretty much a mimic of the PS3 this generation and how it started out in the fact that many of the same people back in 2007 and 2008 were saying the very same thing's about the PS3. many were ready to write the system off!
Only this time the PSVita is not like the PS3 or the PSPGo, for one the forward trend's in Gaming is not so much the living room console, EA games released their publishing dynamic for the next cycle and its not very pretty.
Electronic Arts is in a particularly precarious position, because it must grow its mobile profits without cannibalizing sales of $60 packaged games.
Its response is a strategy EA calls “fewer, bigger, better.”
It’s slashing the number of new console and PC games it releases each year from 67 in 2009 to just 22 this year. Next year EA will release just 14 packaged game titles, but it’s doubling down on digital, with more than 30 mobile and social games, building on its library of over 500 mobile titles.
down to 22
now down to 14
for game console and PC
but it increased to with more than 30 mobile and social games !
both Sony's jack tretton and EA's Peter Moore both had interviews about the future of game distribution and Publishing.
and it's not just them.
What i think many are overlooking is the fact that Multiple core Mobile devices are still high end , but many game's are still designed for single core even in the Mobile space, dual core, quad core etc. it still boils down to the single core being the largest number of smartphones and Tablets in the % of devices in the Mobile market. The Nintendo 3DS is Arm 11, while the PSVita is Arm Cortex A9. The design for both devices were designed not for the same time on the market, Nintendo makes handhelds for turn over of their cycle for far shorter a support cycle than Sony does until the WiiU because there is i doubt any reason to think Nintendo really expected the Wii support cycle to be geared toward extended life on the market, like Sony or Microsoft does.
Just pointing out the way Sony and Nintendo both design their machines Sony is more of designed for longer support cycles, the 3DS has 6 MB of Dedicated Video ram, the PSVita has 128 MB of dedicated video ram, while the main smartphones and Tablets are at most 64 MB.
Take for instance the PSVita has the exact same GPU as the iPad 3 with extra enhancement's, as we have seen even though there will be an iPad 4 and a iPad 5 the core development for software still will be for atleast a few year's the iPad 3 due to install number's. Quad core chips are out now in smartphones , but single core 1 GHz are the base core processor for most games and that will still be that way even into 2014!