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It's a good read. Scroll to spot 21 for PSP Vita.

Things are looking pretty grim for PSP Vita when a site like Toms Hardware is making jokes about it. I think that Sony needs to do something drastic to save this puppy from dying early. Opening it up to Android would probably do the trick...

http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/611-console-handheld-fail.html

 

Specifications

CPU: Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9
RAM: 512 MB
VRAM: 128 MB
GPU: PowerVR SGX543MP4+
Games: PS Vita Card, 4 GB to 32 GB

Consoles sold

Too few for Google to port Android

Year production ended

Soon, we bet (perhaps before Apple Maps is considered accurate?) 

Reasons for failure

Alright, so we're trolling a bit. But there's a kernel of truth to our jest. The PS Vita has some serious advantages. But, for the moment, its sales figures are disastrous, totaling 2.2 million units worldwide as of June 30. Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS has sold more than 22 million units. These disappointing results call Sony’s economic model into question at a time when games on mobile devices are strongly appealing to mainstream gamers. 



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What is PSP Vita?

Like we didn't know that.

so the vita crashed and burned already? and i thought the console has just been a year on the market

 

Andrespetmonkey said:
What is PSP Vita?


Arent you a smart boy...



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It barely (if even) managed to meet Sony's own lowered expectations. What else would you call it right now?

I love the jokes in that article btw^^

Andrespetmonkey said:
What is PSP Vita?

It's an example of the brand confusion that Sony are obviously suffering from. They should have called it something else, like PSP2, then people would have been able to identify it as a new product much more easily.



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milkyjoe said:
Andrespetmonkey said:
What is PSP Vita?

It's an example of the brand confusion that Sony are obviously suffering from. They should have called it something else, like PSP2, then people would have been able to identify it as a new product much more easily.


Would PSP2 not have suffered from the alleged problems that Xbox 2 would have had against PS3, against the competition of the 3DS?

Just a thought.



milkyjoe said:
Andrespetmonkey said:
What is PSP Vita?

It's an example of the brand confusion that Sony are obviously suffering from. They should have called it something else, like PSP2, then people would have been able to identify it as a new product much more easily.

Just a question - were people also this confused with the GBC, the SNES, the GBA and the Xbox360? I think PSVita and PSP sound completely different, unlike (3)DS and Wii(U).



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bananaking21 said:
so the vita crashed and burned already? and i thought the console has just been a year on the market

In this short time it already managed to miss its original forecast, its revised forecast and the revision of the revised forecast. It's selling at a rate of less than half of what Sony expected, so calling it a failure isn't really premature anymore, unless there are/will be signs of a huge turnaround in 2013.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

Biased reviews are a pleasure to read. Just my opinion, of course.