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Th3PANO said:
Bruxel said:
sony please support the vita, bring some awesome games to it so that i may go rush out and buy one. I am having a hard time deciding if i want a vita or not if there is no software support.

gta 5 would be nice
star wars first assault
battlefield 4
saints row IV
heavenly sword
twisted metal

would love to see all these games on the vita, would be amazing
sims game would be cool too lol

i disagree, Vita needs unique games that aren't on the ps3/ps4


fair enough, i mostly do handheld gaming. Be a nice experince to have on a handheld. but yea i agree there needs to be unqiue exlusive games coming to it.



 

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joeorc said:
dahuman said:
hmmmm, unfortunate but, I totally called it.

called what? that the PSVita is a dead platform, or that Sony is going to reduce sale's projections further?

or Both?


poor sales due to wrong design principles toward consumers.



i think you are all seeing this wrong... VITA will be up yoy... the PSP is the one that is going to die. sold 3 millions last year... will not reach 1 million this year...



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Well, there was a thread about the similarities between Dreamcast and Wii U not so long back. For me, that was completely wrong as those 2 systems are nothing a like. Vita however really does feel like the handheld Dreamcast.

Fantastic technology, far more fantastic games than I can physically keep up with. And no bugger buying it.

Definitely Dreamcast all over again! Oh well, I got 5+ years of fantastic gaming from the DC, if Vita can do the same at least it'll have gone out with a bang!

As for their current indie strategy and how it'll pan out for sales. My feelings on the matter as posted in the Vita Cult thread.

I don't mind this indie approach lark, but they seriously need to get some exclusive stuff nailed down. It's currently just becoming "another" place to play games that have been on other formats for several months. Which yeah, I think it's a great platform for these indie games. But why is someone going to decide they "need" a Vita to play a few 6 month old Indie games?

They need to keep a flow of big name titles, and ones that aren't on PS3/PS4. They also need to get some more ambitious development going on, on the system.



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Clear message to developers - don't make games for Vita.



Hioly shit! Why would they even announce this? This is the sort of thing that I would let investors guess about. Is sony stock going down?



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spurgeonryan said:
Hioly shit! Why would they even announce this? This is the sort of thing that I would let investors guess about. Is sony stock going down?

Why not Give the Investor's the Heads up?

they may take A Hit to the stock, but Sony's been downgraded to Junk status already, further lowering will most likely happen until Sony start's cutting large chunks of their TV section off. As a Matter of fact the further reduction makes it easy for the people in charge to make the cuts they Need, because the stock value with keep getting down graded until someone who will makes those cuts do so.

that's why never take your company public in my opinion.



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joeorc said:
spurgeonryan said:
Hioly shit! Why would they even announce this? This is the sort of thing that I would let investors guess about. Is sony stock going down?

Why not Give the Investor's the Heads up?

they may take A Hit to the stock, but Sony's been downgraded to Junk status already, further lowering will most likely happen until Sony start's cutting large chunks of their TV section off. As a Matter of fact the further reduction makes it easy for the people in charge to make the cuts they Need, because the stock value with keep getting down graded until someone who will makes those cuts do so.

that's why never take your company public in my opinion.

You should keep your investors informed. But it is kinda of something you do not want to tell them. "Hey guys......we are only going to push out 5 million this time". "Oh! For the Vita?" "No, for the Vita and PSP together".



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spurgeonryan said:

You should keep your investors informed. But it is kinda of something you do not want to tell them. "Hey guys......we are only going to push out 5 million this time". "Oh! For the Vita?" "No, for the Vita and PSP together".

 

Telling them reserved sales projections for a handheld game system with a $249.00 price, and you do not think That if Sony cannot Lower the Price this year because of it , and would start eating into more Profit's.

Do you think its better to tell the investor's that right now and later increase sales project's, than not being able to make them the sales projections if they are way too high? I mean the Investors would want to know your sales projections for the new year. saying you expect lower sales is one thing but you and i both know Question's by investors are going to be asked why they are projectd low.

Sony is selling over 8 million xperia smartphones a sales Quarter, Sony also made the Playstation Mobile Platform. You do not think that maybe Sony is concentrating on making sure the projections are at least with in reason? Sony when first released info about the NGP or the PSVita the Price point was $299.00 and $249.00 many though that price was pretty fair, after which Nintendo reduced the price of the 3DS. once again do you think that did not have any effect on the perception of the PSVita? People than went on to say its too

"costly"

Tac on the perception of Sony as a whole in the market right now, and again do you think that also does not play a role in the viability of Sony in this market?

many time on many forums the Pessimism about Sony's viability in the handheld game system market is pretty much "dead" the vast majority of people posting in this thread are already calling the PSVita a dead platform. At this point Sony has been fighting a negative perception about not just playstation but their entire company as a whole.

The fact that Sony admits this is key signs they are looking to fix these problems. its going to take time and persistance to do so. So why not be upfront with your investors?

if you Admit the problems and not sugar coating it, at least the Investors are more likely to listen to your idea's about how to go about fixing the problems .



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