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PS Vita production to end in 2019 in Japan

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EricHiggin said:
animegaming said:

In Sony's defense. Nintendo has proven that these plug and play retro systems make a lot of money and Sony would be fools to leave that kind of money on the table, especially with how much nostalgia is behind the PS1. While the Vita at best barely made them any money.  

That was part of my point. PS got into handhelds, motion controls, etc, because Nin proved it could be done and in a way that made lot's of money. The odds that PS doesn't try a hybrid like the Switch are unlikely. The main reason I could see PS truly leaving that market sector entirely, is if they focus solely on PSVR from now on instead, which they just might do since they have that market to themselves and probably will continue to in the foreseeable future. Mind you, a PS hybrid should fix the Switch mobility cross play issue if they felt they needed to directly address that.

Crap, I really don't think going hybrid would be a good idea for Sony. Or at least they have to offer a full fledged home console PS5 as well. The current Sony model is clearly working, so it'd be a mistake to make a sudden 180 just to try and copy what Nintendo is doing. I think Ninty has the portable market so well covered that it's no use trying to push into it. The Vita is a testament to that, I hope they at least broke even with that thing..



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Dulfite said:
Finally the 3ds, after 2019, will be the only one remaining! Oh... Wait...

Not if Nintendo also end production in 2019. Would be kind of romantic, like romeo and Juliet going out together. The last 2 ever dedicated and traditional handheld consoles. 



Had since Day 1. Was a huge disappointment in almost every way compared to the PSP. Lasted on the market a long time for such cheap sales.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1gWECYYOSo

Please Watch/Share this video so it gets shown in Hollywood.

Not a big fan of handhelds because of the given nature of the small screen. But I love my PSTV, and I wished I have bought a second one while they were affordable before going on the gray market



omarct said:
animegaming said:

According to statistics released by Nintendo more people use the Switch exclusively as a handheld then have it exclusively docked.

  

Interesting, although I have yet to see anyone lugging one around. I guess maybe I need to go out more often.

It is statistics for the 3 main regions including Japan. The vast majority of Japan users will use it in handheld mode.



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Kerotan said:
Dulfite said:
Finally the 3ds, after 2019, will be the only one remaining! Oh... Wait...

Not if Nintendo also end production in 2019. Would be kind of romantic, like romeo and Juliet going out together. The last 2 ever dedicated and traditional handheld consoles. 

That'd seem like a bad move though considering Nintendo is still releasing 1st party 3DS titles in 2019...



Green098 said:
Kerotan said:

Not if Nintendo also end production in 2019. Would be kind of romantic, like romeo and Juliet going out together. The last 2 ever dedicated and traditional handheld consoles. 

That'd seem like a bad move though considering Nintendo is still releasing 1st party 3DS titles in 2019...

Also add in the fact 3DS is still selling. 3DS will stop production in 2020-2021.



 

Green098 said:
Kerotan said:

Not if Nintendo also end production in 2019. Would be kind of romantic, like romeo and Juliet going out together. The last 2 ever dedicated and traditional handheld consoles. 

That'd seem like a bad move though considering Nintendo is still releasing 1st party 3DS titles in 2019...

Maybe it will last to 2020. We'll see. Either way after 2019 Nintendo isn't going to make money off selling new 3ds. Sales are already very low. 



As much as I like Nintendo, it will be so sad to see Nintendo alone in the handheld market.

Now many of those japanese thirds will be forced to move on somewhere else, I expect a flood to Switch. I think those who didn't invest early on Nintendo Switch ports will be in a bad situation being forced to making a jump sudently.



Kerotan said:
Green098 said:

That'd seem like a bad move though considering Nintendo is still releasing 1st party 3DS titles in 2019...

Maybe it will last to 2020. We'll see. Either way after 2019 Nintendo isn't going to make money off selling new 3ds. Sales are already very low. 

I mean over 50% of Xbox Ones sales for a 240p device in 2018 is pretty good imo. Peak Vita numbers is an even higher percentage.

The 3DS is fairly cheap for Nintendo to produce and some higher end models still sell for over $150. Idk yet about 2019 but's clear it's 3DS is making some decent profit.

If it took selling less than 3k a week for Sony to discontinue the Vita, 3DS still has quite a bit to go.

Last edited by Green098 - on 20 September 2018