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According to vgchartz home page vita is now over 16m. Most likely it's final ever milestone. While this is much higher then some predicted it's also far lower then the 20-25m some thought it would hit a few years ago. Sonys last ever traditional handheld and you can see why. 



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I thought it hit 16m here several weeks ago. Whatever though. Congrats to the Vita.



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"Sonys last ever traditional handheld and you can see why."

Some people will probably be upset by that, not me though. I'm absolutely ecstatic. Good riddance Sony handhelds, I've always hated you. The Vita wasn't really bad per se, but if all of Sony's attention is going to be solely focused on home consoles instead now then that's a massive win in my book!



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It's a shame the handheld fight is now going to be between Nintendo and the mobile market, they are so different that there is no real competition between them, and so no real improvement will come from the clash.



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Darwinianevolution said:
It's a shame the handheld fight is now going to be between Nintendo and the mobile market, they are so different that there is no real competition between them, and so no real improvement will come from the clash.

i don't think Nintendo's handheld's are also gonna survive against Mobiles

 

3DS is also bad saleswise compared to the HUGE DS sales



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Ka-pi96 said:
"Sonys last ever traditional handheld and you can see why."

Some people will probably be upset by that, not me though. I'm absolutely ecstatic. Good riddance Sony handhelds, I've always hated you. The Vita wasn't really bad per se, but if all of Sony's attention is going to be solely focused on home consoles instead now then that's a massive win in my book!

It worked out for Sony, for the most part, during the PSP days. While the PS3 took a step back, the PSP was able to bring in a pretty solid install base, even if the DS install base was much bigger.

It's just the Vita had as much going against as much as it had going for it. While it was more powerful than the 3DS, a nice design, and potential for remote play, it launched at a pretty steep price point (not to mention the expensive memory cards), the Western third party support was ok at best initially and then fell off completely, and Sony really didn't put in the effort it needed during its second year of release (marketing, games, features, etc.).



Ka-pi96 said:
"Sonys last ever traditional handheld and you can see why."

Some people will probably be upset by that, not me though. I'm absolutely ecstatic. Good riddance Sony handhelds, I've always hated you. The Vita wasn't really bad per se, but if all of Sony's attention is going to be solely focused on home consoles instead now then that's a massive win in my book!

Hooray... there goes my chance of ever writing a post in this thread that doesn't get belittled by Kerotan with a "You can do better then this."

And now I feel dirty because I had to replicate that spelling error for authenticity's sake.



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lightningfunk said:
Darwinianevolution said:
It's a shame the handheld fight is now going to be between Nintendo and the mobile market, they are so different that there is no real competition between them, and so no real improvement will come from the clash.

i don't think Nintendo's handheld's are also gonna survive against Mobiles

 

3DS is also bad saleswise compared to the HUGE DS sales

The 3DS was hit badly by mobile, that's the reason the Swich puts all their eggs in one basket to play in both console and handheld leagues.



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Darwinianevolution said:
It's a shame the handheld fight is now going to be between Nintendo and the mobile market, they are so different that there is no real competition between them, and so no real improvement will come from the clash.

No improvement? The switch is power wise the biggest step forward from one gen to the next in the handheld market. The fact that you can play it at home is icing on the cake. Nintendo doesn't stop innovating just because there isn't a direct competitor.



It's really too bad. I loved the PSP and it continues to be my favorite handheld but it had a troubled lifetime and the Vita suffered those problems ten times over. The Vita never had a GTA for the west or a Monster Hunter for Japan so this was to be expected.