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AlfredoTurkey said:
MasterThief said:

its about making money not beating nintendo

 

"Some have said that the PSP is our answer to the (Nintendo) Game Boy. Well, here’s how we view the world: PSP will elevate portable entertainment out of the handheld gaming ghetto and Sony is the only company that can do it. We happily accept this challenge and, dare I say it, the baton has been passed." Kaz 2005


Apparently, Sony felt differently.

 


apparently the psp sold 80+ million units and a lot of games and was successful as hell

wtf is your logic? 



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MasterThief said:
AlfredoTurkey said:

 

"Some have said that the PSP is our answer to the (Nintendo) Game Boy. Well, here’s how we view the world: PSP will elevate portable entertainment out of the handheld gaming ghetto and Sony is the only company that can do it. We happily accept this challenge and, dare I say it, the baton has been passed." Kaz 2005


Apparently, Sony felt differently.

 


apparently the psp sold 80+ million units and a lot of games and was successful as hell

wtf is your logic? 

I said Sony wanted to beat Nintendo and didn't so they likely changed the branding. You said that it wasn't about beating Nintendo but making money. I proved that (as well as making money) it was about beating Nintendo. Then you said it sold 80 million units and was successful, asking me what my "logic is"... which makes no sense in the context of the discussion. 


 



For the same reason Wii 2 was named Wii U. Sometimes companies just don't think.



forest-spirit said:
For the same reason Wii 2 was named Wii U. Sometimes companies just don't think.

people don't undestand that the average person doesn't know all of this, only hear about whatever games is advertised on tv and expect stuff to be well organized. they associated with crap, ofcourse car companies don't change model names year after year. goes for like everything 



Perhaps it has to do with the vision Sony seemed to have for it - with games that are goofy, AR, reality based, applications like Near, and 3G hardware, they wanted it to be something of an element of daily life, something social, lively.

It ended up goofy in an entirely different way, sadly



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Vita means life.



I think it has to do with the Numbering i remember when microsoft was asked why they choose Xbox 360 over calling it xbox 2.. their response was, it is the general consumer who are not into gaming and want to purchase a console for their kid.. so on the shelf they see a playstation 3 and xbox 2 , so they automatically assume that higher number is better. Honestly this reason make sense, So I think it was same with vita as it came along side 3DS which was bascially DS2, so i guess they had the same fear as MS, but at the end of the day it back fired in a big way.



MasterThief said:
CuCabeludo said:

The name won't matter. Phone/tablet hardware improves at a much faster pace than handhelds. Today's phones can run games Vita no longer can at higher resolution.

the wiiu disagrees, the name does matter. 

Nah, the naming wasn't the reason fro the failure of the WiiU.



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To me it looks like initially Sony wanted the Vita to be something more than just a traditional handheld console. They wanted to be it some multimedia portable device where you can play games, surf the web, use it for some apps, listen to music, watch videos , etc. So in my opinion they wanted to distance it from PSP brand which was associated with gaming first. In the end they failed so bad with it because it was initially stupid trying to step on iPhone territory with gaming device which capabilities are always limited because of it’s price.



 

Because they were stupid.
It always worked for Sony, and suddenly they decided they wanted to confuse their consumers.