Holy crap VITA hits an all-time new low : 18,000 units sold last week!

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#1 reach3
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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/PlayStation-Vita-3DS-Japan-Sony,news-13934.html

Media Create reports that Sony saw only 18,361 units sold in Japan during the week of January 9 to January 15, its fourth week on the market. By comparison, the cheaper Nintendo 3DS dropped somewhat after the holiday rush as well, but not down to Vita levels, pushing a decent 100,668 units out to paying customers.


The PlayStation Vita seemed to launch with a bang in Japan back in December, with 321,00 units soldright before Christmas. Eventually for the first week, Sony sold a total of 324,859 units, and the handheld console seemed to be a hit.


But the second week proved otherwise, with the number of units sold dropping down to just 72,479. The third week saw another drastic drop with only 42,648 units flying off store shelves. Now the handheld is barely moving at all in Japan, yet still topping the likes of Nintendo's Wii console, the Xbox 360, and the two DSi models.


Strangely enough, the original PSP is still selling well, moving 62,746 units last week and 22,538 this week. On the Nintendo front, the company still rules the Japanese market, shelling out 197,952 3DS units last week and 100,668 units this week. The PlayStation 3 is the second-most favorite gaming platform, selling 67,199 units last week and 30,332 this week.


What may be hurting the PlayStation Vita is its steep pricetag -- a lesson Nintendo learned with its own 3DS handheld in 2011. As of this writing, Sony still plans to keep the Vita's original pricing, requiring $249.99 USD for the Wi-Fi model and $299.99 USD for the 3G/Wi-Fi model.

From 325,000 to 72,000 to 42,000 and now *drumroll* a pathetic 18,000 units sold.


OUCH.



The 3DS is making the Vita its **** How long until VITA gets discointinued guys?

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#2 super600  Moderator
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Old news is old.Fanboys like you don't have to make us memorize your fanboy garbage.

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#3 reach3
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Old news is old.Fanboys like you don't have to make us memorize your fanboy garbage.

super600
Mad cow syndrome?
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#4 Pelon208
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Old news is old.Fanboys like you don't have to make us memorize your fanboy garbage.

super600

This ^

This fanboy is the really annoying

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[QUOTE="super600"]

Old news is old.Fanboys like you don't have to make us memorize your fanboy garbage.

reach3
Mad cow syndrome?

no, dumb fanboy syndrome. you, that is. on a side note,
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#6 super600  Moderator
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[QUOTE="super600"]

Old news is old.Fanboys like you don't have to make us memorize your fanboy garbage.

reach3

Mad cow syndrome?

You're saying that my brain is messed up?I'm not a cow annoying lemming.

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#7 CajunShooter
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[QUOTE="super600"]

Old news is old.Fanboys like you don't have to make us memorize your fanboy garbage.

reach3
Mad cow syndrome?

Well this news is nearly 24 hours old now and there were at least 10 threads yesterday about it and still some on the front page about it.
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#8 loosingENDS
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It is going fast towards zero as it seems

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#9 reach3
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It is going fast towards zero as it seems

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agree. feel sorry for the vita
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#10 Pelon208
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[QUOTE="loosingENDS"]

It is going fast towards zero as it seems

reach3

agree. feel sorry for the vita

I feel sorry for you

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#11 super600  Moderator
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[QUOTE="loosingENDS"]

It is going fast towards zero as it seems

reach3

agree. feel sorry for the vita

And Sw is going towards the depths of hell because of fanboys like you.

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#12 CanYouDiglt
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Well many people said it would drop below 20k and it did. Vita sales are dropping like a rock.
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#13 HalcyonScarlet
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[QUOTE="reach3"][QUOTE="loosingENDS"]

It is going fast towards zero as it seems

super600

agree. feel sorry for the vita

And Sw is going towards the depths of hell because of fanboys like you.

People asked for this, now mods are all but gone, this is what we have. Like I thought would happen.

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#14 p4s2p0
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I'll wait to see how it does in other regions
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#15 rasengan2552
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[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="reach3"] agree. feel sorry for the vitaHalcyonScarlet

And Sw is going towards the depths of hell because of fanboys like you.

People asked for this, now mods are all but gone, this is what we have. Like I thought would happen.

its only the same exact trolls every time though. "they" are all in posting in this thread.
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#16 heretrix
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I think it's pretty moronic that people are considering the Vita a failure before it's launched globally.

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#17 F1ame_Shie1d
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Vita also has no good games yet... Although I would never have expected it to be a big seller like the DS regardless. But it does have some big looking titles with the good fanbase that willl likely pick em up. I'll get one as my GF LOVES uncharted games. Eventually there will be a Finan Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts game on it for me. Ninja Gaiden and a Call of Duty(haters gon' hate. I like the series). I lkely wont be getting one till a price drop though. Maybe once it hits $199.

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#18 heretrix
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[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="reach3"] agree. feel sorry for the vitaHalcyonScarlet

And Sw is going towards the depths of hell because of fanboys like you.

People asked for this, now mods are all but gone, this is what we have. Like I thought would happen.

I'd rather have this than getting modded for idiotic nonsense. Ignore the trolls they will go away.

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#19 rasengan2552
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[QUOTE="HalcyonScarlet"]

[QUOTE="super600"]

And Sw is going towards the depths of hell because of fanboys like you.

heretrix

People asked for this, now mods are all but gone, this is what we have. Like I thought would happen.

I'd rather have this than getting modded for idiotic nonsense. Ignore the trolls they will go away.

very true. cowardly lems hiding behind alts >>>> getting modded for calling someone's opinion bad.
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#20 stvee101
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People were gloating over the 3DS's poor initial performance.

Then it got some great games and a price-drop and ..well you know the rest.

Not saying the Vita is going to sell like the 3DS,but its too early to start saying its a failure.

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#21 nightshade869
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Old news TC. Just wait for the western launch when over 1 million sell day 1 (I am just guessing but since it is in many countries I see it happening).
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#22 SecretPolice
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Doomed, doomed. :?

Throw in with MS whilst ya still can or Nintendo is gonna eat your lunch.:shock:

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#23 HalcyonScarlet
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[QUOTE="HalcyonScarlet"]

[QUOTE="super600"]

And Sw is going towards the depths of hell because of fanboys like you.

heretrix

People asked for this, now mods are all but gone, this is what we have. Like I thought would happen.

I'd rather have this than getting modded for idiotic nonsense. Ignore the trolls they will go away.

Maybe, but I thought there were better threads before because of mods. They closed down all the crap threads. I don't think trolls will be going anywhere.

I noticed an abundance of trolls straight after the mods went. Now every thread is Sony is dying, MS has no games and is dying , the PC is dying and the Wii... actually not too sure with the Wii.

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#24 groverslanding
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[QUOTE="heretrix"]

[QUOTE="HalcyonScarlet"]

People asked for this, now mods are all but gone, this is what we have. Like I thought would happen.

HalcyonScarlet

I'd rather have this than getting modded for idiotic nonsense. Ignore the trolls they will go away.

Maybe, but I thought there were better threads before because of mods. They closed down all the crap threads. I don't think trolls will be going anywhere.

I noticed an abundance of trolls straight after the mods went. Now every thread is Sony is dying, MS has no games and is dying , the PC is dying and the Wii... actually not too sure with the Wii.

Nah it's pretty much just Sony dying threads because the Vita flopping and their financial crisis is all over the news.

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#25 R4gn4r0k
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I see this thread going in the same direction all your threads go reach3. Why do you like people making fun of you so much ?

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#26 superclocked
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I wish that I could sell 18,000 things that cost $1, nevertheless something that sells for $250+
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#27 MonsieurX
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Another interesting thread by reach3
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#28 AmazonTreeBoa
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Old news is old.
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#29 R4gn4r0k
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Old news is old.AmazonTreeBoa

reach3 had to troll in some other threads first before he had the brilliant idea to create this one.

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#30 AmazonTreeBoa
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Old news is old.

[QUOTE="reach3"][QUOTE="loosingENDS"]

It is going fast towards zero as it seems

Pelon208

agree. feel sorry for the vita

I feel sorry for you

I would say I feel sorry for both of them, but we all know they are the same person. Poor kid must live one sh!ttyl life to come every day and troll like he does. Poor thing needs to get out and get laid.
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#31 AmazonTreeBoa
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[QUOTE="AmazonTreeBoa"]Old news is old.R4gn4r0k

reach3 had to troll in some other threads first before he had the brilliant idea to create this one.

I am not a bit surprised considering how slow he is.
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#32 painguy1
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US launch is a month away. Im sure it will pick up then

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#33 Zensword
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ouch, some cows in this thread are so mad
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#34 CajunShooter
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ouch, some cows in this thread are so mad Zensword
Or they know that it hasn't reached the majority of gamers yet.
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#35 GreenFalcon5267
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I wish that I could sell 18,000 things that cost $1, nevertheless something that sells for $250+superclocked

:lol:

Da Vita wouldn´t sell any better if it cost a $1

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#36 milannoir
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[QUOTE="superclocked"]I wish that I could sell 18,000 things that cost $1, nevertheless something that sells for $250+GreenFalcon5267

:lol:

Da Vita wouldn´t sell any better if it cost a $1

Actually it would. Then Sony would go bankrupt.

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#37 groverslanding
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ouch, some cows in this thread are so mad Zensword
This x 1000

Cows are furious :lol:

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#38 GreenFalcon5267
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[QUOTE="Zensword"]ouch, some cows in this thread are so mad groverslanding

This x 1000

Cows are furious :lol:

:twisted:

they've gone mad to the point they blame an earthquake and tsunami for sony's failure :lol:

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#39 babycakin
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If its true that Sony is gonna throw an all-out marketing campaign for the US launch, then there is still a possibility it might do well. again, like everyone pretty much said, we'll just have to wait and see.

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[QUOTE="HalcyonScarlet"]

[QUOTE="heretrix"]I'd rather have this than getting modded for idiotic nonsense. Ignore the trolls they will go away.

groverslanding

Maybe, but I thought there were better threads before because of mods. They closed down all the crap threads. I don't think trolls will be going anywhere.

I noticed an abundance of trolls straight after the mods went. Now every thread is Sony is dying, MS has no games and is dying , the PC is dying and the Wii... actually not too sure with the Wii.

Nah it's pretty much just Sony dying threads because the Vita flopping and their financial crisis is all over the news.

. Theres crap being flung on both sides... id like to know how many alts are cows acting like lems and vice versa.
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[QUOTE="groverslanding"]

[QUOTE="HalcyonScarlet"]

Maybe, but I thought there were better threads before because of mods. They closed down all the crap threads. I don't think trolls will be going anywhere.

I noticed an abundance of trolls straight after the mods went. Now every thread is Sony is dying, MS has no games and is dying , the PC is dying and the Wii... actually not too sure with the Wii.

TheEroica

Nah it's pretty much just Sony dying threads because the Vita flopping and their financial crisis is all over the news.

. Theres crap being flung on both sides... id like to know how many alts are cows acting like lems and vice versa.

Does your ass still hurt?

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#42 BlindM0nk
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Isn't that like 20 times what the 360 sells in a month?
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#44 Sgt_Crow
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[QUOTE="reach3"][QUOTE="super600"]

Old news is old.Fanboys like you don't have to make us memorize your fanboy garbage.

CajunShooter
Mad cow syndrome?

Well this news is nearly 24 hours old now and there were at least 10 threads yesterday about it and still some on the front page about it.

And of course no one here has any life at all and browses these boards 24/7. Herp teh derp.
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#45 GreenFalcon5267
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[QUOTE="CajunShooter"][QUOTE="reach3"] Mad cow syndrome?Sgt_Crow
Well this news is nearly 24 hours old now and there were at least 10 threads yesterday about it and still some on the front page about it.

And of course no one here has any life at all and browses these boards 24/7. Herp teh derp.

That includes you I guess

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#47 TheEroica  Moderator
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[QUOTE="TheEroica"][QUOTE="groverslanding"]Nah it's pretty much just Sony dying threads because the Vita flopping and their financial crisis is all over the news.

ReadingRainbow4

. Theres crap being flung on both sides... id like to know how many alts are cows acting like lems and vice versa.

Does your ass still hurt?

Haha... you havent been banned yet? Godspeed to you sir.
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#48 InfinityMugen
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Flop.

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#50 blacktorn
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Since when do we base a consoles failure or success by a few weekly sales charts,saying it didnn't sell well in japan for the last two weeks doesn't mean the system is going to flop,this is getting a bit ridiculous...