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The PSP was released post-Christmas and its release went perfectly fine according to the numbers. If people want something, then they will save up - even if it means cutting back on the Christmas spending or simply waiting a little longer to get their Christmas present. It's not like Sony didn't give everyone plenty of notice that the Vita was coming and in relation to that, I think it was actually SMARTER of them to release AFTER Christmas as it would give people MORE time to SAVE rather than to spend it all on Christmas. The PSP, despite being launched post-Christmas and despite what everyone wants to say about it being a weak release, never went through a price break. The Vita is likely going to follow the same trend as the Vita and the PSP share a very similar price point with the brand new proprietary memory cards being the most visible piece of difference between them when comparing a brand new console to another brand new console. The iPad and the iPhone and the Android phones and Android-based datapads and the Windows phones and the webOS phones and datapads are NOT the gaming powerhouses that even a PSP is, much less a Vita. If they were, we would already be running full-fledged console-based games on our phones and have no need for the DS, PSP, or anything else. Angry Birds, shrunken down EA sports titles, Inspector Gadget, Oregon Trail, and a bunch of other basic side scrollers or ultra-basic RPGs is for the phones and datapads. Games like Crisis Core, Birth by Sleep, the God of War series, the Dissidia series, and even PSOne titles like Parasite Eve and Xenogears are games meant to be played on a console dedicated to more hardcore gaming. Competition? Not really, unless Sony is trying to cajole all the Angry Birds-type of gamers of spring for a Vita.
I think the Vita is headed for a fail, depsite appearing to be the best handheld gaming experience out there.
I think not releasing the system in North America prior to the Christmas rush is a colossal mistake.
By January/February of next year, most people are going to be broke (if they're not already broke) and only the die-hards will rush out and by the system at full price. Everyone else will probably wait for a price drop - the 3DS dropped in price, why should people not expect the same here.
Most people already have powerful phones/pads that can play some pretty impressive games so its now like they're offering something revolutionary here.
I'm still hoping it works out for Sony, I like them as a company for the most part, but I think they blew it by missing the holiday season here.d_parker
I don't mean to be rude but if you don't play handheld console, psp, or care about it...why are you here? As far as PSP costing more, that's wrong. It retailed for $249.99. And even though i own most of the Apple products i still prefer a handheld with controls. I don't mind lugging around the PSP or DS in my bag whenever i'm out. It's just personal preference. And back to topic, i doubt history will repeat itself in this case mainly because of the software. Starting with a solid lineup of games we are familiar with. I believe the PSP was Sony's first step into handhelds and they've learned what they did wrong by fixing it for the Vita. Come back in a year here and see the buzz it will be creating in the long run.
[QUOTE="gokuofheaven"][QUOTE="calebcop"]I honestly don't think Vita is going to THAT successful. It's way more expensive than the PSP was at launch and Handheld gaming isn't as popular anymore. Everyone has their iPods and Androids. I don't even own a portable system. When I did, it was a PSP that I used for music and the occasional movie because I didn't have anything to play music on. When I got my Android, I gave my PSP to my 9 year old brother. Everything I used that for, I can do even better on my Android. And honestly, I don't think I'll be buying another portable system. I already have a PS3 and a kick butt PC. Portable Systems are dying. But I don't think its because us as the consumer would RATHER play Angry Birds than Uncharted or whatever, its just that we already have something we take around with us everywhere we go, an Android or an iPhone. We don't feel like spending our money on a portable system and the games, and carrying it around all the time, when all the good games are on consoles and PC. If we want a fun little game to entertain us for a while, we can play it on our phones for $2 or $4 or even free. Not saying PS Vita isn't amazingly cool. I would easily recommend it to anyone wanting a portable system. But I don't think Portable Systems are for the older crowd. calebcop
Headline. But yeah. Portable Systems are cool and all, they're just not for me. It seems like how 10 years ago everyone wanted GameBoys, but now everyone wants iPods and such. Just saying. Out of everyone I know who plays video games, only a few of them even play portable systems.Funny. Everyone I know who owns a PSP or plays a PSP IS of the older crowd... including myself. And even more funny enough, I don't own an iPhone or any other i-Anything. I own a PDA phone (HP Pre 3 - Palm Store unlocked) which I use to write down notes and documents and do other work-related stuff on with gaming being the farthest thing in my mind (hence, a PDA-phone rather than an iPhone or whatever else). When I want a good game (or good movie or some good music) on the go, I bring my PSP. Gaming, movies, music - on the go. When I want to play an older PSOne title that's been released to the downloadable PSN catalog, I can also play it on the PSP as well without having to go bother with the main console. When I want to play a game and someone else is using the television, I can simply pick up one of my portable gaming devices and have a go at it while I wait for the television to not be in use.
It wasn't until you mentioned this that I remembered that Sony had mentioned of a similar program for the Go. Do you think there might be more hope for the program simply because Sony has 'rebooted' it in the sense of pushing the program out again with the advent of the Vita and doing the advertising/marketing for it?
Ain't gonna happen. That same thing was supposed to happen for PSP Go but they bailed out because of all the legal stuff. Highly doubt they're going to be able to do it with Vita if they couldn't with the Go.calebcop
Same here, totally. I have a collection of UMD games that aren't available for download currently and may never be available (and if what calebcop says is true and the UMD Passport Program craps out like it did before) and so I will simply have to keep my PSP on hand and treat the Vita as an entirely new console. It's a bummer, though, to have to buy a game more than once. I had considered doing what you did, but owing to what I said about digital-only games and having to rely on internet connectivity and PSN server stability and whatnot... I just couldn't. I guess it doesn't help that when I was about to give that a shot, the PSN fiasco happened which left a rather sour taste in my mouth.
I started buying games as downloads when i first heard about the PSPgo. After I found out I wasnt going to be able to transfer all of my UMDs over, I decided to just get a 3000 instead. I kept buying all of my new games as downloads though. over the course of the last 2 years, Ive been slowly selling umds that are on the psn and downloading them. At this point, I have like 10 umds left that arn't on the psn. If I really want to play them badly enough (which i will, cause the 10 left are among my favorites) I will just play my psp.Jehuty08