PS Vita Shows Signs of Life

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New owners of the PS Vita… in Tokyo

Surprise surprise! Vita prices jet-set beyond expectations… in Japan. Following its price cut, not even a whole month ago, not very surprisingly. I’ve mentioned this before, and it seems I was right all along (take that Sony you greedy bastards)! It was February 28th, when the cost of both regular Wi-Fi and subscription 3G versions of the system were reduced by about 50 USD and along with it Sony is reclaiming it’s place in the handheld market.

Meanwhile in America consumers horde…

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… towards the next available reasonably priced gaming system!

The Vita still continues to be outsold by the 3DS, even in Japan. Don’t get too down on yourselves though Sony fans, that wasn’t a dig. When you take into account the entire picture: a price cut, a growing library, and the ability to synch with the PS4, I anticipate that Sony will be giving Nintendo some real competition in the very near future. As you may imagine the boost in sales also lead to a boost in Playstation software. For example take just last week. As of then, no Vita games had found themselves in the Top-20 list of best-selling games.  But this week 3 titles have worked their way into the roster!

Now that Japan sees what an improvement 50 less bucks a unit can make, the ball is in their court. Let’s see if Japan can take a hint and start to consider the Western Consumers for once! I’ve mentioned this before here, and here… You know, thinking about it… I say it a lot. Get your shit together Sony, and drop that Vita price globally! For fucks sake, we’re still in recession here in America!!!

Source: Gamasutra

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