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PS Vita - Sales Figures Updates (2nd March)

FloddFlodd

Looks like the Vita is off to a bad start, could be a bad thing for early adopters...

http://www.techdigest.tv/2012/01/playstation_vit_2.html

"Currently available in Japan only, the Vita managed to sell just 72,479 units in its first full week on the market (December 19th through December 25th) after getting off to a decent start with 325,000 sales in its first 48 hours (December 17th and 18th).

However, the 3DS managed 370,000 units in Japan in its first week, and 210,000 units in its second, beating the PlayStation Vita by 45,000 units in its first seven days, and a massive 137,500 units in its second week."

will it affect pre-order or do consumers accept a lowered RRP within a matter of months in exchange for free downloads (hello, 3ds)

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    Angel_Of_The_North
    thank you, sorted!
    Syzable
    Syzable[mod]2 years, 10 months ago #42Show comment tools Reply
    I cancelled my pre-order. Will wait a few months till it dives to about £150 and then decide. Could end up being an expensive turkey i think.
    MikeBeaver
    gbspurs
    Specifically, I would like to play vice city, mgs3 and bully again but that's only 3 of a long list! Ps1 wise it's not so bad.

    It's the "few selected" that annoys me. You buy a console, make it the best selling console of all time and in return you get a new console that can't play any of the old games (I know the 60gb can but it's a dying breed) and then they release only a few for the new console. Where is the love Sony!

    MGS 3 is coming out on the 3DS mate :)

    Am currently really enjoying my 3DS, when I first got it I didn't have anytyhing to play for months, now the games are getting cheaper I have amassed a few that I enjoy, Pilotwings, Dead or Alive, Ridge Racer, Zelda and Mario Kart, being part of the ambasador program and getting several free games has also helped, but I like the way Nintendo keep adding things to the experience, 3D video capture is now available, along with Nintendo Video, it's not the greatest service, but it's free, and maybe in the future, someone will figure out how to convert standard 3D movies to a format the 3DS can run from SD Card, it is happening on Tekken 3D, they are including the entire Tekken: Blood Vengeance movie on the game cart!!


    Mike..
    fanpages
    "Metal Gear Solid" (title to be confirmed) for PlayStation Vita:

    [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7X9mT9dCx8 ]
    Flodd
    Discounted by upto 20% by Japanese retailers already?

    Blimey...

    Good article here too.

    Edited By: Flodd on Jan 04, 2012 10:48
    Mallinersha
    I'll wait for the PS Vita Slim.
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    Mallinersha
    I'll wait for the PS Vita Slim.


    Did you wait for the PSPgo slim as well?
    Mallinersha
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    Mallinersha
    I'll wait for the PS Vita Slim.


    Did you wait for the PSPgo slim as well?


    (_;)
    Mallinersha
    All my other handheld consoles and my Xperia Play will tide me over until the PS Vita slim and some decent games/hacks.
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    Mallinersha
    All my other handheld consoles and my Xperia Play will tide me over until the PS Vita slim and some decent games/hacks.


    Have you tried the three new titles for the Xperia PLAY?

    [ http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/games/2011/12/23/out-this-week-on-xperia-play-9/ ]

    I downloaded "Blood & Glory" & "Experiment 13". I didn't fancy "A Space Shooter For Free".

    BFN,

    fp.
    Mallinersha
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    Mallinersha
    All my other handheld consoles and my Xperia Play will tide me over until the PS Vita slim and some decent games/hacks.


    Have you tried the three new titles for the Xperia PLAY?

    [ http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/games/2011/12/23/out-this-week-on-xperia-play-9/ ]

    I downloaded "Blood & Glory" & "Experiment 13". I didn't fancy "A Space Shooter For Free".

    BFN,

    fp.


    Cheers, will have a look at them, I've not really gone beyond the free games that came with it and Angry Birds etc at the moment...
    gambe1984
    My issue with the vita sales is it appears there no realistic figures of 3g model sales against wifi model sales (correct me if im wrong) - simply because the japanese media were reporting that the wifi model was almost impossible to get your hands on the day after launch, if thats the case then surely the problem isnt the sales of the console, is the supply of the wifi model and the fact the 3g model is actually not demanded by the consumers purchasing them. After all the only real advantage to having one is the GPS.
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    gambe1984
    My issue with the vita sales is it appears there no realistic figures of 3g model sales against wifi model sales (correct me if im wrong) - simply because the japanese media were reporting that the wifi model was almost impossible to get your hands on the day after launch, if thats the case then surely the problem isnt the sales of the console, is the supply of the wifi model and the fact the 3g model is actually not demanded by the consumers purchasing them. After all the only real advantage to having one is the GPS.


    ...and being able to download content without a local WiFi connection whilst "on the go".

    Also, translated (using Google Translate) from [ http://www.ng-gamer.nl/game-nieuws/13133_prijs-en-release-periode-next-generation-portable/ ]:

    Translate.Google.com
    Price and release period Next Generation Portable
    ...the 3G version will come pre-loaded with some additional applications running that use 3G, such as augmented reality.


    BFN,

    fp.
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    Mallinersha
    Cheers, will have a look at them, I've not really gone beyond the free games that came with it and Angry Birds etc at the moment...


    No problem.

    "EA Sports FIFA 12" is also available to download (at zero cost) too.

    BFN,

    fp.
    gambe1984
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    gambe1984
    My issue with the vita sales is it appears there no realistic figures of 3g model sales against wifi model sales (correct me if im wrong) - simply because the japanese media were reporting that the wifi model was almost impossible to get your hands on the day after launch, if thats the case then surely the problem isnt the sales of the console, is the supply of the wifi model and the fact the 3g model is actually not demanded by the consumers purchasing them. After all the only real advantage to having one is the GPS.


    ...and being able to download content without a local WiFi connection whilst "on the go".


    Yeah if its less than 20mb, the vita has a 20mb download restriction off a wifi connection
    gambe1984
    gambe1984
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    gambe1984
    My issue with the vita sales is it appears there no realistic figures of 3g model sales against wifi model sales (correct me if im wrong) - simply because the japanese media were reporting that the wifi model was almost impossible to get your hands on the day after launch, if thats the case then surely the problem isnt the sales of the console, is the supply of the wifi model and the fact the 3g model is actually not demanded by the consumers purchasing them. After all the only real advantage to having one is the GPS.


    ...and being able to download content without a local WiFi connection whilst "on the go".


    Yeah if its less than 20mb, the vita has a 20mb download restriction off a wifi connection

    Also the wi-fi model can be tethered and theres thousands of free wifi points in most cities as well. To me it just seems theres very little point in the 3g model
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    gambe1984
    Yeah if its less than 20mb, the vita has a 20mb download restriction off a wifi connection


    Yes, I know :)

    If anybody (else) is interested here are the previous threads about the PlayStation Vita I have contributed to (& posted technical information & launch day games titles within):

    PlayStation Vita (PS Vita / NGP / "PSP2") 3G Model Pre-order - £246.97 @ GameStop

    PS Vita release date - Wednesday February 22nd 2012

    (There are others, but these two in majority)
    BobSmith
    Sony PS Vita Price Cut By Retailers In Japan To Lift Sales

    Retailers in Japan have made a bold move to try and give a boost to sales of the Sony PS Vita, taking matters into their own hands by cutting the price of the Sony next-generation handheld.

    The Sony PS Vita has received a lot of negative press over the past few weeks due to its sales after launch.

    The console managed to sell only 72,000 units in Japan in the second week of release. This came after the handheld sold hundreds of thousands of units in its first few days of release.

    The belief by many is that the early-adopters of the Sony PS Vita picked up the handheld on launch day or a day later, and after that sales simply dropped off as the mainstream consumers were not interested in the handheld, which some see as overpriced.

    This has prompted many to call on Sony to drop the price of the handheld in Japan, as well as prior to the launch of the handheld in the U.S. and Europe.

    Sony has backed off and has ignored the pressure thus far.

    Nintendo, with the 3DS, had to follow a similar tactic, by dropping the price of the handheld shortly after launch to improve sales.

    It has been confirmed by GamesRadar.com that many retailers in Japan are already cutting the price of the Sony PS Vita by as much as 20%.

    These price cuts are reportedly for the 3G version, which has had very minimal sales overall thus far.

    Unofficial price cuts are already taking place, and gamers seem to waiting to see what Sony does next.


    Let's hope they drop the price here, too.
    dtovey89
    Sorry Fodd you won't find a frustrated me selling a Vita a week after launch. I cancelled my preorder. After realising I'd be forking near 400 on it for the console, memory card, handful of games and few accessories I jumped ship and bought a SAMSUNG Galaxy tab instead and am loving it. FPSE for PSX classics, some decent android games for £0.69, flash player, full browsing, epic media player capabilities, kindle, iplayer, etc etc

    However, I still managed to get a new PSP E1000 (latest budget version) for £55 on the bay. I have a generation of some classic PSP games to play and can't face splashing out £30-40 on Vita games when iso and eboots are available.

    Edited By: dtovey89 on Jan 06, 2012 06:43
    fanpages
    Is anybody planning to attend one of the PlayStation Access events to try the PlayStation Vita in advance of the release date?

    [ https://www.facebook.com/playstationaccess?sk=events ]
    ---
    PlayStation Vita Rooms: Manchester
    13 January at 12:00
    263 guests

    PlayStation Vita Rooms: Glasgow
    23 January at 19:30
    143 guests

    PlayStation Vita Rooms: Birmingham
    3 February at 19:30
    132 guests

    PlayStation Vita Rooms: London
    17 February at 12:00
    230 guests
    ---

    You can enter the "Competition" to request to be one of the randomly selected 100 participants (plus their individual +1 guest) here:

    [ https://www.facebook.com/playstationaccess?sk=app_340105859337675 ]

    Terms & Conditions:

    [ https://www.facebook.com/note.php?¬e_id=320834017941221 ]

    Further details at the Official European PlayStation Blog:

    "PS Vita Rooms – Full Schedule"

    [ http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/12/23/ps-vita-rooms-full-schedule/ ]

    BFN,

    fp.

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