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    Worldwide PS Vita Sales Figures Released

    Worldwide sales figures for the PlayStation Vita have emerged, with Sony claiming 1.8 million units shifted since release up until the end of March 2012.
    In an earnings call this morning, Kaz Hirai said that the figure was “a good start”.
    “A game platform, like Vita – the software is the key to success, how good the software is,” said Hirai. “We have to reinforce the software area in order to improve the business, that is the basic line.”
    “We still have a very high motivation to develop this further. There is no change. And services and software must be strengthened.
    Sony had already confirmed that 1.2 million units had shifted at the end of February, which means that just over half a million were sold in the last month.
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    Not as bad as I thought it would be. At least its well over a million now

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    Not as bad as I thought it would be. At least its well over a million now
    Personally only 500k shipped WW since the last numbers were released cannot make Sony happy.

    Like he said though, get the software for this amazing little kit and sales will come.

    Right now it is just stagnant.

    I mean seriously, the 3DS sells 100,000 a week in Japan alone. Yes, smaller price tag, but 1/5 of the Vita's WW total in one country? That is proof that price and software are not at the sweet spots yet for Vita.
    LMAO

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    I actually thought sales would be worse as well. Sales will pick up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuguy View Post
    Personally only 500k shipped WW since the last numbers were released cannot make Sony happy.

    Like he said though, get the software for this amazing little kit and sales will come.

    Right now it is just stagnant.

    I mean seriously, the 3DS sells 100,000 a week in Japan alone. Yes, smaller price tag, but 1/5 of the Vita's WW total in one country? That is proof that price and software are not at the sweet spots yet for Vita.
    You're right, the 3DS has Monster Hunter and Fire Emblem + a year ahead in terms of getting its name out there, so naturally the sales are going to be stronger. At first it wasn't doing the best either, then the games came.

    I'm sure it will be the same story for the Vita

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkVincent07 View Post
    You're right, the 3DS has Monster Hunter and Fire Emblem + a year ahead in terms of getting its name out there, so naturally the sales are going to be stronger. At first it wasn't doing the best either, then the games came.

    I'm sure it will be the same story for the Vita

    Vita needs software. The hardware is awesome (still planning to get one).. but gotta wait for a price drop
    LMAO

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    I agree, it is an AMAZING piece of Hardware, and the software is keeping me happy personally. Once Resistance and Gravity Rush come out... !!
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    I'm definitely getting Resistance. But I also need to get Starhawk. Ugh my wallet cant take this.

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    1.2 million? This article says 1.8 million. Weird. http://www.thatvideogameblog.com/201...t-1-8-million/

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    And they are making $100 off each system sold. Sony have planned this very well, if they can release a ton of software and keep that price, this'll be the most profitable system they've ever released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuguy View Post
    Vita needs software. The hardware is awesome (still planning to get one).. but gotta wait for a price drop
    Then you are going to be waiting for a long time, probably at least 2 years.
    Almost everyone will say: buy console that has games that you want, and those who say otherwise are ignorant.

    Playstation Move for the win!

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    Don't think we'll be waiting that long, unless they get a LOT of software. There's plenty of room for a price cut right now, but I think we'll be seeing one this fall at gamescom with new colours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuguy View Post
    Vita needs software. The hardware is awesome (still planning to get one).. but gotta wait for a price drop
    Yes, but it also needs a price drop.I was on edge when I considered purchasing it for 250$, but I forgoe it completely when I learned I had to pay additional for a memory unit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronSOLDIER View Post
    70m+ isn't great? Thats better than every console up until the PS1.
    Ok, so Aaron... I need some explanation here. I was talking about Sony portables, and specifically the original comment was about the Vita. How in the world did you get 70 mill units? PS3.... maybe....

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    You talked about Sony handhelds which also includes the PSP which is sitting at 70m+ (or is it 80m+?), either way that's not a bad figure. I must've missed that you were talking about Vita specifically though.
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    Well, I did originally mention Sony portables in general which would then include PSP. It has sold much more than I thought, BUT it also released before the PS3 (and PS3 is not far behind, strictly speaking). Also as I mentioned comparing it to nintendo which has sold more than double. That goes for Vita against 3DS as well.

    Sales for PSP is roughly 64 mill, with the Vita sales... say 2 mill+ it's still under 70 mill total.

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    I do agree that Sony could cut the price, even if just by $50, but I honestly think it needs some games to sell the thing. The 3DS is killing it because it has the software to back it up, the lower price doesn't hurt either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    Yes, but it also needs a price drop.I was on edge when I considered purchasing it for 250$, but I forgoe it completely when I learned I had to pay additional for a memory unit.
    That is why you gotta shop smart.
    I got the 3G one and it came with 8GB memory stick, a case that can be used as a stand, and Modnation Racers for $300(and if I lived in the US, I would get the Super Stardust Delta for free through AT&T). This was during a Gamestop deal in April.
    Almost everyone will say: buy console that has games that you want, and those who say otherwise are ignorant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylar View Post
    That's higher than I thought, so glad I bought mine it's an awesome piece of kit
    This.^

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    3DS has lots of technical problems including people shutting the (false) 3D off because they see a blur or it hurts their eyes but they still sell lots of them, Nintendo can be proclaimed genius of merchandising by exploiting the lack of background information on console gaming and technology of the casuals ... sadly ethically it's just plain disgusting

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