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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtheduck View Post
    The PS3 is not a flop... Geez, 60+ million...

    Betamax was a flop in the HOME market, but it became the industry standard for broadcast and lasted a good 25 years at the top. Minidisc had a similar, but smaller success, because it was used by a lot of industry people, though nowhere near the saturation that Beta had.

    The chart showing the comparison to the Dreamcast is scary, though. Granted, Sega died because of mismanagement during the Saturn Era, so I don' think this will KILL them, but the Vita is too good to have sales like that. They need to freaking advertise and drop the price 50 bucks. Get some software sales flowing.
    Also Shenmue was one of the most expensive games made....and it flopped

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtheduck View Post
    The PS3 is not a flop... Geez, 60+ million...

    Betamax was a flop in the HOME market, but it became the industry standard for broadcast and lasted a good 25 years at the top. Minidisc had a similar, but smaller success, because it was used by a lot of industry people, though nowhere near the saturation that Beta had.

    The chart showing the comparison to the Dreamcast is scary, though. Granted, Sega died because of mismanagement during the Saturn Era, so I don' think this will KILL them, but the Vita is too good to have sales like that. They need to freaking advertise and drop the price 50 bucks. Get some software sales flowing.
    I wasn't saying the PS3 was a flop. Read my qualifier after the initial statement.



    The fact that Betamax did not have the same success as VHS, and the same with minidisc; do make them flops.

    Not that they didn't have merits, but commercially and in tech-culture terms, they were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    They better start cutting some corners now then. If not, they'll be lucky to pass the Gamegear. Get the price down, memory card prices down or allow 3rd parties to sell them too, and get some more content out on a regular basis. THEN, and only then, will they be on the right track to catching the PSP.
    They should seriously mark down those memory cards.

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    Yep, NGP will retail at $300. We all know it's going to happen.

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    Sony own Ericson now right?

    It aint rocket science then Sony.
    Last edited by mynd; 08-23-2012 at 07:53.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scour View Post
    I hate to be the sort of person that goes, but I told you so. It's a sad sight, but it underlines exactly where Sony went wrong - they appeased hardcore fans and failed to adapt to the new gaming ecosystem at a time when smartphones are so dominant in mobile gaming.

    If CoD and AC flop later this year, I think this time next year, we'll get concrete details on whether the product will be discontinued. I suspect we'll see the PSP brand re-emerge as the gaming portal for Sony mobiles, which is what Sony ought to have concentrated on all along rather than fragmenting their attention and resources.

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    PlayStation Vita sales hit 2.2 million worldwide as of June 30th

    Sony is spread to thin in my opinion. I don't see the need for the Vita when the PSP is still doing good numbers better than the vita in some area's. The only people who benefit from the vita release are the people who bought one cause it is an impressive portable. But the mass appeal of it isn't there.......yet (hopefully)

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    That's true... I mean, it's only six months since launch. It definitely won't have the mass appeal due to the lack of content, price, and accessory prices. I mean, that's the same tag line you can use for almost any questions about the PS Vita's success.




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    I just hope sony can keep developers on board long enough to give the vita a chance to make it

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