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Initial post: Nov 5, 2012 11:56:14 AM PST
http://www.vg247.com/2012/11/05/its-too-early-to-talk-about-the-end-of-this-gen-says-sonys-yoshida/

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Yoshida was also quizzed about the performance of PS Vita, and it seems he's not overly impressed that just 3 million units have been sold globally to date. "These results are below our expectations," he stressed, "and explain first the players' equipment. Consumers now have multimedia devices, such as smartphones."

"These devices include the ability to play," he added, "and it is difficult for us to justify the purchase of an additional machine. To us to produce added value to attract players to the PlayStation Vita. The other reason is the number of content available on the console."

"With the rise of mobile gaming studios have begun a transition in part, allocating more resources to this type of production," he concluded, "Even if the creators want to develop games on Vita, they unfortunately fewer resources to do. One solution is to encourage the support of the platform by smaller development studios."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 11:57:43 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 11:59:43 AM PST
This is unfortunate. Just say "we have no games yet" and get it over with. Nonsense like this just further propagates the sensationalist garbage that gaming is dying.

edit: why are you no voting Jason .. he didn't write it. I took a no-vote bullet for Jason of all people. God.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 12:00:04 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
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Posted on Nov 5, 2012 12:06:05 PM PST
Gameresq says:
Smartphones are not going to kill mobile gaming. How many Xperia Play units did they sell? It is all about the content, i.e. games. When solid A and AA games start to appear regularly on Vita, sales will rise accordingly. 3DS sales started out slow too (Did you see the launch lineup?). Give us good games, Sony - lots of them!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:07:35 PM PST
Strange bedfellows, eh?

I have some stalkers here. It's a compliment that I can force these people to devote so much time looking for my posts.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 12:10:03 PM PST
Lucanus says:
No games, high price and silly memory cards=poor sales

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:10:15 PM PST
Gameresq says:
Why is Jason always trying to get us to buy stuff? Have you seen the size of my backlog?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:12:58 PM PST
Doing my part to boost the economy.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:15:36 PM PST
Well I have no fanboy ties Jason so I can agree with you one second and think you're a jerk the next. It works in some way and it all evens out.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 12:19:41 PM PST
Pick 34 says:
Lower the price and make more games...worked for the 3ds.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 12:20:55 PM PST
What a douche, here's what you say.

"THE VITA LACKS ALL KINDS OF MEDIA. ESPECIALLY GAMES."

Thank you, rage over.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:47:25 PM PST
I.Flores says:
No games, huh? Didn't we go thru this before already?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:52:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 12:52:52 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
The Vita library is growing and only getting better and better. All the recent games to come out have gotten good to great reviews.
Assassins Creed III Liberation
Orgarhythm
Ragnarok Odyssey
Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

Persona 4 Golden
Soul Sacrifice

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:54:21 PM PST
I.Flores says:
Don't forget LBP and NFS: Most Wanted.

Soul Sacrifice won't be out for a while more, though.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 12:54:21 PM PST
Tell me when smartphones feature real games.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:55:10 PM PST
"The Vita library is growing and only getting better and better. All the recent games to come out have gotten good to great reviews."

Which is indicative that the price is too high.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:56:13 PM PST
I.Flores says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:57:55 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
The 4gb card is a joke. There are a lot of games that can only be downloaded and 4gb is barely enough for game saves. They really need to bundle in at least an 8gb but 16gb would be the sweet spot I think.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:58:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 12:59:09 PM PST
Maybe to you, but not to the general public.

Edit: Also, Oskar has a good point.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 12:59:16 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
Did you even buy a Vita yet?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:00:33 PM PST
I.Flores says:
Not yet, I would've already if BF wasn't just around the corner.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:02:04 PM PST
I.Flores says:
But a 4GB is certainly good for the 3Ds, amirite?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:03:06 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
3DS takes SD cards, which are not marked up 500%

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:04:41 PM PST
I.Flores says:
A 4GB is good for saves and booting up retail games. That's certainly good enough for many.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:04:50 PM PST
At $170? Yes.
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