PS Vita Sales Has Been Lackluster, Sony Admits, Asks That Console Be Judged Over Ten years


Sony Computer Entertainment head Kaz Hirai admitted this week at CES that PS Vita sales has been on the lower end of expectations, however he asked that the console’s success be judged over a time period of ten years, pulling the PS3 slow start card to back up his argument.

“Long term is what is important,” the executive reckoned. That while Nintendo’s 3DS topped 10 million units sold in Japan alone. No one knows PS Vita’s worldwide sales number. Worldwide, 3DS has sold 24 million units.

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8 Comments on "PS Vita Sales Has Been Lackluster, Sony Admits, Asks That Console Be Judged Over Ten years"

  1. Ghost250 January 9, 2013 at 8:41 am -

    you know this can all change if they just drop the price AND FOR GODS SAKE!!! drop the price on those damn memory cards, the price for those things is ridiculous.

  2. Ernice Gilbert January 9, 2013 at 9:50 am -

    I fear if the cut the price, they’ll be losing money on units sold… Sony’s between a rock and a hard place with this one.

  3. benzo January 9, 2013 at 11:39 am -

    Sony had to drop the ps3 price before the units stated moving like they wanted. It took time, but they eventually ceased to sell them at a loss when manufacturing costs dropped. Sony put themselves in the situation…again…and they need to get it under control. I love my Vita and want to see continued support for it. And if that means Sony has to eat some humble pie the get a fork and start grubbing! PRICE CUT!!!!!!

  4. Ghost250 January 10, 2013 at 1:28 am -

    @Ernice well they shouldn’t have shipped the system. you know if sony just discontinued the PSP then everyone would have no choice but to buy a vita. sony doesn’t use their brains because each PSP thats sold cannibalizes the amount of vitas that could be sold. thats another main issue they have, just discontinues the PSP use the resources to push the vita.

  5. nick January 10, 2013 at 6:36 am -

    sorry kaz, no can do!
    the vita is cooked beans now that nvidia and razer have announced portable systems which have 100 times the power of the vita!
    sad, the only thing the vita had going for it did not even last a year!
    scratch that, did not even last 6 months the freaking ipad has more juice!
    exactly what i meant in my review why i called the system outdated.
    too little too late.
    $ony skimped on it to save money, and exactly why im so worried about the ps4!

  6. Ghost250 January 11, 2013 at 8:12 am -

    @nick Sorry but razers portable system looks like a heap of S**t, i don’t see anyone buying that big piece of crap. An what good is nividias sheild system if you can’t even access your steam and origin games through actual portability? you have to be in your home while having a wi-Fi connection to even access them. plus the only games besides them you can actually run is android games. if i people want to play android games they’ll play them on their phone. An if they don’t have an android phone they probably have an iphone, so they probably don’t even care to begin with. plus who wants to lug around a controller all day. you can’t even fit that thing in your pocket unlike a vita or 3ds. lets be honest here the least of sony worries are those two products. the only competition it has is the 3ds.

  7. nick January 11, 2013 at 11:01 am -

    sure, of course everything looks like a heap of shit.

  8. Ghost250 January 11, 2013 at 1:54 pm -

    dude you totally disregarded everything i said and pulled out one minor detail. plus it does look like shit. a tablet with what looks like two ps move controllers at the ends. your honestly gonna tell me it doesn’t look like shit? plus who would even carry that thing around. were talking portability and neither one of them are actually truly portable. like get real dude

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