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Monday, 01 August 2011 09:23

Vita coming for October release?

Written by David Stellmack
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Still will likely be phased in launch
While Sony has yet to confirm their plans for the PlayStation Vita launch, suppliers seem to think right now that while it will likely be a phased-in launch, the Japanese market looks to be on track for a mid to late September launch followed by North America and Europe in October.

According to other sources, advertising buys seem to back up this date. However, suppliers tell us that they are ramping up builds for the holiday season which Sony believes will be big for the PlayStation Vita. Of course, no one is predicting numbers yet of how many units they think Sony can move of the Vita; recent comments about the future of handhelds does indicate that at least some software developers believed that they could be squeezed out in the end by smart phones.

The biggest mystery, however, is still getting a handle on the software that will launch with the Vita. While we know a number of the titles, it does still seem to be a small drop in the bucket, with not many titles yet announced after the first wave. We have to think that this will be in the minds of potential buyers. The one good spot of news for Sony might be Nintendo’s recent struggle with the 3DS which resulted in the company slashing prices. It would seem that buyers are looking for something more than what the 3DS offers and just maybe they will find it in the Vita.


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+2 #1 TechHog 2011-08-01 13:37
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The one good spot of news for Sony might be Nintendo’s recent struggle with the 3DS which resulted in the company slashing prices.

Yes, I'm sure that Sony is ecstatic about the fact that their biggest competition, for which they cut RAM and internal memory in Vita so they could match its price, is now $80 cheaper than it, and that's not including the cost of a memory card. Now they're waiting for a $200 16GB iPod touch!

I was expecting November. I have a strong feeling that the supply will be extremely constrained, so I'm expecting huge sell-outs. It'll probably be the best gaming launch in years.
 
 
0 #2 123s 2011-08-01 15:52
October is EARLY :o

Sony sure expected that Nintendo would cut the price anyway, it was pretty crazy first and I bet they still got room down. Now, the price situation is similar to DS/PSP back in 2004 (?)
 
 
0 #3 TechHog 2011-08-01 16:48
Quoting 123s:
October is EARLY :o

Sony sure expected that Nintendo would cut the price anyway, it was pretty crazy first and I bet they still got room down. Now, the price situation is similar to DS/PSP back in 2004 (?)

Nobody expected Nintendo to drop the price so much and so soon. (Well, I guess from previous comments you feel the price needs even more of a drop.)

And yeah, it's similar. Why would Sony want that, though? Hopefully Sony's memory cards are priced well, or else it could really hurt them. Looking at Pro Duo prices, however, I'm not very hopeful.
 
 
0 #4 123s 2011-08-01 18:41
Maybe not so soon but it was obvious that 3DSs launch price was way over the top and would drop, closer to Vita launch IMO.

Yap I feel like its still too high but thats more of a personal opinion, before it was for marked too, as the sales showed. (that werent only price prob, I know)

I think similar is good enough for Sony, if it was the same it´ll be great but Nintendo isnt that stupid.

Memory sticks prices are pretty decent IMO, maybe not a bargain but really decent. Though what about the Vita format, I am not really updated, on that, do they support old PSP formats or some new shit so people can throw away their old memory sticks and buy new xd
 
 
+1 #5 TechHog 2011-08-01 20:12
Quoting 123s:
Memory sticks prices are pretty decent IMO, maybe not a bargain but really decent. Though what about the Vita format, I am not really updated, on that, do they support old PSP formats or some new shit so people can throw away their old memory sticks and buy new xd

It's using some type of proprietary card. Sony's probably doing that just to make some extra money, but I still find it silly, especially since the cards look exactly like microSD on the outside.
 

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