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21. Posted:

LordJackTretton wrote:

August 12th is when the PSVita will be releases, and it's gonna cost $159
And come with 40 Free games and a puppy

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LordJackTretton wrote:

August 12th is when the PSVita will be releases, and it's gonna cost $159
And come with 40 Free games and a puppy

Also the day that SCEA goes bankrupt and Sony discontinues the Playstation line.

Also, i like the idea of a free bunny with a Vita!

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Swiket wrote:

Sony browses Nintendo Life for ideas and then announces that they'll be giving everyone who buys a Vita a bunny.

If I got a rabbit with my system, I'd buy it the moment the stores door's open.

Then I'd name the bunny pickles.

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hatty475 wrote:

Sony will probably wait and then make a snide comment about it in an interview. Or they could ride Nintendo's tail and drop the PS Vita prices from $250 and $300 to $200 and $250 respectively. Then I might actually buy it.

Considering they're already losing money from the system I doubt the price would go that low.

Honestly what difference does it make if they made the announcement on August 12th? Are they gonna say "Hey all you gamers who are buying the 3DS today for a lower price, buy the Vita for $80 more later this November!!" Who exactly would they be aiming the announcement at?

All those gamers considering the 3DS at a reduced cost know that the PS Vita has more power in it's pinky. Sony potentially comes out and says "hey all you gamers considering the 3DS, why don't you wait a three months and buy a system more powerful than the PS3 and with as much resources pointed at it as the PS3."

The reason I think Sony will announce something over the next week is to stay in the public's conscious while the 3DS price drop happens. It's a pretty baisc marketing tactic.

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Swiket wrote:

Sony browses Nintendo Life for ideas and then announces that they'll be giving everyone who buys a Vita a bunny.

LOL. Best thing I've read in a while.

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Vita is targeted toward a different market and it's way more powerful anyway, so I don't think this price drop will affect Sony much, especially if the system's launch line-up is up to snuff and the system comes out in 2012.

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It's targeted towards the exact same market. It's a very different device but they want all of Nintendo's customers just like they want all of Apple's and Microsoft's.

The Sony wants to be on top of the handheld market and that means beating Nintendo.

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28. Posted:

I was wrong. Sony announced today that the Vita won't hit in NA until early 2012. Japan will get it late 2011. Nintendo needs to have a stron holiday season to get a solid head start.

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29. Posted:

Apollo wrote:

I was wrong. Sony announced today that the Vita won't hit in NA until early 2012. Japan will get it late 2011. Nintendo needs to have a strong holiday season to get a solid head start.

Nintendo has that strong holiday line-up you speak of!!. Mario Kart, Super Mario 3D Land, Resident Evil: Revelations(?), price drop. Now all they need to do is Bring out that sexy Purple 3DS and it's all good!

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I could see either Sony just button up, or there is a chance they could claim a press release of a December Vita launch. The system is moderately more powerful than the 3DS for sure, but it's no PS3 either. It can do more polygons than the 3DS, but a lot of the visual tricks the 360/PS3 can do both systems can handle so that extra beef the Vita has will fly into more cpu stuff for objects on screen, ai routines, more minute details going on than 3DS can do. In the end Sony has a balancing game to play with this one. They tried to hurt Nintendo with the $250 system where they'll lose considerably a good bit of cash on each one sold, and the 3G module isn't a $50 part so hoping to bank more off that one too. They go much lower they face never or not for a good many years breaking even and likely not making cash at all on the hardware hoping people adopt the games far more than the PSP did which is a big gamble. This time around it's not like having a N64 vs a PS2 on the market, it's more like having less a worst of the 360 with less polys against a better PS3 title, not so stunningly noticable so they can't well play that angle again. Also if they do come out and do that crap the same day, all they'll do is make Sony fanboys happy, piss off and amuse various gaming media outlets, infuriate Nintendo fans who could have maybe got 2 handhelds and may now not, and in the end they'll still have the $80-130 more expensive system that they're playing again like PSP as the all in one media device.

Also you an figure in they won't be as generous with the in box stuff as they weren't with PSP until the bundles, so figure system+game(s)+memory card to save, it adds up even worse. Also if they do rush a release, they'll suffer what 3DS has been going through, crap for selection in games to enjoy of varying quality.

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31. Posted:

I'm not sold on getting a 3G Vita because I have an iPhone in my pocket at all times. I'm planning on using my REAL handhelds (3DS & Vita) at home and on the road. I use my iPhone while waiting in a long line or while being dragged along while my girl shops... The overal quality of games on phones will never be to the point it will steal away hardcore gamers. I need real buttons and a thumb pad of some sort.

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Apollo wrote:

I'm not sold on getting a 3G Vita because I have an iPhone in my pocket at all times. I'm planning on using my REAL handhelds (3DS & Vita) at home and on the road. I use my iPhone while waiting in a long line or while being dragged along while my girl shops... The overal quality of games on phones will never be to the point it will steal away hardcore gamers. I need real buttons and a thumb pad of some sort.

Amen! I'm so thankful to see you say REAL handhelds because iGaming isn't TURE handheld gaming. Plus, nothing could ever get me to exchange my PSP or 3DS for mobile phone or iTouch/iPad gaming.

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TokyoRed wrote:

Apollo wrote:

I'm not sold on getting a 3G Vita because I have an iPhone in my pocket at all times. I'm planning on using my REAL handhelds (3DS & Vita) at home and on the road. I use my iPhone while waiting in a long line or while being dragged along while my girl shops... The overal quality of games on phones will never be to the point it will steal away hardcore gamers. I need real buttons and a thumb pad of some sort.

Amen! I'm so thankful to see you say REAL handhelds because iGaming isn't TURE handheld gaming. Plus, nothing could ever get me to exchange my PSP or 3DS for mobile phone or iTouch/iPad gaming.

I hold an iPad in my hand. It's real handheld gaming.

Also, the iPad has a crapload of great games that the 3DS or PSP either does worse, or doesn't do at all.

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Well as much as I love the iPad and my iPod Touch I could never call it a gaming handheld but yes, a palmtop or palm pilot it is indeed and cool it is that way. I love iProducts but I hate how Steve Jobs craps on Nintendo and PlayStation handhelds at his keynotes each year. It's unesscary and immature of him to do so.

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But Waltz, real handheld gaming is never supposed to evolve or try new things. Didn't you know that?

I mean seriously, Nintendo was really pushing it when they added a touch screen to the DS. And man, when they introduced IR controls and motion to gaming consoles... they all but stepped over the line. It didn't matter that the games were fun and creative. I had half a mind to boycott them.

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36. Posted:

TokyoRed wrote:

Well as much as I love the iPad and my iPod Touch I could never call it a gaming handheld but yes, a palmtop or palm pilot it is indeed and cool it is that way. I love iProducts but I hate how Steve Jobs craps on Nintendo and PlayStation handhelds at his keynotes each year. It's unesscary and immature of him to do so.

I have my share of issues with Apple too, but to deny that the iPad (and to a lesser extent, iPhone) is a gaming force to be reckoned with is no better than sticking your head in the sand.

Some of my very favourite games this generation have been on iPad or iPhone.

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TokyoRed wrote:

Apollo wrote:

I'm not sold on getting a 3G Vita because I have an iPhone in my pocket at all times. I'm planning on using my REAL handhelds (3DS & Vita) at home and on the road. I use my iPhone while waiting in a long line or while being dragged along while my girl shops... The overal quality of games on phones will never be to the point it will steal away hardcore gamers. I need real buttons and a thumb pad of some sort.

Amen! I'm so thankful to see you say REAL handhelds because iGaming isn't TRUE handheld gaming.

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@WaltzElf, nope, I do not deny that the iTouch is a gaming force to be reckoned with. The best iTouch games I've played are Tiny Wings and Flying Hamster.

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TokyoRed wrote:

Well as much as I love the iPad and my iPod Touch I could never call it a gaming handheld but yes, a palmtop or palm pilot it is indeed and cool it is that way. I love iProducts but I hate how Steve Jobs craps on Nintendo and PlayStation handhelds at his keynotes each year. It's unnecesscary and immature of him to do so.

It's also immature and unnecessary to call iOS games non-true gaming because of issues you have with the people who work for Apple.

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40. Posted:

Thx Mickeymac. I guess I shouldn't allow myself to become an over zealous fanboy.

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