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1. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 12:48 BST
It seems Sony is going to miss the holiday season in the US and Europe by deciding to wait until 2012 to launch PlayStation Vita. Japan will still get the system in 2011 (of which I will certainly buy a unit on day one), but gamers in other regions will have to wait until early next year. They're sure missing a golden opportunity with Nintendo 3DS sales struggling a bit, but perhaps it will set the system up for a better launch lineup of games.
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2. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 13:00 BST
Ah well. As long as they have some good games ready to go from the start, I'll get it close to release.
3. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 14:31 BST
Street Fighter X Tekken might be a launch title now.
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4. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 14:39 BST
Apparently Sony doesn't want to rush it, which is good.
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5. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 14:43 BST
Missing the crucial holiday season in one of the biggest markets (USA) is a bad move. I mean look what happened to the 3DS.
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6. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 14:59 BST
That's...a bit dumb.
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7. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 15:04 BST
Yesssssssssss! Nintendo will own the holidays. :3
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8. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 15:05 BST
Is it region free?
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9. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 15:07 BST
That's going to make things more difficult for Sony. The 3DS will have a huge install base by the time PS Vita hits the market. They should have started development earlier, and had just skipped the PSP Go.
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10. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 15:18 BST
11. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 15:39 BST
MM I'm still getting it on launch, even in Early 2012. I'll definitly have enough money for it by then.
12. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 16:17 BST
They should have started development earlier
How do we know they didn't?
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13. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 16:21 BST
You're ever so optimistic
Honestly, this was a dumb move on their part, considering Nintendo has no competition in the West this fall/holidays. I think maybe the price drop scared Sony
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14. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 18:09 BST
I hope so.
Anyways, all this means to me is that I can still get a PS3 this year and won't have to start saving up for a Vita until next year.
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15. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 18:16 BST
good to know! i need time to save my money anyway... maybe i'll luck out and it'll hit around tax season so's i'll have a fat return check to use :3
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16. Posted: Thu 4th Aug 2011 20:05 BST
Wow. Good news for Nintendo - glad Sony announced this after the price drop, because otherwise there might not have been the motivation to drop the 3DS's price so quickly. Either way, it's a shame for Sony to miss the holiday season. Sales aren't all that high in the spring - people stock up on new toys at X-mas.
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17. Posted: Fri 5th Aug 2011 00:55 BST
That seems to be changing though - there were a lot of really high profile game releases after Christmas last/ this year. That wouldn't have happened if the publishers thought they were releasing to a slow sales period.
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18. Posted: Fri 5th Aug 2011 00:59 BST
Makes me wonder if Vita's sales will be lower because of this
19. Posted: Fri 5th Aug 2011 02:38 BST
Token_Girl wrote:Wow. Good news for Nintendo - glad Sony announced this after the price drop, because otherwise there might not have been the motivation to drop the 3DS's price so quickly. Either way, it's a shame for Sony to miss the holiday season. Sales aren't all that high in the spring - people stock up on new toys at X-mas.That seems to be changing though - there were a lot of really high profile game releases after Christmas last/ this year. That wouldn't have happened if the publishers thought they were releasing to a slow sales period.
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20. Posted: Sun 7th Aug 2011 23:42 BST
THey missed a golden opprotunity to kill the 3DS once and for all... and they blew it. In other words...[youtube:P3ALwKeSEYs]
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