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Interesting Article about Sony and gaming in general.

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Just a little article about the Vita and just the Video game market in general: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/sony-under-pressure-to-cut-playstation-vita-price-after-nin...

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I think it would be a good PR move to cut the price, but I don't think the current price will necessarily cost them sales.  Relative to the Vita, the 3DS was overpriced at $250.  It just doesn't have as many features or as much power.  It is like comparing Wii to PS3; you should expect a big price difference.   I think people already decided which system they prefer (or to get both) before the price cut.

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The only reason the 3DS was so overpriced is because they thought demand was high. Then the launch titles showed up and.....yeah.

Nintendo made a good move.

Sony COULD do something amazing; Drop it to $199 for the Wifi Model, $249 for 3G. Will it happen? No, but it's wishful thinking. And would be VERY Competitive.

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The Vita certainly seems overpriced in Japan, where it is going for the equivalent of $320-$370...

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Well that's what they get for getting it a few months early

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I also think that the Vita launch titles this year will be lacking in many quality games, I believe it is for the best that the Vita will be delayed in the US until 2012...

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So in other words, Sony's being smart enough to release the hardware when there's enough software to support it (unlike Nintendo).

Although they seemed on track before to get the "good' launch titles out on time. Maybe they just needed to tweak a few things.

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glaciusx25 wrote:

So in other words, Sony's being smart enough to release the hardware when there's enough software to support it (unlike Nintendo).

Although they seemed on track before to get the "good' launch titles out on time. Maybe they just needed to tweak a few things.

I don't know about that. Sony has been vague about how complete these titles are. I don't believe Uncharted will be ready this year, or it would be rushed to make it ready. That was the only title that really interested me. Everything else was just OK, nothing really all that exciting or original.

I think Sound Shapes will be ready for launch this fall

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I just hope they get things straightened out.

Oh, and I'm TOTALLY pumped for Sound Shapes

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It's strange though. You would think PS Vita was in designing and production stages since 2008. And Bend Studios is a Sony 1st Party developer. I wonder how long ago they started when they were making Uncharted GA?

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