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Dec 21 2011
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Sony has today denied that its PlayStation Vita handheld games consoles suffered widespread technical problems after its Saturday launch

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Four days on from Saturday's PlayStation Vita launch, a murky picture is emerging in the press of an embattled Sony eager to make amends for technical difficulties with their next generation handheld games console, including inoperative touch-screens and system crashes. However, Sony today denies widespread technical issues.

Confusion has arisen about an apology (imperfect Google translation) published online by Sony. Though this has been widely interpreted as an apology for hardware problems, David Wilson of Sony UK told the U.K.'s Guardian today that this is merely an apology to customers struggling to get through to Sony's technical support department. Some had even gone so far as to suggest that, due to the speed with which Sony published the apology, the company was aware of hardware problems and prepared a statement in advance of the launch.

A guide published by Sony to assist Vita users in starting or restarting their device has been a source of further confusion, having been interpreted as a panicked response to help unfortunate users unbrick their consoles. Wilson denied this, saying that the guide featured "standard procedures" and had been published online "since before the launch."

Though Sony is yet to release official figures, video games magazine publisher Enterbrain has come up with a figure of 321,400 Vita sales in the first 48 hours after release. If accurate, this would represent a small shortfall of approximately 50,000 units compared to Nintendo 3DS launch for the two days after launch last February, though the BBC suggests that cold weather over the weekend may have deterred shoppers.

More telling will be the sales figures for the first weeks and months, which will give a stronger indication of the extent to which Vita's teething troubles (or reports thereof) will have hurt sales. It was in this equivalent period following the launch of the 3DS that the lack of triple-A software combined with an uncomfortably high price point of US$249.99 (reduced in August to $169.99) took their toll.

The Vita has the opportunity to gain ground on the 3DS on the strength of its rather more muscular launch lineup, which includes exclusive games in the Uncharted, Katamari, Marvel vs. Capcom, Dynasty Warriors, Lumines and Virtua Tennis series. The 3DS launch saw only two titles (in Ridge Racer 3D and Super Street Fighter IV 3D) of such caliber, but more egregious still was that it took until November for the release of a truly must-have title in Super Mario Land 3D (though Mario Kart 7 followed soon after). It remains to be seen if the high launch price of the PlayStation Vita (currently $249.99 for pre-order on Amazon.com) will deter the broader market.

(links for sites below yes there is more then one site saying this.)

http://www.gizmag.com/playstation-vita-launch/20915/

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/330557/sony-annoyed-by-vita-glitch-stories-issues-arent-widespr...

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/12/21/sony-uk-no-evidence-of-widespread-glitches-among-japanese-vit/

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Re: Sony has today denied that its PlayStation Vita handheld games consoles suffered widespread technical problems after its Saturday launch

Dec 21, 2011

Most likely due to having too many programs up. Once people get things into they're hands they just start opening stuff. Than blame the company when they have 10 programs up at one time. Than freezes.

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Re: Sony has today denied that its PlayStation Vita handheld games consoles suffered widespread technical problems after its Saturday launch

Dec 22, 2011

I thought we were only allowed to have 6 apps open at once? Once you open a 7th app the 1st one you opened will close.

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Re: Sony has today denied that its PlayStation Vita handheld games consoles suffered widespread technical problems after its Saturday launch

Dec 22, 2011

Depends on your definition of "widespread".

And all that happened was some people had freezes due to bugs in the OS. It's not a big deal.

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Dec 22, 2011

@Frege this was not my article as I said in post. this is just spreading the news here for people. as I said it was a copy and paste job from site.

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Dec 22, 2011

No. No.

Don't get me wrong. Not attacking you.

Just commenting on the contents of the post.

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Dec 22, 2011

@Frege I just have to clarify because sometimes I wonder if people realize it is not my article and I just bring them here for a discussion.

I also do not want to take any credit for what the other person done.

though so far none of my threads had many discussions with in it.

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