Playstation Vita’s Poor Sales

Posted: August 12, 2012 by Jason M Green in Video Games
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Jason M Green

By Jason Green

Since its debut in late February, the PS Vita (Sony’s newest handheld) has had an extremely difficult time with its sales.

Not just in America, but in its home region of Japan the Vita has had its ass kicked by the Nintendo 3DS, and, not by a slim number, but by a long shot. Like a 16:1 ratio. On an average week the Vita sells about 16,000 units. That’s about as much people as I have in the small New Jersey town I live in.

Why is it selling so badly? The Vita is a very impressive piece of hardware. It’s got console quality graphics and has all the bells and whistle that a smartphone would have.

The price isn’t that bad either. At $249, some gamers see that as very reasonable except for the fact that the memory cards are $100 bucks.

The main problem is…

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