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[Nintex]
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(01-11-2012, 06:09 PM)
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Sony has the cut the Vita shipment in France by 50% according to this report:
http://www.playportable-live.com/new...ais-40179.html

They won't ship 80.000 units for launch but 40.000 units instead. 75% will be the WiFi model, 25% the 3G model. So my fuzzy math says 30k WiFi, 10k 3G.

Doesn't seem that surprising to me because my retailer buddies told me that those European pre-order boxes with free ear buds weren't selling out by a long shot.
a Master Ninja
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(01-11-2012, 06:11 PM)
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Headline: Vita sold out in France!
JWong
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(01-11-2012, 06:11 PM)
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They are le tired of games.
Respawn
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First post does it again.
From the crying in the other threads this works. More wifi less 3G.
Nekofrog
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(01-11-2012, 06:11 PM)
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Up next: 50% price cut
Puppet Shadow
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(01-11-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Sounds like a better mix of unit types than Japan had. Hope it does well there.
Foffy
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(01-11-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Vita means life, right? What's life support in Latin? :P
LiquidMetal14
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(01-11-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Good, put the units where they will count.
test_account
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(01-11-2012, 06:13 PM)
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True or not, it seems like a wise decition. Better to test the market first.
Sho_Nuff82
(01-11-2012, 06:13 PM)
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How much is Vita in europe?

I distinctly remember being told that Kinect was a complete flop in France after selling 300k at launch.
Cheech
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(01-11-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Foffy

Vita means life, right? What's life support in Latin? :P

$599
Y2Kev
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(01-11-2012, 06:14 PM)
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40,000 vita diverted to mass grave
jman2050
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(01-11-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiquidMetal14

Good, put the units where they will count.

Nowhere?
LiquidMetal14
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(01-11-2012, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by jman2050

Nowhere?

Sure.............
Averon
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(01-11-2012, 06:15 PM)
Kill the 3G model. Freaking worthless.
ClosingADoor
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(01-11-2012, 06:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

How much is Vita in europe?

250 euros for WiFi, that's 317 USD.

300 euros for 3G, which is 380 USD.
durrrrrrrrrr
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(01-11-2012, 06:15 PM)
more wifi than 3G is a good sign.
Busaiku
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Originally Posted by LiquidMetal14

Good, put the units where they will count.

Where is that?
Man
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(01-11-2012, 06:15 PM)
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Getting personal.
LiquidMetal14
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(01-11-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Busaiku

Where is that?

Anywhere else but there. Do the math buddy.
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(01-11-2012, 06:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Y2Kev

40,000 vita diverted to mass grave

If they were 3G models, wise move. Better to hide them in a warehouse, then let them collect dust on store shelves.
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(01-11-2012, 06:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by ClosingADoor

250 euros for WiFi, that's 317 USD.

300 euros for 3G, which is 380 USD.

Wow.
patsu
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(01-11-2012, 06:17 PM)

Originally Posted by Foffy

Vita means life, right? What's life support in Latin? :P

Eh.... Vitamins !
AZ Greg
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(01-11-2012, 06:18 PM)
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Molly Wood prediction getting closer! :o
slaughterking
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(01-11-2012, 06:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by '[Nintex

Doesn't seem that surprising to me because my retailer buddies told me that those European pre-order boxes with free ear buds weren't selling out by a long shot.

I've seen special shelves with these pre-order boxes and you can tell if someone has taken and bought one from the way these pre-order boxes fit in there. And while it is purely anecdotal I have only seen one empty space in any of these shelves over the past weeks, meaning that only one of those pre-order packs has been sold in the stores I visited.
To be fair, though, we mostly pre-order our stuff online and we have no culture of advance payments for this kind of stuff, so it may not be all that bad.
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(01-11-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Yopis
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(01-11-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Wow im getting cold feet for vita with all the doom and gloom. Might wait a few months to see how things pan out in north america. Got burnt bad with the original PSP-3000.
Yen
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(01-11-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by ClosingADoor

250 euros for WiFi, that's 317 USD.

300 euros for 3G, which is 380 USD.

And that is £229 and £279
Galvanise_
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(01-11-2012, 06:20 PM)
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The pre-order bundles have been incredibly disappointing.

I'm definitely getting a Vita. . .but I haven't seen a single bundle that appeals to me. Ideally I want a retailer to provide a greater discount on a game I want or provide a memory card at a discount rate.
Fantastical
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(01-11-2012, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Busaiku

Where is that?

In Taco Bell promotions.
blu
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(01-11-2012, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Averon

Kill the 3G model. Freaking worthless.

Because the entire world lives under NA's telecom feudalism?
LiK
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(01-11-2012, 06:22 PM)
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viva la Vita
Foffy
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(01-11-2012, 06:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yopis

Wow im getting cold feet for vita with all the doom and gloom. Might wait a few months to see how things pan out in north america. Got burnt bad with the original PSP-3000.

I feel like cancelling my order, myself. It's not because of the doom and gloom stuff, I just realize that personally, there's not enough at launch for me to buy it. I bought a 3DS at launch, so I know the pain of there being no interesting games.

All that interests me is Uncharted (barely, I'm burned out by this franchise now...), Army Corps of Hell, and Shinobido 2. Jury's out on the quality of the latter games.

And the games I do want most (Tales of Innocence R, Ys IV) have yet to be confirmed for a NA release.
Fersis
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(01-11-2012, 06:23 PM)
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Vita est condamnée
EatChildren
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(01-11-2012, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by '[Nintex

Doesn't seem that surprising to me because my retailer buddies told me that those European pre-order boxes with free ear buds weren't selling out by a long shot.

Pre-orders aren't amazing here either.
Zwei
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(01-11-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Good call on the 3:1 in favor of the wifi models.
RBH
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(01-11-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Y2Kev

40,000 vita diverted to mass grave

:lol
Fersis
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(01-11-2012, 06:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zwei

I just hope soap shipments to France are still on target.

What?
Snaku
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(01-11-2012, 06:27 PM)
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So they did in fact learn something from the PSPGO experiment, then?
[Nintex]
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(01-11-2012, 06:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Pre-orders aren't amazing here either.

Are there any demo's units around where you are? Because I haven't seen those either and I'm sure the hardware would impress quite a few people especially if they put something for the European market like Fifa or a nice racing title up for display.
Ragus
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(01-11-2012, 06:27 PM)
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Now I am actually not sure, if it makes sense to buy Vita on day 1.

I might wait for like 6 months.
Emitan
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(01-11-2012, 06:28 PM)
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:(

I don't want Vita to die before I buy one in 2014
Heavy
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(01-11-2012, 06:28 PM)
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This is getting scary......

Originally Posted by Ragus

Now I am actually not sure, if it makes sense to buy Vita on day 1.

I might wait for like 6 months.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if there was a price drop in the Fall. Either that or a really great bundle with a free game and a $50 gift card.
a Master Ninja
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(01-11-2012, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Averon

Kill the 3G model. Freaking worthless.

I'm been following the Vita since it was announced and I'm still not completely sure what the 3G lets you do:
-GPS/maps
-always on friends list stuff
-...?
Elios83
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(01-11-2012, 06:28 PM)
Sony needs to work hard to make this a success.
Unfortunately games and support are not there yet. It's pretty difficult to justify a 250€ purchase with an other extra 50€ for the memory card to play an Uncharted spinoff or the usual Wipeout and Minna No Golf.
I feel that Vita will follow the footsteps of 3DS, miserable post launch sales, Sony in panic mode, price cut to 199€ and big games in time for holiday 2012.
lunchwithyuzo
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(01-11-2012, 06:29 PM)

Originally Posted by Foffy

I feel like cancelling my order, myself. It's not because of the doom and gloom stuff, I just realize that personally, there's not enough at launch for me to buy it. I bought a 3DS at launch, so I know the pain of there being no interesting games.

All that interests me is Uncharted (barely, I'm burned out by this franchise now...), Army Corps of Hell, and Shinobido 2. Jury's out on the quality of the latter games.

And the games I do want most (Tales of Innocence R, Ys IV) have yet to be confirmed for a NA release.

Ys IVr was basically cobfirmed by Falcom's president in that Gamasutra interview.
test_account
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(01-11-2012, 06:29 PM)
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Come to think of it, i havnt seen any signs that the Vita is coming out in Europe. No ads, no nothing. A friend of mine had heard about it, but he thought that the Vita was still years ahead to be released.


Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

Wow.

Probably because of the weak dollar. Converted from my currency to USD, then the Wifi Vita is 396 USD and the Wifi/3G Vita is 495 USD. And still i say that this is a fair price compared to other things on the market.
Last edited by test_account; 01-11-2012 at 06:32 PM.
A.KU.MU
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(01-11-2012, 06:29 PM)
Vita firmamentum.
gamergirly
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(01-11-2012, 06:30 PM)
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Ehh....
GeoramA
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(01-11-2012, 06:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yopis

Wow im getting cold feet for vita with all the doom and gloom. Might wait a few months to see how things pan out in north america.

Getting the same feeling. Plus no good Wi-fi bundles announced yet, along with stupid pricing like Golden Abyss for $50.

Pisses me off, because this was going to be the first handheld I ever got at launch.

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