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Square Triangle
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(01-20-2013, 07:16 AM)
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Just took this photo at a Walmart, asked an employee and was told that the games were getting recalled to other stores that sell Vita games at a higher rate. Meaning only select locations will carry the games now.

RIP Playstation Vita 2011-2013, we hardly knew you.

Emitan
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(01-20-2013, 07:18 AM)
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whoa look at all those sold games

watch out 3ds
EscapingJail
(01-20-2013, 07:18 AM)
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I still see MLB there bro
meltingparappa
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(01-20-2013, 07:18 AM)
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AMONG OTHER THINGS, I can't make out the names but it's weird to see a $50 price tag next to a $20 one.
antitrop
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(01-20-2013, 07:18 AM)
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Holy shit.
Kyon
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(01-20-2013, 07:19 AM)
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I see a game there. Or am I hallucinating? :o
MotionBlue
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(01-20-2013, 07:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by Square Triangle

Just took this photo at a Walmart, asked an employee and was told that the games were getting recalled to other stores that sell Vita games at a higher rate. Meaning only select locations will carry the games now.

You realize this is January right? This is the month every store goes through inventory and shuffles what does and does not sell.
Ken
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(01-20-2013, 07:19 AM)
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That is insane.
Iacobellis
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(01-20-2013, 07:19 AM)
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This makes me sad. Sony is just letting a piece of hardware with so much fucking potential die a painless death. But look, the 3DS still flourishes and Nintendo is sitting on their asses taking six months to get Animal Crossing translated.

It doesn't make sense. Fuck it.
Square Triangle
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(01-20-2013, 07:19 AM)
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Funny enough, PSP games are still there..

Originally Posted by MotionBlue

You realize this is January right? This is the month every store goes through inventory and shuffles what does and does not sell.

Lol.
Fahrenheit
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(01-20-2013, 07:19 AM)
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My walmart stopped selling them a few weeks ago.
TheSeks
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(01-20-2013, 07:20 AM)
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Honest question: Does anyone actually buy the physical carts? I can't honestly say I go out of my way for them.

Anyway, it's funny if they are pulling those while not removing the PSP GT and Lego Harry Potter titles.
Dynamite Shikoku
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(01-20-2013, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ken

That is insane.

The most insane handheld gaming experience ever
Aquamarine
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(01-20-2013, 07:20 AM)
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From the Monster Hunter thread... a store in Japan:



3DS games -> 7+ shelves

Vita games -> 3 shelves
Last edited by Aquamarine; 01-20-2013 at 07:23 AM.
Kyon
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(01-20-2013, 07:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Honest question: Does anyone actually buy the physical carts? I can't honestly say I go out of my way for them.

Anyway, it's funny if they are pulling those while not removing the PSP GT and Lego Harry Potter titles.

That's why I'm scratching my head.
quetz67
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(01-20-2013, 07:21 AM)
That's bad, where do I go when they move the digital versions from my PSN store to another?
Mileena
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(01-20-2013, 07:21 AM)
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PSP has outlived the Vita :lol
thetrin
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(01-20-2013, 07:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Honest question: Does anyone actually buy the physical carts? I can't honestly say I go out of my way for them.

Anyway, it's funny if they are pulling those while not removing the PSP GT and Lego Harry Potter titles.

That's a silly question. Of course people do.
ArtHands
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(01-20-2013, 07:22 AM)
I feel bad for this but lol @ the "the most insane handheld gaming experience" above
antitrop
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(01-20-2013, 07:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Honest question: Does anyone actually buy the physical carts? I can't honestly say I go out of my way for them.

Anyway, it's funny if they are pulling those while not removing the PSP GT and Lego Harry Potter titles.

I own 2 physical Vita games, Lumines and Ninja Gaiden. Picked them up with my Vita when I purchased it at the store. I haven't bought another physical game since the day I bought my Vita (near release).

Super Stardust, UMvC3, and Sound Shapes are the only games I purchased digitally.
grimshawish
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(01-20-2013, 07:22 AM)
Wow. Bold that 'they got moved' bit. First I thought 'well least they sold' :p
Makes sense. Thats a big shelf its taking up, whilst at the other stores they'll drop the stock.

Theres a PS2 game there btw.

EDIT: Also people obsesses over the WiiU 'confusing' branding, but that just highlights how little has been done to tell people this is a new console. The Vita logo is tiny!
Kyon
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(01-20-2013, 07:22 AM)
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Wait what's with the title? A free app tho
TheSeks
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(01-20-2013, 07:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

That's a silly question. Of course people do.

So people don't actually buy off PSN like reasonable people would? Weird.

That is if Sony would price-drop the goddamn memory card prices/upgrade the memory card capacity AND sell shit at reasonable prices after they age. (some PSP titles are still $40 despite being 6 years old)
PigSpeakers
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(01-20-2013, 07:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

From the Monster Hunter thread... a store in Japan:



3DS games -> 6+ shelves

Vita games -> 3 shelves

In America, 3 shelves would be overkill for Vita's library.
Abylim
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(01-20-2013, 07:23 AM)
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Australia is similar. Big W is the only major general goods store that seels Vita's or Vita games. Could not find Vita anywhere else besides EB and JB here, and the aforementioned Big W.

Its quite sad too, it is a very good handheld. I'm enjoying it. Just wish sony lowered the price, and put some effort into some must have exclusives. Anything to get this guy going.
olimpia84
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(01-20-2013, 07:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Honest question: Does anyone actually buy the physical carts? I can't honestly say I go out of my way for them.

Anyway, it's funny if they are pulling those while not removing the PSP GT and Lego Harry Potter titles.

Me. Even though Vita games don't come with an instruction booklet I still buy physical copies whenever it's possible.

Regarding this thread, it's sad to see this but I can't say I'm surprised =/
Zulithe
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(01-20-2013, 07:23 AM)
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I really hope Gods Eater 2 gets released here... but at this rate maybe not...
Kyon
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(01-20-2013, 07:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zulithe

I really hope Gods Eater 2 gets released here... but at this rate maybe not...

Most likely digital/GameStop exclusive lol
meltingparappa
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(01-20-2013, 07:24 AM)
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I haven't been to my local Best Buy in years due to Amazon, but it makes me wonder if the typical vita section will include something like P4G which, may not sell a LOT, but certainly a pretty decent amount by Vita standards.

But it might still be considered relatively niche enough to only be available at a gamestop. And then there's the issue of VLR.

If some of Vita's best (critically speaking) titles can't even be bought in stores, then the retail model is dumb.
Kenak
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(01-20-2013, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Honest question: Does anyone actually buy the physical carts? I can't honestly say I go out of my way for them.

And be stuck paying ridiculous prices for Sony's memory cards? No thanks -- the only digital games I own are my PSP games and Motorstorm RC.
flipswitch
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(01-20-2013, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Abylim

Australia is similar. Big W is the only major general goods store that seels Vita's or Vita games. Could not find Vita anywhere else besides EB and JB here, and the aforementioned Big W.

Its quite sad too, it is a very good handheld. I'm enjoying it. Just wish sony lowered the price, and put some effort into some must have exclusives. Anything to get this guy going.


Doesn't dick smith sell them too and Harvey Norman, plus the good guys.
Hours Left
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(01-20-2013, 07:25 AM)
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Hey Sony, do something please.

Price drop, money hat a big series... something, anything!
DXB-KNIGHT
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(01-20-2013, 07:25 AM)
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Our store didn't shelve the Vita but refused to bring new ones until they sell what they have, thank God that digital exists otherwise my brother would've stuck with only launch games.
Chanser
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(01-20-2013, 07:25 AM)
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Those shelves should be full of Persona 4 Golden.
Inorigo
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(01-20-2013, 07:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by MotionBlue

You realize this is January right? This is the month every store goes through inventory and shuffles what does and does not sell.

/thread
jello44
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(01-20-2013, 07:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by meltingparappa

I haven't been to my local Best Buy in years due to Amazon, but it makes me wonder if the typical vita section will include something like P4G which, may not sell a LOT, but certainly a pretty decent amount by Vita standards.

But it might still be considered relatively niche enough to only be available at a gamestop. And then there's the issue of VLR.

If some of Vita's best (critically speaking) titles can't even be bought in stores, then the retail model is dumb.

Best Buy rarely carries the niche titles, I don't remember seeing P4G at mine.

They did, however carry Arena.
Bullza2o
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(01-20-2013, 07:26 AM)
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I've been to a local Gamestop and Best Buy recently, and I was disappointed not to see any Persona 4 Golden being sold.

Perhaps they completely sold out of the game, I don't know.

Originally Posted by jello44

Best Buy rarely carries the niche titles, I don't remember seeing P4G at mine.

They did, however carry Arena.

Ah that's the reason. Still, P4G should be advertised a lot.
zroid
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(01-20-2013, 07:26 AM)
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that's Insane
chertipros
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(01-20-2013, 07:27 AM)
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What is more surprising is that Dream Club didn't save the vita. Those JP gamer's don't know how good they have it with their otaku software
Square Triangle
Kratos can kill Zeus
but not Pam Anderson?
(01-20-2013, 07:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Inorigo

/thread

You really are believing that excuse?
Kyon
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(01-20-2013, 07:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chanser

Those shelves should be full of Persona 4 Golden.

Bless.

Baptize the filth in the current gen line up with Godsona 4sus Christ
Aquamarine
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(01-20-2013, 07:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bullza2o

I've been to a local Gamestop and Best Buy recently, and I was disappointed not to see any Persona 4 Golden being sold.

Perhaps they completely sold out of the game, I don't know.

Never trust Atlus games to be at physical retailers. I scoured New York City looking for Devil Survivor Overclocked...went to like 5 GameStops in Manhattan and couldn't find a single one.
MCD
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(01-20-2013, 07:28 AM)
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Time for plan B, Sony.

PSP2!
Chet Rippo
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(01-20-2013, 07:28 AM)
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This seems bad.
Kyon
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(01-20-2013, 07:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by MCD

Time for plan B, Sony.

PSP2!

This is PSP2 ask TheSeks lmfao
stktt
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(01-20-2013, 07:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bullza2o

I've been to a local Gamestop and Best Buy recently, and I was disappointed not to see any Persona 4 Golden being sold.

Perhaps they completely sold out of the game, I don't know.


Ah that's the reason. Still, P4G should be advertised a lot.

My Gamestop had multiple copies of Golden on one of their three Vita shelves.
Square Triangle
Kratos can kill Zeus
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(01-20-2013, 07:29 AM)
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I don't know what is more amusing, the photo I took, or people discussing the retail culture of Atlus games.
AniHawk
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(01-20-2013, 07:29 AM)
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it'll become the atlus/xseed/aksys/nisa system probably.
Kyon
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(01-20-2013, 07:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

it'll become the atlus/xseed/aksys/nisa system probably.

JRPG Gaf REJOICE! :D
Emitan
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(01-20-2013, 07:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

it'll become the atlus/xseed/aksys/nisa system probably.

PSP minus Monster Hunter.

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