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GribbleGrunger
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(09-10-2013, 07:27 AM)
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[img]http://cdn.*****************/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/vitatvsoldout2.jpg[/img]

Yesterday Sony Computer Entertainment surprised pretty much everyone by announcing the PlayStation Vita TV, that was almost immediately available for preorder in Japan. How did Japanese gamers react? Looks like they bought it in droves.

At the moment the Vita-powered microconsole is already sold out on Amazon Japan in both its incarnations (stand alone and value pack including a DualShock 3 controller and an 8 GB memory card).

Below you can check out a screencap of both offerings. If the initial impression is to be believed, looks like Sony has a winner here, at least in Japan. We’ll have to wait to see what the reaction in the west will be.

http://www.*****************/2013/09/...-amazon-japan/
Foffy
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(09-10-2013, 07:28 AM)
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Vita saved?
nhlducks35
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(09-10-2013, 07:28 AM)
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We don't know the amount of supply. For all we know Sony could have made only 5,000 units...
Gonzo The Great
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(09-10-2013, 07:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

We don't know the amount of supply. For all we know Sony could have made only 5,000 units...

How dare you use logic and reason. Sony already won the next generation and it hasn't even started yet.
Crimsonlink
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(09-10-2013, 07:29 AM)
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Wii U already outsold?

Dang can't wait to order one here. Come on Sony announce a date for the USA!
$h@d0w
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(09-10-2013, 07:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

We don't know the amount of supply. For all we know Sony could have made only 5,000 units...

True, but how hard can it be to source 2-3 year old components and put them into a little $100 box.
darkwing
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(09-10-2013, 07:30 AM)
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play-asia is our only hope
Mr Swine
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(09-10-2013, 07:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Foffy

Vita saved?

Nope, this is a console not a handheld :P so vita is Unsaved ;O
Nightengale
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(09-10-2013, 07:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

We don't know the amount of supply. For all we know Sony could have made only 5,000 units...

How hard is it to disassemble/reassemble all those unsold Vitas?
beast786
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(09-10-2013, 07:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo The Great

How dare you use logic and reason. Sony already won the next generation and it hasn't even started yet.

All it tells us its better or as good as they expected.
Crakatak187
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(09-10-2013, 07:31 AM)
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Sony could have taken apart some unsold and used Vitas and just reuse the parts to make it. PSVita TV is a genius move.
lordchompy
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(09-10-2013, 07:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by darkwing

play-asia is our only hope

Yes, and with a healthy 50% premium over MSRP, for their services of course.
beast786
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(09-10-2013, 07:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nightengale

How hard is it to disassemble/reassemble all those unsold Vitas?


I lol
Callibretto
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(09-10-2013, 07:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

We don't know the amount of supply. For all we know Sony could have made only 5,000 units...

maybe if it was high priced premium product, I thought cheap hardware like this only make money back in large quanitites, I can't believe Sony only have so little supply prepared, it's not like making this is hard, they probably have a lot of unsold Vita just lying there in their warehouse...

edit: beaten so hard with the unsold vita joke :(
Abriael
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(09-10-2013, 07:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr Swine

Nope, this is a console not a handheld :P so vita is Unsaved ;O

Actually if the PS Vita TV will sell well, it'll have a beneficial effect on the handheld as well.

They play the same games. A bigger installed base means more incentive for developers to develop for both -> Vita "saved"

Not that it needed saving, mind you.
Gonzo The Great
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(09-10-2013, 07:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by beast786

All it tells us its better or as good as they expected.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=492579
fvng
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(09-10-2013, 07:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

We don't know the amount of supply. For all we know Sony could have made only 5,000 units...

Or they could have made 50,000. We don't know either way but it doesn't make this any less significant
Mauricio_Magus
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(09-10-2013, 07:33 AM)
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I need Sony to announce it for NA, now.
Dragon
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(09-10-2013, 07:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

We don't know the amount of supply. For all we know Sony could have made only 5,000 units...

For all we know Sony made a billion units, they all sold out and now Japan is sinking into the Pacific Ocean under the weight of a billion PS Vita TVs.
darkwing
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(09-10-2013, 07:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by lordchompy

Yes, and with a healthy 50% premium over MSRP, for their services of course.

plus the customs tax of course :|
dallow_bg
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(09-10-2013, 07:34 AM)
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What the hell, I searched for this in the morning and didn't find a listing.
Finalizer
(09-10-2013, 07:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo The Great

How dare you use logic and reason. Sony already won the next generation and it hasn't even started yet.

It could at least be a sign it's doing better than Sony's expectations.

But you know what, you're right. I also hope the TVita fails. It needs to do badly, so Sony can be put in their place for ever making such a dreadful device. Please, God, please make the TVita fail! ;_;
$h@d0w
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(09-10-2013, 07:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by pieatorium

god eater 2 and gundam special edition vitas also sold out on amazon

Some of the limited vitas are sold out as well.
GribbleGrunger
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(09-10-2013, 07:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Abriael

Actually if the PS Vita TV will sell well, it'll have a beneficial effect on the handheld as well.

They play the same games. A bigger installed base means more incentive for developers to develop for both -> Vita "saved"

Not that it needed saving, mind you.

And the PS4. Sony have the best strategy I've seen ... well, ever. And I agree, the Vita doesn't need saving and I know a lot of Gaffers agree with that.
DidntKnowJack
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(09-10-2013, 07:35 AM)
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As I said in the other thread, here are the links straight from the source.

2 different skus (apparently):


http://www.amazon.co.jp/PlayStation-...ywords=vita+tv

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%BD%E3...ywords=vita+tv
ZeroGravity
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(09-10-2013, 07:36 AM)
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Its really only news when new hardware doesnt sell out.
WeakerYouth
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(09-10-2013, 07:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nightengale

How hard is it to disassemble/reassemble all those unsold Vitas?

The hard part is keeping the piles for which parts go to the Vita TV and which go for Vita LCD separate.
wilflare
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(09-10-2013, 07:36 AM)
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Now for Capcom and SQEX to reconsider their games for the Vita
Crakatak187
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(09-10-2013, 07:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Callibretto

maybe if it was high priced premium product, I thought cheap hardware like this only make money back in large quanitites, I can't believe Sony only have so little supply prepared, it's not like making this is hard, they probably have a lot of unsold Vita just lying there in their warehouse...

edit: beaten so hard with the unsold vita joke :(

Sony can recall the unsold Vitas from other territories and just repackage it all into PSVita TV.
Dragon
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(09-10-2013, 07:37 AM)
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Looks like the Value Pack is still available?
Mr Swine
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(09-10-2013, 07:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by Abriael

Actually if the PS Vita TV will sell well, it'll have a beneficial effect on the handheld as well.

They play the same games. A bigger installed base means more incentive for developers to develop for both -> Vita "saved"

Not that it needed saving, mind you.

Oh I know, but I fear that Vita TV will simply outsell Vita several times (10x20 times) more during the same time frame
GribbleGrunger
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(09-10-2013, 07:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Crakatak187

Sony can recall the unsold Vitas from other territories and just repackage it all into PSVita TV.

You don't really think that's what Sony will do?
w1gglyjones
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(09-10-2013, 07:38 AM)

Originally Posted by Mr Swine

Oh I know, but I fear that Vita TV will simply outsell Vita several times (10x20 times) more during the same time frame

They are creating an ecosystem... so that's good.
DidntKnowJack
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(09-10-2013, 07:39 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragon

Looks like the Value Pack is still available?

You're right! Weird, It said 'currently unavailable' just a few moments ago.

edit: And now it say unavailable again. lol.
iamshadowlark
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(09-10-2013, 07:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by nhlducks35

We don't know the amount of supply. For all we know Sony could have made only 5,000 units...

Yeah but selling out is selling out...
Crakatak187
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(09-10-2013, 07:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by GribbleGrunger

You don't really think that's what Sony will do?

Not really. Just an option. The cost of shipping would be a pain and the manufacturing costs will add up.
dallow_bg
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(09-10-2013, 07:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr Swine

Oh I know, but I fear that Vita TV will simply outsell Vita several times (10x20 times) more during the same time frame

Why would that be bad?
Toki767
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(09-10-2013, 07:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by wilflare

Now for Capcom and SQEX to reconsider their games for the Vita

We're getting Dragon's Dogma Quest and PlayStation Mobile ports. What more could you possibly want? :P
beast786
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(09-10-2013, 07:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo The Great

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=492579

not to disagree with you in what will or won't happen 3 month after release. but the fact it sold there early shipment his a plus. there is no spinning it other way for the present
Abriael
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(09-10-2013, 07:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dragon

Looks like the Value Pack is still available?

Not on my screen. Someone may have canceled a preorder and someone else bought it immediately.
Callibretto
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(09-10-2013, 07:41 AM)
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the real test is western market, we need this to sell well in western market so badly, it's the only chance we got to see those vita japanese games get localized.
Parakeetman
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(09-10-2013, 07:42 AM)
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Interesting considering that on the sony store they still have units available for order.
Napalm_Frank
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(09-10-2013, 07:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr Swine

Oh I know, but I fear that Vita TV will simply outsell Vita several times (10x20 times) more during the same time frame

That would be the best thing to happen in this industry in a while. If Vita TV even sells as much as Vita while the Vita is around 10k, sometimes less sometimes more, it already is a big boon for the future support since the pricecut effect has faded in Japan. Even better if it sells even more.
Foshy
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(09-10-2013, 07:43 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr Swine

Oh I know, but I fear that Vita TV will simply outsell Vita several times (10x20 times) more during the same time frame

Doesn't matter for Sony. A Vita TV sale is like a regular Vita sale for them.

That would be like saying that the 3DSXL selling more than the original model is bad for the 3DS.
Askherserenity
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(09-10-2013, 07:44 AM)
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Either some people here are stupid or just not understanding what this box is.

Guys, the more this sells, the better for Vita (that's both handheld and box for people not understanding somehow) in the long run. Market penetration. More devs. More games.
B.O.O.M
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(09-10-2013, 07:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr Swine

Oh I know, but I fear that Vita TV will simply outsell Vita several times (10x20 times) more during the same time frame

That's not a bad thing. As drastic of a difference this product is compared to a regular vita..it's still a vita. Sony basically found a way to make it cheaper, compliment the PS4 functionalities and also serve as a type of set up box for tv etc.

To me this is also a vita. More sales of this = more software sales = Good for everyone
Abriael
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(09-10-2013, 07:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Parakeetman

Interesting considering that on the sony store they still have units available for order.

Not surprising. Sony can just raise its own allowance for preorders if they exceed expectations (to a point). Amazon needs to request it to Sony before they can.
IRAQcitizen
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(09-10-2013, 07:45 AM)
maybe sony intentions are what everyone is saying? kill off vita and go for another market, i can see this succeeding pretty well, if you look at it , gaiki will only make it easier for sony.
Konosuke
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(09-10-2013, 07:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mr Swine

Nope, this is a console not a handheld :P so vita is Unsaved ;O

Vita TV and Vita 2000 are only making me want a original Vita lol.
Azusa
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(09-10-2013, 07:45 AM)
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Its just amazon. It's available on Sony store - http://pur.store.sony.jp/Qnavi/Purchase/VTE-1000_AB01/

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