Given a $257 ASP of the Vita, and figuring for 47k total Vita sales, with the Wifi at $250 and the 3G at $300, that would put the split at about:
They both should be sitting at $129 by now.
Which is inflating the price even more. I think Sony has a contract with AT&T though so dropping the 3G Vita is not an option even if they want to. In my opinion, this is just going to be a long ride out until Sony gives up on the thing.
Probably like $80-100 too high - if looking at last gen.This is why sales are so bad imo. 360 and PS3 asp are lie 60-70 dollars higher than they should be especially at this point in the gneration. Also the 3G Vita is dead.
Of course they'd help. Whether they'd do enough to make it a viable platform is another story.Lower price points and game won't help it.
The Vita has 4GB of Flash Memory Built-InThis might be "water under the bridge" now, but even 1 GB of built-in memory would have been sufficient for games to save their data files. It might not be enough for digital downloads, but anyone who's savvy enough to make use of the PlayStation Store for large downloadable games would likely buy a memory card for that purpose anyway.
Why don't YOU do the work instead of posting these absolutely idiotic comments about "stealing data"? It is really strange to see these juvenile attacks popping up about another site's numbers (same goes for the idiotic post of user "jvm" below).
If you don't like what other people are trying to do (whether they succeed or fail in your eyes), just leave it at that - or does it bother you so much that "that other site" got the numbers roughly correct (be that just a lucky guess or not)?
Just looking at absolute value of errors in their HW prediction for July 2012, rounded to nearest 5%. I don't know if they're adjusting from their NA number down to US-only in the data shown, but if not then their numbers get even worse than shown below.
Xbox 360: ~5%
Roughly 15% absolute error in each of the two top software SKUs. Pokemon Conquest is laughably wrong.
Edit: Also, they have MW3 as a top 10 game without Black Ops. Just look at the NPD top 10...
I saw this on GAF ages ago when I was just a lurker.
They clearly use, or at least used to use, the NPD data to shore up their 'rock solid' data.
Another column today, with some comments on software sales.
Three points of interest here, perhaps: NCAA sales down 12% to around 700K (based on last year's figure) with a 1.3:1 ratio between Xbox 360 and PS3, seven titles with 100K or higher in July 2012 (combined SKUs), and LTD sales figures for last three Call of Duty games.
Also, I try to get some focus on Skylanders, since I think we're going to see Activision go all-in on that franchise. As CoD cools down, I think this is where they see their money coming from next, and we know what kind of effort that has meant in the past. I still think one of the console manufacturers should do a Skylanders bundle.
I would have been fine with them knocking down the specs slightly to accommodate another 4 gigs of internal memory for the users. Those memory cards are highway robbery and (in my opinions) a major issue that probably harms sales. I wonder if eating the cost of an extra 4 gigs, and a slight decrease in memory card sales would have been worth the increased hardware/software sold over time, who knows. Someone said earlier that they don't think the memory card situation is why it's selling poorly, and I agree, but it provides a large barrier to entry for someone that might otherwise purchase the system for the games it does have.
Wii July 2012
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Just Dance 3
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario Party 9
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Super Mario Galaxy
Zumba Fitness 2
Mario Kart Wii
3DS July 2012
Mario Kart 7
Super Mario 3D Land
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY
Mario Tennis Open
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
The Amazing Spider-Man
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Kid Icarus: Uprising