Vita = Dead because SCEA wished it to die.
They are ultimately and entirely at fault.
The average Plus subscriber probably has a dozen or more Vita games they could play for free right now on top of remote play capability for their PS4s and they simply don't care.
The amount of money SCEA invests in the Vita is $0. We should be thankful retailers continue to stock it.
That fact that the Vita has so many people buying full game digitally and the whole PS+ thing which I think was a horrible idea on Sony's part just pisses retail off and helped make the Vita lose its shelf space even faster. Itys kinda hard to sell games to fans when you have like two games on shelves and they aren't new and possibly ports.
As for Wii U, that number is interesting. It's selling COMPLETELY on the strength of Nintendo IP, which tells you how strong that IP is. It's going to be a distant third but maybe it still carves a niche.
I still think that Nintendo investor call is going to be fascinating.
Yep, that looks correct. Man those numbers seem bad though. Only ~8% of sales are digital titles. Does not bode well for CD, PSG, KI, P2, and M:CotB. At least KI is apparently doing well enough to get a second season.
KI is going to be hard to classify. What's a sale someone buying the $20/40 pass? If someone just buys 1 or 2 characters? I think it's success or failure will be based on the amount of money it generates into the ecosystem.
That kind of logic isn't bullet proof. For instance, I could say PS+ gives out a lot of free games, so what's the point of purchasing software for PS4 when there are a multitude of free games to keep people distracted: Resogun, Blacklight, Warframe, Contrast and Don't Starve.
I meant if they had never developed the Wii U and just kept at it with the Wii. Obviously this was not going to happen, but the Wii has more potential than the Wii U will ever have. And they dropped the Wii after 2010 leaving behind a shit ton of money to focus on a failure.
I feel bad that I kinda agree, as long as I get another 1-2 years of the Japanese titles coming over I'm happy. I know a lot of people won't agree and for good reason but I just can't get upset over the numbers. They are horrid numbers though.
Wow, looks like I got at least one prediction right. I said Vita 90k, and it'll be pretty close. I just don't understand why anyone thought the PS4 would make people interested in it. I don't 'get' even the very first part of that argument. I've tried remote play. Mainstream gamers were NEVER going to give a fuck about that.
I remember when I picked mine up on a trip to New York last Christmas. I knew buying it then that it was already dead, and had to accept that before purchasing it. So it's kinda funny to see that there's still some surprise at the figures a whole year and a month on.