Originally Posted by Sylon
I understand what you are saying about all in one, however by your analysis iPads and tablets should not sell. It can't make phone calls, i can't fit it into my pocket. This is a gaming handheld device, the cost and effort of getting the vita to be phone ready is more trouble than its worth. Sim cards, carriers have to be involved. The device physically is not suited, which means a redesign so that it is thin enough for a phone, yet thick enough to be gripped properly with 2 joysticks....just is not possible at the moment. Sony playstation phone didn't sell so well, people don't want a half job, it either has to be a solid phone and gaming machine or just pick one and stick with it.
Imagine the added cost, the confusion it would cause for potential buyers, people asking if you can NOT use the phone function because these days who doesn't have a phone? Who wants to pay more monthly bills?
Understand this is a portable gaming system, it will sell once the games for it are good enough and plenty enough. There is no blockbuster title on the vita, aside from uncharted. You'd have to be one hell of a fan to buy a new console JUST for that, or you are an impulse buyer. Sony needs to bring in some AAA games, not just the big names but actually deliver.
People have tablets, smartphones for all the other stuff. Sony is struggling enough selling it as a gaming machine, not like their phones/tablets sell particularly well.
Like I said, MOAR games is common sense. These other factor that you state would be so difficult are trivial for a business of this magnitude to orchestrate. If they want it, they can make it happen. Redevelopment plans are constantly being worked upon and discussed on a daily basis. And frankly, I never said anything about a half done job. If you read my last post that was clearly indicated. You are positing problem in my hypothesis that I never even suggested.
All in all, sony has failed in the production, execution, and development of this Vita from the get-go. If you don't want a half-asses product, then why would you make a touchpad on the backside before securing games that are even worth playing on it? Moreover, A phone could easily be incorporated in this deivive with minimal weight and size problems. But yet again you are dragging me away from the point I was making.
Furthermore, I see this argument being extended infinitely in the future due to the fact that most of it comes from our unshakably stubborn opinions. So I will rap it up by saying that I acknowledge and value your opinion as an individual, and at no point do I undermine your right to your own opinion. It has its own merits. And Good day to you Sir. Edited by Acefire - 8/23/12 at 2:27pm