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"The market Vita entered was more complicated than it was when the console was originally thought about and designed. Games on tablets and phones have changed the marketplace and people can't carry too many things around at one time."

"The truth is that the number of people that want the core experience [that Vita offers] is not as big as the number that simply want any sort of game available on the move and, because the likes of a tablet and smartphone are so multifunctional in their use, they will always be very appealing," he added.

Said anyone with working synapses when the Vita was released. (Including me.)

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This is the exact reason I do not own one.
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Games on tablets and phones have changed the marketplace and people can't carry too many things around at one time
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So, with that logic ... the DS should fail too?
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This is the exact reason I do not own one.

Well if that's you're main concern then you're much better at sticking to a Vita than say a Shield. At least the Vita can stick in your pocket.

Having multiple devices to lug around is defiantly a hassle. Even so if you're a versatile and somewhat hardcore gamer and don't have a Vita, you are missing out big time. I've never been one for a portable gaming device (except my original Game Boy back in the day). I got the Vita ~6 months ago on a knee jerk reaction and was scared I would regret it. Petty much all of my gaming for the previous two years at that point had been on the PC.

I still to this day do NOT regret the purchase. It's a powerful device with integration into PSN done right. If you're already paying for PS+ on the PS4 then you automatically gain exponentially more free games when you pick up a Vita. Probably half of my 22 games I have installed on my Vita currently have been acquired via PS+ since I've owned the Vita. They aren't crap games either since a lot of them have actually turned out to be some of my favorite Vita games.

Overall I love the thing. I've defiantly spent more time on my Vita since I picked it up then my PC/PS4 combined in the same time frame.
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So, with that logic ... the DS should fail too?

the DS has that "pick up and go" type gaming. Sony is trying to say that its vision for "core gaming," like on a console is hard to capture.

Gameboy has always been easy to pick up and play a few rounds of a simplistic game (along with some bigger ones)

PSP, on the other hand, has its focus on games that require a little more of your attention than your average words w/ friends game.
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Said anyone with working synapses when the Vita was released. (Including me.)

Yep, me too. I remember I said the same thing about the Microsoft Kin if anyone remembers that crappy attempt at a Smartphone. And basically everybody said that about Windows 8. There's actually a bunch of products I predicted would flop when they were announced. If only companies would hire me to tell them to stop, they might actually save a bunch of money.
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So, with that logic ... the DS should fail too?

Look at the audience: kids who don't have smartphones.
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Originally Posted by Mrzev View Post

So, with that logic ... the DS should fail too?

the DS has that "pick up and go" type gaming. Sony is trying to say that its vision for "core gaming," like on a console is hard to capture.

Gameboy has always been easy to pick up and play a few rounds of a simplistic game (along with some bigger ones)

PSP, on the other hand, has its focus on games that require a little more of your attention than your average words w/ friends game.

Hence, your target audiences.

PSP = Mature or Teenagers. Teenagers have smartphones, iphones, Twitter, you get the picture.

Nintendo DS/Gameboy = your childhood's first portable console.
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Just throw in a radio and a phone service. Then people would buy it.
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So, with that logic ... the DS should fail too?

Also pokemon, the amount of teenagers i see with a 3ds is incredibly high, they mostly bought them for pokemon or the other Nintendo exclusives (zelda mario...)
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the reason it failed is because its lacking in games from the start and today
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