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Research firm Strategy Analytics thinks that the new PlayStation Vita can sell 12.4 million units in 2012. But only if the price tag is cut.
"Sony now is experiencing the same story in Japan [as Nintendo]," says analyst Jia Wu. "Sales of the Wi-Fi version of PlayStation Vita at $249 initially exploded, selling more than 300,000 units in the first week of release. But the new console is barely moving 20,000 units per week in its home market after all the hardcore fans made their purchases, mirroring the experience of the Nintendo 3DS." Therefore, Wu suggests that Sony should further follow in Nintendo's footsteps and cut the price of the Vita to spur sales. Nintendo did that in 2011 for the 3DS, and it's already reaping the rewards.
Regardless, Wu notes that the Vita should do well for Sony, expecting it to bring in $2 billion in hardware and software sales in 2012. In particular, he thinks the unit has the potential to make a lot of money through its PlayStation Store.
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....GI your servers are killing me....i posted here... it's gone... i wrote a review for Escape Plan and it wasn't posted.....
Anyways... what I wrote...was:
I dont see a price cut happening in 2012. PS3 was at $599 for a year or so... I see Vita following same suite. Sony isn't one to make decisions like that.
Vita...=)...................it's just so fun............
Haha, let me know when that happens...
oh GI users. use your heads. the systems is 250 not counting a game youll need to play nor the memory card. Nintendo cut the price early on and all you see now is how well its selling. i have yet to hear crap on the vita anymore
Wait a minute... I thought "analysts" previously said that "portables cannot be a success in this modern world with craptacular iOS platforms and cheap-ass phone games."
So now, the Vita "can be a success" is in their vocabulary?
Come on, now.
i doubt they would allow a price cut so early