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« on: February 27, 2012, 11:55:25 AM »

Not news exactly but this week's sales are especially terrible.
Man I wonder what Sony is going to do.  I would love for a 10,000 price drop like Nintendo pulled. Heck if they dropped the price to 20,000 then I would get one in an instant.  Does Sony have a highly anticipated upcoming game that would get the Japanese to buy it?
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 12:51:36 PM »

I was more struck by the fact that PS2 out sells the 360. Ouch.
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 03:51:38 PM »

360 sucks in Japan too.

They don't know what's good for them!  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 04:28:04 PM »

Yeah, the 360 has always been a huge disaster in Japan. As for the Vita, I have no clue why they didn't release the Vita in the USA first....in time for Christmas. It would have sold way more than in Japan.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 05:30:25 PM »

I disagree with Christmas launch - in that mayhem, products often get lost. Being a major mfgr releasing a product mid-winter gets them a place to get multiple titles out with little competition.
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2012, 12:04:02 AM »

Quote from: Purge on February 27, 2012, 05:30:25 PM

I disagree with Christmas launch - in that mayhem, products often get lost. Being a major mfgr releasing a product mid-winter gets them a place to get multiple titles out with little competition.

Aside from the hardware itself and marketing, it really depends on two things: product lineup and availability. If you have a strong lineup (and I think the Vita launch lineup is strong) and good marketing, there should be plenty of demand before the launch. It doesn't get lost in the lineup because it is the thing everybody wants for Christmas. But you have to have availability too or you get 360 debacle of '05.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2012, 12:41:55 AM »

Well, the 3DS started out slow too, but Nintendo realized why (the price) and fixed it and now it's a hit. Will Sony be willing to do the same?
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2012, 12:42:58 AM »

Quote from: Eel Snave on February 28, 2012, 12:41:55 AM

Well, the 3DS started out slow too, but Nintendo realized why (the price) and fixed it and now it's a hit. Will Sony be willing to do the same?

Well, price and lack of games.

They fixed both, it seems.  I haven't looked at the numbers lately, but is it a hit?
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2012, 01:23:18 AM »

The 3DS is doing quite well in Japan, I believe, largely on the strength of the Mario titles.

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 28, 2012, 12:42:58 AM

Quote from: Eel Snave on February 28, 2012, 12:41:55 AM

Well, the 3DS started out slow too, but Nintendo realized why (the price) and fixed it and now it's a hit. Will Sony be willing to do the same?

Well, price and lack of games.

They fixed both, it seems.  I haven't looked at the numbers lately, but is it a hit?
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012, 01:45:11 AM »

I want my 10 free PS1 games for being an early adopter.
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2012, 01:24:49 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on February 28, 2012, 01:45:11 AM

I want my 10 free PS1 games for being an early adopter.

lol

No, we need 10 free PS1 games and 10 free PSP games....that would make it equal to the 3DS bribe err...."ambassador" program. smile
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2012, 03:49:28 PM »

Quote from: Hetz on February 28, 2012, 01:24:49 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 28, 2012, 01:45:11 AM

I want my 10 free PS1 games for being an early adopter.

lol

No, we need 10 free PS1 games and 10 free PSP games....that would make it equal to the 3DS bribe err...."ambassador" program. smile

It's not a bribe if you already bought it!
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2012, 03:52:34 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 28, 2012, 03:49:28 PM

Quote from: Hetz on February 28, 2012, 01:24:49 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 28, 2012, 01:45:11 AM

I want my 10 free PS1 games for being an early adopter.

lol

No, we need 10 free PS1 games and 10 free PSP games....that would make it equal to the 3DS bribe err...."ambassador" program. smile

It's not a bribe if you already bought it!

It's a bribe to make sure you didn't return it and get it for cheaper! smile
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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2012, 04:07:55 PM »

Quote from: Hetz on February 28, 2012, 03:52:34 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on February 28, 2012, 03:49:28 PM

Quote from: Hetz on February 28, 2012, 01:24:49 PM

Quote from: Teggy on February 28, 2012, 01:45:11 AM

I want my 10 free PS1 games for being an early adopter.

lol

No, we need 10 free PS1 games and 10 free PSP games....that would make it equal to the 3DS bribe err...."ambassador" program. smile

It's not a bribe if you already bought it!

It's a bribe to make sure you didn't return it and get it for cheaper! smile

Blackmail?
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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2012, 08:11:40 PM »

There were three catalysts in the 3DS turnaround: 3DS price drop, Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7.

What are Sony's best first-party performers in Japan?
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012, 08:16:20 PM »

Quote from: Ridah on February 28, 2012, 08:11:40 PM

There were three catalysts in the 3DS turnaround: 3DS price drop, Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7.

What are Sony's best first-party performers in Japan?

Yeah, I'd say that the two Mario games are far and away the best (only??) things on the 3ds right now. Resident Evil Revelations seems like it's alright...but to be honest, I'm kind of sick of RE at the moment and RE 6 will be out later this year, so I don't have much of a desire to play it.

I have a 3ds, but to be honest I hardly touch it. The 3d thing has lost its "WOW" factor long ago and now it's just here to play Virtual Console games on....oh and my wife enjoys playing the Lego games on it!   icon_neutral
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« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2012, 12:01:30 AM »

Quote from: Ridah on February 28, 2012, 08:11:40 PM

There were three catalysts in the 3DS turnaround: 3DS price drop, Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7.

What are Sony's best first-party performers in Japan?

Moster Hunter. Oh, sorry, you said third party.

In that case, Monster Hunter.

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