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Beedle

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I live in the UK, and as far as I know, the PS Vita has not been a storming success - I don't think I've ever seen an advert for it and when you walk past gaming shops it isn't really promoted in the window displays, or even displayed that prominently within the shop.  I was curious whether this is the same in your country/countries?  I remember seeing on a TV show that it was successful in Japan, but has it been successful in making the jump to the rest of the world?  



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Well I had a PSP and back then, not more than 4 years ago, it was popular in town. Then came along iPhone followed by android. End of PSP and PSVita never stood a chance. I mean people still had their PSP which was rooted and PSVita was not that big of a difference plus it could not be rooted.



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I live in the UK, and as far as I know, the PS Vita has not been a storming success - I don't think I've ever seen an advert for it and when you walk past gaming shops it isn't really promoted in the window displays, or even displayed that prominently within the shop.  I was curious whether this is the same in your country/countries?  I remember seeing on a TV show that it was successful in Japan, but has it been successful in making the jump to the rest of the world?  

I think part of reason it wasn't a storming success was the lack of games.  Developers aren't create games for a portable console that isn't selling successfully.  Of course it's hard to sell a portable system without any new games.



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I think part of reason it wasn't a storming success was the lack of games.  Developers aren't create games for a portable console that isn't selling successfully.  Of course it's hard to sell a portable system without any new games.

so what you're saying is that it's a chicken and egg story :/



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My friends are really into gaming and none has bought the Vita.  They are into the Nintendo 3DS.  I think that Sony made a big mistake by trying to compete with the Nintendo 3DS considering that the Vita does not have 3D technology nor does it employ augmented reality technology.  I consider it to be a failure.



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It is pretty popular where I am. My boyfriend and a lot of his friends own one and they all seem to like it. I don't own one though because I prefer my DS.



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I haven't looked into it much, but I know one of the biggest draws with PSPs was that people found ways to crack them. Considering newer PSP models made it harder to do that, I figure they took it up a notch with the Vita. If you can't root it and there aren't a ton of games, what's the draw? 

 

I don't think the PS4 release helped it, either.



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You can crack a PSP? I've never heard of this before. I really am behind the times.

 

I was excited about the PSVita until I saw the price tag. It was a little too steep for a handheld. I think I'm plenty happy with my PSP.



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I agree that the Vita was a bad match against the 3DS. There are many more games available for 3DS, and it was much more popular from the get-go. I haven't seen a whole lot of Vita-exclusive releases, but there are plenty for 3DS. I'm glad I waited this one out.