The biased “gaming art and business” site Gamasutra just proved their anti-Sony slant by publishing a ridiculous figure that claims that the Nintendo 3DS has been outselling the Vita 47-to-1 in Japan.
Those numbers are outright lies. In the US, the 3DS is only selling 5-to-1 against the Vita, so it’s impossible that the only country where the PSP was a success could be rejecting the Vita like every other country. I refuse to believe it!
The Vita is superior hardware, it cannot fail! What in the world are people’s problems that they want to buy the kiddy 3DS instead of the manly Vita?
Fanboys keep saying “the Vita has no library”, but that is not true! Just this week, the Vita exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified was released. The home console version sold almost 7 million copies in its first day, that means the Vita version must have sold a lot as well!
The Vita also got an exclusive Assassin’s Creed game! People played that one too, right? I don’t actually know, because neither Ubisoft or Sony have told us how much it sold, but they did say they were “pleased”…which is good!
Sony even has a videogame coming out in the future for the Vita! It’s made by Media Molecule, the guys who did LittleBigPlanet! It’s called Tearaway, and it totally exists.
It is the
only biggest upcoming release on the Vita. I don’t see how anyone might think that isn’t enough to warrant a purchase of a Vita. Who really buys more than two or three games a year anyway?
Anti-Sony fanboys claim that the Vita is “expensive” and “has hidden costs”, just because it needs “overpriced” memory cards to play games despite the system using cartridges that can save data on them; and claim that Sony is “milking them”.
Well, as a fellow Cow, I can prove to you that is not true.
First of all, nobody thinks that. Only people that could possibly entertain the idea that the Vita is not the best value on the market are no-name publications like Forbes and TIME Magazine. Who in the world reads those?
The Vita is absolute greatest handheld system ever created, so it’s absolutely ridiculous that people would claim that the Vita is bad hardware. Just look at the graphics!
That looks just like the PS3 game! Sure, it’s not native rez, and most big games tend to have performance problems, but it looks amazing on cropped-down and tiny screenshots like that!
And of course, weirdos will say that it “sucks the life out of the batteries” and “creates overly long load times” and that “it shows that Sony has absolutely no idea why people play handheld games”.
Baloney. Sony knows that people play handheld games to play console games on the go; that is why the PSP was such a success.
The most perplexing part about all of this that people are choosing the 3DS over the Vita! I just don’t get it, the thing looks like a toy; it comes in various bright colors and is durable enough to withstand kids dropping it!
The mature Vita doesn’t do any of that, it only comes in black and white and can break just by dropping it on the floor; it’s a true Adult gamer’s handheld.
It’s also sold for a much cheaper price than the Vita; people just buy it because they can “buy one and a whole bunch of games they want for it” for the price of a Vita without the memory stick.
I’m sorry, but is that really a good thing? Do you feel comfortable buying something with so much value, when you could have gotten something much more expensive? Everyone knows the most expensive device is always the better one!
Also, for some reason, people are buying stuff like tablets instead of the Vita. What a crazy world we live in! The Vita can work like a tablet, too! It has a touch screen, some apps, and a browser! Sure, the touch screen is not vertically centered and greasy, the app selection is laughable, and the browser is marked to be worst single internet browser on every single gaming system, even than the DSi; but it works!
I just don’t get it. Everybody should be loving this thing. Sony knows they are doing the right thing, which is why they are doing nothing at all.
So who should I believe? Sony, or everyone else?
About the author: The Cow is an avid lifelong fanboy of all things Playstation. Having grown up with Playstation systems and games, he can’t imagine a world where people think gaming means anything other than Playstation. He became a game journalist and looks up to one day live up to the professional practices of IGN and Kotaku.