commented on PS Vita reaches one million sales in Japan
Sony really deserve the failure they now face with the Vita. They never seem to learn from their mistakes, infuriatingly pushing ahead with products that only a small proportion of customers might want, but the overwhelming majority of customers do not. I have heard all kinds of explanations and theories trying to explain why the Vita isn't selling well; not enough games, too expensive, overpriced proprietary memory cards, competition from 3DS, competition from PSP, competition from PS3, competition from smartphones, anti-Sony bias, the list goes on and on and on. In fact, there probably is a bit of truth in all of these reasons, they've certainly all have an effect. But at the end of the day the sad truth behind the failing Vita is pretty simple, people just aren't interested in PS Vita... That's it. Sony are trying to sell a product that few customers want (or need anymore) and they don't seem to realise it. The Sony line is "when people see the value, when they use the Vita and hold it in their hands" etc. That may have been the case 4 years ago but not today. Today there is infinitely more value and choice available from smartphones than will ever be available from a proprietary device like PS Vita. The world has moved on Sony, it's 2012, hell even you've moved on, you do actually manufacture smartphones for Jebus' sake! Oh, and for all those deluded fools out there that think a smartphone is not capable of playing 'real' games, please, buy an Xperia Play, use it for one week and then realise that yes, they in fact can play 'real' games, with 'real' buttons and everything... How about the business executives at Sony actually do some market research before pumping out yet another device very few people asked for (somehow expecting it to sell 10 million in 12 months?!?) and try to respond to the feedback by giving us customers what WE want, rather than what you think we should want! PS. People also don't like being ripped off either (duh), and paying £3.19 for a FREE game is a ripoff.