Could sales problems for PSVita in Japan be due to mem cards?

#1 Posted by kamolahy (117 posts) -

From what I've read, they are on short supply with the memory cards. Bad move going proprietary, Sony. But the sales figures being low should be relatively attributable to that, no? I know I wouldn't buy a piece of hardware if I couldn't have all the equipment needed to get the full experience.

#2 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

I'm sure that that's not the only reason.

#3 Edited by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

The Vita needs Monster Hunter to work in Japan.

#4 Posted by kamolahy (117 posts) -

@Vexxan: Yeah don't know how Sony lost that one...

#5 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@Vexxan said:

The Vita needs Monster Hunter to work in Japan.

This is mostly it. If you look at weekly sells there is always major increases when a new game comes out Japan wants. There is more than just Monster Hunter that can move Vitas (we'd probably see a huge jump if like SE put out some FF spinoff) but really the fact is the selection is pretty slim on games that will move units, and with Nintendo having Monster Hunter it's probably going to be rough roads for the vita for a while.
#6 Posted by kamolahy (117 posts) -

@Zenaxzd said:

@Vexxan said:

The Vita needs Monster Hunter to work in Japan.

This is mostly it. If you look at weekly sells there is always major increases when a new game comes out Japan wants. There is more than just Monster Hunter that can move Vitas (we'd probably see a huge jump if like SE put out some FF spinoff) but really the fact is the selection is pretty slim on games that will move units, and with Nintendo having Monster Hunter it's probably going to be rough roads for the vita for a while.

This actually makes me even more curious as to what the Vita will do here. The lineup we're seeing is pretty Western-focused. I'm noticing, despite a large number of media concerns, a lot of consumer interest... more than I expected at least.

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