Hey guys, I was out shopping for a Vita this weekend and discovered a few things, and I wonder if anyone here has any information to add.
First, I noticed Amazon only has third party Vita's available above 200 bucks, I wonder if it's the OLED screen version or not, but that prompted me to shop around a bit. Otherwise, I'm leaning toward the Borderlands2 bundle. And I guess that's the newer version of the console with a different type of screen?
Anyway, I went to the usual stores: Gamestop, Toys R' Us, Sony, Target etc...
The Toys R Us clerk said they are no longer carrying the system. There was no Vita section and they had 2 games for it. He said the system does not sell, and only has JRPG titles and that kids don't want that. His words, mind you.
Target (went to several): no longer has a Vita section. The prior area has been replaced with a Turtle Beach headphone display and they only have about 5 games for the system.
Gamestop: had one used unit for sale. No new systems currently shipping, only preorders for the Borderlands bundle. The clerk had a few theories: 1. Sony stopped shipping to drum up demand, which seems unlikely, 2. They officially stopped making the old version and the newer version is not ready yet and the Borderlands bundle is the new version or 3. Sony has decided to not make the system in large quantities anymore, or outright discontinue it after the new bundle, which sounds impossible to me. Again, his theories not mine.
Anyone in this community have any insight? There's finally around 12 or so games that I find interesting and I think I'm gonna pick up the new bundle regardless, but I found it shocking that I couldn't go into a retail store and buy one this weekend. Anyway, thanks for reading.