Nintendo made fuckhuge profits. Sony didn't. They're wondering what they're doing wrong.
cant wait for my laptop sized fans and constant overheating
Dammit Facepunch. Let me clear a few things up, this is nothing to whine about since practically everyone wins:
- It's cheaper to produce
- It's cheaper to buy
- It consumes less power
- It likely does not affect the development of the PS4, as Sony is huge.
-There's no need for a new PS3
-for people who don't own a ps3 this is perfect, sony pays less to produce, the people pay less to purchase
of course that doesn't matter to you, a badass hardcore gamer whos parents got them every system! what's the point of buying a cheaper ps3 if i already have one?
if this consumes less power then i hope that translates to better thermal management and less overheating
Still rocking my fatass PS3, but this thing looks like a pretty cool replacement if mine ever kicks the bucket. Hopefully that price will come down though...
Considering my fat sob of an 80GB PS3 did kick the bucket, this might be a viable alternative...
Why don't you understand that it takes time to actually make one? It's not like they can pop out a new console in an instant
I still have the very first most expensive edition PS3, I don't need another, nor a slimmer one.
Seems pretty cheap, might actually buy this.
Plus it comes with a copy of ACIII.
They're selling the PS Vita at a loss, and if the only reason people buy it is so they can emulate older games then they have made nothing but a loss. They need people to buy actual games and accessories other than used/freeware to make up for the loss from the sale of the console.
Purchasing a Vita and then never buying anything for it is something Sony wants to avoid.
And that is a problem with an easy solution; don't buy a Vita, which is what a lot of people are deciding to do and why the Vita is a failure product.
Well if this came out I sure as hell can't wait when they release the version that can be folded and placed into your pocket
Point is that they need profits or Sony will never make a console again. They could charge for online like microsoft is doing, or aim for the casual crowd like nintendo did but if they did either of those their current userbase would hate them for it.
They made the Vita to sell for a smaller loss than the PS3 and to make the 3DS look like a toaster in comparison, but for the same price as a 3DS. Nintendo pulls "lol $160 pricedrop" out of its ass. Sony is in a sticky situation, and it's not as simple as drop the price again.
Purchasing a vita and lots of games = Profit for Sony
Purchasing a vita and nothing else = Loss for Sony
Purchasing nothing = Neutral, no gain or loss
Uh. Didn't they learn their lesson with the PS2 Slim?
The Nintendo price drop is not the only reason why the Vita is a failure; please stop with the blatant Sony fanboyism.
How was I being fanboyish? I'm not trying to antagonize Nintendo.
I'm pointing out that the vita was made to compete with the 3DS, because it was.
I wonder if this will have the PS2 emulator chip that was missing in recent PS3 models?
I might trade in my old 40gb battle tank for this if so. I miss my old games.
But does it have games?
Why do consoles need to be slim anyway? Is finding a spot to put down a console a huge deal nowdays?
Anything major released very late into the console generation is doomed to fail IMO.