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PSVita Released In the USA and Europe 225

Posted by samzenpus
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YokimaSun writes "Sony has today released the PSVita in the U.S. and Europe. The console comes with features such as dual touch pads at the front and rear, dual cameras at the front and rear, dual analog sticks, a 5-inch OLED screen, GPS, six-axis motion sensors and a three-axis electronic compass. The PSVita is Sony's attempt at stealing the thunder away from the 3DS but also bringing back the gamers lost to the likes of Android and iOS Devices. The PSVita in Japan sold massively on its first release week but since has struggled and sold less than the PSP. With this in mind sites like Amazon have been offering many different deals to entice people to buy the console. Can Sony stop homebrewers from taking over this console?"
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PSVita Released In the USA and Europe

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 22, 2012 @01:44PM (#39127961)

    ...when you pry one *into* my cold, dead hands.

  • by firex726 (1188453) on Wednesday February 22, 2012 @02:00PM (#39128177)

    That's like most Sony stuff of late. Take a good idea but hamper it with BS restrictions and let greed get in the way, then blame piracy for the lack of sales.

    Sane Exec: "Lets add backwards compatibility!"
    Shill Exec #1: "But only via download services."
    Shill Exec #2:"Which people must again pay for."
    Shill Exec #3:"And only in the Asian market."
    CEO: "Yes, that sounds like a winner men."

  • by tysonedwards (969693) on Wednesday February 22, 2012 @02:00PM (#39128179)
    Oh, but Sony is *letting* you re-purchase your PSP games for your PSVita at 15% off Retail (well, retail price at the time of original release of the title) for you to be able to download it to a slightly tweaked MicroSD card with a 300% markup!

    They care about you, and want to enable you to continue to play the same game that you had yesterday... And to format shift your game, they are giving you a discount compared to needing to re-buy the same game over again! A discount!

    They are doing *everything* that they can to make you happy, all the while helping their poor, defenseless developers who *need* to buy in at $12,500 / year to develop software for your game console. How would multinational corporations feed their children if they *didn't* charge you for continuing to use exactly what you had yesterday?
  • by modestgeek (1449921) on Wednesday February 22, 2012 @02:09PM (#39128295)
    The only reason I have one is because I won it from TacoBell. I can't even use some of the features because I don't have a PS3. None of my old PSP games will work on it (even the downloadable ones). None of my friends with a PS3 are interested in buying it from me at half MSRP... :(

    http://unlock.tacobell.com/?utm_campaign=PSVita2012 [tacobell.com]
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 22, 2012 @02:23PM (#39128479)

    Blimming well cuttin' their own frowts, they is, an' no mistake.

  • by elrous0 (869638) * on Wednesday February 22, 2012 @05:16PM (#39130513)

    Ditto for the PSN hacking scandal. Some people called it "Having your identity stolen" but Sony rightly pointed out that they were just helping you make lots of new friends in eastern europe.

Ya'll hear about the geometer who went to the beach to catch some rays and became a tangent ?

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