How Would You Convince Someone To Purchase The Vita?
So the Vita isn't doing so hot. We're all well aware.
Some will blame the unit's relatively high price. Others will say it just doesn't have enough software. And still others will cite the explosion of mobile gaming (smartphones, tablets, etc.) as a major negative influence on Vita sales.
But we're not about to dissect why Sony's slick new portable isn't exactly flying off store shelves. They're not doing the best job convincing gamers to buy the Vita right now, so what would you say to entice a fellow gamer? What would be your argument? Bear in mind that it'll be a tough sell if the person isn't a handheld fan to begin with; as technologically capable as the Vita is, it still qualifies as a handheld device. And some people just aren't interested.
So what would your argument consist of? Would you be pointing out all the great games that really are currently available? Would you point to the most amount of software available for any PlayStation brand launch? Would you mention the sheer technical wizardry and try to explain that it looks a lot like a PS3 in your hands? Would you point toward the future and mention upcoming games that might appeal to them? Would you try to play up the Vita/PS3 connectivity? Would you mention the Cross Buy initiative, which allows people to buy some first-party PS3 games and get the Vita version for free? A chance to save money is always a bonus.
It'd be interesting to hear what some of you say. And remember, "Nah, don't buy that piece of sh**" isn't an argument for buying it. So please, let's not load up the comments with that kind of negativity. ;)
11/13/2012 12:41:30 AM Ben Dutka