Famitsu Poll Reveals Japanese Gamers Want Vita More Than Any Other Platform In 2013
Posted on Monday, January 21 @ 14:20:56 PST by Jonathan_Leack
Soul Sacrifice, one of several reasons Japanese gamers want a Vita in 2013.
Maybe the Vita isn't hosed after all.
Results from a poll conducted by Famitsu reveals that 64% of Japanese gamers plan to buy a PlayStation Vita in 2013. Surprisingly, it comes well ahead of every other platform including the Nintendo 3DS and the brand-new Wii U.
Below are the results:
The poll was directed toward Famitsu readers making the results a stretch from validity, but seeing the Vita at the top of any list is a success for the struggling handheld. The driving factor for skyrocketing the Vita's percentage to 64% could be due to numerous factors such as its strong JRPG line-up for 2013 which includes Soul Sacrifice, Phantasy Star Online 2, and Tales of Hearts R. Further on the point, a Monster Hunter game has been rumored and Japanese gamers could be responding with their votes.
At the moment the Vita is fighting to surpass the 5 million unit mark during its first year, and Kaz Hirai has gone on record to say sales are below expectations. But as we've learned from the PlayStation 3 the battle is far from over with a price drop, game announcements, and new SKUs certain to be on the horizon providing much needed boosts in value.
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