At Least Someone Wants A PlayStation Vita For Christmas

At Least Someone Wants A PlayStation Vita For Christmas

Japan got the short straw this holiday season with the PS4 coming out in February and no specific release date for the Xbox One. So what gaming console IS on people’s Christmas wish lists in the Japan?

Japanese gaming mag Weekly Famitsu conducted a poll asking gamers what they plan on getting for the holiday season. Top of the list was Sony’s hand-held, the PS Vita. Of the 45 valid responses, 19 specified that they were looking to buy the not-so-portable version, PS Vita TV.

“I’m getting a PS Vita TV. It’s cheaper than the PS Vita and it’s perfect for someone like me who prefers home consoles.” (Male in his teens)

“I plan to get one so I can play Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD.” (Male in is 20’s)

“Recently, the game lineup has gotten more plentiful and there are a lot of titles I’m interested in.” (Woman in her teens)

The Nintendo 3DS came in 2nd, proving the popularity of hand-held consoles in Japan, with the Wii U placing 3rd.

Aside from gamers, store owners were also asked what console they expected to see leap off the shelves this holiday season. Number one by a large margin was the 3DS, with store owners pointing at the popularity of mega-hits like Pokemon X and Y and Monster Hunter 4 among younger gamers to help boost sales of the Nintendo’s hand-held. 2nd and 3rd place were the PS Vita and PS3, respectively.

Oh, PS Vita. You’re so pretty and have such potential. It’s nice to see you’re wanted somewhere.

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  • So sad. 🙁 I like my Vita a lot. I’m actually not sure I’d like a 3DS just for the stupidly-poor graphics quality. I really think it’d hurt my eyes even in 3D mode.

    • Graphics quality doesn’t really mean shit when the games have awesome game play. Also, while I admit the 3ds does hurt my eyes in 3d mode the 3ds Xl doesn’t seem to cause this problem and I can watch it for hours on end.

      • Well, for me, graphics quality DOES mean shit if it negatively impacts my eyesight and gives headaches. Personal circumstances, of course.

        • You are totally right StickMan!! My brother has 3ds and we tryed the 3d and it hurt our eyes so we just don’t turn 3d on. If you ask me the 3ds is a piece of crap. It just feels so take and plasticy !!

  • I want one, I wish people would stop bashing the Vita, it did nothing to deserve it. Blame Sony for what happened to it :/

  • Gosh. I bought a Vita earlier this year, and it’s become my main gaming device. Of course, PS+ has to be blamed somewhat as well. Just finished Guacamelee tonight, on hard mode. Excellent game! Wonderful design, a great sense of humour, and very challenging.

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