A survey by Sony shows that 63% of PS3 owners will buy the PSVita within a year and a half of its release. A very surprising number, especially considering that the PSVita wont be released until February of next year, meaning it wont be out for the holiday season. Often not that great a decision to make, but in effect gives them enough time to work out all of its problems and faults.
John Koller of Sony isn’t concerned at all about missing the holiday season because of the large amount of pre-orders from current customers are not to be scoffed at, with 63% of asked PS3 owners and 60% of PSP owners saying they would purchase it. He claims that by missing the date, they will be able to make a large impression when it’s launched, saying they have learned their lesson and to make sure the customers have the product they want.
The reason the 3DS has had sales below expectations despite using a very impressive execution of graphical technology and a light remake of Ocarina of Time, was because of its lack of solid titles at launch. The PSVita has a large amount of games being developed for it right now, and will provide an ample selection for gamers who wont have to wait forever in order for something to catch their eye.
The release date and price of the Vita is $350 on February 15th of next year, but if you’re willing to wait for a week, you can pick up a cheaper model with less online capability for $100 less, which should be enough to pick up a game or two. Not everyone has an interest in the networking capabilities, myself included, so it should sell very well and probably be one of the best handhelds created.