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2656  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PlayStation Vita Announced (late 2011, $249/$299 for WiFi/3G+WiFI) + some games on: June 18, 2011, 11:21:11 AM
Uh...

To answer your question, we set out a goal: Yes, we're going to hit the $250 price, and no, we don't want to sell the hardware with a deficit. That's a goal we set out to do and I'm very happy we are achieving that.


It sounds to me like he's talking about future prospects.  I have no doubt they will be able to achieve profitability at that price point, but that doesn't mean that they're already there.

Obviously the IGN interviewer was also confused since he asked the question I quoted after that and Yoshida danced around it.  If he wanted to say that it's going to be profitable at launch why wouldn't he just say that?  In fact he specifically says, "We don't have the final-final answer to that question".  That implies that it's going to be close.  He certainly isn't saying that the Vita is definitely going to be profitable at launch.
2657  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PlayStation Vita Announced (late 2011, $249/$299 for WiFi/3G+WiFI) + some games on: June 18, 2011, 10:15:51 AM
http://uk.psp.ign.com/articles/117/1177042p1.html

Vita will be profitable from day one. Colour me surprised.

I don't see how you're getting that from the article.

IGN: So you're going to be profitable with each Vita sold?

Yoshida: We haven't completed the hardware development. It's like 98-percent done in terms of hardware, and on the system software side and network code, we have a few more months to work on that. We don't have the final-final answer to that question, but the way we are projecting it seems like we're going to do pretty well.


He kind of avoided the question, but it sounds to me like the Vita is being sold near-cost.  It's certainly not going to be sold with the kind of losses the PS3 was sold at initially, but it's pretty likely that it will be sold at a small loss at first.  Naturally it will become cheaper with time and likely reach profitability relativey soon.

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Nintendo must be making a shitload of money with the 3DS if even the vita turns in a profit with that price.

I remember reading an estimate a while back that the 3DS only cost about $100 to manufacture.  Nintendo is being rather arrogant this generation.
2658  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: June 18, 2011, 08:03:48 AM

Up since May 2009, no less!  Wow, RPGFan must have gotten a really early copy.
2659  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: George Hotz (geohot) VS Sony. on: June 15, 2011, 06:53:03 AM
Anonymous at least pretended to have a cause.  These LulzSec guys are just assholes.
2660  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Next Vanillaware Title to be Grand Knight History on: June 15, 2011, 05:50:23 AM
Yeah, I remember buying VC2 at Gamestop (and this was almost a year ago).  They had it but only behind the counter and you had to specifically ask for it.  They still had a small section for used PSP games but there was literally zero space dedicated to new PSP games.  And people wonder why the games don't sell...

I am really hoping that the Vita does well here and we might get Vita versions of some of the PSP games we're missing.  The PSP lineup in Japan is looking stronger than ever.
2661  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 14, 2011, 05:52:28 PM
There is absolutely no belief system associated with being an atheist. It is the rejection of god and other supernatural beliefs, but it makes no claims of it's own.  Of course it is often associated with scientific theories like evolution, but that is because they logically complement each other.  It is not a requirement.  There were atheists before Darwin.

This is why we find your position to be incomprehensible, Jubby.  You seem to be using some narrow strawman definition of atheism to claim it's not you while describing something that sounds...an awful lot like atheism.  Maybe you don't like the label.  A lot of people don't like labels.  But if we let everyone redefine words to their whims then nobody would have any idea what anyone else was saying.
2662  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 14, 2011, 10:24:05 AM
Man I am so drugged up right now I can't hardly think straight.  But not in pain!
2663  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 14, 2011, 04:26:59 AM
Here's a haps update:

In the hospital with crippling back pain.  I can't even stand up.  I suspect it's a herniated disc.  Would love to tell you what the doctor thinks but I've been here for over three hours and haven't seen a doctor yet...yeah, it's late but I've been on a night shift for the last week and I'm in pain so I am as awake as I get.   Have absolutely nothing to do except stare at the ceiling and think about how much pain I'm in or play with my cell phone that's going to run out of battery soon.

Oh, I was supposed to fly back home at 8:15am this morning.  That ain't happening...   
2664  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Next Vanillaware Title to be Grand Knight History on: June 13, 2011, 11:55:08 PM
Forget this game and VC3 (and Growlanser, hahahahahaha...oh wait, you were serious...), we might not even get Type-0.  The PSP is officially dead in the west...
2665  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Next Vanillaware Title to be Grand Knight History on: June 13, 2011, 06:02:20 PM
Only having the Vita memory card version at retail might make sense, but even if they go that route there is no reason not to have it on the PSN.  Especially since all Vita games are supposed to have PSN versions.
2666  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 3 Confirmed for The PSP on: June 13, 2011, 04:31:20 AM
psp was fairly resistant until the ps3 got hacked.

Um...what?  The PSP has had piracy problems almost since its release.  And what does the PS3 have to do with the PSP here?
2667  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 13, 2011, 03:01:40 AM
going to get myself banned now ok nice meeting you bye

If Jubby is still around then I'm sure you'll do fine.
2668  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 11, 2011, 09:02:44 PM
Antidepressants and the like are massively overprescribed and given to a lot of people who don't really need them.  Often with negative side effects.  However that doesn't mean that there aren't people out there who really do need them.
2669  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, Spring 2012 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: June 11, 2011, 07:35:01 PM
I like how "Elf" and "Dwarf" are classes, lol.

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic but I do like this.  It adds to the whole old-school fantasy vibe.  After all, that is how things were in 1st edition.
2670  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 3 Confirmed for The PSP on: June 11, 2011, 07:27:16 PM
Time to go bomb Sega to hell.

They could at least bring this out to the States and then we can bomb Sega to hell...

So we're bombing either way?
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