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Sony says no Vita hardware shortages at launch

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 29 Oct 2011 6:45 User comments (14)

Sony says no Vita hardware shortages at launch Sony has "learned its lessons."
After having to put up with product shortages in the past, it would be no surprise if the launch of Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld console has marred by the same troubles. However, having learned the lessons of the past, Sony has taken steps to ensure that won't happen.

"We've increased production materially since E3," John Koller, Sony hardware marketing directory, told AllThingsD. "We learned our lesson to make sure you have enough product."

When asked about the level of concern at Sony about increasing competition from smartphones and tablets, as well as Nintendo's continued push of the 3DS handheld, Koller aid they aren't expecting it to be much of a problem.

?This is a larger game experience. We think we are insulated from the competition," Koller said. "We love mobile games. Mobile and tablets games are additive."

The PlayStation Vita will launch in Japan in December, followed by the U.S. and other areas on February 22, 2012.

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14 user comments

129.10.2011 7:19

no thanks ill buy wiiu even though confirmed wiiu comes out in june. im only saying this because it's true and no point of getting vita if sony keep on getting hacked.

229.10.2011 7:21

of course is not gonna be a shortage, because no one be getting it. well, i'm not anyways, just check out the latest psp, they didn't do so well did they


Being nice always has its own consequences

329.10.2011 8:54

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Sony has "learned its lessons."
No, they haven't.


429.10.2011 12:51

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No, they haven't.
Agreed, no changeable battery

529.10.2011 14:11

This thing will be about as popular as a prostate exam, of course there will not be a shortage.

630.10.2011 12:49

Originally posted by Mysttic:
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No, they haven't.
Agreed, no changeable battery
They are already blocking flash in the grand Apple tradition, while attacking the few loyal users they still have on the PS3. They have failed to get the casual market, and they continue to try to shed the hardcore market.


730.10.2011 14:17

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They are already blocking flash in the grand Apple tradition, while attacking the few loyal users they still have on the PS3. They have failed to get the casual market, and they continue to try to shed the hardcore market.
Let em I say, it's only going to hurt themselves. If Sony does flop to the point out of getting out of gaming, I wouldn't be surprised if another corporation tries a stab at it. Hell I kind of surprised Samsung hasn't.

830.10.2011 18:10

looking forward to it sounds great looks great I no Europe will be all over this.

930.10.2011 18:15

Originally posted by xaznboitx:
no thanks ill buy wiiu even though confirmed wiiu comes out in june. im only saying this because it's true and no point of getting vita if sony keep on getting hacked.
the wii U might not be out till 2013 they are showing the final version at E3 2012. they got hacked once? not sure were the keep on getting hacked is coming from.
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1030.10.2011 19:38

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they got hacked once? not sure were the keep on getting hacked is coming from.
Sony got hacked more than once lol. If you count all their divisions as a separate hack it = about 10. If counting only one associated with PSN they got hacked twice that they announced, possibly more that they haven't announced. Once during the fiasco that got them all the lawsuits, and once shortly after they were back up for the first time under a new Security Chief Officer tho I don't even think they were down for a full day.
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1131.10.2011 1:51

Mysttic it went down once PSN not sure where you got the other hack story from that is rubbish. the only other times PSN was down was for maintenance it gets announced days before.

Sony will go out of gaming? think it would take a hell of a lot for a brand as big as playstation to crash.

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121.11.2011 5:45

The PSN has had three very notable attacks. First there was the ddos attack that shouldn't have been an issue except they didn't have proper equipment in place, the second was the big one where lots of data got stolen and the network was down for a long time due to several well known security holes, the third was more recent, where only 90,000 accounts were compromised...some say this wasn't the fault of Sony, but the fact that millions of failed logins from the same pool of IP addresses went ignored was a huge oversight.



131.11.2011 19:00

KillerBug PSN going down was once. again loads of sites crash on ddos attack it the easiest to do to any site you just flood it. the 90,000 accounts can happen on any site it was a password hack I think.
how was it ignored when they told everyone straight away?

144.11.2011 2:25

Originally posted by brockie:
KillerBug PSN going down was once. again loads of sites crash on ddos attack it the easiest to do to any site you just flood it. the 90,000 accounts can happen on any site it was a password hack I think.
how was it ignored when they told everyone straight away?
ddos attacks can happen to anyone, but they are only successful if proper filtering hardware is not in place...Microsoft already had hardware filters, Sony has them now but did not have them then. Technically the PSN didn't go down that time, but it was unusable for a week, so it might as well have gone down.

The 90,000 was a password hack, using a pool of millions of user name/password combinations...when you get tens of thousands of failed logins from a single IP address and you don't block that IP address, you are not paying attention. Actually, the hardware they bought to deal with the ddos attacks would have prevented this, if they had bothered to set it up correctly.


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