It looks like the PS Vita’s first year wasn’t as great as Sony had hoped it would be. Sony CEO Kaz Hirai recently stated in an interview that the Vita sales were on the “low end” of their expectations. This comes as a surprise to me, because the PS Vita had a great first library of games. From Uncharted: Golden Abyss, to Gravity Rush, and the recently released Persona 4 Golden. I know people constantly complains that the Vita has no games to play, which I didn’t understand at all last year. This year is different, the Vita’s release list is looking pretty barren. Hopefully they’ll announce some surprises for the system at their Destination Playstation Event, or at E3 2013.
Kaz Hirai also stated that Sony’s long term support is what is imperative to the Vita’s success. He’s looking to have the Vita around for at least 5-10 years. This was the same case with the PS3, it didn’t have any games at launch, but after awhile the system picked up a ton of steam. Nintendo went through the same dilemma with the Nintendo 3DS. The sales weren’t living up to their expectations, so they had to slash $100 bucks off the price tag to boost their sales. We’ll have to see if Sony we’ll do the same, or will they stick with their guns.