Surely I’m not the only person who has noticed that the PS Vita isn’t doing very well. In fact it’s doing very very poorly.
And as it turns out, we aren’t the only people who were surprised by the lack of games and the lack of units that are being shifted outside of japan, where it is selling rathter well.
The Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida had this to say on the matter.
“One thing that was surprising and disappointing to us was the [lower] number of third parties to come out [in support] after launch,” Yoshida told Gamasutra in an interview published today. “…In retrospect, there are so many options for publishers now that we cannot take it for granted that our new platform would be supported by third parties, like [it would've been] many years ago.
“We’ve been working harder with our third party relations department to secure more content for PS Vita,” he told Gamasutra. “…We are confident that we have the right hardware platform that we have with PS Vita.”
It must be noted though, that Shuhei is actually trying to get more devs on board so that he can get more games on the system, but with the absence of smash hit titles on launch, it looks unlikely that the Vita is going to be able to catch up and surpass the opposing Nintendo 3DS.
Time will tell if they can pull it of, with the upcoming games like Assassins Creed and Call of duty black ops, they may still be able to turn it around and pull out of the nose dive they are currently stuck in.