According to Sony’s new CEO on their earnings call, Kaz Hirai, Sony has sold 1.8 million PS Vita’s worldwide. While this might sound like an impressive number, this is in light of the fact that Sony has seen a slump in sales in most regions. Moreover, compare this number to Nintendo’s 3DS, which sold 10.5 million handhelds during the same period. A lot of their troubles could probably be attributed to the lack in solid games. Since it’s debut, there haven’t really been any compelling games. Both Hirai and Shigeru Miyamoto have stated that the PS Vita needs more software.
It’s obviously a very hi-spec machine, and you can do lots of things with it,” Miyamoto told Edge magazine. “But I don’t really see the combination of software and hardware that really makes a very strong product.
I don’t think it’s rocket science to figure out that the PS Vita really needs a game library lift in order to get its sales jumpstarted again.