Legendary Nintendo developer, Shigeru Miyamoto, recently chimed in on the competition’s newly released PlayStation Vita. In a recent interview with Edge Magazine, the creator of the Super Mario Bros. franchise explains why the PS Vita is off to a rough start.
“It’s obviously a very high-spec machine and you can do lots of things with it, but I don’t really see the combination of software and hardware that really makes a very strong product. But I can’t really say. I’m not looking at the Vita as happy that it’s not selling well, or scared that it would sell well.”
“I don’t really see the combination of software and hardware that really makes a very strong product,” says Miyamoto
More recently, Mortal Kombat was released on the handheld. A great game, definitely not a system seller though. Many are still calling for Sony to slash the price of the PS Vita, to get the same effect on sales as Nintendo did with the 3DS. A preemptive measure that alongside with some major first party release, bolstered sales for the system for the all-important holiday season.