I am not big into handheld gaming and I never will be. I was impressed with the PlayStation Vita and I remain impressed with its capability, but it doesn't play a huge role in my gaming habits.
Therefore, trust me when I say that I have no ulterior motive for telling people to keep their big yaps shut if they want to keep bashing Sony's portable. The headlines are predictable, boring, and almost entirely meaningless given the fact that we've got a long way to go.
Constant negative press is irritating, especially when most of it is baseless. Remember the PSP? That was being called a "failure," which, based on the numbers over the past few years, is beyond inaccurate; it's just an utterly ridiculous label. It was certainly eclipsed by the DS but then again, what the hell wasn't? The PSP was a very popular unit and did quite well in its own right and yet, if you ask the general public, many are going to say it was disappointing. "Failure" is definitely a word you'll hear, as insane as that is.
And it seems the haters are getting a head start on the new portable. I'm sure it could use more software, and I'm sure it could be cheaper. I'm sure Sony could improve on a lot concerning that device. Sales haven't been exactly brisk, either. But tons of opinions and editorials from random sources, all with biting, negative headlines, just isn't doing anyone any good. Gamers are the most impatient humans alive, it seems; if the piece of hardware isn't the greatest thing imaginable out of the gate, it's condemned to months – even years – of bashing.
I know that consumers should say their piece and tell Sony exactly what they want. I get that. But at this point, it has all been said a hundred times over. You can stop now. So if you don't have anything nice to say about the Vita – which almost never happens these days – than just zip it. We're all bored with the "Vita sucks," "Vita is dead," "I hate the Vita" headlines.