Sony has made it clear that they want to continue to support the PlayStation Vita. And despite the fact that very few games are even scheduled to release in 2013 thus far, Sony did make a point of mentioning their new handheld during February's PlayStation Meeting.
That is, of course, when the company announced their latest console, the PlayStation 4, which might encourage more consumers to pick up the Vita. PS3/Vita connectivity hasn't really been a huge selling point thus far, but perhaps Sony will do more with PS4/Vita functionality; enough to finally convince gamers to have both gaming machines.
Above all else, the Vita is a gaming machine, and a darn good one at that. It requires support the same way the PS4 does, but if the two simply get better when paired together, then everyone wins, right? There aren't just gaming-related reasons to have both the Vita and PS4, there are multimedia reasons, too. The bottom line is that if you're looking to the future and you want the best of the best, you might really want the Vita/PS4 combo. If you combine the most advanced on-the-go entertainment with the very best in home entertainment, you've got a potent duo. The only question might be whether or not consumers view each product as the best in their particular field. That's subjective, of course.
The mobile gaming explosion has hurt the Vita but hardcore gamers are still willing to pay for the utmost quality. Furthermore, connectivity is huge these days, and if there are multiple popular reasons for pairing the PS4 with the Vita, there's every chance that when the PS4 launches, Vita sales will rise accordingly. At least, one can only hope.