Even though Sony says they'll stick with the PlayStation Vita and continue to push it into the next generation, one analyst believes the portable's time is unfortunately limited.
Cowen & Company analyst Doug Creutz says he believes the Vita is "sinking" and that integration with the PlayStation 4 won't be enough. The only thing that might save it is a "new form factor or lower pricing." Said Creutz:
"We do not think that integration with the PS4 will be sufficient to drive an uptick in sales for the device. Thus, we would not be surprised to see Sony try a soft relaunch of the device beginning at E3, potentially including a different form factor and/or lower pricing."
It was recently revealed that all PS4 developers must include Remote Play for the Vita , but Creutz obviously doesn't think that'll turn the tide. As for the near future, Sony anticipates selling 5 million combined PSP and Vtia units in the coming year. Hopefully, upcoming titles like Killzone: Mercenary and Media Molecule's Tearaway will help as well.
But above all else, it may need a price cut.