Michael Pachter says "it's over" for Sony's new portable.
So, if you could sit down with a group of Sony executives and you could mention just one thing they could do to save the Vita, what would it be?
This is assuming that only one thing could save the Vita, which probably isn't realistic. But this is just for the sake of argument and discussion: What would top your priority list? Would Sony have to drop the price? Would they have to focus on software? Do you think pushing integration and connectivity with the PlayStation 4 is the way to go? Perhaps the Vita could ride that tidal wave of hype for the PS4 to higher sales. That seems unlikely at this point but who knows?
It's important to note that the PSP had a pretty slow start, too. However, that system had its own identity; it excelled in the realm of RPGs, for example, and there were quite a few exclusive AAA titles. The Vita has very few; most of them came out within the first few months of its lifespan, and third-party support appears to have dwindled to nothing. Sony's first-party teams produce amazing stuff but without third-party assistance, the platform has no hope. And yet, we keep hearing from Sony that such support exists…it's just kinda hard to find from a gamer's perspective.
Or, maybe you'd sit there and just shrug your shoulders and go- "Yep, it's done. Nothing you can do now."