While at the moment the PS Vita holds no threat against the 3DS or Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto couldn’t help but comment on the Sony handheld. Often relating the Vita to the 3DS, Miyamoto notes the lack of titles available at the 3DS’ launch and the challenges it presented the system. Stating that the 3DS was lacking titles at launch which ultimately held back the system, he finds that the Vita is in the same boat and is need of more games to do well in the market.
“[The PS Vita is] obviously a very hi-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.”
“When we launched the 3DS hardware we didn’t have Super Mario 3D Land, we didn’t have Mario Kart 7, we didn’t have Kid Icarus: Uprising, we were striving to have all of these ready for the launch, but we weren’t able to deliver them at that time. We were kind of hoping that people would, nevertheless, buy into the product, find 3DS hardware promising, but looking back we have to say we realise the key software was missing when we launched the hardware.”