In a recent interview with Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, he criticized Sony’s recent handheld the Playstation Vita. While he believes that the the overall tech in the Vita is great, he has no confidence in the game line-up. While he didn’t simply bash the Vita as a whole like he could have, that didn’t stop him from at least taking a few jabs at the Vita.
“It’s obviously a very hi-spec machine, and you can do lots of things with it,” commented Miyamoto “but I don’t really see the combination of software and hardware that really makes a very strong product.” Beyond this, he went on to say that even the 3DS didn’t have the best game line-up at first. At launch, the 3DS lacked three rather popular titles that it has now being Kid Icarus: Uprising, Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7. At Nintendo, they had originally desired to have these three games available at launch, but it simply didn’t work out as planned.
“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.” When the 3DS had originally launched, it retailed at the same price as the Playstation Vita’s Wifi version currently is, but that surely changed. It seems that many are hoping that Sony will do a similar price cut of some sort for the Vita, come E3. A big concern of many seamlessly being the price of the Vita, not to mention the proprietary Vita cards, but a price cut could certainly change opinions like that of the 3DS.
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