The poor PlayStation Vita isn't looking too great at the moment, is it? After an enjoyable little launch, the handheld is now just treading water, and even Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto knows why.
After all, if anyone is going to know what makes for a poor handheld launch in the last few years, it's Shigeru Miyamoto.
"It's obviously a very hi-spec machine, and you can do lots of things with it," he told Edge magazine. "But I don't really see the combination of software and hardware that really makes a very strong product."
In other words, it's the Vita's lack of new games since launch that's got it languishing. Something the 3DS experienced this same time last year.
"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," he adds. "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."
And hey, look at the 3DS now. It's doing just fine. Hopefully we can say the same thing about the Vita this time next year.
Miyamoto: Vita needs games [Edge]