Shigeru Miyamoto Knows What's Wrong With The PlayStation Vita

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]


    Just go inside the link to read the whole thing, Luke just likes making his stories walls of quotes.

      Cheesus do you just click on every article of Luke's just to diss it? I think it's getting a bit silly now, surely you have something better to do with your time?

        Nope, I actually do not.

          Dude, just go away. And work on your own journalism before you criticize others. Noobs like you are destroying the comments section. None of this happens on Kotaku US.

            Thats because everyone on Kotaku US are mindless sheep that lap up all of Luke's Copypasta.

      Free blog that you are under no obligation to read posts stories you don't like. Feel free to act like a dick while everyone stands about looking embarrassed for you.

        I agree with Cheesus. Luke needs to improve or fuck off.

        Also, I'll invoke Ebert's law here, I am no journalist but I do know what is shit and what is not shit journalism even though I'm not a journalist myself.

          Quoting is alright. But a bit more opinion would really balance things out a little.

    what a surprise, nintendo talks smack about a playstation product.

    This is a blog. Blogs link you other things they think you might be interested in. The US Kotaku people have to churn things out on a schedule. One US editor doing a story that's "walls of quotes" leaves the way clear for other editors (including the AU ones) to write articles that seem more in keeping with what you consider "journalism".

    There's no need to make snarky comments, in doing so you just seem worse than the articles you're complaining about.

    "In other words, it’s the Vita’s lack of new games since launch that’s got it languishing."

    Get the thesaurus out for that one? I think Miyamoto said it better. :D

    I dont have a problem with these shorter articles, sometimes I like a punchy little story to fill a couple of minutes inbetween work.

    But I dont know why the same story gets posted twice

    Um this story was posted on Kotaku 2 days ago...

    Also, it was written better.

      Heh :P

        Win, this pretty much proves that Luke is a douche that can't even write new material.

          You know, at least I can filter out Kotaku US articles if I want to. If only I can filter out sh1t, trolly comments like this.

    The one and only thing I'm dissapointed in is that the Vita doesnt have any vibration. Other than that, I love mine :D

    Im not buying one till it plays videos off webpages or youtube. i mean wtf sony, WTF is wrong with you?!

    As usual, I'm just waiting for games I want to come out on it.

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