Kazyharu Miura, Analyst at Japanese firm SMBC Nikko Securities has revealed some interesting forecasts for Sony’s PlayStation Vita, suggesting that the system will manage to shift 2.5 million units by the end of the current fiscal year in March 2012, while also suggesting that the company expects at least 7 million software sales in the same time period.
According to Miura [translated by Andriasang], these numbers will depend on the quality of the software that Sony manages to get out in time for release.
Elsewhere, Ace Securities analyst Hideki Yasuda expressed concerns, saying that developers may be finding it difficult to commit to the device, given its unproven hardware and the fact that its not yet known how it will perform in the public domain.
Interestingly it’s been revealed that Sony will lose around ¥5,000 per system at first, although this is expected to half by the fiscal year ending March 2013, at which point Miura expects the system to sell 8.5 million units hardware and 28 million units software.
Given that Sony seems to be doing all it can to get developer support for the device, aiming for a strong line up of games, with Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, Wipeout, Resistance and Disgaea, to name a few, it does seem that the electronics giant is on the right track. Will this be enough though? Personally we can’t wait to get our hands on Vita, but what about you? Do you think Sony can succeed?