Sony's revealed that it only expects to sell 5 million units of PS Vita/PSP over the next year.
In comparison, Nintendo hopes to sell around 18 million 3DS systems, which is quite a difference. This has got us thinking that perhaps Sony has lost faith in its own handheld. Which in turn also has us thinking that we may not be seeing too many new first party titles for the PS Vita over the next year as the company turns its attention to the PS4.
On the bright side, the PS4 could very well help the Vita, since Gaikai's cloud services will allow you to stream PS4 games on to your Vita, something which could appeal to quite a few owners of the handheld. Although is it enough to capture more sales?
In Vita's defence, it does have some fantastic titles in its already bursting catalogue already and although most of these are indie titles, they are of very high quality. It does seem like Sony is using Vita as an indie platform recently, although it's 'AAA' titles which sell games and Sony knows this, but will it do anything about it?
From whatever angle you look at it, unfortunately it does seem like the PS Vita is in trouble, although it only takes a big title to turn things around. But will this happen?