As we approach the first anniversary of the PS Vitas Japanese debut, worldwide sales of Sonys flashy new portable system can be described as slow but steady.
Despite an initial offering of what has been described as one of the strongest software lineups for any piece of hardware, Sony is still finding it difficult to attract third party developers to the Vita.
Were having a more difficult time than we had anticipated in terms of getting support from third-party publishers, but thats our job,Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida told PlayStation: The Official Magazine in a recent interview.
We will continue to talk to development communities and publishing partners and tell them why Vita can provide a great experience for the IPs they have and I hope the Assassins Creed game will prove that.
The exploding popularity of mobile/ social sector has developers anxious to shift focus to that growing market, according to Yoshida. However, he still believes Sony can attract small,independent studios with the Vita and PS Mobile.TheSilentChief
Let's couple this with exceedingly poor sales for the Vita- the Vita and PSP combined were handily outsold worldwide by the 3DS last quarter, and the 3DS has moved half of the Vita's total LTD in the last two weeks in Japan- and you know the system is in trouble.
Hopefully, now cows will admit all is not rosy in Vitaland. When even Yoshida is outright admitting third parties don't want to develop for the system, you know something must be wrong, very, very wrong.
And just for you video games journalism elitists, here's a link to IGN with the same Yoshida interview.