After three months and a failed launch for the Vita of just 1.8 million units sold, Sony reduced that forecast to 12 million. This week, after yet another quarter of poor sales, the company has once again been forced to drop their fiscal year expectations, this time to 10 million units.
Overall, in the latest quarter, both handhelds combined for just 1.6 million sales.
Main rival Nintendo made a similar announcement last week, dropping its forecast for the 3DS handheld by 1 million units. However, the 3DS has been easily outselling the Vita and PSP since launch.
It appears that the world really has shifted to tablet and smartphone gaming, and its much cheaper alternatives ($0.99 anyone) to $40 games for dedicated handhelds like the Vita.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 4 Nov 2012 1:08