Playstation Vita- Sony’s worst game system ever?

The PlayStation Vita is game system that many people have seemed to have forgot about over the past few years. Sony’s second handheld game system which came out between Q4 2011-Q1 2012 was one that had a ton of potential but ultimately flopped in terms of sales and commercial success. Compared to the PSP which came out in early 2005 the PlayStation Vita was a failure and only managed to reach roughly around 10 million in terms of worldwide sales. The PlayStation Vita was a game system that lacked strong titles would appeal to casual gamers in comparison to the PlayStation 3. There were countless games that were featured on the PlayStation 3 that was never ported to the PS Vita including Grand Theft Auto V, Gran Turismo 5 & 6, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and many more. It should also be noted that the PlayStation Vita was up against the Nintendo DS & 3DS from the mid 00’s until the mid 10’s which were among best handheld devices the company had ever produced. While the PlayStation Vita did have games like Persona 4: Golden, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified; the highest selling video game on the Vita had reached over 1.4 million in sales which considered to be pretty low in this day and age. Even though, the PlayStation Vita was more superior than its predecessor in terms of quality there hardly any blockbuster titles worth purchasing the game system for during the early 10’s. Unfortunately, for Sony the PlayStation Vita was overshadowed by the likes of the Nintendo Wii along with the Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One during a the majority of the 10’s decade. Also, the 10’s decade saw a dramatic increase of PC users as it relates to gaming mainly because how popular Steam had become over the past few several years along with it being a general preference for most people. While the PlayStation Vita itself was a pretty decent console it ended suffering in sales due to the changing landscape of gaming during the 2010’s.

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