In an interview with Edge, the man behind Mario expressed some doubts about Sony's new handheld.
Now keep in mind, Miyamoto is nothing but complimentary about what the Vita has going on under the hood, but when it comes to the launch software lineup of titles, Miyamto says "I don't really see the combination of software and hardware that really makes a very strong product."
While the excerpt from the Edge piece, part of a larger feature in an upcoming issue, seems like a major dig at Sony, Miyamoto seems to be offering some friendly advice to the competition, citing Nintendo's own problems moving hardware during the 3DS launch window. "When we launched the 3DS hardware we didn't have Super Mario 3D Land, we didn't have Mario Kart 7, we didn't have Kid Icarus: Uprising," Miyamoto says.
Right now the PlayStation Vita is struggling in Japan, falling behind not only the 3DS, but the half-decade-old PSP. One of the criticisms about the Vita's launch there was its reliance on Western-friendly IP like Uncharted and Wipeout, without the benefit of unit shifters like Monster Hunter in the lineup. That, coupled with the steep hardware price have contributed to the software giant's recent financial woes.
[Source: Edge Online]
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