Hirai On Vita: It'll Take "5-10 Years" To Know If It's Successful
PlayStation Vita sales have been slow but Sony doesn't appear to be too concerned.
That being said, various company executives have admitted that the numbers are lower than anticipated, which is a little worrisome. On top of which, as we said, there appears to be very little in the way of future software.
But Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has once again stressed that the long-term outlook is what's important. According to a recent Wall Street Journal interview, Hirai first said that sales of their new portable are "on the low end of what we expected," while at the same saying it's far too early to judge. In fact, he said it'll take "5-10 years" to determine if the product is successful. Hirai also reminded us that he had to answer similar questions when the PlayStation 3 first launched; the PS3 is now past 70 million units.
As for the Vita, is has sold 2.2 million units worldwide since its launch and Sony remains optimistic that it will be a strong platform in the future. ...yeah, well, we're gonna need some games for that to happen.
1/8/2013 8:24:19 PM John Shepard