Wedbush Securities analyst and gaming industry predictor, Michael Pachter, has made another bold claim that we’re unsure if is right or not. Pachter believes that Sony’s PlayStation Vita is now officially dead in the water and that the PlayStation 4 can’t save it.
“I think if they made the PS Vita in different colors it wouldn’t sell more, says Pachter. “The only thing that’s going to sell more Vitas is compelling software. God, I shudder to tell you how many units of Vita were sold this month, but the answer is ‘not very many’. The Vita is dead, it’s over. It’s a really great device that nobody thinks they need so no one’s buying it – it is really slick, if you get one you will like it,” states Pachter on his show, Pach-Attack.
Remote Play on the PS4 system fully unlocks the PlayStation Vita system’s potential, making it the ultimate companion device. With the PS Vita system, gamers will be able to seamlessly play a range of PS4 titles on the beautiful 5-inch display over Wi-Fi access points in a local area network.”
It’s hard to say if Pachter is right or not. Many are willing to take the plunge on the Vita if Sony announces a PlayStation 4 + PlayStation Vita bundle at $499 this Holiday season. In fact, it would be a very good deal for gamers. It would also help Sony put the Vita in enough hands to matter which may result in developers supporting the device at a much more respectable level.
What do you guys think? Do you think the Vita is dead already?