Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto Doesn’t See Sony’s PS Vita as a ‘Strong Product’

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary developer who created Donkey Kong and Mario, doesn't seem to be too impressed with Sony's PS Vita hand-held. Miyamoto said that he doesn't think the hardware or the software for Sony's newest hand-held is very strong.

"It's obviously a very hi-spec machine, and you can do lots of things with it. But I don't really see the combination of software and hardware that really makes a very strong product," he told Edge at the Louvre museum in Paris, where Nintendo was promoting the 3DS-powered visitor's guide.

He added that the Vita needs more system selling games. Nintendo's 3DS suffered a similar problem when it launched in Japan and didn't really pick up steam until a price cut in August of last year.

"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 said. "We were striving to have all of these ready for the launch, but we weren't able to deliver them at that time. We were kind of hoping that people would, nevertheless, buy into the product, find 3DS hardware promising, but looking back we have to say we realize the key software was missing when we launched the hardware."

Source: GamesIndustry International

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