The PlayStation Vita launched in Japan, and several outlets have started reviewing its games and features. So far, there has been some considerable praise heaped on the handheld, but critical reception and sales are two very different things. According to Forbes, Sony will be in big trouble if the Vita's sales are any indication.
During its first week, the Vita managed to turn out 320,000 units. The second week was a bit less stellar, with 72,000 units being sold. Both of these figures are lower than the 3DS's initial sales, which consisted of 370,000 units in its first week, and 210,000 in during its second week.
Of course, the 3DS did manage to deliver more sales after Nintendo cut the system's price. And then there are those awesome games such as Ocarina of Time 3D, Mario Kart 7, Cave Story 3D, and Super Mario 3D Land, which all helped spark interest in the dual screen handheld.
So what does Sony need to do to increase Vita sales? Forbes seems to think that cutting the price on the new handheld will yield positive results for Sony. Unitl then, the company may be in "big trouble." Well, that's according to Forbes, anyway.
Personally, I probably won't be picking up a Vita until its price goes down, but that's just me. This could just be another 3DS-like case, where consumers need to see more potentially awesome games launch for the platform throughout the year (in addition to the already-sweet Vita lineup). Then again, could a price cut be the necessary step to ensure more gamers purchase the Vita?