In an interview with GI.biz, Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) CEO Jack Tretton has defended sales of PlayStation Vita following widespread reports of it struggling in the marketplace.
"I think there's an acceptable number - and [the number] we've sold: That's acceptable. If it was triple that, I'd be happier. If it was one-third, I'd be disappointed,” he said.
Tretton also explained that the PS3 struggled in its early days and has since gone on to achieve profitability for Sony. As such, Tretton fully expects the PS Vita to follow in the PS3's footsteps in this respect.
He added: "Anything with great rewards is going to come with great challenges, We felt if the tech was there, and the game support was there, then the audience would be there. I feel much better about it now than I did four months ago."
This backing also comes after Sony didn't show much support for PS Vita at the company’s E3 conference back in June, where many thought the handheld would have a big presence.
Sony also earlier admitted that it was having a tough time convincing third party developers to support PS Vita, noting stiff competition from the likes of mobile/social games.