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PlayStation Vita is dead, it's over, says Pachter who believes PS4 Remote Play won't save Sony's handheld

12 August 2013

Wedbush Securities analyst and gaming industry Nostradamus Michael Pachter has delivered a damning verdict on the future of PlayStation Vita.

Speaking on his show, Pach-Attack, where he regularly delivers headline-grabbing insights, he’s predicted that Vita is already dead despite the fact that it was only released in 2012.

“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.”

Vita is a great piece of hardware with some impressive games but reports suggest that it hasn't sold as many units as expected and Pachter belives that even the compatibility with PS4 won’t save it. Sony thinks otherwise:

"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."

What’s your thoughts on the future of Vita? Do you agree with Pachter?


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