"With the official confirmation that Sony will be cutting back its first-party support of the PlayStation Vita, owners of the handheld must deal with the realization that they own the PlayStation equivalent of the Wii U’s GamePad, but with the added ability to play indie games and the occasional third-party port on the go. Really, we should have seen this news coming sooner. The Vita never really got a good start out of the gates and, looking back, seemed doomed to fail from its very beginning.
But why? Why did the PlayStation Vita, a portable console that has seen some truly spectacular games, fail? How could a portable gaming system with such power and promise fail to catch on and give Nintendo and the 3DS a little competition?" - Travis Tucker