As anyone in the industry can probably tell you, the Nintendo 3DS has demolished Sony’s PSVita, at least if ThoseGamers looks at sales figures. The 3DS has sold over 50 million units whereas the PSVita trails behind with a meager 12 million. The 3DS is clearly the handheld with the larger life expectancy and install base, ensuring there will be no shortage of first and third party games for prospective buyers. Afterall, Sony has stopped supporting the Vita with first party titles.
With that in mind, why would anyone buy a Vita when the 3DS exists? On the surface, that seems like a legitimate question. The PSVita has been all but condemned by the mainstream gaming press and fanfare for Sony’s little handheld is relegated to forum posts and lesser known publications and YouTuber’s. Appreciation of the Vita comes down to a very specific audience.