Back in the day — before the Vita was released — there were many interesting comments from Sony about the 3DS that would propel equally-interesting discussions on the blog. After the release though, the comments dried up, so it was nice to see Jim Ryan of Sony Europe share his thoughts about the competitive space:
I think the gaming offerings [of 3DS and Vita] are so different right now that I think there’s plenty of space for both systems to live side by side quite happily. (Nintendo) is always a competitor. I think over time that the PlayStation Vita will – like all consoles to – skew to a younger demographic, so there will be some collision there.
But I do disagree. There isn’t enough space, and that’s the trouble that Sony faces. If there was space, the sales of both systems wouldn’t be so far apart. There’s a lot that makes the Vita a worthwhile system, but for the moment at least, people are choosing the 3DS.