It seems like Sony is already giving up on the Vita. Of course sales are going to be low if they don't give consumers a good enough reason to own their product. Where are the games? What are they doing to rectify the issues they had selling the PSP to more people? Obviously their concern seems very slight, since they're releasing even fewer games for the Vita now than they had made available during the PSP's infancy. If Sony continues to sleep on the Vita, so will the rest of the public, and the early adopters will have undeservingly wasted their money.
Sony's strategy to release a high end gaming device from the onset is a mistake.
They should release an inferior device, price it high to rip off early adopters. Then drop the price shortly to capture the mass market. Next, release accessories for the inferior vita without a 2nd analog stick to garner more sales.
Lastly, release a superior version so those who already have the inferior version will buy it again (double sales) and those who have not, will be tempted to get the new and improved version.
Very snarky of you. I agree that these were poor decisions on Nintendo's part, but it must say SOMETHING that the 3DS is still resoundingly outselling the Vita despite all of that.