I have been thinking for quite some time why the Vita being the most powerful mobile device on the market isn't selling too much, and I think that it isn't that consumers don't like it or something, I think that the problem is the lack of information.
I remember that when I got my PSP, 3 years ago, I used to take piracy for granted, I actually thought that the games were free (12 year old) and the shopkeepers made it seem like that too, the shopkeepers would actually give you free games on memory sticks, so you would just pay for the memory stick not the games.
Last year, when I went to get my Vita, I got into an argument with the shop owner because he didn't know a thing about the Vita whereas I had done all my research. He tried to sell me a PS3 and then later a 3DS when I had clearly told him that I wanted that shiny new PSVita behind him. Anyway, my parents who were didn't want to have to buy me another gaming device asked him if you could buy and download games online because they didn't want me to get loads of game carts and then lose them and stuff (plus from experience, they fear that inserting and removing them too many times would break them) so the shop keeper said "NO!" he said that it couldn't download games. We travel alot so they asked him if the adapter was the kind that could take both 110v and 220v, he didn't know! he had to get it checked! Then because at that point my parents really started thinking that the Vita was a piece of crap so they asked him about it's features and all he said was "It is just another model of PSP, it doesn't do anything else special"!
He didn't know anything at all about the Vita. I somehow managed to convince my parents but the point is, how can someone whose business is to sell consoles and electronics not know about something that he is selling? Also, others whom I have met also don't have much knowledge about the Vita, a friend still hasn't been able t grasp the concept that the PSVita doesn't do piracy.
I think that the PSVita isn't selling well because of this lack of information, what do you guys think?