People often get on Pachter's case around these parts, as fans continue to wonder why we bother to follow his words more so than any other analyst. He is an openly biased Nintendo hater right? Well, he sort of takes his shots at Sony though in a different light. The question posed is why Microsoft isn't trying to get in on the handheld market and the initial reasoning isn't too terrible. The market does suck - it sucks in terms of the fact it is essentially dominated by one platform and it's hard to get in on that territory. It's a big investment into something that will probably fail because it needs an install base to get games, and it needs games to get an install base.
He goes on to talk about how the Vita itself is a complete joke. Not that it sucks (it is actually a pretty nice piece of hardware), but he admits that it just does "too much". Almost as if it's "too good". There is a point to be had in that. He actually has some nice things to say on top of this about used game sales. I know I know... it's Michael Pachter and to even utter his name brings along anger, but at least he makes some sense here while not directly throwing Nintendo under the bus