At this point, most people who following the gaming industry know that Sony‘s new handheld, the PlayStation Vita, hasn’t been selling very well. It had a rather quiet launch in Japan back in December, and hasn’t fared much better here in North America. This past week, though, sales of the Vita hit a record low in Japan, with only 8,931 units moved. U.S sales are expected to be around 125,000 units, but that is still significantly below the initial expectations. In a world dominated by smartphones and tablets, Sony hasn’t been doing much to prove that the Vita is a system you need to purchase. Unless they turn that around, it’s unlikely that sales of the device are going to improve anytime soon. A few new releases wouldn’t hurt, either.