The hardware design & memory cards..... just wasnt up to par.
Sony messed up the hardware simple as that, it coulda been cheaper and used normal memory cards.
I dont think better software 1st party support would have done much for it.
Its a great little system for all the jrpgs it has though, and thats the niche that helped got it accross that 16m mark.
Yeah, the memory cards were bad. Still I think some more support should've helped the system.
It would have just been wasted effort...
its like the Wii U, bad choices where made, and the excution at start wasnt good enough.
Thats not to say they couldnt make a good Vita 2 (but I think they burnt the name) next time around (just learn from your mistakes).
A new PSP without all the silly stuff that drives up prices, and with normal memory cards supported (equal to or faster than a switch handheld in terms of power) and youd probably see success with it.