The Mario creator criticises the combination of software and hardware.
Sony's PlayStation Vita isn't a "very strong product," legendary Nintendo video games creator Shigeru Miyamoto has told EDGE magazine.
Asked what he thought of the handheld, Miyamoto said: "I think I really can't say."
However, he went go on to offer a rather damning critique.
"It's obviously a very hi-spec machine and you can do lots of things with it, but I don't really see the combination of software and hardware that really makes a very strong product," said Miyamoto. "But I can't really say"
He concluded: "I'm not looking at Vita as happy that it's not selling well, or scared that it would sell well - I'm not looking at Vita that way."
Miyamoto certainly said a lot given that he "really can't say". Sadly for Sony, it's an opinion many gamers will share - since launch there simply hasn't been a strong enough line-up of software to maintain interest in the handheld.