The PS Vita struggled all year. Hell, it's still struggling. But if there's one ray of hope for its future, its PlayStation cross-buy. Sony's cross-buy program lets you get two copies of a game—one for Vita and one for PS3—for the price of a single game.
Cross-buy is exactly what we had hoped would happen when Sony's portable systems began really catching up with consoles. The Vita is powerful enough that games released on both it and the PS3 have become pretty dang similar. We were worried that we'd have to buy two copies of games like Sound Shapes and PlayStation All-Stars, but Sony came through and took a step in the right direction for the industry.