The system may be locked in a constant conflict with the bottom half of the Japanese hardware charts, but it turns out that local consumers want to love the PlayStation Vita after all. A recent Famitsu magazine survey discovered that more than 64 per cent of readers are eager to snap up the struggling hardware, a sample greater than the Nintendo 3DS’ second-placed 48 per cent.

According to the poll, just 34 per cent of respondents are interested in the recently released Wii U, while 25 per cent are still in the market for a PlayStation 3. Elsewhere, 11 per cent fancy an Xbox 360, while just 10 per cent want a PlayStation Portable.

It’s currently unclear how the results were obtained, so it’s worth taking the figures with a pinch of salt. Still, it at least proves that there’s an audience waiting to invest in the Vita, even if it's unclear what's holding them back. We've included the full list of desired hardware, according to Famitsu, in the space below.

1. PS Vita - 64%
2. 3DS - 48%
3. Wii U - 34%
4. PS3 - 25%
5. PC - 14%
6. Xbox 360 - 11%
7. Smartphone - 10%
8. PSP - 10%
9. Wii - 9%
10. iPad - 7%
11. DSi / DSiXL - 5%
12. iPhone - 5%
13. iPod Touch - 4%
14. Other - 2%

[via computerandvideogames.com]