Great, just as I get myself a PS Vita, Sony decides to show little faith in the handheld system here in the West. In another case of ‘well if no-one’s buying the system, we’re not going to spend time developing for it,’ Sony has revealed that despite the Vita being a triple-A machine in Japan, the future remains unclear for the device here in the west, at least according to SCE president Andrew House.
I’m currently having a love affair with my Vita, since receiving it as a gift last week I haven’t touched our Xbox One, I’ve seldom played on my 3DS, and PC gaming, ain’t nobody got time for that. The Vita is a fantastic little machine that not only boasts AAA quality in the palm of your hands, is an awesome multimedia device to boot. So I find it a little disappointing to hear that Sony has no faith in the device here in the west.
“I certainly think you’ll still see Vita as a triple-A machine in Japan where it has a different function with the console dynamic of the marketplace,” said House in an interview with IGN. “That for me is a given.”
“It’s hard to say in terms of the other markets. I think Remote Play is still in its nascent stages, I think we need to have better understanding. We know a lot of players are embracing it and using it and seem to like the experience a lot, but necessarily that changes the dynamic. You know, if you can play your PlayStation 4 content at will on Vita, then does that obviate the necessity of having AAA content or not?”
As someone who doesn’t own a PlayStation Console, I’ve actually found the Vita to be a perfect standalone device, sure the ability to remote play bigger titles such as Uncharted on my Vita would be pretty cool, but I think ultimately it’s a perfectly good handheld on its own.
C’mon Sony, have a little faith.