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Sony Unsure of the Future of the PS Vita in the West.

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.

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Sony never supported the Vita in the States. I don’t recall seeing a single commercial for it. Also, they sure haven’t given it much of a chance while realizing the stiff competition from 3DS and even from the PS4 and Xbox One. It hasn’t even been two years, has it? People have only so much money and gaming priorities take place. Personally, I think people do want to buy a PS Vita, but they have to buy other things first. And then there’s the games. Killzone: Mercenary was awesome, but they needed a Ratchet and Clank game, and a better… Read more »