The lights are on
The Vita hasn't been an easy sell to third-party publishers, according to Sony. In a recent interview, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida spoke about the challenges the company has been dealing with in the handheld space.
"We're having a more difficult time than we had anticipated in terms of getting support from third-party publishers, but that's our job," Yoshida told PlayStation: The Official Magazine. "We will continue to talk to development communities and publishing partners and tell them why Vita can provide a great experience for the IPs they have."
Yoshida isn't about to get mired in the doom and gloom, however. He says he has high hopes for big-league franchises such as Assassin's Creed and Call of Duty on Vita.
Sony's share of the handheld market has decline slightly over the past year. The PSP and Vita combined sold 1.4 million units over 2012's first quarter, as opposed to 1.8 million units in the same time frame in 2011.
[Source: PlayStation: The Official Magazine, via CVG]
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Just wait for the games, Sony. Just wait for the games.
I really have no idea how developers see PSVita from a simple and flexibility standpoint. I bet it's the fact they believe is not going to fly high enough to make some serious profit.
price cut + good games = more sales
Since the Vita runs on an ARM processor you would think Pubs would be all over it. With all the new and powerful tablets coming out there seems to be a market for games based on the architecture. (please don't flame about tablets being touch screen, get a bluetooth controller)
The Vita is a great hardware,I wish more publisher support it. It is sad to see that the smartphone/Tablets hype are rendering the Vita totally invisible from the market.
Hey guys. I wanna say sorry for my kinda ignorant comments about the Vita earlier. I realized my mistake. The Vita is awesome and has alotta potential. Dragon's Crown is gonna be epic on it. Forgive me?