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In a recent interview with Gamastura, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida was about as candid as you could expect an executive to be about Vita's disappointing sales.
There are the expected quotes from Yoshida in the interview like, "PS Vita is the best hardware to bring a very immersive game experience onto portable," but he also talks about the lack of third party developer support for the handheld that's struggling to find a foothold. "One thing that was surprising and disappointing to us was the [lower] number of third parties to come out [in support] after launch," said Yoshida.
In regards to fixing the problem and bringing in more developers Yoshida said, "We've been working harder with our third party relations department to secure more content for PS Vita. We are confident that we have the right hardware platform that we have with PS Vita."
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Yeah, I see nothing appealing to me except for the new Silent Hill...just because some of the soundtrack for that game is awesome. Other than that, nope.
As someone that does not play handhelds maybe I am missing something but, it seems like even Nintendos handhelds are driven by first party titles. I know there are good 3rd party titles..but it seems like most of the must haves are from Nintendo themselves.
It is somewhat humorous though. If devs/publishers felt there was money to be made on the Vita they would make games. It not like game companies turn down ways to make money.
ill still get a vita but lets just hope they make some better games for it. Im counting on you sony
I have a vita and I gotta say, I'm pretty disappointed. The vita have had absolutely no games on there during the summer. The only game that was kinda good was gravity rush. But the thing is Sony has put themselves in the same boat as nintendo did when the 3ds was first announced. The only differenceis that for the first half of the year, it was all Nintendo making 3ds games to show consumers what the 3ds can actually do. When dele operas saw what happened to the 3ds during the holiday season, they jumped on it because of what Nintendo did. Listen, of Sony want to go get some third party support, then make some games yourself to show what the vita can actually do. I want to play unique games on the vita, not games that I could just play on the ps3!