Sony: Outside Japan, The Future of PS Vita is Cloudy

July 11, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Here's something we have known for awhile; outside of Japan it seems like Sony does not know what to do with the PS Vita. Speaking to IGN at the Develop conference in Brighton this week, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House admitted that fact.

"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," House told IGN at the Develop conference in Brighton this week. "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."

On the plus side, Sony says that healthy consumer demand has led to the new slim version of the PS Vita system selling out across major US retailer. Some of this might be attributed to the new Borderlands game being bundled with the system, though Sony has not released recent sales figures on the hand-held...

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Re: Sony: Outside Japan, The Future of PS Vita is Cloudy

Put a TV out on it already................


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Re: Sony: Outside Japan, The Future of PS Vita is Cloudy

I have no insight into the business side of the Vita at all, but what I can say is that I've seen some pretty pathetic Vita retail displays in recent months.

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Re: Sony: Outside Japan, The Future of PS Vita is Cloudy

Same. I actually went out to buy a Vita recently (after hearing about Tales of Hearts coming for it), and both places I checked had exactly one Vita available to buy, and only the Borderlands bundle.

 
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