Sony’s latest handheld the PS Vita was released in 2012 and is the successor to the PSP. PS Vita is experiencing stagnant sales and a lack of popularity in the market for portable gaming. This can be attributed to the rising popularity of gaming applications present on tablets and smartphones.
However, Sony dismisses these concerns about it’s handheld as Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, when speaking to GameSpot, said that it’s not over for the handheld and that there are a hundred games being developed for PS Vita.
His exact words were, “No, not at all. We’re still selling respectable quantities. We have a hundred games in development, and you might say, ‘Well yeah but they’re all indie games,’ but many of these games review very highly. Also the PS4’s Remote Play feature is something that is valued a lot.”
Regarding the current condition of the handheld market Jim Ryan further added, “There’s no disputing that it’s not the size it used to be. It’s a much smaller market than when the DS and PSP were in their glory days. But that market still does exist.” The market for handhelds may not be what it was, but Sony has given a reassurance to fans of it’s handheld that more games are on the way and that the PS Vita still has it’s head in the game.
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