It’s obvious that the PS Vita hasn’t been the hit follow up to the PlayStation Portable that Sony envisioned it to be. Nonetheless, the company put out a host of stellar titles such as Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush, Soul Sacrifice, and Killzone: Mercenary to name a few.
If you were expecting more first-party games, that is, games developed by Sony for the PS Vita, think again. Speaking to Japanese site 4Gamer (translated by Dual Shockers, Sony Computer Entertainment Senior Vice President Masayasu Ito confirmed that all of Sony’s game studios are completely focused on the PS4.
“Currently, first party studios have no titles in development for PS Vita. Since third parties are working very hard on PS Vita, SCE’s own strategy is to focus on PS4, which is a new platform.” Personally, I love my PS Vita, but it’s hard to contest that the strategy of focusing on PS4 to solidify its position further in the market is a sound one. Luckily, third party developers keep delivering for Sony’s portable, and hopefully we’ll see more of the many Japanese PS Vita games localised to quench that thirst.