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The PlayStation Vita has been kicking around since early 2012. Since then there has be a decent amount of games developed for it by different companies. It wasn’t until recently however that Sony announced it has no games in development for its own mobile gaming platform.
In an interview with 4Gamer, Sony Senior Vice President Masayasu Ito spoke about the situation. The interview was on 4Gamer’s Japanese site and was translated by Dualshockers. Ito stated, “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.”
Thankfully he says the word “currently” in his response so this could mean that Sony‘s first party developers could return to Vita development in the future. For now at least, we will have to rely on third-party companies to make games for Sony‘s flagship mobile platform.
Ito also said in the interview, “At the beginning the PS Vita did not resonate with age targets under 20, but now the situation is changing and the popularity with younger demographics is increasing. Minecraft: PS Vita Edition has provided a boost.
“In addition to that, a variety of third-party games [are] also planned for the future, and in order to further accelerate that flow, we decided to release new colors for the PS Vita this fall.”
Sony announced on the official PlayStation blog that the PS Vita would be getting a new color on August 31. This new aqua blue system will be a GameStop exclusive, but hopefully there will be more to com in the future.
It makes sense that Sony would want to work more with the PS4 than the Vita now given its current lead over the Xbox One, they surely want to keep it that way. But with their focus being pointed this way, hopefully the Vita doesn’t fall off the map.