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Sony: Vita Hasn't 'Hit The Spot With Killer Software'

Jonathan Lester
PS Vita, PS Vita games, SCEE, Sony

Sony: Vita Hasn't 'Hit The Spot With Killer Software'

SCE UK chief Fergal Gara has admitted that the Vita's sofware library isn't as strong as it should be, but that great things are afoot "in the next few months."

"I think we haven’t quite hit the spot with the killer software just yet and I have every reason to think that will happen in the next few months," Gara told MCV, explaining that Sony plans to seriously up the ante. "We would love it to be selling more and we intend to make it sell more and help it sell a lot more. The feedback from many consumers who’ve got their hands on it is positive – so that’s a very good start."

Apparently Sony will be pushing for major third party support along with tapping their own stable of in-house studios.

"The key thing for the rest of the year is the key software drive for the console so as we look towards September, LittleBigPlanet, that really is taking the concept on another level because of the Vita functionality. And of course the other key big third party IPs – Call of Duty, FIFA, Assassin’s Creed – will do tremendous things for the Vita. So it’s our job now to take that strength of software and give people more reasons to buy."

Many Vita owners are concerned that very few major upcoming titles have been announced for the system, which is something Sony needs to rectify as soon as possible. We hope that Gamescom will herald a number of major reveals. The Vita's sales success is also somewhat in doubt, with Sony's latest financial statement suspiciously disguising the console's sales figures behind PSP numbers. As always, we'd love to get your take on the situation.

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MikeBeaver  Aug. 2, 2012 at 18:01

I don't care about LBP, Call of Duty or FIFA, i want some original games for my Vita that are worth playing, why is it so difficult for them to realise this.
most people have a home console, I don't want to be playing the same game but just on the bus, I want something that makes use of the unique hardware.

DivideByZero  Aug. 3, 2012 at 10:06

What's unique about it? It has a screen and a controller, same as every other gaming device.


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