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.