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Sony's Yoshida Disappointed By Low Third-Party Vita Support

Matt Gardner
Playstation Vita, Shuhei Yoshida, Sony, Third-Party

Sony's Yoshida Disappointed By Low Third-Party Vita Support

Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has expressed some disappointment over the rather low level of support that the Playstation Vita has received from Sony's third-party partners.

"One thing that was surprising and disappointing to us was the [lower] number of third parties to come out [in support] after launch," Yoshida told Gamasutra.

"In retrospect, there are so many options for publishers now that we cannot take it for granted that our new platform would be supported by third parties, like [it would've been] many years ago."

Though Sony went on a huge developer push to gain support for the platform, publishers have been far from easy to convince, particularly as many of them already have departments dealing in mobile gaming across platforms such as Android and iOS.

"There are limited resources that third party publishers have, and they have to diversify into new areas constantly; that's a challenge to get the support that we want. We've been working harder with our third party relations department to secure more content for PS Vita, we are confident that we have the right hardware platform that we have with PS Vita."

Yoshida's comments were further supplemented by Sony UK head honcho, Fergal Gara, suggesting at EGX last weekend that a Vita price cut was almost certainly on the cards for next year.


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