Not many will argue if you say that the Playstation Vita is a total failure. While some have their suspicions as to why that is, Sony has theirs too. Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment, stated during EGX 2015 that he believes the failure of the PS Vita is rooted in the success of the mobile gaming industry.
“People have mobile phones, it’s so easy to play on smartphones, and many of the games are free or free-to-start.” -Shuhei Yoshida
I think that Sony and Shuhei Yoshida don’t want to admit that the way they handled the PS Vita ruined the potential it had. With overpriced memory cards that were mandatory for most games as well as a lack of unique AAA titles, the PS Vita was destined for failure. I also think that the overwhelming success of the Nintendo 3DS also drew potential PS Vita customers away from the hardware as well. The Nintendo 3DS’s success also shows that portable console gaming hasn’t been killed off by smartphones yet and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon, which makes me question Shuhei Yoshida’s comments.
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