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Sony Having Difficult Time Getting Third Party Support For The PS Vita

#1StickMen1090Posted 8/8/2012 11:24:53 AM(edited)
As we approach the first anniversary of the PS Vita’s Japanese debut, worldwide sales of Sony’s flashy new portable system can be described as slow but steady.

Despite an initial offering of what has been described as one of the strongest software lineups for any piece of hardware, Sony is still finding it difficult to attract third party developers to the Vita.

“We’re having a more difficult time than we had anticipated in terms of getting support from third-party publishers, but that’s our job,” Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio President Shuhei Yoshida told PlayStation: The Official Magazine in a recent interview.

“We will continue to talk to development communities and publishing partners and tell them why Vita can provide a great experience for the IPs they have and I hope the Assassin’s Creed game will prove that.

The exploding popularity of mobile/ social sector has developers anxious to shift focus to that growing market, according to Yoshida. However, he still believes Sony can attract small, independent studios with the Vita and PS Mobile.

http://thesilentchief.com/2012/08/08/sony-having-difficult-time-getting-third-party-support-for-the-ps-vita/
#2SagadegoPosted 8/8/2012 11:25:34 AM(edited)
oh boy this will be a fun topic.
#3hustlin_pimpstePosted 8/8/2012 11:25:08 AM
Wow, they really are counting on AC3, aren't they? God, watch Ubisoft troll Sony and pull out last minute .....
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#4S1nharvestPosted 8/8/2012 11:27:42 AM
Lmao, really, they want to see how AC 3 is going to do with it's tiny install base?
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#5Lord_VishanaPosted 8/8/2012 11:31:57 AM
Eeek...

Now this is disconcerting. Really hope the Vita can obtain the third party support it deserves.
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#6TinyTim123Posted 8/8/2012 11:33:37 AM
I don't know though. When I compare my 3DS collection versus my Vita collection, and even games I am looking forward to buying for the Vita, of my 7 3DS games four are put out by Nintendo, two by Capcom, and one Square Enix.
On the Vita side, I have and want nothing by Sony. It's all third party over here. I may eventually try out Uncharted, but I am more a fan of watching people play Assassin's Creed, rather than play myself, and that is not going to be a thing on a portable device.

On a side note, every time someone says AC, I keep hoping it is going to be Armored Core.

My point being, if things keep up this way, Sony fails to keep third party support, it's gonna lose my support too. =\
I really want my shiny Vita to stick around.
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#7alamazing1234Posted 8/8/2012 11:38:33 AM
But I thought sales didn't matter?
#8Lord_VishanaPosted 8/8/2012 11:41:05 AM
alamazing1234 posted...
But I thought sales didn't matter?


To some people they don't matter, while they are entitled to that opinion. In reality, sales do matter
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#10quickposterPosted 8/8/2012 11:42:39 AM
They aren't even counting on Call of Duty? I don't believe they are leaving it to Ubisoft. I know not having Treyarch develop the Vita version may prove problematic but to not even mention it?

If AC tanks, Vita tanks with it.