Fans of Sony’s underdog handheld hardware, the PS Vita received another crippling blow today with Shuhei Yoshida swiftly dismissing any plans for a successor. The Worldwide Studios Chief of Sony Computer Entertainment claimed in a panel at EGX 2015 that “the climate is not healthy” for a successor.
He went on to state that the market is shifting more to mobile gaming, particularly with the rising availability and prevalence of smartphones. The fledgling sales of the Vita system and software in all regions outside of Japan have made it the clear underdog in the handheld market. Following a rather lacklustre appearance at E3 this year, and with very few titles on the horizon outside of niche or indie games, support for the Vita seems to be slowing down.
I guess for those of us without a Vita system still have the PlayStation TV for all of our Vita-exclusive needs, right?