Sony States the Climate is “Not Healthy” for a new Handheld

By Reginald Perodin – 26th September 2015
Sony States the Climate is “Not Healthy” for a new Handheld

During the developer session at EGX 2015, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, implied that there wouldn’t be a successor to the PlayStation Vita anytime soon.

When asked about the prospects of a successor to their current handheld, Yoshida stated that “his team had enjoyed working on Vita,” however smartphone gaming has overtaken that segment of the market in such a way that the climate for a successor is unhealthy.

“That’s a tough question,” he replied when asked about a PlayStation Vita 2. “People have mobile phones and it’s so easy to play games on smartphones,” Yoshida said. “And many games on smartphones are free, or free to start.

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Source: Eurogamer

  • Nonscpo

    It’s looking likelier that the next portable, will actually be a tablet :(

  • Mr0303

    It would be a real shame, but I think Vita will be the last handheld by Sony. None of the games it had were system sellers and even Uncharted Golden Abyss barely cracked a million.

    Still I am having much fun with it and it is the perfect device for niche Japanese titles.